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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

  Home advantage was not enough for Warwickshire County Darts Organisation to avoid a defeat in their latest fixture in the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships as they went down 20-16 to Cambridgeshire who as a result have moved up the table two places and replaced Warwickshire in fourth place, while Warwickshire drop to fifth. Saturday’s games got off to a fine start with the ladies ‘B’ winning 5-1 their best result of the season so far. Taking the match award for the ‘B’ side was Chloe McKivett with her fine 20.88 average. The men’s ‘B’ team finished all square at 6-6 with their top player being Graham Hall who had a 29.13 average. Sunday’s results were a different story as the result for the ladies ‘A’ was again 5-1 but this time in favour of Cambridgeshire, Natalie Gilbert the sole winner for the home team with a superb 24.00 average. The men’s ‘A’ had two wins and three draws in their previous outings but for the first time this season they tasted defeat going down 8-4 with Noel Grant winning the match award with his 30.88 average. Full Results:Premier Division:Warwickshire v Cambridgeshire (16-20): (Warwickshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Jamie Hughes 2 Matthew David 4, Mark Strong 0 Stuart Ward 4, Simon Fairbrother 1 Ashley Coleman 4, Richard Foster 0 Ian Withers 4, Tom Aldridge 2 Alexander Topper 4, Mark Carter 4 Tony Holland 3, Noel Grant 4 Will Harwood 2, Bob Nixon 2 Chris Sands-Pearce 4, Antony Allen 4 Phil Carter 2, William Naylor 3 Dennis Harbour 4, Rob Hawker 3 Steve Carrett 4, Nigel Heydon 4 Brett Claydon 0, Men’s ‘B’:- Peter Hughes 2 Barry-John Paget 4, Ian Shaw 3 Andy Jones 4, Andrew Foulkes 3 Duncan Norman 4, Anthony West 0 Gary Robertson 4, Tom Ryan 1 Paul Wenn 4, Graham Hall 4 Gary Flynn 2, Ian McFarlane 4 Brian Reed 2, Charlie Symons 4 Darren Cotterell 3, Mangal Singh 4 Pete Fuller 3, James Hykin 4 Kelly Corcoran 3, Carl Green 4 Martin Purell 0, Luke Kennedy 3 Ashley Coleman 4, Women’s ‘A’:- Kerry Bambridge 1 Juliet Findley 3, Natalie Gilbert 3 Amanda Abbott 1, Marian Conway 0 Diane Nash 3, Caroline Pike 1 Jane Judges 3, Donna Pinch 1 Sandra Greatbatch 3, Trina Gulliver 0 Nadine Bentley 3, Women’s ‘B’:- Chloe McKivett 3 Ronnie Johnson 0, Melanie Hill 3 Wendy Ickin 0, Sue Gulliver 3 Casey Hill 1, Helen Rigg 1 Barbara Greatbatch 3, Angela Jones 3 Debbie Melton 0, Nina Bolt 3 Liz Humphries 1.
In division one of the BDO Inter County Championships West Midlands had an away game against bottom of the table Kent and they chalked up their best win of the campaign so far 26-10 to keep them in second place in the promotion table and reduce the arrears on leaders Hampshire to just four points. Both ladies teams had a fantastic weekend with the ‘B’ side winning 6-0 on Saturday and the ‘A’ 5-1 on Sunday with Claire Hobbs (20.88) and Debbie Loon (20,35) taking the respective match awards. It was also a great weekend for the men as again both teams won, the ‘B’ side were 8-4 winners with Daniel Nicholls their top player with a 28.36 average and taking the award for the ‘A’ team was Shaun Carroll with a tremendous 31.19 average in their 7-5 win. Full Results:Division One:Kent v West Midlands (10-26): (Kent names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Clive Barden 3 Ashe Khayat 4, Peter Davies 4 Neil Pointon 3, Nigel Payne 1 Ian Jones 4, Terry Dunford 4 Mark Craddock 1, Jordan Dadd 2 Sam Guest 4, Dave Salter 4 Michael Baker 1, Kelvin Smith 3 Jonathan Platt 4, Ryan Hope 4 Danny Coyle 1, Vince Walsh 2 Gareth Watts 4, Peter Allen 4 Glen McGrandle 0, Noel Fisher 2 Gavin Baker 4, Harry Lane 1 Shaun Carroll 4, Men’s ‘B’:- Dave Saint 2 Sam Guest 3, Steve Stacey 3 Richard Platt 1, Carl Wilson 0 Mark Rollinosn 3, Paul Wratten 3 Avtar Singh 1, Mick Judge 1 Dean Mills 3, Tyler Reynolds 0 Mark Hampton 3, Sam Samson 0 Daniel Nicholls 3, Ian Cunliffe 0 Lewis Venes 3, Martin Goodin 3 Mark Dyke 0, Richard Elms 2 Danny Coyle 3, John Glendining 3 Paul Price 1, David Heath 2 Matthew Dicken 3, Women’s ‘A’:- Emma Little 0 Sarah Roberts 3, Lauren Bloomfield 1 Debbie Loon 3, Melissa Stacey 0 Lisa Badger 3, Andrea Walker 3 Sophie Singh 0, Sandrine Valverde 1 Kath Jenkins 3, Jackie Holman 1 Gemma Barrett 3, Women’s ‘B’:- Kelly Westlake 1 Jacqueline Maiden 3, Janice Corn 0 Shannon Hall 3, Suzanne Campfield 1 Shellbie Simmons 3, Emma Martin 1 Heather Wright 3, June Stacey 0 Claire Hobbs 3, Sharon Charles 2 Samantha Maiden 3.
Week ten in the Sheldon and District Winter League saw premier division leaders Crown at Olton held to a 4-4 draw away to Mackadown Social who drop one place to third while Crown hold on to pole position with 18 points three more than Langley Hall Sports and Social who take over second place after their 6-2 home win over Pavilions. In division one another Crown, this time Crown Arrows lead the way and hold on to the number one spot despite losing 5-3 away to yet another Crown fifth placed Crown-Forget-me-Not. Crown Arrows now have just a two points lead over their nearest rivals Iron Horse Flights who have a game in hand and also a superior average. There was a somewhat surprising result for third in the table Willclare Sports and Social as they were held to a 4-4 draw at East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association who are third from bottom. With no result in for the Highwood Exiles versus Shirley RBL Misfits fixture a 4-4 draw by Ridgemere Social with Maggies has seen Ridgemere replace Misfits at the top of the table, both teams are on 15 points with Misfits having only eight results in as to Ridgemere’s nine. Highlight of the Ridgemere encounter was the perfect SIX darts game by S.Hoccum who broke with 160 and checked out on 141. Full Results:Week 9:Premier Division:- The Pirates 4 (M.Naylor 100, K.Green 105b, R.Lawrence 109b, P.Moran 120b) Mackadown Social 4 (N.Parsonage 140, S.Whatmore 100, D.Young 100,101b, L.Barberan 100,125, S.Edwards 100,121, M.Heaven 127, G.James 118,140, S.Kingdon 117), Langley Sports and Social Arrows 4 (M.Cooper 112b,135, P.Connolly 125, B.Nixon 120, R.Nixon 140, M.Harris 125) Highwood KB’s 4 (G.Thomas 2x112b, G.Pagett 100, N.Byrne 105), Pavilions 2 (B.Evans 100, R.Evans 100, R.Agar 140,100) Crown at Olton 6 (T.Randall 134, M.Wall 100, J.Sidwell 180, A.Hutchings 145, J.Jennings 121,100b,100, P.Yardley 120, P.Nunn 112b), The Lyndon 7 (R.Lucas 100,101b, P.Stephens 2x100b, D.Wright 117) Saltley Amateur Gardeners 1 (P.Webster 116f, A.Caddick 2x100), The Harvester 6 (S.Hicks 180, L.Hodges 2x140, S.Green 125, R.Glendall 116, N.Warner 112b,140) Castle Vale Residents 2 (G.Taylor 100,140, I.Lloyd 100, J.Burdett 120, A.Barber 121, R.Franks 120b,107, B.Cadby 109, T.Pedley 2x100, S.Bird 119,125), Division One:- George ‘V’ 3 (Stu Palmer 2x100, A.Edwards 140, C.Horsley 100, D.Horsley 100) Crown-Forget-Me-Not 5 (W.Griffiths 125, L.Barnsley 120, C.Kettlewell jnr 100, C.Kettlewell snr 100,105, D.Rawlings 120b, T.Colley 100), Crown Arrows 5 (R.Vann 100,120, K.White 112b, C.Vann 100, J.Masefield 100, D.White 3x100,102b) East Birminggham Allotment Holders Associatin 3 (D.Sudbury 112b,100, N.Davis 2x100), Willclare Sports and Social 5 (Matty Holt 140, D.Reid 100, B.Dixon 100, P.Wilcock 101,135, G.Ferguson 100, J.Allen 101) Sheldon Dukes 3 (S.O’Donnell 100, M.O’Donnell 103b, P.Sunner 111b, C.Cotter 121), Iron Horse 8 (A.Mayell 134,100, R.Earl 140,100, D.Mortiboys 100) Holy Souls 0 (T.Evans 108b,118, D.Heighway 100, D.Smith 100), Division Two:- Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights 6 (S.Harper 100, M.Mulryan 105, R.Brogan 105b) Highwood Exiles 2 (D.Gill 110, C.Harrison 140, M.Mitchell 140), Meadway Sports and Social 2 (A.Byrad 2x100, M.Shellis 125, M.Herrod 108) Ridgemere Social Flights 6 (P.Fielding 140, D.Lees 110, D.Jones 120,2x100, A.Phipps 100, L.Carter 100), Maggies 7 (B.Carter 100, N.Hall 2x100, S.Hoccom 120b,150) Small Heath Amateur Gardeners Flights 1 (L.Allwood 105b), Shirley RBL Misfits 4 (L.Clutterbuck 140,100, J.Boyle 101) Lyndon Old Boys 4 (C.Millward 115, D.Sheridan 2x100b,105b, L.Palmer 100, G.Wilson 100), Week 10:Premier Division:- Castle Vale Residents 3 (J Frost 120b, G.Taylor 100, J.Burdett 100,105, A.Barber 100, T.Pedley 136) The Pirates 5 (A.Cooksey 100,140, R.McDonough 180, M.Naylor 112b, K.Green 118, R.Lawrence 100,130, P.Moran 101b), Mackadown Social 4 (D.Young 120f,2x100, S.Edwards 2x100, M.Heaven 100,121, G.James 100) Crown at Olton 4 (J.Sidwell 101, A.Hutchings 120f,140, T.Randell 168,138, J.Jennings 160f,9 darts game,100,137, P.Yardley 180, P.Nunn 121), Saltley Amateur Gardeners 4 (R.Walton 118, A.Caddick 134,100, T.White 2x100b,127,8 darts game, J.Phipps 100) Highwood KB’s 4 (N.Wykes 111, G.Pagett 100,120b, N.Byrne 121,100, W.Cooper 112b), Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows 6 (B.Nixon 140, P.Connolly 101, R.Nixon 100b,100, L.Nixon 105, M.Cooper 125, M.Harris 100) Pavilions 2 (B.Evans 100,104, R.Richards 100, N.Robinson 100, K.Richards 116, M.Turner 101), The Harvester 2 (S.Hicks 100, J.Palmer 125, R.Palmer 100, N.Warner 2x100,109, I.Evans 140) The Lyndon 6 (R.Lucas 100,118, B.Collins 120, C.King 100, J.Buckingham 140,110b,9 darts game, P.Stephens 103,100, D.Wright 140,125), Division One:- Holy Souls 2 (C.harman 123, D.Heighway 124,100, T.Evans 100,158, D.Smith 100) Sheldon Dukes 6 (S.O’Donnell 100, M.O’Donnell 100,121, P.Sunner 2x100, C.Cotter 100,111b, M.Hicks 140), East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 4 (D.Sudbury 110b, B.Skinner 2x100, N.Davis 100) Willclare Sports and Social 4 (M.Tilley 105b, Matt Holt 140, D.Reid 100, C.Roberts 180), Crown-Forget-Me-Not 5 (L.Barnsley 100, S.Gardiner 101, W.Griffiths 2x100 ,C.Kettlewell jnr 121, D.Rawlings 105, A.Smith 105b, T.Colley 100b,2x100) Crown Arrows 3 (R.Vann 160b, K.White 100, L.Vann 148f, S.Sheppard 100,131,115, J.Masefield 180,110,100), Sheldon Marlborough Flights 6 (P.Seadon 140,104f, D.Humphries 100, L.O’Donnell 116b,135, M.Cox 123) George ‘V’ 2 (P.Carroll 125, A.Edwards 100, S.Palmer 101, A.Dews 105b, Stu Palmer 121), Division Two:- Lyndon Old Boys 8 (D.Sheridan 2x100, L.Palmer 100,104f, V.Evans 100) Greville 0 (R.Gwilliam 106, A.Hawkins 100,107), Meadway Sports and Social 7 (A.Byrad 120, B.Fenton 121) Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights 1 (S.Harper 120), Ridgemere Social 4 (A.Phipps 2x100) Maggies 4 (L.Allwood 105b, S.Hoccom 160b,141f,6 darts game,100), N.Hall 120b, B.Carter 100, S.Hall 100).
It was the semi finals of the Divisional Cups week in the South Birmingham League and in the division one game’s there were wins for the division’s top two sides as leaders Erdington Members Club won 6-3 against The Trident and with the same scoreline second in the table Mackadown Social beat Banbury Arrows. Leaders of division two, The Gate handed out a 7-2 defeat to The C’s while in the middle of the table clash between Banbury Flights and The Dog it was the former who got the close 5-4 verdict. Full Results:Divisional Cups:Semi Finals:Division One:- The Trident 3 (A.Cooksey 137,121,140, C.Walton 100, J.Lawton 100f, M.Naylor 2x100) Erdington Members Club 6 (J.Frost 100, M.McFall 112b,140, B.Cadby 121,140, R.Liggins 115), Banbury Arrows 3 (J.Moss 125,124,100, J.Gallagher 124,140, A.Luckman 100, W.Cooper 100, P.Moran 140,127) Mackadown Social 6 (N.Parsonage 122,112b,135,8 darts game, M.Heaven 100,104f,8 darts game, G.James 100,140,120b, M.Noonan 149b), Division Two:- Banbury Flights 5 (M.Tilley 100b,140, J.Phipps 121,100, D.Raven 106f) The Dog 4 (K.Ayre 100, M.Clayton 115,140), The Gate 7 (M.Watts 121, K.Russell 100, N.Groves 100b) The C's 2 (K.Geary 101b).
The Forest of Arden Winter League staged round two of their Pairs Cup which saw Highwood Arms and Highwood KB hand out massive 15-0 defeats to respective opponents Highwood Exiles and Crown Arrows. There was a 10-5 win for division two leaders Journeys End Flights against Greville Arrows but division one leaders Journeys End suffered a shock 8-7 defeat at the hand of the Ivy Leaf team who are third in the division one league table and some eight points behind Journeys End. Full Results:Pairs Cup:- Greville Arrows 5 (D.Ryecroft 2x100,104f, C.Burns 109, K.Duggan 140,100, D.Duggan 100,120,133) Journeys End Flights 10 (M.Tilley 4x100, S.Edwards 135,100, T.Steele 100, S.Kennedy 140,101f, J.Sidwell 121,100, A.Edwards 103,140,120,125, J.Phipps 100), Journeys End 7 (T.Constable 100, S.Whatmore 2x100, A.Howell 125,140, J.Jennings 140,2x100) Ivy Leaf 8 D.Masterton 140,100, B.Jelley 3x100, P.Ashford 2x100, D.Williams 121,100, A.Sheen 125,140, R.Jelley 120, G.Clinton 100), Crown Arrows 0 Highwood KB 15 (walkover), Highwood Exiles 0 Highwood Arms 15 (walkover).
In week fourteen of the Four Oaks and District League The Boat, leaders of division one had a bye and second placed Boldmere St Mike’s took full advantage to reduce the arrears to just two points by handing out a 9-0 whitewash to their hosts Pint Pot Flights. The top two teams will now square up to teach other in the final fixture of the season in what will effectively be a title decider. Golden Hind beat Old Oscott Arrows 6-3 and are in third place while Plough and Arrows with only their second win in thirteen games doubled their points tally with a 6-3 win against Old Oscott WMC. In the second division St Thomas’s Social Club lost the opening two matches of the season but have not lost since as they continued their run with a 7-2 success at Boldmere Tap to maintain their two points lead over The Boot who had a bye this week. Erdington Club in a local derby with Erdington Arrows had a close 5-4 win. W.Cadby hit his second 180 of the season for St Thomas’s Social Club. Full Results:Match 14:Division One:- Drakes Drum 6 (J.Clarke 102b,124,2x140, J.Mahon 100, R.Hasluck 100,140, K.Brown 100, A.Day 101b,116,110f,160b,2x100, D.Yates 107b,100) Bishop Vesey 3 (M.Norton 120b, N.Sammons 105,2x100, D.Walton 2x100, M.Hall 140,100, S.Holmes 100, J.Dempsey 125), Golden Hind 6 (G.Kimberley 105b,120b, J.Morris 140, J.Frost 131, T.O’Kereke 2x120b,2x100,140,123, D.Pickering 140,120, W.Naylor 2x100) Old Oscott Arrows 3 (D.Page 100, E.Atkins 2x100, M.Maher 100, M.Page 100, B.Hoare 139, M.Compton 105b,125,121,2x100, A.Lea 130,125), Plough and Arrows 6 (P.Robbins 100, I.Taylor 140, M.O’Driscoll 100b,115, W.Chin 2x100, N.Robbins 121f, A.Humphriss 120b,100, P.Smith 121) Old Oscott WMC 3 (J.Higgins 126f, N.Hawkley 100, A.Cole 123,140, M.Bowles 100, D.Munge 140), Pint Pot Flights 0 (R.Mercer 122,100, S.Robotham 140, M.Bagnall 2x100,140, B.Godfray 101b,122, M.Bruin 135) Boldmere St Mikes 9 (R.Hawker 130b,2x140,4x100,121,8 darts game, M.Ashton 100b,121,2x100,137,140, A.Kimberley 122b,133,100, S.Paling 2x100,140, M.Wild 100,135), Division Two:- Erdington Arrows 4 (J.West 140, R.Bazeley 100,140, M.Phillips 112b,3x100,103,8 darts game, M.Kenny 100,105, J.Cox 116) Erdington Club 5 (D.Jarvis 100, P.Willis 2x100,140, D.Hodge 100b,102, K.Shorthouse 2x100, M.Westmorland 100,128, L.Shorthouse 100), Boldmere Tap 2 (P.Bromley 100.122, D.Quirk 101b,100, A.Gough 121, D.Byrne 108b,100,126f, C.Hagans 100, S.Alexander 100,140) St Thomas’s Social Club 7 (J.Collins 142b,2x100,137,140, T.Kelly 100, W.Taylor 2x100, W.Cadby 100b,120b,180, A.Rose 100), The Duke 2 (G.Hinett 100, J.Boulstridge 100, G.Chamberlain 100) The Fox 7 (D.Perry 100, M.Willetts 140, M.Horacek 140), Red Lion 8 (B.Hughes 135,2x100, L.Bayliss 2x100, E.A.Birkett 111,100, D.G.Bond 136,100, K.Richardson 100) Rosey Mac’s 1 (R.Lloyd 125, A.Poole 100, E.Groves 134, D.Sargent 120,125), The Boat and The Boot had byes.
Hillyfields ‘B’ made it eight wins in as many games in the Kings Norton League when they won their home tie with Cotteridge Social 6-1 giving them a total of 16 points. Second placed West Heath had a close 4-3 win away to fourth in the table Stirchley United to put them on the same 16 points as the leaders but from nine games. Hillyfields ‘A’ like their ‘B’ team also won 6-1 in an away fixture at Billesley to put them on 12 points together with Stirchley United, both teams four adrift of the leading duo. Rubery Social are in fifth position and like the two Hillyfield teams also won 6-1 at home to Bear and Staff. Full Results:Week 9:- Hillyfields ‘B’ 6 (E.Simpson 3x100,2x140,161f,12 darts game, P.Blades 140, J.Hykin 100,122,2x180, V.Gould 3x100,103,140, J.Best 3x100,131,140, T.Hamilton 100, R.Mann 3x100,118, G.Dews 101) Cotteridge Social 1 (B.Faulkner 100, J.O'Neill 2x100,135, Matt Ivory 100,2x104, C.Harman 100, P.Taylor 2x100,135), Stirchley United 3 (T.Jeffs 100,140,121,125, T.Cullen 2x100, K.Mason 135,100, D.Collins 2x100,125,140, S.Riddick 100,180, M.Bathurst 137, C.Ryan 100,140) West heath 4 (S.Deeley 4x100,140, P.Hughes 100,125, C.Airey 5x100,139, T.Shipley 2x100,140, K.Hall 100, T.Corbett 4x100), Rubery Social 6 (S.Hodges 2x100,105,100f, J.Ford 100, J.Grainger 121, B.Heath 2x100,180) Bear and Staff 1 (K.Jukes 100, A.Underwood 3x100, C.Burke 100,101, D.Singleton 100, A.Yates 100), Billesley 1 (L.Jones 2x100, J.Eades 140,180, D.Jones 110,101, T.Elscey 100) Hillyfields ‘A’ 6 (John Fox 100, L.Fox 2x100, M.Poolton 3x100,125, M.Varley 122f, Joe Fox 140, K.Vaughan 3x100,109,117,120), Coldstream 2 (D.Butcher 100, P.Andrews 121, M.Ferriday 120, P.McCormack 117, B.Andrews 125) Grant Arms 5 (N.Kelly 2x100, S.Seery 100,122,140, G.Purnell 2x140,100, P.Smith 100,121, S.Campbell 121,140).
This coming Sunday (26th February) the Small Heath League will be holding their AGM at the Emerald Club, Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham, anyone interested in entering a team, old or new in the league for the forthcoming season should attend this meeting which will get underway at 11.00am.
The Small Heath League and the Gulp Charity Team played each other in a Bill Harvey Charity Match at the Emerald Club and the evening raised a fabulous £256.
The Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club Singles League is in its second week and of the thirteen starters only three of them remain with a 100% record. Dave Humphries heads the table adding 3-0 wins over Ian Genge and Alan Wale to give him a perfect eight points from his first four fixtures. Second placed Paul Sunner is also unbeaten taking his tally to four points from two games with a 3-0 win against Steve McCarthy. The other player to have won all of his games so far is Neil Rughani who after one game, in which he beat Marie Jenkins 3-0 is currently placed fourth. Full Results:Week 2:- Dave Howlett (140) 3 John Young (134) 0, Dave Humphries (116b,121,116,100) 3 Ian Genge (117) 0, Marie Jenkins (100) 0 Neal Rughani (3x100) 3, Paul Sunner (2x100) 3 Steve McCarthy 0, Ray Turner 2 Pete Jones 1, Alan Wale 0 Dave Humphries (3x100) 3, Dave Brown 1 John Young 2.
The Camp Hill League staged their Ladies Knockout and lifting the winners crown with a final success over Gloria Lightwood (Devil’s Club) was Danielle Whitmore from Wagon and Horses. Losing in the last four were Karen Dempsey (Wagon and Horses) and Jacqui Francis (Station Wagon). Full Results:Ladies Knockout:Losing Semi Finalists: Karen Dempsey (Wagon an Horses), Jacqui Francis (Station Wagon), Runner Up: Gloria Lightwood (Devils Club), Winner:- Danielle Whitmore (Wagon and Horses).
Ten Arches ‘B’ took their unbeaten run in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League to six games as they added the week’s biggest scoreline of 8-1 over Fox Inn (Lye) to their total to remain the only team in the 24 team league to have won all six of their games. Local rivals Ten Arches ‘A’ are second two points behind their ‘A’ team after winning 7-2 at Quarry Bank Conservative Club, then comes four more teams, Brickmakers Arms, Gate ‘B’, Bird (Stourbridge) and The Cross (Oldswinford) all on the same eight points as Ten Arches ‘A’. Full Results:Week 6:- The Bridge 8 Kingswinford Snooker Club 1, The Swan 3 Kingswinford Conservative Club 6, Brickmakers Arms 7 Cat Inn (Wordsley) 2, Bird (Stourbridge) 7 Church Tavern 2, Quarry Bank Conservative Club 2 Ten Arches ‘B’ 7, Gate ‘A’ 6 Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 3, Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 2 Gate ‘B’ 7, Ten Arches ‘A’ 8 Fox Inn (Lye) 1, Crestwood 5 Starving Rascal 4, Garibaldi 4 High Acres 5, Stourbridge RBL 6 Gigmill 3, The Cross (Oldswinford) 4 Bird (Wordsley) 5.
Riley’s Solihull staged their UK Open Qualifier which attracted in excess of 70 top players culminating in a nail biting nine legs thriller between Chris Stokes and Kevin Bambrick, the close 5-4 verdict eventually going to Bambrick. In the semi finals Bambrick beat Chris Mason 4-3 with both players hitting two maximums while Stokes booked his final place with a similar 4-3 win against Karl Reynolds with Stokes hitting two 180’s and Reynolds one. Full Results:Last Sixteen:- Mike McFall (2x180) 2 Chris Stokes 4, Mark Maughin 2 Simon Edwards 4, Chris Millward 4 Danny Humphries 1, Karl Reynolds 4 Richard Hosey 0, Alan Turnell 4 Steve Blewitt 3, Jack Gargan 0 Kevin Bambrick 4, Andy Hughes 4 Neil Steverton 2, Chris Blundy 0 Chris Mason 4, Quarter Finals:- Chris Stokes 4 Simon Edwards 3, Chris Millward 0 Karl Reynolds 4, Alan Turnell (180) 3 Kevin Bambrick 4, Andy Hughes 1 Chris Mason 4, Semi Finals:- Chris Stokes (2x180) 4 Karl Reynolds 0, Kevin Bambrick (2x180) 4 Chris Mason (2x180) 3, Final:- Chris Stokes 4 Kevin Bambrick 5.
With Queens Head having a bye this week in the Pip Club League Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) with a 7-2 win at Old Liberal have taken over pole position in the Master League, they have a better average than Queens Head and both teams have 18 points, Bulls Head though have played one game more than Queens Head. In the division one table the same two teams top the table with 8 points and have both played four games. In the second division Globe (Wilnecote) are top with 7 points from five games with Progressive Club, Royal Oak and Pip Club all on 4 points from four games. Full Results:Week 11:- Globe Trotters 5 Pip Club (Mark Hollyoake 180) 4, Old Liberal 2 Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth, Alex Tempest 180) 7, Wigginton Arms 3 Globe (Wilnecote) 6, Sports Bar ‘180’ (Paul Corfield 180) 2 Birchmoor Club 7, Winning Post (Andy Smith 180, Harold Crowley 100f) 7 Progressive Club (Duncan Campbell 111f) 2, Royal Oak 3 Belgrave Club 6.
8-1 wins for both Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club and Dudley Sports ‘B’ over respective opponents New Talbot and Limes Club has seen the two winning teams go to joint top of the Brierley Hill Monday Night League replacing Bulls Head (Netherton) who with a 6-3 win at Delph Bell lose the number one spot and drop to third place trailing the leading pair by just one leg of average. Apart from the leading three teams Mount Pleasant in fourth place are the only other team with a 100% win record their latest success being 5-4 at Roebuck. Full Results:Week 2:- Brewers Wharf 6 Lamp Tavern 3, Dudley Ex Servieman’s Club 8 New Talbot 1, Delph Bell 3 Bulls Head (Netherton) 6, Blue Brick 5 Brickmakers Arms 4, Pensnett Liberal Club 5 Portway 4, The Swan 6 Dudley Sports ‘A’ 3, Dudley Sports ‘B’ 8 Limes Club 1, Roebuck 4 Mount Pleasant 5.
It’s close at the top of the Brierley Hill Friday Night League with only average separating the top three teams, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ with a 7-0 win at The Bell lead the field with Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ second after a similar 7-0 win away to The Bridge (Kingswinford). Third placed Brickmakers Arms lost pole position after suffering their third defeat in nineteen games, a close but nevertheless telling 4-3 reversal at Britannia who are ninth in the table. Full Results:Week 19:- The Bridge (Kingswinford) 0 Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 7, Miners (Wollescote) 5 The Gate (Colley Gate) 2, The Bell 0 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ 7, Fox Inn (Lye) 4 Dudley Sports 3, Britannia 4 Brickmakers Arms 3, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 4 Samson and Lion 3, Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 7 Ten Arches 0.
A 7-0 win away to Hayes Social consolidates Dewdrop’s number one position in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League keeping them ahead of second placed Island Inn on average after they won 4-3 away to Merry-Go-Round. The leading pair are the only teams to have won all four games played so far. Third placed Wagon and Horses kept the top two within their sights with a 5-2 win against Ivy Bush. Full Results:Week 4:- Waggon and Horses 5 Ivy Bush 2, Old Hop Pole 5 Wonder 2, Merry-Go-Round 3 Island Inn 4, Horseley Tavern 2 New Talbot 5, Hayes Social 0 Dewdrop 7,The Vine 6 Court House 1.
Week two of the new Yeltz Bar Singles League sees the top four players Tommy Johnson, Richard Reed, Neil Steventon and Trevor Collier all on ten points and all of them winning their first two games 5-0. The latest fixtures saw Johnson, Reed, Steventon and Collier in turn beat Mark Adams, Vince Bayliss, Richard Swinden and Richard Barrett. Doug Richmond and Richard Hill also recorded 5-0 wins in their games against Adam Hill and Tony Duncan. Loz Slater hit the only maximum of the night in his 4-1 win over Richard Duncan. Full Results:Week 2:- Tommy Johnson 5 Mark Adams 0, Adam Hill 0 Doug Richmond 5, Steve Carey 2 Alister Duncan 3, Richard Duncan 1 Loz Slater 4, Tony Duncan 0 Richard Hill 5, Richard Reed 5 Vince Bayliss 0, Neil Steventon 5 Richard Swinden 0, Trevor Collier 5 Richard Barrett 0,
Woodside took their winning run in the Silver End Sunday Morning League to seven games and 21 points by handing out an 8-0 whitewash to their visitors High Acres who are still without a win in their seven games. Woodside have a four points lead over second in the table Dudley Sports ‘B’ who won their home tie with The Railway 6-2. The Bell were another team to win 7-0 as they accounted for Dudley Sports ‘A’ and as a result move up one place in the table to third taking over from Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club who were 5-3 winners against Pensnett Welfare Club, Bell and Ex Serviceman’s are both on 16 points. Full Results:Week 7:- Woodside 8 High Acres 0, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 5 Pensnett Welfare Club 3, The Bell 7 Dudley Sports ‘A’ 1, Portway 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 5, Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 2 The Bridge 6, Dudley Sports ‘B’ 6 The Railway 2, Old Star 5 Blue Brick 3.
With the top five teams winning and sixth placed Britannia having a bye in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League nothing has changed at the top of the table. Ten Arches ‘B’ were the only losers in the top seven teams, losing 7-0 at home to fourth in the table Ashwood ‘B’. Leaders Ashwood ‘A’ with only three games remaining need just one more win to secure the title as they have a six points lead over both Brickmakers Arms and Miners Welfare, Brickmakers still having four to play. Full Results:Game 29:- Fox Inn (Lye) 1 Ten Arches ‘A’ 6, High Acres 1 Brickmakers Arms 6, Crestwood 2 Miners Welfare Club 5, Ten Arches ‘B’ 0 Ashwood ‘B’ 7, Hare and Hounds 1 Wombourne Cricket Club 6, Dudley Sports 1 Gornal Conservative Club 6, Ashwood ‘A’ (M.Flatman 8 darts game) 7 Portway 0.
The Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League have got their new season underway and in division one of the singles league Bull with a 6-1 win over Penn Bowling were the biggest winners. In division two Dog and Partridge were also 6-1 winners in their game with Ukrainian Club. In the doubles leagues Boat and Bull were both 3-0 winners in turn against Jack’s Bar and Penn Bowling in division one, while in division two now fewer than six teams share the top spot with a 2-1 win. Full Results:Singles League:Division One:- Bull 6 Penn Bowling 1, Jack’s Bar 5 Boat 2, Pavilion 2 Wednesfield Conservative Club 5, Riley’s ‘B’ 2 Riley’s ‘C’ 5, Division Two:- Dog and Partridge 6 Ukrainian Club 1, Red Lion 2 Wednesfield Legion 5, Riley’s ‘D’ 3 Yale 4, Royal 5 Roebuck 2, Shed 5 Bird in Hand 2, Woodfield Social 5 Pendulum 2, Doubles League:Division One:- Bull 3 Penn Bowling 0, Jack’s Bar 0 Boat 3, Pavilion 1 Wednesfield Conservative Club 2, Riley’s ‘B’ 2 Riley’s ‘C’ 1, Division Two:- Dog and Partridge 2 Ukrainian Club 1, Red Lion 1 Wednesfield Legion 2, Riley’s ‘D’ 1 Yale 2, Royal 1 Roebuck 2, Shed 2 Bird in Hand 1, Woodfield Social 2 Pendulum 1.
After the first four games in the Halesowen Friday Night 501 Singles League just three legs of average separate the top three players. K.Harris is top, his latest win being 5-1 against J.Habernathy, R.Harris is second after a 4-2 success against P.Kelly and in third place is T.Johnson who with a 180 and 106 finish won 5-1 against N.Gale. Full Results:Match 3:- T.Johnson 4 M.Bayliss 2, P.Kelly 4 N.Gale 2, K.Dauncey 0 R.Harris 6, J.Habernathy 2 C.Kehoe 4, P.Stockwell 1 K.Harris (2x180) 5, D.Richmond 1 R.Hill (180) 5, A.Hill 1 J.Gale 5, D.McConomy 6 J.Hall 0, Match 4:- P.Kelly (102f) 2 R.Harris 4, K.Dauncey 4 C.Kehoe 2, J.Habernathy 1 K.Harris 5, P.Stockwell 1 R.Hill 5, J.Gale 5 D.Richmond 1, A.Hill (104f) 2 J.Hall (119f) 4, D.McConomy (13 darts game) 2 M.Bayliss 4, T.Johnson (180,106f) 5 N.Gale 1.
Churchills ‘A’ made it three successive wins in the Wednesbury and Darlaston Wednesday Night League when they won the local derby against Churchills ‘B’ 8-1 and with Black Horse losing their home game with English Oak 6-3 Churchills ‘A’ are now the only team in the league that are undefeated and have a two points lead at the top of the table over Black Horse in second place. The Nutan, English Oak and Red Lion are all on the same four points as Black Horse. Full Results:Week 4:- Churchills ‘A’ 8 Churchills ‘B’ 1, Black Horse 3 English Oak 6, Staffordshire Knot 5 Horse and Jockey 4.
A 6-1 home win over Sports Bar ‘180’ has given Fox and Dogs a five points lead over second in the table Wigginton Arms ‘B’ in the Tamworth League, Wigginton ‘B’ also winning 6-1 at home to Old Liberal House but they have played one game more than Fox and Dogs. Full Results:Match 8:- Fox and Dogs 6 Sports Bar ‘180’ 1, Wigginton ‘B’ 6 Old Liberal House 1, Players League:- Steve Taft (Sports Bar ‘180’) beat Wayne Hewins (Fox and Dogs), Keith Lane (Old Liberal House) beat Phil Picking (Wigginton ‘B’).

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