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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

George Morrison the General Manager of Riley’s Snooker Bar, Solihull was pleased with the turnout for the latest of their Last Sunday of the Month Knockouts in which the semi finals saw Jamie Robinson beat Lee Bryan 4-1 while from the other side of the draw Martin Partridge go down by the same margin to Ian McFarlane.

Riley^s Knockout winner Ian McFarlane

The final was extended from the best of seven to the best of nine legs of 501 both players producing some top class darts but in the end the 5-3 result went in favour of Ian McFarlane who for his efforts collected £110, Jamie received £70 and there was £20 for each of the losing semi finalists.

Running alongside the main knockout was a first round loser’s event which turned out to be an all Gallett affair with Matt beating his brother Adam 3-0 to clinch the £30 top prize, Adam as runner up received £20.


Warwickshire’s game away to Lincolnshire in the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships was very close but nevertheless 19-17 is a win and it keeps Warwickshire in fourth place in the table with 75 points three ahead of fifth placed Devon and only five short of third placed Lancashire.

So it was a good end to the year with two consecutive wins after opening the season with two defeats. The ladies ‘B’ got the weekend off to a great start when they accounted for their counterparts with a convincing 5-1 win their first win in four. Angela Jones got the match underway with her lady of the match straight 3-0 win over Jet McQueen averaging 17.89 and with further wins being supplied by Lisa Deslandes, Nina Bolt, Marian Conway and Kerry Bambridge it was a great victory. Not such good news for the men’s ‘B’ as they finished on the wrong side of a 7-5 scoreline with Prakash Jiwa (28.09) their top player.

Sunday’s ‘A’ games saw the ladies lose 4-2, Trina Gulliver (23.62) taking the match award and the men making it three wins in a row with a 7-5 result, Jamie Hughes also made three, three match awards so far this season when he won 4-0 against Sam Hewson recording his best average of the season so far a tremendous 32.85.

Full Results:Lincolnshire v Warwickshire (17-19):(Lincolnshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Mark Blackwell 3 Noel Grant 4, Sam Hewson 0 Jamie Hughes 4, Adam Beck 3 Jamie Atkins 4, Lloyd Pennell 4 Mark Carter 0, Andy Bingham 4 William Naylor 3, Adam Ward 1 Tom Aldridge 4, Dean Baker 2 Ted Evetts 4, Simon Stainton 2 Bob Nixon 4, Gary Blades 1 Mark Westgarth 4, Chris Fidler 4 Dean Stewart 1, Micky Taylor 4 Richard Foster 1, Jock Watt 4 Mark Strong 3, Men’s ‘B’:- Martin Richards 1 Simon Power 4, Duncan Hunt 4 Carl Green 1, Rob Hewson 4 Antony Allen 3, Richard Selby 4 Peter Hughes 1, Dean Allsopp 4 Luke Kennedy 0, Shane Lowe 3 Paul Deslandes 4, Allan Spencer 1 Prakash Jiwa 4, Kevin Tomlinson 4 Tom McGlone 0, Steve Hamill 4 Ian Shaw 2, Jon Bywater 4 Tom Martin 1, Karl Forrington 1 Matthew Edgar 4, Nathan Smith 2 Tom Ryan 4, Women’s ‘A’:- Tammy Montgomery 3 Melanie Hill 1, Shelley Bontoft-Gash 2 Trina Gulliver 3, Laura Tye 0 Sue Gulliver 3, Paula Jacklin 3 Donna Pinch 2, Dawn Armstrong 3 Wendy Adams 2, Heather Lodge 3 Denise Keyte 0, Women’s ‘B’:- Jet McQueen 0 Angela Jones 3, Emma Tomlinson 1 Lisa Deslandes 3, Linsey Wingell 0 Nina Bolt 3, Layla Bontoft 3 Lucy Keyte 0, Julie Lambie 1 Marian Conway 3, Sharon Magan 1 Kerry Bambridge 3.


After their excellent opening three wins in division two of the BDO Inter County Championships West Midland ended the year on a "Downer” as they suffered their first defeat of the campaign a 20-16 reversal away to Berkshire. In addition to the defeat they have also lost pole position in the promotion table London replacing them with a total of 94 points three to the good on West Midlands who in turn are eight ahead of third placed Staffordshire. Both ladies teams finished all square at 3-3 with Debbie Loon (19.80) taking the ‘A’ teams award and Sophie Singh the ‘B’ with a superb 23.48 average.

The men’s ‘B’ game was also drawn at 6-6 with Sam Hamilton (29.37) their top man while the ‘A’ side lost 8-4 their first defeat in four games, with a 27.61 average Shaun Carroll made it three match awards in four games.

Full Results:Berkshire v West Midlands (23-13):(Berkshire names first): Men’s ‘A’:- Kevan Merritt 3 Gavin Baker 4, Daniel Woodcraft 4 Gareth Watts 2, Geoff Heath 0 Ian Jones 4, Geirge McKie 4 Jonathan Platt 0, Eddie Simmonds 3 Shaun Carroll 4, Paul Hogan 4 Michael Baker 1, John Hall 4 Matthew Dicken 3, Jason Heaver 4 Keith Allman 1, Kevin Morley 4 Nick Fullwell 3, Terry Stubbs 4 Lewis Venes 1, Paul Croucher 3 Mark Craddock 4, Paul Snowsill 4 Mark Rollinson 2, Men’s ‘B’:- Andy McNeil-Aitken 1 Sam Hamilton 3, Paul Self 3 Simon Meredith 1, William Foot 2 Paul Price 3, Luke Woodland 3 John Morris 0, Bob Bowers 3 Richard Platt 1, Steve Shadwell 2 Lewis Venes 3, Richard Stride 1 Sam Guest 3, Gary Jones 3 Danny Coyle 1, James Turner 1 Douglas Thompson 3, Roy Barton 1 Robert Smith 3, Andy Biddle 3 Glen Cullen 2, Eddie Simmonds 3 Scott Baker 0, Women’s ‘A’:- Carol Bowers 2 Lisa Astbury 3, Jo Rolls 3 Gemma Barrett 1, Ally Judge 3 Kath Jenkins 1, Louise Grannell 3 Kim Fellows 2, Priscilla Cummings 2 Debbie Loon 3, Lisa Webb 1 Sarah Roberts 3, Women’s ‘B’:- Jackie Walford 0 Sophie Singh 3, Carole Holroyd 3 Shellbie Simmons 1, Debbie Connors 0 Heather Wright 3, Hayley Watts 3 Wendy Waine 0, Chris Ruffell 0 Jacqueline maiden 3, Jenny Payne 3 Kirsty Shaughnessy 1.


As a result of having a bye in week nine Saltley Amateur Gardeners have lost their pole position in the premier division of the Sheldon and District Winter League and have been replaced by Crown at Olton after their7-2 home win over Sheldon Dukes. The Lyndon won 5-4 at home against Castle Vale Stadium and move into second place with Saltley currently third, all three teams are on 14 points, Crown and Saltley having played eight games to Lyndon’s nine.

There’s a similar situation in division one where again the top three teams have 14 points but have played a different amount of games, Solihull Moors are top and have played nine, Highwood KB’s are second and have played eight and third placed Iron Horse are one of only two teams in the league who are undefeated and they have only played seven, the other unbeaten team is Crown Arrows who head the division two table with 14 points four more than Meadway Sports and Social, Highwood Arrows and Ridgemere Social Flights.

Full Results:Week 9:Division One:- Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows 2 (D.Tudor 116b, R.Nixon 100, D.Nixon 100, A.Barnfield 2x100, L.Nixon 2x100,10 darts game, A.Nixon 101b,100, M.Barber 2x100) Crown at Shard End 7 (A.Mayell 100,121, A.Hoey 107b,100, N.Parsonage 128f,9 darts game,133, K.Deeley 108b,100,10 darts game,140, K.Reynolds 140,116b,100, M.Cooper 2x152b, T.Whitehouse 114f,137, J.Prince 140,100,128f,9 darts game), The Lyndon 5 (R.Lucas 135, S.Darby 100,130,100b, S.Harding 125, A.Foulkes 140, J.Buckingham 2x140,135, P.Stephens 100, P.Henderson 100) Castle Vale Stadium 4 (G.Taylor 100, J.Burdett 3x100, R.Vann 140, B.Charlton 100), Crown at Olton 7 (A.Hutchings 130, J.Jennings 120b,100b,100, T.Randell 120b, J.Sidwell 121,140f,120b,9 darts game, B.Nixon 140,121, M.Wall 100, I.Spencer 123,102, P.Nunn 140) Sheldon Dukes 2 (M.O’Donnell 100f, S.O’Donnell 140), Mackadown Social 3 (A.Howell 100, D.Young 140, L.Barberan 135, M.Heaven 110b,100, A.Sheen 134) The Pavillions 6 (M.Tolliss 100, B.Evans 2x140, A.Richards 100b,3x100,105b, K.Richards 100, M.Turner 2x100), The Pirates 5 (K.Green 2x100,145,120b,140,11 darts game, W.Naylor 2x112b, A.Cooksey 100, J.Buttle 105b,160b, M.Naylor 121, J.Spink 100,132, P.Moran 2x100,137) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 4 (A.Hinton 140, N.Davis 3x100, L.O’Donnell 100, S.Whatmore 180,9 darts game, B.Skinner 140), Division One:- Sheldon Marlborough Flights 3 (J.Vaughan 128b, P.Seadon 100b, R.Turner 100, P.Brown 140, D.Howlett 120, M.Cox 100) Holy Souls 6 (C.Stokes 100, D.Heighway 100,125, M.O’Sullivan 100, J.Lucas 140,100), Sheldon Heath Social 0 (S.Westley 110, J.Groutage 100, J.Toney 100b, M.Gray 115,123) Highwood KB’s 9 (T.Constable 100, D.Buckler 112b, T.Walton 100,120, A.Hunt 100), Solihull Moors 6 (J.Palmer 160b, S.Green 123, N.Warner 2x100, I.Evans 100, G.Evans 100) Yardley Ex Colts 3 (P.Hill 140, D.Wright 125, P.Welch 100,132), Crown-Forget-Me-Not 6 (A.Smith 130b,105, J.Lynch 100, D.Rawlings 100, G.Lynch 100b, C.Kettlewell snr 100, J.Stokes 100, T.Colleu 2x100, S.Gardiner 140) Willclare Sports and Social 3 (M.Holt 105, P.Wilcock 100, D.Reid 2x100, F.Dixon 119), Division Two:- Greville Arms 5 (C.Deegan 100) Meadway Sports and Social 4 (M.McArthur 140, M.Herrod 100, M.Shellis 114), Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 4 (S.Miller 137, A.Wale 133,100,105, D.Hykin 100, A.Sleath 100) Ridgemere Social Flights 5 (C.Bunn 100, L.Carter 2x100,120b, P.Fielding 100, C.Smith 100, J.McGuigan 140, D.Davies 100), Shirley RBL Misfits 9 Emerald Flights 0 (walkover), Late Results:Week 8:Division One:- Iron Horse 9 (J.Evans 100,123, J.Whitehouse 136,140, R.Earl 100f,120b,131,10 darts game, C.Monnington 123,119, J.Green 138, T.Rainsford 120b, P.Byrne 133,125) Sheldon Heath Social 0 (R.Westley 100), Division Two:- Highwood Exiles 5 (R.Harrison snr 100, D.Cooper 108,100, R.Harrison jnr 100, C.Harrison 100, R.Birch 140) Greville Arms 4 (A.Hawkins 104b,125, P.Thorley 120, K.Hull 100).


After eleven games The Untouchables, reigning champions in the Winmau Centre Monday Night League are back in their most natural position top of the table. With two maximums from Chris Marshall and another from Dave Bentley Untouchables stormed to a 41-7 win over Where’s My Team to give them a total of 382 points six more than previous leaders What Are Thooose who won 34-14 against Mad House whose Reece Cooke was another player to hit two maximums while for the winners Owen Maiden notched two and Euan McGovern one.

Full Results:Week 11:- Misfits 26 (Jay Hough 2x180, Sam Guest 2x180, Paddy Thomas 180) What’s The Point 22 (Phil Clarke 180, Bob Lockley 180), Bulls Hitters 31 (James Owen 2x180, Jimmy Handley 180) Mad House 17 (Lee Cullem 180, Adam Cullen 180, Reece Cook 180), The Untouchables 45 Double Trouble 3, Where’s My Team 23 Barney Army 25, Week 12:- Bulls Hitters 32 (James Owen 180,118f) Keep It In The Family 16, The Untouchables 41 (Chris Marshall 2x180, Dave Bentley 180) Where’s My Team 7, Here For The Beer 9 (John Bate 180, Wayne Miller 180) What’s The Point 39 (Phil Clarke 180, Adam Teasdale 180, Bob Lockley 180), What Are Thooose 34 (Owen Maiden 2x180, Euan McGovern 180) Mad House 14 (Reece Cooke 2x180), Keep It In The Family 27 Barney Army 21 (Matt Barnfather 180), Barney Army 35 (Mark Harvey 2x180,144f, 15 darts game) Double Trouble 13.


In division one of the Four Oaks and District League The Beehive’s ambition of retaining the league title took a knock in week six when they were beaten 6-3 by Boldmere St Mikes who lead the table with 12 points four more than The Beehive, Golden Hind and Old Oscott WMC, all three of them having played one game fewer than St Mikes. R. Hawker (Boldmere St Mikes) recorded his second maximum of the season.

Old Oscott Arrows recorded their first win of the season with an 8-1 win at the expense of Boldmere Sports and Social.

Bishop Vesey maintained their unbeaten record with a 7-2 win at The Park to top the second division while Boldmere Tap notched their first win a 5-4 victory at The Boot, and by the same margin The Fox managed to beat Brookvale Social.

Full Results:Week 6:Division One:- Boldmere Sports and Social 1 (R.Paine 100, D.Munge 100,148, D.Savage 100, J.Frost 100b,3x100. C.Symonds 117) Old Oscott Arrows 8 (M.Compton 138,100, E.Atkins 100, A.Lea 148b,100,134,8 darts game, D.Page 2x100), Old Oscott WMC 7 (M.Bowles 100,140,122, C.Hawkley 140,101f,100, N.Hawkley 2x140,121, T.Morris 100, D.Parsons 4x100,125, G.Cornbill 100,140) Pint Pot Flights 2 (P.Arnold 121, R.Mercer 140, M.Bruin 123,100, M.P.Bagnall 123,2x100,140, N.Bruton 100,140), The Beehive 3 (S.Bettson 100, J.Prince 119, K.Reynolds 134, N.Clarke 100, K.Deeley 2x100, W.Mynard 140,2x100,125, M.Partridge 100,135, A.Hoey 100,140) Boldmere St Mikes 6 (N.Smallwood 100, M.Ashton 100, S.Paling 140, R.Hawker 116b,103b,120b,125,140,180, M.Wild 100b,100,2x140, B.Linnecor 100), Plough and Arrows 3 (N.Robbins 105b,121, P.Smith 100b,103b, K.Gow 100, M.O’Driscoll 100,120, P.Robbins 136,100, I.Taylor 100,138) Golden Hind 6 (D.Keatley 4x100,117, T.Kelly 105b,100b,140,119, T.O’Kereke 100b,100, G.Kimberley 125, J.Morris 2x100,140, T.Keatley 120b), Division Two:- The Boot 4 (M.Norton 100b,100, D.Walton 3x100,156f, M.Brogan 2x100, R.Smith 131,135,100,106) Boldmere Tap 5 (D.Quirk 121,100,101, C.Hagans 120, D.Byrne 100, S.Alexander 100,117,121, P.Bromley 2x100, D.Simpson 100), The Park 2 (A.Hay 140) Bishop Vesey 7 (J.Dempsey 100, N.Sammons 102b, J.Cronin 134, S.Holmes 100b,140,2x100, D.Sammons 140, C.Sammons 130,100), Brookvale Social 4 (C.Walton 120,100, J.Yates 140,100,121, M.Naylor 3x100,140, W.Naylor 112b,125) The Fox 5 (A.Jarvie 115,131,100,140, R.Stanton 100b,140, D.Perry 100, R.Liggins 122, S.Wilson 177,100,140, M.Willetts 2x100, M.Horacek 140), Erdington Arrows 6 (R.Bazeley 100,140, M.Edwards 116, M.Phillips 125,100,126,140, J.West 100, J.Cox 100) The Lions 3 (K.Taylor 121, J.Collins 109,100,123, S.Davey 100, W.Taylor 100, K.Brown 121, D.Watkins 2x100,107f).


Its tight at the top of the Shirley and District Monday Night League with the top two teams Highwood and Crown Jewels both on 38 points from 20 games with only two to play. The latest round of fixtures saw Highwood, with the help of a maximum from Andrew Foulkes hand out a 9-0 whitewash to their guests bottom of the table Shirley Spartac, while Crown Jewels who also played at home lost no ground as they won 9-0 against Strawberry Fields whose Richard Brant hit a 180.

Despite a maximum from Roger Williams it was not enough for his team Shirley Legionaires to avoid a 6-3 defeat at Solihull Sports Club.

Full Results:Week 20:- Highwood 9 (Andrew Foulkes 180) Shirley Spartac 0, Crown Jewells 9 Strawberry Fields 0 (Richard Brant 180), Baldwin 2 (Ryan Johnson 156f) Red Lion 7, Cider House 8 Blue Bell 1, Sharmans Cross 7 Baldwin Bears 2, Solihull Sports Club 6 Shirley Legionnaires 3 (Roger Williams 180).


The Warwickshire Darts Organisation staged their annual Dennis Roberts Singles competition and with some tremendous throwing on the night taking the title was Birmingham Hillyfields man Richard Hosey. The event attracted a very encouraging 50 entries and had a total payout of £300.

Hosey had come up against tough opposition throughout none tougher than in the semi’s where he beat Erdington’s Rob Hawker 4-2. From the other half of the draw Dean Sanders (Nuneaton and Bedworth) booked his final spot with a 4-0 win over Stratford’s Ant West.

The final result was a very close 5-4 win for Hosey.


Just one result from the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League to complete the final table and that was a 5- win for league champions Old Hop Pole over The Vine who finished third.

Full Results:Rearranged Fixture:- Old Hop Pole 5 The Vine 2.


Bird ^A^ (Stourbridge) and Britannia march on in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League both teams extending their unbeaten run to nine games, Bird ‘A’ winning 6-3 at Crestwood and Britannia having a 7-2 home win over High Acres to leave them just one leg short of top team Bird ‘A’.

In the local derby between Ten Arches ‘A’ and Ten Arches ‘B’ it was the ‘A’ team who got the 7-2 verdict which was a little surprising as they were sixth and move up one place to fifth while the ‘B; side were third and drop down to sixth, they were the only losers in the top seven teams. After the leading duo on 18 points come three teams all on 16 Ashwood, Brickmakers Arms and Ten Arches ‘A’.

Full Results:Week 9:- Bird ‘B’ (Stourbridge) 5 Church Tavern 4, New Inns 5 Plough 4, Ten Arches ‘A’ 7 (S.Mills 160b) Ten Arches ‘B’ 2, Ashwood 8 Quarry Bank Conservative Club 1, Crestwood 3 Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) 6 (A.Moreton 160b), Bird (Wordsley) 5 Queens 4, Britannia 7 High Acres 2, Stourbridge RBL 6 Garibaldi 3, Brickmakers Arms 8 Shrubbery Cottage 1, The Fox (Lye) 5 The Swan 4, Kingswinford Conservative Club 7 The Cat Inn (Wordsley) 2.


Cotterills Lane Club and HMS Lions are respectively top and second in the Camp Hill League and in the most recent round of fixtures they squared up to each other on the Lions board. The result was a close 4-3 win for Cotterills to open up a two points lead between them and their hosts.

Full Results:- HMS Lions 3 Cotterills Lane Club 4, Devil’s Club 2 Lady Westminster 5, Holy Gulp 5 Wagon and Horses 2.


For the first time in the season’s four games played so far Erdington Members Club lost in division one of the South Birmingham League, playing at home they took on Family Tree who prior to the tie had only won one of their three games but the 5-4 result went in their favour. Erdington remain in pole position but are now level on the same six points as Mackadown Social.

Division two leaders Banbury Flights kept up their unbeaten run with a 5-4 win against Toby Jug to keep them two points ahead of The Dog who had a 7-2 home win over Kingfisher.

Full Results:Division One:- Erdington Members Club 4 (S.Bird 100, J.Frost 100,122, M.Cooper 2x100, B.Cadby 136, W.Naylor 140, S.Witherford 140) Family Tree 5 (L.Rooke 100, A.Cooksey 106b, J.Buttle 2x120b,100,140), St John’s 7 (B.Harris 100, M.Walker 121,100, S.Whatmore 131, T Evans 100, J.Norris 110) Coleshill Social 2 (P.Bryant 100, S.Partington 100, B.Jones 100), Division Two:- The Dog 7 (J.Fathers 140,159, M.Clayton 140) Kingfisher 2 (B.Mills 100, S.Boden 122, G.Shergold 100), Smithswood Social 5 (A.Richards 140,100, L.Walker 125, P.Cobley 100, N.Wilson 101f,125), The Bell 4 (N.Walker 2x100, J.Green 120, B.Anderton 100, D.Hupson 130,100), Banbury Flights 5 (W.Cooper 2x100, A.Luckman 123, J.Moss 125,115, P.Moran 100) Toby Jug 4 (I.Beatie 2x100), The Gate 5 (D.Downes 100, N.Groves 105f, T.Moulinex 100) The C^s 4 (D.Whitehouse 125,105b,100, M.Phillips 100f,142b), Mini League:- Raven 18 (J.Evans 100,112f, A.Mayell 137,123, J.Green 100,140, R.Earl 100,120b, K.Hollis 140, A.Whitehouse 2x140, T.Whitehouse 100) Mackadown Social 9 (N.Parsonage 140,2x100,109f, M.Heaven 100,170f, D.Young 2x100, G.James 140, M.Noonan 140, A.Savage 100, T.McRave 120b,100,140,121).


Round one of the Presidents Cup was on the agenda for the Forest of Arden Winter League and probably the biggest shock of the round was the 5-4 win by second division’s Ivy Bush over their first division opponents Sheldon Marlborough Arrows. Division one leaders Olton Crown were also 5-4 winners in their game against Crown Arrows from the second division. Journeys End who are second in division one had a clear cut 8-1 win over their division two visitors Sheldon Marlborough Flights.

Full Results:Presidents Cup:Round One:- Journeys End 8 (S.Edwards 3x100,11 darts game,100b,100, A.Howell 121, J.Jennings 101b,2x100) Sheldon Marlborough Flights 1 (J.Vaughan 100, A.Eden 100, P.Brown 100,116b, B.Steptoe 100b,105b, A.Wale 2x100, P.Season 120b), Olton Crown 5 (J.Sidwell 2x100b, J.Norris 100, A.Hutchings 100b,120b,100,128f, Jack.Sidewell 140,100, T.Settle 100, D.Duncan 140,100,115b) Crown Arrows 4, Ivy Leaf 5 (P.Ashford 100, T.Clinton 2x100, T.Lambie 100) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 4 (P.Jones 100,100b, D.Howlett 2x100, D.Humphries 100).


The Small Heath League staged their doubles knockout and clinching the title were M.Cooper and D.Heighway who had a final win over N.Parsonage and R.Fisher.

Cooper and Heighway had beaten I.Jones and C.Austin in the semi’s while Parsonage and Fisher took out M.O’Sullivan and N.Walker.

Full Results:Doubles Knockout:Last 16:- M.O’Sullivan & N.Walker beat T.White & L.Robinson, J.Frost & S.Cain beat M.Turner & W.Johnson, C.Murphy & M.Looby beat T.Burbridge & S.Facey, N.Parsonage & R.Fisher beat D.Rivett & R.Hampton, S.Whitarce & J.Sayers beat R.Cooper & R.Walton, M.Cooper & D.Heighway beat A.Fisher & E.Burns, R.Pikey & T.Humphries beat A.Downes &S.Tierney, I.Jones & C.Austin beat L.Adams & A.Burbridge, Quarter Finals:- M.O’Sullivan & N.Walker beat J.Frost & S.Cain, N.Parsonage & R.Fisher beat C.Murphy & M.Looby, M.Cooper & D.Heighway beat S.Whitarce & J.Sayers, I.Jones & C.Austin beat R.Pikey & T.Humphries, Semi Finals:- N.Parsonage & R.Fisher beat M.O’Sullivan & N.Walker, M.Cooper & D.Heighway beat I.Jones & C.Austin, Final:- N.Parsonage & R.Fisher beat M.Cooper & D.Heighway.


Wins for Miners (Wollescote) and Brickmakers Arms in the Brierley Hill Friday Night League mean they remain the only two teams to have won all of their games so far. Miners who won 7-2 against The Cross (Oldswinford) are top being as they have played five games and have a superior avergae whereas Brickmakers have played four their latest win being 6-3 at Pensnett Liberal Club.

Full Results:Week 7:- Pensnett Liberal Club 3Brickmakers Arms 6, Moners (Wollescote) 7 The Cross (Oldswinford) 2, Netherton Cricket Club 9 Dudley Sports 0, Bulls Head (netherton) 7 Roebuck 2.


Court Oak added another 7-0 win over Kings Heath to their tally in the Kings Norton League taking their points to 36 and their undefeated run to 18. The nearest threat, if any to Court Oak comes in the form of second in the table Kings Norton RBL, their 5-2 win at Dingle Social leaving them ten points adrift of Court Oak with a game in hand. Third in the table Stirchley United had a close 4-3 home win over fourth placed Toby Jug ‘A’ to put them on the same 26 points as RBL plus they have two games in hand on the leaders.

Full Results:- Stirchley United 4 (M.Welsh 3x100,130, T.Jeffs 2x100, B.Thomas 100,121,180, P.Gossage 140, A.Wright 100) Toby Jug ‘A’ 3 (S.Hodges 100, R.Higgins 132,180, B.Heath 100, J.Grainger 4x100, S.Knowles 100,140, A.Deeley 140), Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 4 (S.Carr 2x100, D.Whitecombe 2x100, C.Davenport 2x100, S.Brown 101, K.Gater 100, Peter Corbett 2x100) Weoley Hill 3 (J.Cole 100,121, G.Morely 100,105, J.Brookes 100,140, L.Brown 125), Dingle Social 2 (S.Ager 125, M.Ferriday 100, K.Manger 4x100,140, B.Andrews 101,116,125, S.Nolan 100, P.McCormack 100) Kings Norton RBL 5 (J.Calt 2x100,122,135, B.Morgan 3x100,105, T.Roberts 2x100,140,180, S.Nolan 2x100,140,180, N.Porter 3x100, M.Ellis 100,140, D.Davenport 140, L.Brotherton 100, B.Doyle 140, T.Roberts 180), The Coppice 6 (M.Jones 4x100, D.Hill 2x100,2x140, G.Twist 140, M.Harper 2x100) Bull 1 (S.Seery 2x140, G.Purnell 100,140, V.Walton 4x100, P.Smith 4x100,125, K.Maxim 4x100,2x140, D.Campbell 126), Kings Heath 0 (P.Morris 100, D.Morris 100) Court Oak 7 (E.Simpson 2x140,100, S.Passeti 121, K.Bedder 100,101,121, V.Gould 2x100,125, J.Hykin 140,137, G.Dews 100,125,140, R.Mann 125,100, P.Blades 2x100).


Kevin Harris was long time leader in the Winmau Thursday Night Champions League last season before eventually losing the title to Kevin Lane and once again it’s Harris who is setting the pace with four wins in as many games the recent ones being 6-1 against Rob Harris and 7-0 against Tam Singh. Reigning champion Kevin Lane again is hot on the heels of Harris having won all four of his games too. In the latest round of fixtures Lane ousted Simon Meredith from the number one spot beating him 6-1 and followed that with a much closer 4-3 win over Steve O’Neill leaving him three points behind Harris as is Mick O’Neill who had 7-0 and 5-2 wins in turn against Steve O’Neill and Tam Singh.

Full Results:Week 2:- Kevin Harris 6 Rob Harris 1, Chris Fox 4 Mark Bayliss 3, Kevin Harris 7 Tam Singh 0, Rob Harris 1 Robert Pierce 6, Simon Meredith 1 Kevin Lane 6, Steve O’Neill 0 Mick O’Neill 7, Kevin Lane 4 Steve O’Neill 3, Tam Singh 2 Mick O’Neill 5, Mark Bayliss 0 Simon Meredith 7, Robert Pierce 6 Chris Fox 1.


The Pip Club League have got their new season underway and the early leaders in division one are Birchmoor Club who won their opener against Two Gates Club 7-2, Pete Spragg hitting a maximum for Birchmoor.

In division two Globe (Tamworth) are top of the pile with a massive 16-2 win over Globe (Wilnecote), Globe Trotters are just behind the leaders after their 13-5 win against Royal Oak.

Full Results:Division One:- Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) 3 Prince of Wales 6, Birchmoor Club 7 (Pete Spragg 180) Two Gates Club 2, Belgrave Club 4 Sports Bar ‘180’ 5, Wigginton 4 Pip Club 5, Division Two:- Globe Trotters 13 Royal Oak 5, Globe (Tamworth) 16 Globe (Wilnecote) 2, Progressive Club 12 Bulls Head ‘B’ (Polesworth) 6.


White Swan maintained their push for the Netherton Thursday Night League title with a 7-2 win at The Widders to put them on 36 points and give them a three points lead over second placed Rose and Crown who had their fixture with Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club postponed.

Full Results:- Fairfield 8 Pensnett Liberal Club 1, The Crown 4 Delph Bell 5, The Widders 2 White Swan 7, Bulls Head 7 White Horse 2.


With four fixtures remaining in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League leaders Gornal Conservative Club took their points tally to 42 with a very close 4-3 win away to fourth in the table Ten Arches ‘B’. Second placed Ashwood ‘A’ won 6-1 at home to bottom of the table The Leopard to keep them within two points of Gornal, Ashwood ‘B are third and a further four points adrift of their ‘A’ team following their 6-1 win at The Fox (Lye).

Full Results:Week 21:- High Acres 1 Ashwood ‘A’ 6 (N.Fullwell 160b), Queens 7 The Swan 0, Netherton Cricket Club 7 Ten Arches ‘B’ 0 (D.Simpson 170f), Gornal Conservative Club 6 The Bell 1, Ashwood ‘B’ 4 Dudley Sports 3 (S.Mills 10 darts game), The Fox (Lye) 1 Wombourne Cricket Club 6, Ten Arches ‘A’ 5 The Leopard 2, Week 22:- Ashwood ‘A’ 6 The Leopard 1, The Swan 1 Dudley Sports 6, Netherton Cricket Club 2 Wombourne Cricket Club 5, The Bell 5 High Acres 2, Queens 1 Ten Arches ‘A’ 6, Ten Arches ‘B’ 3 Gornal Conservative Club 4 (C.Sparrow 160b), The Fox (Lye) 1 Ashwood ‘B’ 6.


With 31 of the scheduled 38 fixtures completed in division one of the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League just two points separate the top two teams, Wednesfield FC lead the way with 58 points their latest win being 6-1 at Bradmore ‘B’ and second placed ECC chalked up a 5-2 win at Riley’s ‘D’ to put them on 56 points.

In division two leaders Whitmore Reans WMC had a bye this week and second in the table Roebuck closed the gap to four points with a game in hand after winning 6-1 away to bottom of the table Bird in Hand.. Third placed Pheasant kept in touch with the top two winning 6-1 at Wednesfield Legion ‘B’ to give them 44 points, six fewer than Whitmore.

Full Results:Division One:- Ashmore Inn 2 Wednesfield Legion ‘A’ 5, Bradmore ‘B’ 1 Wednesfield FC 6, Cabin 4 Jack’s Bar 3, Chillington Club 6 Merry Boys 1, Corpus 2 Riley’s ‘C’ 5, Dog and Partridge 6 Bradmore ‘A’ 1, Otter and Vixen 4 Wednesfield Conservative Club 3, Railway 3 Penn Bowling 4, Riley’s ‘D’ 2 ECC 5, Victoria 5 Village Inn 2, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 1 Roebuck 6, Castle 3 Moreton 4, Emerald 2 Pendulum 5, Old Stags Head 4 Bull 3, Red Lion 5 Wednesfield Legion ‘C’ 2, Ukrainian Club 4 Boat ‘B’ 3, Wednesfield Legion ‘B’ 1 Pheasant 6, Woodfield Social 5 Riley’s ‘A’ 2.


The Tamworth League played off the finals of their Three Tuns Trophy and in the first of the semi’s the league’s top two teams played each other, leaders Fox and Dogs winning 4-1 against Prince of Wales ‘A’. The second semi was a 4-0 win for Belgrave Club against Mile Oak Rovers. The final was another straight 4-0 win, Fox and Dogs beating Belgrave Club.

Full Results:- Fox and Dogs 6 Dolphin Inn 1, Mile Oak Rovers 0 Belgrave Club 7, Wigginton ‘A’ 1 Three Tuns (Fazeley) 6, Prince of Wales ‘A’ 7 Progressive Club 0, Sports Bar ‘180’ 1 Prince of Wales ‘B’ 6, Globe Inn 5 Wigginton ‘B’ 2, Players League:- Martin Edwards (Fox and Dogs) beat Tracey Parris (Dolphin Inn), Adam Williams (Belgrave Club) beat Debbie Tallis (Mile Oak Rovers), Martin Young (Three Tuns, Fazeley) beat Paul Smallwood (Wigginton ‘A’), Mick Chater (Prince of Wales ‘A’) beat Martyn Richards (Progressive Club), Steve Taft (Sports Bar ‘180’) beat Mark Tomlinson jnr. (Prince of Wales ‘B’), Ian Grylls (Globe Inn) beat Donna Whitmore(Wigginton ‘B’), Three Tuns Trophy:Semi Finals:- Prince of Wales ‘A’ 1 Fox and Dogs 4, Mile Oak Rovers 0 Belgrave Club 4, Final:- Fox and Dogs 4 Belgrave Club 0.


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