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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-05-24

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-05-24

Ladywood Social players T.Byrne and P.Evans both notched maximums in division one of the Harborne 401 Summer League, but it was not enough for them to avoid a 7-2 defeat at the George, who are currently leading the field. Stonehouse Nomads found themselves trailing 4-2 to Greenlands. However, they fought back to snatch a dramatic 5-4 victory.

Bartley Green Social Flights and Lickey Banker both recorded 5-4 wins in division two against respective opponents Village Stump and Golden Cup. Both winning teams had a player hit a 180, M.Warr for Bartley Green and L.Scullion for Golden Cup. Hobsons Choice were also 5-4 winners against an unlucky Coronation Club.

In division three the Cock Inn retained their unbeaten run with an 8-1 success over Highlander Ladies. Bartley Green FC recorded a similar win in their game with Raven Ladies. Harborne Stores had a cracking 6-3 verdict in their away fixture at the Travellers Rest.


The Harborne and District Winter League will be holding their AGM on Sunday 4th June at league headquarters The Stonehouse, Stonehouse Lane, Harborne. The meeting will get underway at 11-00am . All teams, both old and new, wishing to enter a team in the league for the forthcoming season or requiring more information about the league, are cordially invited to attend.


The Bass Breweries sponsored Minworth Social Individual League has a new leader, Ian Humphries. Ian on 31 points is level with Gary Mills but has a game in hand. Ian played just the one fixture this week, a 2-1 win over Derek Mountjoy while Gary had 2-1 wins against Steve Cain and Mark Elkin.

Last seasons winner and runner up, namely Alan Grainger and Alan Mayell are both struggling around mid table so far this season. Grainger had a mixed evening losing 2-1 to Derek Mountjoy, after scoring 177 and then winning by the same margin against Steve Cain. Mayell meanwhile had two 2-1 wins. The first came against Tony Whitehouse, in which he scored 180 and then, despite a magnificent 160 finish by Brian Brooks, Mayell went on to win 2-1.

In the match between Barry Salter and Gordon Clinton both players hit a maximum, but it was the latter who got the all important 2-1 verdict. Chris Packer also hit the three treble twenties in his 3-0 win over Terry Clinton.


A late result from the Forest of Arden Summer League saw K.Fisher (Silver Wings) chalk up an amazing two 160 breaks. Nevertheless his team still went down by 7-3 at home to Stechford Social. Hobs Meadow have got their division ‘A’ season off to a good start, following their 8-2 success against Red Arrows with the same margin win away to Stechford Social. In division ‘B’ A.Willis and P.Burnham (Fordbridge Social) chalked up a nine darts leg in their side’s 7-3 win at the Old Bill and Bull.

Silver Wings, Red Arrows, Fordbridge Social, Old Bill and Bull and Hobs Meadow were all successful in their first round games in the league cup. The draw for the second round is, Mackadown Sports and Social v Fordbridge Social, Hobs Meadow v Red Arrows, Cock and Hens v Silver Wings, Hobs Meadow Mixes v Old Bill and Bull.

In the first round of the ‘B’ Divisional Cup Hobs Meadow Mixes had a convincing 12-3 win at Fordbridge Social, while Old Bill and Bull won 10-5 at home to Warwick Aero and Heart of England, also at home won 9-6 against Cock and Hens.


McDwers have gone clear leaders in the Small Heath Summer League. Two factors contributed to their number one spot. Firstly they were awarded a 6-3 win over Victoria Social Club, who failed to field a team and secondly their nearest rivals Black Horse suffered their first defeat of the campaign, a 5-4 reversal at the hands of the Sheldon Heath Flights outfit. McDwyers with six points, are two ahead of three teams, Saltley Flights, Sheldon Heath Flights and the Black Horse. In the other match played the Bear beat Red Hill 5-4.

On the individual scene there were 160 breaks for A.Caddick (Saltley Flights) and T.Randell (Custard House) who also hit a 180. Fellow Custard House player J.Randell had the week’s highest finish 141 and in the process recorded a nine darts game.


Vicky Edwards increased her advantage at the top of the Birmingham Ladies Double Top League this week with two 2-1 victories over Chris Brooks and Janet Dudley. Vicky’s lead was extended not only because of her wins but also because her nearest rivals lost. Janet Dudley was her nearest rival prior to this week’s games, so obviously Vicky’s win against her was most important. Next in the table were A.Bourne, who was defeated 2-1 by Jeanette James, C.Brooks, who again fell victim to Vicky, and Joyce Webster, who went down 2-1 to Julie James in a high scoring encounter.


In the Irish Centre Four a Side Ladies League Acocks Green and Northfield both chalked up 13-8 wins against respective opponents Selly Park and Yardley.


Supported by Red Dragon Darts

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