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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe - 04.07.2001

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe - 04.07.2001

Dave Shorthouse continues to lead the field in the Minworth Social Individual League. After completing nineteen fixtures the reigning champion has chalked up a total of 79 points. His latest fixtures saw him take on what was at the time his nearest rival, Scott Mitton. A 2-1 win for Shorthouse, plus a 3-0 success against Bill Kirkland helped him open up a seven points lead. Mitton suffered another setback when he also lost 2-1 to Steve Brindley, the two defeats seeing him drop to fifth position.

Taking over second place is Steve Cain on 72 points. Cain’s games saw him record 2-1 wins over Richie Baker and Tony Pedley. Close behind Cain comes Richie Shenton and Steve Hine, both players are just two points behind Cain.

Nine scores of 180 this supplied by Tony Pedley, John Turner, Tony Whitehouse, Steve Davis, Bill Kirkland, Trevor Frost, Richie Shenton, Paul Burnham and Richie Baker.


A 160 break by B.Townsend helped Stechford Social produce one of the shocks of round one of the Forest of Arden Summer League’s Knockout Cup. Stechford went on to beat reigning league champion’s Hobs Meadow 5-4. Highwood had a convincing 9-0 whitewash against their opponents Fordbridge Social, while Solihull Borough Flights and Sheldon Heath Social both had 8-1 wins over respective opponents Acocks Green RBL and Heart of England. Red Arrows progressed to round two with a 6-3 win at home to Hobs Meadow Mixes.


Black Horse representative Ernie Davison is the new Jimmy Manning Shield Knockout champion. Playing in the Small Heath Summer League competition Davison was in good form throughout, chalking up a 160 break in the course of his journey to the final. In the final the Black Horse man defeated Gerry McCormack from Saltley Flights.

Losing semi finalists were Terry Webster (Custard House ‘B’) and Terry Walton (Saltley Flights). Highest score of the event went to Tom Roche (Sheldon Heath Flights), he hit a 180, while the best finish of 156 was achieved by Custard House ‘A’ player Kevin Maloney.


The Longwood Winter League were busy staging their Doubles Knockout. The eventual winners were Brent Woodward and John Causer, who overcame the challenge of Bob Mills and Ray Weston in the final to clinch the title.

Losing semi-finalists were Wayne Hewins and Peter Hewins, plus Dave Rose and Peter Allbright.


Supported By Red Dragon Darts

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