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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-05-31

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-05-31

The Mercury Ladies Charity team played their final exhibition of the season at the Waterside Orchard Club, Hopwood, against May’s Hoppers. After 18 years of raising cash for the Give a Child Health Fund, this could well be the teams very last game. Sponsors for the team have decided that they are now calling it a day and will not be renewing the sponsorship.

Organiser Joyce Webster is on the lookout for a new sponsor and is willing to change the teams name to suit, plus she and the team are more than willing to donate any proceeds from the games to any charity of either the opponents or the sponsors choice. So if there are any would be sponsors out there contact Joyce on 0121-604-5081.

The last game was a resounding 9-0 win for the charity team and raised a fabulous total of £255 which will go to the Give a Child Health Fund.


The Harborne and District Winter League have been busy with cup semi finals. In the Wadsworth Cup Midland Red had a comfortable 7-2 win over Bartley Green Social Club, P.Brotherton helping them on their way with a 141 game shot. Replying for Bartley were S.Riddick with a 160 break and 180 and R.Mason who also notched a maximum. In the other game Hillyfields ‘B’ had a close 5-4 verdict against the Highlander.

In the Wadsworth Consolation Cup Ladywood Social were 7-2 winners at the expense of Bugle Horn while Golden Cup went down 5-4 to Harborne Stores.

In a re-arranged division one fixture Hobsons Choice beat Quinborne 7-2 to clinch the shadow league title.

The league will be holding their AGM on Sunday 4th June at the headquarters, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Lane, commencing at 11-00am. All teams both old and new are cordially invited to attend. For further details contact Mr A.Woollaston on 0121-476-1233 or Mr J.Holloway on 0121-477-9389.


In the Harborne 401 Summer League the George maintained their unbeaten run in division one with a 7-2 success against Stonehouse. Greenlands won by a similar margin in their game with Hillyfields despite a 12 darts game from J.Leadbitter.

Golden Cup won the local derby in division two against Village Stump by 6-3, while in the third division leaders Cock Inn kept their 100% record intact with a tremendous 5-4 victory over Harborne Stores, a game in which neither team deserved to lose.


Ian Humphries on 46 points is the current leader in the Bass Breweries sponsored Minworth Social Individual League. Hot on the tail of Humphries is Gary Mills, who with 3-0 wins over Joe Else and Derek Mountjoy has a total of 41 points, just five adrift of the leader.

Hot shots of the week were Richie Baker, Dave Shorthouse and Colin Farrington, who all hit maximums, while Rob South produced a tremendous 156 checkout.


Acocks Green are setting the pace in the Irish Centre Four a Side Ladies League with 87 points from six games. Their latest success came against Northfield, a close 11-10 win. Sutton, who have played one game fewer than Acocks Green have amassed 75 points, their total having been greatly boosted by their most recent victory, 20-1 against Selly Park.


Vicky Edwards widened the gap between herself and the rest of the field at the top of the Birmingham Ladies Double Top League this week. With 3-0 wins against Julie James and Jenny Young. Vicky now has 27 points, her nearest rival Angie Bourne, on 22 points, had mixed fortunes, she began with a 3-0 win over Marion Walker but then went down 2-1 to Debbie Bloomer. Reigning champion Joyce Webster, had wins against Jenny Young 3-0, and Kay Chambers 2-1 to keep her in third place with 21 points.


The Knockout Cup was on the Small Heath Summer League agenda and it saw 6-3 wins for both Sheldon Heath Flights and Custard House over respective oppositon Red Hill and Victoria Social Club. J.Randell was on the mark for the Custard House as he hit a maximum in his team’s win.

Black Horse, as a result of their 5-4 victory against Saltley Flights, join Sheldon and Custard House in the hat for the next round.


After their curtain raising defeat at the hands of the Hobs Meadow in division ‘A’ of the Small Heath Summer League, Red Arrows have now got their act together recording a 7-3 success against the Harvester and following that with an 8-2 win over Silver Wings. Hobs meanwhile are still on the winning trail as they swept aside the challenge of the Highwood beating them 6-3.

Red Arrows J.Daly hit a 180 against Silver Wings, and in division ‘B’ B.Brown (Fordbriddge Social) had a 160 break as his side finished all square at 5-5 at home to the Cocks and Hens.


Supported by Red Dragon Darts

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