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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

With a break in the domestic fixtures the Shirley and District Monday Night League staged their Season 10 Singles Knockout which attracted 54 entries and with a maximum plus an eleven darts leg it was Lee Harris (Saracens Jesters) who defeated Steve Sidwell (Dunky’s Boys) in what was a very close final to secure the title. The quarter finals saw wins for Harris and Sidwell in turn against Peter Healy and Jordan Ottley then in the last four games Harris beat one of the favourites to take the title Bob Nixon while Sidwell took out James Hinkley. Full Results:Season 10 Singles Knockout:Quarter Finals:James Hinkley beat Tom McCabe, Lee Harris beat Peter Healy, John Sidwell beat Jordan Ottley, Bob Nixon beat Thomas Bent, Semi-Finals:- John Sidwell beat James Hinkley, Lee Harris beat Bob Nixon, Final:- Lee Harris (180,11 darts game) beat Steve Sidwell.
The C’s Club Double Top Wednesday Night League have played off both their doubles and 3 A-Side knockouts and winning the former were Bob Nixon and Melissa Beale who with a 2-1 result accounted for Tom White and Lee Walker in the final. Both of the semi-finals also finished with close 2-1 scorelines the champions beating Richard Mills and Dan Cooper while White and Walker won against Chris Cooke and Mitchell Mann. [caption id="attachment_37768" align="aligncenter" width="613"] C's Double Top Doubles Knockout Winners Trevor Edwards (Treasurer), Melissa Beale, Sue Kingdon (Organiser) and Bob Nixon[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37769" align="aligncenter" width="500"] C's Double Top Trebles Knockout Runners-Up Connor Marshall, Sue Kingdon (Organiser), Dave Kingdon and Mick Noonan[/caption] The final of the 3 A-Side saw husband and wife Dave Kingdon and Sue Kingdon line up against each other and it was Sue with her team mates Terry Webster and Dan Cooper who won 3-1 against Dave, Mick Noonan and Connor Marshall. [caption id="attachment_37770" align="aligncenter" width="459"] C's Double Top Trebles Knockout Winners Terry Webster, Sue Kingdon and Dan Cooper[/caption] [caption id="attachment_37771" align="aligncenter" width="501"] C's Double Top Doubles Knockout Runners-Up Trevor Edwards (Treasurer), Tom White, Lee Walker and Sue Kingdon (Organiser)[/caption] Full Results:Doubles Knockout:Quarter Finals:- Tom White & Lee Walker 2 Dan Stone & Steve Beale 1, Chris Cooke & Mitchell Mann 2 Simon Edwards & Dave Kingdon 1, Bob Nixon & Melissa Beale 2 Terry Webster & Charlie Kingdon 1, Duane Green & Chris Meigh 1 Richard Mills & Dan Cooper 2, Semi-Finals:- Tom White & Lee Walker 2 Chris Cooke & Mitchell Mann 1, Bob Nixon & Melissa Beale 2 Richard Mills & Dan Cooper 1, Final:- Tom White & Lee Walker 1 Bob Nixon & Melissa Beale 2, Trebles Knockout:Semi-Finals:- Simon Edwards, Drank Dixon, Duane Green 1 Dave Kingdon, Mick Noonan, Connor Marshall (180) 3, Terry Webster (180), Sue Kingdon, Dan Cooper 3 Tom White, Pete Kingdon, Lee Walker 2, Final:- Terry Webster (180), Sue Kingdon, Dan Cooper 3 Dave Kingdon, Mick Noonan, Connor Marshall 1.
Avenue CF are the only team with a 100% win record in the Kings Norton League and after playing four games, the latest seeing them win 4-3 against Cock Inn, they top the table on average over Grant Arms and Weoley Hill who have both played one game more than the leaders. Harborne CF got their season underway as they chalked up their first win in four, a 5-2 success at Coppice who are next to bottom of the table without a point so far. Full Results:Game 5:- Dingle 1 (A.Bailles 112, A.Faulkner 100, M.Ferriday 100) Rubery RBL 6 (J.Ford 100b,107, P.Medlicott 100,120, J.Higgins 106,116b, I.Medlicott 100,103b, J.Grainger 100, R.Packer 100), Kings Heath 2 (D.Parish 100, A.Homer 100) Bournbrook 5 (K.Mason 2x100b, T.Cullen 100, D.Collins 100), Thurlestone 3 (D.Newton 125, D.Peace 121,125,132, J.Downer 132, C.Airey 121,123, T.Hill 100) Grant Arms 4 (P.Taylor 118f, Mark Davies 105b,120b, S.Campbell 125, Donna Campbell 2x100, M.Kearney 100, S.Hale 100,116), Avenue C.Fox 4 (J.Hamilton 107f, V.Gould 100, C.Whitehouse 100,120b,140, T.Hamilton 3x100,115f, R.Mann 100,140,120b, G.Dews 140) Cock Inn 3 (L.Caven 100, M.Naylor 2x100, A.Vaughan 100), Coppice 2 (A.Ward 121, M.Harper 136, A.Chidley 100,140, D.Crook 132) Harborne CF 5 (S.Sheridan 100,121), Weoley Hill 4 (H.Taylor 140, L.Preece 140, O.Draper 100 P.Draper 140, J.Taylor 121) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 (M.Bloomer 103f,149b,9 darts game, T.Shaw 110b, P.Corbett 101, S.Corbett 100b, S.Brown 140).
On the fixture card for the Camp Hill League were the finals of their Captains and Secretaries Knockouts and sweeping aside all of the opposition to win the captains event was Sheldon Marlborough Flights man Matt Cooper who beat Mick O’Sullivan (Roost Rebels) in the final. Losing semi-finalists were Pete Freeman (Wagon and Horses) and Liam Fox (Emerald Club). The final of the Secretaries Knockout saw another Roost Rebels player lose as Alan Cheshire lost out to Pete Yardley (New Inn). Joe Fox (Emerald Club) and Mark Coles (Station Wagon) made their exits in the last four. Full Results:Captains Knockout:Preliminary Round Losers:- Ada Radbourne (Station Wagon), Quarter Finals Losers:- John West (White Swan Nomads), Richard Hogan (New Inn), Nathan Prentice (Tyseley WMC), Mick Looby (Sedgemere Devil’s Club), Semi-Finals Losers:- Pete Freeman (Wagon and Horses), Liam Fox (Emerald Club), Final:- Mick O’Sullivan (Roost Rebels) lost to Matt Cooper (Sheldon Marlborough Flights), Secretaries Knockout:Quarter Finals Losers:- Paul Evans (Sedgemere Devil’s Club), Derek Rivitt (Wagon and Horses), Richard Carter (Station Wagon), Paul Muller (White Swan Nomads), Semi-Finals Losers:- Joe Fox (Emerald Club), Mark Coles (Station Wagon), Final:- Alan Cheshire (Roost Rebels) lost to Pete Yardley (New Inn).
A 5-3 win over The Trident sees C’s Hot Shots retain their pole position in Group One of the South Birmingham Summer League and at the same time hold on to their two points lead over second placed Centurion whose 6-2 win at C’s Arrows made it two wins in as many games and leaves them with a game in hand on the leaders. The top two teams are the only teams with a 100% win record. In Group Two C’s Top Guns lost their winning record as they were held to a 4-4 draw by second placed Coleshill Social who have played one game less than Top Guns and are just two points behind them. Full Results:Week 2:Group One:- C's Flights 2 (S.Beale 4x100, J.Pitts 5x100,140, C.Meigh 3x100,140) C's Hot Shots 6 (D.White 2x100,140, C.Marshall 180,125, K.White 100,120,140, W.Copper 145, L.Walker 2x100, S.Moran 2x100, C.Kingdon 100, The Trident 6 (P.Millerchip 120, R.Barritt 3x100, K.Buttle 112, J.Buttle 117f) C's Arrows 2 (D.Green 4x100), Group Two:- C’s Top Guns 8 (S.Kingdon 101,100,140,118f, R.Mills 4x100,140, D.Stone 2x100, P.Kingdon 125,2x100,123f,135, M.Mann 100,120,101, S.Edwards 4x100,120,140,132,137) Toby Jug 0 (I.Beattie 121,100, L.O'Connor 100,140, S.Round 100, B.Blair 120), Coleshill Social had a bye, Week 3:Group One:- C’s Hot Shots 5 (D.White 2x100, L.Walker 101, W.Cooper 4x100, J.Carter 2x100, J.Masfield 2x140,100,125,180, C.Marshall 100,105, C.Kingdon 100) The Trident 3 (J.Buttle 3x100,140, P.Millerchip 120, C.Vann 116, L.Vann 100), C's Arrows 2 (P.Harvey 100, D.Green 2x100,125, J.Taylor 2x100,140) Centurion 6 (G.Baldock 140,100, D.Cooper 100,120,132, M.Phillips 135,140,100,101, D.Whitehouse 6x100,121, A.Hoey 140,2x100), Banbury Arrows 4 (A.Cooksey 140,3x100, J.Baron 2x100,140, K.Lane 100, J.Moss 2x100, P.Moran 3x100,2x121) C's Flights 4 (J.Pitts 3x100,137, L.Beale 120, S.Beale 2x100, C.Meigh 2x100,101, R.Meigh 100, M.Beale 100), Group Two:- Coleshill Social 4 (P.Bryant 140, N.M'Crave 100, S.Sweetman 3x100,140, S.Jones 2x100,140, G.Jones 2x100,125,180, C.Cooke 2x100,123) C’s Top Guns 4 (W.Yates 2x100,180, R.Mills 4x100,140, P.Kingdon 139,116f, D.Stone 116,134, D.Clinton 100,121,139, S.Edwards 140,2x100,146f), Toby Jug 5 (T.Adams 140,2x100, M.Blair 116,121,109) Cs Bullets 3 (D.Smith 140,100,120, R.McCarthy 101, G.Vasou 119,2x100,180, S.Kearny 120), Trident Flight had a bye.
The Heartlands Double Top Wednesday Night League is up to week three and reigning in pole position with six straight 3-0 wins is William Naylor. Naylor is just one point to the good on his nearest rival Steve McCormack but McCormack has played seven fixtures, one more than Naylor. Naylor’s latest 3-0 victories were against Martin Petri and Chris Hough while McCormack had 2-1 wins over Laura Vann and Tony Pedley. Full Results:Week 1:- John Burdett (100) 3 Mitchell Petri 0, Richard O’Grady (100b,100,12 darts game) 2 Ryan Barritt (100) 1, Tony Pedley (110b) 1 Gerry McCormack (105b,117) 2, Tony O’Kereke (100) 1 Jim Frost (121) 2, Chris Hough (121,2x100) 1 Alex Downes (129) 2, Clive Austin 2 Martin Petri 1, John Frost (2x105b) 0 Steve McCormack (140) 3, Steven Cain (140,100) 0 William Naylor (117,100,140,12 darts game) 3, Matthew Cain (2x100) 2 John Burdett (140,2x100) 1, Mitchell Petri (2x100) 2 Richard O’Grady 1, Ryan Barritt (120b,100) 2 Tony Pedley (100) 1, Gerry McCormack (121,120,100) 2 Tony O’Kereke (100) 1, Jim Frost (100f) 3 Chris Hough (100) 0, Alex Downes (121) 3 Clive Austin 0, Martin Petri (100) 2 John Frost (2x100) 1, Steve McCormack (105b,101b) 3 Steven Cain 0, William Naylor (2x152b,140,11 darts game) 3 Matthew Cain (100,140,112) 0, Week 2:- Tony O’Kereke (120b,2x100) 2 L.J.Austin (2x100) 1, Tony Pedley (112,101b) 1 Ian Jones (120b,136) 2, Ryan Barritt (100) 2 Chris Hough (100) 1, Steve McCormack (100) 3 Rob Vann (103b) 0, Matthew Cain (100,103f) 2 Alex Downes (100) 1, Ian Jones (100) 3 Richard O’Grady (100) 0, William Naylor (2x121,112b) 3 John Burdett 0, Jim Frost (115b,2x100,118) 3 John Frost (135) 0, Gerry McCormack (100,136f) 2 Clive Austin (124,100) 1, Laura Vann (100) 2 Tony O’Kereke (121) 1, Alex Downes 1 Steven Cain (100) 2, Richard O’Grady (136,100) 0 William Naylor (2x180,140) 3, L.J.Austin (140,101) 3 Tony Pedley 0, Rob Vann (140,100) 0 Matthew Cain (152b) 3, Chris Hough (100) 2 Laura Vann 1, John Burdett (121) 2 Steve McCormack (120b,100) 1, Clive Austin (2x100) 2 Ryan Barritt (2x100) 1, John Frost (120) 1 Gerry McCormack (116f) 2, Steven Cain (140) 2 Jim Frost (3x100,120b,105b,9 darts game) 1, Ian Jones 0 L.J.Austin (2x100,11 darts game) 3, Laura Vann 2 John Burdett (2x100,120,140) 1, John Burdett (100) 3 Rob Vann (103b,100) 0, Week 3:- Ian Jones 0 Laura Vann (2x100,125) 3, Martin Petri (120) 1 Mitchell Petri 2, Matthew Cain (127) 3 Gerry McCormack (100) 0, Chris Hough 1 Tony O’Kereke 2, John Frost (100) 2 Alex Downes (180,130b) 1, Steven Cain (100) 2 Richard O’Grady (116) 1, Jim Frost (100) 2 L.J.Austin (100) 1, Steve McCormack (140,100) 2 Laura Vann (100) 1, Tony O’Kereke (2x100,140) 2 Tony Pedley (100b,2x140) 1, Martin Petri (100) 0 William Naylor (123,112b,180,140) 3, Ian Jones (100) 1 Clive Austin (129) 2, Mitchell Petri (140) 2 Ryan Barritt (100) 1, Richard O’Grady (100) 2 Matthew Cain 1, Gerry McCormack (100,100b) 1 Steven Cain (4x100) 2, L.J.Austin 1 Martin Petri 2, William Naylor (140,112b) 3 Chris Hough 0, Tony Pedley 1 Steve McCormack (100) 2, Clive Austin (100) 0 John Frost (105f,100) 3, Mitchell Petri (100) 2 Jim Frost (100,105b) 1, Laura Vann (100) 2 Ryan Barritt 1, Alex Downes 3 Ian Jones 0, Matthew Cain (108f) 3 Michelle Cain (100) 0, Michelle Cain (140) 0 Steve McCormack 3, Michalle Cain 0 L.J.Austin (100) 3.
With just one defeat in their opening six games in the Small Heath League Heartlands Club added a convincing 8-1 win over Emerald Club to their tally to keep them top of the table. Second placed and reigning champions East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association are the only undefeated team in the league they had a closer 6-3 win at Cob’s Bar to put them on the same ten points as Heartlands but with a game in hand. Full Results:Week 6:- Emerald Club 1 (A.Fisher 120b, D.Willis 125,118) Heartlands Club 8 (A.Downes 180, D.Bond 135, S.McCormack 140, John Frost 1-2f,100b,100, G.McCormack 100b, B.Lysaght 140,9 darts game,100,114f), Wagon and Horses 5 (M.Tilley 100, J.Lee 114f) Sheldon Marlborough Flights 4 (A.Ridgeway 137, E.McGuigan 133, Julie McGuigan 112b), Cob’s Bar 3 (A.Lattimer 100, R.Pikey 100,125, M.Turner 100) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 6 (N.Parsoange 152b,2x100, C.Wyatt 100b, T.Webster 122b,120b, M.Cooper 100, L.Robinson 100).
With only a handful of games remaining in the Shirley Legion Double Top League long-time leader Thomas Bent suffered a setback to his title aspirations as he was held to a 2-2 draw by Ben Quadri and then lost, only his fourth defeat in 32 games, 3-1 to Adam Stuart. Lee Harris in second place moved to within two points of Bent with a 3-1 win over Derek Harper followed by a 2-2 draw with Anthony Daly however the man to watch is third placed Mark Gwalchmai who was absent this week due to holiday commitments, he is the only player currently that can overtake Bent, with 88 points he is five short of Bent but with two games in hand which could net him total of eight points. Full Results:Week 16:- Adam Stuart 3 Sean Talbot (8 darts game) 1, Lee Holtham 0 Tony Daly 4, Lee Harris (152b) 3 Derek Harper 1, Anthony Daly 4 Lee Lattimer 0, Jack Sidwell 2 Ben Quadri 2, Jack Nason 0 Craig Clarke (110b) 4, Ben Quadri 2 Tom Bent (112b,12 darts game) 2, John Smyth (9 darts game) 4 Dave Barrows 0, Colin Geens (12 darts game) 3 Jack Barrows 1, Steve Heeks 3 Steve Harper 1, Lee Holtham 1 Kyle Bevan 3, Dave Fisher 3 Lee Holtham (101b) 1, Craig Clarke (10 darts game) 4 John O’Sullivan 0, Dave Heighway 4 Dave Barrows 0, Derek Harper 0 Adam Stuart (108b) 4, Jordon Ottley 1 John Smyth 3, Jack Barrows (110b) 0 Sean Talbot (14 darts game) 4, Colin Geens (130b) 0 Brian Lawton 4, Gary Cleverley 3 Ben Qaudri 1, Derek Harper 3 Lee Holtham 1, Tom Bent 1 Adam Stuart 3, Anthony Daly 3 Jordon Ottley 1, Steve Harper (109f,116f) 3 Kyle Bevan (105b) 1, Steve Heeks 3 Tony Daly 1, Dave Fisher 2 Jack Nason 2, John O’Sullivan 2 Derek Harper 2, Lee Harris 2 Anthony Daly (9 darts game) 2, Chris Thomas snr 2 Brian Lawton 2, Lee Lattimer 2 Gary Cleverley 2, Chris Thomas snr 3 Jack Sidwell 1.
Golden Hind rounded off their championship winning season in division one of the Sutton and District Summer League with a 6-3 win over Erdington Arrows to finish four points ahead of runners-up Boldmere St Mike’s who had a 7-2 win against third placed Boat. The division two title went to Walmley Darts Club whose 6-3 win over The Boot put them one point to the good on second placed Bishop Vesey who had a close 5-4 verdict at Oscott Arrows. The division three title had been decided some time ago and was the closest in the league as only average separated winners Castle Vale Residents and runners-up Digby Chuckers as both teams had 18 points. Full Results:Division One:- Boldmere St Mike's 7 The Boat 2, Golden Hind 6 Erdington Arrows 3, Oscott Social 6 Pint Pot Flights 3, Division Two:- Drakes Drum 3 Red Lion 6, Old Oscott Arrows 4 Bishop Vesey 5, Walmley Darts Club 6 The Boot 3, Rearranged Fixture:- Red Lion 5 Drakes Drum 4.
A top of the table encounter in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League saw leaders Brickmakers Arms chalk up a massive 8-1 win over Britannia, this being Brit’s first defeat in six games which saw them drop one place in the table to third behind Stourbridge RBL who went ahead of Britannia on average after their 5-4 win at Rose and Crown. Brickmakers now have a two points lead over RBL, Brit and Hop House. Full Results:Game 6:- Bird (Wordsley) 7 Swan 2, Rose and Crown 3 Stourbridge RBL 5, British Oak 7 Bird (Stourbridge, D.Mahoney 9 darts game) 2, Gigmill 4 Fox Inn (Lye) 5, Brickmakers Arms 8 Britannia (B.Fitzgerald 9 darts game) 1, Lion (Stourbridge) 5 Ten Arches 4, Glasscutters 8 Kingswinford Conservative Club 1, Church Tavern 3 Hop House 6, Gate Hangs Well 8 Hare and Hounds 1.
There were big wins for the top three teams in the Henley and District Summer League as leaders Studley Conservative Club held on to their unbeaten record and two points lead with a 9-0 win over Beausale, second placed Studley Cricket Club won 8-1 at Wootton Bears and a further two points behind third in the league Wythall RBL beat their hosts Village Inn 7-2. Full Results:Game 8:- Village Inn 2 Wythall RBL 7, Studley Conservative Club 9 Beausale 0 (walkover), Wootton Bears 1 Studley Cricket Club 8, Wythall Legion 4 Dorridge 5.
It was top versus bottom in the Cradley Tuesday Night League as leaders Brickmakers Arms hosted bottom of the table Gate Hangs Well. The outcome was a resounding 9-0 win for Brickmakers to keep them three points ahead, but from one game more than second in the table Netherton Sports and Social ‘A’ who were 5-4 winners at Dudley Labour Club. Bulls Head and Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ swapped positions following a 6-3 win by former, Bulls Head going from fourth to third and Brickmakers going in the opposite direction. Full Results:Game 21:- Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 9 Gate Hangs Well 0, Wheatsheaf 5 Roost 4, Dudley Labour Club 4 Netherton Sports and Social ‘A’ 5 (Steven Tipper 180), Malt Shovel 4 Plough 5, Bulls Head 6 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 3.
With the league fixtures all done and dusted the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League staged their MVP Knockout which saw Andy Vellender take the title with a final 4-1 win over Chris Williams. Vellender had a narrow 3-2 victory against C.Fox in the semi-finals while Williams had a clear cut 3-0 win over A.Smith. Full Results:MVP Knockout:First Round:- G.Marson 1 M.Davies 2, D.Harris 1 C.Pickett 2, R.Pitt 2 R.Harris 0, L.Wheeler 0 M.Mullett 2, J.Harper 0 A.Vellender 2, R.Bowen 2 T.Safe 0, M.Hadley 1 M.Bayliss 2, M.Harper 2 J.Pickett 1, A.Marson 0 C.Fox 2, R.Pierce 2 D.Watts 0, S.G.Skidmore 0 M.Flatman 2, C.Williams 2 H.Wakefield 1, S.Aitkens 1 K.Safe 2, A.Smith, B.Hughes, S.Skidmore had byes, Last Sixteen:- M.Davies 1 C.Pickett 2, A.Smith 2 R.Pitt 1, M.Mullett 0 A.Vellender 2, R.Bowen 2 M.Bayliss 0, B.Hughes 0 M.Harper 2, C.Fox 2 R.Pierce 0, M.Flatman 0 C.Williams 2, S.Skidmore 0 K.Safe 2, Quarter Finals:- C.Pickett 0 A.Smith 2, C.Williams 2 K.Safe 0, M.Harper 1 C.Fox 2, A.Vellender 2 R.Bowen 0, Semi-Finals:- A.Smith 0 C.Williams 3, C.Fox 2 A.Vellender 3, Final:- C.Williams 1 A.Vellender 4.
The Netherton Thursday Night League played their 3 A-Side Knockout down to the last four teams at four venues and making up the semi-finals will be R.Lenton, M.Hadley, W.Cairns, J.Rose (Townsend Social Club), W.Humphries, S.Siviter, J.Green, D.Shilvock (Fairfield), R.Carr, P.Tonks, A.Tonks, R.Nicholson (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) and S.Purcell, B.Welch, A.Ghaley, A.Jones (Riddins Tavern). Full Results:3 A-Side Knockout:Last Four:- R.Lenton, M.Hadley, W.Cairns, J.Rose (Townsend Social Club), W.Humphries, S.Siviter, J.Green, D.Shilvock (Fairfield), R.Carr, P.Tonks, A.Tonks, R.Nicholson (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club), S.Purcell, B.Welch, A.Ghaley, A.Jones (Riddins Tavern).
In the Rowley Monday Night League The Bell had what could possibly be a title winning 6-3 result against their nearest rivals The George as with only seven games to go they now have a four points advantage over both George and third placed Cradley Sports and Social Club who won 7-2 away to fourth in the table Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ who are now eight points behind their victors. At the other end of the table Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ recorded only their third win in 23 when they won 7-2 at Bulls Head who are two points ahead of them in a next to bottom position. Full Results:Week 23:- Three Diamonds 4 Cottage 5, Ivy Bush 5 Hare & Hounds 4, Loyal Lodge 5 Spring Meadow 4 (Simon Edmonds 180), Bulls Head 2 Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 7, Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 2 Cradley Sports and Social Club 7, Tividale FC 6 Windmills End 3, Wonder 3 Fairfield 6, Bell 6 (Trevor Brennan 160b) George 3.
Delph Bell were the only losers in the top six teams in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League when they lost 5-4 away to second in the table Roebuck. Despite the win Roebuck remain four points adrift of leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ who had an emphatic 8-1 win against Dudley Sports ‘B’. Third in the table Rose and Crown are on the same 38 points as Roebuck, trailing only on average after they won 7-2 at Brickmakers Arms. Full Results:Week 23:- Dudley Sports ‘A’ 3 Swan 6, High Oak 6 Wombourne Pool Bar 3, Portway 9 Limes Club 0, Brickmakers Arms 2 Rose and Crown 7, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 8 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 1, Roebuck 5 Delph Bell 4, Mount Pleasant 6 Lamp Tavern 3, Fox and Grapes 3 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 6, Bull and Bladder 7 King William 2.
The Silver End Sunday Morning League played off their Mick Kelly Knockout and fighting off all of the competition and taking the title with a final 5-2 win over B.Davies was P.Homer. Homer won his quarter final game against A.Tonks 3-2 before booking his final spot with a 4-2 result over G.Davies in the last four. Runner–up Davies took out A.Hill 3-0 in the quarter finals then R.Colley 4-3 in the semis. Full Results:Mick Kelly Knockout:Round One:- M.Perks 1 J.Pickett 3, R.McDermott 0 G.Davies 3, Zion 0 P.Homer 3, S.Gough 2 D.Wise 3, P.Currie 3 B.Quigley 0, B.Davies 3 G.Churchill 1, V.Coleman 0 M.Rowley 3, K.Guest 3 N.Hodgetts 0, L.Kelly 3 J.Moore 0, A.Tonks 3 H.Wakefield 0, R.Colley 3 B.Evans 0, M.Moore 3 A.Colley 0, M.Bottley 0 A.Hill 3, J.Ward 3 C.Pickett 0, G.Jackson 1 B.Lewis 3, A.Bennett 0 C.Hadlington 3, Round Two:- C.Hadlington 2 G.Davies 3, D.Wise 1 K.Guest 3, J.Pickett 2 M.Moore 3, P.Currie 0 P.Homer 3, M.Rowley 2 A.Hill 3, A.Tonks 3 J.Ward 1, B.Lewis 1 B.Davies 3, L.Kelly 2 R.Colley 3, Quarter Finals:- K.Guest 1 G.Davies 3, M.Moore 1 R.Colley 3, P.Homer 3 A.Tonks 2, A.Hill 0 B.Davies 3, Semi-Finals:- P.Homer 4 G.Davies 2, B.Davies 4 R.Colley 3, Final:- P.Homer 2 B.Davies 5.
The Vine top the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League table and their 5-2 win over bottom team Wonder keeps them two points ahead of second in the table Tipton Sports who had a 6-1 win at Miners Arms. Although third placed Dewdrop ‘A’ won 4-3 at Merry-Go-Round they are some ten points off the top. Full Results:Game 19:- Merry-Go-Round 3 Dewdrop ‘A’ 4, Ivy Bush 4 Waggon and Horses 3, Dewdrop ‘B’ 1 Horseley Tavern 6, The Vine 5 Wonder 2, Miners Arms 1 Tipton Sports 6, Sportsman 0 Hayes Social 7 (walkover), Island Inn 4 Cottage Spring 3, New Talbot had a bye.
The Harborne and District League are up to week ten and the top two teams Copper Fox and Longbridge Social Club have both played nine and won nine. The latest fixtures saw Copper Fox win 8-1 at Smethwick Cricket Club and Longbridge not far behind with their 7-2 win over The Bear. Full Results:Game 10:- Avenue Social 4 Stag and Three Horseshoes 5, Longbridge Social Club 7 (S.Jones 180) The Bear 2, Island Inn Darts 6 Weoley Castle WMC 3, Smethwick Cricket Club 1 Copper Fox 8, Weoley Castle Pub 5 Bugle Horn 4, Cock Inn 5 Quinton RBL 4, Bartley Green FC had a bye.
Week 18 in the Brierley Hill Friday Night League saw the bottom four teams Delph Bell, Brickmakers Arms ‘B’, Dudley Sports and Gornal British Legion all lose 6-1. At the top of the table leaders Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ handed out a 7-0 whitewash to their opponents third in the table High Oak to keep them four points to the good on second placed Ashwood who won 6-1 at Delph Bell and eight points ahead of High Oak. Full Results:Week 18:- Delph Bell 1 Ashwood 6, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 7 High Oak 0, Miners (Wollescote) 6 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 1, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 6 Gornal British Legion 1, Dudley Sports 1 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 6.
Congratulations to ECC Sports and Social Club representative Michael Baker who at Gilberts Bar, Willenhall won the West Midlands play-off for the World Professional Qualifiers. Baker will now go forward into the final qualifiers at the Grays Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU on 28th October.
The Pip Club League have been involved with divisional Shadow League games and in division one Sports Bar ‘180’ and Dolphin Wanderers in turn defeated Glascote Club and Old Liberal House. There were wins for Wigginton Arms and Dolphin in division two, they beat respective opponents Progressive Club and Kettlebrook Club. Full Results:Shadow League:Division One:- Sports Bar ‘180’ (Terry Molineux 180, Emily Jones 140,125,122,8x100) beat Glascote Club (Dylan McCloughlin 122), Dolphin Wanderers beat Old Liberal House, Division Two:- Wigginton (Cliff O’Connor 180,13 darts game, Rosie O’Connor 140,120,101,100) beat Progressive Club, Dolphin (Alan Carter 180) beat Kettlebrook Club.
The Royal, Albrighton staged the latest of their increasingly popular knockouts and clinching the title and top prize of £190 was Justin Evans from Darlaston who won the final 6-2 against Dudley’s Chris Fox who collected £90. Evans beat Antony Dent (Burntwood) in the semis and Fox took out Nik Bloor (Telford), both losing semi-finalists received £30. In the first round losers Plate Competition Robert Pierce claimed the £45 top prize with a win over John Simms who for his troubles picked up £20. Full Results:Quarter Finals:- Richard Hosey lost to Chris Fox, Nik Bloor beat Mark Jones, Justin Evans beat Danny Hall, Antony Dent beat Scott Meyrick, Semi-Finals:- Chris Fox (Dudley) beat Nik Bloor (Telford), Justin Evans (Darlaston) beat Antony Dent (Burntwood), Final:- Chris Fox 2 Justin Evans 6, Plate Knockout:Final:- Robert Pierce beat John Simms.
Hurst Hill leaders of the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League had a 5-2 win over Dog and Partridge in week 20 their two nearest rivals Cleveland Arms and Whitmore Reans WMC in turn winning 6-1 against ECC ‘B’ and Swan, Compton giving Hurst Hill 36 points, Cleveland 32 and Whitemore, who have a game in hand on the two above them 30 points. ECC ‘A’ suffered a 4-3 defeat away to Pilot but nevertheless hold on to their fourth place in the table. Full Results:Game 20 :- Bull 3 Moreton 4, ECC ‘B’ 1 Cleveland Arms 6, Hurst Hill 5 Dog and Partridge 2, Pilot 4 ECC ‘A’ 3, Swan, Compton 1 Whitmore Reans WMC 6, Brewood British Legion and Royal, Albrighton had a bye.
Railway who are second in the singles and doubles divisions of the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League had a bye in week 21 and as a result leaders of the two divisions Riley’s ‘C’ increased their lead with a 6-1 win over Mount Tavern in the singles and 2-1 over the same team in the doubles. Full Results:Week 21:Singles Division:- Bull 6 Village 1, Jones Road 3 Penn Bowling 4, Mount Tavern 1 Riley’s ‘C’ 6, Riley’s ‘A’ 2 Wednesfield Conservative Club 5, Royal, Albrighton 2 Dog and Partridge 5, Wednesfield Legion 4 Yale Club 3, Doubles Division:- Bull 3 Village 0, Jones Road 1 Penn Bowling 2, Mount Tavern 1 Riley’s ‘C’ 2, Riley’s ‘A’ 0 Wednesfield Conservative Club 3, Royal, Albrighton 2 Dog and Partridge 1, Wednesfield Legion 1 Yale Club 2, Gilberts Bar, Pendulum and Railway had a bye. By Alan Towe

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