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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 1999-08-18

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 1999-08-18

As a prelude to the BDO Inter Counties Championship season, the Warwickshire County Darts Organisation will be taking on Worcestershire at the Belgrave Sports and Social Club, Tamworth, Staffordshire this coming Saturday (21-08-1999).

Match play will commence at 12-00 noon and the squads selected for the fixture are, Men:- A.Smith, S.Cain, D.Brown, G.Podmore, T.Brown, P.Koyce, D.Harris, S.Dwyer, C.Fowler, P.Rouse, T.Frost, M.James, R.Shenton, Reserves:- S.Davies, I.Murdock, J.Whittaker, C.Betteridge, S.Sharpe, Women:- M.Redmond, D.McPherson, N.Simpson, C.Fisher, P.Thornton, C.Pike, Reserves:- M.Jennings, C.Jackson.


The Harborne 401 Summer League have played off their doubles knockout and what a fantastic night of darts it turned out to be, especially the final stages. In the quarter finals the P.Brotherton and T.McGlone combination proved to be a real force, the former hitting a maximum and the latter a 160 break giving K and M.Heskins no chance whatsoever as they went out of the competition 2-0. That was the result of all four of the quarter final games, K.Redding / B.Davenport, M.James / E.Price and T.Cahill / T.Walton all progressing to the last four.

The first semi saw Cahill and Walton lose 2-0 to James and Price. The second game was a high scoring affairwith Brotherton and McGlone just getting the 2-1 edge on Redding and Davenport. The final was a three legs cracker. Brotherton (2x140,2x100) and McGlone (100) again winning by the odd leg against James (146b,106,133) and Price (139,100) to claim the title.


Lesley Newcombe has rounded off a superb season Selly Park in the Irish Centre Four a Side Ladies League by winning the singles title. The knockout, which was played off at the Digbeth club saw Lesley claim the crown wit a final success against Handsworth’s Claire Barber. Losing semi finalists were Vicky Edwards (Northfield) who lost to Newcombe and Dawn Clarke (Sheldon).

The doubles competition was won by Vicky Byrne and Noreen Harris with Dawn Duffy and Margaret Roberts finishing as runners up.

The league still have a vacancy for any team wishing to join them in the forthcoming season which will be underway shortly. Anyone requiring any further information, or wishing to enter a team should contact Joyce Webster on 0121-604-5081.


Finals night for the Sheldon and District Summer League’s Mrs F.Richman Trophy will be staged at Lea Hall RBL on Friday 26th August. The semi’s will be made up of three group one teams, Smiths Wood, E.B.A.H.A. and Shard End Social plus, from group two Stechford Social. In the quarter finals E.B.A.H.A. met fellow group team Three Horseshoes. But with a maximum from A.Caddick E.B.A.H.A. had an easy 6-1 victory. Smiths Wood had a similar win over group two rivals Chelmsley C.C. Flights while Shard End Social went one better by defeating group four’s Silver Wings 7-0 with Colin Martin recording a great nine darts leg. Stechford Social took on Sheldon Heath Social from group one. The group one team took a 3-2 lead, however wins by A.Grainger and B.Salter put Stechford into the last four.


Hobs Meadow have finally won their first game of the season in division ‘A’ of the Forest of Arden League. Their 6-4 win came at the expense of their rivals Hobs Meadow Mixes. Another shock in the ‘A’ division was the massive 7-3 defeat of Red Arrows by Silver Wings. 7-2 was the result of the two ‘B’ games in which Cock and

Hens and Heart of England ‘B’ beat respectively Fordbridge Social and Heart of England ‘A’, J.Avcott hitting a 180 for Heart of Englnd ‘B’.

In the semi finals of the league’s knockout cup Silver Wings continued their impressive form with 6-3 win over Mackadown Sports and Social whose P.Hathaway recorded a ten darts leg.


In division one of the South West Birmingham Clubs Summer League, P.Wilson and J.Fitzoatrick recorded respectively 11 and 10 darts games for their team Selly Oak Flights, who won their encounter with Caledonian Corks by 5-2. Stirchley United WMC continued their winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Springfield.

Bournbrook Flights were certainly on the ball in division two as they handed out a 7-0 whitewash to Allens Cross Arrows. Meanwhile, in the third division Longbridge Arrows looked all set for their first win of the campaign when they took a 2-1 lead against Moseley All Services, but the latter fought back to snatch a 4-3 win.


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