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Article: BICC Preview - 2nd/3rd November

BICC Preview - 2nd/3rd November

Premier Division: Warwickshire v Devon

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 and hoping to achieve that first win will be 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.

Division One: West Midlands v Dorset

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. Dorest in second place are ten points adrift of their hosts and a third consecutive win for the West Midlands would put them in a very healthy position at the top of the promotion table.

Lining up for the home team will be Men’s ‘A’:- Gavin Baker, Mick Baker, Scott Baker, Shaun Carroll, Mark Craddock, Matthew Dicken, Ian Jones, Glen McGrandle, John Morris, Dan Nicholls, Neil Pointon, Paul Wells, Men’s ‘B’:- Trevor Brennan, Matthew Coleman, Adam Edgar, Justin Evans, Kevin Harris, Gareth Johnston, Stephen Jones, Liam Kelly, Mathew Moore, Shane Price, Jamie Rollinson, Mark Rollinson, Reserves:- Steve Gillam, Mart Greenwood, Scott Hall, Kirk Harrison, Phil O’Brien, Women’s ‘A’:- Cheryl Alcock, Gemma Barrett, Kath Jenkins, Jacqueline Maiden, Kat McLean, Sarah Roberts, Women’s ‘B’:- Claire Hobbs, Kelly Doleman, Shellbie Simmons, Stella Sims, Sophie Singh, Heather Wright, Reserves:- Debbie Davies, Lynne Reynolds.

Division Three: Derbyshire v County Durham

Derbyshire County Darts Organisation had their first fixture of the season in division three of the BDO Inter County Championships, a home tie against Merseyside postponed until a later date they and have so far only played one game which saw them go down 24-12 away to Norfolk and leave them at the foot of the promotion table. This coming weekend they will be playing their first home game of the campaign at the Pinxton Village Hall, 3 Kirkstead Road, Pinxton, NG16 6NA where they will take on County Durham who are currently four places above them with 26 points more but they have played two games.

Hoping to kick start Derbyshire’s season will be Men’s ‘A’:- Ian Allcock, Henry Coates, Nigel Daniels, Gary Fenn, Richard Hanson, Connor Hodgkinson, Ben Holmes, Sean Lambert, Michael Ryall, Steve Soar, Lee Stanley, Steve Thompson, Men’s ‘B’:- Dean Allsopp, Andy Cass, Lee Cropper, Craig Darlington, John Elliott, Matt Faulkner, Dan Ford, Andy Houghton, Ryan O’Connor, Steve Paling, Alan Robinson, Paul Williams, Reserves:- Lee Arkwright, Mick Ashman, Christian Bradshaw, Darron Brown, Keith Cooper, Adrian Daniels, David Fritchley, Richard Hughes, James Parkin, Shaun Williamson, Women’s ‘A’:- Rachel Ayres, Terri Bellamy, Rachel Bird, Jane Densley, Rebecca Hoyland, Jackie Sweet, Women’s ‘B’:- Sara-Jane Harrison, Sammi Marshall, Jennifer McCormick, Rose Mort, Joanne Oldershaw, Louise Rawson, Reserves:- Dawn Buckley, Dee Fenn, Nicola Fletcher, Emily Jones, Marie Leahy, Katrina McAleney, Carol Weston, Holly Wright.

Division Four: Shropshire v Gloucestershire

After a promising 20-16 home win over Tyne and Wear in their curtain raiser in division four of the BDO Inter County Championships, Shropshire then lost 22-14 playing away to West of England. This coming weekend they have the opportunity to get back onto winning ways when they play hosts to Gloucestershire, however it will be no easy task as their opponents are newly relegated from division three and will be all out for a quick return.

Lining up for Shropshire at the The Royal, Delaware Avenue, Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3BW, will be Men’s ‘A’:- Dan Astbury, Eddie Austin, Jamie Barrowman, Nik Bloor, Chris Fox, Andy Jervis, Gavin Moreton, Richard Parker, Martin Price, Martin Riggs, John Speed, Chris Williams, Men’s ‘B’:- Sam Aitkens, Richard Bowen, Paul Bromley, Mike Hampson, Paul Harrison, Brian Hickman, Connor Jeffs, Phil Mayo, Robert Pierce, Will Roberts, John Simms, Andy Vellender, Reserves:- Mark bayliss, Jon Blakemore, Andi Chatter, Clark Cook, Jamie Daly, Jamie Lewis, Andy Mullinder, Neville Quinton, Carl Sparrow, Women’s ‘A’:- Jenna Ball, Stephanie Clarke, Allison Gallagher, Julie Griffiths, Michele Pritchard, Marie Riggs, Women’s ‘B’:- Sophie Fawcett, Sue Lane, Rachael Mooney, Caroline Powell, Deana Sheldon, Tammy Walmsley, Reserves:- Suzie Barnham, Kim Hewitt, Cheryl Owen, Julie Pugh, Helen Walmsley, Karen Weston.

By Alan Towe

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