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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2001-04-04

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2001-04-04

A maximum from Wayne Mathews plus a 7-2 win over the Highwood almost guarantee’s Hobs Meadow the Forest of Arden Winter League title. With three fixtures remaining Hobs have a six point’s advantage over second placed Silver Wings. Wings maintained their challenge with a 5-4 success in their home tie with Hobs Meadow Mixes, Tom Keating chalking up a 160 break in the process.

Poachers Pocket supplied the biggest shock of the week when they defeated Stechford Social 5-4.


Warwickshire County Darts Organisation do battle in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter Counties Championship. In this, the penultimate fixture of the season, the local team take on Lancashire at home, at the Belgrave Sports and Social Club, Tamworth.

Selected to play are, Men’s ‘A’:- K.Dowling, S.Hine, C.Fowler, S.Dwyer, A.Sharratt, T.Brown, N.Gedney, S.Cain, P.Rouse, T.Frost, C.Laffar, P.Koyce, Men’s ‘B’:- D.Harris, M.Bagley, R.South, G.Podmore, J.Brooks, M.Flood, C.Jones, B.Stephens, S.Mitton, D.Shorthouse, R.Shenton, M.Whelan, Reserves:- S.White, M.Strong, C.Betteridge, S.Sharpe, Women’s ‘A’:- T.Gulliver, D.McPherson, J.Dwyer, C.Pike, L.Newcombe, P.Thornton, Women’s ‘B’:- V.Franklin, B.Ford, D.Barnes, D.Jones, S.Deery, C.Dumbleton, Reserves:- T.Edgecombe, D.Burke.

West Midlands play an important away game against fellow division two strugglers Humberside. Team selections are, Men’s ‘A’:- I.Jones, T.Aldridge, M.James, G.Taylor, J.Platt, S.Brindley, A.Arnold, I.Hartland, N.Walters, S.Penwright, A.Singh, D.Robbins, Men’s ‘B’:- R.Johnson, F.Johnson, R.Kinsella, C.Francis, P.Hadley, F.Parsons, J.Parsons, J.Biggs, V.Lloyd, P.Johnson, P.Johnson, B.Dolman, Reserves:- B.Hadley, D.Johnson, M.Collins, B.Johnson, D.Hackett, Women’s ‘A’:- C.Hobbs, G.Cook, A.Jones, S.Smith, A.Barnett, D.Tolley, Women’s ‘B’:- J.Hubbard, R.Mycock, F.Allen, V.Arnold, C.Downing, Reserves:- J.Cox, B.Phillips, T.Johnston.


A final reminder that Lea Hall RBL will be staging an Eric Bristow / John Lowe doubles exhibition this coming Friday. Tickets will cost £6.00 each. Anyone interested should contact Roy Cooper on 0121-624-4296.


With 160 breaks from P.Brotherton and D.Bourne, Midland Red proved to be too hot for Hillyfields to handle in the premier division of the Harborne and District Winter League. Division one champions Highlander continued in their winning way’s beating W.C.WMC 6-3, while second division champions Bartley Green Social Flights finished their fixture card in style with an 8-1 success against Highlander Ladies.


P.Sinnett chalked up a 180 and 12 darts leg for Hillyfields despite his team going down 5-4 at the Ladywood Social. Village Stump were top scorers in division two as they whitewashed Stonehouse Ladies 9-0. Bartley Green Social Flights and Coronation Club both recorded 8-1 wins against respective opponents Stonehouse Flights and Highlander Ladies.


Congratulations to Dave Shorthouse on retaining his Minworth Social Individual League tile. With 128 points from 31 games Shorthouse was four points clear of second placed Trevor Frost who had pipped Tony Randell to the runners up spot by just one point.

Frost may have missed out on the championship but he more than made up in the Singles Knockout, where he clinched the crown with a final 7-4 win over Tony Randell. Shorthouse made it a tremendous double when he teamed up with Derek Mountjoy to win the Doubles title. The successful duo defeated Steve Davis and Steve Shenton 6-3 in the final.


The Small Heath Summer League will get underway on Wednesday 18th April. A couple of vacancies still exist, if anyone is interested in entering a team they should contact Gordon Clinton on 0121-776-6455.

The latest winning numbers for the winter league’s “Dartt’o Game” are, 1st prize £33 ticket number 453 (serial number AH732625), 2nd prize £20 ticket number 491 (serial number AG213157), 3rd prize £13 ticket number 185 (serial number AH816614).


Supported by Red Dragon Darts

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