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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Due to work commitments Luis Barberan has been unable to play in the C’s Club Double Top League recently, but he has now caught up with seven of his outstanding fixtures adding five 3-0 wins against Charlie Kingdon, Dan White, Steve Beale, Jamie Carter and a notable one whereby he handed current leader Neil Parsonage his first defeat in 26 games. In addition Barberan beat Mark Birch 2-1 and by the same scoreline lost to second in the table Jake Webster with both players hitting a maximum. These latest results have seen Barberan move up from fourteenth to fourth in the table and with 60 points from 23 games he has games in hand on all of the player above him. 3-0 wins in his three in hand on Parsonage would see him go joint top, level on points and average with the leader. Full Results:Week 13:- Luis Barberan 3 Charlie Kingdon 0, Pete Kingdon 2 Dan White 1, Luis Barberan 2 Mark Birch 1, Louise Beale 0 Chris Millward 3, Chris Cooke 3 Glen James 0, Luis Barberan 1 (180) Jake Webster 2 (180), Steve Sidwell 3 Courtney Burns 0, Richard Mills 3 Steve Beale 0, Melissa Beale 0 Mark Birch 3, Jake Webster 2 Jamie Carter 1, Wayne Cooper 2 Charlie Kingdon 2, Neil McCrave 2 Gary Shergold 1, Louise Beale 2 Keith Geary 1, Ryan Beale 1 Lee Walker 2, Luis Barberan 3 Neil Parsonage 0, Jack Nason 1 Keith Geary 2, Duane Green 0 Tom White 3, Dan White 0 Luis Barberan 3, Richard Mills 3 Keith Geary 0, Chris Millward 2 Neil McCrave 1, Ryan Beale 1 Steve Sidwell 2, Jamie Carter 2 Dan White 1, Keith Geary 1 Chris Cooke 2, Tom White 3 Pete Kingdon 0, Courtney Burns 1 Wayne Cooper 2, Neil Parsonage 2 (180) Richard Mills 1, Steve Beale 0 Luis Barberan 3, Lee Walker 0 Mark Birch 3, Duane Green 2 Louise Beale 1, Gary Shargold 3 Melissa Beale 0, Luis Barberan 3 Jamie Carter 0.
The Small Heath League have got their new season underway and the early pacesetters are Heartlands Club who handed their visiting team Cob’s Bar an 8-1 defeat. Close behind Heartlands is Sheldon Marlborough Arrows who had 7-2 win at Emerald Club and making up the top three is Wagon and Horses who were 6-3 winners at Sheldon Marlborough Flights. Full Results:Week 1:- Emerald Club 2 (A.Fisher 100,114, J.Fisher 105) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 7 (J.Evans 100,114b, P.Evans 103, M.Tilley 100, J.Phipps 100), Heartlands Club 8 (S.McCormack 128, John Frost 100, Jim Frost 100b,100, M.Cain 121, A.Downes 112b) Cobs Bar 1 (M.Turner 100,105b, A.Lattimer 2x100), Sheldon Marlborough Flights 3 (S.McCarthy 100b, P.Fielding 100, D.Humphries 2x100, A.Phipps 2x100) Wagon and Horses 6 (D.Lee 4x100,115,9 darts game, A.Ford 105b, A.Cheshire 100).
Red Lion lost ground in their bid for the title in the Shirley and District Monday Night League when they suffered a huge 8-1 home defeat at the hands of the current leading side The Wharf. With six wins in as many games Wharf are now on 12 points and lead Cider House on average as they won 6-3 against Saracens Misfits to make it an undefeated six games for them. Third in the table Sharmans Sharks are also unbeaten, their 7-2 win over The Lodge putting them on 10 points from five games. On the individual scene there were 180’s for Sam Hicks (The Wharf), Andy Foulkes, John Buckingham (Sharmans Sharks) and Matt McCallion (Cider House). Full Results:Week 6:- The Bears (Chris Thomas 114f) 8 Legion Royals (Steve Wells 114f) 1, Red Lion 1 The Wharf (Sam Hicks 180) 8, Sharmans Sharks (Andy Foulkes 180, John Buckingham 180) 7 The Lodge 2, Cider House (Matt McCallion 180) 6 Saracens Misfits 3, Saracens Jesters 4 Shirley Spartac 5, Plume of Feathers 6 Sharmans Cross 3, Legion Flights 8 Legionnaires 1, Blue Bell had a bye.
It was week one of the new season in the South Birmingham League and leading group one with a 6-2 win over Mackadown Social is C’s Top Guns. Iron Horse and The Trident share the top spot in group two both teams winning 5-3 in turn against The Punchbowl and C’s Arrows. There was just one fixture played in group three in which Coleshill Social handed out an 8-0 whitewash to their hosts Yardley Flights. Full Results:Week 1:Group One:- Mackadown Social 2 (N.Parsonage 4x100,3x140, D.Young 4x100,140,120, J.Yong 2x100, G.James 100 A.Sheen 180) C's Top Guns 6 (J.Webster 140,121,123,116, L.Barberan 3x100,140,123,116f, R.Mills 2x100,140,129, P.Kingdon 180, D.Clinton 4x100), C's Flights 4 (J.Pitts 2x100, R.Meigh 100, S.Beale 100, J.Meigh 129, L.Beale 100) C's Hot Shots 4 (D.White 118,100, Liam.Walker 3x100, J.Carter 2x100,140, Lee Walker 100, C.Kingdon 100), Group Two:- The Trident 5 (T.Blakemore 114, L.Buttle 125,100,120, R.McDonough 100,180, T.McDonough 3x100) C's Arrows 3 (K.Geary 118,2x100), The Punchbowl 3 (J.Buttle 2x140,125,2x100,116f, M.Farquharson 2x100,125, M.Barnes 100) Iron Horse 5 J.Evans 100 140, J.Green 100 135 140, R.Earl 140 100, J.Lewin 108, A.Farrington 114 2x100), Group Three:- Yardley Flights 0 (A.Anson 100, L.Vann 4x100, J.Hollis 114, J.Green 2x100) Coleshill Social 8 (N.McCrave 132,111,125, S.Sweetman 100, C.Cooke 100,132, Bob Jones 2x100).
The Camp Hill League had the preliminary round of their League Cup on the fixture card in which there were no surprise results. Winning their way through to the last four were White Swan Nomads, Journeys End Lions and Sheldon Marlborough Flights who beat respective opponents North Star, Tyseley WMC and Sedgemere Devil’s Club. Wagon and Horses had a bye into the next round. Full Results:League Cup:- North Star 1 White Swan Nomads 6, Journeys End Lions 5 Tyseley WMC 2, Station Wagon 1 Sheldon Marlborough Flights 6, Sedgemere Devil’s Club 2 Emerald Club 5, Wagon and Horses had a bye.
Division one leaders in the Sutton and District Summer League The Boat increased their average and took their winning run to fourteen games when they added an 8-1 win over Oscott Social to their account. They continue to be four points ahead of second placed Golden Hind who won 6-3 away to fourth in the table Erdington Arrows. At the foot of the division Red Lion registered only their second win in fourteen when they beat the team just above them Drakes Drum to leave just a two point’s gap between the two teams. After their somewhat surprising 6-3 home defeat against Old Oscott Arrows last week Boldmere Tap were quick to return to winning ways as they won 8-1 at St Thomas Arrows to stay two points ahead of Pint Pot Flights who beat Old Oscott Arrows 8-1 giving them 22 points from 14 games one game less than Boldmere. Full Results:Match 16:Division One:- Red Lion 6 Drakes Drum 3, The Fox 3 Erdington Club 6, Erdington Arrows 3 Golden Hind 6, The Boat 8 Oscott Social 1, Division Two:- Lad in the Lane 2 The Boot 7, St Thomas Arrows 1 Boldmere Tap 8, Old Oscott WMC 8 Sutton Sports 1, Pint Pot Flights 8 Old Oscott Arrows 1.
There were a couple of unforeseen results in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League as seventh in the table Bridge (Kingswinford) lost 5-4 away to Crestwood who were some seven places below them and have moved one to thirteenth. Another surprise was the 7-2 home defeat of Britannia by Ashwood who in turn were fourth and sixth and have respectively moved to fifth and fourth in the table. No problem for leaders Brickmakers Arms whose 5-4 win at Bird (Stourbridge) keeps them two points to the good on both Ten Arches ‘A’ and Ten Arches ‘B’, the ‘A’ side winning 8-1 against Swan and the ‘B’ 6-3 at Old Cat (Wordsley). Full Results:Week 14:- Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 5 Garibaldi 4, Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘B’ 1 Bird (Wordsley) 8, Crestwood 5 Bridge (Kingswinford) 4, Church Tavern 2 Gate Hangs Well 7, Old Cat (Wordsley) 3 Ten Arches ‘B’ 6, Britannia 2 Ashwood 7, Ten Arches ‘A’ 8 Swan 1, Fox Inn (Lye) 6 Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 3, Hop House 5 Glasscutters 4, Bird (Stourbridge) 4 Brickmakers Arms 5, Stourbridge RBL 5 Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘A’ 4.
Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ have extended their lead at the top of the Silver End Sunday Morning League to seven points after winning 6-2 against The Bell and second in the table Netherton Cricket Club finished on the wrong side of a 5-3 result at home to Old Star. Three of the bottom four teams finished all square at four each in their latest fixtures, Kings Head holding Dudley Sports to a draw while Three Crowns and New Talbot played each other. Full Results:Match 21:- High Acres 2 Woodside 6, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 5 Portway 3, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 6 Bell 2, New Talbot 4 Three Crowns 4, Kings Head 4 Dudley Sports 4, Glasscutters 5 Pensnett Welfare Club 3, Railway 5 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 3, Netherton Cricket Club 3 Old Star 5.
Third and fourth placed teams in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League table Delph Bell and Dudley Sports ‘A’ were the only losers in the top eight teams as in turn they both lost 5-4 to Roebuck and Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’. There were 7-2 wins for the top two teams Bulls Head (Netherton) and Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ who accounted for Pensnett Liberal Club and The Swan, Bulls Head maintaining their four points lead. Full Results:Week 23:- Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 7 Swan 2, Pensnett Liberal Club 2 Bulls Head (Netherton) 7, Portway 8 Limes Club 1, Brickmakers Arms 2 Rose and Crown 7, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 4 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 5, Roebuck 5 Delph Bell 4, Mount Pleasant 5 Lamp Tavern 4, Fox and Grapes 6 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 3, Bull and Bladder 6 King William 3.
Former leaders of the Netherton Thursday Night League Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club suffered their fourth defeat in 17 games when they lost 5-4 away to White Horse who have won just five of the eighteen games. The Ex Serviceman’s Club hold on to second place with 39 points, but with a game in hand are now six behind leaders Riddins Tavern who added a 5-4 win over Fairfield to their tally. Full Results:Match 18:- Townsend Social Club 6 Delph Bell 3, Riddins Tavern 5 Fairfield 4, White Horse 5 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 4.
With 22 games played and only eight remaining in the Rowley Monday Night League only average separates the top two teams. Leaders George increased their average over The Bell with a 9-0 win at Windmills End while Bell were 7-2 winners at Hare and Hounds. Third in the league Cradley Liberal Club, with a 160 break from Alan Croft, kept their hopes of the title alive when they beat Whiteheath Tavern 7-2 to keep within two points of the leading duo. Full Results:Week 23:- Cradley Liberal Club 7 (Alan Croft 160b) Whiteheath Tavern 2, Bulls Head 6 Loyal Lodge 3, Windmills End 0 George 9, Three Diamonds 0 Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 9, Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 6 Ivy Bush 3, Hare and Hounds 2 Bell 7, Lodgers 5 Roost 4, Tividale FC 4 Cottage 5 (Ryan Hardman 177).
Tipton Sports moved another two points nearer the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League title when the won 4-3 away to Merry-Go-Round ‘B’. Two points is the difference between the second and fourth places with Dewdrop ‘A’ second on 44 points following their huge 7-0 win at Horseley Tavern, Island Inn and Waggon and Horses both have 42 points, the former winning 4-3 against Wonder while the latter went down by the same margin at The Vine who are placed fifth with 38 points. Full Results:Match 27:- Ivy Bush 2 Merry-Go-Round ‘A’ 5, Merry-Go-Round ‘B’ 3 Tipton Sports 4, Horseley Tavern 0 Dewdrop ‘A’ 7, The Vine 4 Waggon and Horses 3, Hayes Social 5 New Talbot 2, Dewdrop ‘B’ 2 Sportsman 5, Island Inn 4 Wonder 3.
The Cradley Tuesday Night League were engaged in their 5 A-Side knockout and qualifying for the next round were Wheatsheaf ‘B’, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A/B’ and Riddins Tavern ‘A’.
A close 4-3 win at Delph Bell was enough to keep Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ in pole position in the Brierley Hill Friday Night League with a two points lead over second in the table Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ who had a vital 4-3 win at Old Star. As a result of their defeat Old Star lost their third place to Ashwood who beat Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 6-1 to go two points clear of Old Star and level on 14 with Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’. Full Results:Week 9:- Miners (Wollescote) 4 Glasscutters 3, Old Star 3 Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 4, Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 4 Dudley Sports 3, Delph Bell 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4, Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 1 Ashwood 6.
With Studley Conservative Club’s game with Railway postponed in week 13 of the Henley and District League, Studley Cricket Club took full advantage to return to the top of the table with an 8-1 win away to Dorridge. The Cricket Club are now on 16 points from nine games while the Conservative Club have the same 16 points from eight games. Full Results:Week 13:- Wythall Legion 0 Wootton Bears 9, Dorridge 1 Studley Cricket Club 8, Beausale 2 Wythall RBL 7, Village Inn had a bye
The top five teams in the West Midlands Men’s Super League remain undefeated after the opening five fixtures. Allen’s Sports Bar ‘A’ top the table on average, their latest game saw them win 4-1 away to Bridgtown Social. One point behind Allen’s are Yeltz Bar and Cradley Liberal Club, Yeltz winning 5-0 against King Arthur and the Liberal Club beating Staffordshire Knot 4-1. Landywood and Woodside are the other two unbeaten teams, the former taking their points to 28, five off the top, with a 5-0 win over Horse and Jockey while Woodside, who are a further four points behind Landywood, beat Cabin with a similar 5-0 scoreline. Week five was a good week for Colebatch’s as they moved four places off the foot of the table with their first win of the season, a 4-1 success away to Allen’s Sports Bar ‘B’. Full Results:Week 5:- Hill and Cakemore 3 Allens Sports Bar ‘C’ 2 (K.Wright 1 M.Coleman 4, M.Jones 4 P.Harrison 2, M.Collins 4 D.Oakes 2, P.O’Brien 4 W.Willis 1, J.Bunn 0 S.Jones 4), Bridgtown Social 1 Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 4 (S.Hickman 1 N.Fullwell 4, D.Coyle 2 A.Hykin 4, P.Wyse 1 J.Hykin 4, L.Hodgkiss 4 D.Nicholls 1, M.Craddock 1 M.Tedstone 4), Cradley Liberal Club 4 Staffordshire Knot 1 (K.Harris 4 M.Dyke 2, R.Tipper 4 C.Wood 1, J.Batham 4 J.Singh 3, K.Bambrick 4 M.Hampson 0, I.Hartland 2 M.Watkiss 4), Landywood 5 Horse and Jockey 0 (D.Chattoe 4 A.Howells 1, M.Dennant 4 I.Shaughnessey 0, J.Hughes 4 M.Price 3, S.Carroll 4 D.Owen 0, G.Watts 4 P.Singh 0), Yeltz Bar 5 King Arthur 0 (J.Lowe 4 R.Hardman 0, D.Redding 4 L.Morton 1, R.Smith 4 T.Brennan 2, I.Townsend 4 L.Bowen 0, S.Gillam 4 C.Whitehouse 0), Gilberts Bar 3 The Victoria 2 (S.Parkes 0 B.Hollowood 4, C.Hill 4 M.Cadman 0, R.Cook-Lucas 4 J.Blakemore 0, R.Wright 0 A.Hateley 4, J.Evans 4 P.Smith 1), Woodside Inn 5 Cabin 0 (R.Colley 4 A.Aldridge 0, L.Kelly 4 I.Hebberts 2, S.Blewitt 4 P.Price 2, M.Rollinson 4 I.Stanton 1, J.Rollinson 4 S.Price 3), Allens Sports Bar ‘D’ 3 Olde Queens Head 2 (L.Marson 1 G.Johnston 4, D.Thorpe 4 L.Jones 1, O.Maiden 4 M.Greenwood 1, M.Baker 4 K.Harrison 2, J.Mycock 1 R.Hosey 4), Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 1 Colebatch’s 4.
Leaders of divisions one and two in the Yeltz Bar Tuesday Night 501 Singles League Robert Smith and Jason Lowe both look comfortable as Smith with a 4-1 win over Duane Hart has a game in hand plus a four points buffer over second in division one Neil Smith who lost 3-2 to Matt Moore. Jason Lowe tops the second division with seven wins in seven games and a perfect 35 points with 35 legs for and not one against. Lowe has a game in hand and a five point’s lead over his nearest rival Richard Reed who won his latest game against Mark Adams 4-1, Lowe beat Ant Williams 5-0. Phil Harrold and Alex Adams are both on 30 points at the top of division three, Harrold having a close 3-2 win over Dan Singleton while Adams had a more comfortable 4-1 victory over John Simpson. Full Results:Week 8:Division One:- Robert Smith 4 (180,14 darts game) Duane Hart 1, Neil Smith 2 (15 darts game) Matt Moore 3, Trevor Collier 0 Mark Bayliss 5 (180,16 darts game), James Hykin 4 (105f) Simon Mountford 1, Loz Slater 0 Richard Hill 5, Chris Hall 2 Tommy Johnson 3 (2x180), Division Two:- Stuart Stanton 3 Chris Singleton 2, Richard Duncan 2 Ian Mills 3 (180), Richard Reed 4 Mark Adams 1, Ant Williams 0 Jason Lowe 5 (180,133f,15 darts game), Jason Tromans 3 Ash Portman 2, Steph Konya 3 Adam Hill 2, Division Three:- Rob Gregory 3 Alister Duncan 2 (103f), Richard Barrett 3 Richard Swinden 2, Jack Hill 0 Rhys Langford 5, John Griffiths 3 Pete Harrold 2, John Simpson 1 Alex Adams 4, Tony Duncan 1 Jordan Shakespeare 4 (122f), Dan Singleton 2 Phil Harrold 3.
The Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League produced a top of the table clash between leaders Swan and second placed Ashwood ‘A’. The outcome was a 5-2 win for the away team Ashwood ‘A’ who take over the number one spot with an undefeated 12 points. Ashwood ‘B’ move up two places to second following their 7-0 win over Hollybush ‘A’ and with 10 points are level with Gate Hangs Well, Swan, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ and Ten Arches ‘A’ who in turn won against Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ (7-0), Swan lost to Ashwood ‘A’ (5-2), Glasscutters (4-3) and High Acres (4-3). Full Results:Match 7:- High Acres 3 Ten Arches ‘A’ 4, Glasscutters 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4, Fox Inn (Lye) 4 Bell ‘A’ 3, Ashwood ‘B’ 7 Hollybush ‘A’ 0, King Arthur 5 Hare and Hounds 2, Swan 2 Ashwood ‘A’ 5, Bell ‘B’ 1 Wombourne Cricket Club 6, Ten Arches ‘B’ 4 Wilson Hall 3, Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 0 Gate Hangs Well 7, Netherton Cricket Club 3 Hollybush ‘B’ 4.
It was a week for catch-up games in the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League Riley’s ‘C’ taking their unbeaten run to 16 games in the Division One Singles Section with a 5-2 win over Wednesfield Conservative Club. Second placed Gilberts Bar went one better with a 6-1 win at Dog and Partridge ‘A’ but remain eight points off the top. In division two a 7-0 win for Royal, Albrighton over County leaves then ten points behind leaders Wednesfield Legion from the same 17 games. Full Results:Week 14:Rearranged Fixtures:Singles League:Division One:- Bull 6 Riley’s ‘A’ 1, Dog and Partridge ‘A’ 1 Gilberts Bar 6, Riley’s ‘C’ 5 Wednesfield Conservative Club 2, Victoria 3 Sunbeam 4, Division Two:- Pendulum 3 Dog and Partridge ‘B’ 4, Royal, Albrighton 7 County 0, Village Inn 5 Woodfield Social 2, Doubles League:Division One:- Bull 2 Riley’s ‘A’ 1, Dog and Partridge ‘A’ 1 Gilberts Bar 2, Riley’s ‘C’ 2 Wednesfield Conservative Club 1, Victoria 1 Sunbeam 2, Division Two:- Pendulum 2 Dog and Partridge ‘B’ 1, Royal, Albrighton 3 County 0, Village Inn 1 Woodfield Social 2.
The Forest of Arden Summer League played off the semi-finals of their Knockout Cup with the two Group ’A’ teams playing against Group ‘B’ sides but there was mixed results for the ‘A’ teams. Group ‘A’ leaders Journeys End beat their ‘B’ opponents C.s Shamrocks 6-3 while the other ‘A’ side Highwood Exiles lost to Group ‘B’ leaders Dunky’s Boys 7-2. The C’s Shamrocks and Journeys game had no fewer than 39 scores of a ton or more with Journeys J.Webster and J.Jennings both hitting a maximum, Luis Barberan recorded 5x100,2x140 and 136 while his team mate J.Webster hit 100,2x125,135,140 and 177 in addition to his 180. Full Results:Rearranged Fixture:Group ‘B’:- C's Bullets 3 (B.Evans 5x100,140, M.Fellows 135, C.Groves 100, G.Vasou 2x140,100, M.Morgan 100,139, D.Smith 121) Crown at Shard End 6 (D.White 2x100,140, R.Hopkins 140, K.White 140,2x100, S.Shepperd 100, J.Masfield 100,125, S.Moran 4x100), Kockout Cup:Semi-Finals:- C's Shamrocks 3 (D.Williams 140, R.Jelley 2x100,101,121,140, D.Carey 133,129,100, D.Field 136, P.Sunner 100, G.Groves 100) Journeys End 6 (R.Mills 100, P.Kingdon 121, J.Webster 100,125,135,140,125,177,180, L.Barberan 5x100,2x140,136, T.Constable 2x140,100,121, D.Wilson 2x100, J.Jennings 140,2x100,180), Dunky’s Boys 7 (J.Sidwell 100,131, A.Hutchings 4x100,121, S.Edwards 121,140, B.Nixon 100,121, P.Nunn 2x100, P.Yardley 2x100,126) Highwood Exiles 2 (P.Harvey 100, R.Harrison 3x100,137, R.Harrison jnr 100).
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