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Article: A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 13.02.2002

A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 13.02.2002

A couple of re-arranged fixtures in the Harborne and District Winter League saw the George beat Hobsons Choice 7-2 in a cracker of a match. A close encounter between W.C.WMC and Ladywood Social ended with a 5-4 win for W.C. whose M.Lyden notched a maximum.

Top scorers in the league’s Wadsworth Cup were Hillyfields who ran out comfortable 8-1 winners against Stonehouse Flights. Bartley Green Social Club, New Inns, Harborne Stores and Highlander all recorded 7-2 wins over respective opponents Ladywood Social, Bartley Green F.C, Bartley Green Social Flights and the Pheasant. Weoley Castle defeated W.C.WMC 5-4.

T.Cahill (Weoley Castle) and P.Evans (Ladywood Social) both had 160 breaks.


It’s hotting up at the top of the Minworth Social Individual League with Peter Allen leading the field on 91 points, his latest games seeing him beat Andy Sheen 3-0, in which he hit two 180’s and then a 2-1 success against Alan Mayell. Second in the table Tony Randell is on 90 points. He won 3-0 in his game with Paul Chick and followed that with a 2-1 win over Mick Bagley, both players hitting a maximum.

Mark Hollyoake in a bid to catch up on missed games played three fixtures this week and chalked up 3-0 wins over Richie Baker and Steve Cain jnr, plus a 2-1 victory against Derek Fardon. Hollyoake hit two 180’s against Cain. In addition to the six maximums already mentioned there were another twelve, supplied by, Steve Cain, Ricky Lawrence (3), Steve Hawkes, Richie Baker, Richie Shenton (3), Derek Fardon and John Ainsworth (2).


The draw for round one of the Sheldon and District Winter League’s Denis Houlders Trophy is, Dovecote v Glebe C.C, Iron HOrse (A) v Three Horse Shoes (A), Sheldon Shoes v Three Horse Shoes, Millhouse v Saltley Gardeners (A), Iron Horse v Dukes (Guy and Gals), Sheldon Heath S.C. v Brookmeadow Arrows, Old Bill and Bull v Yardley Ex Colts, Mackadown Social (A) v Stechford Social, Malt Shovel (B) v Mackadown Social, Castle Vale Residents (A) v Brookmeadow, Saltley Gardeners (B) v St Annes (A), Sheldon and MArlboro v Castle Vale Residents (B), Three Horse Shoes (B) v Victoria, Dukes (Jans Gang) v Fordbridge Social, Dovecote (A) v

Making their way through to the last sixteen of the league’s singles knockout are, Alan Meades (Mackadown Social), Mark Wall (Highwood), Alan Hinton, Phil Stevens (Stechford Social), Phi; Randell, Phil Henderson (Saltley Amateur Gardeners), Fred Dixon (British Telecom Club), Phil Barlow (Fordbridge Social), Mac Elkin, Robbie Earl (Brook Meadow), Paul Sunner, Mick Hicks (Sheldon Dukes), Mick O’Sullivan (Plume of Feathers), Ray Robinson (Sheldon and Marlboro), Neil Parsonage (Banbury Club), Derrick Fardon (St Annes).


Latest winning numbers for the Small Heath League’s Dartt’o Game are, 1st 81 (serial number AC416014) £25, 2nd 68 (serial number AC416014) £15, 3rd 127 (serial number AC416014) £10.


There was a battle of the giants in the Forest of Arden Winter League when two of the top three teams Hobs Meadow and Red Arrows met on Hobs board. The result was a surprisingly comfortable 7-2 success for the Arrows with Hobs failing to find anything near their true form. Hobs Meadow Mixes kept up the pressure on Arrows with a 6-3 result at the Cock and Hens, Jan Zimmerman chalking up an eight darts leg.

Highwood had a tremendous 8-1 win at the Old Bill and Bull with A.Cooke hitting a maximum. Harvester went one better and defeated Farringdon Social 9-0.


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