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Article: Darts News – A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Darts News – A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Warwickshire’s latest fixture in the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships was an away game against Cornwall and the 20-16 reversal made it two defeats in as many games a result that has seen them drop one place to next to bottom of the table with 28 points just two more than Cambridgeshire who are bottom of the table.
The ladies ‘B’ after an opening 6-0 loss against Yorkshire had a more satisfying 3-3 draw thanks to a 3-0 win in the final game by lady of the match Kerry Bambridge (20.31) who beat Jacqui Champion, the other two winners were Melanie Hill and Kat Spanswick.
The men’s ‘B’ side went down 8-4 and like the ladies ‘B’ game the award winner came in the final game Carl Green beating Mark Palmer 4-1 with a 28.56 average.
Sunday’s ladies ‘A’ game was a case of only Gulliver’s travel well as Trina and Sue Gulliver were the only winners in a 4-2 defeat, Trina taking the match award with a 24.64 average. The men’s ‘A’ provided the only highlight of the weekend as they beat their counterparts 7-5 Jamie Hughes for the second consecutive game taking the match award beating his opening 30.11 average with a 31.59.
Full Results:(Cornwall names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Matthew Knowles 2 Mark Strong 4, Neil Meneer 0 Tom Aldridge 4, Brian Jones 1 Jamie Hughes 4, Kevin Bray 4 William Naylor 1, Simon Knowles 4 Colin Laffar 0, Dean Taskis 1 Dean Stewart 4, Gareth Griffiths 4 Mark Carter 1, Jez Campe 4 Richard Foster 0, Mike Jones 2 Noel Grant 4, Kevin Mitchell 0 Ted Evetts 4, Paul Cook 4 Mark Westgarth 1, Greg Hambly 1 Jamie Atkins 4, Men’s ‘B’:- Shaun Burden 4 Chris Gallagher 2, Steve Pascoe 4 Ian Shaw 1, Geoff Jenkin 3 Tom McGlone 4, Rhys Julian 4 Simon Power 3, Ronnie Cook 1 Luke Kennedy 4, Mike Pascoe 2 Antony Allen 4, Colin Pass 4 Paul Deslandes 1, Daniel May 4 Tom Martin 2, Kevin Dunstan 4 Ted Evetts 2, David Copplestone 4 Steve Ward 0, John Dennis 4 Dan Green 1, Mark Palmer 1 Carl Green 4, Women’s ‘A’:- Teresa Brookshaw 0 Trina Gulliver 3, Claire Irons 3 Donna Pinch 0, Tracey Hancock 0 Sue Gulliver 3, Nikki Furse 3 Denise Keyte 0, Sandra Allen 3 Natalie Gilbert 0, Katherine Gill 3 Wendy Adams 0, Women’s ‘B’:- Becky Curnow 2 Melanie Hill 3, Sue Shepherd 3 Angela Jones 0, Carla Ruberry 2 Kat Spanswick 3, Sarah Gill 3 Marian Conway 0, Angie Bird 3 Lisa Whitmore 1, Jacqui Champion 0 Kerry Bambridge 3.
Warwickshire have brought forward their fixture with Cheshire by two weeks and will be playing against them at the Bishopsgate Club, Foleshill Road, Coventry this coming weekend, it’s a game that they very much need to win to lift them away from the foot of the table and indeed it is one they can win as their visitors are just two places and only six points above them.
Selected to play are Men’s ‘A’:- Bob Nixon, Dean Stewart, Richard Foster, Jamie Atkins, Jamie Hughes, Mark Carter, Mark Strong, Mark Westgarth, Noel Grant, Rob Hawker, Tom Aldridge, William Naylor, Men’s ‘B’:- Antony Allen, Carl Green, Chris Gallagher, Matt Edgar, Prakash Jiwa, Paul Deslandes, Simon Power, Tom Martin, Tom McGlone, Luke Kennedy, Ian Shaw, Dan Green, Reserves:- Tom Ryan, Andy Mountford, Peter Hughes, Ted Evetts, Women’s ‘A’:- Trina Gulliver, Sue Gulliver, Donna Pinch, Wendy Adams, Natalie Gilbert, Denise Keyte, Women’s ‘B’:- Lisa Whitmore, Angela Jones, Marian Conway, Kerry Bambridge, Melanie Hill, Kat Spanswick, Reserves:- Nina Bolt, Lucy Keyte, Kirsty Haw, Sue Sandher.
In division two of the BDO Inter County Championships West Midlands followed up their 20-16 away win over Staffordshire with a 23-13 home win against Somerset to put them top of the promotion table with 49 points a lead of four on second placed London.
With three wins and a draw overall it was a good weekend, the ladies ‘B’ finished all square at 3-3 with Sophie Singh (22.84) their top player while for the ‘A’ side it was Lisa Astbury with a 21.47 average in their 4-2 win.
Both the men’s teams recorded 8-4 wins Shaun Carroll (28.69) taking the ‘A’ teams award for the second time in the opening two games and for the ‘B’ team it was Matt Tedstone with a 21.47 average.
Full Results:(West Midlands names first): Men’s ‘A’:- Ian Jones 4 Matthew Williams 1, Keith Allman 1 Mark Stock 4, Avtar Singh 4 George Gardner 1, Michael Baker 2 Dean Baker 4, Mark Craddock 4 Neil Raikes 2, Mark Rollinson 2 Sam Hoddinott 4, Shaun Carroll 4 Leigh Taylor 3, Matthew Dicken 2 Russell Joyner 4, Doug Thompson 4 Les Lester 2, John Platt 4 Jody Matthews 2, Christopher Mason 4 Marcus Knapman 1, Nick Fullwell 4 Steve Werrett 2, Men’s ‘B’:- Paul Price 3 Richard Grubb 1, Doug Thompson 3 Scott Warren 0, Karl Hinks 2 Ashley Hunt 3, Robert Smith 3 Jonathon Taylor 1, Ashe Khayat 3 Clive Paines 1, John Morris 1 Michael Knapman 3, Sam Hamilton 3 jamie Harris 0, Matt Tedstone 3 Terry Hayes 0, Danny Coyle 2 Danniel Stephens 3, Neil Pointon 3 Phillip Bisset 0, Sam Guest 3 Paul Harrison 2, Jack Routledge 1 Craig Paines 3, Women’s ‘A’:- Gemma Barrett 3 Kate Hulme 2, Kath Jenkins 1 Kay Bissett 3, Lisa Astbury 3 Marie Geaney 0, Sarah Roberts 3 Donna Gullock 0, Kim Fellows 0 Karen Littler 3, Debbie Loon 3 Becky Taylor 0, Women’s ‘B’:- Heather Wright 3 Marianne Bisset 1, Wendy Waine 0 Sally Dart 3, Jacqueline Maiden 3 Natalie Wadham 2, Sophie Singh 3 Barbara Dyke 1, Shellbie Simmons 1 Donna Gullock 3, Kirsty Shaughnessy 0 Louise Loxton 3.
Week three in the Sheldon and District Winter League and in the premier division both of the top two teams Castle Vale Residents and Saltley Amateur Gardeners lost, Castle Vale went down 6-3 at Sheldon Dukes and drop two places in the table to third while Saltley lost 7-2 at Crown at Olton who take over in pole position with four points from two games. Second placed Crown at Shard End are also on four points from two games after their 7-2 win at The Pavillions. Castle Vale Residents, The Lyndon, Sheldon Dukes and Saltley Amateur Gardeners are also on four points but they have all played three games.
In division one Sheldon Marlborough Flights lost their number one spot in a big way as they lost 8-1 at Solihull Moors and slide down the table to fifth, Highwood KB’s drop two places to fourth after a 6-3 defeat away to Iron Horse. Willclare Sports and Social’s 6-3 win at Yardley Ex Colts takes them into the number one spot with a perfect six points from their opening three games but Iron Horse and Holy Souls are hot on their heels both of them with 100% wins from the two games they have played.
All four games in division two finished with a 6-3 scoreline Crown Arrows maintaining their unbeaten three match run with a home win over Maggies who drop one place to third in the table behind Ridgemere Social Flights who made it two wins from two games with their win against Emerald Flights.

2015-10-11 - South Birmingham League - D.Young - Winner of the Secretary^s Cup (Right) and Sue Kingdon

Full Results:Week 3:Premier Division:- The Pirates 4 (A.Cooksey 135, M.Naylor 160b, J.Buttle 140) Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows 5 (D.Tudor 100b,140, D.Nixon 3x100, P.Connolly 129,121, A.Nixon 100, M.Barber 102b), Mackadown Social 3 (A.Kavanagh 180,11darts game, L.Barberan 2x100,108, D.Young 100b,120b,100, M.Heaven 100b, S.Kingdon 100, G.James 2x100, A.Sheen 105b, M.Noonan 140) The Lyndon 6 (S.Harding 140, S.Darby 120,100b,134, G.Drennan 100,140, P.Stephens 132, D.Wright 100,142b, A.Foulkes 120), Crown at Olton 7 (A.Hutchings 140, T.Randel 100,139,125, B.Nixon 100, J.Sidwell 125, S.Kennedy 2x100, I.Spencer 120b,145,7 darts game) Saltley Amateur Gardeners 2 (L.Robinson 100,140, A.Caddick 100, R.Lawrence 133, T.White 140, T.Webster 120b,125), The Pavillions 2 (M.Morgan 100, R.Evans 110b, B.Evans 2x100, A.Richards 100, K.Richards 100,120b,140, J.Moss 100, N.Robinson 116b,2x100,105, M.Tolliss 100) Crown at Shard End 7 (A.Mayell 103f,100, N.Parsonage 2x100, K.Deeley 100,137, A.Hoey 125, K.Reynolds 120b), Sheldon Dukes 6 (S.O’Donnell 100, L.Molyneux 121,125, G.Groves 100, P.Sunner 100, P.Pudge 100) Castle Vale Residents 3 (D.Phillips 100, J.Burdett 100,137, R.Barritt 116,100,140,10 darts game, R.Franks 120b, A.Barber 100, B.Charlton 121), Division One:- Solihull Moors 8 (L.Hodge 100,141, S.Hicks 100, J.Palmer 118, N.Warner 125, I.Evans 2x100) Sheldon Marlborough Flights 1 (A.Eden jnr 116, J.Vaughan 100, M.Cox 100, D.Humphries 100, A.Eden snr. 132,100, N.Rughani 100), Marston Green Tavern 6 (T.Knowles 100, S.Cresser 100, M.Gauder 100, T.Frost 121,100, P.Lawrence 2x100, B.Tranter 100) Sheldon Social 3 (C.Roberts 100, C.Tilley 100, C.Cotter 100), George V 5 (B.Anderton 100, D.Adams 100, Stuart Palmer 2x100, A.Savage 100,140, Scott Palmer 119,108b, J.Savage 100, C.Grimes 100) Crown-Forget-Me-Not 4 (W.Griffiths 121, J.Lynch 100b, J.Stokes 116, C.Kettlewell snr 125,101f,100, T.Colley 100, S.Gardiner 100f), Yardley Ex Colts 3 (S.Whadlock 100, B.Law 100, P.Collins 125,100, D.Wright 125, P.Welch 100) Willclare Sports and Social 6 (B.Dixon 100, Matt Holt 140b, Mick Holt 100, P.Wilcock 121,100, J.Thomas 112, D.Reid 100, F.Dixon 2x101b,100,137), Iron Horse 6 (J.Whitehouse 110b, R.Earl 121,100, T.Rainsford 105b, J.Green 118, D.Mortiboys 100,125, R.Parry 2x110b,106,10 darts game) Highwood KB’s 3 (T.Constable 100, T.Hobbis 125, G.Pagett 120b, M.Gorman 100,132f), Division Two:- Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 6 (S.Miller 101, N.Rickets 100, J.Brannigan 116, A.Sleath 2x100) Greville Arms 3, Crown Arrows 6 (J.Gaskin 120b,140, L.Vann 100, K.White 100, R.Darbyshire 135, S.Moran 180,2x100, D.White 102b, J.Morrisey 125) Maggies 3 (N.Hall 100, B.Carter 125, S.Hoccom 100,137, S.Hall 100, B.Swaine 2x100b,100, P.Cunningham 100), Ridgemere Flights 6 (L.Carter 100) Emerald Flights 3 (A.Burbridge 100, A.Fisher 120b), Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights 3 (A.Hegney 118b, R.Brogan 100, J.Wasley 105b, M.Slatcher 100) Meadway Sports and Social 6 (M.McArthur 102b, M.Shellis 140, S.Collins 140, M.Herrod 100b).
East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association made it ten wins in as many games in the Small Heath League when they beat Moseley All Service 8-1 the same scoreline by which second placed Mitre defeated Emerald Flights to keep within two points of EBAHA. The biggest winners of the week were Wagon and Horses who accounted for their hosts Clock Inn handing them a 9-0 whitewash.
Full Results:- Clock Inn 0 Wagon and Horses 9, Emerald Club 4 Cob’s Bar 5, East Birmingham Allotment Holders Assocition 8 Moseley All Service 1, Mitre 8 Emerald Flights 1.
Spring Meadow suffered a setback to their title aspirations in the Halesowen Monday Night Ladies League when they lost 4-3 at Haden Cross who are fourth in the table and some ten points behind them. Despite the defeat Spring Meadow remain in pole position with 30 points but now only on average from White Horse (Quarry Bank) who had a bye this week and as a result have a game in hand on their title rivals.
In the Captain’s Cup second place Black Horse fell four points behind leaders Spring Meadow as they surprisingly lost to bottom of the table Townsend.
Full Results:- Haden Cross 4 (E.Cornfield 11 darts game) Spring Meadow 3, Hare and Hounds 4 The Widders 3, Black Horse 5 Townsend 2, Captains Cup:- Haden Cross lost to Spring Meadow, Hare and Hounds beat The Widders, Black Horse lost to Townsend
With the league fixtures all completed it was cup week in the South Birmingham League and first was the Captain’s Cup which was won by C.Winters who beat L.Barberan 2-1 in the final. The Secretary’s Cup went to D.Young who had a 2-0 win over D.Mortiboys to clinch the title, and the winners of the mixed doubles knockout were S.Kingdon and M.Noonan, a 2-1 result over L.Barberan and C.Kingdon giving them the title.

2015-10-11 - South Birmingham League - C.Winters - Winner of the Captain^s Cup (Left) and Sue Kingdon

2015-10-11 - Forest of Arden Summer League Men^s Doubles - Trevor Edwards (Treasurer), Luis Barberan, Simon Edwards Sue Kingdon

Full Results:Captain’s Cup:Semi Finals:- J.Whitehouse 0 Luis Barberan 2, C.Winters 2 S.King 0, Final:- C.Winters 2 Luis Barberan 1, Secretary’s Cup:Semi Finals:- D.Mortiboys 2 D.Kingdon 1, N.Hughes 1 D.Young 2, Final:- D.Mortiboys 0 D.Young 2, Mixed Doubles Knockout:Semi Finals:- C.Kingdon / L.Barberan 2 G.Shergold / K.Shergold 0, L.Walker / B.Etheridge 1 S.Kingdon / M.Noonan 2, Final:- L.Barberan / C.Kingdon 1 S.Kingdon / M.Noonan 2.

2015-10-11 - South Birmingham League -S.Kingdon (Left) and M.Noonan  - Winners of the Mixed DOubles

The Forest of Arden Summer League staged the finals of their men’s and women’s doubles and winning the men’s event with a final 2-0 scoreline were Simon Edwards and Luis Barberan with Jason Jennings and Andy Howell runners up.
The ladies title went to the mother and daughter pairing Sue and Charlie Kingdon who had a 2-0 win in the final against N.Harris and D.Derbyshire.

2015-10-11 - Forest of Arden Summer League Women^s Doubles - Trevor Edwards (Treasurer), Charlie Kingdon Sue Kingdon

Full Results:Men’s Doubles:Semi Finals:- J.Harris / N.Harris 1 J.Jennings / A.Howell 2, K.White / D.White 1 S.Edwards / L.Barberan 2, Final:- J.Jennings / A.Howell 0 S.Edwards / L.Barberan 2, Women’s Doubles:Semi Finals:- S.Kingdon / C.Kingdon 2 D.Duffy / D.Flynn 0, L.Vann / S.White 0 D.Derbyshire / N.Harris 2, Final:- S.Kingdon / C.Kingdon 2 N.Harris / D.Derbyshire 0.
The Four Oaks and District League got their new season underway with the preliminary round of their Coronation Shield which produced no fewer than seven 180’s a 171 and a 170 game shot. Nail biting stuff for Erdington Arrows and heartbreak for Pint Pot Flights who after leading 7-5 and needing one more leg to win were denied by Erdington Arrows who took the last game 3-0.
J.Miller hit a 171 for newcomers The Lions but P.Robbins and N.Robbins both recorded maximums for Plough and Arrows guiding them to a 10-5 victory. Golden Hind beat Boldmere Tap 14-1 with T.Kelly hitting a maximum and checking out on 170 for the Hind.
League champions The Beehive had a comfortable 13-2 win over Bishop Vesey despite a 180 from Bishop’s M.Archer. Old Oscott WMC. took the match 12-3 at Boldmere Sports and Social with 180’s coming from C.Hawkley (Old Oscott WMC) and J.Frost for Boldmere Sports and Social. Another new team The Park lost 13-2 to Old Oscott Arrows whose M.Compton chalked up the seventh 180 of the night.
Full Results:Coronation Shield:Preliminary Round: Bishop Vesey 2 (M.Archer 146b,108b,3x100,140,180,100f, A.France 100, S.Holmes 122,100,140, J.Dempsey 100,121) The Beehive 13 K.Deeley 2x100, W.Mynard 100,120, K.Reynolds 100b,2x100,140,138, M.Partridge 2x100,140, J.Prince 128,2x140,125, N.Clarke 2x100,140,102, R.Parry 133,2x100), Boldmere Sports and Social 3 (D.Savage 100, J.Frost 3x100,180,121) Old Oscott WMC 12 (N.Hawkley 112b,100, C.Hawkley 2x100,180, D.Parsons 112b,3x100, M.Bowles 140, J.Higgins 100), Boldmere St Mikes 9 (N.Smallwood 3x100,107f, M.Wild 120b,160b,100,130, S.Paling 3x100,140, B.Linnecor 140,3x100, M.Ashton 7x100,140, C.Perry 100,136) The Fox 6 (D.Robinson 100, M.Horacek 140, A.Jarvie 3x100,140, D.Perry 2x100,135, M.Willetts 2x100,134, R.Stanton 100), Golden Hind 14 (C.Turnbull 160,3x100, T.Kelly 180,100,121,170f, D.Keatley 105b,2x100, D.Pickering 122,100, T.O’Kereke 100) Boldmere Tap 1 (D.Quirk 100, C.Hagans 125,100,140, P.Bromley 4x100,140), Pint Pot Flights 7 (G.Cookson 2x100, M.P.Bagnall 2x140,2x100,139, M.Mills 119,100, R.Mercer 112b,3x100,140, M.Bruin 2x100,140,125, L.Clarke 116, B.Godfray 123,100) Erdington Arrows 8 (M.Edwards 100, R.Bazeley 140,4x100, J.West 100, J.Cox 3x100,121,134,135, J.Stokes 102,100, P.Cronin 100), Plough and Arrows 10 (P.Robbins 180,100, P.Opelier 120, I.Taylor 131,2x100, N.Robbins 121,2x100,180,137,125, A.Humphriss 2x100, M.O’Driscoll 121,100) The Lions 5 (J.Miller 171,117,135, K.Taylor 2x100, D.Watkins 3x100,140, A.Ashford 140, J.Collins 100, D.Sargent 114), Red Lion 9 (D.Bayliss 121,100,105f, B.Hughes 140,125,2x100, S.Cain 100,123,121,101, D.G.Bond 4x100,2x140,105f, D.Vickers 100,140, M.Gaughan 125, T.Vickers 120b) Golden Hind Arrows 6 (J.Green 100b,121, A.Day 100b,4x100,140,121, J.Mahon 2x100, J.Verschoyle 100,140, K.Lumby 152b,112b,3x100, J.Clarke 100), The Boot 4 (G.Gaughan 100, M.Norton 120,100, N.Napier 140,125, J.Moore 2x100,120, L.Perks 140) Brookvale Social 11 (J.Yates 100,105, S.Lysaght 108, S.Hipkiss 123, W.Naylor 112b,100,2x140), The Park 2 (D.Clarke 140, A.Hay 100, W.Harvey 101, C.Batt 100, J.Illidge 100,125) Old Oscott Arrows 13 (M.Compton 156b,100,180,140, M.Maher 100, D.Page 112b,4x100,140, A.Lea 100, M.Maher 100).
Round one of the League and Consolation Cups were the order of the day for the Camp Hill League and in the former league leaders HMS Lions beat Holy Gulp. In the Consolation Cup next to bottom of the league Wagon and Horses won against Lady Westminster who are one place and two points above them in the table.
Full Results:League Cup:Round One:- Holy Gulp lost to HMS Lions, Consolation Cup:Round One:- Wagon and Horses beat Lady Westminster
No change at the top of the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League as the top two teams Dewdrop and Old Hop Pole both won 6-1 against respective opponents Tipton Sports and Sportsman. However it was not such a good week for third in the table The Vine who lost their home tie with fifth placed New Talbot 4-3 to leave them a massive 16 points behind the leading duo.
Full Results:- Sportsman 1 Old Hop Pole 6, The Vine 3 New Talbot 4, Hayes Social 2 Island Inn 5, Dewdrop 6 Tipton Sports 1, Horseley Tavern 1 Ivy Bush 6 (B.Singh 180), Jolly Collier 3 Merry-Go-Round 4.
The Harborne League have begun their new season and the early pacesetters are Abbey who had a convincing 8-1 home win over Avenue Flights. Close behind Abbey are Hillyfields ‘A’, Court Oak and Avenue Flights who in turn had 7-2 wins against Smethwick Labour Club, Bartley Green and Sportsman. Amber Tavern were also winners they beat Hillyfields ‘B’ 6-3.
Ade Harvey (Hillyfields ‘A’) and Richard Hosey (Court Oak) both hit a maximum in the opening games.
Full Results:Week 1:- Avenue Flights 7 Sportman 2, Hillyfields ‘A’ 7 Smethwick Labour Club 2, Amber Tavern 6 Hillyfields ‘B’ 3, Bartley Green 2 Court Oak 7.
Kingstanding Ex Serviceman’s Club reigning champions in the Aston League have begun the new campaign with two wins, 6-3 against Red Lion followed up by a 7-2 success over Safe Harbour but despite their two victories they are third in the table, Sportsmans Rest and Erdingotn Club lead the way both having the same four points as Kingstanding but with a slightly better average, Sportsman’s kicked off their season with an 8-1 win at Aston Flights and then beat Old Oscott WMC 6-3 while Erdington had a 6-3 opener against Safe Harbour and then an 8-1 win over Aston Flights.
Full Results:Week 1:- Aston Flights 1 M.Ansell 133, G.Lynch 125, J Lynch 100, J.Armstrong 140) Sportsman’s Rest 8 (N.Dunn 2x100, J.Frost 101b,140,105b, P Koyce 100,103, D.Keatley 114f,105b, T.Keatley 134, D.Fowler 2x100, A.Stainfield 120f), Kingstanding Ex Serviceman’s Club 6 (J.Morris jnr 3x100, A.Mountford 160b,100, A.Kimberley 101b, T.O’Kereke 100, C.Turnbull jnr 160b, B.Lysaght 100b,100, B.Stephens 100, C.Turnbull snr 100,122) Red Lion 3 (D.Vickers 2x100, D.Bayliss 120b,100f, B.Hughes 100, T.Colley 125, T.Vickers 135,110b,100, M.Corfield 100,118,103), Erdington Club 6 (D.Murray 100b, P.Willis 100b, D.Giblin 2x100,123, S.Davey 100, S.Shorthouse 111) Safe Harbour 3 (I.Matthews 140,134, J.Green 100, D.Pickering 140,100,120b), Mitre 6 (I.Jones 100, Will Naylor 100, D.Lacey 3x100, M.Naylor 140, A.McCormack 100, Old Oscott O WMC 3 (S.Spink 140, M.Trahern 140, A,Lee 2x100, D.Parsons 100, A,Cole 105b), Week 2:- Red Lion 5 (D.Vickers 134,120b, D.Bayliss 180, K.Neale 100, T.Colley 115b, A.Morfield 122, T.Vickers 125,105b,100, D.Rawlings 100) Mitre 4 (W.Naylor 100, D.Lacey 116,127, J.Frost 3x100,101b, S.Cain 125), Aston Flights 1 (M.Andrews 112b,125, R.Nelson 100) Erdington Club 8 (D.Shannon 100, K.Shorthouse 140, M.Westmorland 100, G.Bushell 120b, P.Graham 100,101, P.Willis 120b, D.Giblin 100b,100), Safe Harbour 2 (P.Donovan 140, I.Matthews 100,109f, T.Carroll 108b,140,100, J.Clarke 102b, J.West 102, D.Pickering 100b) Kingstanding Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 (A.Mountford 100, M.Mcfall 112b, A.Kimberley 140,115b,102f, B.Stephens 114b, C.Turnbull jnr 138, B.Lysaght 100,100b,125,123, P.Cummins 100, C.Turnbull snr 100,140), Sportsman’s Rest 6 (J.Frost 160b, P.Koyce 120b,101b,100,140, D.Keatley 100, J.Dunn 100, A.Whitehouse 2x100, T.Keatley 100) Old Oscott WMC 3 (S.Spink 2x100, M.Page 140,138, D.Page 122, A.Lee 124f,140, D.Parsons 4x100).
In their most recent fixture in the Kings Norton League Court Oak made it a round dozen wins and extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points when they beat their nearest rivals Hillyfields 6-1. Hillyfields hold on to second place but they are now joined on the same 16 points by Kings Norton RBL, Rubery RBL and Stirchley United.
Full Results:- Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 6 (S.Carr 100,125, M.Bloomer 4x100, C.Davenport 100, S.Brown 132, Peter Corbett 121,125, M.Bandy 2x100) Toby Jug Flights 1 (D.Hodges 100), Toby Jug ‘A’ 5 (D.Kent 100,140,125, B.Heath 2x100,140, S.Hodges 3x140,138, A.Deeley 3x100, R.Higgins 100, S.Littlewood 100,180, R.Higgins 180) Kings Norton RBL 2 (J.Calt 100, B.Morgan 4x100, T.Roberts 2x100, N.Porter 2x100,140, L.Brotherton 100,116,121,116f, D.Davenport 123), Court Oak 6 (S.Passetti 2x100,133,140, E.Simpson 2x100,122,135, K.Bedder 100,180, V.Gould 5x100,117, J.Hykin 100,140, G.Dews 2x100,125, R.Mann 100, P.Blades 100) Hillyfields 1 (S.Poolton 121, P.Yardley 100, A.Harvey 100, M.Poolton 2x100, Joe Fox 100,140), Bulls Head 3 (S.Seery 3x100, G.Purnell 2x100,140, D.Campbell 100, S.Campbell 116, J.Davies 123, M.Kearney 100) Stirchley United 4 (S.Seery 3x100, G.Purnell 2x100,140, D.Campbell 100, S.Campbell 116, J.Davies 123, M.Kearney 100), Billesley 3 (P.Lilley 2x100,140, D.Singleton 125, C.Singleton 101,108, L.Jones 125, D.Jones 100) Cotteridge 4 (J.O^Neill 2x100,104, S.Hale 100, C.Harman 2x100, Matt Ivory 3x100,101, J.Isham 115, P.Smith 105).  
The majority of teams in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League now have only seven fixtures remaining but the title looks to be a battle between Dudley Sports ‘C’ and Bridge ‘B’, Dudley Sports ‘C’ made it 30 wins in 33 games when they beat fourth placed Rose and Crown (Brierley Hill) 5-4 and at the same time doubled their lead over Bridge ‘B’ to four points as their rivals lost their local derby game with their ‘A’ team 6-3.
After the leading pair comes High Acres who are six points adrift and have played one game more than the two teams above them.
Full Results:Week 36:- Rose and Crown (Brierley Hill) 4 Dudley Sports ‘C’ 5, Liberal Club 5 The Swan 4, Dog and Lamppost ‘B’ 2 Blue Brick 7, Bulls Head (Netherton) 4 Brickmakers Arms 5, Bridge ‘B’ 3 Bridge ‘A’ 6, Dudley Sports ‘B’ 4 Old Star 5, Portway 5 Queens Head (Wordsley) 4, Black Horse 6 Dog and Lamppost ‘A’ 3, Tenth Lock 4 Griffin 5, High Acres 9 Roebuck 0.
Week two in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League and only seven of the twenty two teams are undefeated, a 9-0 win at The Fox (Lye) has put Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) top of the table but by only one leg of average over Queens who won their home tie with Crestwood 8-1, the other teams with two wins in the first two games are Ashwood, Brickmakers Arms, Ten Arches ‘A’, Britannia and Kingswinford Conservative Club.  
Full Results:Week 2:- Britannia 7 Shrubbery Cottage 2, The Fox (Lye) 0 Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) 9, Church Tavern 3 Ashwood 6, Queens 8 Crestwood 1, Brickmakers Arms 5 Ten Arches ‘B’ 4 (R.Pierce 9 darts game), Ten Arches ‘A’ 5 Plough 4, Bird (Wordsley) 3 Stourbridge RBL 6, Bird ‘B’ (Stourbridge) 4 New Inns 5, Kingswinford Conservative Club 5 The Swan 4, High Acres 7 Garibaldi 2, The Cat Inn (Wordsley) 1 Quarry Bank Conservative Club 8.
The Pip Club League completed their division two fixtures and winning the division with an advantage of twelve points over runners up Pip Club were J W Belgrave who completed their programme with a 10-6 win at Royal Oak, while Pip Club won 13-3 at Globe Inn ‘A’.
In the league’s Division One Round Robin league, despite losing their final game against Bulls Head ‘A (Polesworth) the title went to Prince of Wales with their victors taking the runners up spot.
Full Results:Division Two:- Old Liberal 10 Globe Inn ‘B’ 6 (R.Watson 180), Globe Inn ‘A’ 3 Pip Club 13, Royal Oak 6 J W Belgrave 10, Bulls Head ‘B’ (Polesworth) 2 Gate (Amington) 14, Sports Bar ‘180’ 8 Progressive Club , Division One Round Robin League:- Bulls Head ‘A’ beat Prince of Wales, Tamworth Motor Spares beat Birchmoor Club, Wigginton Arms beat Two Gates Club.
With only one fixture remaining in the Cradley Tuesday Night League the title could go to either Crown ‘A’ or Brickmakers Arms as both teams are locked together on 52 points the former having the far superior average. The latest round of fixtures saw Crown ‘A’ win 6-3 against Members Club ‘A’ but the result of the Brickmakers game away to Netherton Sports and Social was a late result, a win could take them for the time being at least to the top of the table
Full Results:- Members Club ‘B’ 3 Wheatsheaf 6, Roost ‘B’ 1 Hawne Lane Tavern 8, The Vine 5 Crown (Simms Lane) 4, Plough and Harrow 3 Chop House 6, Bulls Head 3 Roost ‘A’ 6, White Horse 7 Crown ‘B’ 2, Crown ‘A’ 6 Members Club ‘A’ 3.
At the halfway stage of the Netherton Thursday Night League Rose and Crown and White Swan are both on 24 points from nine games with Bulls Head third having 21 points from eight games, then comes a gap to fourth place where Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club have 15 points as have Fairfield who have played one game less than the Ex Serviceman’s Club.
Full Results:- The Crown 3 The Widders 6, Fairfield 3 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 6, Bulls Head 4 White Swan 5, White Horse 7 Delph Bell 2, Rose and Crown 7 Pensnett Liberal Club 2.
It’s as you were at the top of the first division in the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League as leaders Wednesfield FC won 6-1 away to Cabin to keep their two points advantage over second in the table ECC who won 4-3 in their home tie with Riley’s D’.
Pheasant lost the number one spot and fell two points behind new leaders Whitmore Reans WMC in division two after losing 4-3 away to sixth placed Old Stags Head.
Full Results:Week 26:Division One:- Bradmore ‘A’ 3 Wednesfield Conservative Club 4, Cabin 1 Wednesfield FC 6, Chillington Club 3 Village Inn 4, Corpus 2 Ashmore 5, Dog and Partridge 2 Wednesfield Legion ‘A’ 5, ECC 4 Riley’s ‘C’ 3, Jacks Bar 1 Penn Bowling 6, Otter and Vixen 6 Bradmore ‘B’ 1, Railway 3 Victoria 4, Riley’s ‘D’ 7 Merry Boys 0, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 3 Ukrainian Club 4, Bull 2 Roebuck 5, Emerald 6 Wednesfield Legion ‘B’ 1, Old Stags Head 4 Pheasant 3, Red Lion 0 Moreton 7, Wednesfield Legion ‘C’ 4 Pendulum 3, Whitmore Reans WMC 5 Riley’s ‘A’ 2, Woodfield Social 7 Castle 0.
With just two fixtures remaining in the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League Riley’s ‘A’ have wrapped up the title despite losing 5-2 against their local rivals Riley’s B’ who are third in the table ten points behind their ‘A’ team. Otter and Vixen will take the runners up spot after handing out a 7-0 whitewash to their visitors Brewood British Legion giving them a total of 50 points, four less than Riley’s ‘A’ but Riley’s ‘A’ have a massively superior average in addition to their four points lead.
Full Results:Week 31:- Dog and Partridge 4 Claregate 3, Otter and Vixen 7 Brewood British Legion 0, Riley’s ‘B’ 5 Riley’s ‘A’ 2, Village Inn 4 Jones Road 3, Whitmore Reans WMC 6 Moreton 1, Woodfield Social 5 The Bull 2.

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