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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

The Sheldon and District Winter League had their Sheldon Shield and Punchbowl on the agenda and in the former results went pretty much as expected with wins by Sheldon Marlborough Flights, Willclare Sports and Social, The Pirates, The Pavillions, Yardley Ex Colts, Shirley RBL Misfits, The Lyndon and Maggies. It was not the same in the Punchbowl which produced three somewhat surprising results the biggest one being the 6-3 defeat of premier division leaders Crown at Shard End by Crown-Forget-Me-Not who are fifth in division one.
Another premier side Saltley Amateur Gardeners went out by the same 6-3 margin to Iron Horse who lead division one and providing the third upset was division two team Ridgemere Social who won 5-4 away to Solihull Moors from division one.
Other winners were Castle Vale Residents, Highwood KB’s, Crown at Olton, Langley Sports and Social Arrows and East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association.
Full Results:Sheldon Shield:Round One:- Highwood Exiles 1 (R.Harrison 100, A.Thurman 100) Sheldon Marlborough Flights 8 (P.Seadon 100, B.Steptoe 100, D.Humphries 116b), Willclare Sports and Social 5 (F.Dixon 100) Crown Arrows 4 (K.White 135, J.Morrisey 180), Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 1 The Pirates 8 (W.Naylor 140, T.Booth 100b, T.McDonough 100, P.Moran 100), Marston Green Tavern 1 The Pavillions 8 (R.Evans 120b, A.Richards 120b), Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights 2 (R.Brogan 100, D.Heath 100) Yardley Ex Colts 7 (P.Hill 100, B.Law 140, R.Collins 100,103), Shirley RBL Misfits 8 Greville Arms 1, Sheldon Social 4 (S.Westley 100, C.Cotter 121) The Lyndon 5 (P.Collins 100, S.Darby 100, J.Buckingham 140, G.Drennan 108b), Maggies 5 (S.Hoccom 2x100, B.Carter 120b, R.Molloy 102b, B.Swaine 120b) Meadway Sports and Social 4 (S.Collins 101b, M.McArthur 108b), Punchbowl:Round Two:- Castle Vale Residents 6 (J.Burdett 140) Highwood Arrows 3 (M.Mitchell 121), Saltley Amateur Gardeners 3 (T.Webster 100b) Iron Horse 6 (J.Evans 100f, J.Whitehouse 110f, R.Earl 120b, P.Byrne 100, D.Mortiboys 140), Highwood KB’s 5 (N.Wykes 180, G.Pagett 134, N.Byrne 100, A.Boyle 101) Holy Souls 4 (T.Evans 120b), Mackadown Social 4 (A.Kavanagh 125, A.McCrave 132, G.James 140) Crown at Olton 5 (P.Yardley 120b), Crown at Shard End 3 (A.Mayell 100, K.Deeley 100, A.Hoey 100) Crown-Forget-Me-Not 6 (W.Griffiths 140, G.Lynch 130b, T.Colley 120b,100), Solihull Moors 4 (C.Turner 100, J.Palmer 112b, R.Palmer 100b) Ridgemere Social 5 (D.Davies 112b), George V 1 (J.Hinson 126) Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows 8 (D.Tudor 113, L.Nixon 100, A.Nixon 105), East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 6 (B.Horley 110b,140, D.Sudbury 112b, D.Horley 112b,158) Sheldon Dukes 3 (P.Pudge 100, L.Molyneux 100, S.O’Donnell 100).
An 8-1 win at Family Tree has seen Mackadown Social take over the number one spot from Erdington Members Club in division one of the South Birmingham League, Mackadown with 12 points have a lead of two on their rivals. Erdington were ousted from the top of the table after suffering a 5-4 home defeat by St John’s who are in the bottom half of the table.
In division two The Dog moved to within two points of leaders Banbury Club with a 6-3 win away to Smithswood Social but they have played one game more than Banbury.
Full Results:Division One:- Erdington Members Club 4 (M.Cooper 100, M.Birch 2x100, C.Millward snr 123,140, M.Gallett 109b,140, W.Naylor 100, S.Witherford 100,140) St John’s 5 (B.Harris 100,160b, P.Shipley 2x140,100, D.Smith 2x100,120b, L.Barberan 140,121, S.Whatmore 100, T.Evans 100, M.Walker 100,136b, S.Kingdon 116), Family Tree 1 (N.Jackson 140,100) Mackadown Social 8 (A.Kavanagh 140, N.Parsonge 112b,128,180, D.Young 2x140, G.James 100, M.Noonan 140,100,107b), Division Two:- Smithswood Social 3 (P.Cobley 100, L.Walker 100,140, M.Bailey 120, S.King 139) The Dog 6 (J.Ansell 120, M.Wheat 100,128, M.Clayton 142b,9darts game, P.Richards 100, J.Fathers 2x100), The Bell 4 (J.Creen 123, D.Hudson 135, N.Walker 100) The C^s 5 M.Phillips 140, D.Whitehouse 100,120b), Toby Jug 5 (I.Beattie 100, M.Blair 120b, D.Revitt 100,115f, B.Blair 2x100, B.Weir 100) The Kingfisher 4 (R.Mills 160, P.Reece 120b, D.Green 100, B.Boden 102f, G.Shergold 100).
Division one of the Forest of Arden Winter League produced a top of the table clash between leaders Olton Crown and second placed Journeys End, the result was a 5-4 win for Olton to open up a six points lead over Journeys and take their unbeaten run to eight games.
Sheldon Marlborough Flights moved to within two points of top team Highwood KB in the second division with a close 5-4 win against Chelmsley Town, Marlborough have played eight games compared to Highwood’s seven.
Full Results:Division One:- Olton  Crown 5 (John Sidwell  140,100, A.Hutchings 2x100,100b,101b,105, B.Nixon 130,140, R.Duncan 100,100f, D.Duncan 2x100,140,105b) Journeys End 4 (A.Howell 139,135, B.Harris 140,100, S.Edwards 100, J.Jennings 100, S.Kingdon 2x100), Crown Arrows 2 (J.Gaskin 132,125, K.White 100, S.Shepard 120b,101b,140,100, C.Vann 112b, D.White 120, M.Bown 101b) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 7 (J.Humphries 135, D.Humphries 140,104f, S.Whatmore 109b,111, D.Howlett 108f,2x100, M.Murrin 2x100), Division Two:- Sheldon Marlborough Flights 5 (P.Seadon 100, K.Sailsbury 100b, P.Brown 2x100, A.Wale 100b, B.Steptoe 140, J.Young 140) Chelmsley Town 4 (A.Chambers 125, I.Robinson 101,100, A.Marsh 100), Ivy Leaf 7 (G.Clinton 2x100, T.Clinton 112b,100, D.Parsons 114, R.Jelly 100, D.Field 120b,100) Highwood Arms 2 (A.Thuman 140, D.Hudson 126, C.Horsley 100,138).
Members Club have dropped from second to sixth in the Cradley Tuesday Night League after a 6-3 defeat away to Crown (Station Road) who are placed fourth. Wheatsheaf lost their third place and go down two following their 5-4 loss at Chop House who take over second place in the table. Chop House, White Swan and Crown (Station Road) are all two points behind leaders White Horse who with a 6-3 win at Bulls Head took their unbeaten run to five games.
Full Results:Week 5:- Netherton Sports and Social 6 Rose and Crown 3, Bulls Head 3 White Horse 6, Crown ‘A’ (Netherton) 3 Crown ‘Z’ (Netherton) 6, Crown (Station Road) 6 Members Club 3, Brickmakers Arms 5 Roost ‘A’ 4, Gate Hangs Well 5 Hawne Lane Tavern 4, Roost ‘B’ 3 White Swan 6, Chop House 5 Wheatsheaf 4.
Mick Bown leader of the Shirley Red Lion Premier League had a setback to his title hopes when he lost 3-1 to Chris Thomas, however he did recover to win his next game against Trevor Carter 3-0. Adam Stuart is level on the same 25 points as Bown but missed the opportunity to go outright leader as he lost 3-2 to Andy Hoy, but like Bown he then went on to win his next game beating Jack Sidwell 3-1.
Full Results:Week 5:- T.Carter 3 J.Sidwell 2, P.Higgins 3 S.Sidwell 0, M.Bown 1 C.Thomas 3, A.Stuart 2 A.Hoy 3, C.John 0 K.Hopton 3, M.Gwalchmai 3 J.Harris 0, D.Fisher 0 S.Heeks 3, S.Dixon 3 M.Cater 1, S.Thomas 0 B.Lawton 3, D.Hesketh 3 P.Higgins 2, J.Harris 3 D.Fisher 2, C.Thomas 3 M.Gwalchmai 0, T.Carter 0 M.Bown 3, K.Hopton 1 D.Hesketh 3, J.Sidwell 1 A.Stuart 3, S.Thomas 0 C.John 3, M.Cater 3 A.Hoy 0, S.Sidwell 3 S.Thomas 0, A.Hoy 0 P.Higgins 3, M.Cater 1 A.Stuart 3, T.Carter 0 S.Sidwell 3, S.Heeks 1 M.Gwalchmai 3, B.Lawton 1 P.Higgins 3.
There were 9-0 wins for the top two teams in the Shirley and District Monday Night League, Highwood who currently lead the field with the slightly superior average beat Sharmans Cross, Andy Foulkes notching a 180 for Highwood while second in the table Shirley Red Lion with maximums from Paul Higgins and Dave Hesketh won their home game against bottom of the table Shirley Spartac .  
Other players to hit 180 were Sean Tootill, Matt McCallion (Cider House) and Wayne Clarke (Solihull Sports Club). Stuart Westley (Plume Misfits) had a 158 checkout.
Full Results:Week 6:- Shirley Red Lion 9 (Paul Higgins 180, Dave Hesketh 180) Shirley Spartac 0, Blue Bell Bears 4 Cider House 5 (Sean Tootill 180, Matt McCallion 180), Shirley Legionnaires 5 Solihull Sports Club 4 (Wayne Clarke 180), Highwood 9 (Andy Foulkes 180) Sharmans Cross 0, Plume Misfits 5 (Stuart Westley 158f) Legion Royals 4, Crown Jewells 7 Blue Bell 2.
In division one of the Four Oaks and District League the local derby between Old Oscott WMC and Old Oscott Arrows was the most fiercely fought fixture of the week producing 39 tons and was won 5-4 by Old Oscott WMC in the very last leg of the final game. Plough and Arrows beat Boldmere Sports and Social by the same margin another close once more being decided in the final game.
Meanwhile leaders Boldmere St Mikes remain unbeaten winning 8-1 at Pint Pot Flights, second placed The Beehive keeping the pressure on the leaders with a 9-0 win over Red Lion.
In the second division Golden Hind Arrows kept their four point lead intact with a 5-4 win over The Fox, Bishop Vesey’s 6-3 win at The Boot maintaining their number two spot.
Full Results:Week 14:Division One:- Old Oscott WMC 5 (N.Hawkley 121,100,130, C.Hawkley 115, M.Bowles 120,100,138, D.Parsons 132b,6x100,101, J.Higgins 115, T.Morris 2x100) Old Oscott Arrows 4 (M.Page 2x100, L.Jones 2x100, E.Atkins 100,125, A.Lea 108b,2x100,2x121,122, M.Maher 100, D.Page 112b,2x100,140, M.Compton 105b,115,180,136), Boldmere Sports and Social 4 (J.Frost 2x100,140, D.Savage 140,122f, D.Munge 108b,102b,100,180, I.Lloyd 2x100) Plough and Arrows 5 (P.Smith 2x100, N.Robbins 100, A.Humphriss 140, P.Robbins 123), The Beehive 9 (K.Reynolds 120b,119,100,130,140, K.Deeley 180,102f, N.Clarke 120,100, W.Mynard 115b,110,100, S.Harvey 100, M.Partridge 109,136) Red Lion 0 (M.Wilde 121, S.Cain 138,140,100, D.G.Bond 3x100, M.Gaughan 125), Pint Pot Flights 1 (G.Cookson 180,9 darts game, R.Mercer 125,140, M.Bruin 125,100,140, B.Godfray 100b, M.P.Bagnall 2x100) Boldmere St Mikes 8 (C.Perry 131,100, A.Kimberley 125,140,180, S.Paling 140, M.Wild 2x100, M.Ashton 101b,100b,105b,2x100,131,125, N.Smallwood 101b, B.Linnecor 100, J.Kavanagh 100), Division Two:-The Boot 3 (G.Gaughan 140,101,3x100, M.Kemble 108b, M.Norton 109b,137,120b,3x100,140, D.Walton 107b) Bishop Vesey 6 (M.Hall 100, A.France 112b,100, C.Sammons 100,103, S.Holmes 120b,105,2x100, M.Archer 121,2x100,137,2x140, J.Cronin 121,122), Brookvale Social 3 (J.Yates 108b,3x100,135, M.Naylor 2x140, W.Naylor 134,3x100, 121, S.Hipkiss 140) The Lions 6 (D.Sargent 135, W.Taylor 115b,132,114, J.Collins 2x180, N.Rose 160b,140, R.Barritt 100), Erdington Arrows 8 (A.Gough 140, R.Bazeley 100, M.Phillips 100, P.Cronin 121, J.Cox 135,100) The Park 1 (J.Russell 114, W.Harvey 2x100, M.Byrne 100,120), Golden Hind Arrows 5 (A.Lilley 100, A.Day 100b,140,165,7 darts game, R.Hasluck 160b, J.Clarke 108b,116,2x100) The Fox 4 (R.Stanton 140,105b,125,3x100,112, A.Jarvie 116,100,140, M.Willetts 2x100, D.Perry 100).
Riley’s, Wolverhampton staged the second of their Riley’s UK Open Amateur Qualifiers and the two winners going through from a very strong starting line up are Andy Brown (Aylesbury) and Glen McGrandle (Featherstone).
In the last four games Brown had a 5-3 result against Anthony Hayman while McGrandle had a more convincing 5-0 win over Tim Baker.

Riley^s Up Open Qualifier Andy Brown

Full Results:Second UK Open Qualifier:Quarter Finals:- Andy Brown 4 Zsolt Melisek 3, Chris Mason 2 Anthony Hayman 4, Scott Hutchinson 3 Tim Baker 4, Mark Layton 3 Glen McGrandle 4, Last Four:- Andy Brown 5 Anthony Hayman 3, Tim Baker 0 Glen McGrandle 5.

Riley^s UK Open Qualifier Glen McGrandle

Cotterills Lane Club and Holy Souls took their winning run to four games in the Camp Hill League Cotterills winning 5-2 at home against Wagon and Horses while Holy Souls were 6-1 winners at Devil’s Club. The two teams are two points ahead of third placed Grange Social Club who were also 6-1 winners against bottom team Station Flights.
Full Results:- Camp Hill League:- Grange Club 6 Station Flights 1, Devil’s Club 1 Holy Gulp 6, Cotterills Lane Club 5 Wagon and Horses 2, New Inn 1 Wagon and Horses 6.
The Widders lost their home game with Spring Meadow leaders of the Halesowen Monday Night Ladies League 5-2 and as a result drop from second to fifth in the table. The Bell and Round of Beef like Spring Meadow have also won their opening two games the latest win for The Bell being 6-1 against Townsend ‘B’ and Round of Beef a closer 4-3 at Townsend ‘A’.
Full Results:Week 2:- Bell 6 Townsend ‘B’ 1. The Widders 2 Spring Meadow 5 (S.Farley 140, C.White 140), Townsend ‘A’ 3 Round of Beef 4, Hare and Hounds 1 White Horse 6, Captains Cup:- Bell beat Townsend ‘B’, The Widders lost to Spring Meadow, Townsend ‘A’ lost to Round of Beef, Hare and Hounds lost to White Horse.  
Congratulations to West Midlands County player Shaun Carroll on winning his first England International call up and also former West Midlands and current Warwickshire player Jamie Hughes on retaining his place.
After the first two fixtures have been played in the Wednesbury and Darlaston League only three of the eight teams remain undefeated. Horse and Jockey lead the way on average after handing out a 9-0 whitewash to their visitors The Vine, second placed T & R Bar were 7-2 winners at Red Lion and third in the table St Mary’s ‘A’ had a narrow 5-4 verdict at home to Staffordshire Knot.
Full Results:Week 2:- St Mary’s ^A^ 5 Staffordshire Knot 4, Civil Defence 4 St Mary’s ^B^ 5, Red Lion 2 T & R Bar 7, Horse and Jockey 9 The Vine 0.
After the first sixteen games in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League only average separates the top three teams, Brickmakers Arms, Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) and Ten Arches ‘A’ are all on 30 points. Brickmakers 7-2 win at Queens keeps them in pole position Bird ‘A’ who are just one leg adrift of the leaders won 8-1 away to Church Tavern and third placed Ten Arches ‘A’ were also 8-1 winners at home to Garibaldi.
Britannia went down 5-4 at Ashwood who now replace them in fourth place, Britannia dropping to fifth.
Full Results:Week 16:- Shrubbery Cottage 5 The Swan 4, Ashwood 5 Britannia 4, Church Tavern 1 Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) 8 (A.Moreton 154f), Ten Arches ‘A’ 8 Garibaldi 1, The Fox (Lye) 2 Crestwood 7, Queens 2 Brickmakers Arms 7, Quarry Bank Conservative Club 4 Ten Arches ‘B’ 5, Plough 3 Bird (Wordsley) 6, New Inns 5 High Acres 4, Bird ‘B’ (Stourbridge) 8 Kingswinford Conservative Club 1, The Cat Inn (Wordsley) 2 Stourbridge RBL 7.
What a finish to the Winmau Centre Monday Night League with the title being decided in the very last fixture of the season.
Going into the final game Misfits had a six points lead at the top of the table with What Are Thooose second. The final game saw Misfits win 32-16 against Barney Army but What Are Thoose chalked up a massive 42-6 win over Keep It In The Family to give them the title by just four points.
Last season’s champions The Untouchables rounded off their campaign with a 28-20 win against Here For The Beer to finish third with 641 points 53 adrift of the new champions.
With the season now ended plans are already in place for the next campaign and anyone interested in entering a team, which consists of five players in the league for the new season or for any further information regarding the league contact the Wolverhampton Indoor Community Sports Stadium on 01902-420827 or e-mail
Full Results:Week 22:- Mad House 31 (Simon Ward 180,11 darts game) Double Trouble 17, Here For The Beer 20 (Kevin Bate 2x180) The Untouchables 28, Where’s My Team 4 Bulls Hitters 44 (Alex Simmons 180, James Owen 3x180,13 darts game), Keep It In The Family 6 What Are Thooose 42 (Conrad Taylor 180), Misfits 32 (Matt Hallet 180, Jay Hough 180, Neil Salter 180) Barney Army 16 (Simon Meredith 180).
The top three teams in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League all had close 5-4 wins in week five, top side Dudley Sports ‘C’ beat High Acres to stay two points ahead of the chasing trio of The Bridge who won against Pensnett Liberal Club, Brickmakers Arms who beat Blue Brick and Bulls Head (Netherton) who moved up into fourth place with another 5-4 win over The Swan.
Full Results:Week 5:- Dudley Sports ‘A’ 6 Old Star 3, High Acres 4 Dudley Sports ‘C’ 5, Bridge 5 Pensnett Liberal Club 4, Griffin 5 New Talbot 4, The Bell 6 Roebuck 3, The Swan 4 Bulls Head (Netherton) 5, Queens Head 3 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 6, Brickmakers Arms 5 Blue Brick 4.
The Brierley Hill Friday Night League were involved in their singles knockout winning through to finals night were A.Wakeman, W.Page, D.Bull, K.Attwood (Miners, Wollescote), D.Marshall, R.Wheeler, A.Nicholls (Pensnett Liberal Club), A.Mears, G.Underwood, A.Neale (The Bell), J.Powell, M.Flatman (Pensnett Welfare Club), J.Wood, D.Haywood (The Cross, Oldswinford), C.Davies (Netherton Cricket Club).
With no result this week for Court Oak leaders of the Harborne and District League second placed Hillyfields ‘A’ moved to within two points of them with a 5-4 win away to Crazy Horses to leave Crazy Horse a further two points adrift on 18 points in third place.
Full Results:- Smethwick Labour Club 7 Avenue Social 2, Hillyfields ‘B’ 3 (P.Yardley 180) Weoley Castle WMC 6, Crazy Horses 4 Hillyfields ‘A’ 5 (T.Hamilton 116f).
Mick Baker has caught up with his outstanding games in the Winmau Centre Thursday Night Champions League, his latest 7-0 and 5-2 wins over respective opponents Steve O’Neill and Ken West giving him a total of 98 points from 17 games and taking him into pole position with a lead of ten points over former leader Kevin Harris who didn’t play this week and now has a game in hand on Baker.
Full Results:Week 10:- Mick Baker 7 Simon Meredith 0, Ken West 7 Phil Summers 0, Tam Singh 2 Simon Meredith 5, Ken West 5 Tam Singh 2, Mick Baker 6 Phil Summers 1, Week 11:- Chris Fox 6 Phil Summers 1, Robert Pierce 3 Liam Baker 4, Mick O’Neill 1 Simon Meredith 6, Ken West 3 Mark Bayliss 4, Mick Baker 7 Steve O’Neill 0, Liam Baker 4 Phil Summers 3, Simon Meredith 4 Robert Pierce 3, Mick O’Neill 4 Mark Bayliss 3, Mick Baker 5 Ken West 2, Steve O’Neill 2 Chris Fox 5.
Court Oak continue to impress in the Kings Norton League their latest 5-2 win at Cotteridge taking their unbeaten run to 25 games and giving them in the process a massive ten points lead over second placed Stirchley United who fell further behind Court Oak after losing 4-3 at home to fourth in the table Hillyfields.
Full Results:- Kings Heath 2 (D.Parish 2x100, G.Stokes 100, P.Morris 140, T.Holder 105, J.Thompson 100) Toby Jug ‘A’ 5 (S.Knowles 2x100, R.Higgins 100,140, B.Heath 4x100,135, S.Hodges 2x100, J.Grainger 123, A.Deeley 2x100,111, A.Faulkner 3x100), Kings Norton RBL 4 (B.Bonas 100,135, J.Calt 103, T.Roberts 100,125, N.Porter 2x100, L.Brotherton 100, B.Morgan 4x100,139, M.Ellis 100) West Heath 3 (T.Corbett 100,140, T.Shipley 180, C.Micklewright 2x100, P.Hughes 2x100, K.Hall 3x100,140, W.Webb 100, T.Atkins 100), Cotteridge 2 (J.Isham 100, C.Harman 100,140, Matt Ivory 100,140, J.O^Neill 100,140, T.Young 140, S.Brookes 2x100) Court Oak 5 (E.Simpson 2x140,100,125,180, P.Blades 4x100, K.Bedder 100,140,180, V.Gould 3x100, J.Hykin 100, G.Dews 100,180), Stirchley United 3 (T.Jeffs 2x100, K.Mason 100,120f, B.Thomas 2x100,123, P.Gossage 114, C.Ryan 100,140,105, M.Bathurst 140) Hillyfields 4 (K.Drain 121, M.Poolton 171, P.Yardley 105,140, M.Malone 125, A.Harvey 2x100,140, A.Vaughan 2x100,125,140, K.Vaughan 2x100,121,180), Coppice 1 (M.Jones 100, D.Hill 5x140,2x100, M.Harper 100, R.Mooney 2x100,125, A.Chidley 2x100, G.Twist 125, M.Mooney 100) Rubery RBL 6 (I.Medlicott 100,140, C.Guest 4x100,180, J.Bousefield 100,140, J.Ford 2x100,116,121,125, P.Medlicott 3x100), Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 (S.Corbett 3x100, D.Whitecombe 100, C.Davenport 2x100, S.Carr 100, M.Bloomer 100, K.Gater 100, Peter Corbett 100) Bull 4 (K.Maxim 3x100, V.Walton 3x100,140, J.Davies 3x100,140,123).
Week three in the Pensnett and Bromley Tuesday Night League and Dudley Sports Club not only lost for the first time but lost in a big way as they went down 7-0 away to league leaders The Bridge whose B.Carr hit a maximum. Samson and Lion are the only other undefeated team they move4d up from third to second with a 6-1 home success over Pensnett Welfare Club.
Full Results:Week 3:- Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ 5 (D.Marshall 180) Pensnett Liberal Club 2, Bridge 7 (B.Carr 180) Dudley Sports Club 0 (I.Cross 160b), Samson and Lion 6 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 1, High Acres 6 Moor Centre Snooker Club 1 (W.Fenney 160b), Sedgley Golf  Club 6 Saracens Head 1.
The two top teams in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League The Vine and Dewdrop both won again this week to take their winning run to four games. Vine who are top on average did their cause no harm as they won 6-1 at Albion while Dewdrop were 4-3 home winners against Sportsman. The top duo are two points to the good on Island Inn, Jolly Collier and Merry-Go-Round.
Full Results:- Merry-Go-Round 5 New Talbot 2, Ivy Bush 1 Island Inn 6, Jolly Collier 7 Horsley Tavern 0, Hayes Social 2 Old Hop Pole 5 (C.Butler 160b,9 darts game), Albion 1  The Vine 6, Dewdrop 4 Sportsman 3.
It’s as you were at the top of the Rowley Monday Night League with Springfield Social Club leading the way after adding their 8-1 win at Britannia to their tally giving them a perfect score of 10 points. On the same ten points as Springfield is The Bell who had a much closer 5-4 win at home against Haden Cross ‘Z’ who are fourth in the table with six points, Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ are third a 7-2 win at Whiteheath Tavern leaving them two points behind the leading duo.
Full Results:Week 5:- Fairfield 8 Yeltz Bar 1, Whiteheath Tavern 2 Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 7, Haden Cross ‘A’ 4 Ivy Bush ‘A’ 5, Bell 5 Haden Cross ‘Z’ 4, Ivy Bush ‘Z’ 6 Roost 3, Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 4 Beech Tree 5, Britannia 1 Springfield Social Club 8.
Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club will be the venue hosting the charity fixture between a Forest of Arden Select and the Sports Argus on Friday 18th March.
All proceeds will go to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, for any further information contact Mrs Sue Kingdon on 07703-812332 or alternatively e-mail Sue on or visit the league’s web site
The Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League played off their divisional average knockouts the division one final turned out to be an all Wednesfield FC affair with Wayne Jones beating team mate Stuart Pinches 3-0.
The division two final also finished with a 3-0 scoreline as Les Marson (Whitmore Reans WMC) accounted for John Evans from Woodfield Social.
A reminder that the league will be holding their AGM at the Emerald Club, Cross Street, on Tuesday 1st March at 8.00pm. Anyone interested in entering a team in the forthcoming season should take along their team list.
The Pip Club League staged round one of their Belgrave Cup and winners from division one were Prince of Wales, Pip Club, Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) and Birchmoor Club.
Progressing in division two were Royal Oak, Progressive Club and Globe Trotters, Globe (Wilnecote) had a bye.
Full Results:Belgrave Cup:Round One:Division One:- Prince of Wales beat Sports Bar ‘180’, Two Gates Club lost to Pip Club, Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) beat Wigginton Arms, Belgrave Club lost to Birchmoor Club, Division Two:- Royal Oak beat Bulls Head ‘B’ (Polesworth), Old Liberal lost to Progressive Club, Globe (Tamworth) lost to Globe Trotters, Globe (Wilnecote) – bye.
With the majority of teams having played 13 games in the West Midlands Men’s Super League Crown ‘A’ have a ten points lead at the top of the table over nearest rivals Staffordshire Knot. In their most recent fixture Crown ‘A’ won their home game with Orange Tree 5-0 while Staffordshire Knot were not far behind with a 4-1 home success over Landywood ‘B’.
Full Results:Week 13:- Rowley Bar and Grill 2 Landywood ‘A’ 3, Bridgtown Social 3 Allens Bar 2, Greets Green 2 Wednesfield FC 3, Crown ‘B’ 4 Pensnett Welfare Club 1, Landywood ‘B’ 3 Cabin 2, Orange Tree 2 ECC 3, Griffin 0 Staffordshire Knot 5, Week 14:- Staffordshire Knot 4 Landywood ‘B’ 1, ECC 4 Griffin 1, Crown ‘A’ 5 Orange Tree 0, Wednesfield FC 4 Crown ‘B’ 1, Allens Bar 1 Greets Green 4, Landywood ‘A’ 2 Bridgtown Social 3, Cabin 2 Rowley Bar and Grill 3.
A 4-3 defeat at Riley’s ‘A’ has seen Claregate lose top spot in the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League and drop to second two points behind new leaders Whitmore Reans WMC whose 4-3 home win over Riley’s ‘B’ has given them a perfect six points from the opening three games.
Full Results:Week 3:- Dog and Partridge 4 Brewood British Legion 3, Jack’s Bar 3 ECC 4, Jones Road 1 Moreton 6, Otter and Vixen 5 Pheasant 2, Riley’s ‘A’ 4 Claregate 3, Whitmore Reans WMC 4 Riley’s ‘B’ 3.
Britannia Bulldogs and Blackheath Beechers could not be any closer at the top of the Black Country Premier League as both teams have played 19, won 17, drawn 1, lost 1 and are both on 35 points, the only difference is that Bulldogs have 196 for and Beechers 195 it’s that close. Third placed Springfield Rifles are only one point behind the leading pair but they have played 20 games.
Full Results:- Railway Buffers 12 Mighty Mitre 4, Blackheath Beechers 12 Wynall Warriors 2, Hasbury Hunters 3 Black Country Belters 10, Vintage Gamers 5 Britannia Bulldogs 9 (D.Simpson 180), Hounds of Wynall 4 Old Hill Royals 11, Batham Bandits 1 Springfield Rifles 12, Brickmaker Big Dogs 12 Storming Stags 0, Woodside Poachers 12 Hollybush Darters 1.

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Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand, and their distributor Soren Sogaard have signed a new agreement to continue their support of the Danish Darts Union (DDU) as the exclusive darts brand....

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