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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 the division two title in the South Birmingham League already sorted and The Gate crowned as champions, division one provided a dramatic climax to end the season as the title all depended on an outstanding rearranged fixture between respective second and third placed Mackadown Social and Crown at Shard End. Prior to the fixture Mackadown were second two points behind Erdington Members Club with a slightly better average, the result was a convincing 8-1 win for Mackadown to put them on the same 24 points as Erdington but with a four legs of average advantage which gave them the title. Despite the heavy defeat Crown at Shard End finished in third place, two points adrift of the top two but six to the good on fourth placed Coleshill Social. Full Results:Rearranged Fixture:- Mackadown Social 8 (M.Heaven 110b,100, D.Young 2x120b,117, N.Parsonage 121,131,152b, M.Cooper 100, A.Caddick 121, G.James 128, M.Noonan 100, A.Sheen 105b) Crown at Shard End 1 (G.Clinton 100b,140,100, D.Kingdon 100,136,116, S.Edwards 130,100, R.Lawrence 120,100, A.Edwards 100,137).
The Small Heath League staged their Jim Haveron 3 A-Side Knockout and lifting the title with a final 7-2 win over the Gulp Tribe’s trio of N.Parsonage, D.Heighway and M.Cooper was the East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’ team comprising of C.Wyatt, J.Webster and T.White. In the semi finals E.B.A.H.A. ‘B’ took out Foaming Tankard with an 8-1 scoreline while Gulp accounted for Wagon and Horses ‘A’ with a 7-2 result. Full Results:Jim Haveron 3 A-Side Knockout:Preliminary Round:- Cob’s ‘Bar ‘B’ 2 (A.Lattimer 100b) Foaming Tankard 7 (C.Austin 2x100, S.Cain 137,2x121), East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’ 8 (C.Wyatt 100,137, J.Webster 120f,100, T.White 105b,100,180) Wagon and Horses ‘B’ 1 (A.Pearson 115, A.Cheshire 2x100), Emerald Club ‘A’ 2 (A.Fisher 100,118, J.Fisher 2x100) Cob’s Bar ‘A’ 7 (R.Pikey 160b), Quarter Finals:- Cob’s Bar ‘A’ 3 (M.Turner 2x100, R.Pikey 101b, D.Shakespeare 100) Foaming Tankard 6 (M.cain 112b,100, .C.Austin 114,100, S.Cain 121), Mitre 2 (G.McCormack 121) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’ 7 (C.Wyatt 114,101b, J.Webster 126,137,101), Foaming Mitre 2 (A.Wale 100, D.Brown 112b) Wagon and Horses ‘A’ 7 (G.Daly 100, M.Looby 100), Gulp Tribe 8 (N.Parsonage 2x100,112b,136, D.Heighway 100b,120b,121,100, M.Cooper 100,105) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘A’ 1 (P.Webster 120b, L.Wyatt 100, T.Webster 2x101b,100), Semi Finals:- Gulp Tribe 7 (N.Parsonage 120b,100,140,8 darts game, D.Heighway 100b,2x100, M.Cooper 109b) Wagon and Horses ‘A’ 2, Foaming Tankard 1 (M.Cain 112b,105, C.Austin 2x100, S.Cain 140,100) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’ 8 (C.Wyatt 134,101b,120b,100,140, J.Webster 100, T.White 120b,160b,100), Final:- East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association ‘B’ 7 (C.Wyatt 121,120f, J.Webster 140, T.White 160b,180) Gulp Tribe 2 (N.Parsonage 101b,140,100).
Of the ten starting teams in the Forest of Arden Summer League only two are able to boast a 100% win record after the opening four games. Journeys End top the table having played four fixtures, the latest of which saw them win 7-2 at home to Kingshurst Knights. Journeys End Flights are in the number two spot they have played three games and won all three. A 7-2 win at Greville Arrows sees Highwood KB in third place with 4 points leading on average from both Highwood Arms and Greville Arrows, Highwood Arms suffering a somewhat surprising 7-2 defeat away to Crown Arrows who prior to the encounter were bottom of the table without a win. Full Results:Week 4:- Crown Arrows 7 (R.Brown 3x100, R.Jelley 2x120,100, M.Bown 123,114,130, T.Blakemore 135, D.Field 100) Highwood Arms 2 (K.Hull 140,114,100, B.Anderton 3x100, C.Horsley 140,100, N.Warner 137,2x100,180, P.Thorley 121,100), Greville Arrows 2 (J.Kenney 2x100, M.Mitchell 100, C.Okey 2x121,2x100, K.Duggan 140, D.Duggan 4x100,2x125,140) Highwood KB 7 (M.Gorman 122,100, G.Thomas 125,140, W.Cooper 2x100, N.Byrne 125,140, T.Walton 2x100,140, L.Davis 111,121,100), Journeys End 7 (D.Evans 3x100,120,177,140, G.Clinton 2x140,2x100, P.Kingdon 100, J.Jennings 4x100,180, L.Barberan 2x140,122,100, S.Whatmore 121,123) Kingshurst Knights 2 (C.Vann 100,135, D.Miller 100, D.White 2x140,100, K.Brush 2x100, S.Moran 100, R.Franklin 100, L.Vann 140), Mini League:- Chelmsley Town 9 legs (A.Marsh 100,140,125,132, J.Macdonald 3x100,2x140,121, N.Lumley 3x100, B.City 114, P.Shipley 2x100,140), Journeys End Flights 18 legs (M.Tilley 2x100, S.Edwards 4x100,140, S.Kennedy 100,125, R.Cridge 100, T.Steele 120,122, A.Edwards 100, P.Yardley 5x100,100f,2x140,180, R.Hogan 121,100, T.Humphires 111f), Late Result:- Journeys End Flights 6 S.Edwards 100,121, S.Kennedy 100,140,112f, T.Steele 2x100, M.Tilley 4x100,111,123, R.Cridge 2x100,2x140,121, P.Yardley 6x100) Crown Arrows 3 (R.Brown jnr 2x140, P.Carter 140, D.Williams 2x140,105f,100, M.Bown 3x100,2x140).
Due to the fact that he didn’t play in week 13 of the Shirley Red Lion Premier League Tom Bent has been ousted from the top of the table and drops to second behind new leader Paul Higgins whose 3-1 win over Tim Lowe followed by a 4-0 success against Mikey Harris has moved up one place in the table and taken his points tally to 76 from 26 games, three more points than Bent but he has played one game more. Lee Harris holds on to third place despite losing his opening game against close rival Mark Gwalchmai 3-1 and being held to a 2-2 draw by Steve Heeks. Harris with71 points is level on the same points as fourth placed Andy Thomas and one to the good on Mark Gwalchmai but Gwalchmai has games in hand on all four of the players above him. The £5 prize for the best finish of the week went to Mick Bown who checked out on 116 in his 4-0 win against Pete Silver. Full Results:Week 13:- Mark Gwalchmai (112b) 3 Lee Harris 1, Dave Fisher 2 Tim Lowe 2, Mike Forsyth 1 Antony Daly 3, Jack Sidwell 3 Chris Thomas snr 1, Ken Hopton 4 Dave Heighway 0, Luke Coles (140b) 3 Lee Harris 1, Pete Silver 2 Andy Thomas 2, Mick Bown (120b,116f) 4 Pete Silver 0, Chris John 1 Steve Heeks 3, Paul Higgins (108f) 3 Tim Lowe 1, Chris Thomas (114f) 1 Mikey Harris 3, Luke Coles 1 Nick Walker 3, Mike Forsyth 3 Craig Johnson 1, Adam Stuart (104f) 3 Dave Fisher 1, Steve Heeks 2 Lee Harris 2, Tony Daly 2 Mike Forsyth 2, Craig Johnson 1 Chris Thomas snr (105f) 3, Lee Holtham 0 Dave Heighway 4, Chris John 3 Ken Hopton 1, Paul Higgins 4 Mikey Harris 0, Jack Sidwell 2 Chris Thomas 2, Andy Thomas 4 Dave Fisher 0, Ken Hopton (120b) 2 Adam Stuart (111b) 2, Lee Holtham 1 Craig Johnson 3, Steve Heeks 3 Antony Daly 1, Mikey Harris 3 Mike Forsyth 1, Dave Fisher 0 Pete Silver (160b) 4, Lee Holthan 0 Jack Sidwell 4).
There’s no stopping Hillyfields ‘B’ in the Kings Norton League as in match number 20 they handed out a 7-0 whitewash to their hosts bottom of the table Billesley to put them on a perfect 36 points from their 18 games and gives them a four points lead plus a game in hand on second placed West Heath who lost ground on the leaders when they went down 4-3 in their home tie with Cotteridge Social, Cotteridge being some four places below them and have eight points fewer than their hosts. Because of West Heath’s defeat third placed Stirchley United managed to reduce the arrears to four points with a 7-0 home win over Coldstream who are next to bottom of the table just ahead of Billesley on average, both teams having won just one game so far. Full Results:Match 20:- The Coppice 3 (A.Coyle 2x100, C.Heath 100, D.Hill 5x100,121, A.Chidley 3x100,140, M.Mooney 100,140, A.Deeley 2x100,124) E57 4 (L.Calt 3x100,160, B.Bonas 100,125, T.Roberts 2x100,135,140, D.Logan 100, N.Porter 3x100, R.Morris 100,125,140, M.Ellis 100, J.Calt 121), Stirchley United 7 (T.Jeffs 2x100,101, D.Collins 2x100,116f, K.Mason 2x140, T.Cullen 2x100, S.Riddick 2x100, P.Gossage 100) Coldstream 0 (D.Parish 3x100, M.Ferriday 120), West Heath 3 (P.Hughes 5x100,120,140, S.Deeley 2x100,125, A.Sutton 3x100, W.Marshall 3x100, K.Hall 2x100) Cotteridge Social 4 (P.Taylor 100, S.Hale 100,121, J.O'Neill 5x100,2x140, B.Faulkner 100,140, Matt Ivory 100, T.Young 100, C.Harman 117), Billesley 0 (T.Escey 107, T.Shaw 100,140) Hillyfields ‘B’ 7 (E.Simpson 100,100f,140, D.Bourne 2x100,140, J.Hykin 2x100,140, V.Gould 2x100,140,180, J.Best 100,135,3x140, T.Hamilton 100,121,140, R.Mann 2x100, S.Pasetti 100,125, V.Gould 180), Hillyfields ‘A’ 7 (K.Drain 2x100,125,140, L.Fox 100, A.Harvey 3x100, A.Vaughan 140, K.Vaughan 100) Weoley Hill 0 (L.Brown 101,105, L.Wallace 100, L.Allen 3x100, P.Wallace 100, N.Proctor 100,110, C.Ross 100,105), Toby Jug Flights 5 (D.Kent 3x100, M.Turner 100, J.Higgins 132, R.Higgins 100, K.White 100,140) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 2 (M.Musto 3x100,102,134,135, D.Whitecombe 100, M.Bloomer 2x100,114, S.Brown 100), Bear and Staff 1 (B.Crumpton 100, C.Burke 100, A.Yates 100, M.Malone 112,121, N.Harris 100,101,121, C.Crumpton 105) Grant Arms 6 (G.Purnell 136,140, J.Bennet 100,120, S.Seery 2x100, P.Smith 3x100, S.Campbell 116,125,134, V.Walton 137, P.Price 116).
Mick Baker, winner of the Winmau Centre Thursday Night Champions League for the past two seasons massively increased his chances of making it a trio of wins when in week 23 he beat table topper Sam Guest 5-2. Guest remains in pole position with 226 points from 21 games but Baker who moves up into second place is on 217 points from 39 games, nine points short of Guest but his two games in hand hold a potential total of 14 points. Third in the table Louis Burley almost certainly took himself out of the reckoning when after winning 7-0 against both Sam Aitkens and and Baz Pearce then lost 5-2 to Paul Boddison who in sixth place is a considerable 31 points adrift of Burley. Fourth placed Chris Williams didn’t play in week 23 and with three games in hand on Burley could beat him to third place. Full Results:Week 22:- Louis Burley 6 Rob Harris 1, Chris Manoila 4 Paul Boddison 3, Mark Bayliss 5 Sam Aitkens 2, Devinder Singh 6 Charlie Burley 1, Martin East 7 Lisa Maiden 0, Liam Baker 1 Mick Baker 6, Liam Baker 3 Shane Watters 4, Craig Capewell 4 Rob Harris 3, Rob Montana 2 Chris Fox 5, Baz Pearce 1 Mark Bayliss 6, Mick Baker 6 Charlie Burley 1, Louis Burley 7 Martin East 0, Rob Montana 0 Craig Capewell 7, Shane Watters 2 Chris Williams 5, Chris Fox 5 Lisa Maiden 2, Baz Pearce 2 Rob Harris 5, Baz Pearce 1 Chris Manoila 6, Charlie Burley 2 Martin East 5, Chris Williams 3 Craig Capewell 4, Sam Aitkens 1 Devinder Singh 6, Rob Harris 2 Paul Boddison 5, Lisa Maiden 0 Mick Baker 7, Week 23:- Lisa Maiden 5 Charlie Burley 2, John Edwards 4 Lisa Maiden 3, Louis Burley 7 Sam Aitkens 0, Rob Montana 7 John Edwards 0, Craig Capewell 1 Chris Manoila 6, Devinder Singh 4 Chris Fox 3, Liam Baker 2 Martin East 5, Rob Harris 1 Sam Guest 6, Sam Aitkens 3 Paul Boddison 4, Adam Quinton 7 Baz Pearce 0, John Edwards 0 Mark Bayliss 7, Rob Harris 1 Devinder Singh 6, Shane Watters 0 Mick Baker 7, Liam Baker 2 Craig Capewell 5, Baz Pearce 0 Louis Burley 7, John Edwards 0 Martin East 7, Shane Watters 2 Chris Manoila 5, Mick Baker 5 Sam Guest 2, Rob Montana 2 Liam Baker 5, Sam Guest 6 Chris Fox 1, Mark Bayliss 2 Chris Manoila 5, Charlie Burley 0 Adam Quinton 7, Louis Burley 2 Paul Boddison 5, Paul Boddison 5 Rob Montana 2, Shane Watters 2 Rob Montana 5.
With Crown ‘A’ winning 5-0 at Olde Queens Head and Landywood ‘A’ winning by the same margin away to Bridgtown Social nothing has changed at the top of the West Midlands Men’s Super League, Crown ‘A’ and Landywood ‘A’ both on 161 points with only three games remaining. The Pheasant are third in the table and four points short of the top two teams after their 4-1 win at Chillington, an important win as their hosts are their nearest rivals in fourth place, but now trail Pheasant by some 23 points. Full Results:Match 31:- Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 2 Staffordshire Knot 3, Chillington 1 Pheasant 4, Olde Queens Head 0 Crown ‘A’ 5, Crown ‘B’ 3 Pensnett Welfare Club 2, Ten Arches 2 Duke of York 3, White Swan 0 Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 5, Bridgtown Social 0 Landywood ‘A’ 5, Landywood ‘B’ 2 Cabin 3, Rowley Bar and Grill had a bye
The Warwickshire Men’s and Women’s Super League AGM is on Sunday the 25th June with an 11.00am start, the Chairperson must be proposed and seconded for both in writing, the same applies to one men’s team selector. Any other proposals for rule changes must be in the hands of either the men’s or ladies secretary at least 7 days prior to the set date. The County AGM is set for Sunday the 20th August again with an 11.00am start, any proposals must be in the hands of the Secretary no later than 14 days prior to set date. Both the Super League and County meetings will be held at the Bishopsgate Club, Foleshill Road, Coventry, CV1 4JJ.
The Brierley Hill Friday Night League staged the final of their League Cup at Dudley Sports which produced an exciting and entertaining tie between league winners Brickmakers Arms and Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ who finished the season in third place four points behind their opponents. The outcome of the final was a very close 4-3 result going to Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ denying their final opponents of the league and cup double. Full Results:League Cup:Final:- Brickmakers Arms 3 Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 4.
Four points is the difference between the top two teams in the Main Division of the Pip Cub League as leaders and second placed Queens Head and Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) both won 6-3 in week 20. It was an important 6-3 win for Queens Head as they took on third in the table Winning Post, the win putting them eight points ahead of their opponents. Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) won at home against Belgrave Club who are fifth and with 20 points are 18 short of the leaders. Full Results:Week 20:- Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) 6 Belgrave Club 3, Old Liberal 3 Progressive Club 6, Globe Trotters 4 Birchmoor Club 5, Royal Oak 6 Globe (Wilnecote) 3, Winning Post 3 Queens Head (Sam Whittaker 180) 6, Sports Bar ‘180’ 7 Wigginton Arms 2.
Week six of the Sutton and District Summer League matched the top two teams in division one with leaders The Boat playing away against second placed Golden Hind. With both teams undefeated something had to give and with the very close 5-4 verdict going in favour of the home side Golden Hind not only took their unbeaten run to five games but replaced their visitors in pole position, Boat drop into second place and now trail their opponents by two points. In the second division leaders Erdington Club had a bye but hold on to the number one spot with an undefeated eight points. The Boot and Red Lion in turn both won 5-4 against Drakes Drum and Erdington Arrows to put them within two points of the top team, however Red Lion have played one game more than both Erdington Club and Boot. The Fox took their winning run to five games in division three with a vital 5-4 win away to their nearest rivals Old Oscott WMC, this being Old Oscott’s first defeat of the campaign and leaves them two points off the top. Full Results:Week 6:Division One:- Golden Hind 5 (J.Morris snr 100,120b,131, W.Naylor 2x140, B.Linnecor 134f,100, D.Pickering 160b, K.Lumby 100,132,121, B.Stephens 115,114b,133) The Boat 4 (K.Deeley 3x100, R.Parry 110b,100, M.Archer 120,106f,134, M.Partridge 180,2x100, N.Clarke 100, K.Reynolds 180,140,125,121), St Thomas’s Club 5 Old Oscott Arrows 4, Plough and Arrow 2 Bishop Vesey 7. Division Two:- The Boot 5 Drakes Drum 4 (J.Clarke 180, R.Hazluck 114b), Erdington Arrows 4 (R.Barely 104f) Red Lion 5 (D.Bond 105b), Pint Pot Flights 0 Boldmere Tap 9 (walkover), Division Three:- Oscott Social 6 Roses Mac’s 3, Old Oscott WMC 4 The Fox 5, Lad in the Lane 2 The Duke 7.
Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club consolidated their number one position in the Netherton Thursday Night League with a 7-2 home win over third placed Bulls Head who as a result go down one place in the table to fourth. Riddins Tavern are in second place six points behind the leaders after a 6-3 home win against next to bottom of the table Hill and Cakemore. Delph Bell are third on the same 15 points as Riddins and lost the opportunity to overtake their rivals when they went down 6-3 at Fairfield, however they still have a game in hand on both Riddins and Ex Serviceman’s. Full Results:Week 7:- Townsend Club 5 The Crown 4, Fairfield 6 Delph Bell 3, Riddins Tavern 6 Hill and Cakemore 3, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 Bulls Head 2, White Horse had a bye.
The semi finals of the Blackcountry Windscreens Trophy were on the agenda for the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League and current league leaders Dewdrop found themselves trailing by 3-1 to fourth placed The Vine who required just one more win to reach the final. Nevertheless despite the deficit Dewdrop fought back and went on to secure their final place with a very close 4-3 win. The second of the semi’s saw Waggon and Horses beat Ivy Bush 5-2. Full Results:Blackcountry Windscreens Trophy:Semi Finals:- Dewdrop 4 The Vine 3, Waggon and Horses 5 Ivy Bush 2.
In division one of the singles leagues in the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League Riley’s ‘C’ won the local derby against their ‘A’ team 5-2 to go four points ahead of second placed Sunbeam who lost by the same 5-2 scoreline away to The Boat who are two places off the foot of the table. Dog and Partridge also have a four points lead at the top of division two they won their home tie with Yale Club 5-2 while second in the table Wednesfield Legion went one better with a 6-1 result at Pendulum. In the doubles leagues Riley’s ‘B’ head the first division with 24 points their latest game seeing them win 3-0 against Pavilion the same score by which second placed Wednesfield Conservative Club beat Jack’s Bar to remain six points behind the leaders. A 2-1 win at Pendulum plus a 2-1 defeat for Riley’s ‘D’ has given Wednesfield Legion a four point’s lead at the top of the second division. Full Results:Week 14: Singles League:Division One:- Bull 2 Victoria 5, Jack’s Bar 3 Wednesfield Conservative Club 4, Riley’s ‘B’ 4 Pavilion 3, Riley’s ‘C’ 5 Riley’s ‘A’ 2, Sunbeam 2 Boat 5, Division Two:- Dog and Partridge 5 Yale Club 2, Pendulum 1 Wednesfield Legion 6, Red Lion 3 Roebuck 4, Royal 7 Bird in Hand 0, Shed 4 Ukrainian Club 3, Woodfield Social 5 Riley’s ‘D’ 2, Doubles League:Division One:- Bull 3 Victoria 0, Jack’s Bar 0 Wednesfield Conservative Club 3, Riley’s ‘B’ 3 Pavilion 0, Riley’s ‘C’ 1 Riley’s ‘A’ 2, Sunbeam 3 Boat 0, Division Two:- Dog and Partridge 1 Yale Club 2, Pendulum 1 Wednesfield Legion 2, Red Lion 1 Roebuck 2, Royal 3 Bird in Hand 0, Shed 1 Ukrainian Club 2, Woodfield Social 2 Riley’s ‘D’ 1.
Swan Compton were the only losers in the top four teams in the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League going down 4-3 away to fifth placed Riley’s. Top of the table ECC ‘A’ handed out a 7-0 whitewash to their hosts Dog and Partridge while second and third placed Whitmore Reans WMC and Cleveland Arms were both 5-2 winners in turn against Jones Road and Village Inn, Whitmore level on 24 points with ECC ‘A’ and Cleveland four points behind the top two. Full Results:Week 14:- Cleveland Arms 5 Village Inn 2, Dog and Partridge 0 ECC ‘A’ 7, ECC ‘B’ 3 Bull 4, Jones Road 2 Whitmore Reans WMC 5, Moreton 5 Brewood British Legion 2, Riley’s 4 Swan Compton 3.
The Wednesbury and Darlaston Wednesday Night League played off their Margret Melia Vase and Runners Up Cup and taking the title for the former was The Nutan who defeated Black Horse in the final. The Runners Up Cup went to Staffordshire Knot with Churchills ‘B’ runners up. Full Results:Margret Melia Vase:Runners Up:- Black Horse, Winners:- The Nutan, Runners Up Cup:- Runners Up:- Churchills ‘B’, Winners:- Staffordshire Knot.
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