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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Warwickshire will be going into their third fixture in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships this coming weekend still seeking their first win of the campaign. In what will be their second home game at their new headquarters the Hen Lane and District Social Club, Beacon Road, Holbrooks, Coventry, CV6 4DS they will take on Devon who are three places above them and ten points to the good. With this latest fixture completing the first third of the season a win for the local county is now a must to get them moving up the table. Selected to play are Men’s ‘A’:- Steve Giddings, Ian Shaw, Nigel Heydon, Tom Aldridge, Steve Hine, Ian McFarlane, Jamie Atkins, Kevin Dowling, Antony Allen, Jamie Hughes, Noel Grant, Dean Stewart, Men’s ‘B’:- James Hykin, Karl Reynolds, Mark Carter, Carl Green, Tom Martin, Wayne Mynard, Dave Hill, Gareth Braham, Rob Comben, Mark Strong, Jack Wareing, Tom Ryan, Reserves:- Charlie Symons, Mark Martin, Pete Hughes, Matty Washbrooke, Tom McGlone, Dave Atkins, Ashley Hykin, Women’s ‘A’:- Natalie Gilbert, Sue Gulliver, Wendy Adams, Donna Pinch, Caroline Pike, Angela Jones, Women’s ‘B’:- Nina Bolt, Courtney Hine, Kat Spanswick, Melanie Jones, Chloe McKivett, Denise Keyte, Reserves:- Helen Rigg, Marian Conway, Lucy Keyte.
West Midlands are riding high at the top of the Division One table in the BDO Inter County Championships after chalking up two 22-14 wins in their opening games against Cambridgeshire and Staffordshire. At their home venue Gilberts Bar, Willenhall they will take on their nearest rivals Dorset this weekend, Dorset are in second place and ten points adrift of their hosts, a third consecutive win for the West Midlands would put them in a very healthy position at the top of the promotion table.
The Four Oaks and District Winter League have got their new season underway and the good news is that the league has increased their numbers from last season’s 21 to 24 with three divisions of eight teams. Only two of the starting eight in division one continue to remain undefeated, Boldmere St Mike’s holding on to pole position after an 8-1 win at Old Oscott Arrows in their third game. Boldmere are closely followed by The Boat in second place whose third win was a similar 8-1 in their home game against Walmley CSC Arrows to leave them just one leg of average short of Boldmere. A 6-3 win at Rosey’s Chaps takes Red Lion’s winning run to three games in division two and being the only 100% winners in the division keeps them two points ahead of Walmley CSC Flights, Drakes Drum, Digby and Oscott Sports. As in division one only one point of average separates the top two teams in division three Oscott Social Club hold the number one spot after their latest 7-2 win away to The Towers with second placed Rosey Mac’s Leopard winning by the same margin at Castle Vale Residents. Full Results:Game 1:Division One:- Pint Pot Flights 6 (N.Robbins 100, M.Bagnall 100,140, R.Mercer 100, M.O’Driscoll 132,140,100) Walmley CSC Arrows 3 (W.Taylor 101b,140,3x100, D.Perry 112,100, R.Stanton 140,135, W.Cadby 100, S.Wilson 120b,3x100), Erdington Arrows 4 (D.Rawlings 2x100,180, R.Bazeley 140, C.Hill 100, T.Colley 139,2x100, J.West 100b, M.Phillips 140,100, K.Smith 2x135,105,121) Boldmere St Mikes 5 (B.Linnecor 107b, D.Fletcher 100, M.Wild 2x100,128, C.Millward snr 115,100,140, M.Ashton 120b,140,100), Old Oscott Arrows 3 (B.Hoare 2x100, D.Page 112b,107b,100, D.Parsons 100, A.Lea 2x100,111f,120) Golden Hind 6 (T.O’Kereke 100,125, D.Pickering 3x100, P.Locke 100,121, W.Naylor 100, Andy Kimberley 101b,120b,2x100, B.Stephens 100, G.Kimberley 140), The Boat 7 (C.O’Neil 145, K.Reynolds 116b, W.Mynard 105,140,103, M.Partridge 139,2x120b,100b,140,180, J.Prince 109b,100, S.Harvey 102b,137, K.Deeley 121, R.Parry 112f, N.Clarke 120b,100) Bishop Vesey 2 (D.Walton 125, S.Abbott 100b,140,100, A.Jones 100, C.Sammons 100,128, N.Smallwood 3x100), Division Two:- Walmley CSC Flights 8 (T.Tyrie 120b,100b,100, J.Kavanagh 140, G.Gaughan 140,112b,100, R.Smith 140, G.Baxter100b) Rosey Mac’s 1 (A.Poole 138,105,100, J.Cox 152b,100, S.Wright 120b), St Thomas Arrows 2 (J.Lynch 105, M.Avery 100, G.Stait 2x100,140, R.Nelson 125) Red Lion 7 (M.Gaughan 109b,100, B.Hughes 112b,140,100, I.Matthews 140, R.Lowe 100, T.Vickers 112b,116, J.Collins 140), Rosey’s Chaps 2 (P.Ellis 100, G.Averill 125) Oscott Sports 7 (C.Hawkley 136,100,140, R.Bennett 100,109, M.Bowles 100, J.Tolley 100, N.Hawkley 100), The Digby 3 (P.Linehan 133, K.Tooze 133, G.Wood 100, A.Linehan 100, L.Cooksey 140, H.Sadler 100) Drakes Drum 6 (A.Day 100b,115b, A.Lilley 140,100,108b,2x125, J.Clarke 2x100,140, J.Mahon 2x100, K.Brown 100, M.Deathridge 134, J.Verschoyle 100, B.Bartram 100), Division Three:- Castle Vale Residents 5 (R.O’Grady 137, L.Vann 3x100, J.Burdett 140) Boldmere Tap 4 (A.Humphriss 104b,140, S.Alexander 112b,3x100,125, P.Bromley 140,2x100, N.Garbett 100), The Towers 5 (D.Stride 2x100, J.Addison 100, G.Stevenson 105, S.Bell 100) The Black Signets 4 (A.Carter 121b,120,3x100,140), Sutton Sports 2 (T.Clarke 140, A.Sippits 112, J. Illidge 104b, 125) Oscott Social Club 7 (T.Purcell 2x140, P.Graham 100, D.Shannon 101f, I.Lloyd 152b, G.Bushell 100), Deers Leap 3 (J.Sabin 105b, A.Kimberley 100) Rosey Mac’s Leopard 6 (S.Davey 100, L.Shorthouse 112b, J.Liggins 123,125,121,140, K.Shorthouse 100, S.Pritchett 100,130), Game 2:Division One:- Boldmere St Mikes 8 (M.McFall 180, C.Millward jnr 2x140, M.Ashton 120b,3x100,140,180, R.Johnson 125,180, M.Wild 105b,121,100, B.Linnecor 125, D.Fletcher 2x100) Pint Pot Flights 1 (H.Singh 120, M.O’Driscoll 125, N.Robbins 101,100, P.Robbins 100, R.Mercer 140), Walmley CSC Arrows 4 (R.Stanton 100,119, S.Wilson 2x100,120, A.Cooksey 105,137,121, P.Moran 123,140,137, J.Hall 2x100, W.Taylor 120b, D.Willetts 100, W.Cadby 125,2x100) Erdington Arrows 5 (M.Edwards 100, K.Smith 105b,100, C.Hill 105b, J.West 100), Bishop Vesey 6 (N.Sammons 2x100, A.France 104,180, D.Quirk 112f, N.Smallwood 100,177,117, C.Sammons 2x121,102, S.Abbott 120b) Old Oscott Arrows 3 (M.Trayhern 112b, D.Page 100, D.Parsons 112b,140, A.Lea 100,140, B.Hoare 100), Division Two:- Rosey Mac’s 4 (J.Cox 2x100,140, S.Wright 100) St Thomas Arrows 5 (K.Nelson 100, G.Stait 2x100, M.Avery 3x100,121, M.J.Andrews 112b, R.Nelson 120,2x100), Red Lion 5 (B.Hughes 134,2x100, M.Corfield 140,121, R.Lowe 120) Walmley CSC Flights 4 (M.Kavanagh 117, T.Tyrie 105b,125, G.Baxter 100, R.Smith 3x100,103f, G.Gaughan 2x100), Oscott Sports 2 (J.Tolley 100, A.Cole 171, S.Johnson 125, N.Hawkley 125) The Digby 7 (R.Liennard 125, D.Forster 140,120, K.Tooze 100, A.Linehan 100b,100,130,140, L.Cooksey 100, H.Sadler 115f), Drakes Drum 9 (A.Day 100,115f,133, B.Bartram 113, J.Mahon 108b,100, M.Deathridge 100, K.Brown 2x108b,100,140) Rosey’s Chaps 0 (G.Averill 100,130, J.Averill 100,140), Division Three:- The Black Signets 5 (K.Knox 174, A. Carter 2x100,121) Castle Vale Residents 4 (R.Barritt 100, W.Beard 100, J.Burdett 153b,122,2x125,2x100,140, C.Hough 100,125), Deers Leap 2 (S.Kelly 125, J.Sabin 140) Oscott Social Club 7 (T.Purcell 120,110b, P.Graham 100b, P.Willis 100, D.Shannon 100, G.Bushell 100b, A.Whitehouse 117), Rosey Mac’s Leopard 7 (K.Shorthouse 125,105, S.Pritchett 100, J.Liggins 2x100, S.Shorthouse 180,140, L.Shorthouse 135,100,140) Sutton Sports 2 (W.Harvey 125, D.Clarke 100, C.Clarke 130, J.Boulstridge 108b,105,100,140, R.Snelson 111, T.Clarke 100, G.Hinett 2x100), Brian Goodman Cup:Preliminary Round:- Bishop Vesey 7 (D.Sammons 120, D.Quirk 105, C.Sammons 101b,100,117b,121) Castle Vale Residents 2 (R.Vann 100,180), Boldmere St Mikes 9 Deers Leap 0, Erdington Arrows 6 (R.Bazeley 121, J.West 2x100, K.Smith 100b,125, C.Hill 105,100f) The Digby 3 (H.Sadler 140,100, A.Linehan 134, L.Cooksey 100b, R.Liennard 120), Golden Hind 5 (W.Naylor 100,140, Andy Kimberley 115b, B.Stephens 140, D.Pickering 2x120b, G.Kimberley 120b,100) Drakes Drum 4 (A.Lilley 102b,122f, R.Hasluck 120, M.Deathridge 100, J.Mahon 108b), Old Oscott Arrows 8 (E.Atkins 180, D.Page 100, A.Lea 119, L.Jones 121) Walmley CSC Flights 1 (T.Tyrie 101b,140, A.Evans 100, I.Taylor 125, G.Gaughan 100), Pint Pot Flights 5 (P.Smith 138, N.Robbins 101b,121, M.Bruin 100, M.Bagnall 2x140, M.O’Driscoll 123, J.Moon 103b,100,121, H.Singh 100) Oscott Sports 4 (C.Hawkley 140, R.Bennett 100b,100, M.Bowles 120b,105b, J.Tolley 108b,100, N.Hawkley 140, S.Johnson 120b,105, A.Cole 100), Red Lion 7 (L.Vickers 110, R.Lowe 100, M.Corfield 120b,140,101b, J.Collins 112,140, B.Hughes 100) Walmley CSC Arrows 2 (K.Green 2x100, A.Cooksey 140, S.Wilson 100), Rosey’s Chaps 3 (R.McLaughlin 100, G.Averill 125, J.Averill 100) Boldmere Tap 6 (P.Bromley 100,134, A.Gough 100, A.Humphriss 101, S.Alexander 100, N.Garbett 123), Rosey Mac’s 4 (R.Lloyd 100, B.Taylor 100, F.Harris 129) Sutton Sports 5 (C.Batt 100, D.Carter 100, R.Snelson 116, D.Clarke 118b, J.Boulstridge 100, G.Hinett 100), St Thomas Arrows 6 (G.Stait 100,140,10 darts game, M.Avery 101,111, P.Andrews 101,121) The Towers 3 (J.Addison 115b,106, D.Stride 121, D.Munge 117b), The Boat 9 (S.Harvey 100, R.Parry 104, N.Clarke 100b, K.Deeley 180, W.Mynard 120b, K.Reynolds 100,140, J.Prince 140) Oscott Social Club 0 (G.Bushell 100b,2x100,101b, D.Shannon 2x100, A.Whitehouse 100, I.Lloyd 140), The Black Signets 3 (A.Carter 100b,100,111f) Rosey Mac’s Leopard 6 (K.Shorthouse 100b,127, D.Jarvis snr 100, S.Pritchett 120b,106, R.Liggins 100,116, J.Liggins 101,100), Game 3:Division One:- Old Oscott Arrows 1 (D.Page 2x140, B.Hoare 157b,2x100, M.Trayhern 100, D.Parsons 112b,121,100, E.Atkins 100) Boldmere St Mikes 8 (B.Linnecor 112b,125,100, R.Johnson 3x100,125, M.Wild 121,180, M.McFall 114f,100, R.Hawker 2x140, S.Edwards 2x140,4x100, C.Millward jnr 115,134,140,100), Pint Pot Flights 7 (N.Robbins 3x100, P.Smith 100, M.O’Driscoll 140,100, M.Bruin 110b, M.Bagnall 180,3x100, J.Moon 120b, R.Mercer 2x100,116f) Bishop Vesey 2 (N.Sammons 2x112b,102b,3x100, D.Sammons 100, S.Abbott 2x100b, M.Hall 100, N.Smallwood 100, C.Sammons 2x100b,131), Erdington Arrows 1 (M.Edwards 123,100, K.Smith 100b,4x 100, J.West 100, M.Phillips 2x100, C.Hill 136) Golden Hind 8 (G.Kimberley 100b,120b, K.Stephens 2x100,137, B.Stephens 120b,118,100, D.Pickering 120b, W.Naylor 100, T.O’Kereke 100,123,156, P.Locke 105b,100,140), The Boat 8 (M.Partridge 3x120b,100, K.Deeley 2x100,122,119,140, N.Clarke 2x100,140,106,105,10 darts game, J.Prince 140, K.Reynolds 125,134, R.Parry 110b) Walmley CSC Arrows 1 (W.Taylor 3x100, K.Green 140, P.Moran 100, A.Cooksey 121, S.Wilson 140, R.Stanton 120b), Division Two:- St Thomas Arrows 3 (G.Stait 121,100, M.J.Andrews 100, M.Avery 100,140, G.Lynch 100,121,132) Oscott Sports 6 (S.Johnson 118b,100,115, R.Bennett 100b,140, N.Hawkley 120,135,100, C.Hawkley 105), The Digby 6 (A.Linehan 101,100,2x140, L.Cooksey 100,118f) Rosey Mac’s 3 (D.Sargent 100, S.Wright 100, J.Cox 136), Rosey’s Chaps 3 Red Lion 6 (I.Matthews 100, R.Lowe 100, T.Vickers 100, M.Corfield 121, J.Collins 107b,2x100,121, B.Hughes 100, D.Lowe 100), Walmley CSC Flights 6 (R.Kavanagh 101, G.Baxter 100, R.Smith 140, G.Gaughan 112b,100,125, T.Tyrie 100b,123, I.Taylor 135,100) Drakes Drum 3 (J.Mahon 140,2x100, R.Hasluck 100, M.Deathridge 101b, K.Brown 108b,2x140), Division Three:- The Towers 2 (D.Stride 174,2x100,105,10 darts game, P.Stride 105,100) Oscott Social Club 7 (A.Whitehouse 100, G.Bushell 100, D.Haskins 100,180, D.Shannon 100), Deer’s Leap 1 (J.Sabin 120b,2x100b,177, K.Lambeth 116b,125,100, Tom Ross 2x100,2x140, S.Kelly 100, T.Pedley 100) Boldmere Tap 8 (N.Garbett 2x120b,100,100b,2x140, A.Gough 120b,100, S.Alexander 140,120,130f, A.Humphriss 100, P.Bromley 112b,100,140, J.O’Connor 160b), Sutton Sports 6 (G.Hinett 100, J.Boulstridge 2x100, D.Clarke 138,100, C.Batt 2x100) The Black Signets 3 (G.Oldfield 100, A.Ashford 120b,140), Castle Vale Residents 2 (J.Burdett 140,100, R.Vann 100, C.Hough 120b, R.Barritt 105b, M.Belliss 111) Rosey Mac’s Leopard 7 (D.Jarvis snr 100b, K.Shorthouse 103b,100, S.Pritchett 140,125, D.Jarvis jnr 100).
Leaders of the Small Heath League East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association had their fixture with Wagon and Horses cancelled in week 13 and second placed Heartlands Club took the opportunity to reduce the arrears to just two points with their 7-2 home win over Cob’s Bar who as a result drop one place in the table to fifth and are replaced in fourth position by Emerald Club who had a 5-4 home win over bottom of the table Sheldon Marlborough Flights. Full Results:Week 13:- Heartlands Club 7 (I.Jones 112,100, Jim Frost 140,100, S.McCormack 100, S.Cain 100, G.McCormack 2x120b,100,114) Cob’s Bar 2 (D.Shakespeare 2x100, A.Lattimer 140,121, R.Pikey 2x100, M.Atkins 100), Emerald Club 5 (M.O’Sullivan 100, G.Daly 100, J.Senior 100, M.Fisher 100, P.Hopkins 100) Sheldon Marlborough Flights 4 (I.Genge 118, Julie McGuigan 125), Wagon and Horses v East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association was cancelled.
Dunky’s Boys consolidated their top spot in the Shirley and District Monday Night League with an impressive 8-1 win over Saracens Jesters to keep them two points ahead of second in the table Highwood with a game in hand. Highwood with a 180 from A.Foulkes won their home fixture with Legion Flights 7-2 to keep a two point’s gap between them and third placed The Lion who with a maximum from C.Johnson were the week’s biggest winners as they handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their hosts bottom of the table Shirley Spartac. Although they are two points behind Highwood, Lion have played 22 compared to Highwood’s 23. A.Thomas (Bears) hit a 180 in his team’s 8-1 win at Legion Royals and Wharf’s S.Veitch also found the three treble twenties in his team’s 6-3 win over Sharmans Cross. Full Results:Game 24:- Shirley Spartac 0 The Lion 9 (C.Johnson 180), Highwood 7 (A.Foulkes 180) Legion Flights 2, Legion Royals 1 Bears 8 (A.Thomas 180, J.Ottley 17 darts game), Dunky’s Boys 8 Saracens Jesters 1, Wharf 6 (S.Veitch 180) Sharmans Cross 3, Saracens Misfits 5 HSDT 4, Lodge 8 Blue Bell 1.
There were quite a few shock results in week six of the Camp Hill Marstons Winter League as leaders White Swan Nomads lost for the first time in six when they went down 4-3 away to third in the table Emerald Club who after their win have moved up one place in the table to second level on points with the leaders and just ahead of third in the table Tyseley WMC on average whose 4-3 win at Sheldon Marlborough Flights puts them also on ten points. Former second in the league Roost Rebels, like the Nomads also lost 4-3 in their game at New Inn and drop to fourth place two points behind the three teams above them, New Inn move up one place to take over in the number five position. There was a bottom of the table clash with next to bottom Sedgemere Devil’s Club winning 4-3 at Peaky Blinder who are bottom, Peaky Blinder now the only team in the league without a win so far. Full Results:Week 6:- Peaky Blinder 3 Sedgemere Devil’s Club 4, Sheldon Marlborough Flights 3 Tyseley WMC 4, New Inn 4 Roost Rebels 3, Emerald Club 4 White Swan Nomads 3, North Star 3 Wagon and Horses 4.
There were cheers all round at Kingswinford Conservative Club as in week 14 of the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League they chalked up their first win in fourteen games when they beat the team three places above them Lion (Stourbridge) 5-4. Despite the win the Conservative Club remain at the foot of the table but now level on two points with Hare and Hounds just above them. At the top end of the table leaders Brickmakers Arms had a close 5-4 win at sixth placed Hop House to keep not only their 100% win record going but also their four point's advantage over second placed Britannia who won 6-3 at home against Gigmill. Full Results:Game 14:- Britannia 6 Gigmill 3, Fox Inn (Lye) 0 British Oak 9, Bird (Stourbridge) 5 Rose and Crown 4, Stourbridge RBL 1 Bird (Wordsley) 8, Hare and Hounds 3 Swan 6, Hop House 4 Brickmakers Arms 5, Glasscutters 6 Gate Hangs Well 3, Kingswinford Conservative Club 5 Lion (Stourbridge) 4, Ten Arches 8 Church Tavern 1.
Leaders of the Netherton Thursday Night League Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club suffered a setback to their title hopes as they surprisingly went down 7-2 at Bulls Head only their second defeat in 24 games. Bulls Head are third in the table six points (two wins) behind Riddins Tavern in second place, however they do have three games in hand on Riddins who beat Townsend Social Club 6-3. Although the Ex Serviceman’s Club lost, with three more games to play they now require just one more win to secure the title. Full Results:Game 26:- White Horse 6 Netherton Conservative Club 3, Riddins Tavern 6 Townsend Social Club 3, Bulls Head 7 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 2, Fairfield had a bye.
A massive 9-0 win over Wonder has seen Bell win the Rowley Monday Night League title as the victory has taken their points tally to 54 and with a six points lead over second in the table George and only two more games to play they cannot be caught. Bell have regained the title after losing out and finishing as runners-up to George last season, the roles this campaign possibly reversing as second placed George require one win from their last two games to take second place. The latest games saw George win 6-3 against Fairfield to give them 48 points the same number as third placed Cradley Sports and Social Club after their 7-2 win at Hare and Hounds, the two teams may be level on points but George have a huge average advantage. In the league’s Bill Bishop Cup there were wins for the league’s top two teams as Bell defeated Cradley Sports and Social Club and George won against Fairfield. In the Challenge Cup Three Diamonds won against Bulls Head and Spring Meadow beat Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’. Full Results:Bill Bishop Cup:- Bell (Trevor Brennan 180) beat Cradley Sports and Social Club, George beat Fairfield, Challenge Cup:- Three Diamonds beat Bulls Head, Spring Meadow beat Ex Servicemen’s Club ‘B’, Week 28:- Loyal Lodge 5 Ivy Bush 4, Bulls Head 4 Three Diamonds 5, Bell 9 (P.Bishop 160b,8 darts game, E.Price 180) Wonder 0, Ex Servicemen’s Club ‘B’ 3 Tividale FC 6 (M.Smart 160b), Spring Meadow 2 Ex Servicemen’s Club ‘A’ 7, Hare and Hounds 2 Cradley Sports and Social Club 7, Cottage 3 Windmills End 6, George 6 Fairfield 3.
With games running out in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League leaders Vine with a 6-1 win over Ivy Bush have one hand on the winner’s trophy as they hold a two points lead with a game in hand over their nearest rivals Tipton Sports with only three games to go. Tipton Sports kept their hopes alive with a vital 4-3 win away to third in the table Dewdrop ‘A’ who are now eight points behind them. At the other end of the table Wonder, who are bottom played hosts to Cottage Spring who are just above them. The outcome was a 4-3 win for the away side to see them overtake Hayes Social who lost 4-3 at home to Waggon and Horses. Full ResultsGame 26:- Merry-Go-Round 4 Dewdrop ‘B’ 3, Island Inn 7 Court House 0, The Vine 6 (S.King 160b) Ivy Bush 1, Dewdrop ‘A’ 3 (J.Wright 180) Tipton Sports 4, Horseley Tavern 5 New Talbot 2, Hayes Social 3 Waggon and Horses 4, Wonder 3 Cottage Spring 4, Miners Arms had a bye.
With four more games to play in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ added a 5-4 win at Dudley Sports ‘A’ to their account to put them on 54 points two more thn Roebuck in second place who had a 7-2 success at Fox and Grapes. A 6-3 home win over Portway has left third in the table High Oak some six points short of Roebuck and eight off the top. Full Results:Week 30:- Dudley Sports ‘A’ 4 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 5, Bull and Bladder 5 Brickmakers Arms 4, High Oak 6 Portway 3, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 2 Rose and Crown 7, Limes Club 3 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 6, Wombourne Pool Bar 3 Delph Bell 6, Swan 7 Mount Pleasant 2, Fox and Grapes 2 Roebuck 7, King William 4 Lamp Tavern 5.
After the opening six games in the new season of the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League, three of the starting fourteen teams are locked at the top of the table on an unbeaten twelve points. An 8-1 home win over White Lion has seen Old Bulls Head hang on to pole position on average from Lamp Tavern who won 6-3 at Pensnett Liberal Club, they lead Netherton Cricket Club on average after their 5-4 win against Chainyards. The overall results for the week saw no change in the top seven places. Full Results:Week 6:- Red Cow 5 Gornal Labour Club 4, Hilly House 3 Jolly Crispin 6, Old Bulls Head 8 White Lion 1, Pensnett Liberal Club 3 Lamp Tavern 6, Netherton Cricket Club 5 Chainyards 4, New Inns 5 Gornal British Legion 4, Meadow Lark 6 Five Ways 4.
Wilson Hall, the only team in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League to have won all of their first six games had a 4-3 win over one of the former leaders of the league King Arthur with S.Roberts recording a 160 break and a nine darts game for the victors. Second in the league Swan ‘A’ and third placed Bird (Wordsley) are both on ten points and both won 6-1 in turn at Church Tavern ‘B’ and Gigmill. K.Cooksey had a 160 break and A.Batham a nine darts game for Bell in their 4-3 home win over Fox Inn (Lye). Full Results:Game 6:- Church Tavern ‘B’ 1 Swan ‘A’ 6, Brickmakers Arms 6 Caves 1, Wombourne Cricket Club 5 Holly Bush 2, Bell 4 (K.Cooksey 160b, A.Batham 9 darts game) Fox Inn (Lye) 3, Ten Arches ‘B’ 4 Ashwood ‘A’ 3 (S.Quarry 152b), Swan ‘B’ 5 Church Tavern ‘A’ 2, Gigmill 1 Bird (Wordsley) 6, King Arthur 3 Wilson Hall 4 (S.Roberts 160b,9 darts game), Ashwood ‘B’ 5 (A.Vellender 116f) Ten Arches ‘A’ 2, Gate Hangs Well had a bye.
In week thirteen of the Ashwood Premier League there was only one change in the top six laces and that was at the top as for the second successive week Nick Fullwell, due to other commitments was unable to turn up and because of this lost his number one spot in the table as Connor Pickett with 5-2 wins over Andy Vellender and Jack Moore moved up into pole position with 163 points from 27 games, four points more than second placed Fullwell but from playing four games more than him. Full Results:Week 13:- Andy Vellender 2 Richard Bowen 5, Chris Williams 3 Mark Bayliss 4, Iain Mathers 1 Chris Manoila 6, Jordan Ward 7 Adam Glazzard 0, Matt Davies 5 Stuart Quarry 2, Jay Moule 5 Andy Kennedy 2, Stuart Aitkens 3 Jon Underhill 4, Chris Fox 3 Chris Williams 4, Adam Glazzard 2 Jack Moore 5, Chris Manoila 3 Sam Aitkens 4, Robert Pierce 7 John Broome 0, Mark Bayliss 6 Dan Sidaway 1, Jon Underhill 3 Iain Mathers 4, Andy Kennedy 2 Matt Davies 5, Stuart Quarry 3 Jordan Ward 4, Connor Pickett 5 Andy Vellender 2, Jay Moule 4 Dan Sidaway 3, Richard Bowen 5 Chris Manoila 2, Jack Moore 5 Iain Mathers 2, Jack Moore 2 Connor Pickett 5, Robert Pierce 4 Chris Williams 3, Chris Fox 3 Iain Mathers 4, John Broome 0 Sam Aitkens 7, Dan Sidaway 2 Stuart Aitkens 5.
The Pip Club League have been engaged in their Open Cup which saw league leaders Belgrave Sport and Social Club with a 180 from Gary Podmore plus two 112 breaks from Ian Turner defeat Dolphin whose Richard Gale also notched a maximum. There were further wins for Pip Club, Birchmoor Club and Sports Bar ‘180’ who in turn accounted for Kettlebrook Club, Aldergate Club and Progressive Club. Joining the four winning teams in the quarter finals will be Dolphin Wanderers, Old Liberal House, Globe (Wilnecote) and Belgrave Club who all had a bye. Full Results:Open Cup:- Kettlebrook Club lost to Pip Club (Ash Luckman 100b), Birchmoor Club (Alan Sutton 180, Paul Vyse 106b) beat Aldergate Club, Dolphin (Richard Gale 180, Mac Tarbuck 15 darts game) lost to Belgrave Sports and Social Club (Gary Podmore 180, Ian Turner 2x112b), Sports Bar ‘180’ (Paul Corfield 156f, Phil Jones 103b, Emily Jones 100) beat Progressive Club (Duncan Campbell 2x100b), Dolphin Wanderers, Old Liberal House, Globe (Wilnecote) and Belgrave Club had a bye.
With Riley’s ‘C’ not having a game in week 29 of the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League second placed Railway caught up on games played with a 6-1 win at Penn Bowling to leave them six points behind leaders Riley’s ‘C’ in the singles division. In the doubles division a 2-1 success for Railway over Penn Bowling has taken them to within two points of Riley’s ‘C’ who again top the table. Full Results:Week 29:Singles Division:- Gilberts Bar 5 Yale Club 2, Penn Bowling 1 Railway 6, Riley’s ‘A’ 3 Wednesfield Legion 4, Village Inn 4 Dog and Partridge 3, Wednesfield Conservative Club 5 Pendulum 2, Doubles Division:- Gilberts Bar 2 Yale Club 1, Penn Bowling 1 Railway 2, Riley’s ‘A’ 1 Wednesfield Legion 2, Village Inn 1 Dog and Partridge 2, Wednesfield Conservative Club 3 Pendulum 0.
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Michael van Gerwen clinched the 2019 Jack’s Casino World Series of Darts Finals, beating fellow Dutchman Danny Noppert 11-2 on home soil in Amsterdam. The World Number One blitzed through the pack ...

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