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Article: A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 05.06.2002

A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 05.06.2002

Hobs Meadow, reigning champions of the Forest of Arden Winter League for the past two seasons have lost this year’s campaign, by just two legs of average. Hobs had completed their programme and were awaiting the result of their nearest rivals Red Arrows, who had to beat Mackadown Social in their final game by at least 7-2 to win the title the result, an 8-1 success for Arrows, leaving Hobs level on the same 32 points but two legs short. Third place went to Hobs Meadow Mixes, despite losing their last fixture at home to the Highwood by 6-3.

Harvester’s Ted Milburn and Farringdon Social’s Neil Lumley both recorded 160 breaks.


No fewer than three teams are chasing for honours in the premier division of the Harborne and District Winter League. Leaders Harborne Stores won a close fought match against Highlander 5-4, while Bartley Green Social Club and Raven won their respective games 8-1 against the Hillyfields and 6-3 over the Punchbowl.

Weoley Castle, as a result of their 6-3 win over Bartley Green F.C. last week hang on to the top spot, but chasing them all the way are New Inns who had a convincing 8-1victory against Highlander Ladies. Avenue Social snatched a 5-4 win over an unlucky Bartley Green F.C.


Round one of the Singles Knockout was on the agenda for the Harborne 401 Summer League and the biggest shock of the round was provided by Hillyfields representative S.Pasetti who defeated reigning champion Jess Archer (Midland Red) who had registered two 160 breaks. Archer’s team mate T.McGlone went through to the next round with a tremendous 161 checkout.

Joining Pasetti and McGlone in round two are J.Gaskin (Pheasant) who hit an amazing ten scores of a ton or more, R.Kinsella (George), J.Slim (Kings Highway), J.Merrick 9Ladywood Social), Danny Bourne (Midland Red), L.Emery (Kings Highway) and Danny Bourne (Midland Red).


The first round of the Divisional Cup in the South West Birmingham Clubs Summer League did not produce any major shocks. In division one Stirchley United WMC, following two consecutive league defeats, bounced back to form and chalked up a 7-0 whitewash against Kings Norton RBL. Mark Welsh (Tascos ‘B’) hit a maximum as his side won 5-2 against Solihull Municipal whose C.Clarke had a ten darts leg.

In division two William Andrews notched a 180, however it was not enough for his team, Bournbrook Flights to avoid a 6-1 defeat.


This coming Friday a charity match, in memory of Roger Wagstaff will be staged at the Red Lion, 5 Quarry Hill, Wilnecote, Tamworth. Roger a regular player for the Red Lion recently passed away, his team mates have got together and decided to organise the match from which all proceeds will go to cancer research.

Another league player, Alan Slater (Wilnecote Club) as recently undergone major surgery, everyone wishes him a speedy recovery.

Ron Chelener has decided to resign as chairman of the league. Anyone interested in filling the vacancy should contact Richard Bamber on 01827-285937.


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