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

Darts News – A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Warwickshire’s trip north to take on Cheshire in their latest premier division BDO Inter County Championship  fixture ended in a narrow 19-17 defeat, which sees them drop one place in the table to fifth.
It was not a bad weekend for the ladies as the ‘B’ side won Saturday’s game 4-2 with Marion Conway winning the lady of the match award with a splendid average of 21.17 and the ‘A’ side finishing all square at 3-3, Trina Gulliver (20.88) once again taking the match award.
There were mixed fortunes for the men as the ‘B’ slumped to a 9-3 defeat, William Naylor their top man with a 26.43 average. However, the ‘A’ team wound up the weekend’s proceedings with a 7-5 victory, Rob Hawker’s 27.69 average taking the man of the match award.
Full Results):(Cheshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Charlie Burns 3 Noel Grant 4, Tony O’Shea 4 Tom Aldridge 0, Andy Cope 4 Mark Strong 0, Patrick Lynskey 2 Rob Hawker 4, Malcolm Barrow 2 Kevin Dowling 4, Bryn Suckley 4 Richard Foster 1, Dave Bird 2 Dave Harris 4, John Speed 0 Mark Westgarth 4, Peter Boughey 3 Dean Stewart 4, Shaun Walshe 4 Jamie Atkins 3, Simon Preston 3 Mark Carter 4, Michael Haynes 4 Jamie Hughes 3, Men’s ‘B’:- Robbie Arrowsmith 4 Dane Vickers 2, Tony Clark 2 Matthew Edgar 4, Mark Jodrill 4 Simon Power 0, Carl Dennel 4 Mark Archer 1, Stuart Kellett 4 Tom McGlone 2, Jeff Fisher 4 Carl Green 2, Nathan Aspinall 4 Prakash Jiwa 2, Chris Townsend 3 William Naylor 4, Paul Taylor 4 Luke Kennedy 2, John Warburton 4 Michael Spencer 3, Paul Phillips 4 Antony Allen 1, Paul McCrevey 2 Ashley Hykin 4, Women’s ‘A’:- Jane Stubbs 3 Angela Jones 2, Anastasia Dobromyslova 3 Denise Keyte 0, Rosalyne Davies 1 Sue Gulliver 3, Dawn Williams 0 Melanie Hill 3, Jill Jodrill 0 Trina Gulliver 3, Bev Martin 3 Donna Pinch 2, Women’s ‘B’:- Lyn Marsden 1 Wendy Adams 3, Dawn Corbett 1 Edwina Holdsworth 3, Gill O’Shea 0 Marian Conway 3, Jan Woodworth 3 Lisa Whitmore 0, Andrea Hunt 3 Nina Bolt 2, Heidi Williams 0 Caroline Pike 3.   
In the Four Oaks and District League The Beehive have drawn level on points with Sutton Sports at the top of division one inflicting on them their first defeat since the 29th October 2013, a close, but nevertheless vital 5-4 result for Beehive, who are the only unbeaten team in the division and have the advantage of a game in hand. Old Oscott Arrows, with a last gasp 2-1 win in the final game, which produced no fewer than nine scores of a ton or more, beat Golden Hind Arrows 5-4.
Boldmere Sports beat Pint Pot Flights 7-2 and Golden Hind won 6-3 at Old Oscott WMC to leave both teams tied at the top of division two. In an extremely close match Erdington Stars won the last two games 2-1 to beat Plough and Arrows 5-4.
With Anvil Nomads having a bye in division three The Fox grabbed the opportunity to go top of the division with a 7-2 win against Erdington Arrows aided by a 180 from A Jarvie. The only other maximum this week was supplied by Red Lion’s B.Hughes.
Full Results:Week 4:Division One:- Sutton Sports 4 (B.Linnecor 113b,100, M.Ashton 100,135,125, R.Hawker 137,2x100, S.Paling 100, A.Kimberley 120b,100b,2x100,137, L.Harris 140, M.Wild 117b,105b,121,2x100) The Beehive 5 (K.Reynolds  4x100, J.Prince 137,2x100,126,140, K.Deeley 121,120f, M.Partridge 100, W.Mynard 100, T.Reynolds 100, N.Clarke 100), Golden Hind Arrows 4 (M.Pearce 125, J.Clarke 108b,126,100,2x140, K.Lumby 112b,123,134, J.Mahon 120b,100, C.Turnbull 2x100) Old Oscott Arrows 5 (R.Hughes 115b, R.Kenyon 125, L.Jones 100, M.Maher 100, M.Page 102, M.Compton 140,120,100,121, A.Mountford 2x140,120,131,134,100), Brookvale Social 6 (S.Lysaght 138,100, J.Yates 3x100,140,125, W.Naylor 150b,107b,100,135,140, R.Kelly 100, J.Collins 2x140,134, M.Naylor 2x100, D.Munge 108b) Red Lion 3 (S.Andrews 105b,140,149f, D.G.Bond 120b,125, T.Colley 2x120b,100,170, B.Hughes 2x100,125,180, D.Vickers 3x100), Division Two:- Plough and Arrows 4 (N.Robbins 115b,135,2x100,125, J.Vickers 2x120b, P.Robbins 100, G.Baxter 112b, I.Taylor 100,137,2x140, A.Humphriss 140,107) Erdington Stars 5 (J.West 100, L.Shorthouse 100, K.Shorthouse 120b,2x100, R.Liggins 132, D.Murray 100b,2x140,100, D.A.Jarvis jnr 140), Old Oscott WMC 3 (N.Hawkley 100,120f, C.Hawkley 121, J.Higgins 157b, D.Parsons 4x100,140) Golden Hind 6 (A.O’Kereke 140,2x100, J.Dunn 2x100, D.Keatley 137,100, J.Morris jnr 100b, T.Keatley 118,105,100, G.Kimberley 105b,100,125, D.Pickering 120b,140), Boldmere Sports 7 (I.Lloyd 135,121, D.Savage 100, J.Frost 2x100, L.Barberan 120b,3x100,140, P.A.Seadon 2x100,109f, C.Packer 2x120b,111b,153,140,113,2x100) Pint Pot Flights 2 (M.Mills 118,100,125, R.Mercer 100, L.Clarke 100, M.Bruin 100,121), Division Three:- Erdington Arrows 2 (P.MacDonald 120b, J.Cox 100,140, M.Phillips 100, R.Bazeley 100, J.Stokes 100) The Fox 7 (R.Stanton 140, D.Perry 120b, M.Corfield 100, N.Napier 100, A.Jarvie 125,2x100,121,140,180), Bishop Vesey 6 (C.Sammons 2x100, D.Quirk 100, A.Nicholls 2x100, J.Dempsey 135)
Boldmere Oak 3 (P.Hawkeswood 100, D.Byrne 100, A.Small 140).
The Warwickshire Ladies Super League are four games into their new season and leading the table with six points are Cubbington ‘B, closely followed by Bishopsgate, who are also on six points. Nuneaton are placed third two points adrift of the leading duo.
Recording maximums so far are, Caroline Pike, Louise Graham, Wendy Adams, Natalie Gilbert and Kerry Bambridge. Melanie Hill leads the averages with 21.17 and the highest finish of 108 has been recorded by Denise Jakeman.
A 7-2 home win over Victoria Inn has taken Crown’s undefeated run to 30 games in the Rowley Monday Night League and although mathematically, with eight games remaining they can still be caught, realistically they have won the title as they are sixteen points ahead of second placed Springfield Social Club, who also won by 7-2 at Britannia Inn, the same margin by which third in the table Ex Serviceman’s Club won at home to Leones.
Full Results:- Allens Sports Bar 2 Whiteheath Tavern 7,Britannia Inn 2 Springfield Social Club 7, Crown 7 Victoria Inn 2, Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 Leones 2, Fairfield 5 Crown ‘B’ 4, Gate Hangs Well 5 Riddins Tavern 4, Hunting Tree 2 Ivy Bush ‘Z’ 7, Ivy Bush ‘A’ 7 Haden Cross 2, Plough and Harrow 3 The Bell 6, White Swan 2 Little Beech 7.
The Crown ‘A have finally got the result that confirmed they are champions of the Cradley Tuesday Night League. Playing away in the penultimate fixture of the season, an 8-1 win at Yeltz Bar gave Crown ‘A’ a total of 64 points their nearest rivals Chainmakers ’B’ failing to win their game as they went down 5-4 at home to third in the table Members Club to leave them four points adrift of the league winners.
Jason Lowe with one game to go has also clinched the player’s averages.
Full Results:- Chainmakers ‘B’ 4 Members Club 5, Roost ‘B’ 2 Netherton Sports and Social ‘B’ 7, Crown ‘B’ 8 Hawne Lane Tavern 1, Riddins Tavern 4 Jay’s Bar 5, Hasnury Inn 4 Wheatsheaf 5, Bulls Head 4 Gate (Colley Gate) 5, Yeltz Bar 1 Crown’A’ 8, Gate (Darby End) 6 Chainmakers ‘A’ 3.
Springfield Social Club made it seven wins in a row when they defeated The Bell 8-1 in the Netherton Thursday Night League and with Netherton Sports and Social Club (formerly Riddins Tavern) having a bye
extended their lead at the top of the table to three points. Netherton Sports and Social in turn have a three points lead over their nearest rivals Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club and Bulls Head, who both kept in touch with close 5-4 wins at home against respective opponents Pensnett and Bromley and Rose and Crown.
White Swan’s luck got no better as they lost 7-2 away to Chainmakers to leave them rooted at the foot of the table still seeking their first points of the season.
Full Results:- Springfield Social Club 8 The Bell 1, Brickmakers 6 Netherton Sports & Social 3, White Horse 4 Fairfield 5, Bulls Head 5 Rose and Crown 4, Chainmakers 7 White Swan 2, Dudley ExServiceman’s Club 5 Pensnett Memorial 4.
There were big wins for both of the top two teams in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League, leaders Ashwood having a 7-2 win away to The Fox (Lye), who are in the bottom three of the table and second placed Britannia went one better with an 8-1 success at home to bottom of the table Crestwood. Third placed Ten Arches are on the same 22 points as Britannia they won their home tie with New Inns 6-3 leaving them and Britannia two points behind Ashwood.
After the top three teams there is a huge gap of eight points, Bird (Wordsley) and Brickmakers both on 14 points but they have played one game fewer than the teams above them.
Full Results:- Church Tavern 4 Bird (Wordsley) 5, Shrubbery Cottage 1 Stourbridge RBL 8, Gigmill 3 Bird ‘A’ (Stourbridge) 6, Corn Exchange 4 Plough 5, Quarry Bank Conservative Club 3 Brickmakers 6, The Fox (Lye) 2 Ashwood 7, Kingswinford Conservative Club 4 The Cat (Wordsley) 5, Ten Arches 6 New Inns 3, Britannia 8 Crestwood 1.
Bulls Head ‘A’ consolidated their number one position in division one of the Pip Club League when they won 5-3 against Wilnecote Club, who drop from second to third in the table, three points off the top with four points. Taking over second spot is Birchmoor Club, who finished all square with their nearest rivals Tamworth Motor Spares to give them five points. At the other end of the table Bulls Head, Two Gates recorded their first win in three, a 5-3 success over Two Gates Club, who take over at the foot of the table.
In division two Sports Bar ‘180’ lost for the first time in four outings when they went down 11-5 at The Gate (Amington), not only losing the game but also pole position as they slipped to fourth position behind leaders J W Belgrave, second placed Pip Club and third The Gate (Amington), all four teams have six points, only average separates them.
Full Results:Division One:- Bulls Head (Two Gates) 5 Two Gates Club 3, Birchmoor Club 4 Tamworth Motor Spare 4, Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth, Billy Burnett 2x180, Phil Daulman 110f) Wilnecote Club 3 (Mick Chater 180), Division Two:- Globe ‘B’ 8 Progressive Club 8, Gate (Amington) 11 Sports Bar ‘180’ 5, JW Belgrave 10 Bulls Head ‘B’ (Polesworth) 6, Pip Club 9 Royal Oak 7, Old Liberal 6 Globe ‘A’ 10.
With Wagon and Horses having their fixture with The Lions postponed Gulp Tribe took their opportunity to move into the number one spot in the Small Heath League with a 6-3 home win over Mitre. Both Gulp and Wagon and Horses have now played and won four games, with average the difference between the two of them.
Sheldon Marlborough Flights were engaged in the battle of the "Flights” when they played hosts to Emerald Flights. After losing the opening three games the hosts rallied a little before the visitors went on to win 6-3.
At Cobs Bar the home side were in no mood to give Clock Inn their first victory of the season and ran out 6-3 winners.
Full Results:- Cobs Bar 6 (W.Johnson 100, R.Pike 136,100, A.Lattimer 100,140) Clock Inn 3 (E.Groves 100,114b, B.Swaine 114,100b, B.Griffiths 100, V.Verlander 117), Gulp Tribe 6 (M.O’Sullivan 100,150f,105b, M.Cooper 152,140, S.Moon 124) Mitre 3 (I.Jones 120b,101,100, P.Brown 100, L.Austin 2x100, A.Downes 100, J.Frost 121,100), Sheldon Marlborough Flights 3 (R.Turner 120b, M.Murrin 128,134) Emerald Flights 6 (J.Newbury 100, P.Webster 100,126,105, S.Sampson 115, A.Burbidge 120, T.Burbidge 140).
The Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League have played the first round of their singles knockout and winning through to the next round are, G.Morton, M.Rollinson, T.Bingham, W.Green, K.Rohland, D.Clark, C.Sparrow, M.Jones, S.Skidmore, K.Harris, S.Harris, R.Harris, D.Moss, B.Lewis, N.Fullwell, M.Garrington, S.Essom, L.Law, M.Hadley, A.Edgar, R.Pierce, M.Hall, B.Perry, M.Halliday, M.Westwood, C.Fox, A.Smith, D.Simpson, M.Flatman, T.Safe, G.Marson.
With fifth placed High Acres having a bye this week in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League, third placed Bulls Head (Netherton) were the only losers in the top ten teams. Playing away to already acclaimed champions Blue Brick ‘C’ Bulls Head returned on the wrong side of a 9-0 whitewash.
Second placed Dudley Sports ‘B’ won the local derby with their ‘A’ team 7-2, but remain a massive fourteen points adrift of Blue Brick ‘C’.
Full Results:- Blue Brick ‘C’ 9 Bulls Head (Netherton) 0, Griffin 4 Roebuck 5, Brickmakers 2 Rose and Crown (Brierley Hill) 7, Liberal Club 4 Bridge ‘B’ 5, Old Star ‘A’ 2 Blue Brick ‘B’ 7, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 2 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 7, Ivy House (Dudley) 7 Old Star ‘B’ 2, Bridge ‘A’ 7 Portway 2, Rose and Crown (Wordsley) 2 Tenth Lock 7, The Swan 5 Black Horse 4, Laurel 3 Dog and Lamppost 6.
The Brierley Hill Friday Night League were engaged with the second leg of their League Cup, Bridge ‘A’ repeated the 5-4 win from the first leg against Dudley Sports ‘B’ to go through to the final with a 10-8 result. The game between Miners (Wollescote) and Pensnett Welfare Club finished with a 7-2 win for the Miners in the first game and surprisingly the Welfare Club turned it around in the second leg to match the 7-2 win of their opponents to level the game at 9-9. To find a winner all of the players names were put into a hat, three
from each team were drawn out and they played to a result. The outcome was a 2-1 win for the Miners to book the place in the final.
Full Results:League Cup:Semi Finals:Second Leg:- Dudley Sports ‘B’ 4 Bridge ‘A’ 5, Pensnett Welfare Club 7 Miners (Wollescote) 2.
Two big wins for the top two teams in the Black Country Premier League, leaders Hasbury Monks winning 11-4 at Wynall Lane Warriors to give them a total of 20 points, and three points behind them are second
placed Blackheath Beechers, who won their home game with Gate R&R 12-0, Jason Lowe on top form for the home team with winning games of 12 and 14 darts, plus a 157 finish.
Full Results:- Blackheath Beechers 12 (Jason Lowe 12 & 14 darts games,157f) Gate R&R 0, Britannia Bulldogs 11 Wynall Lane Warriors 4, Round Oak Rebels 4 Hasbury Monks 11, Hounds of Wynall 1 Lyde Green Flights 12.
With the majority of teams having completed eight of their fixtures, Brandon lead the way in the Warwickshire Men’s Super League with 60 points. Coventry Bishopsgate provide Brandon’s biggest threat, they are just four points behind them and seven to the good on third in the table Birmingham Court Oak.
A 5-4 win at St John’s keeps Mackadown Social top of division one of the South Birmingham League, while second placed Punch Bowl suffered their first defeat of the campaign, a massive 8-1 loss at Crown-Forget-Me-Not, who move up one place to third.
In division two Coleshill Social made it four straight wins with a 6-3 success at Poachers Pocket, their nearest rivals Smithswood Social lost ground as they went down 6-3 at home to Trident, this was Smithswood’s first defeat.
Full Results:Division One:- St John’s 4 (A.Aston 140,120b, D.Kingdon 100, D.Clinton 100) Mackadown Social 5 (D.Round 100, M.Heaven 100,118, T.Comerford 100,120b, A.Caddick 105b, A.Sheen 107f, M.Noonan 120b,100, T.Mccrave 101b), Crown at Shard End 6 (A.Mayell 100, N.Parsonage 140, M.Mcfall 100,140, S.Hazlett 100, C.Horsely 2x100, J.Prince 100) Raven 3 (J.Evans 100, T.Rainsford 100, J.Green 100, R.Earl 140, K.J.Hollis 140), Crown Forget-Me-Not 8 (M.Birch 140, M.Anwar 100,121, J.Frost 100, L.Barberan 120b,2x100, B.Cadbury 100, W.Naylor 140,100,137) Punch Bowl 1 B.Evans 100b,2x100, K.White 140, R.Evans 100,125, D.White 100, K.Richards 100), Division Two:- Banbury Club 7 (J.Spink 122, L.Reece 133, B.Hoey 2x100,140) The Gate 2 (T.Barrs 116b,100,127,125, K.Russell 100, T.Molineux 100), The Dog 6 (S.O^Brien 100, P.Richards 140) Kingfisher 3 (K.Shergold 101), Poachers Pocket 3 (B.Salter 116,100, J.Green 100, R.Walker 100f) Coleshill Social 6 (P.Bryant 17b,118f,100, G.Jones 112b,100, B.Jones 100, S.Sweetman 100,135), Smithswood Social 3 (L.Hughes 2x100, M.Bailey 100, S.King 2x100, N.Hughes 100) Trident 6 (J.Buttle 100, S.Hipkiss 2x100, N.Groves 140, M.Naylor 2x100,140)
The Forest of Arden Winter League had the first round of their Presidents Cup on the fixture card and winning through to the next round were, Harvester, Riley’s Red Arrows, Greville Arrows, Highwood KB, Highwood ‘C’ and Crown at Olton.
Full Results:Presidents Cup:Round One:- Harvester 7 (S.Hughes 100b, S.Hicks 100, N.Hogan 100, S.Green 100,135, R.Palmer 100f, I.Evans 121, R.Palmer 2x100) Ivy Leaf 2 (T.Clinton 140,100,  B.Jelly 2x100), Riley’s Red Arrows 6 (L.Hodges 100, D.Flynn 100, N.Norris 100, A.Faulkes 100,140) Crown Arrows 3 (R.Perkins 100, K.Depper 101b, D.White 100, P.Carter 120b, R.Vann 100), Sheldon Heath Social Club Flights 3 (H.Hunt 115, C.Cotter 2x100, N.Parker 125, L.Allwood 100, T.Rochs 100) Greville Arrows 6 (C.Okey 135, H.Mcgladdon 121,100, A.D.Hawkins 100, K.Duggan 116, D.Duggan 4x100, M.A.Stawsfiod 100), Highwood KB 8 Greville Arms 1, Journeys End 2 (S.Whatmore 116b,103,103b, D.Kingdon 112,100, P.Shipley 2x100, A.Savage 100) Highwood ‘C’ 7 (P.Roscoe 2x100,120b, T.Comerford 121,120b, T.Arrowsmith 135,125,140,135f,180, J.King 100b, R.Living 122b, S.Page 134), Crown at Olton 6 (J.Sidwell 125, D.Duncan 120b,100b, B.Nixon 2x100,120b, T.Steele 100,140, K.Attwood 100, C.John 124) Iron Horse 3 (J.Evans 101,112b, D.Kinbey 2x100, J.Green 139, T.Rainsford 120b, R.Parry 140,2x100, F.Ensell 100), Late League Results:Division Two:- Sheldon Heath Social Club Flights 5 (T.Roche 100, M.Gray 123) New Inns 4, Highwood KB 8 Highwood Exiles 1.
After four games have been played in the Tamworth League Old Liberal House lead the way on 31 points, with Belgrave Club second with 29. Third placed Dolphin ‘A’ are a further one points behind with 28 from only three games and fourth in the table Fox and Dogs, last season’s undefeated champions in 22 games are on 27 points and like Dolphin ‘A’ have played just three games.
Full Results:Match 3:- Sports Bar ‘180’ 7 Dolphin ‘B’ 0, Dolphin ‘A’ 6 Globe Inn 1, Belgrave Club 5 Three Tuns ‘A’ (Fazeley) 2, Mile Oak Rovers 2 Old Liberal House 5, Fox and Dogs 5 Wigginton 2, Three Tuns ‘B’ (Fazeley) 2 Sports Bar 5, Players League:- Terry Molineux (Sports Bar ‘180’) beat John Lewin (Dolphin ‘B’), Ian Turner (Dolphin ‘A’) beat Ian Grylls (Globe Inn), Adam Williams (Belgrave Club) beat Susie Leek (Three Tuns ‘A’, Fazeley), Jonathon Bagley (Old Liberal House) beat Debbie Tallis (Mile Oak Rovers), Martin Edwards (Fox and Dogs) beat Andy Brennan (Wigginton), Rob Taft (Sports Bar) beat Lyn Hardwick (Three Tuns ‘B’, Fazeley), Match 4:- Dolphin ‘B’ 4 Globe Inn 3, Three Tuns ‘A’ (Fazeley) 5 Sports Bar ‘180’ 2, Old Liberal House 4 Belgrave Club 3, Longwood 5 Wigginton 2, Sports Bar 4 Mile Oak Rovers 3, Fox and Dogs 7 Three Tuns ‘B’ (Fazeley) 0, Players League:- John Lewin (Dolphin ‘B’) beat Ian Grylls (Globe Inn), Terry Molineux (Sports Bar ‘180’) beat Susie Leek (Three Tuns ‘A’, Fazeley), Adam Williams (Belgrave Club) beat Jonathon Bagley (Old Liberal House), Mark De Leon (Longwood) beat Andy Brennan (Wigginton), Rob Taft (Sports Bar) beat Debbie Tallis (Mile Oak Rovers), Martin Edwards (Fox and Dogs) beat Lyn Hardwick (Three Tuns ‘B’, Fazeley).
The charity raising events for young Vinnie Whitehead culminated in a night of eight previously qualifying players taking on professionals Ronny Huybrechts, Kim Huybrechts and Rowby John Rodriguez at St John’s Club, Smiths Wood and what a fantastic night it turned out to be with a further £400 added to the coffers to take the grand total to £2170. The amount guarantees that Vinnie, who suffers from Menkes Disease will get the sensory lighting he so desperately requires.
Organiser Sue Kingdon offered thanks to MC John Fowler, Dave Kingdon, Charlie Kingdon, Mac Elkin, Dennis Stokes and Gill Poole plus the professional players, who together made it all possible.

By courtesy of the Birmingham Evening Mail

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