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Article: Darts News – A West Midlands Round Up

Darts News – A West Midlands Round Up

Week Two of the Shirley Premier League and after the majority of the players have completed five fixtures Dave Heighway continues to lead the field. Heighway’s latest games saw him beat Steve Devlin 3-1 and then finish all square at two each with Ken Hopton to put him on 15 points, Hopton is also on the same number of points after winning his other game against Lee Holtham 4-0. Just one point behind the leading duo come’s Mark Gwalchmai who after his 4-0 win over Karl Wilson and 3-1 success against Sean Talbot moves up from seventh place to third in the table. Tom Bent and Phil Thomas are one further point behind Gwalchmai in third and fourth place respectively. Despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Mark Henderson, Jack Nason recorded a maximum checkout of 170 plus a nine darts game and being as the highest break of 152 was achieved by both Jack Nason and Chris Devlin the £5 prize was not paid out but added to the £5 for the highest finish giving Nason £10. Full Results:Week 2:- Phil Thomas 2 Antony Daly 2, Tom Bent 3 Chris Devlin (112b,180) 1, Andy Thomas 3 Steve Harper 1, Trevor Carter (120b) 3 Mark Cater 1, Jordan Ottley 1 Chris Thomas 3, Craig Johnson 2 Chris Thomas snr 2, Lee Holtham 0 Ken Hopton 4, Jack Nason (112b,152b) 2 Brian Lawton 2, Karl Wilson 0 Mark Gwalchmai 4, Steve Heeks 1 Mark Henderson 3, Dave Heighway 3 Steve Devlin 1, Sean Talbot 2 Mick Bown (100b) 2, Trevor Carter 3 Nick Walker 1, Steve Harper 1 Phil Thomas (100b) 3, Chris Devlin (152b) 3 Jordan Ottley 1, Chris Thomas 3 Lee Holtham 1, Brian Lawton 2 Craig Johnson 2, Mark Henderson 2 Jack Nason (170f,9 darts game) 2, Mark Gwalchmai 3 Sean Talbot (126f) 1, Steve Devlin 1 Mick Bown (2x120b) 3, Andy Thomas 3 Chris Thomas snr (100b,12 darts game) 1, Ken Hopton (120b) 2 Dave Heighway (120b) 2, Karl Wilson (120b) 2 Steve Heeks 2, Mark Cater 2 Antony Daly 2, Nick Walker 0 Tom Bent (180,111b) 4, Mick Bown 3 Dave Fisher 1, Steve Harper 2 Brian Lawton 2, Chris Devlin 4 Dave Fisher (111b) 0, Trevor Carter 3 Steve Devlin 1.
In the Four Oaks and District League’s first division Old Oscott Arrows matched Royal Sutton Flights in scoring but it was Flights who found the finishing doubles for an 8-1win to keep them top of the table with 16 points. The Boat keep within two points of the leaders following their 6-3 win at St Thomas’s Social Club and four to the good on third in the table Golden Hind who somewhat surprisingly went down 5-4 away to The Boot. Red Lion stay top of the second division with a 6-3 win over third placed Pint Pot Flights while second in the table Bishop Vesey kept the pressure on the leaders with a 7-2 win against Plough and Arrows. Boldmere Tap’s only defeat in the first half of the season in division three was against Oscott Social but in the return fixture they had sweet revenge beating the divisional leaders 6-3 to go level on points and average with their opponents at the top of the table. Congratulations to Lad in the Lane who won their first match in seven when they beat Sutton Sports and Social Club, taking the final four games for the 6-3 result. M.Archer (The Boat) and D.Quirk (Boldmere Tap) both hit a 180. Full Results:Match 9:Division One:- Old Oscott Arrows 1 (D.Page 2x100,140, M.Compton 2x140,100, E.Atkins 106b,2x100, A.Lea 100,109,140, B.Hoare 100b,2x100,122,113,123, C.Farley 100) Royal Sutton Flights 8 (M.Wild 4x100, M.Ashton 160b,100, S.Paling 100b,125,134,100, A.Kimberley 140,3x100, R.Hawker 100b,2x140,100,121, J.Liggins 100,109), St Thomas’s Social Club 3 (W.Cadby 120b,125,100, I.Matthews 3x140,2x100, I.Lloyd 134,110,137, T.Kelly 122b, J.Burdett 140,100,123,102f) The Boat 6 (N.Clarke 140,2x100, J.Prince 140, S.Harvey 100b,100, M.Partridge 2x100, M.Archer 108b,129,2x140,100,180,137, K.Deeley 100, W.Mynard 120b,100,140), The Boot 5 (T.Taylor 100b,120b,123, T.Tyrie 2x100, J.Kavanagh 2x100, G.Gaughan 100, R.Smith 112b,123, P.Locke 100b,125,140) Golden Hind 4 (G.Kimberley 100, W.Naylor 112b,2x121,140,134,121, S.Pritchett 2x140,100,106f, M.Deathridge 100,140, S.Shorthouse 138, D.Pickering 102b,100,140), Division Two:- Bishop Vesey 7 (M.Hall 136b,100, N.Smallwood 100,137,140, S.Holmes 160b,102,100,100b,140, D.Walton 125, M.Norton 100, M.Downer 100) Plough and Arrows 2 (A.Humphriss 120, J.O’Connor 100, I.Taylor 100, N.Robbins 100b,118,100), Red Lion 6 (A.Ashford 100, M.Gaughan 112b, T.Colley 2x100,2x140,135, E.A.Birkett 100, D.Rawlings 140,100, B.Hughes 2x100, D.G.Bond 140,2x100, M.Wilde 140,101,100) Pint Pot Flights 3 (R.Mercer 125,100,109,123, M.Bruin 133, M.Bagnall 100b,2x100,125, S.Robotham 120b,2x100, J.Moon 100, A.Clarke 100), Erdington Arrows 6 (M.Kenny 100, R.Bazeley 118, J.West 121, M.Phillips 100,140,123) Old Oscott WMC 3 (J.Rogers 117, M.Bowles 100b,100, R.Bennett 132, J.Tolley 100), Division Three:- The Oscott Social 3 (G.Bushell 120b,3x100, P.Graham 123,5x100, D.Shannon 2x100) Boldmere Tap 6 (D.Quirk 2x100,180, P.Bromley 100, J.Hunter 118, S.Alexander 121,100,119f, D.Simpson 104,100), Brookvale Social 5 (D.Lowe 119b,100, S.Hipkiss 125, S.Lysaght 100,140) St Thomas’s Arrows 4 (G.Lynch 125, R.Nelson 125, J.Lynch 135), Sutton Sports and Social Club 3 Lad In The Lane 6 (G.Averill 3x100, L.Cooksey 3x100, M.Clarke 118, A.Linehan 2x100,101,140), Drakes Drum, The Fox and Rosey Mac’s had byes.
Erdington Members Club chalked up an important 7-2 win in division one of the South Birmingham League when they defeated third in the table Banbury Arrows taking their unbeaten run to seven games and keeping intact their four points lead over second in the table Crown at Shard End who went one better with an 8-1 success against The Gate. Crown at Shard End have played one game fewer than the leaders. Banbury Arrows are now on eight points from their seven games, fourth placed Coleshill Social have the same eight points plus a game in hand, their latest win being 5-4 at The Raven. In the second division leaders Iron Horse played away against their nearest rivals C’s Arrows and returned with a 7-2 victory to open up a two points lead over their opponents. Full Results:Week 7:Division One:- Erdington Members Club 7 (M.Birch 100,100b, W.Naylor 100, J.Frost 100,100b, M.McFall 2x100,129f,9 darts game, C.Millward 100, J.Liggins 140,100, L.Barberan 112b) Banbury Arrows 2 (B.Evans 180,100, A.Cooksey 121, J.Moss 100, L.Reece 100), Crown at Shard End 8 (S.Edwards 100, J.Norris 100, D.Smith 100, J.Webster 140, A.Edwards 135, P.Kingdon 137, D.Clinton 110b) The Gate 1 (N.Groves 100, P.Jones 2x120b), The Raven 4 (M.Bown 120b,100, N.Warner 100, D.Mortiboys 140, T.Whitehouse 140,138) Coleshill Social 5 (A.Mayell 118, N.McCrave 112b, G.Jones 100,2x140,117, S.Sweetman 100), Mackadown Social 5 (N.Parsonage 140,100, D.Young 140,120b, G.James 100, J.Young 140) The Pavillions 4 (B.Charlton 100, M.Phillips 100, T.Warrillow 140, J.Buttle 140,2x100,103f), Division Two:- C's Arrows 2 (A.Harvey 100, G.Meredith 100, S.Whatmore 116b,100, J.Carter 100) Iron Horse 7 (J.Evans 140,112b,137,100, R.Earl 100,100b, 125, T.Rainsford 140, C.Hough 100, A.Farrington 133), Chelmsley Conservative Club 5 (A.Cooper 100,105, A.Anson 120, L.Vann 100) Toby Jug 4 (B.Blair 100,103f, L.O'Connor 2x100, I.Beattie 122), The Dog 6 (J.Fathers 120b,121,100, M.Bailey 100, M.Clayton 100) Crown Jewels 3 (C.Burns 128, D.Miller 100, C.Kingdon 100, B.Walker 100, B.Anderton 100), Kingfisher 6 (R.Mills 100, D.Green 100, G.Shergold 121, C.Bradley 100,110) C's Flights 3 (R.Meigh 140, S.Beale 100, M.Beale 100).
The Small Heath League staged their Jim Haveron 3 A-Side Knockout which saw the league’s top two teams East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association and Heartlands Club do battle against each other in the final. It was both teams ‘A’ sides that made the final and it was current league leaders East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘A’, who got the 6-3 verdict, In the last four games E.B.A.H.A. beat their ‘B’ team 5-3 and by the same margin Heartlands ‘A’ won against their ‘B’ side. Full Results:Jim Haveron 3 A-Side Knockout:Preliminary Round:- East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’ 6 (T.Webster 100,101b) Wagon and Horses ‘C’ 3 (M.Looby 2x100,103), Last Sixteen:- Sheldon Marlborough Flights 1 (J.Evans 125,132) Heartlands ‘C’ 8 (L.Bayliss 121,100, A.Downes 100, S.Cain 108b), Cob’s Bar 2 (L.Stanton 100,101) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘A’ 7 (C.Wyatt 100b,2x100,140,115b, N.Davis 125,101b,100f), East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’ 6 (T.Constable 148b,111, T.Webster 120b,100,101, L.Wyatt 100) Emerald Club ‘A’ 3, Cob’s Bar ‘A’ 6 (D.Shakespeare 116b,100, A.Lattimer 150b) Sheldon Marlborough Flights Mixed ‘B’ 3, Heartlands ‘A’ 5 (M.Cain 100, S.McCormack 100b, Jim Frost 100,120b) Sheldon Marlborough Mixed 4 (D.Howlett 100,112b, M.Cox 107b, D.Humphries 121b), Wagon and Horses Mixed 4 Wagon and Horses ‘B’ 5 (J.Sayers 2x100, M.Coles 100,140), Wagon and Horses ‘A’ 5 (M.Tilley 3x100, R.Cooper 111) Emerald Club ‘B’ 4 (A.Fisher 101b), Sheldon Marlborough Flights ‘A’ 4 (P.Brown 156b, P.Sunner 100) Heartlands Club ‘B’ 5 (D.Bond 100,105b), Quarter Finals:- Heartlands Club ‘A’ 5 Wagon and Horses ‘A’ 2 (M.Tilley 120b, J.Phipps 120), Cob’s Bar ‘A’ 3 (M.Turner 100, D.Shakespeare 116b) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 5 (T.Constable 100, T.Webster 100, L.Wyatt 154), East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘A’ 5 Wagon and Horses ‘B’ 0, Heartlands Club ‘C’ 4 Heartlands Club ‘B’ 5 (D.Bond 152f), Semi Finals:- East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’3 (T.Webster 3x100,101f,9 darts game, T.Constable 131) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘A’ 5 (N.Davis 111b,9 darts game), Heartlands Club ‘A’ 5 (M.Cain 121,134,125, S.McCormack 120b,160b, Jim Frost 100,127) Heartlands Club ‘B’ 3 (D.Bond 140, G.McCormack 121, John Frost 101b,121), Final:- Heartlands Club ‘A’ 3 (M.Cain 111b, Jim Frost 101b,114f,140,120b) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘A’ 6 (C.Wyatt 137,124f, N.Davis 100,140,145).
The Shirley and District Monday Night League are two games into the second half of the season and the latest round of fixtures brought together some of the top teams vying for the title. Top of the table Highwood had an 8-1 win at Sharmans Cross to give them 24 points from 13 games while second placed Dunky’s Boys played away against fourth place Cider House and won 7-2 to keep them within two points of Highwood, Cider House dropping one place to fifth on 20 points. Third in the table Red Lion are on the same 22 points as Dunky’s Boys after their 5-4 win at Drawbridge Bears and despite the defeat Drawbridge replace Cider House in fourth place with the same 20 points but with a slightly better average. There were five 180’s hit on the night the most notable coming from Matt McCallion (Cider House) moves out on his own at the top of the most 180’s board with four, the other four were hit by Bill Cater (The Lodge), S.Youdon (Shirley Golf Club), Richard Westley (Saracen’s Jesters) and with his second of the season Bob Nixon (Dunky’s Boys). Full Results:Week 13:- Saracens Misfits 3 The Lodge (Bill Carter 180) 6, Drawbridge Bears 3 Red Lion 6, Shirley Spartac 1 Leg Royals 8, Cider House (M.McCallion 180) 2 Dunky’s Boys (Bob Nixon 180) 7, Plume of Feathers (R.Poole 140b) 2 Blue Bell 7, Sharmans Cross 1 Highwood (J.Buckingham 103f) 8, Legionnaires 4 Solihull Sports and Social Club (Craig Clarke 103f) 5, Shirley Golf Club (S.Youdon 180) 2 Saracens Jesters 7.
The top two players in the Winmau Centre Thursday Night Champions League in the Wolverhampton Indoor Community Sports Arena both have three remaining fixtures and there is a fifteen point’s difference between the two. Champion for the last three consecutive seasons Mick Baker is in his usual spot top of the table, a couple of his latest fixtures produced vital results as he first beat third placed Andy Vellender 5-2, then after a 6-1 win over Chris Fox and a 7-0 success against Gemma Barrett he squared up to his nearest rival Tony Randell who had previously beaten Ashok Sehdev 5-2. The game as expected was very close with Baker just edging Randell with a 4-3 result leaving Randell on 128 points and putting Baker on 143. The final three games are going to be crucial to both players. Full Results:- Rob Montana 2 Rob Harris 5, Adam Quinton 6 Gemma Barrett 1, Ashok Sehdev 1 Andy Vellender 6, Ashol Sehdev 3 Chris Fox 4, Chris Manoila 4 Devinder Singh 3, Adam Quinton 7 Rob Harris 0, Adam Quinton 7 Rob Montana 0, Andy Vellender 2 Mick Baker 5, Liam Baker 6 Gemma Barrett 1, Liam Baker 2 Chris Manoila 5, Mick Baker 6 Chris Fox 1, Ashok Sehdev 6 Rob Harris 1, Gemma Barrett 1 Devinder Singh 6, Ashok Sehdev 2 Tony Randell 5, Rob Harris 4 Adam Quinton 3, Mick Baker 7 Gemma Barrett 0, Liam Baker 3 Rob Montana 4, Rob Harris 1 Ashok Sehdev 6, Mick Baker 4 Tony Randell 3, Ashok Segdev 3 Adam Quinton 4, Gemma Barrett 1 Tony Randell 6.
With leader Will Naylor not playing in week twelve of the Erdington Red Lion Double Top League there was an opportunity for second placed Dean Bayliss to reduce the arrears but the night didn’t get off to the best of starts as he finished on the wrong side of a 2-1 result against third in the table John Frost. However Bayliss did recover to add a 2-1 win over Micky Wilde to his tally to put him on 50 points from 23 games, six short of Naylor and he has played two more games than Naylor. After beating Bayliss John Frost added a 3-0 win over Lee Austin to his count to take him up to 48 points, just two behind Bayliss from the same 23 games. Full Results:Week 12:- Matthew Cain 2 Jim Frost 1, Micky Wilde 1 Lewis Bayliss 2, Richard O’Grady 0 Clive Austin 3, Alex Downes 3 Ryan Barritt 0, Dean Bayliss 1 John Frost 2, Jim Frost 2 Lee Austin 1, Richard O’Grady 0 Steve Cain 3, Ryan Barritt 0 Lewis Bayliss 3, Alex Downes 2 Matthew Cain 1, Dean Bayliss 2 Micky Wilde 1, Lee Austin 0 John Frost 3, Clive Austin 0 Steve Cain 3.
The Henley and District League’s week twelve fixtures produced a top of the table crunch game with league leaders Studley Cricket Club playing against second in the table Wharf Swifts who were just two points behind their hosts. The outcome of the game was a close 5-4 win for the Cricket Club taking their total from the opening eight games to a perfect 16 points. As a result of the defeat Wharf Swifts drop to third place behind Studley Conservative Club, both teams have 12 points but the Conservative Club’s 8-1 win over bottom of the table Beausale giving them a superior average. Full Results:Week 12:- Village Inn 3 Wythall Legion 6 (Billy Quinn 140,121, Simon Envine 120b), Studley Cricker Club 5 (Dave Tabberner 140,129,124,121,100, Kevin James 140,125,4x100, Alan Weston 180,3x100) Wharf Swifts 4 (Lee Hodges 112b,135,3x100, Sam Hicks 140,130,2x100, Jon Smyth 121,120,2x100, Lol Tomlin 100b,119,100), Dorridge 7 (Clive Sewell 180,2x140,100, Brian Joyce 140,125,118,108b,2x100, Andy Foulkes 140,125,2x100) Wootton Bears 2 (Dave Amor 128,3x100, Alan Marsh 123,2x100), Studley Conservative Club 8 (Paul Fackrell 105b,5x100, Mandy Morgan 140,2x100, Craig Morgan 3x100, Colin Freeman 120,2x100) Beausale 1 (John Collins 120,2x100).
After the Christmas break the Warwickshire Youth teams played a home game against Staffordshire and produced some top form to beat their visitors 9-6 and put them top of the league table. The Under 18’s had wins from opener and man of the match Mackenzie Nixon, Joe Pitchford-Morris, Ben Liggins and Matthew Cain to give them a 4-3 win. The young ladies team won 2-1 with Courtney Hine taking the match award and Laura Bowley guaranteeing the win. Rounding off the fixture was the Under 21 games where after going 1-0 down Lewis Bayliss levelled the score and award winner Charlie Symonds put the home team 2 1 up. Staffordshire levelled in the fourth only to see George Ross win the final game to give the Under 21’s a 3-2 win plus an overall 9-6 victory. Full Results:Warwickshire Youth v Staffordshire Youth (9-6):Under 18’s (Warwickshire names first):- Mackenzie Nixon 2 Kyle Cooper 0, Joe Pitchford-Morris 2 Troy Brown 1, Ben Liggins 2 Rhys Jones 0, Lucy Keyte 0 Cain Rushton 2, Matthew Cain 2 Jake Goodwin 0, Jake Liggins 0 Ross Gilder 2, Jordan Ainsworth 0 Shaun Gibbons 2, Young Ladies:- Courtney Hine 2 Kim Ratcliffe 0, Laura Bowley 2 Sophie Frost 1, Shona Emslie 1 Holly Mae Rendell 2, Under 21’s:- Tom Mills 0 Dan Key 3, Lewis Bayliss 3 Katherine Cooper 2, Charlie Symonds 3 Aiden Cope 1, Adam Paxton 1 Jim Moston 3, George Ross 3 Josh Beff 0
The Brierley Hill Friday Night League took a break from league fixtures to play the first round of their League Cup. With a 6-1 result Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ beat Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’, the other three games all finished with close 4-3 results the winners being Brickmakers Arms ‘B’, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ and Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ who in turn accounted for Miners (Wollescote), Fox Inn ‘B’ (Lye) and Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’. Full Results:League Cup:Round One:- Miners (Wollescote) 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 4, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4 Fox Inn ‘B’ (Lye) 3, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 6 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ 1, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 3 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 4.
The Forest of Arden Winter League have been engaged in the final of their Knockout Cup and clinching the title with a 6-3 result over third in the league Highwood KB were table toppers Journeys End Flights whose Bob Nixon in addition to hitting a maximum also had scores of 3x100 and 140. Full Results:Knockout Cup:Final:- Journeys End Flights 6 (J.Sidwell 2x140,123,121, J.Norris 140, S.Edwards 123,135, S.Kennedy 100, B.Nixon 3x100,180,140, Jack Sidwell 140,100, P.Yardley 2x100,140, T.Steele 100, T.Humphries 121) Highwood KB 3 (A.Goman 2x100, N.Wykes 2x100,2x137,140, T.Hobbis 125,100, N.Byrne 2x140,2x100, M.Gorman 100, W.Cooper 123, T.Walton 2x100).
The top four teams in the Camp Hill League all played teams in the bottom five in week ten. Top of the table Journeys End Lions had a 4-3 win over Cotterills Lane Club to make it ten wins in as many games and keep them six points ahead of second placed Holy Souls who were 5-2 winners at Emerald Club. Third in the table Crown Jewels beat their visitors bottom of the table Station Wagon 4-3 to put them on the same 14 points as Holy Souls while Tyseley WMC are a further two points short on 12 after beating Wagon and Horses 6-1. Full Results:Week 10:- Wagon and Horses 1 Tyseley WMC 6, Crown Jewels 4 Station Wagon 3, Emerald Club 2 Holy Souls 5, Journeys End Lions 4 Cotterills Lane Club 3.
After only two fixtures in the Silver End Sunday Morning League reigning champions Woodside are already putting up a fight to hold on to the title as they followed up their opening day 8-0 win over Railway with a 6-2 success at Glasscutters. Other teams making it two wins in the first two games were Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’, Netherton Cricket Club and Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ who in turn defeated Kings Head (6-2), New Talbot (7-1), The Bell (6-2) and Dudley Sports (6-2). Full Results:Week 2:- Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 6 Dudley Sports 2, Old Star 7 Three Crowns 1, Netherton Cricket Club 6 Bell 2, Railway 6 Portway 2, Glasscutters 2 Woodside 6, Kings Head 2 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 6, New Talbot 1 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 7, Pensnett Welfare Club had a bye.
There were opening day 5-2 wins for Tipton Sports, Dewdrop ‘A’, Waggon and Horses, Ivy Bush, Island Inn over respective opponents Horseley Tavern, The Vine, Hayes Social, Rising Sun and New Talbot in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League, while Merry–Go-Round ‘A’ and Wonder won 4-3 in turn against Merry-Go-Round ‘B’ and Dewdrop ‘B’. Full Results:Week 1:- Tipton Sports 5 Horseley Tavern 2, Dewdrop ‘A’ 5 Vine 2, Waggon and Horses 5 Hayes Social 2, Rising Sun 2 Ivy Bush 5, Wonder 4 Dewdrop ‘B’ 3, New Talbot 2 Island Inn 5, Merry-Go-Round ‘A’ 4 Merry-Go-Round ‘B’ 3.
Although all eight fixtures were played in week twelve of the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League the results didn’t affect the league table whatsoever and all sixteen teams remained where they were prior to the games. So Old Bulls Head remain in pole position, now on 20 points following their 7-2 home win over Red Cow and Parkes Hall are second on the same 20 points after their 8-1 win over Fellows Club. After the leading duo comes three teams Ashwood, Coseley Tavern and Gornal Labour Club all on 18 points, Ashwood won 7-2 against Netherton Cricket Club, Coseley had a close 5-4 win at Five Ways and the Labour Club won their game against Club Dudley 7-2. Full Results:Week 12:- Jolly Crispin 6 Gornal British Legion 3, Gornal Labour Club 7 Club Dudley 2, Five Ways 4 Coseley Tavern 5, Pensnett Liberal Club 5 White Lion 4, Old Bulls Head 7 Red Cow 2, Hilly House 6 Britannia 3, Parkes Hall 8 Fellows Club 1, Ashwood 7 Netherton Cricket Club 2.
It looks as though the title for the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League will be a Ten Arches battle to the end as both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides are locked together at the top of the table on 70 with the ‘B‘ team way ahead on average. Ten Arches ‘B’ added to their average when in the latest fixture they won 8-1 away to The Swan while their ‘A’ team could only manage a close 5-4 success at Bird (Stourbridge) who are nine places below them and have some 30 points fewer. After the top two comes third placed Gate ‘B’, their 9-0 win over Kingswinford Snooker Club leaving them eight points adrift of the leading pair on 62 points. Full Results:Match 40:- Quarry Bank Conservative Club 3 Queens 6, Gate ‘B’ 9 Kingswinford Snooker Club 0, Britannia 5 Brickmakers Arms 4, Kingswinford Conservative Club 5 The Bridge (Kingswinford) 4, Stourbridge RBL 3 Gate ‘A’ 6, Crestwood 6 Bird (Wordsley) 3, Swan 1 Ten Arches ‘B’ 8, Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 3 Church Tavern 6, Garibaldi 6 Old Cat (Wordsley) 3, Bird (Stourbridge) 4 Ten Arches ‘A’ 5, Fox Inn (Lye) 3 Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 6.
The Yeltz Bar Tuesday Night League kicked off their 2018 season with their first Monthly Air Ambulance Knockout and with a good turn out and high quality field it was a cracking night of darts. The event saw Dan Nicholls emerge as the winner beating Steve Gillam 4-2 in what was a close final, Dan having to produce 11 and 14 darts legs to defeat Steve. The league thanked all that entered and helped raise the £90 which will go towards this year’s charity pot. Full Results:Air Ambulance Knockout:Preliminary Round:- K.Aspinall 0 Mark Glaze 2, Richard Reed 0 Dan Nicholls 2, S.Chance 0 Jess Archer 2, Dave Honey 2 Richard Swinden 0, Richard Hill 2 Mark Bayliss 0, Adam Hill 1 Trevor Collier 2, Jordan Shakespear 0 Reece Colley 0, Sam Aitkens 2 Doug Richmond 0, Round One:- Mark Glaze 2 Ian Mills 1, Rob Smith 2 Stuart Stanton 0, Dan Nicholls 2 John Beattie 0, Loz Slater 2 Rob Pierce 0, Jess Archer 0 Rhys Langford 2, Tommy Johnson 2 Steve Carey 1, Dave Honey 2 Dan Singleton 0, Scott Hykin 0 James Hykin 2, Richard Hill 0 Mark Adams 2, Neil Steventon 2 Jordan Ward 1, Trevor Collier 2 Lee Eaves 0, Steve Gillam 2 Alex Adams 0, Reece Colley 2 Chris Singleton 0, Richard Duncan 0 Colin Wood 2, Sam Aitkens 0 Tom Hykin 2, Chris Eaves 2 Steph Konya 1, Round Two:- Mark Glaze 3 Rob Smith 1, Dan Nicholls 3 Loz Slater 0 (walkover), Rhys Langford 1 Tommy Johnson 3, Dave Honey 2 James Hykin 3, Mark Adams 0 Neil Steventon 3, Trevor Collier 1 Steve Gillam 3, Reece Colley 3 Colin Wood 2, Sam Aitkens 2 Chris Eaves 3, Quarter Finals:- Mark Glaze 0 Dan Nicholls 3, Tommy Johnson 3 James Hykin 1, Neil Steventon 0 Steve Gillam 3, Reece Colley 3 Chris Eaves 1, Semi Finals:- Dan Nicholls 4 Tommy Johnson 2, Steve Gillam 4 Reece Colley 3, Final:- Dan Nicholls 4 Steve Gillam 2.
It is with great sadness and regret I have to close this week’s column with the sad news that Joyce Webster has passed away. For many years Joyce not only played but worked tirelessly for many local leagues, a regular contributor to this very column, I never had to chase Joyce for results she was on the phone to me every week making sure the players in her leagues got a mention in the Mail. In addition she also did lots for charity with teams such as the Ace of Clubs Charity Team raising funds for numerous causes. A truly remarkable lady, Joyce Webster will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace Joyce.
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