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Article: A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 18.07.2001

A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 18.07.2001

It’s as you were at the top of both divisions of the Harborne 401 Summer League as the two top teams extend their unbeaten run. In division one Midland Red showed their superiority when they travelled to Hillyfields and returned with an 8-1 victory. In the same division Ladywood Social had a close 5-4 verdict against an unlucky Raven outfit. Both teams had a 180, J.Martin for Ladywood and J.Good replied for the Raven.

In division two it’s Kings Highway who are setting the pace, not only setting the pace but doing it in style as they handed out a 9-0 whitewash to Stonehouse Flights. Stonehouse were also 9-0 winners against their local rivals Stonehouse Ladies. Not far behind were Bartley Green Social Flightsas they defeated Highlander Ladies 8-1.


Richie Shenton has taken over pole position in the Minworth Social Individual League. Shenton’s latest fixture against Steve Davis saw him win 3-0 to give him a total of 85 points, one more than his nearest rival and reigning champion Dave Shorthouse. Steve Cain is in third place following his 3-0 win over Dave Downes and is now just three points adrift of top man Shenton.

A quiet week this week for maximums with only four to report, supplying the 180’s were Alan Mayell, John Ainsworth, Scott Mitton and John Turner.


It’s close at the top of the Small Heath League with Saltley Flights and Black Horse locked together on 12 points from seven games, only a superior average puts Saltley top. Sheldon Heath Flights are third with 10 points, however, they do have the advantage of a game in hand and a win could see them leapfrog Black Horse.

In the latest round of games Saltley beat Montgomerys 7-2 while Black Horse had a 6-3 success at home to Custard House ‘A’.


It was the teams in the lower divisions of the South West Birmingham Clubs Summer League that make the headlines this week. In division two Bournbrook Flights suffered a shock home defeat against Tascos Flights. Tascos, previously without a win from seven games, handed out a surprising 4-3 reversal with the help of a fantastic 154 checkout by Margaret Ball, the highest division finish so far this season.

In division three Karl Ind made the news. Playing for Bournbrook Arrows Karl recorded a 160 break in his teams 6-1 win at Moseley Cricket Club.


A reminder that entry forms are available for the Midland Open presented by the Warwickshire Darts Organisation, the event will take place on Sunday 14th October at the Barras Social Club, Coventry Street, Coventry and will carry a top prize of £750 with prize money being paid down to the last sixteen players.

The entry fee is £7 up until the 6th October and will rise to £8 from then until the day of the competition. Entries with a stamped addressed envelope should be sent to Mr N. Pritchard, 99 Gleneagles Road, Wyken, Coventry, CV2 3BH. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Mr K. Atwal.


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