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Article: A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 03.10.2001

A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 03.10.2001

The semi-finals of the Harborne 401 Summer League’s Knockout Cup produced two very close and high scoring games. There was a shock 5-4 defeat for Midland Red by Lickey Banker, despite a 160 break and a score of 180 by Red’s T.McGlone. In the other tie maximums from P.Evans and T.Byrne gave Ladywood Social the 5-4 verdict over the Raven.


The Harborne and District Winter League got their new season got underway with the reigning premier division champions, Bartley Green Social Club recording a vital opening 5-4 win over the George. A.Stevens chalked up an eight darts game for the George. M.Willis checked out on 152 as his side, Highlander handed out an 8-1 hammering to Hobsons Choice.

Top shots in division one were Village Stump who with a 9-0 result whitwashed Stonehouse. League newcomers Pheasant Flights opened their account with a convincing 8-1 success against Highlander Ladies, while Weoley Castle narrowly beat Avenue Social 5-4.


After a 2-1 defeat by John Ainsworth, Richie Shenton bounced back to beat Paul Cummings 3-0 to remain in pole position in the Sportsmans Rest Double Top League with 75 points from 19 games. Second placed Dave Platt hit 180’s against both of his opponents, Tony Pedley and Dawn Barnes and won both games 3-0 to keep with three points of Shenton. Other players to hit the top score were John Ainsworth, Derek Fardon, Paul Cummings and Kevin Platt.

In the quarter finals of the league’s Doubles Cup John Ainsworth and Steve Cain won 4-2 against Richie Shenton and Kevin Platt. Paul Cummings and Dawn Barnes lost by the same margin in their encounter with John Platt and Steve Hine.


KCA began the new season in the Aston League with a bang as they defeated Brookvale Social 9-0. T.Keating hit a maximum for the winners and team mate K.Stephens had a nine darts leg. Not far behind KCA were the Emerald who had an 8-1 victory at home to New Aston Social. Yew Tree and S.S.Mary and Johns finished with aclose 5-4 win for the latter whose C.Gilson broke with 160.

The league are currently on the lookout for a sponsor, anyone interested should contact league secretary Bill Morris, whose e-mail address is Bill has also set up a web site for the league and can be visited at


The Small Heath Summer League is now reaching the end of its fixture card and their latest agenda has been to play off their Delegates and Ladies Knockouts.

There were three groups in the Delegates event, winning group one was Custard House ‘A’ representative Kevin Maloney who beat Micky Nunn (Saltley Flights) in the final. Group two’s winner was Terry Webster (Custard House ‘B’) with Dave Brown from Custard House ‘A’ the losing finalist.

The group three title went to Terry Walton from Saltley Flights. Darren Brown lost in the final, he was yet another Custard House representative, this time the ‘A’ side.

Red Hill’s Gloria Lightwood won the ladies competition beating fellow Red Hill player Jean Forde in the final.

The Wooden Spoon Knockout was contested by Custard House ‘B’ and Red Hill in which the former won 7-2.


A 6-3 win at the Queens Head puts Three Horse Shoes into the number one spot in division one of the Longwood Winter League. Red Lion ‘A’ and Dolphin are both on four points, one adrift of the leaders. Lion won 6-3 at home to White Lion while Dolphin suffered their first defeat, going down 5-3 at the Wilnecote Club.

A 5-3 win at the Boot maintains Railways 100% win record in division two. Cue Sports, who are just one point behind Railway won 6-2 at home to Royal Oak (Kingsbury) and are in scond place.


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