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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

With just week’s fixtures remaining in the Sheldon and District Winter League only one of the three divisional titles has been decided and that is the premier division, an 8-0 win at The Pirates was enough to secure the title for Crown at Olton who have 30 points from their 17 games, four more than their nearest rivals Mackadown Social who won their fixture at The Harvester 6-2. Iron Horse Flights were held to a 4-4 draw at home by Sheldon Dukes which was just enough to keep them in pole position in division one but only on average from Crown-Forget-Me-Not whose 6-2 win at Yardley Ex Colts keeps them in with a chance of the title as they are on the same 24 points as Iron Horse. Third in the table Willclare Sports and Social’s 5-3 home win against Crown Arrows keeps their faint hopes of winning the division alive as with 23 points they are just one point behind the leading duo. In division two Shirley RBL Misfits were surprisingly held to a 4-4 draw away to next to bottom of the table Greville Arms leaving them reliant on a win in their final game to clinch the title as second placed Lyndon Old Boys convincing 7-1 win at Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights leaves them just one point adrift of Misfits. Full Results:Week 17:Premier Division;- The Harvester 2 (S.Hicks 100, L Hodges 100,140, R.Palmer 160,100, J.Smyth 120b, M.Hicks 102b, N.Warnr 139) Mackadown Social 6 (N.Parsonage 180,134,10 darts game, L.Barberan 100, S.Edwards 132,116b,105, S.Kingdon 100, G.James 100), The Lyndon 4 (J.Buckingham 100, D.Wright 140, T.Constable 148b, P.Stephens 100b,160b,100, P.Henderson 100) Langley Hall Sports and Social Aarows 4 (D.Nixon 115b,100, R.Nixon 3x100, P.Connolly 3x100, P.Nixon 100,123, B.Nixon 2x140, M.Cooper 100,140, L.Nixon 100, A.Nixon 100), The Pavillions 7 (B.Evans 125, M.Morgan 144f, M.Tolliss 106b,100) Highwood KB’s 1 (A.Gorman 2x100, N.Wykes 101b,100, W.Cooper 123, A.Cooke 108b, M.Gorman 103), Castle Vale Residents 8 (G.Taylor 131, J.Burdett 112b,137,140) Saltley Amateur Gardeners 0 (S.Facey 120, P.Webster 121, T.Webster 100, J.Phipps 100), The Pirates 0 (G.Green 152b, A.Cooksey 120,100, R.Lawrence 100, M.Naylor 135,120, P.Moran 2x100) Crown at Olton 8 (J.Sidwell 105b, M.Wall 112b,152b, T.Randell 117b,112, A.Hutchings 100b,140, I.Spencer 100,2x140, P.Nunn 100, J.Jennings 100,137,160b, P.Yardley 100b,120,125,100), Division One:- George ‘V’ 4 (S.Palmer 100, C.Horsely 100, Stu Palmer 100) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 3 (R.Cooper 107, P.Carey 100,132, B.Skinner 140, N.Davis 100, G.McGill 100b), Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 6 (P.Seadon 100,120b, K.Salsbury 160b,134, D.Humphries 110,100,123, D.Howlett 100,112b, L.O’Donnell 2x100) Holy Souls 2 (T.Evans 100, C.Sharman 140b,106b, K.Chamberlain 100), Willclare Sports and Social 5 (M.Tilley 110f,121,100, D.Reid 100, M.Holt 105,100, F.Dixon 127) Crown Arrows 3 (R.Vann 100, K.White 100, D.White 100f), Yardley Ex Colts 2 (S.Whadlock 119, P.Knowles 100,123,100b, R.Collins 140,100,137, D.Wright 100, J.King 100, J.Darby 118) Crown-Forget-Me-Not 6 (C.Kettlewell jnr 100,123, I.Scattergood 2x100, L.Barnsley 140, W.Griffiths 114,123, C.Kettlewellsnr 100, D.Rawlins 100, A.Smith 106f), Iron Horse 4 (A.Mayell 137, R.Earl 2x100, T.Rainsford 118, J.Evans 101, T.Whitehouse 121, J.Whitehouse 100,110b, D.Mortiboys 100) Sheldon Dukes 4 (S.O’Donnell 2x100,112b, P.Sunner 2x100, G.Groves 2x100), Division Two:- Greville Arms 4 Shirley RBL Misfits 4 (T.Dixon 2x100, K.Bygrave 100), Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights 1 (R.Brogan 101b,122, S.Harper 100, A.Hegney 2x126) Lyndon Old Boys 7 (C.Millward 120b,160b, S.Foy 100), Ridgemere Social Flights 5 (L.Carter 115b, P.Fielding 100, D.Jones 100,121,102b, A.Phipps 100) Highwood Exiles 3 (R.Harrison snr 100, D.Carey 134, R.Harrison 100), Meadway Sports and Social 3 (S.Bennett 146b, S.Robinson 140, M.McArthur 2x100, D.Delaney 121) Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 3 (N.Ricketts 100, L.Allwood 132, A.Sleath 100).
A final 7-2 home win against The Raven sees Erdington Members Club topping the division one table in the South Birmingham League with 24 points, however with their fixtures now complete they have to wait the outcome of a rearranged fixtures between Mackadown Social and Crown at Olton before they will know if they have done enough to win the division as Mackadown are just two points behind them and could still take the title on average. The Gate secured the division two title with a 5-4 home win over The Bell which gave them a total of 22 points two more than runners up The Dog who had a final 6-3 home win over The Kingfisher. Full Results:Week 14:Division One:- Mackadown Social 8 (N.Parsonage 145f,109b,106f,112b,100, M.Heaven 2x100, M.Cooper 2x100,112b, G.James 140, M.Noonan 160b,2x100) The Trident 1 (A.Cookesy 154,140, C.Walton 100,100b, M.Naylor 140), Erdington Members Club 7 (J.Frost 125,100,2x120b,140,9 darts game, M.Birch 160b,140, M.Anwar 3x100, J.liggins 100,135) The Raven 2 (A.Mayell 2x100,10 darts game, J.Whitehouse 100,116f, A.Whitehouse 100,125, T.Whitehouse 100), Banbury Arrows 7 (A.Luckman 120b,100, J.Moss 100, W.Cooper 100, K.O'Connor 100b,100, L.Reece 100, P.Moran 100, J.Gallagher 105b) Coleshill Social 2 (S.Sweetman 2x100, G.Jones 124, C.Cooke 100, P.Bryant 100,121), Crown at Shard End 9 (M.Walker 120b, S.Edwards 2x100,140, D.Clinton 2x100) Crown Arrows 0 (J.Gaskin 100, T.Blakemore 100b), Division Two:- The Dog 6 Kingfisher 3, Smithswood Social 4 (S.King 122,100, P.Cobley 100,120, N.Wilson 129) Banbury Flights 5 (M.Tilley 140,2x100, G.Davidson 140, D.Cooper 100,101b,139), The Gate 5 (P.Jones 171,165, T.Barrs 105) The Bell 4 (B.Walker 100, B.Anderton 100), The C's 3 (G.Meredith 100, L.Walker 100, S.Healy 107) Toby Jug 6 (T.Adams 140, J.McSwiggan 100,140,138 , D.Revitt 100, A.McSwiggan 115,100).
Just two results from the Forest of Arden Summer League which saw Journeys End hand out a 9-0 whitewash to their visitors Highwood Exiles in the main league and in the mini league Kingshurst Knights were 15-12 winners away to Crown Arrows. Full Results:Week 2:- Journeys End 9 (D.Evans 121,2x100,140, L.Barberan 140,121,2x100,120f,105, R.Lawrence 2x100, G.Clinton 140,135,2x100,105, P.Kingdon 125,140, S.Whatmore 125, J.Jennings 3x100,120,125, A.Howell 2x100) Highwood Exiles 0 (D.Cooper 101, P.Harvey 100, R.Harrisson 100, C.Harrissson 100), Mini League:- Crown Arrows 12 legs (R.Brown 2x100,2x140,125, J.Gaskin 101,140,180, R.Vann 3x100,140, D.Williams 3x100,140, R.Jelley 2x100, T.Blakemore 100) Kingshurst Knights 15 legs (D.White 100,125,133, D.Miller 180,2x100, K.White 116,108f, K.Brush 3x100,140, S.Moran 100, L.Vann 100, R.Franklin 125,140,100,105f).
The Kings Norton League are two games into the second half of their season and leaders Hillyfields ‘B’ with a 5-2 win at Grant Arms took their unbeaten run to 16 games and kept intact their four points lead over second in the table West Heath who had a similar 5-2 win in their home tie with Rubery RBL. Third placed Stirchley United are a further four points behind West Heath after a close 4-3 win away to Hillyfields ‘A’. There was a rare win for Weoley Hill, their second in fifteen games as they won 4-3 against bottom team Billesley to lift them up one place and two points above Coldstream who lost 6-1 away to Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club. Full Results:Week 16:- Cotteridge Social 2 (C.Harman 100,140, B.Faulkner 2x125,135, Matt Ivory 3x100, J.O'Neill 121, A.Faulkner 100,140) The Coppice 5 (D.Hodges 100, R.Mooney 100, D.Hill 100,135, C.Heath 123, M.Mooney 2x100, A.Chidley 2x100,123,140, A.Deeley 100,115,121), West Heath 5 (T.Corbett 2x100,105,107f, C.Airey 100, W.Marshall 100,140, T.Shipley 121, P.Hughes 136,140, W.Webb 2x135, K.Hall 100,125, J.Sreward 140, S.Ceeley 105) Rubery RBL 2 (B.Heath 100, I.Medlicott 140, J.Grainger 100,120, P.Medlicott 100, M.Pierce 100), Hillyfields ‘A’ 3 (L.Caven 140, K.Drain 4x100,140, L.Fox 3x100, A.Harvey 100,140, Joe Fox 125, K.Vaughan 3x100,140) Stirchley United 4 (T,Cullen 100,121, K.Mason 3x100,121,123, S.Riddick 2x100,125,140, D.Collins 100,101f, C.Ryan 135, S.Riddick 114f), Grant Arms 2 (G.Purnell 100, J.Bennet 100, S.Seery 4x100, P.Smith 121,137, Donna Campbell 105, V.Walton 100,138,161) Hillyfields ‘B’ 5 (E.Simpson 140,180, D.Bourne 3x100,123, J.Hykin 2x100, V.Gould 4x100,121, J.Best 121, T.Hamilton 121,140, R.Mann 140, G.Dews 120), Bear and Staff 1 (C.Burke 100,2x101, C.Crumpton 100,130, N.Harris 105, K.Jukes 2x100) Toby Jig Flights 6 (R.Higgins 2x125,135, K.White 2x100,180, J.Higgins 121, M.Turner 103,125), Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 6 (D.Whitecombe 100,110,123,125, M.Musto 2x100, M.Bloomer 102f, Peter Corbett 100, Paul Corbett 140) Coldstream 1 (D.Parish 100,140, M.Ferriday 100,140, B.Andrews 100), Weoley Hill 4 (M.Lloyd 3x100,110, A.Rogers 2x100, N.Procter 100,140, P.Wallace 2x100) Billesley 3 (S.Bond 3x100, P.Bond 100. T.Shaw 120).
Cotteridge Lane Club took their undefeated run in the Camp Hill League to eight games with a 6-1 win at Wagon and Horses while second placed Hay Mills Social Club Lions had a close but nevertheless important 4-3 home win when they handed third placed Holy Gulp their first defeat of the campaign to leave Hay Mills two points off the top. Holy Gulp despite trailing Hay Mills by two points do have a game in hand. Full Results:Week 8:- Wagon and Horses 1 Cotterills Lane Club 6, Hay Mills Social Club Lions 4 Holy Gulp 3, Devil’s Club 2 Emerald Club 5, New Inn 3 Tyseley WMC 4, Eagle and Ball 6 Station Wagon 1.
Friday 2nd June will see the Crown at Olton host a charity match between a Sue Kingdon Select and Andy Hutchings Select to raise funds for a charity of Dave Duncan’s choice, Dave himself very seriously ill. All players will pay £5. The game will get underway between 7.30 and 8.00pm.
What’s The Point have taken over as leaders of the Winmau Centre Monday Night League following their huge 46-2 win against next to bottom of the table Make Mine A Double. With 233 points What’s The Point have a game in hand and are four points to the good on second placed Just The Tip who won their fixture with fourth placed Utter Nutters 33-15. Third in the table The Untouchables beat Full Monty 38-10 to leave them thirteen points off the top. Bottom of the table Unleashed Warrior are still without a win in their opening six games the latest of which saw them go down 34-14 to Keep It In The Family. Full Results:- What’s The Point 46 Make Mine A Double 2, Just The Tip 33 Utter Nutters 15, The Untouchables 38 Full Monty 10, Keep It In The Family 34 Unleashed Warrior 14.
Up to week eight of the Small Heath League and only average separates the top two teams, East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association top the table, their 8-1 win away to bottom of the league Emerald Club giving them a total of 14 points but a seven points of average lead over Gulp Tribe who took their points tally to 14 when they won 6-3 away to third placed Foaming Tankard who are now four points behind the leading pair. Full Results:Week 8:- Emerald Club 1 (J.Fisher 2x100, Anthony Fisher 140, Colin Rigby 100b) east Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 8 (Les Robinson 139,108, Lorna Wyatt 114, Colin Wyatt 140,100, Jake Webster 2x100, Nigel Davis 100, Terry Webster 120,100,100b, Paul Webster 2x100), Wagon and Horses 5 (Jim Sayers 140,121,100, Ashley Pearson 100,130f) Cob’s Bar 4 (Mark Turner 121, Dave Shakespeare 122, Tom Humphries 122, Ashley Lattimer 100, Desmond Mahon 100), Foaming Tankard 3 (Ian Jones 104,2x100, Matthew Cain 100, Alex Downes 136, Jim Frost 140,100, Gerry McCormack 140,100, John Frost 139, Clive Austin 100) Gulp Tribe 6 (Neil Parsonage 140,139,112b,105b,4x100, Bill Carter 121, Dave Heighway 100, Mick O’Sullivan 100f, Chris Stokes 125,2x100, Matthew Cooper 140,120f,112b,121).
It was top versus bottom in division one of the Sutton and District League as leaders Boat hosted Plough and Arrows and beat them 7-2 to make it three straight wins. Golden Hind have also won all three of their fixtures their latest game seeing them win 5-4 at home against St Thomas’s Club to leave them trailing slightly behind Boat on average only. Erdington Club are the only 100% winners in division two showing their superiority as they handed out a first defeat of 8-1 to third placed Red Lion. Red Lion like second in the table Drakes Drum with four points are two adrift of Erdington, Drakes latest win being 6-3 against Pint Pot Flights. Fox and Old Oscott WMC are locked together on the same points and average at the top of the third division, both teams having won all three games so far. Fox won 8-1 at home against Rosey Mac’s while Old Oscott WMC won by the same margin at home to bottom of the league Lad in the Lane. Full Results:Week 3:Division One:- Boat 7 (N.Clarke 160b) Plough and Arrows 2, Bishop Vesey 5 (M.Wild 180) Old Oscott Arrows 4 (B.Hoare 120b), Golden Hind 5 (G.Kimberley 120b) St Thomas’s Club 4 (J.Burdett 124f), Division Two:- Boot 7 (T.Tyrie 120b) Boldmere Tap 2, Drakes Drum 6 Pint Pot Flights 3, Red Lion 1 (D.Bayliss 120b) Erdington Club 8 (K.Shorthouse 120b, S.Davey 122f), Erdington Arrows had a bye, Division Three:- Fox 8 (M.Naylor 120b) Rosey Mac’s 1, Old Oscott WMC 8 Lad in the Lane 1, Oscott Social 8 (P.Graham 110b) The Duke 1.
The Shirley Red Lion Premier League have a new name at the top of their league table that of Tom Bent who in week eleven had a stunning night of darts as he registered three 4-0 wins against Dave Fisher, Mike Forsyth and Chris John to give him a total of 68 points from 23 games. Former leader Lee Harris didn’t have the best of nights dropping to second place after suffering his first defeat of the season when he went down 3-1 to fourth in the table Chris Thomas and then being held to a 2-2 draw by Ken Hopton to take his points to 67 one short of Bent but he does have a game in hand. Another former leader Mark Gwalchmai began the night with a ten darts leg in his 3-1 win against Antony Daly and although he recorded an eleven darts leg in his tie with Adam Stuart finished the game all square at two each to put him on 63 points from the same 22 games as Harris. Taking this week’s £5 prize for the highest finish was Mikey Harris who had a 119 checkout in his 2-2 draw with Andy Hoy. Pete Silver and Mick Bown both had 160 breaks while the best game of nine darts went to Chris Devlin in his 2-2 draw with Chris Thomas.
The Red Lion, Shirley, Monday night team will be staging a 24 hour charity dart-a-thon to raise money for Lupus UK as two of the players have wives suffering from the disease. The dates have now been confirmed as the 26th and 27th May hours will start at 16:00 on the Friday 26th May until 16:00 the following day. What is LUPUS? I hear you say, 90% of cases are women, it directly affects the immune system and is regularly overlooked by Doctors. It is triggered by an imbalance in hormones. Basically the body over produces white blood cells that normally attack problems within the body. With the overproduction the cells attack major organs and the skin causing serious and sometimes fatal consequences. THERE IS NO CURE! So why not drop in the Red Lion and support a very worthy cause. Full Results:Week 11:- Mark Cater 3 Mike Forsyth 1, Steve Sidwell 2 Mick Gorst 2, Tom Bent 4 Dave Fisher 0, Tony Daly 1 Andy Hoy 3, Nick Walker 1 Jack Sidwell (107f) 3, Ken Hopton 3 Chris Devlin 1, Mark Gwalchmai (10 darts game,109b) 3 Antony Daly 1, Dave Heighway 3 Chris Thomas snr 1, Chris John 0 Andy Thomas 4, Tim Lowe 0 Adam Stuart (180,107b) 4, Luke Coles 2 Steve Heeks 2, Mick Bown (160b,130b,100) 4 Mikey Harris 0, Lee Harris 1 Chris Thomas 3, Mark Cater 2 Craig Johnson 2, Pete Silver (160b) 1 Steve Sidwell (114f) 3, Dave Fisher 2 Tony Daly 2, Mikey Harris (119f) 2 Andy Hoy (120b) 2, Mike Forsyth 0 Tom Bent 4, Paul Higgins 4 Nick Walker 0, Antony Daly 2 Chris Thomas 2, Chris Devlin 1 Mick Bown (120b,116fh) 3, Ken Hopton (120b) 2 Lee Harris 2, Mark Gwalchmai (11 darts game) 2 Adam Stuart 2, Paul Higgins 2 Mick Gorst (152b) 2, Tim Lowe 1 Steve Heeks 3, Luke Coles 1 Dave Heighway 3, Pete Silver 2 Mick Gorst 2, Andy Thomas (180,118f) 4 Craig Johnson 0, Chris Devlin 2 Dave Fisher 2, Mick Gorst 4 Andy Hoy 0, Nick Walker 0 Adam Stuart 4, Paul Higgins 4 Luke Coles 0, Steve Sidwell 3 Mike Forsyth 1, Chris Devlin (9 darts game) 2 Chris Thomas 2, Dave Fisher 4 Chris John 0, Tom Bent (10 darts game) 4 Chris John 0, Pete Silver 1 Ken Hopton (120b) 3.
Sam Guest retains pole position in the Winmau Centre Thursday Night Champions League adding three more wins to his tally when in week 20 he won 7-0 against John Edwards and Lisa Maiden and then beat Devinder Singh 5-2 to put him on 192 points from 35 games. Guest’s nearest rival at present is Chris Williams who didn’t play this week and is 20 points short of Guest but has only played 32 games. A further eight points behind Williams in third place is Louis Burley who has played 31 games and in fourth place is winner for the past two seasons Mick Baker who did his hopes of retaining the title for a third term no harm whatsoever when he kicked off the night with a 5-2 win over Chris Manoila, then he won 7-0 against Baz Pearce and finished the evening with a 6-1 success over Rob Monatana to leave him 31 points short of Guest with six games in hand. Well done to Lisa Maiden who chalked up her second win in 29 games when she won 4-3 against Shane Watters. Full Results:Week 20:- Mick Baker 5 Chris Manoila 2, Lisa Maiden 1 Devinder Singh 6, Adam Quinton 5 Craig Capewell 2, Sam Guest 7 John Edwards 0, Paul Boddison 5 Liam Baker 2, Liam Baker 4 Chris Manoila 3, Baz Pearce 0 Mick Baker 7, Rob Montana 2 Adam Quinton 5, Lisa Maiden 0 Sam Guest 7, Craig Capewell 4 Martin East 3, Baz Pearce 1 Paul Boddison 6, John Edwards 2 Liam Baker 5, Shane Watters 3 Lisa Maiden 4, Chris Manoila 5 Rob Montana 2, Charlie Burley 3 John Edwards 4, Devinder Singh 2 Sam Guest 5, Adam Quinton 6 Shane Watters 1, Mick Baker 6 Rob Montana 1, Baz Pearce 2 Martin East 5.
The Warwickshire Men’s and Women’s Super League AGM is on Sunday the 25th June with an 11.00am start. The County AGM is set for Sunday the 30th July again with an 11.00am start. The Super League and County meetings will be held at the Bishopsgate Club, Foleshill Road, Coventry, CV1 4JJ.
The Bilston and District League played off the finals of their Challenge Cup and in the last four play offs 44 Club beat Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ with a close 4-3 scoreline while Lanesfield RBL had a convincing 7-0 success against Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’. After a great night of darts the final produced another spectacular game which went the full distance before Lanesfield RBL retained their title with a deciding winner from A.Fellows over M.Bellingham (44 Club). Full Results:Challenge Cup:Semi Finals:- 44 Club 4 Allen's Sports Bar ‘B’ 3, Lanesfield RBL 7 Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 0, Final:- Lanesfield RBL 4 44 Club 0. [caption id="attachment_21146" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Bilston and District League Challenge Cup Winners Lanesfield RBL[/caption]
Dudley Ex Servicemen’s Club had a surprising 7-2 home defeat in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League against Delph Bell who move up two places in the table to fourth while Ex Servicemen’s lose pole position and go down to third. Bulls Head take over at the top of the table with a 5-4 home win over Dudley Sports ‘A’ giving them 20 points the same number that second placed Mount Pleasant have after their 6-3 win at Dudley Sports ‘B’. Full Results:Week 12:- Brickmakers Arms 6 Portway 3, Bulls Head (Netherton) 5 Dudley Sports ‘A’ 4, New Talbot 5 The Swan 4, Lamp Tavern 4 Pensnett Liberal Club 5, Limes Club 1 Roebuck 8, Brewers Wharf 1 Blue Brick 8, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 2 Delph Bell 7, Dudley Sports ‘B’ 3 Mount Pleasant 6.
The Brierley Hill Friday Night League played off their singles finals and taking the title with a final 3-1 win over Dean Marshall (Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’) was Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ representative Stuart Skidmore. Both of the semi finals went to a deciding leg with Skidmore beating Rick Riaz (Britannia) and Marshall taking out Carl Penzer (Brickmakers Arms). Full Results:Singles Knockout:Semi Finals:- Stuart Skidmore (Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ ) 2 Rick Riaz (Britannia) 1, Dean Marshall (Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’) 2 Carl Penzer (Brickmakers Arms) 1, Final:- Stuart Skidmore 3 Dean Marshall 1.
With fifteen wins in as many games Woodside have an eight points lead at the top of the Silver End Sunday Morning League their latest fixture seeing them win 8-0 at home against Railway. Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ are second in the table a 5-3 win at Dudley Sports ‘A’ maintaining their two points lead over third in the table The Bell who won 7-1 against Old Star. Full Results:Week 15:- Portway 2 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 6, Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 5 Glasscutters 3, The Bell 7 Old Star 1, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 Blue Brick 1, Woodside 8 Railway 0, Pensnett Welfare Club 3 The Bridge 5, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 5.
Week six of the Netherton Thursday Night League and just two of the nine starters are able to boast a 100% win record. Leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club had a bye this week but remain at the top of the table with 15 points from their five games, second placed The Bell won 5-4 at Townsend Club giving them a maximum 12 points from their four games and a lead of three points over a chasing pack of three, Bulls Head, White Horse and Riddins Tavern who have all played five games. Full Results:Week 6:- Townsend Club 4 The Bell 5, The Crown 3 Riddins Tavern 6, Hill and Cakemore 3 Bulls Head 6, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club had a bye.
Is any team going to stop the winning run of Queens Head in the main league of the Pip Club League, they made it seventeen straight wins when the beat Globe Trotters 6-3 keeping them four points ahead of second placed Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) who also 6-3 against Birchmoor Club. Full Results:Week 18:- Pip Club 6 Progressive 3, Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth, Phil daulman 180, 14 darts game) 6 Birchmoor Club 3, Old Liberal 2 Globe (Wilnecote) 7, Globe Trotters 3 Queens Head 6, Royal Oak 4 Wigginton Arms 5, Winning Post (Adam Wood 180) 6 Sports Bar ‘180’ 3.
As the Rowley Monday Night League reaches the midway point of its season two teams Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ and The Bell have pulled away from the rest of the field with a gap of eight points between second placed Bell and three teams on 20 points Ivy Bush, Cradley Liberal Club and Whiteheath Tavern. In the latest round of fixtures Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ beat bottom of the table Loyal Lodge 9-0 and The Bell, who also handed out a 9-0 whitewash won at Fairfield to leave them two points behind the leaders. Full Results:Week 15:- Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 9 Loyal Lodge 0, Whiteheath Tavern 7 Yeltz Bar 2, Roost 3 Tividale FC 6, Windmills End 6 Cradley Liberal Club 3, Haden Cross 6 Cottage 3, Fairfield 0 Bell 9, Three Diamonds 4 Three Diamonds ‘X’ 5, Ivy Bush 7 Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 2.
It was unlucky week thirteen for Island Inn in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League as they lost their home tie with Waggon and Horses 5-2 and at the same time their top spot in the league being replaced in pole position by Dewdrop who won 4-3 at home against Merry-Go-Round. Both of the top two teams are on 22 points, Dewdrop having the superior average. Full Results:Week 13:- Island Inn 2 Waggon and Horses 5, New Talbot 4 Old Hop Pole 3, Dewdrop 4 Merry-Go-Round 3, Old Court House 2 Horseley Tavern 5, Ivy Bush 4 Hayes Social 3, Wonder 3 The Vine 4.
The Wednesbury and Darlaston Wednesday Night League played off their George Mitchell Cup and taking the title with a final win over Black Horse was the Staffordshire Knot team. The Disabled Cup was won by Churchills ‘A’ with Horse and Jockey runners up. Full Results:George Mitchell Cup:Runners Up:- Black Horse, Winners:- Staffordshire Knot, Disabled Cup:Runners Up:- Horse and Jockey, Winners:- Churchills ‘A’.
A 4-3 defeat at Wednesfield Conservative Club has seen Riley’s ‘B’ drop from second to fourth in the division one singles league in the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League. Despite having a bye Riley’s ‘C’ continue in the number one spot with 18 points from their ten games while Sunbeam after a 7-0 win at Penn Bowling take over the second place two points short of Riley’s ‘C’. Dog and Partridge made it eleven wins from eleven games in division two when they won 7-0 away to next to bottom of the table Bird in Hand. Shed and Wednesfield Legion share second place level on 18 points and average, Shed winning 4-3 at Roebuck and Wednesfield having a 5-2 success against Royal. In the doubles leagues a 2-1 win by Riley’s ‘B’ at Wednesfield Conservative Club puts them top of division one with 18 points while Wednesfield Legion top division two with 20 points after their 2-1 win over Royal. Full Results:Week 11:Singles League:Division One:- Boat 1 Pavilion 6, Penn Bowling 0 Sunbeam 7, Riley’s ‘A’ 6 Bull 1, Victoria 3 Jack’s Bar 4, Wednesfield Conservative Club 4 Riley’s ‘B’ 3, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 0 Dog and Partridge 7, Pendulum 4 Red Lion 3, Roebuck 3 Shed 4, Ukrainian Club 2 Riley’s ‘D’ 5, Wednesfield Legion 5 Royal 2, Yale Club 1 Woodfield Social 6. Doubles League:Division One:- Boat 0 Pavilion 3, Penn Bowling 1 Sunbeam 2, Riley’s ‘A’ 1 Bull 2, Victoria 3 Jack’s Bar 0, Wednesfield Conservative Club 1 Riley’s ‘B’ 2, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 0 Dog and Partridge 3, Pendulum 2 Red Lion 1, Roebuck 3 Shed 0, Ukrainian Club 2 Riley’s ‘D’ 1, Wednesfield Legion 2 Royal 1, Yale Club 0 Woodfield Social 3.
With a third of the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League completed a 4-3 win over fourth placed Swan Compton gives ECC ‘A’ 18 points and keeps them in the number one spot on average from Whitmore Reans WMC who had a 6-1 home win over Bull. Third in the table Cleveland Arms also won 6-1 in their fixture at home to ECC ‘B’ to keep them within two points of the leading duo. Full Results:Week 11:- Brewood British Legion 4 Riley’s 3, Cleveland Arms 6 ECC ‘B’ 1, ECC ‘A’ 4 Swan Compton 3, Moreton 5 Jones Road 2, Village Inn 5 Dog and Partridge 2, Whitmore Reans WMC 6 Bull 1.
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