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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 penultimate fixture in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships was an away game against bottom of the table Essex. There were mixed fortunes for Saturday’s ‘B’ teams as the ladies chalked up a 4-2 win with Nina Bolt taking the match award with her 18.54 average while the men were not so fortunate as they slipped to a narrow 7-5 defeat with their top player being Mark Carter (27.39). The ladies ‘A’ are still without a win so far this season and in the eight games played have drawn four and lost four, this latest fixture seeing them end all square once again, Natalie Gilbert taking her third consecutive match award with a 21.78 average. Jamie Hughes with a 29.91 average took the men’s ‘A’ award as they recorded a 7-5 win to put the overall result at 19-17 to Warwickshire which has seen them move up the table from fifth to third with just one remaining fixture. Full Results:Premier Division:Essex v Warwickshire (17-19): (Essex names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Daniel Day 4 Nigel Heydon 1, Robert Turner 0 Mark Westgarth 4, Darren Peetoom 4 Simon Power 3, Steve Johnson 4 William Naylor 2, Paul Marsh 0 Jamie Hughes 4, Phil Halls 2 Rob Hawker 4, Wayne Bloomfield 4 Noel Grant 1, Barry Lynn 3 Dean Stewart 4, Tony Osborne 1 Antony Allen 4, Paul Barham 0 Tom Aldridge 4, Alan Collins 1 Anthony West 4, Wayne Gleed 4 Richard Foster 0, Men’s ‘B’:- Mick McCombe 3 Ian Shaw 4, Craig Vickers 4 Simon Fairbrother 2, Richie Howson 4 Anthony West 1, Matthew Garrett 4 Tom Ryan 1, Lennie Holmes 4 Tom McGlone 1, Malcolm Clark 2 Graham Hall 4, Eddie Gosling 3 Carl Green 4, John Costigan 4 James Hykin 1, Andy Kateley 4 Mangal Singh 2, Tommy Wilson 3 Charlie Symons 4, Bryan Margerison 1 Mark Carter 4, Shaun Walsh 4 Mark Strong 2, Women’s ‘A’:- Stacey Ellis 3 Trina Gulliver 2, Rebecca Farmer 1 Melanie Hill 3, Wendy Reader 1 Sue Gulliver 3, Sue Baker 3 Kerry Bambridge 0, Leanne Peetoom 0 Natalie Gilbert 3, Donna Gleed 3 Nina Bolt 0, Women’s ‘B’:- Nicky Bradley 1 Nina Bolt 3, Pauline Donat 2 Chloe McKivett 3, Dawn Kennedy 2 Donna Pinch 3, Lynn Kelly 2 Angela Jones 3, Steph Hewson 3 Wendy Adams 1, Karen Breen 3 Marian Conway 0.
In division one of the BDO Inter County Championships West Midlands played away against County Durham, a fixture which saw them win three of the four games and draw the other. There was success for both the ‘B’ teams as the ladies won 4-2 and the men 7-5 with Shannon Hall (16.26) taking the ladies award while the men’s best average of 27.83 was shared by both Neil Pointon and Mark Craddock. The ladies ‘A’ finished all square at three each Sarah Roberts chalking up her fourth award of the season with her 23.48 average. An 8-4 win for the men’s ‘A’ made it six wins in eight games, Scott Baker their top man with a 28.15 average. The win sees West Midlands hold on to their second place in the table eighteen points behind leaders Hampshire and only one ahead of third placed London who they play in their final game of the season, the match now vital to both teams as the winners will join Hampshire in promotion to the premier division. Full Results:Division One:County Durham v West Midlands (14-22): (County Durham names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Leo Middleton 4 Gavin Baker 2, Keith Gowland 2 Scott Baker 4, Paddy Lenagh 0 Glen McGrandle 4, Craig Anderson 4 Sam Guest 2, Paul Clark 2 Ian Jones 4, Davy Gill 2 Ashe Khayat 4, Raymond Foreman 4 Jonathan Platt 0, Kevin Naunton 2 Gareth Watts 4, Ian Adamson 2 Daniel Nicholls 4, John Dalton 4 John Morris 2, Carl Hamilton 1 Shaun Carroll 4, Steve Hayers 2 Nick Fullwell 4, Men’s ‘B’:- David Price 3 Marl Allen-Watkiss 0, Lee Wright 3 Danny Coyle 1, Paul Johnson 0 Neil Pointon 3, Robert Howe 3 Mark Rollinson 2, Martin Farmer 2 Matthew Dicken 3, Gary Miller 0 Mark Craddock 3, Robert Douthwaite 3 Dean Mills 1, Stephen Annan 1 Daniel Nicholls 3, Gerry Hall 0 Michael Baker 3, Dean Scott 2 Paul Price 3, John Teal 3 Mark Hampton 2, Darren Melderis 0 Paul Wells 3, Women’s ‘A’:- Linda Ithurralde 2 Lisa Badger 3, Angela McDonald 3 Kath Jenkins 0, Jennifer Summerson 3 Sophie Singh 2, Margaret Stewart 1 Gemma Barrett 3, Allison Wells 0 Sarah Roberts 3, Clare Stewart 3 Debbie Loon 1, Women’s ‘B’:- Karrol Dagga 3 Kim Fellows 2, Sandra Cairns 1 Shellbie Simmons 3, Liz Tait 0 Heather Wright 3, Tania Weldon 1 Shannon Hall 3, Dawn Winn 3 Elizabeth Arnold 0, Sharon Storey 1 Jacqueline Maiden 3.
The South Birmingham League played off the finals of their Divisional Cup and in the division one playoff the two top teams in the division squared up to each other with leaders Erdington Members Club beating second placed Mackadown Social 5-4 in a very close game. Division two leaders The Gate were also successful as they won the title with a 6-3 result against Banbury Flights. [caption id="attachment_19123" align="aligncenter" width="640"]South Birmingham League, Erdington Members Club, Division One Cup Winner, Red Dragon Darts Winners, Erdington Members Club[/caption] Full Results:Divisional Cups:Division One:Final:- Erdington Members Club 5 (M.McFall 140,9 darts game, J.Frost 120b,140, M.Birch 103b,100, C.Millward 117, L.Barberan 100, J.Liggins 112b, M.Anwar 105b) Mackadown Social 4 (N.Parsonage 160b,126,139, D.Young 100b, A.Caddick 100, M.Heaven 125, A.Savage 3x100), Division Two:Final:- The Gate 6 (T.Barrs 136, M.Watts 133, T.Moulineux 100, K.Groves 137,154b,107) Banbury Flights 3 (M.Tilley 2x100, J.Carter 113, J.Phipps 140, G.Davidson 100).
The Four Oaks and District League had their K & B Installations sponsored Derek Masters Singles Knockout on the agenda which was held at the Red Lion, Erdington and turned out to be a high scoring night of darts. In the preliminary round M.Corfield (The Fox) hit a maximum and W.Naylor (Golden Hind) recorded the first of his two 180's, plus there were eight darts games from J.Kavanagh (Boldmere St Mikes) and M.Partridge (The Boat). In the second round R.Hawker (Boldmere St Mikes) hit a maximum and N.Clarke (The Boat) hit the first of his two 180's, Hawker beating team mate M.Ashton 2-0 in the quarter-finals and S.Paling (Boldmere St Mikes) with a 2-1 result against D.G.Bond joined Hawker, Naylor and Clarke in the last four. The first semi final saw R.Hawker win 2-1 against S.Paling, Hawker dropping his first leg of the night and in the second semi N.Clarke lost 2-0 to W.Naylor, Clarke hitting his second maximum. Despite hitting his second maximum of the night W.Naylot lost the final 3-1 to R.Hawker, last season’s losing finalist. Full Results:Derek Masters Singles Knockout:Quarter Finals:- D.G.Bond(100b,100) 1 S.Paling (120b) 2, M.Ashton 0 R.Hawker (2x100b) 2, W.Naylor (100,121) 2 M.Horacek 0, N.Clarke 2 M.Norton (2x100) 0, Semi Finals:- S.Paling (160b,100) 1 R.Hawker (160b) 2, W.Naylor (120b,140) 2 N.Clarke (180) 0, Final:- W.Naylor (152b,100,180) 1 R.Hawker (2x140,150) 3.
Mark Gwalchmai has replaced Chris Thomas in pole position in the Shirley Red Lion Premier League. Gwalchmai remains unbeaten after twelve games his latest fixtures seeing him draw 2-2 with Mick Bown then winning 4-0 against Nick Walker to give him a total of 37 points one more than Thomas who after beating Steve Sidwell 3-1 was held to a 2-2 draw by Mick Bown. In his 3-1 win over Tony Daly Jack Sidwell for the third consecutive week recorded a 160 break, while the highest finish of the night went to Lee Harris who after breaking with 152 checked out on 130 for a ten darts game in his 4-0 win over Chris John, Full Results:Week 6:- Dave Heighway 0 Lee Harris 4, Tim Lowe 0 Tony Daly (120b) 4, Chris Thomas (128f) 3 Steve Sidwell 1, Jack Sidwell 3 Chris Devlin 1, Andy Thomas 2 Tom Bent 2, Chris Thomas snr 3 Mark Cater 1, Mike Forsyth 2 Ken Hopton 2, Mick Bown 2 Mark Gwalchmai (112b) 2, Dave Heighway 2 Chris John 2, Luke Coles 0 Andy Hoy 4, Mikey Harris 2 Adam Stuart 2, Nick Walker 2 Craig Johnson 2, Pete Silver 3 Lee Holtham 1, Tony Daly 1 Jack Sidwell (160b) 3, Lee Harris (152b,130f,10 darts game) 4 Chris John 0, Mark Gwalchmai 4 Nick Walker 0, Chris Thomas 2 Mick Bown 2, Tom Bent 4 Chris Thomas snr 0, Chris Devlin 1 Steve Sidwell 3, Luke Coles 2 Lee Holtham 2, Tim Lowe 0 Mikey Harris 4, Mark Cater 1 Tom Bent 3, Ken Hopton (120b) 3 Craig Johnson 1, Adam Stuart 2 Pete Silver 2, Andy Hoy (10 darts game) 1 Andy Thomas 3, Mike Forsyth 1 Lee Holtham 3, Steve Sidwell 2 Tony Daly (180) 2, Nick Walker 1 Dave Heighway 3, Adam Stuart (130f) 4 Chris Devlin 0, Lee Harris (9 darts game) 4 Chris Thomas snr 0, Tim Lowe 2 Lee Holtham 2, Mike Forsyth 1 Chris Devlin, Mike Forsyth 0 Dave Heighway (2x120b) 4.
Week four of the Winmau Centre Monday Night League saw big wins for the top two teams as leaders Just The Tip beat Full Monty 39-9 and their nearest rivals The Untouchables reduced the arrears to ten points with a huge 47-1 win against Unleashed Warrior to put them on 137 points. What’s The Point take over from Utter Nutters in third place following their 40-8 win against Oche Dokie to give them 110 points and although some 37 points off the top they do have a game in hand. Full Results:Week 4:- The Untouchables (Andy Busby 180, Chris Marshall 138f) 47 Unleashed Warrior 1, Full Monty 9 Just The Tip (Jimmy Handley 180, Gemma Barrett 180) 39, What’s The Point (Simon Ward 3x180) 40 Oche Dokie (Paul Simmons 180) 8, Keep It In The Family 14 Utter Nutters 34.
It was League Pairs Cup semi final week in the Forest of Arden Winter League the all division one game producing the biggest shock as next to bottom of the table Ivy Leaf won 10-5 against second in the table Highwood KB. In the all division two clash leaders Journeys End Flights had a convincing 13-2 win over second in the table Highwood Arms Full Results:Pairs Cup:Semi Finals:- Journeys End Flights 13 legs (M.Tilley 140,125, S.Edwards 4x100,118,123,140,121,137, T.Steele 121,140, S.Kennedy 108,100,140,121, D.Duncan 140, A.Edwards 117) Highwood Arms 2 legs (K.Hull 100, N.Warner 5x100, N.Walker 100, B.Anderton 2x100), Ivy Leaf 10 legs (G.Clinton 100, B.Jelle 122, R.Jelley 100, R.Lawrec 2x100, D.Field 3x100) Highwood KB 5 legs (W.Cooper 100, T.Walton 100, A.Cooke 100).
Its close at the top of the Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club Singles League as Dave Howlett with 3-0 wins over Martin Cox and Neal Rughani leads the field with 32 points from 14 games and is closely followed by Dave Humphries and Paul Sunner, both on 30 points from 13 games. Humphries after losing 2-1 to Neal Rughani recovered to beat Paul Brown 3-0 while Sunner had 3-0 wins over John Young and Ian Genge. Full Results:Match 14:- Alan Wale (100,100b) 2 Steve McCarthy 1, Brian Farmer 0 Pete Jones 3, Dave Brown (123) 3 Marie Jenkins 0, Dave Howlett (180,137,100) 3 Martin Cox 0, Dave Humphries (104,100) 1 Neal Rughani (134f) 2, Ian Genge 0 Paul Brown (139,121) 3, John Young (100) 0 Paul Sunner (121,2x100,11 darts game) 3, Brian Farmer 0 Marie Jenkins 3, Dave Brown 0 Martin Cox (120b) 3, Dave Howlett (112b) 3 Neal Rughani 0, Dave Humphries (2x100) 3 Paul Brown (2x100,112b) 0, Ian Genge (108) 0 Paul Sunner 3, John Young 1 Ray Turner (140,100) 2.
The Camp Hill League are five weeks into their new season and just one leg of average separates the top two teams Holy Gulp and Cotterills Lane Club. Holy Gulp won their latest home tie with New Inn 5-2, Cotterills Lane reducing the deficit to one point when they went one better with a 6-1 success against Eagle and Ball Full Results:Week 5:- Cotterills Lane Club 6 Eagle and Ball 1, Holy Gulp 5 New Inn 2, Wagon and Horses 4 Devil’s Club 3, Emerald Club 6 Station Wagon 1, Tyseley WMC 2 Hay Mills Social Club Lions 5.
The top three teams in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League all recorded wins in week nine but fourth placed Dudley Sports ‘B’ lost ground as they went down 6-3 away to ninth in the table Blue Brick and as a result Dudley drop two places to sixth. Top of the table Bulls Head (Netherton) won 6-3 at Brickmakers Arms who drop two places to eighth while second placed Mount Pleasant kept on the same 16 points as Bulls Head with a 7-2 win over New Talbot. Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club in third place are two points behind the leading duo after their 6-3 away win over Pensnett Liberal Club. Full Results:Week 9:- Dudley Sports ‘A’ 6 Limes Club 3, Portway 6 Lamp Tavern 3, Mount Pleasant 7 New Talbot 2, Brickmakers Arms 3 Bulls Head (Netherton) 6, Blur Brick 6 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 3, Roebuck 2 Delph Bell 7, Pensnett Liberal Club 3 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 6, The Swan 6 Brewers Wharf 3.
Ten Arches ‘B’ suffered a setback to their title aspirations in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League when they lost 5-4 away to High Acres who after their win move up three places to tenth while Ten Arches ‘B’ drop from second to joint third with Brickmakers Arms who won 6-3 at Crestwood. No such problem for Ten Arches ‘A’ who won their fixture against Bird (Stourbridge) 9-0 to keep them two points ahead of Gate ‘B’ who take over the number two spot from Ten Arches ‘B’ after an 8-1 win at Fox Inn (Lye). Full Results:Week 12:- Gate ‘A’ 1 The Bridge 8, Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 2 Quarry Bank Conservative Club 7, Ten Arches ‘A’ 9 Bird (Stourbridge) 0, Crestwood 3 Brickmakers Arms 6, Garibaldi 4 The Swan 5, Stourbridge RBL 7 Kingswinford Snooker Club 2, The Cross (Oldswinford) 6 Kingswinford Conservative Club 3, Bird (Wordsley) 9 Old Cat Inn (Wordsley) 0, Gigmill 3 Church Tavern 6, High Acres 5 Ten Arches ‘B’ 4, Starving Rascal 2 Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 7, Fox Inn (Lye) 1 Gate ‘B’ 8.
Week fourteen fixtures in the Kings Norton League matched the top two teams Hillyfields ‘B’ and West Heath, the game being played on West Heath’s board. The impressive 6-1 result went to leaders Hillyfields ‘B’ to put them four points ahead of their rivals on 28 points. Another vital clash was that between Rubbery RBL and Stirchley United. Prior to the game Rubery were fourth and Stirchey third and with a 4-3 win for Stichley they consolidated their third place with 20 points while Stirchley go to joint fifth with Hillyfields ‘A’ who won their home game against Coldstream 6-1. E57 move up into fourth place on the same 20 points as Stirchley United after their 4-3 home win over Grant Arms. Full Results:Week 14:- Bear and Staff 2 (C.Burke 100,115, M.Malone 123, B.Crumpton 100, N.Harris 140, C.Crumpton 100,140) The Coppice 5 (D.Hill 3x100,140, C.Heath 100,180, D.Hodges 100,121, M.Mooney 100,121, A.Coyle 2x100), Cotteridge Social 5 (A.Faulkner 2x100,2x140, B.Faulkner 140, P.Taylor 100,134,140, Matt Ivory 5x100, S.Brookes 134, C.Harman 100) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 2 (K.Gater 2x100,123, D.Bloomer 100, M.Bloomer 116,140, Peter Corbett 100,125, S.Brown 3x100), West Heath 1 (P.Hughes 100,123, M.Fletcher 100,121,140, C.Airey 100,112f, A.Sutton 101,123,125,135, T.Corbett 6x100, W.Webb 100,140, K.Hall 2x100,3x140,180) Hillyfields ‘B’ 6 (E.Simpson 2x100,125, D.Bourne 4x100,140, J.Hykin 100,121,140, V.Gould 4x100,123,140, J.Best 2x100,137,2x140, T.Hamilton 5x100, P.Blades 3x100,2x140,15 darts game, G.Dews 100, R.Mann 3x100), E57 4 (J.Good 3x100,104f,140, D.Logan 100, B.Morgan 3x100,121, N.Porter 2x100,134, T.Roberts 100, J.Calt 2x100,121, D.Davenport 100, L.Brotherton 100, S.Nolan 100, M.Ellis 100, A.Rickard 180) Grant Arms 3 (N.Kelly 100, S.Seery 100,135, G.Purnell 2x100, Donna Campbell 121, S.Campbell 101, V.Walton 125, J.Bennet 100), Rubery RBL 3 (B.Heath 2x100,140, S.Hodges 100,140, P.Medlicott 100, J.Grainger 2x100, S.Jaques 2x100, J.Ford 2x100,101,140) Stirchley United 4 (T.Jeffs 123, T.Cullen 100, S.Riddick 100, B.Thomas 100,125,132, D.Collins 100,140,124f, C.Ryan 100,110,115), Hillyfields ‘A’ 6 (L.Fox 3x100,140, M.Varley 2x100,132, A.Harvey 100,2x140, K.Vaughan 3x100, A.Vaughan 140,180, Joe Fox 2x100, D.Short 2x100) Coldstream 1 (D.Parish 2x100, M.Bennet 3x100, S.Ager 3x100, P.Andrews 121,135, B.Andrews 123), Toby Jug Flights 4 Billesley 0 (walkover).
Quite a few shock results in week 24 of the Brierley Hill Friday Night League, leaders Brickmakers Arms not amongst the shocks as they won 6-1 at The Gate (Colley Gate) but Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ who were second drop to third following their 4-3 home defeat by Samson and Lion who seventh in the table. Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A take over the number two place after a 6-1 home win over Britannia, but no such joy for Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ in fourth place as they went down 4-3 away to Dudley Sports who move up one place to ninth. Fifth in the table Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ were another top five team to lose, 5-2 away to eighth placed The Bell. After all the surprising result and with just two more fixtures to play leaders Brickmakers now have a four points lead over the rest of the field. Full Results:Week 24:- Miners (Wollescote) 4 The Bridge (Kingswinford) 3, The Bell 5 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 2 Dudley Sports 4 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 3, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ 6 Britannia 1, The Gate (Colley Gate) 1 Brickmakers Arms 6,Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 3 Samson and Lion 4, Ten Arches 2 Fox Inn (Lye) 5.
The Netherton Thursday Night League got their new season underway and the biggest winners in the curtain raiser were Fairfield who beat The Crown 8-1, Townsend Club were not far behind with their 6-3 home win over Hill and Cakemore while both Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club and The Bell in turn won 5-4 against Riddins Tavern and White Horse. Full Results:Week 1:- Townsend Club 6 Hill and Cakemore 3, Fairfield 8 The Crown 1, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 5 Riddins Tavern 4, White Horse 4 The Bell 5, Bulls Head had a bye.
As the Silver End Sunday Morning League reached the halfway stage leaders Woodside with a 6-2 win at Old Star took their unbeaten run to thirteen games and their lead to eight points over second in the table Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ who were held to a 4-4 draw away to middle of the table The Bridge Full Results:Week 13:- Bridge.4 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4, Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 3 Bell 5, Portway.5 Glasscutters 3, Dudley Sports ‘B’ 5 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 3, Old Star 2 Woodside 6, Blue Brick 3 Pensnett Welfare Club 5, Railway 4 Dudley Sports ‘A’ 4.
Week seven of the Yeltz Bar Tuesday Night 501 Singles League saw joint league leaders Tommy Johnson and Neil Steventon run out 5-0 winners against respective opponents Vince Bayliss and Richard Duncan to continue their fine starts to the season with seven wins in as many games. Third in the table Richard Reed was also a 5-0 winner in his game with Tony Duncan to leave him on 27 points, three adrift of the leading duo but with a game in hand. One surprising result was that of the 3-2 win by Doug Richmond over possible league contender Loz Slater. Full Results:Week 7:- Tommy Johnson 5 Vince Bayliss 0, Adam Hill 3 Richard Swinden 2, Steve Carey 3 Trevor Collier 2, Richard Duncan 0 Neil Steventon 5, Tony Duncan 0 Richard Reed 5, Richard Hill 4 Mark Adams 1, Loz Slater 2 Doug Richmond 3, Alister Duncan 4 Richard Barrett 1.
It’s neck and neck in the Bilston and District League with the top two teams adding more wins to their totals in both the 301 and 501 leagues and it’s the same two teams that are first and second in the two leagues. The Nutan took their points tally to 48 in the 301 league with a 7-0 win over Red Lion while their rivals in second place Tilted Barrel won 6-1 against Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ to put them on 42 points, six short of Nutan but with a game in hand. In the 501 league Nutan again handed a whitewash to their visitors Red Lion winning 3-0 to give them once again 48 points, Tilted Barrel also won 3-0 against Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ to give them the same 48 points but from one game fewer than Nutan. Full Results:Week 25:301 League:- 44 Club 4 Travellers Rest 3, Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 2 Tilted Barrel 5, Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 3 Bilston Conservative Club ‘C’ 4, Darlaston Conservative Club 1 Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 6, Lanesfield RBL 2 The Nutan 5, 501 League:- 44 Club 2 Travellers Rest 1, Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 1 Tilted Barrel 2, Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 3 Bilston Conservative Club ‘C’ 0, Darlaston Conservative Club 0 Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 3, Lanesfield RBL 1 The Nutan 2, Week 26:301 League:- Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 5 Lanesfield RBL 2, Bilston Conservative Club ‘C’ 2 Darlaston Conservative Club 5, The Nutan 7 Red Lion 0, Orange Tree 3 Rocket Pool 4, Tilted Barrel 6 Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 1, Travellers Rest 3 Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 4, Triangle Snooker Club 1 44 Club 6, 501 League:- Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 1 Lanesfield RBL 2, Bilston Conservative Club ‘C’ 3 Darlaston Conservative Club 0, The Nutan 3 Red Lion 0, Orange Tree 0 Rocket Pool 3, Tilted Barrel 3 Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 0, Travellers Rest 0 Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 3, Triangle Snooker Club 0 44 Club 3.
Week 32 in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League saw Ashwood ‘A’ who are already acclaimed champions win 4-3 at Brickmakers Arms, but the battle is on for the runners up spot as Ashwood ‘B’, Brickmakers Arms and Miners Welfare are all on 48 points, however second placed Ashwood ‘B’ have already completed their 30 games programme while their two rivals both have one game to play but any kind of win would see Brickmakers finish in second place. Full Results:Week 32:- Ashwood ‘B’ 6 Portway 1, Wombourne Cricket Club 5 Fox Inn (Lye) 2, Britannia 7 Glasscutters 0, Hare and Hounds 0 Crestwood 7, Ten Arches ‘B’ 3 Dudley Sports 4, Gornal Conservative Club 4 Ten Arches ‘A’ 3, Brickmakers Arms 3 Ashwood ‘A’ 4.
Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ leaders of the Rowley Monday Night League had an important 6-3 win away to third placed Cradley Liberal Club to maintain not only their undefeated record but also their two points lead over second in the table The Bell who handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their visitors The Roost to put them four points ahead of Cradley Liberal Club. Full Results:Week 12:- Cottage 3 Whiteheath Tavern 6, Cradley Liberal Club 3 Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 6, Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 7 Haden Cross 2, Ivy Bush (Luke Warren 180) 7 Yeltz Bar 2, Tividale FC 7 Loyal Lodge 2, The Bell 9 Roost 0, Three Diamonds (G.Archer 160b) 4 Fairfield 5, Windmills End 5 Three Diamonds ‘X’ 4.
The Wednesbury and Darlaston Wednesday Night League played off their doubles league at Churchills and the winners were English Oak duo Danny Fellows and Nick Whitehouse with Shellbie Leigh Simmons and Lizzy Arnold who represented Staffordshire Knot runners up.
The Pip Club League staged the finals of their Divisional Cups and taking the title for division one was Queens Head who after beating undefeated division one leaders Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) in the semi finals then defeated Birchmoor Club in the final. The division two title went to Globe (Wilnecote) with a final victory over Pip Club. Full Results:Divisional Cups:Division One:-:Semi Finals:- Winning Post lost to Birchmoor Club, Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) lost to Queens Head, Final:- Queens Head beat Birchmoor Club, Division Two:Semi Finals:- Old Liberal lost to Globe (Wilnecote), Royal Oak lost to Pip Club, Final:- Globe (Wilnecote) beat Pip Club.
In the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night Singles League Riley’s ‘C’ took their unbeaten run to seven games with a massive 7-0 win over Pavilion to keep intact their two points lead over second placed Sunbeam who won 4-3 at The Bull. In division two Dog and Partridge also have seven wins in as many games the latest being 4-3 at Red Lion to stay two points ahead of Wednesfield Legion and Shed. In the division one doubles league Riley’s ‘B’ top the table with a two points lead over Boat, Riley’s winning 2-1 at Victoria and Boat by the same margin at Penn Bowling. Wednesfield Legion top the division two doubles league their 2-1 win over Yale Club keeping them two points to the good on second placed Riley’s ‘D’ who had a 3-0 win at Pendulum. Full Results:Week 7:Singles League:Division One:- Bull 3 Sunbeam 4, Penn Bowling 1 Boat 6, Riley’s ‘A’ 3 Wednesfield Conservative Club 4, Riley’s ‘C’ 7 Pavilion 0, Victoria 1 Riley’s ‘B’ 6, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 1 Woodfield Social 6, Pendulum 5 Riley’s ‘D’ 2, Red Lion 3 Dog and Partridge 4, Roebuck 6 Ukrainian Club 1, Royal 1 Shed 6, Wednesfield Legion 5 Yale Club 2, Doubles League:Division One:- Bull 2 Sunbeam 1, Penn Bowling 1 Boat 2, Riley’s ‘A’ 1 Wednesfield Conservative Club 2, Riley’s ‘C’ 3 Pavilion 0, Victoria 1 Riley’s ‘B’ 2, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 0 Woodfield Social 3, Pendulum 0 Riley’s ‘D’ 3, Red Lion 2 Dog and Partridge 1, Roebuck 2 Ukrainian Club 1, Royal 1 Shed 2, Wednesfield Legion 2 Yale Club 1.
In week six of the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League Cleveland Arms were the only losers in the top six teams as they went down 4-3 at home to ECC ‘A’ who third in the table on eight points. Swan Compton lead the field with ten points after their 5-2 win at Moreton while second placed Whitmore Reans WMC are also on ten points following a close 4-3 win at Brewood British Legion who are next to bottom of the table. Full Results:Week 6:- Brewood British Legion 3 Whitmore Reans WMC 4, Bull 5 Jones Road 2, Cleveland Arms 3 ECC ‘A’ 4, Dog and Partridge 2 Riley’s 5, ECC ‘B’ 3 Village Inn 4, Moreton 2 Swan Compton 5.
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