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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

In the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships Warwickshire consolidated their fourth position in the table with a fantastic 21-15 home win over second in the table Lancashire.
Saturday gave the home side just the start they would have wished for with the ladies winning 4-2 and the men chalking up a superb 9-3 win, taking the respective match awards were Nina Bolt (20.04) and Rob Hawker who had a tremendous average of 30.36.
Sunday was also a good day for the ladies as the ‘A’ team romped to a 5-1 win with Trina Gulliver (23.12) taking her fourth consecutive award of the season. It was not such good news for the men’s ‘A’ side as they finished on the wrong side of a 9-3 result but their three winners were enough to give the overall verdict to Warwickshire. Dean Stewart was the ‘A’ team’s top player with an average of 28.63.

Dean Stewart - Riley^s UK Open Qualifier

Full Results:Warwickshire v Lancashire (21-15):(Warwickshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Mark Strong 1 Lee Shewan 4, Mark Carter 0 Mark McGeeney 4, Noel Grant 3 David Airey 4, Antonu Allen 3 David Place 4, Dean Stewart 4 Carl Sneyd 1, Bob Nixon 1 Dave Adshead 4, Mark Westgarth 4 Chris O’Connor 1, Tom Aldridge 1 Martin Barratt 4, Richard Foster 4 Ben Fairley 3, William Naylor 1 Martin Atkins 4, Ted Evetts 3 Mick Oversby 4, Jamie Hughes 1 Andy Johnson 4, Men’s ’B’:- Luke Kennedy 4 Dave Bennett 2, Tom Martin 0 Chris O’Connor 4, Simon Power 4 Dave Rawstron 1, Rob Hawker 4 Brian Darbyshire 0, Paul Deslandes 0 Robert Rickwood 4, Ian Shaw 4 Peter Ward 2, Peter Hughes 4 Darren Hebb3, Prakash Jiwa 4 Peter Bradley 3, Tom McGlone 1 Mark Cairney 4, James Hykin 4 Lee Taylor 0, Tom Ryan 4 James Marcroft 2, Carl Green 4 Paul Taylor 3, Women’s ’A’:- Melanie Hill 3 Joanne Clements 2, Wendy Adams 3 Sharon Seed 1, Sue Gulliver 2 Anne-Marie Millership 3, Kerry Bambridge 3 Sue Cusick 2, Trina Gulliver 3 Ally Smith 0, Natalie Gilbert 3 Sue Corry 0, Women’s ’B’:- Nina Bolt 3 Amy Eden 0, Donna Pinch 3 Maria Ronson 2, Denise Keyte 0 Trish Hughes 3, Lisa Deskandes 0 Sharon Seed 3, Marion Conway 3 Tracey Cunningham 1, Angela Jones 3 Anne-Marie Swindells 0.
Saltley Amateur Gardeners suffered a blow to their premier division title hopes in the Sheldon and District Winter League when they lost their home tie with fourth placed The Lyndon 5-4. The defeat leaves Saltley two points behind leaders Crown at Shard End and having played one game more. Shard End’s latest fixture saw them win 6-3 at home against middle of the table The Pirates. At the other end of the table East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association moved away from the bottom as they recorded only their third win in twelve when they beat Castle Vale Residents 5-4, taking over at the foot of the table is Sheldon Dukes after their 7-2 loss at home against The Pavilions.
In division one leaders Solihull Moors maintained their push for honours with a massive 8-1 away win over Holy Souls who are third in the table and now two points adrift of Solihull.
Second played third in division two and it was third placed Shirley RBL Misfits who got the 5-4 verdict over their visitors Maggies, Maggies remain in second place on the same 16 points as leaders Crown Arrows but have played three games more than the top side, Misfits are now two adrift of Maggies but are on the same 14 points as Highwood Arrows who have only played nine games compared to Misfits eleven.
Full Results:Week 13:Premier Division:- Saltley Amateur Gardeners 4 (R.Lawrence 131, T.Webster 100b,100, S.Winters 100, T.White 100, J.Phipps 132,100) The Lyndon 5 (S.Harding 2x100,122, D.Wright 100,130, R.Lucas 110b,131f,9 darts game, G.Drennan 130, P.Henderson 120b,121), Crown at Shard End 6 (K.Deeley 2x108b,140,9 darts game, T.Whitehouse 2x100, N.Parsonage 100, M.Cooper 134,122, P.Shipley 2x100, K.Reynolds 100,100b, J.Prince 105, C.King 100b,160b) The Pirates 3 (K.Green 125, G.Green 2x100, J.Buttle 100,140, P.Moran 100b), Castle Vale Residents 4 (P.Nicholls 108b,140, G.Taylor 125,101, J.Burdett 112b, R.Franks 126, D.Phillips 140) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 5 (A.Hinton 100, D.Sudbury 107b,140,8 darts game,121, N.Davis 2x140, B.Horley 2x100, B.Skinner 120, D.Horley 100), Sheldon Dukes 2 (S.O’Donnell 100, P.Pudge 121, M.O’Donnell 100, L.Molyneux 152b, A.Plows 120) The Pavillions 7 (D.Whitehouse 137,140, B.Evans 100b,100,140, A.Richards 160b,105b, K.Richards 3x100, N.Robinson 100,102,121), Division One:- Sheldon Marlborough Flights 2 (P.Seadon 140, K.Salisbury 116, J.Vaughan 112b, P.Brown 101b,116,100, D.Humphries 100,123, N.Rughani 120b) George V 7 (S.Palmer 104, A.Savage 3x100, C.Grimes 100), Crown-Forget-Me-Not 5 (I.Scattergood 105b, W.Griffiths 121, J.Lynch 116,121, G.Lynch 136, T.Colley 125,100, A.Hunter 100, D.Rawlins 100,120b,100b) Sheldon Social 4 (M.Tilley 100, S.Westley 100, R.Westley 100, L.Allwood 120b, J.Toney 136), Willclare Sports and Social 3 (F.Dixon 130, C.Randle 140, P.Wilcock 100) Marston Green Tavern 6 (D.Bond 120f,140, D.Evans 3x100, T.Frost 137,100b,140, P.Lawrence 100), Holy Souls 1 (T.Evans 140, M.O’Sullivan 114,100b, D.Heighway 100, Joey Duffy 122, John Duffy 100) Solihull Moors 8 (S.Hicks 100, L.Hodges 100, N.Warner 147, M.Hicks 110f), Division Two:- Greville Arms 1 (M.Stansfield 2x100, T.Burns 102) Highwood Arrows 8 (G.Clinton 140,105b, B.Carey 120b, A.Payne 2x100, J.King 134), Shirley RBL Misfits 5 (J.O’Sullivan 125,160b, F.Cotsford 132) Maggies 4 (S.Hoccom 100, B.Swaine 160f, S.Hall 140, E.Molloy 100), Meadway Sports and Social 7 (D.Vanes 108,140, M.Shellis 110, S.Davis 2x100) Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 2 (A.Wale 122b, N.Ricketts 100, D.Brown 116b, A.Sleath 140, D.Hykin 2x100).
It was cup week in the Four Oaks and District League and in the second round of the Brian Goodman Cup both of the top two division one teams Boldmere St Mikes and The Beehive cruised into the semi-finals, Boldmere beating Old Oscott Arrows 6-3 and Beehive winning 8-1 against Golden Hind Arrows who have won all nine games so far in division two. Joining Boldmere and Beehive in the last four will be Pint Pot Flights who won 6-3 at Old Oscott WMC and The Lions who had a much closer 5-4 win against Golden Hind.
In round two of the Ken Rust Cup Bishop Vesey beat Red Lion 5-4 in a last game decider. Boldmere Tap outscored their opponents Erdington Arrows but lost 6-3, while The Boot and The Fox both had comfortable wins to get to the semi finals, Boot winning 8-1 against The Park and Fox taking out Boldmere Sports and Social with a 6-2 result.
D.Fowler (Golden Hind), M.Kenny (Erdington Arrows) and A.Nicholls (Boldmere Tap) all hit a maximum.
Full Results:Brian Goodman Cup:Round Two:- Boldmere St Mikes 6 (B.Linnecor 134,133, R.Hawker 123,108,105f, N.Smallwood 100, J.Kavanagh 100b, M.Ashton 100b,100,101, C.Perry 140, M.Wild 100, A.Kimberley 128f) Old Oscott Arrows 3 (A.Lea 108b,140, M.Compton 135, E.Atkins 100, C.Andrews 100b), Golden Hind Arrows 1 (K.Lumby 100, S.Spink 121, R.Hasluck 117) The Beehive 8 (K.Reynolds 156b,100,140, W.Mynard 105,100, S.Harvey 100, K.Deeley 140, M.Partridge 132,104,), Old Oscott WMC 3 (C.Hawkley 134, J.Higgins 140,134, D.Higgins 120b, D.Parsons 3x100, J.Tolley 100,132) Pint Pot Flights 6 (R.Mercer 2x100,123, M.Mills 100, M.Bruin 135,100, M.P.Bagnall 100b,121,105), The Lions 5 (S.Davey 156f, D.Sargent 101b, T.Pedley 100, J.Collins 123, I.Matthews 100, W.Taylor 140,100f) Golden Hind 4 (D.Keatley 110, D.Pickering 2x100, S.Baker 100b, C.Turnbull 100, T.Kelly 101b,120b,100, D.Fowler 101b,180,140, S.Broadhead 100), Ken Rust Cup:Round Two:- Boldmere Sports and Social 2 (J.Frost 100b,140) The Fox 6 (S.Wilson 105, D.Perry 100b, D.Willetts 140, A.Jarvie 100,135, K.Smith 114), Erdington Arrows 6 (M.Edwards 100f, J.West 100, J.Cox 100, R.Snelson 102b, M.Kenny 180,137) Boldmere Tap 3 (S.Alexander 2x100, A.Nicholls 180, C.Hagans 100, A.Small 152b,9 darts game, D.Simpson 100,140, P.Newman 112b,2x100, D.Byrne 120b,137, P.Bromley 100,119), Red Lion 4 (E.A.Birkett 100, D.Bayliss 120b,2x100, D.G.Bond 104, M.Wilde 120b) Bishop Vesey 5 (M.Archer 108b, C.Sammons 134, S.Holmes 123, M.Hall 100), The Boot 8 (N.Napier 101b,120b, R.Smith 100, J.Moore 118b, T.Tyrie 100b, M.Kemble 2x100) The Park 1 (D.Carter 100, A.Hay 107f).
The Untouchables have had their lead at the top of the Winmau Centre Monday Night League cut to 19 points after losing 29-19 to their nearest rivals What Are Thooose, the match contained no fewer than nine maximums, three for Owen Busby and one for Aaron Fellows of the Untouchables and for What Are Thoose Owen Maiden hit an unbelievable FIVE 180’s.
Third placed Misfits are a further eight points behind What Are Thoose on 537 points after their convincing 37-11 win against Here For The Beer, again treble twenties were at a high with four for Misfits Sam Guest hitting three and Matt Hallet one, there was also one from Martin Wellsbury (Here For The Beer).
Other player to hit 180 were Dave Lewis (2 for Keep It In The Family), Reece Cook (2 for Mad House), Joe Wilson (Barney Army), Bob Lockley (2) and Phil Clark one for What’s The Point.
Full Results:Week 18:- Here For The Beer 11 (Martin Wellsbury 180) Misfits 37 (Sam Guest 3x180, Matt Hallett 180), The Untouchables 19 (Andy Busby 3x180, Aaron Fellows 180) What Are Thooose 29 (Owen Maiden 5x180), Keep It In The Family 23 (Dave Lewis 2x180) Mad House 25 (Reece Cook 2x180), Where’s My Team 17 (Andy Croydon 111f) Barney Army 31 (Joe Wilson 180), What’s The Point 44 (Phil Clarke 180, Bob Lockley 2x180) Double Trouble 4.
The Small Heath League played off the final of their Main Cup which saw league champions East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association beat third in the table Gulp Tribe to take the title.
Full Results:Main Cup:Final:- Gulp Tribe lost to East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association.
For the South Birmingham League it was cup week and in the second round of their Knockout Cup division two leaders Banbury Flights lost 5-4 to their rivals third in the table The Gate. Division one leaders Erdington Members Club had a convincing 7-2 win over Family Tree who are next to bottom of division two. In the all division one clash between third placed The Raven and fourth St John’s there was another close 5-4 result which went in favour of Raven, the game Mackadown Social and The Kingfisher saw Mackadown run out 9-0 winners.
In round one of the Jimmy Walker Cup The Bell who are next to bottom of division two beat their fellow division two opponents Smithswood Social who are fourth in the table 6-3 and the other fixture saw Coleshill Social (div 1) win 5-4 against The Dog (div 2).
Full Results:Knockout Cup:Round Two:- Banbury Flights 4     (J.Gallagher 117b, D.Cooper 100, A.Luckman 100, P.Wilde 121, W.Cooper 100) The Gate 5 (T.Barrs 2x100, T.Moulinex 106b, K.Russell 100,100b, N.Groves 2x100), Family Tree 2 (T.MsDonough 100, K.Buttle 121, J.Buttle 100,130) Erdington Members Club 7 (M.Birch 118,132, S.Bird 100,100b, C.Millward 2x100, W.Naylor 133,137,100, S.Witherford 149b,100), St John’s 4 (B.Harris 100,119f, T.Evans 100,120b) The Raven 5 (A.Mayell 100,130,110f, R.Earl 120b,105,100, J.Whitehouse 100f, A.Whitehouse 100b, J.Green 100), The Kingfisher 0 (R.Mills 103, D.Green 100) Mackadown Social 9 (M.Noonan 100, A.Caddick 125,139, A.Savage 101,140, N.Parsonage 100, G.James 140, D.Young 121,120,100, A.Sheen 100), Jimmy Walker  Cup:Round One:- Coleshill Social 5 (S.Sweetman 140, G.Jones 140, C.Cooke 104f,100, P.Bryant 112b,125, B.Jones 100) The Dog 4 (P.Thompson 100, J.Fathers 180,135, M.Clayton 140), Smithswood Social 3 (S.King 2x100, N.Hughes 100, M.Bailey 100, K.Mann 100, M.Winstanley 106b) The Bell 6 (C.Horsley 140, N.Walker 100, B.Anderton 135,141).
It was semi final week for the Forest of Arden Winter League as they played of the last four games of their Divisional Cups. In the division one games the top two teams played each other, leaders Olton Crown beating second in the table Journeys End by a very close 5-4. Bottom of the table Greville Arrows chalked up a 6-3 win over Crown Arrows who are two places above them in the table.
There were no surprises in the division two games as divisional leaders Highwood KB won 5-4 against third placed Ivy Leaf and second in the table Sheldon Marlborough Flights had a 7-2 win over bottom of the table Highwood Exiles.
Full Results:Divisional Cup:Semi Finals:Division One:- Olton Crown 5 (J.Sidwell 120b,100,180, J.Norris 137,105b, A.Hutchings 120b,121,2x100, T.Steele 100, D.Duncan 120b) Journeys End 4 (B.Harris 110f, D.Kingdon 100,105b, L.Barberan 2x100, S.Edwards 116b,130, S.Kingdon 100,140, J.Jennings 120b,120f), Crown Arrows 3 (J.Gaskin 100,133, S.Shepard 101b, D.White 100) Greville Arrows 6 (M.Mitchell 100, D.Preece 139,100, A.Hawkins 100,140, D.Duggan 100,116b), Division Two:- Ivy Leaf 4 (P.Ashford 100, G.Clinton 116, T.Clinton 101b,125,100 156, D.Field 100, B.Jelly 140) Highwood KB 5 (N.Byrne 120, N.Wykes 100, W.Cooper 100, T.Walton 100,119, D.Hunt 120b), Highwood Exiles 2 (J.Phipps 100, R.Harrison 125, D.Carey 100) Sheldon Marlborough Flights 7 (P.Seadon 180,100,120b, P.Brown 130, B.Steptoe 120,2x100,131,101b).
Kevin Harris added another two wins to his tally in the Winmau Centre Thursday Night Champions League his 6-1 win over Ken West followed by a 4-3 win against Liam Baker giving him a total of 62 points from twelve games. Late starter Mick Baker is beginning to catch up on his outstanding fixtures his latest two games saw him beat fourth placed Mick O’Neill 6-1 and third in the table Simon Meredith 5-2 to give him 52 points and leave him with three games in hand on Harris and only ten points adrift.
In addition to their losses against Baker it was not a good week for either Meredith or O’Neill as both p[layers also lost to Ken West, Meredith 4-3 and O’Neill 7-0, it was however a good week for Liam Baker his 4-3 win against Chris Fox was his first win in eight games.
Full Results:Week 7:- Chris Fox 3 Liam Baker 4, Kevin Harris 6 Ken West 1, Rob Harris 4 Mark Bayliss 3, Simon Meredith 3 Ken West 4, Mick O’Neill 1 Mick Baker 6, Steve O’Neill 2 Tam Singh 5, Ken West 2 Chris Fox 5, Kevin Harris 4 Liam Baker 3, Tam Singh 3 Mark Bayliss 4, Simon Meredith 2 Mick Baker 5, Rob Harris 6 Steve O’Neill 1, Mick O’Neill 0 Ken West 7.
A final reminder that Riley’s Snooker Bar, Solihull will be staging the latest of their Last Sunday in the Month Open’s this coming Sunday and it will carry a guaranteed payout of £110 for the winner, £70 for the runner up and £20 for each of the losing semi finalists, all for just a £5 entry fee. Entries will be accepted up to 1.30pm on the day.
Yeltz Bar lead the Rowley Monday Night League after the first week’s fixtures but only by default as their opponents The Crown were unable to field a team for the opening game and Yeltz were awarded a 9-0 walkover. Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ are second with a 7-2 win over Ivy Bush ‘A’. Other winners in the first games of the season were Bacaba, The Bell, Haden Cross ‘A’, Haden Cross ‘Z’, Springfield Social Club and Whiteheath Tavern.
Full Results:Week 1:- Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 7 Ivy Bush ‘A’ 2, Haden Cross ‘Z’ 6 Fairfield 3, Whiteheath Tavern 5 Roost 4, Haden Cross ‘A’ 6 Beech Tree 3, Bacaba 6 Britannia 3, The Bell 6 Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 3, Springfield Social Club 5 Ivy Bush ‘Z’ 4, Yeltz 9 Crown 0 (walkover).
Sports Bar ‘180’ suffered their first defeat of the campaign in division one of the Pip Club League, their massive 8-1 defeat by their visitors Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) also lost them second place in the table to their victors. Leaders Prince of Wales stormed ahead with a 9-0 win at Wigginton Arms to give them an unbeaten five games and a two point’s lead over both Bulls Head and Sports Bar.
Globe Trotters suffered their first loss in four in division two and drop one place to third after a 14-4 defeat at the hands of Globe (Tamworth) who lead the table with eight points two more than both Trotters and Progressive Club who had a bye this week.
Royal Oak registered their first win in five, a 16-2 win away to Bulls Head ‘B’ (Polesworth) lifting them one place off the foot of the table and being replaced by their opponents.
Full Results:Division One:- Belgrave Club 3 (Rob Markley 180) Birchmoor Club 6, Wigginton Arms 0 (Alex Randle 112f) Prince of Wales 9, Sports Bar ‘180’ 1 Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) 8 (Colin Wyatt 104f, Phil Daulman 180), Pip Club 6 (Ashley Luckman 180) Two Gates Club 3 (Trevor Statham 180), Division Two:- Globe (Tamworth) 14 (A.Wood 180) Globe Trotters 4, Globe (Wilnecote) 9 Old Liberal 9, Bulls Head ‘B’ (Polesworth) 2 Royal Oak 16.
Kings Norton League leaders Court Oak who have won all of their 22 fixtures in the league won the first of a scheduled two games in the Section Cup 13-8 against third in the table Stirchley United, Kings Norton RBL and Toby Jug ‘A’ were also 13-8 winners in their respective games against West Heath and Hillyfields. Biggest win of the round went to Billesley who chalked up a 17-4 scoreline over Toby Jug Flights. Weoley Hill won 12-9 against Dingle Social and there were close 11-10 wins for Rubery RBL and Bulls Head who in turn defeated Coppice and Cotteridge.
Full Results:Section Cup:- Court Oak 13 (E.Simpson 5x100,110,122,140, K.Bedder 3x100,140, J.Hykin 2x100,137,140, G.Dews 100,105,121,140, S.Pasetti 2x100,130, P.Blades 5x100,120, R.Mann 3x100) Stirchley United 8 (K.Mason 134,140, T.Jeffs 2x100, C.Ryan 140, B.Thomas 171, M.Bathurst 140, D.Collins 2x100), Hillyfields 8 (M.Poolton 100, A.Harvey 140, K.Vaughan 125, P.Yardley 100,2x140,123, L.Fox 4x100, K.Drain 100,130,140, A.Vaughan 3x100,121,101f) Toby Jug ‘A’ 13 (B.Heath 3x100,140,17 darts game, J.Grainger 120,125,140, S.Knowles 100, R.Higgins 3x100,135, A.Deeley 2x140,100, S.Hodges 2x100,121,122, D.Kent 100,121,135), Kings Norton RBL 13 (B.Bonas 100,140, N.Porter 2x100,118, S.Nolan 5x100, J.Calt 2x100,120, T.Roberts 4x100, B.Morgan 2x100,104,125, M.Ellis 3x100) West Heath 8 (T.Shipley 2x100,121, C.Micklewright 100,123, K.Hall 3x100, A.Sutton 5x100,140,180, D.Peace 2x100, T.Corbett 2x100,140, P.Hughes 3x100,121), Coppice 10 (M.Jones 2x100, D.Hill 2x100,140, M.Harper 3x100, M.Mooney 2x100,140, A.Chidley 3x100,105,140,100f, G.Twist 100) Rubery RBL 11 (J.Ford 100,119,140, P.Medlicott 2x100, I.Medlicott 100,140, M.Pierce 120,125,140, C.Guest 6x100,140, R.Packer 2x100), Bulls Head 11 (S.Seery 6x100, J.Davies 100,125, K.Maxim 2x140,100, G.Purnell 100,125, P.Smith 2x100,140, V.Walton 2x100,121) Cotteridge 10 (C.Harman 123, J.O^Neill 3x100, S.Brookes 100, L.Betteridge 2x100, M.Ivory 121, S.Hale 121,140,125), Weoley Hill 12 (D.Barnickle 3x100, J.Cole 3x100,140, P.Cole 171, J.Brookes 2x100, G.Morley 109, A.Rogers 2x100) Dingle Social 9 (P.McCormack 180, K.Nolan 100, A.Edmonds 100, M.Ferriday 115,138, B.Andrews 133), Toby Jug Flights 4 (D.Hodges 100,111,131,140, B.Scriven 101, A.Danks 140, B.Roberts 114) Billesley 17 (T.Elsey 102, J.Eades 3x100,17 darts game, P.Lilley 112).
The top three teams in the Harborne League all won in week ten, leaders Court Oak making it ten straight wins with a 5-4 home success over Hillyfields ‘B’ to keep intact their two points advantage over Hillyfields ‘A’ in second place as they won 9-0 at Avenue Social. Two points behind Hillyfields ‘A’ on 16 points is Crazy Horses who were 6-3 winners against fourth placed Avenue Flights, the only losers in the top four teams.
Full Results:- Sportsman 2 Weoley Castle WMC 7, Avenue Social 0 Hillyfields ‘A’ 9, Crazy Horses 6 (Dave Bourne 118f) Avenue Flights 3 (A.Flanagan 180), Smethwick Labour Club 7 Bartley Green FC 2, Court Oak 5 Hillyfields ‘B’ 4.
The Shirley and District Monday Night League are up to week two in their new season and the early pacesetters are last season’s champions and runners up Crown Jewels and Highwood who have both won their opening two games and are also level on average. Third in the table Legion Royals are the only other team with two wins in their first two games but they trail slightly behind the leading duo on average.
Five players found the three treble twenties in week two, they were Chris John (Shirley Red Lion), Craig Clarke (Solihull Sports Club, Mark Brown (Cider House), Gavin Brown (Legion Royals) and Jason Jennings (Crown Jewels).
Full Results:Week 1:- Highwood 7 (Andy Foulkes 180) Red Lion 2, Plume Misfits 3 Shirley Legionnaires 6, Crown Jewells 8 (Jack Sidwell 180, Andy Hutchings 180) Blue Bell Bears 1, Blue Bell 6 Shirley Spartac 3, Legion Royals 5 Cider House 4, Sharmans Cross 0 Solihull Sports Club 9, Week 2:- Red Lion 7 (Chris John 180) Solihull Sports Club 2 (Craig Clarke 180), Cider House 3 (Mark Brown 180) Sharmans Cross 6, Shirley Spartac 3 Legion Royals 6 (Gavin Brown 180), Blue Bell Bears 6 Blue Bell 3, Shirley Legionnaires 2 Crown Jewells 7 (Jason Jennings 180), Highwood 8 Plume Misfits 1.
Alan Moreton (Bird ‘A’, Stourbridge) produced a six darts game in his team’s 8-1 win over New Inns in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League. Moreton kicked off with a 160 break and followed that with a 141 outshot for a perfect game of 301 darts.
On the league front Ashwood despite winning 7-2 against Crestwood lost their joint top position with Britannia as their rivals won their tie with Bird (Wordsley) 8-1 to go clear at the top by one leg of average and as there were wins for the top six teams that was the only positional change at the top end of the table. The top five teams Britannia, Ashwood, Brickmakers Arms, Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) and Ten Arches ‘A’ are all on 26 points, sixth placed Ten Arches ‘B’ are on 20 points.
Full Results:Week 14:- Shrubbery Cottage 6 Quarry Bank Conservative Club 3, Ashwood 7 Crestwood 2, Ten Arches ‘B’ 8 High Acres 1, Brickmakers Arms 7 Stourbridge RBL 2, Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) 8 (Alan Moreton 160b,141f,6 darts game) New Inns 1, Church Tavern 4 Ten Arches ‘A’ 5, Garibaldi 5 Plough 4, Kingswinford Conservative Club 4 The Fox (Lye) 5, Britannia 8 Bird (Wordsley) 1, The Swan 3 Queens 6, The Cat Inn (Wordsley) 5 Bird ‘B’ (Stourbridge) 4.
Week two of the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League and The Vine have ousted Dewdrop from their number one spot by just one leg of average, Dewdrop won 5-2 against Island Inn while The Vine were 6-1 winners at Jolly Collier. Dewdrop now share second place with Merry-Go-Round who were the week’s biggest winners as they handed out a 7-0 whitewash to their visitors Horsley Tavern.
Full Results:Week 2:- Merry-Go-Round 7 Horsley Tavern 0, Ivy Bush 2 Old Hop Pole 5, Jolly Collier 1 The Vine 6, Hayes Social 3 Sportsman 4, Albion 3 New Talbot 4, Dewdrop 5 Island Inn 2.
The Netherton Thursday Night League played off their singles knockout and taking the title with a final straight 2-0 win over Fairfield’s T.Johnson was Phil Tonks from Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club.
Both semi finals went to a deciding third leg Tonks beating fellow Ex Serviceman player D.Brown and Johnson winning against A.Dimmock from the Bulls Head.
Full Results:Singles Knockout:Quarter Finals:- J.Archer (Bulls Head) 0 P.Tonks (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) 2, T.Johnson (Fairfield) 2 R.Carr (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) 0, M.Hadley (The Widders) 1 D.Brown (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) 2, A.Dimmock (Bulls Head) 2 D.Shilvock (White Swan) 1, Semi Finals:- P.Tonks 2 D.Brown 1, A.Dimmock 1 T.Johnson 2, Final:- T.Johnson 0 P.Tonks 2.
The Cradley Tuesday Night League got their new season underway and a huge 8-1 win at Gate Hangs Well has seen White Horse go galloping in front as the early pacesetter. Close behind White Horse with 6-3 wins were Bulls Head, Chop House and Members Club, Crown (Station Road) won 5-4 against White Swan.
Full Results:Week 1:- Netherton Sports and Social 4 Wheatsheaf 5, Bulls Head 6 Roost ‘B’ 3, Crown ‘A’ (Netherton) 3 Chop House 6, Crown (Station Road) 5 White Swan 4, Brickmakers Arms 4 Rose and Crown 5, Gate Hangs Well 1 White Horse 8, Hawne Lane Tavern 4 Crown ‘Z’ (Netherton) 5, Roost ‘A’ 3 Members Club 6.
The second leg of the second round of the Brierley Hill Friday Night League’s League Cup saw overall wins for Pensnett Welfare Club, The Bell, Netherton Cricket Club and Pensnett Liberal Club, Netherton Cricket Club were the only team to reverse the first leg result as they trailed 5-4 to Brickmakers Arms but fought back to win the second leg 7-2.
Full Results:League Cup:Round One:Second Leg (first round results in brackets):- Pensnett Welfare Club 9 (8) Bulls Head (Netherton) 0 (1), The Cross (Oldswinford) 4 (4) The Bell 5 (5), Brickmakers Arms 2 (5) Netherton Cricket Club 7 (4), Dudley Sports 7 (3) Pensnett Liberal Club 2 (6).
Week one of the new season in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League saw The Bridge take pole position with an 8-1 win over Queens Head, Roebuck not far behind with their 7-2 win over New Talbot. After the leading duo comes a quartet of 6-3 winners Dudley Sports ‘A’, High Acres, Dudley Sports ‘C’ and Pensnett Liberal Club.
Full Results:Week 1:- Dudley Sports ‘A’ 6 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 3, High Acres 6 Brickmakers Arms 3, The Bridge 8 Queens Head 1, Griffin 4 Blue Brick 5, The Swan 3 Dudley Sports ‘C’ 6, Bulls Head (Netherton) 3 Pensnett Liberal Club 6, Roebuck 7 New Talbot 2.
The knockout staged at the Dudley Sports Club, Brierley Hill saw Matt Tedstone walk away with the £150 top prize after he beat Liam Kelly in a close 5-4 final, Kelly as runner up receiving £80.
In the last four play off Tedstone had a narrow 4-3 win against West Midlands player Shaun Carroll while Kelly had a more straightforward 4-2 victory, each of the losing semi finalists picked up £50.
Full ResultsSemi Finals:- Kevin Harris 2 Liam Kelly 4, Shaun Carroll 3 Matt Tedstone 4, Final:- Matt Tedstone 5 Liam Kelly 4.
Riley’s, Wolverhampton played off the first of their scheduled two qualifiers for the UK Open and with two players going through Warwickshire county player Dean Stewart made it a seventh consecutive time when he beat Mike McFall 5-1 in his final. From the other half of the draw Swindon’s Mark Cox was the winner booking his place with a 5-3 win over Carl Sparrow.

2016-01-23 - Mark Cox - Riley^s UK Open Qualifier

Full Results:Quarter Finals:- Mark Cox 4 Andy Roberts 3, Mike McFall 4 Shaun meek 0, Dean Stewart 4 Glen McGrandle 1, Carl Sparrow 4 Danny James 1, Semi Finals:- Mark Cox 5 Carl Sparrow 3, Dean Stewart 5 Mike McFall 1.
With only a couple of fixtures remaining the division one and two titles in the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League are still up for grabs. In division one following a 6-1 win away to Riley’s ‘C’ Wednesfield FC remain two points ahead of ECC who won their home game with Otter and Vixen 5-2.
In division two Whitmore Reans WMC lead the way with 58 points two more than Roebuck, the latest fixtures saw Whitmore win 5-2 at home to Emerald while Roebuck had a much nervier 4-3 home win over Ukrainian Club.
Full Results:Division One:- Bradmore ‘A’ 3 Corpus 4, Cabin 4 Chillington Club 3, Dog and Partridge 6 Railway 1, ECC 5 Otter and Vixen 2, Jack’s Bar 3 Ashmore Inn 4, Merry Boys 2 Bradmore ‘B’ 5, Penn Bowling 2 Victoria 5, Riley’s ‘C’ 1 Wednesfield FC 6, Wednesfield Conservative Club 4 Village Inn 3, Wednesfield Legion ‘A’ 5 Riley’s ‘D’ 2, Division Two:- Bull 7 Castle 0, Pendulum 3 Boat ‘B’ 4, Red Lion 4 Bird in Hand 3, Riley’s ‘A’ 3 Pheasant 4, Roebuck 4 Ukrainian Club 3, Three Crowns 7 Wednesfield Legion ‘B’ 0, Wednesfield Legion ‘C’ 1 Woodfield Social 6, Whitmore Reans WMC 5 Emerald 2.
There were 4-1 wins for the top two teams in the West Midlands Men’s Super League, Crown ‘A’ are top with 59 points after their home win over Bridgtown Social, second in the table Landywood ‘A’ won away to Wednesfield FC to give them 55 points. Third placed Greets Green were involved in a surprisingly close game at ECC as their hosts are next to bottom of the table, without a win in ten games, nevertheless the 4-3 win was enough to keep Greets Green in third place with 54 points.
Full Results:Match 10:- Staffordshire Knot 5 Crown ‘B’ 0, ECC 2 Greets Green 3, Crown ‘A’ 4 Bridgtown Social 1, Pensnett Welfare Club 4 Rowley Bar and Grill 1, Wednesfield FC 1 Landywood ‘A’ 4, Griffin 0 Orange Tree 5, Landywood ‘B’ 5 Winmau Darts Centre 0 (walkover), Cabin 2 Allens Sports Bar 3.

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