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Article: Birmingham Mail - A Midland Round-up by Alan Towe - 2023-03-15

Birmingham Mail - A Midland Round-up by Alan Towe - 2023-03-15

Last weekend Warwickshire County Darts Organisation played their seventh of a scheduled eleven fixtures in the Cosmo Darts Premier Division of the UKDA National League, an away game against bottom of the division Kent.

Saturday saw the ladies ‘B’ storm to a fantastic 6-0 victory with a 3-1 win from Angela Jones over Nette Ralph setting them on their way. Following Angela was lady of the match Courtney Hine whose straight 3-0 win against Lisa Dunford earned her the team’s match award for her 18.79 average. Two further 3-1 wins from Hannah Meek and Chloe McKivett against respective opponents Violet Wood and Tina Kennard put the away team in an unassailable position with the clean-sweep achieved when Melanie Jones won 3-0 against Rebecca Garrett and Nina Bolt won the final game against Sue Bird 3-2.

Pete Hughes gave the men’s ‘B’ the ideal start when he won 4-1 against Peter Allen only to see the home side win the following three games. However by the midway point it was level pegging as Mark Carter and Mark Martin added their 4-2 wins in turn over Scott Lackford and Craig Preston.

As in the first half Warwickshire won the opening game, a 4-3 success for Lee Miller over Richard Elms and although Arron Brigden won 4-3 against Karl Reynolds to level the score at 4-4 a man of the match performance from Mark Strong gave the away side the lead once more. Strong’s 4-1 win over Keith Montgomery saw him average 28.58. The game was restored to parity yet again in the tenth when David Saint beat Noah Rose 4-3 but with a 4-3 win for Sam Price over Martin Goodin and a 4-1 win for Nigel Heydon over Adrian Samson the men’s ‘B’ won 7-5.

The ladies ‘A’ won 4-2 going two up when Donna Pinch beat Kelly Westlake 3-0 and Natalie Gilbert with a similar 3-0 result accounted for Su Holt, Natalie taking the match award for a super 21.47 average. Tammy Montgomery had a 3-0 win over Ida Heravi and with a 3-2 win for Sue Gulliver against Andrea Walker in the last game the match was won 4-2.

Like the men’s ‘B’ the Men’s ‘A’ also won 7-5, and after going 1-0 down Noel Grant levelled the score in style beating Nigel Payne 4-0 with a tremendous 33.97 award winning average. At the break it was all-square at 3-3 with further wins from Jamie Atkins, 4-3 against Dean Owen and Jack Wareing who beat Carl Wilson 4-2. The second half began well with the opening three games all going to Warwickshire’s Dave Hill, Gareth Braham and Chris Wickenden to put the visitors in an unbeatable position and with a 4-2 win over David Heath by Nigel Heydon in the penultimate game the match was won.

The overall result for the weekend was 24-12 to Warwickshire which saw them move up one place in the table to fifth on 154 points just seven short of second placed Lancashire.

Full Results:Kent 12 Warwickshire 24:Kent MA 5-7 Warwickshire MA:Men’s ‘A’:- Phill Gibson 4 Ian McFarlane 2, Nigel Payne 0 Noel Grant 4, Ricki O'Brien 4 Wayne Mynard 3, Dean Owen 3 Jamie Atkins 4, Carl Wilson 2 Jack Wareing 4, Peter Mitchell 4 Matty Washbrooke 0, Pat Scurfield 1 Dave Hill 4, Mark Legg 2 Gareth Braham 4, Kevin Reid 2 Chris Wickenden 4, Paul Dawkins 4 Kevin Dowling 1, David Heath 2 Nigel Heydon 4, Terry Dunford 4 Steve Hine 1, Kent MB 5-7 Warwickshire MB:Men’s ‘B’:- Peter Allen 1 Pete Hughes 4, Steve Stacey 4 Will Naylor 3, Jack Keutenius 4 Jenson Walker 3, John Dyke 4 Ian Shaw 3, Scott Lackford 2 Mark Carter 4, Craig Preston 2 Mark Martin 4, Richard Elms 3 Lee Miller 4, Arron Brigden 4 Karl Reynolds 3, Keith Montgomery 1 Mark Strong 4, David Saint 4 Noah Rose 3, Martin Goodin 3 Sam Price 4, Adrian Samson 1 Nigel Heydon 4, Kent WA 2-4 Warwickshire WA:Women’s ‘A’:- Kelly Westlake 0 Donna Pinch 3, Su Holt 0 Natalie Gilbert 3, Emma Martin 3 Caroline Pike 1, Ida Heravi 0 Tammy Montgomery 3, Julie Handley 3 Marian Conway 0, Andrea Walker 2 Sue Gulliver 3, Kent WB 0-6 Warwickshire WB:Women’s ‘B’:- Nette Ralph 1 Angela Jones 3, Lisa Dunford 0 Courtney Hine 3, Violet Wood 1 Hannah Meek 3, Tina Kennard 1 Chloe McKivett 3, Rebecca Garrett 0 Melanie Jones 3, Sue Bird 2 Nina Bolt 3.


West Midlands revival continues in the L-Style Division One of the UKDA National League as they returned from Surrey with a 21-15 win but there mixed fortunes in the two days games. Saturday the ladies lost 4-2 with their two winners being Katherine Jenkins and award winner Gemma Barrett who had a 19.52 average and a 3-0 win over Eloise Milburn. The men’s ‘B’ won their game 8-4 and chalking up their wins were Neil Pointon, Kieran O'Mahoney, Mark Craddock, John Morris, Mark Maiden and Dean Simmons-Fullwood who gave them a 6-0 lead at the halfway point. Further wins in the second half came from Ian Stanton and Ben Johnson. Taking the man of the match award was John Morris whose 3-0 win against Terry Dersley saw him average 28.36.

The result for the ladies in Sunday’s games was once again 4-2, yet again going in the home team’s favour. West Midlands lady of the match Jacqueline Maiden won the opener against Jen Payne 3-2 with a 20.33 average but they had to wait until the final encounter before they got their second stripe on the board when Kat McLean beat Ashley Smith 3-2.

The men’s ‘A’ had a very useful 9-3 win but after Shaun Carrol gave them the early 1-0 lead it was game four before they got their second winner Owen Maiden and with a win in the fifth from Kevin Bambrick at the break the score was three-all. The second half was all West Midlands as they ran off six consecutive wins thanks to Rob Thompson, Jon Platt, Richard Platt, man of the match Darren Williams (28.59), Ash Khayat and Scott Baker.

The overall win sees the Midlanders hold on to fourth place in the division with 140 points, nine behind third placed Buckinghamshire.

Full Results:Surrey 15 West Midlands 21:Surrey MA 3-9 West Midlands MA:Men’s ‘A’:- Steve Lovett 0 Shaun Carroll 4, Darren Bryant 4 Ian Jones 3, Dave Webb 4 Ryan O'Connor 3, Gary Trodd 2 Owen Maiden 4, Nigel Prior 2 Kevin Bambrick 4, Lucas Sawicki 4 Michael Baker 1, George Munt 3 Rob Thompson 4, Gary Creamer 2 Jon Platt 4, Darryl Pilgrim 3 Richard Platt 4, Kirk De Ruyter 2 Darren Williams 4, Neville Wright 3 Ash Khayat 4, Matt Carter 1 Scott Baker 4, Surrey MB 4-8 West Midlands MB:Men’s ‘B’:- Jake Carter 0 Neil Pointon 3, Jason Kelly 1 Kieran O'Mahoney 3, Daryl Reino 2 Mark Craddock 3, Terry Dersley 0 John Morris 3, Andy Bridgman 2 Mark Maiden 3, Jack Savage 2 Dean Simmons-Fullwood 3, Paul Secular 0 Ian Stanton 3, Jack Brownsmead 3 Glen McGrandle 0, Paul Tudor 2 Ben Johnson 3, Stephen McHale 3 Karl Hughes 2, Kirk De Ruyter 3 Jack Aldridge 1, Peter Noel 3 Adam Johnson 2, Surrey WA 4-2 West Midlands WA:Women’s ‘A’:- Jen Payne 2 Jacqueline Maiden 3, Wendy Reinstadtler 3 Katherine Jenkins 0, Hannah Tomkins 3 Jacqueline Simmons 1, Mandy Pawley 3 Sarah Maybury 0, Tania Cox 3 Claire Hobbs 0, Ashley Smith 2 Kat McLean 3, Surrey WB 4-2 West Midlands WB:Women’s ‘B’:- Vikki Norman 3 Debbie Davies 2, Teri Kidwell 3 Shellbie Simmons 1, Debbie Webb 1 Katherine Jenkins 3, Eloise Milburn 0 Gemma Barrett 3, Viv Fowlie 3 Kelly Doleman 1, Angela Pursey 3 Tara Simmons-Fullwood 2.


In Division two of the UKDA National League Black Country continue to ride high adding a further 24-12 win at home over Wiltshire to their account to give them a total of 173 points and a huge lead of 22 over their nearest rivals Tyne and Wear.

Both ladies teams ended with 4-2 results the ‘B’ team on Saturday losing with Amy-Leigh Tolley and Lacey Hughes their two winners with the former receiving the match award for her 15.60 average. The ‘A’ team with wins from Chez Allcock, lady of the match Tammy Chance (18.24), Maxine Prosser and Shannon Hall finished on the right side of the 4-2 result.

The men’s ‘B’ had a resounding 10-2 win all supplied by Jamie Rollinson, Rich Bowen, Cayden Smith, Martin Greenwood, Mark Rollinson, Gavin Smith, Jamie Barrowman, Dan Haden, Connor Whitehouse and Ali Hickinbottom with Jamie Barrowman their top player with a tremendous 31.31 average in his 3-0 win over Michael Crumpton.

Rounding off the big win for the weekend was the men’s ‘A’ team who added an 8-4 win to the tally with wins from Dan Nicholls, Rob Smith, man of the match Reece Colley who won 4-2 against Connor Hughes with a superb 30.37 average, Paul Wells 4, Shane Sheridan, Tom Bissell, Dan Homer and Stephen Jones.

Full Results:Black Country 24 Wiltshire 12:The Black Country MA 8-4 Wiltshire MA:Men’s ‘A’:- Alex Howells 0 Lewis Gibson 4, Dan Nicholls 4 Ian Greenway 1, Gaz Johnson 3 Josh McCarthy 4, Rob Smith 4 Keith Bedding 2, Shane Price 0 Mitchell McCarthy 4, Trevor Brennon 2 Evan Willoughby 4, Reece Colley 4 Connor Hughes 2, Paul Wells 4 Gary Court 3, Shane Sheridan 4 Cameron Lee 1, Tom Bissell 4 Ashley Chapman 2, Dan Homer 4 Lee Newman 1, Stephen Jones 4 Stuart Clarke 0, The Black Country MB 10-2 Wiltshire MB:Men’s ‘B’:- Martyn Harper 2 Andy Harvey 3, Jamie Rollinson 3 Darren May 1, Rich Bowen 3 Peter Keen 0, Cayden Smith 3 Eddie Tott 1, Shaun Hill 2 Dan Sturgess 3, Martin Greenwood 3 Garth Hodgkiss 2, Mark Rollinson 3 Kevin Barefoot 0, Gavin Smith 3 Alan Clacey 0, Jamie Barrowman 3 Michael Crumpton 0, Dan Haden 3 Chris Bailey 2, Connor Whitehouse 3 Chris Yeates 0, Ali Hickinbottom 3 Jayden Betteridge 0, The Black Country WA 4-2 Wiltshire WA:Women’s ‘A’:- Chez Allcock 3 Joanna Hooke 0, Tammy Chance 3 Shirley Castle 1, Maxine Prosser 3 Sue Lane 1, Heather Wright 2 Kacey-Jayde Witcher 3, Angie Carroll 0 Tina Rowlands 3, Shannon Hall 3 Erica Hartnett 2, The Black Country WB 2-4 Wiltshire WB:Women’s ‘B’:- Stella Sims 0 Kerry Hale 3, Grace Angell 2 Emma Manning 3, Doreen Hunt 1 Cat Mackie 3, Sarah Jane Parker 0 Sue Lane 3, Amy-Leigh Tolley 3 Jill Little 1, Lacey Hughes 3 April Polden 0.


Northfield Town lost their fourth place in the table in the Harborne and District League when they lost 6-3 playing away to Copper Fox ‘R’ who replace them in fourth place on 30 points, their opponents now fifth and trailing their victors by two points. Leaders Bugle Horn had a convincing 8-1 home win over Copper Fox ‘M’ while second placed Northfield Conservative Club were 7-2 winners at Avenue Social and stay four points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Full Results:Game 21:- Bugle Horn 8 (N.Steventon 5x100,140, D.Nicholls 3x100,140, J.Hykin 125,140, P.Sitshebo 140, S.Sheridan 2x100, D.Marsh 3x100,125, M.Poolton 100) Copper Fox ‘M’ 1 (D.Kent 4x100,2x140, K.Jukes 3x100,121, J.Loughran 100, A.Harvey 100, G.Dews 140, K.Bedder 100,140,180), The Mill 5 (D.Davy 120, O.Gough 2x100,140, T.Goulding 100,120) Quinton RBL 4 (D.McConomy 119), Cock Inn 1 (M.Malone 119, Joe Fox 100,126, A.Vaughan 2x100) Smethwick Cricket Club 8 (A.Beagrie 2x100,140, M.Collins 3x100, P.Brookes 100,103,140, F.Johnson 2x100, V.Gould 3x100,134, C.Devenport 2x100,180, C.Devenport 115f), Avenue Social 2 (E.Spencer 100, T.Williams 101, A.Girling 100) Northfield Conservative Club 7 (S.Jones 2x100, A.Sutton 2x100,125,140, D.Hill 3x100,125, W.Marshall 100, T.Shipley 100), Bourneville 5 (A.Bailles 100, P.Smith 2x140, N.Hurst 2x100, D.Murray 140, M.Hanley 100,140) Weoley Castle WMC 4 (P.Coombs 100, M.Simmonds 121), Copper Fox ‘R’ 6 (E.Simpson 100,135,140,180, T.Hamilton 100,4x140, R.Mann 100, N.Porter 2x100,140, E.Simpson 180) Northfield Town 3 (A.Busby 100, S.Busby 3x100, D.Hopkins 100,140, R.Needham 140, G.Webb 125).


The Four Oaks and District League are up to game 13 and in division one Nomad Flights with a 5-4 home win over third place Highcroft Social have a two points lead over Old Oscott Arrows, Highcroft Social and Old Horns Lions, Old Oscott Arrows wining 5-4 at home against Heartlands while Old Horns lost their home tie with Red Lion 5-4.

In division two Oscott Social Club lead the way their 5-4 home win over Funky Bear keeping them two points ahead of Minworth Flights who were also 5-4 winners at home to Plough and Arrows.

Full Results:Game 12:Division One:- Heartlands 3 (John Frost 100, Gerry McCormack 2x100, Jordan Rogers 123,121,102, Matthew Cain 121, George Drennan 100,110,180) Nomad Flights 6 (R.O’Brien 120b, N.Fileds 100, K.Smith 100, C.Winters 2x100,139, C.Martin 108b), Walmley CSC Flights 3 (Richard Smith 2x100, John Kavanagh 140,100, Greg Gaughan 125, Ben Liggins 140,137,100) Highcroft Social 6 (Lee Shorthouse 100, Kevin Shorthouse 100,125,10 darts game, Steve Paling 100, Tom Pallett 135, Jack Alexander 135, Sid Pritchett 100,100b,116f), Bishop Vesey 3 (Chris Sammons 100b,139,118b, Stuart Abbott 100,121, Alan Jones 136b, Mark Wild 100,115, Nick Sammons 100, Nigel Smallwood 140) The Old Horns Lions 6 (Fred Naylor 100,180, Dave Pickering 115, Barry Stephens 105b,100, Andy Kimberley 137), Red Lion 4 (Ryan Lowe 100, Lee Vickers 119,108, Brian Hughes 132, Jimmy Collins 108b, Tim Vickers 100, Dane Vickers 109,123) Golden Hind Lions 5 (Jack Mahon 100,140, Darren Haynes 101b, Alan Lilley 2x100, Neil Goldie 140, James Clarke 140,125,103), Charley’s Flights 4 (Dean G. Bond 100, Kevin Hewings 100,101, Paul Nicholls 160b) Old Oscott Arrows 5 (Phil Locke 100, D.Parsons 2x100, Mick Maher 140), Division Two:- St Thomas Arrows 2 Rosey Mac’s 7 (John Cox snr 137, Adrian Poole 109, Matthew Clarke 112b), Sutton Sports and Social 2 (Rod Snelson 100,101b, Paul Coleling 100,140) Minworth Flights 7 (Ryan Barritt 116b,100, Keith Deeley 120b,2x100, Neil Clarke 100), Deer’s Leap 2 (Darryl Rodgers 100, Adam Dunn 140, Darren Stenson 100, Tom Ross 121,100) Erdington Arrows 7 (L.Dells 180,105b,100, L.Cooksey 101b, A.Linehan 3x100, M.Phillips 135,121,100), The Scott Armers 5 (John Parry 105b, Mark Felkin 100,135, Lee Gumbley 120b, Ollie Day 134, Jamie Sabin 120b) Pint Pot Flights 4 (Nigel Robbins 112b,100, Phillip Southall 121, Pete Smith 100, Mick Bagnall 140, Louiue Lemathy 160b,120b), The Funky Bear 7 (David Benson 2x100, George Robotham 120b) Sutton Sharks 2 (Jon Boden 100, Chris Gardener 100, Frank Davis 100, Ally Jarvis 180), Plough and Arrows 3 (Roxi Bennett 140, Adam Humphriss 140,137, Liam Dudley 100, Kieran Gow 100) Oscott Social Club 6 (Simon Shorthouse 100, Tom Purcell 100, Ian Lloyd 120, Alan Whitehouse 2x100,140), Game 13:Division One:- Nomad Flights 5 (C.Winters 100, C.Martin 140,100, C.Hill 100b,135, K.Smith 120b,138, R.O’Brien 120b, T.Colley 120b,100, N.Fields 100) Highcroft Social 4 (Kevin Shorthouse 100, Steve Paling 140, Jack Alexander 100, Karl Neale 2x100, Sid Pritchett 112b), The Old Horns Lions 4 (Andy Kimberley 121,115b,100, Barrie Linnecor 135, Barry Stephens 2x100, Mark Ashton 122b,120b,121, J.Greaves 100) Red Lion 5 (Brian Hughes 140, Lee Vickers 135, Tim Vickers 120b, Dane Vickers 100,101), Charley’s Flights 3 (Dean G.Bond 100,120b, Rob Vann 100b, Kevin Hewings 100) Walmley CSC Flights 6 (Jamie Meredith 120b, Billy Cadby 140,100, Greg Gaughan 125, John Kavanagh 125, Jake Liggins 2x112b,8 darts game, Richard Smith 100), Old Oscott Arrows 5 (D.Parsons 100, Mick Maher 140, B.Trayhern 2x100,180, Phil Locke 120b, Andy lea 100) Heartlands 4 (Alex Downes 140, Jordan Rogers 100,140, Gerry McCormack 100, George Drennan 140, Jim Frost 100, Matthew Cain 100,170f, John Frost 121), Golden Hind Lions 3 (Rick Hasluck 112b, Neil Goldie 100b,100, Darren Haynes 101b,139, James Clarke 116b, Alan Lilley 100,121) Bishop Vesey 6 (Nigel Smallwood 180,125, Chris Sammons 160b,120, Stuart Abbott 100b,120b,100,119f, Alan Jones 100, Division Two:- Rosey Mac’s 4 (Steven Wintle 100, Adrian Poole 100, Matthew Clarke 140,100, Steve Wright 120b) Deer’s Leap 5 (Anthony Kimberley 100,112b, Darren Stenson 100, Luke Sinclair 120,105b, Tom Ross 100), Oscott Social Club 5 (Simon Shorthouse 114,128, Ian Lloyd 111, Gary Bushell 100,120b, Pete Graham 140) The Funky Bear 4 (George Robotham 112b,100, Simon Robotham 110, Ervine Stambolin 100, Mike Lucas 100), Sutton Sharks 4 (Chris Gardener 100,105b, James McKeever 100, Jason Meadows 105, Ally Jarvis 100) The Scott Armers 5 (Mark Felkin 135,102, Ollie Day 100, Lee Gumbley 106b, Luke Parry 100), Pint Pot Flights 7 (Pete Smith 125, Martin Phillips 134,120, Louie Lemathy 122, Mick Bagnall 2x100) Sutton Sports and Social 2 (Peter Ryder 100,108, John Paul Roddy 140), St Thomas Arrows 2 (Paul Andrews 100, Garry Stait 105b, Gill Lynch 100, Rod Snelson 100) Erdington Arrows 7 (M.Yate 112,139, M.Phillips 100, A.Linehan 134, M.Edwards 134), Minworth Flights 5 (Karl Reynolds 2x140,109f, Keith Deeley 120b,140, Zac Prince 100) Plough and Arrows 4 (Roxi Bennett 120b, Reece Davies 2x100,102b,101, Danny Hughes 100,115).


At the halfway point of the season the Camp Hill League had a free week with just one rearranged fixture being played which saw Peaky Blinder win 4-3 at home against bottom placed Sedgemere Devils, Peaky move up one place to two off the bottom of the table.

Full Results:Camp Hill League:Rearranged Fixture:- Peaky Blinder 4 Sedgemere Devils 3.


A 5-4 win for Dunky’s Boys over Langley Arrows in the premier division of the Sheldon and District Winter League has seen the two teams swap places in the table with Dunky’s moving up from third to second and Langley going in the opposite direction. Leaders Sheldon Marlborough Arrows had a 7-2 win at Raven Arrows to keep them four points ahead of the rest of the field.

Division one leaders Langley Flights had their game with Willclare Sports and Social postponed but hang on to pole position with 16 points just two to the good on Dingle who after their 5-4 home win over Yardley Ex Colts still have a game in hand on the top side.

Brian’s Flights top division two and they had a bye this week allowing second placed Iron Horse Rebels to draw level on 18 points with them after their 5-4 win at Sheldon Marlborough Ridge, third placed Trident Spears are also on 18 points but have played one game more than the two teams above them.

Full Results:Week 14:Premier Division:- Langley Arrows 4 Dunky’s Boys 5, Raven Arrows 2 (Alan Whitehouse 131f) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 7, Hollywood Social and Highwood Gerry’s Boys had a bye, Sheldon Dukes v Kingshurst Labour Club was postponed, Division One:- Maggies 0 Hornet 9, The Dingle 5 Yardley Ex Colts 4 (Chris Darby 134f), Shirley Misfits and Journeys End had a bye, Willclare Sports and Social v Langley Flights was postponed, Division Two:- The Trident Spears 7 (Tom Cupkovic 10 darts game) Castle Bromwich WMC 2, Sheldon Marlborough Ridge 4 Iron Horse Rebels 5 (Jimmy Green 107f, Robbie Earl 107f), The irish Centre 8 The Raven 1, Lyndon Old Boys 5 Hampton and Solihull Cricket Club 4, Brian’s Flights had a bye.


The South West Birmingham Clubs League are up to week 18 and leading the way with 31 points in the Singles Division is West Heath CEM whose latest fixture saw them win 7-1 at home against bottom team Stirchley Flights. Only one other fixture was played this week which saw fourth in the table Quarry Club win 7-1 at Moseley A.S.C.

Full Results:Game 18:- Moseley A.S.C. 1 Quarry Club 7, West Heath CEM 7 Stirchley Flights 1, Bartley Green had a bye, Northfield Conservative v Longbridge, Stirchley Tascos v Avenue Social and Bournbrook v Perfection were all postponed.


The Stourbridge and District Monday Night League played their League Cup down to the last eight teams and making their way into the quarter finals were the league’s top seven teams Cross (Oldswinford), Old Liberal Club, Netherton Conservative Club, The Princess, Ten Arches and Bell together with ninth in the league Seven Stars.

Full Results:League Cup:Last Sixteen:- Fox Inn (Lye) 2 Seven Stars 5, Old Cat Inn 0 Cross (Oldswinford) 7, Crestwood 2 The Princess 5, Netherton Conservative Club 4 Rose and Crown ‘A’ 3, Church Tavern 1 Ten Arches 6, Mount Pleasant 0 Bell 7, Raven 2 Gate Hangs Well 5, Old Liberal Club 6 Glasscutters 1.


A 6-1 win at Albion has seen Allen’s ‘B’ move up two places to third in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League on eight points. Leaders Allen’s ‘A’ won 5-2 at home against Tamebridge and they too are on eight points as are second placed Cottage Spring and fourth in the league Horseley Tavern with Cottage Spring having a game in hand on the other three teams.

Full Results:Game 5:- Vine ‘A’ 3 (M.Ashton 160b) Waggon and Horses 4 (C.Bowen 180), Allen’s ‘A’ 5 Tamebridge 2, Albion 1 Allen’s ‘B’ 6, Horseley Tavern 4 (D.Newman 160b) Sow and Pigs 3, Ivy Bush 3 Cottage Spring 4, Vine ‘B’ had a bye.


There were 8-1 wins for the two top teams Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ and Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘A’ in the Netherton Thursday Night League and in turn they accounted for Spring Meadow and Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ with Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ top with 26 points two more then Netherton ‘A’.

Full Results:Game 16:- Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 1 Netherton Sports and Social ‘A’ 8, Hill and Cakemore 9 (T.Johnson 146f) Netherton Sports and Social ‘B’ 0, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 8 (P.Tonks 180, D.Brown 180) Spring Meadow 1, Townsend Social Club 4 (D.Homer 180,12 darts game, P.Hadley 180) Bulls Head 5 (S.Tipper 180,11 darts game,130b).


A 5-4 defeat at White Swan has cost Bell the leadership of the Rowley Monday Night League as they drop to fourth place on 10 points, two fewer than the three teams above them. Hill and Cakemore take over in pole position after their 6-3 home win over Rowley Bar and Grill with White Swan second and Gate Hangs Well who won 7-2 against Windmills End, third.

Full Results:Game 7:- Wonder 5 Whiteheath Tavern 4, Huntingtree 5 (D.Price 180) Romsley Cricket Club 4, Tividale FC 4 Waterfall 5, Gate Hangs Well 7 Windmills End 2, White Swan 5 Bell 4, Plough and Harrow 8 Spring Meadow 1,,Rowley Labour Club 6 Loyal Lodge 3, Hill and Cakemore 6 Rowley Bar and Grill 3.


No change in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League table with the top four teams all winning. Leaders Gornal Labour Club won 6-3 at Meadow Lark to put them on 22 points, second placed Old Bulls Head won 6-3 at home against Griffin, they and third placed New Inn who won 8-1 against Jolly Crispin are both on 20 points and fourth in the table White Horse have 18 points after a 9-0 win over The Cabin.

Full Results:Game 12:- Pensnett Liberal Club 6 Five Ways 3, Old Bulls Head 6 Griffin 3, Meadow Lark 3 Gornal Labour Club 6, New Inn 8 Jolly Crispin 1, White Horse 9 The Cabin 0, Red Cow 7 Chainyard 2.


It was the Singles Knockout finals week in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League and taking the crown with a final 2-1 win over J.Poole (Ashwood) was Hollybush man K.James.

Full Results:Singles Knockout:Quarter-Finals:- J.Poole (Ashwood) 2 J.Harper (Ten Arches) 0, R.Rubery (Dudley Sports) 2 A.Nicholls (Bell) 1, A.Moreton (Ten Arches) 1 K.James (Hollybush) 2, A.Dimmock (Bell) 0 S.Skidmore (Bird in Hand ‘E’) 2, Semi-Finals:- K.James 2 S.Skidmore 0, J.Poole 2 R.Rubery 1, Final:- K.James 2 J.Poole 1.


The West Midlands Men’s Super League are up to week six and leading the field with 31 points is Kings Head ‘A’ who won 4-1 at home against Gilbert’s A’ giving them a four points lead over second placed Gilbert’s ‘B’ who also won 4-1 against their local rivals Gilbert’s C’. Third placed Dog and Partridge had their game with Bridgtown Social cancelled, they are on 26 points and have a game in hand on the two teams above them.

Full Results:Week 6:- Gilbert’s ‘D’ 2 Staffordshire Knot 3 (Rob Pitt 2 Ian Stanton 4, Rushpal Bhogal 4 Mark Rollinson 3, Chris Evans 4 Paul Price 3, Connor Abercrombie 0 Jamie Hughes 4, Lee Shaw 3 Luke Wildman 4), Kings Head ‘A’ 4 Gilbert’s ‘A’ 1 (Chris Stanley 3 Jon Blakemore 4, Matthew Dennant 4 Paul Harrison 1, Owen Maidan 4 John Simms 2, Richard Platt 4 Steve Lynch 2, Mark Maiden 4 Simon Mountford 2), ECC 3 Kings Head ‘B’ 2 (Jack Aldridge 1 Martin East 4, Ryan Bourne 2 Stewart Pryce 4, Ryan Locker 4 Ian Tolley 2, Karl Hughes 4 Clark Cook 2, Luke Griffiths 4 Kevin Taylor 1), Gilbert’s ‘B’ 4 Gilbert’s ‘C’ 1 (Shane Price 4 Keith Hollowood 0, Martin Price 4 Adam Teasdale 1, Phil Clark 4 Doug Cotton 1, Rob Thompson 4 Tom Hollowood 2, Ben Johnson 1 Alex Simmons 4), Corpus Christi 4 Three Crowns 1 (Dave Lucas 4 Jon Williams 0, Andrew Jarvis 4 Paul Penfold 1, Pat Garner 4 Roger Ward 1, Mark Watkiss 4 Riley Ward 0, Mark Frumenzi 2 Emmet Leonard 4), Bridgtown Social v Dog and Partridge – cancelled, Chase Social had a bye.


Nick Fullwell and Chris Williams are currently the top two players in the Ashwood Premier League both played and won three fixtures in week 6, Fullwell had wins over Andy Vellender (5-2), Sam Aitkens (6-1) and John Green (4-3) while Williams won against Carl Hipkiss (4-3), Jack Pritchard (4-3) and Paul Pollard (6-1) to leave Fullwell on 152 points from 24 games and Williams with 139 from 25 games).

Full Results:Week 12:- Chris Williams 4 Carl Hipkiss 3, John Green 6 Chris Manoila 1, Matt Davies 4 Ben Watts 3, Jon Underhill 5 Mitch Pickett 2, Neil Murphy 5 Jake Robinson 2, Sam Aitkens 7 Ash Marson 0, Josh Pickett 7 Dave Simpson 0, Neil Murphy 6 Chris Eacock 1, Shane Passey 4 Craig Lowin 3, Chris Wiliams 4 Jack Pritchard 3, Nick Fullwell 5 Andy Vellender 2, Tom Stockton 5 Paul Pollard 2, Rob Pierce 6 Alan Bate 1, Chris Manoila 4 Chris Fox 3, Jayden Harper 6 Wozza Pritchard 1, Carl Hipkiss 5 Ash Marson 2, Andy Vellender 4 Neil Murphy 3, Nick Fullwell 6 Sam Aitkens 1, Ben Watts 5 Mitch Pickett 2, Chris Williams 6 Paul Pollard 1, Dave Simpson 5 Jack Pritchard 2, Craig Lowin 4 Chris Manoila 3, Nick Fullwell 4 John Green 3, Chris Manoila 4 Jake Robinson 3, Rob Pierce 4 Wozza Pritchard 3, Josh Pickett 6 Chris Eacock 1, Andy Vellender 4 Jon Underhill 3, Tom Stockton 5 Chris Fox 2, Matt Davies 4 Jayden Harper 3, Shane Passey 6 Alan Bate 1.


It’s week 8 in the Gilbert’s Bar Monday Night Singles League and leading division one with 59 points is Ben Johnson, Scott Baker is in second place on 55 points and Simon Mountford third with 54 points, all three having played eight games.

In division two Tony Singh has opened up an eight point’s advantage over his nearest rival Colin Wood who with 61 points is three ahead of third in the division Jason Hough.

Michele Pritchard remains top of division three with 71 points but from ten games, second placed Alan Melling is just one point behind Michele and has two games in hand.

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


I am sad to report this week the sudden passing of John Watt. John in his 70’s had a heart condition and some six months ago was diagnosed with lung cancer. He has supplied me with regular weekly information for the Four Oaks and District League for more than fifteen years he was dedicated to darts especially the Four Oaks League. Although we never actually met each other we had built up a true friendship over the years through darts and this very column.

John was a real gentleman and will be sorely missed not only by myself but by all who knew him especially everyone connected with the Four Oaks League. Rest in Peace John.


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