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Article: A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 23.01.2002

A Look Back In Time - Alan Towe 23.01.2002

Peter Allen’s quest for honours in his first season in the Minworth Social Individual League continues. A 2-1 win over Barry Stephens followed by a 3-0 success against Tony Whitehouse, with 180’s in each game see’s Allen top of the table with 82 points from 20 games. Second placed Tony Randell played three matches this week and recorded 3-0 wins over Andy Sheen and Lance Thompson plus a 2-1 victory against Richie Baker. Randell is still five points short of Allen’s tally but still has one game in hand. Mark Hollyoake is in third position with a massive six games in hand over Allen and 23 points behind.

In addition to Allen’s maximums Lance Thompson, Trevor Frost, Richie Shenton, Carl Betteridge and Tony Whitehouse also hit the top score.


After their 5-4 win over W.C.WMC, Highlander are top of the premier division of the Harborne and District Winter League. The George, who are also fighting for the divisional championship recorded a convincing 8-1 victory at the Hillyfields. J.Best chalked up a nine darts leg for the Raven as they ran out 7-2 winners at Harborne Stores.

In division one New Inns kept up their challenge for the title with an 8-1 win at Bartley Green F.C. Pheasant were also 8-1 winners as their opponents Stonehouse Flights were unable to field a full team.


A 180 from D.Cook (EBAHA) could not stop St Annes, top of the premier division of the Sheldon and District Winter League, racing to a 7-2 win and giving them a two points cushion, plus a game in hand on second placed Fordbridge Social who beat Iron Horse 6-3. Mackadown Social won the opening leg against third placed Highwood then lost the next eight to wind up losing 8-1.Stechford Social took a 4-2 lead at Saltley Amateur Gardeners only to lose the following three games and the match 5-4.

Sheldon Heath Dukes maintained their unbeaten run in division one with a 7-2 win at Lea Hall RBL> Hobs Meadow gained an important 6-3 victory over Glebe Community Centre. Prior to the match both teams were on 16 points, Hobs win puts them in second spot with 18, six adrift of the Dukes, third division leaders British Telecom Club had a 6-3 win against Sheldon Shoes with S.Allen producing a tremendous 160 outshot.


Last Saturday at the St Mary and St Johns Club Erdington the Gulp Charity team took on the Aston League in a fund raiser for a young girl suffering from Leukaemia. The event was a huge success and raised a fabulous amount of £800.

League secretary Bill Morris informs me that the league are planning more challenges with the view to raising more monies for other good causes. Bill also went on to say “After the events of September 11th I admit to feeling worried about our so called planet and the people on it! After the events of January 19th my faith in people is stronger than everâ€_x009d_.


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