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Article: Birmingham Mail - A Midland Round-up by Alan Towe - 2023-01-18

Birmingham Mail - A Midland Round-up by Alan Towe - 2023-01-18

It was not the start Warwickshire County Darts Organisation wanted as they began 2023 in the Cosmo Darts Premier Division of the UKDA National League as they slipped to a narrow 19-17 defeat playing away against London.

However the weekend got off to quite a bright start as the ladies ‘B’ side roared to a 5-1 victory. Chloe McKivett got the match underway with her straight 3-0 win over Sarah Cronin and although the home side levelled through Dee Belcher’s win over Angela Jones Warwickshire went 2-1 up with a 3-0 win from Courtney Hine over Carly Townsend. Lady of the match Hannah Meek beat Joanne Deamer 3-1 with a 19.80 average before the 5-1 win was wrapped up with Nina Bolt beating Jane Biggs 3-1 and Melanie Jones winning 3-0 against Lynne Biondini.

The men’s ‘B’ went down 7-5 with their wins coming from Dave Hill, Scott Hope, Karl Reynolds, man of the match Nigel Heydon and Noah Rose. Nigel Heydon won 4-0 against Geoff Mortimer with a 27.08 average.

Caroline Pike and Natalie Gilbert were the only winners for the ladies ‘A’ as they lost 4-2. Natalie had a straight 3-0 win over Nikki Patten, her 17.28 average earning her the match award. The men’s ‘A’ finished as did the men’s ‘B’ on the wrong side of a 7-5 scoreline. Chalking up Warwickshire’s five wins were Steve Hine, Noel Grant, Jamie Atkins, Kevin Dowling and award winner Matty Washbrooke who had a 4-2 win over Liam Hill with a 27.70 average.

Despite the defeat Warwickshire hold on to fifth place in the table, but have had the deficit on leaders Lancashire increased from 18 to 23 points.

Full Results:Cosmo Darts Premier Division:London 19 Warwickshire 17:London MA 7-5 Warwickshire MA:Men’s ‘A’:- Lee Cocks 4 Jenson Walker 0, Lewis McGurn 2 Steve Hine 4, Nigel Fisher 4 Tom Martin 3, John Walters 4 Wayne Mynard 2, Christopher Holt 3 Noel Grant 4, Matt Wood 4 Jamie Hughes 3, Graham Rackstraw 3 Jamie Atkins 4, Steve Ferguson 4 Gareth Braham 3, Tyler Radlett 4 Lee Miller 2, Tommy Sanwell 2 Kevin Dowling 4, Liam Hill 2 Matty Washbrooke 4, Fred Box 4 Jack Wareing 1, London MB 7-5 Warwickshire MB:Men’s ‘B’:- Wayne Brown 3 Dave Hill 4, Dean Buckland 4 Pete Hughes 2, Steve Holt 1 Scott Hope 4, Peter Gallacher 4 Martin Tonks 2, John Loeber 4 Mark Carter 1, Craig Watkins 2 Karl Reynolds 4, Nick Cocks 4 Mark Strong 3, Geoff Mortimer 0 Nigel Heydon 4, Gene Hill 4 Sam Price 0, Danny Brown 4 Adam Hancock 1, Paul Killington 4 Mark Tomlinson 2, Harry Kelly 2 Noah Rose 4, London WA 4-2 Warwickshire WA:Women’s ‘A’:- Luci Cunningham 3 Marian Conway 2, Tammy Mackenzie 1 Caroline Pike 3, Debs Watling 3 Donna Pinch 1, Mandy Solomons 3 Sue Gulliver 2, Nikki Patten 0 Natalie Gilbert 3, Steph Stutley 3 Tammy Montgomery 2, London WB 1-5 Warwickshire WB:Women’s ‘B’:- Sarah Cronin 0 Chloe McKivett 3, Dee Belcher 3 Angela Jones 1, Carly Townsend 0 Courtney Hine 3, Joanne Deamer 1 Hannah Meek 3, Jane Biggs 1 Nina Bolt 3, Lynne Biondini 0 Melanie Jones 3.


In division one of the UKDA National League West Midlands in their away game against Buckinghamshire returned with what must be a creditable 18-18 draw against their third placed opponents but nevertheless they remain in a perilous next to bottom of the table position with just 81 points from their opening four games, but they do have a game in hand on the teams above them.

Both ladies teams lost 4-2 with Katherine Jenkins and lady of the match Shellbie Simmons (17.29 average) the only winners for the ‘B’ team, Kat McLean and Jacqueline Maiden the winners for the ‘A’, Jacqueline taking the match award for her 18.70 average.

The men’s ‘B’ were the highlight of the weekend winning 8-4 thanks to wins from Rob Thompson, Glen McGrandle, Mark Maiden, Sam Guest, Jay Woodhouse, Kieran O’Mahoney, John Morris and Dean Simmons-Fullwood with Glen McGrandle their top player beating Gary Price 3-0 and chalking up a 27.83 average.

The men’s A’ had to be satisfied sharing the spoils in a 6-6 draw, their wins being supplied by Michael Baker, Owen Maiden, Shaun Carroll, Ryan O’Connor, Adam Johnson and Ian Jones with Ryan O’Connor the award winner for his 28.95 average.

Full Results:L-Style Division One:Buckinghamshire 18 West Midlands 18:Buckinghamshire MA 6-6 West Midlands MA:Men’s ‘A’:- Del Boy Pratley 1 Michael Baker 4, Liam Maughan 4 Gavin Baker 3, James Hurrell 4 Kevin Bambrick 0, Glen Young 4 Jon Platt 3, Mat Caste 1 Owen Maiden 4, Stephen Reed 2 Shaun Carroll 4, Leo Beechey 2 Ryan O'Connor 4, Steve Mcleod 4 Richard Platt 3, Karl Deacon 1 Adam Johnson 4, Damien Fyffe 4 Darren Williams 1, Jon Woodbridge 1 Ian Jones 4, Cameron Menzies 4 Ash Khayat 2, Buckinghamshire MB 4-8 West Midlands MB:Men’s ‘B’:- Carl Webb 0 Rob Thompson 3, Gary Price 0 Glen McGrandle 3, Terry Winfield jnr 1 Mark Maiden 3, Martin Hill 3 Neil Pointon 0, Jamie Tyas 3 Paul Price 1, Mark Boardman 1 Sam Guest 3, George Grinsted 2 Jay Woodhouse 3, John Ayris 1 Kieran O'Mahoney 3, Alex Harrison 0 John Morris 3, Stuart Robinson 2 Dean Simmons-Fullwood 3, Ricky Ferreira 3 Ben Johnson 0, Clive Wilford 3 Mark Craddock 2, Buckinghamshire WA 4-2 West Midlands WA:Women’s ‘A’:- Dawn Seaman 3 Claire Hobbs 1, Suzanne Smith 3 Jodie Rowlands 0, Kirsty Gibbs 2 Kat McLean 3, Barb Legge 3 Sarah Maybury 0, Fallon Sherrock 3 Gemma Barrett 0, Ann Wakefield 2 Jacqueline Maiden 3, Buckinghamshire WB 4-2 West Midlands WB:Women’s ‘B’:- Janet Weedon 3 Tara Simmons-Fullwood 0, Lorraine Bowen 1 Katherine Jenkins 3, Geraldine Johnson 1 Shellbie Simmons 3, Gina Freshwater 3 Debbie Davies 0, Lisa Webb 3 Jacqueline Simmons 1, Jane Sobey 3 Kelly Doleman 0.


It was a great start to the New Year for Black Country in division two of the UKDA National League as they recorded a 23-13 home win over Cumbria to double their lead at the top of the division from nine to eighteen points.

Saturday’s games produced a 4-2 win for the ladies ‘B’, Lacey Hughes taking the match award for her 16.89 average. The men’s ‘B’ finished all-square at 6-6 with Shane Sheridan their top man as he chalked up a 27.60 average.

Sunday’s games saw the ladies ‘A’ share the spoils in a 3-3 draw, Tammy Chance winning 3-1 against Crissy Manley with a 20.22 average to win the match award. The men’s ‘A’ were in top form winning 10-2, Shane Price with a 30.36 average and a 4-0 result against Alan Armstrong taking the match award. Other winners were Dan Nicholls, Graham Hall, Trevor Brennon, Gaz Johnson, Rob Smith, Reece Colley, Tom Bissell, Alex Howells and Paul Wells.

Full Results:Division Two:Black Country 23 Cumbria 13:The Black Country MA 10-2 Cumbria MA:Men’s ‘A’:- Dan Nicholls 4 Will Rowley 1, Graham Hall 4 Neil Linford 2, Trevor Brennon 4 Andy Goodfellow 2, Gaz Johnson 4 Michael Crawshaw 1, Rob Smith 4 Ronnie Kirk 0, Rich Bowen 0 David Carr 4, Reece Colley 4 John Wightman 0, Tom Bissell 4 Geoff Ramshaw 2, Alex Howells 4 Mark Hird 2, Paul Wells 4 Craig Lewthwaite 3, Dan Homer 2 Michael Adams 4, Shane Price 4 Alan Armstrong 0, The Black Country MB 6-6 Cumbria MB:Men’s ‘B’:- Dan Haden 1 Phil Hughes 3, Shane Sheridan 3 Brian Mandale 2, Gavin Smith 0 John Wightman 3, Martyn Harper 1 John Duncan 3, Jamie Rollinson 3 David Turnbull 0, Cayden Smith 3 Andrew Foster 1, Mark Rollinson 2 Dan Vallance 3, Connor Whitehouse 3 Mike Sowerby 2, Ali Hickinbottom 3 Gary Horrigan 1, Jamie Barrowman 3 Dex Forster 0, Martin Greenwood 2 Steven Jackson 3, Mat Tedstone 1 David Carr 3, The Black Country WA 3-3 Cumbria WA:Women’s ‘A’:- Heather Wright 3 Ali MacMillan 1, Sarah Jane Parker 0 Ann Scholey 3, Chez Allcock 1 Lesley Pattinson 3, Steph Koyna 3 Mary Paine 0, Shannon Hall 2 Gillian Rumney 3, Tammy Chance 3 Crissy Manley 1, The Black Country WB 4-2 Cumbria WB:Women’s ‘B’:- Sarah Tromans 2 Hilary Kirkbride 3, Maxine Prosser 3 Emma McGarvie 1, Doreen Hunt 3 Jules Fisher 2, Lacey Hughes 3 Susan Fears 0, Stella Sims 1 Leanne Howard 3, Grace Angell 3 Laura Tweeddale 0.


In the Four Oaks and District League Nomads Flights remain top of division one after winning 5-4 against second in the division Old Oscott Arrows. The Arrows opened up a lead of 4-2 but Nomads rallied for a 5-4 win. The win keeps intact Nomads two points lead at the top of the table as Highcroft Social replace Old Oscott Arrows in second place following their 6-3 home win over The Old Horns Lions and with a game in hand and just two points adrift they could draw level on points with the Nomads.

There were some outstanding darts from B.Hughes and D.Vickers as they helped deliver a 9-0 win for Red Lion at Charley’s Flights.

Oscott Social Club and Minworth Flights both kept their unbeaten runs intact in division two the former winning 6-3 at home against Rosey Mac’s while the latter won 5-4 at Erdington Arrows. Oscott Social Club remain top of the division having played one game more than second placed Minworth, L.Cooksey hit a maximum for Erdington Arrows.

Full Results:Game 4:Division One:- Charley’s Flights 0 (D.G.Bond 100, R.Vann 122b, T.Hines 119) Red Lion 9 (J.Collins 140,122, D.Vickers 100,121,130,140, B.Hughes 4x100,118,140,105, T.Vickers 101b,135,100, R.Lowe 100,101), Nomad Flights 5 (C.Hill 3x100, K.Smith 153,3x100,140, T.Colley 120b, C.Winters 140,137,133, B.Lysaght 120b,137) Old Oscott Arrows 4 (A.Lea 100, D.Page 125,2x100, D.Parsons 100,140, P.Locke 2x100, B.Trayhern 100), Highcroft Social 6 (K.Shorthouse 125,101, S.Paling 140,2x100, J.Alexander 2x100, S.Pritchett 105,100, T.Pallett 112b,107, S.Alexander 107b, L.Shorthouse 100) The Old Horns Lions 3 (M.Ashton 105b,2x100, A.Kimberley 120b,2x100, P.Byrne 2x100, B.Stephens 138, T.O’Kereke 140,100, B.Linnecor 105,115), Walmley CSC Flights 5 (J.Meredith 142b,100b,100, G.Gaughan 100, B.Cadby 125,132,100,140, K.Green 120b,139,100b,100,140) Bishop Vesey 4 (C.Sammons 125,121,135,137,100, A.Jones 2x100,109, D.Walton 100, M.Wild 120b,4x100, N.Smallwood 2x120b,140), Heartlands 6 (J.Rogers 100b,121,100,120b,140, G.McCormack 126, Matthew Cain 100, A.Downes 100, G.Drennan 100, John Frost 120b, Jim Frost 100, S.McCormack 100, T.Pedley 100, S.Cain 140) Golden Hind Lions 3 (C.Turner 100, J.Clarke 2x116b,2x100, J.Mahon 2x100, A.Lilley 100,156), Division Two:- Oscott Social Club 6 (D.Shannon 101b,116,140, D.Hodgkins 120b,100, I.Lloyd 100,119, A.Whitehouse 123,100, G.Bushell 117b,112) Rosey Mac’s 3 (S.Wintle 3x100, J.Cox snr 100, S.Wright 100b, N.Bradley 160b,120b,100, M.Clarke 125, D.Sargent 120, A.Poole 100), Pint Pot Flights 7 (M.Bagnall 4x100, P.outhall 140,3x100, N.Robbins 101b) Sutton Sharks 2 (J.McKeever 100, A.Jarvis 112b, Jon Boden 100, J.Harris 120, J.Whale 125, C.Gardener 125,100), Sutton Sports and Social 3 (D.Carter 100) Deers Leap 6 (T.Ross 100, D.Rogers 120b, L.Sinclair 100, D.Andrews 110), Erdington Arrows 4 (M.Phillips 100,121,101,105, L.Cooksey 180,100, L.Dells 100b,140,100,120b,121) Minworth Flights 5 (K.Reynolds 134,140,100, R.Barritt 100,133, M.Partridge 125,100,121,140, K.Deeley 125), The Scott Armers 3 (O.Day 106b, S.Kelly 100, M.Felkin 100, L.Parry 148b, T.Kelly 3x100,125, O.Carroll 100) The Funky Bear 6 (R.Wright 115,133, G.Robotham 140, S.Robotham 101,100), Plough and Arrows 3 (A.Humphriss 100, D.Hughes 100, K.Gow 100, L.Dudley 120,100) St Thomas Arrows 6 (P.Andrews 120, M.Avery 105b, G.Lynch 100).


Sheldon and District Winter League have reached the halfway point of their season and with a perfect twelve points from their six games Sheldon Marlborough Arrows lead the way in the premier division. In the latest round of fixtures the leaders had a bye which allowed second placed Langley Arrows to reduce the arrears which they did with a 6-3 home win over Highwood Gerry’s Boys and are now just two points short of the leaders. A 5-4 win at Sheldon Dukes keeps Dunky’s Boys third in the table with ten points, only two fewer than the leaders but they have played one game more than both teams above them.

It was a bye week for both of the top two teams in division one leaders Langley Flights and second placed Yardley Ex Colts who are both on ten points and joining them on the same number of points is third placed Dingle who won 5-4 at home against Journeys End.

It was not a good week for division two leaders Brian’s Flights as for the first time in eight games they lost. Playing away against fifth place Irish Centre Brian’s Flights returned on the wrong side of 5-4 scoreline but still hold on to pole position, their lead now reduced to just two points over second in the division Iron Horse Rebels who won 5-4 at Trident Spears.

Full Results:Week 9:Premier Division:- Kingshurst Labour Club 3 Raven Arrows 6, Langley Arrows 6 (Paul Nixon 113f) Highwood Gerry’s Boys 3, Sheldon Dukes 4 (Jake Savage 180, Alex Edwards 7 darts game) Dunky’s Boys 5, Sheldon Marlborough Arrows and Hollywood Social had a bye, Division One:- Hornet 5 Willclare Sports and Social 4, The Dingle 5 (John Smyth 120f) Journeys End 4 (James Cassidy 11 darts game), Maggies 6 Shirley Misfits 3, Langley Flights and Yardley Ex Colts had a bye, Division Two:- Castle Bromwich WMC 2 Lyndon Old Boys 7 (Leigh Palmer 116f), The Irish Centre 5 Brian’s Flights 4, The Raven 4 Sheldon Marlborough Ridge 5, The Trident Spears 4 Iron Horse Rebels 5, Hampton and Solihull Cricket Club had a bye.


Week fifteen in the Harborne and District League saw leaders Bugle Horn play away against third in the table Northfield Town and return with a 5-4 result to keep them top of the table with 28 points from their 15 games and see their hosts drop one place in the table to fourth. Second in the league Northfield Conservative Club kept their title hopes on course with a 6-3 win at Copper Fox ‘R’ to keep within two points of the leaders with a game in hand. Smethwick Cricket Club are third, in their home tie they handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their opponents Quinton RBL to give them 24 points, four off the top. Northfield Town are a further two points adrift in fourth place on 22 points.

Full Results:Game 15:- Smethwick Cricket Club 9 (M.Collins 100,140, P.Brookes 2x100,140, T.Brennan 104,140,180,16 darts game, F.Johnson 140, V.Gould 3x100, M.Tibbetts 100,121,125,137, V.Gould 111f, B.Gillies 2x100) Quinton RBL 0 (D.McDermott 3x100, A.Mills 100), Copper Fox ‘R’ 3 (E.Simpson 100,174, T.McGlone 100, M.Hamilton 100, T.Hamilton 2x100,123, R.Mann 3x100,140, N.Porter 2x100,123,125) Northfield Conservative Club 6 (S.Jones 3x100, A.Sutton 3x100,125, D.Hill 3x100,113,125,140, S.Cartwright 121, T.Shipley 100,140,180, D.Hill 129f, T.Shipley 180), Weoley Castle WMC 1 (M.Bolton 3x100, S.Pasetti 2x140,17 darts game, P.Coombs 3x100,180, T.Heath 101, A.Coombes 100, G.Pagett 119) Copper Fox ‘M’ 8 (D.Kent 100, K.Jukes 2x100, J.Loughran 100, A.Harvey 2x100, G.Dews 2x100,140, K.Bedder 3x100,125, M.Davies 100,125, A.Harvey 180), Northfield Town 4 (M.Hopkins 4x100, A.Busby 2x1002,137, D.Hopkins 3x100, L.Allen 100,100f,125, M.Lloyd 2x100,140, R.Needham 100, 138, G.Webb 100, A.Busby 180) Bugle Horn 5 (N.Steventon 2x100,3x140,121f, M.Poolton 100,119f,180, J.Hykin 125,2x180, P.Sitshebo 2x100,134,2x140, D.Marsh 100), Cock Inn 6 (A.Underwood 125, A.Vaughan 2x100,125, K.Vaughan 100,140) Avenue Social 3 (E.Spencer 121, P.Gilliland 140, V.Gilliland 2x100), Bourneville 5 (A.Bailles 105, P.Smith 100,120, M.Ferriday 135,140, G.Bailles 100,122,125, M.Hanley 100f, M.Ferriday 180, M.Hanley 180) The Mill 4 (D.Davy 100,140, O.Gough 102,120, T.Goulding 3x100).


With no result for Kings Norton League leaders Copper Fox this week the second and third placed teams Thurlestone and Northfield squared up to each other. Despite home board advantage Northfield lost 4-3 and are now six points behind Copper Fox with only three more fixtures to play. Thurlestone meanwhile are four behind the leaders which with so few games remaining is still a huge task.

At the other end of the table bottom team Kings Heath chalked up what is only their third win in twenty-one games when they won 4-3 at home against Coppice who are four places above them and are twelve points better off.

Full Results:Game 22:- Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 4 (G.Williamson 2x100, A.Reynolds 100,120, S.Corbett 100, S.Brown 140, C.Davenport 2x100,140) Grant Arms 3 (P.Taylor 100b,122, S.Hale 134, A.Dewsbury 2x100, P.Smith 140, V.Walton 100,112b, A.McGowan 100b, M.Kearney 100), Cock Inn 2 (L.Fox 112b,133, Joe Fox 120b, A.Vaughan 2x100) Bournebrook 5 (T.Cullen 160b, D.Collins 121, K.Mason 118, M.Bathurst 100, M.Welsh 100), Northfield 3 (L.Allen 140, A.Busby 100b,105b,120b,133,12 darts game, S.Busby 140, J.Taylor 2x100, G.Webb 100, M.Lloyd 121, R.Broadhurst 132) Thurlestone 4 (R.Waldron 100,101b, N.Watts 100,140, S.Deeley 100,101b,105b, V.Pickford 100, R.Hosey 100), Longbridge 2 (S.Cartwright 100, L.Jordan 180, N.Mellors 100, C.Evans 100) Bourneville 5 (M.James 102,111, D.Malone 100,180, P.Smith 100, G.Carver 100, D.Murrary 100), Kings Heath 4 (R.Hitchmough 2x100, P.Hunt 107f) Coppice 3 (A.Ward 100, R.Packer 102, B.Heath 100, S.Jacques 105b).


The Camp Hill League were involved with their League Cup in which league leaders Erdington Nomads won 4-3 at Tyseley WMC who are fourth in the league. Second in the league table Clumsy Swan had a convincing 6-1 home win over bottom of the table Sedgemere Devils while Tyseley Bears beat Sheldon Marlborough Flights 5-2. The game between Peaky Blinder and Moseley Arms was postponed.

Full Results:League Cup:- Tyseley WMC 3 Erdington Nomads 4, Clumsy Swan 6 Sedgemere Devils 1, Tyseley Bears 5 Sheldon Marlborough Flights 2, Peaky Blinder v Moseley Arms was postponed.


The Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League have played their Singles Knockout down to the last eight players and making the quarter-finals were S.Skidmore (Bird in Hand ‘E’), J.Poole (Ashwood), R.Rubery (Dudley Sports), K.James (Hollybush), A.Nicholls, A.Dimmock (Bell), J.Harper, A.Moreton (Ten Arches).

Full Results:Singles Knockout:Last 8 Winners:- S.Skidmore (Bird in Hand ‘E’), J.Poole (Ashwood), R.Rubery (Dudley Sports), K.James (Hollybush), A.Nicholls, A.Dimmock (Bell), J.Harper, A.Moreton (Ten Arches).


Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ are reigning champions of the Netherton Thursday Night League and they are continuing their fight to hold on to the title as they added a vital 5-4 home win over Townsend Social Club who are third in the league and now some four points short of their victors. Second in the league Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘A’ won 7-2 at Spring Meadow to remain level on points with the leaders with a game in hand.

At the other end of the table the two bottom teams played each other, next to bottom of the table Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘B’ playing hosts to the team just above them Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’. The outcome was a 5-4 win for Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘B’, their first win of the eleven games season so far, however with an inferior average they do continue to stay bottom of the table but now on the same two points as their opponents.

Full Results:Game 11:- Spring Meadow 2 Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘A’ 7, Bulls Head 7 The Clock 2, Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘B’ 5 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 4, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 5 Townsend Social Club 4.


The Cross (Oldswinford) made it twelve wins from as many games when they handed out a 7-0 clean-sweep to their visitors Fox Inn (Lye) in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League. The win keeps Cross two points to the good on second in the table Old Liberal Club who were 6-1 winners at Gate Hangs Well who drop two places to eighth. A further four points adrift on eighteen points is third in the league Ten Arches who won 5-2 at home against Church Tavern. Four other teams, Bell, Bird in Hand, Netherton Conservative Club and The Princess are all also on the same eighteen points as Ten Arches but Bell and Bird in Hand have played one game more than the rest.

Full Results:Game 13:- Britannia 2 Rose and Crown ‘B’ 5, Crestwood 4 Seven Stars 3, Gate Hangs Well 1 Old Liberal Club 6, Ten Arches 5 (J.Gaskin 152b) Church Tavern 2, Bell 3 The Princess 4, Bird in Hand 3 Netherton Conservative Club 4, Cross (Oldswinford) 7 (W.Incher 145f) Fox Inn (Lye) 0, Raven 6 Old Cat Inn 1, Mount Pleasant 5 Glasscutters 2, Rose and Crown ‘A’ had a bye.


It was cup week in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League with the league’s top half teams contesting the John Walters Cup and the bottom half playing for the John Walters Trophy. In the Cup league leaders Gornal Labour Club played hosts to fourth placed Seven Stars and won 6-1 while the league’s reigning champions and currently second in the table Old Bulls Head went one better by beating Jolly Crispin 7-2, in the remaining game Five Ways had a close 5-4 win over New Inn.

In the Trophy Pensnett Liberal Club were the biggest winners as they took out Chainyard with an 8-1 result, Red Cow had a 6-3 win against Meadow Lark and Griffin got through by the smallest of margins 5-4 against The Cabin.

Full Results:John Walters Cup:- Gornal Labour Club 6 Seven Stars 3, Old Bulls Head 7 Jolly Crispin 2, Five Ways 5 New Inn 4, John Walters Trophy:- Griffin 5 The Cabin 4, Chainyard 1 Pensnett Liberal Club 8, Red Cow 6 Meadow Lark 3.


No results for the top three teams in the Black Country Men’s Super League Allens Bar ‘A’, Railway Tavern and Yeltz Bar ‘A’ this week and although Allens ‘A’ and Railway hold on to their first and second places Yeltz Bar ‘A’ dropped to fourth as their local rivals Yeltz Bar won 4-1 against Bell, Kingswinford ‘B’ to put them on the same 124 points as their ‘A’ team but they have won one more win than them.

Full Results:Game 26:- Allens Bar ‘B’ 4 Horse and Jockey ‘A’ 1, Gilbert’s Bar 3 Whiteheath Tavern 2, Bell, Kingswinford ‘A’ 3 Allens Bar ‘C’ 2, Yeltz Bar 4 Bell, Kingswinford ‘B’ 1, The Maverick 3 The Ashwood 2, Rowley Bar and Grill 3 Halesowen Cricket Club 2.


Having played two more games this week and adding two more wins Chris Williams has held on to pole position in the Ashwood Premier League. Williams began his night with a 4-3 win over Tom Stockton and then added a 5-2 success over Sam Aitkens to his tally to give him a total of 76 points from 14 games. John Green also remains in second place taking his points to 69 from 12 games after he beat Jon Underhill 5-2 and Jayden Harper 4-3.

Climbers this week were Nick Fullwell who with 5-2 wins over Alan Bate and Tom Stockton moved up four places to third. Gavin Smith went from ninth to fifth after he added a 4-3 win over Kevin Harris and a 6-1 win against Cayden Smith. Despite the defeat to Gavin, Cayden Smith also moved up two places to sixth as in an earlier game he won 5-2 against Sam Aitkens.

Full Results:Week 6:- Josh Pickett 4 Alan Bate 3, Carl Hipkiss 5 Mitch Pickett 2, Neil Murphy 5 Wozza Pritchard 2, Rob Pierce 6 Ash Marson 1, Jake Robinson 5 Jayden Harper 2, Jack Pritchard 4 Chris Fox 3, John Green 5 Jon Underhill 2, Cayden Smith 5 Sam Aitkens 2, Chris Williams 4 Tom Stockton 3, Ben Watts 4 Chris Eacock 3, Gavin Smith 4 Kevin Harris 3, Shane Passey 4 Mitch Pickett 3, Martyn Harper 7 Dave Simpson 0, Nick Fullwell 5 Alan Bate 2, Chris Fox 4 Rob Pierce 3, Neil Murphy 4 Jon Underhill 3, Shane Passey 4 Ash Marson 3, John Green 4 Jayden Harper 3, Josh Pickett 5 Wozza Pritchard 2, Jake Robinson 5 Jack Pritchard 2, Chris Eacock 5 Carl Hipkiss 2, Dave Simpson 5 Kevin Harris 2, Ben Watts 4 Paul Pollard 3, Martyn Harper 7 Mitch Pickett 0, Chris Williams 5 Sam Aitkens 2, Nick Fullwell 5 Tom Stockton 2, Gavin Smith 6 Cayden Smith 1.


The Gilbert’s Bar Monday Night Singles League finished last season with 32 players. The league has proved to be so successful that it has now attracted no fewer than 48 players and as a result the league has been split into three divisions, each consisting of 16 players.

After the opening round of fixtures Adam Teasdale tops division one with nine points after beating Martin Angell 7-1. The early leader for division two is newcomer Tony Singh who handed Jason Lloyd an 8-0 whitewash and top of division three is another new face to the league Alan Melling who was also an 8-0 winner in his game with Gemma Barrett Jenkins.

Full Results:Week 1:Board 1:- Adam Teasdale 7 Martin Angell 1, Simon Mountford 4 Steve Lynch 4, Paul Price 5 Rushpal Bhogal 3, Board 2:- Ian Stanton 3 Ben Hollowood 5, Phil Clarke 6 John Simms 2, Jamie Webb 2 Jon Blakemore 6, Board 3:- Nathan Jones 6 Ben Smith 2, Baljinder Gill 5 J.J.Rowley 3, Chris Hill 2 Jon Williams 6, Colin Wood 5 Clark Cook 3, Board 4:- Jason Hough 4 Allan Davies 4, Neville Quinton 4 Andy Roberts 4, Tony Singh 8 Jason Lloyd 0, Keith Hollowood 6 Malcolm Pugh 2, Board 5:- Jamie Aplin 7 Andy poole 1, Alan Melling 8 Gemma Barrett Jenkins 0, Warren Bower 7 Sara Emma Jones 1, Thomas Hollowood 7 Steve Roberts 1, Board 6:- Joe Bartolo 1 Artur Lubkowski 7, Sandra Beardsmore 5 Alex Bryant 3, Michele Pritchard 6 Jacqui Simmons 2.


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