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Article: BICC Preview - 8th/9th February

BICC Preview - 8th/9th February

Premier Division:Essex v Warwickshire This coming weekend Warwickshire County Darts Organisation will be travelling to take on Essex at the Chelmsford Social Club, 55 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6JG in what will be their sixth of a scheduled nine fixtures in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships and they will be hoping to follow up their resounding win over Lancashire and make it four straight consecutive wins. Currently lying third in the division with 106 points Warwickshire are just one short of second placed Lancashire, four places plus 14 points to the good on their hosts so a win in certainly not out of the question. Lining up for Warwickshire will be Men’s ‘A’:- Antony Allen, Dean Stewart, Charlie Symons, Ian Shaw, Jamie Atkins, Kevin Dowling, Nigel Heydon, Noel Grant, Ian McFarlane, Steve Giddings, Steve Hine, Tom Aldridge, Men’s ‘B’:- James Hykin, Carl Green, Robert Comben, Gareth Braham, Jack Wareing, Ashley Hykin, Mark Strong, Matty Washbrooke, Karl Reynolds, Tom Martin, Ashley Hurrell, Wayne Mynard, Reserves:- Tom McGlone, Simon Fairbrother, Dave Atkins, Jamie Hughes, Dave Honey, Mark Carter, Women’s ‘A’:- Natalie Gilbert, Angela Jones, Caroline Pike, Donna Pinch, Sue Gulliver, Wendy Adams, Women’s ‘B’:- Nina Bolt, Rosie O’Connor, Tammy Montgomery, Denise Keyte, Helen Rigg, Melanie Jones, Reserves:- Kat Spanswick, Marian Conway, Lucy Keyte, Chloe McKivett, Courtney Hine.
Division One:West Midlands v Oxfordshire Following their shock 20-16 defeat away to Hertfordshire, West Midlands will be hoping to return to winning ways again this coming weekend when they entertain Oxfordshire in the latest of their BDO Inter County Championship fixtures in division one. With four wins in their opening four fixtures the Hertfordshire result was quite a surprise but now it has to be put behind them and they have to concentrate on this their next game and promotion. The current situation in the division sees West Midlands on 113 points just one short of leaders Cheshire and nine ahead of third placed London. Oxfordshire are seventh in the table with 96 points so home advantage plus taking into account the two counties records so far West Midlands should by all accounts be favourites to win. Selected to play are Men’s ‘A’:- Gavin Baker, Michael Baker, Trevor Brennan, Shaun Carrol, Matthew Dicken, Justin Evans, Ian Jones, Owen Maiden, Glen McGrandle, Danny Nicholls, Neil Pointon, Paul Wells, Men’s ‘B’:- Matthew Coleman, Mark Craddock, Adam Edgar, Scott Hall, Alfie Jacques, Gareth Johnson, Stephen Jones, Shane Price, Dave Redding, Jamie Rollinson, Mark Rollinson, Gaz Watts, Reserves:- Danny Coyle, Martin Greenwood, Kevin Harris, Kirk Harrison, Ben Hollowood, Women’s ‘A’:- Cheryl Alcock, Gemma Barrett, Kath Jenkins, Jacqueline Maiden, Kat McLean, Sarah Robert, Women’s ‘B’:- Debbie Davies, Shannon Hall, Lynne Reynolds, Shellbie Simmons, Sophie Singh, Heather Wright, Reserves:- Julie Aston, Kelly Doleman, Claire Hobbs, Stella Sims.
Division Three:Cumbria v Derbyshire A 21-15 win at home in their last game against Middlesex saw Derbyshire move up one place to fifth in the division three promotional table of the BDO Inter County Darts Championships. With a total of 97 points so far Derbyshire are some 25 short of second in the table Merseyside and promotion, this coming weekend they will be playing at the Grasslot Welfare Sports and Social Club, Main Road, Maryport, CA15 8DD where they will take on the local county Cumbria. Cumbria with 83 points are currently next to bottom of the division three table, they are four places and 14 points below their visitors and the outcome of the game and on form should definitely go in Derbyshire’s favour. Selected to play for Derbyshire are Men’s ‘A’:- Ian Allcock, Lee Arkwright, Nigel Daniels, Gary Fenn, Dale Gadsby, Richard Hanson, Connor Hodgkinson, Sean Lambert, Ryan O’Connor, James Parkin, Michael Ryall, Steve Thompson, Men’s ‘B’:- Darron Brown, Christian Bradshaw, Pete Burgoyne, Henry Coates, Lee Cropper, John Elliot, Matt Faulkner, Andy Houghton, Richard Hughes, Brian Snell, Lee Stanley, Paul Williams, Reserves:- Dave Allcock, Keith Cooper, Dan Ford, Chris Grogan, Ben Holmes, Paul Redfern, Steve Soar, Shaun Williamson, Women’s ‘A’:- Rachel Bird, Terri Bellamy, Jane Densley, Rebecca Hoyland, Rose Mort, Jackie Sweet, Women’s ‘B’:- Rachel Ayres, Nicola Fletcher, Emily Jones, Jennifer McCormick, Joanne Oldershaw, Louise Rawson, Reserves:- Amy Eyre, Dee Fenn, Sara-Jane Harrison, Vicky Henshaw, Marie Leahy, Sammie Marshall, Carol Western, Claire Wheeler.
Division Four:Leicestershire v Shropshire Shropshire have suffered defeats in their last two fixtures in division four of the BDO Inter County Championships and this coming weekend they have no easy task when they play away at Enderby & District Social Club, 22/24 Coleridge Drive, Enderby, LE19 4QF where they will take on the local county Leicestershire. As the two teams go into the match Leicestershire are riding high in pole position on 120 with a lead of seven over second placed Bedfordshire while Shropshire are lying in sixth place on 92 points but just one point short of the team directly above them Tyne and Wear and only eight off fourth in the table Breconshire. Hoping to secure the points for Shropshire will be Men’s ‘A’:- Sam Aitkens, Dan Astbury, Eddie Austin, Jamie Barrowman, Richard Bowen, Reece Colley, Martin East, Andy Jervis, Gavin Moreton, Richard Parker, Martin Price, Martin Riggs, Men’s ‘B’:- Jon Blakemore, Paul Bromley, Andi Chatter, Chris Fox, Mike Hampson, Brian Hickman, Rob Pierce, Billy Robbins, Will Roberts, John Simms, John Speed, Andy Vellender, Reserves:- Tony Burton, Paul Harrison, Alex Howells, Phil Mayo, Neville Quinton, Rob Trumper, Women’s ‘A’:- Jenna Ball, Julie Griffiths, Becky Harris, Sue Lane, Marie Riggs, Deana Sheldon, Women’s ‘B’:- Suzie Barnham, Sophie Fawcett, Allison Gallagher, Rachael Mooney, Caroline Powell, Michele Pritchard, Reserves:- Kim Hewitt, Cally Jones, Cheryl Owen, Julie Pugh, Helen Walmsley, Tammy Walmsley, Lisa Wills.
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