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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

An away game against Lincolnshire was Warwickshire’s latest fixture in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships and it turned out to be one they will quickly want to forget. Prior to the fixture Lincolnshire were languishing at the foot of the table on 42 points with their opponents some twelve points and four places to the good, a win not out of the question for Warwickshire, but sadly the year ended on somewhat of a sour note as they went down 21-15. The weekend began well with both the ‘B’ teams winning, the ladies chalking up their best win of the season so far 5-1 with Melanie Jones (21.82) their lady of the match. The men’s ‘B’ side recorded their first win in four a 7-5 result with Tom Ryan (27.14) their top man. Sunday was a different story with both of the ‘A’ teams losing heavily, Natalie Gilbert (20.59) the sole winner in the ladies 5-1 demise while man of the match Jamie Hughes (27.34) and Dean Stewart were the only two winners in a 10-2 reversal for the men. Full Results:Lincolnshire v Warwickshire (21-15):(Lincolnshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Jon Bywater 4 Antony West 2, Ross Twell 4 Kevin Dowling 2, Adam Beck 4 Mark Westgarth 3, Simon Stainton 4 Noel Grant 1, Craig Hill 3 Jamie Hughes 4, Kevin Tomlinson 4 Ted Evetts 0, Mark Forman 4 Anthony Allen 1, Lloyd Pennell 2 Dean Stewart 4, Mark Wilson 4 Ian McFarlane 2, Paul Brown 4 Simon Power 2, Shane Lowe 4 Tom Aldridge 1, Karl Forrington 4 Richard Foster 0, Men’s ‘B’:- Johnny Baker 3 Tom Ryan 4, Jon Bywater 4 Luke Kennedy 1, Lee Williams 4 Tom McGlone 2, Richard Selby 2 James Hykin 4, Micky Taylor 4 Rob Comben 0, Adam Ward 4 Mark Carter 0, Kevin Leadenham 3 Carl Green 4, Pete Goodin 2 Ian Shaw 4, Jock Watt 3 Karl Reynolds 4, Andy Bingham 2 Charlie Symons 4, Thomas Atkinson 4 Mark Strong 3, Neil Ward 3 Ashley Hykin 4, Women’s ‘A’:- Shelley Bontoft-Gash 3 Marian Conway 0, Trina Gulliver 3 Sue Gulliver 1, Tammy Montgomery 3 Donna Pinch 0, Paula Jacklin 3 Kat Spanswick 0, Layla Bontoft 0 Natalie Gilbert 3, Sue Edwards 3 Nina Bolt 0, Women’s ‘B’:- Bobbi Hughes 1 Wendy Adams 3, Dawn Aarmstrong 1 Melanie Jones 3, Laura Tye 2 Caroline Pike 3, Layla Bontoft 1 Chloe McKivett 3, Julie Lambie 2 Angela Jones 3, Heather Lodge 3 Lisa Deslandes 2.
West Midlands player Mick Baker has unbelievably won the Winmau Centre Thursday Night Champions League title, plus the lucrative twelve months sponsorship deal supplied by Winmau that goes with the title for the last three seasons and after catching up with some of his outstanding fixtures has now replaced long term leader Tony Randell in pole position. Baker’s latest fixtures have seen him win 5-2 against Adam Quinton and 6-1 against Rob Montana to put him on 111 points from 19 games, Randell who has now dropped into second place has 104 points from 20 games and with third placed Jordan Ward having played 24 games and being 14 poinyts adrift of Baker the title looks almost certain to go to one of the current top two players. Full Results:- Rob Harris 5 Sam Aitkens 2, Liam Baker 5 Ashok Sehdev 2, Mick Baker 5 Adam Quinton 2, Chris Manoila 5 Chris Fox 2, Ashok Sehdev 1 Devinder Singh 6, Gemma Barrett 4 Rob Montana 3, Devinder Singh 5 Rob Harris 2, Mick Baker 6 Rob Montana 1, Gemma Barrett 1 Jordan Ward 6, Sam Aitkens 4 Gemma Barrett 3, Chris Fox 4 Rob Harris 3, Ashok Sehdev 3 Chris Manoila 4.
An 8-1 win over The Gate in division one of the South Birmingham League has taken leaders Erdington Members Club’s unbeaten run to six games and after a 5-4 home defeat for second placed Banbury Arrows by Coleshill Social Erdington have a four points lead over second and third placed Banbury Arrows and Crown at Shard End, Crown have a game in hand on the two teams above them. With Iron Horse having a bye in division two C’s Arrows have taken over from them in the number one spot after a 7-2 win over Crown Jewels, they lead Iron Horse by just one leg of average as both teams have ten points. There was a first win in four for Chelmsley Conservative Club as they beat C’s Flights 7-2. Full Results:Week 6:Division One:- Raven 5 Pavillions 0 (walkover), Banbury Arrows 4 (A.Cooksey 140, W.Cooper 100,137, A.Luckman 2x100, L.Reece 140,100) Coleshill Social 5 (G.Jones 112b, A.Mayell 120b,136, S.Sweetman 140, P.Williams 120, C.Cooke 100, P.Bryant 100,140), Erdington Members Club 8 (R.Liggins 100, B.Liggins 112b, J.Frost 3x100, J.Liggins 100, M.Birch 100) The Gate 1 (P.Jones 126, N.Groves 2x100,123, T.Moulineux 100), Crown at Shard End 6 (J.Webster 100, R.Lawrence 135, A.Edwards 100, S.Edwards 171, T.Evans 135) The Trident 3 (T.Blakemore 142b, S.Hughes 100, C.Walton 2x100, R.McDonough 132), Division Two:- The Dog 4 (J.Fathers 100, J.Kane 125) Kingfisher 5 (S.Boden 114, M.Jay 140, G.Shergold 100, R.Mills 100 108b), C's Arrows 7 (A.Harvey 125,140,102,2x100, K.Geary 100, S.Whatmore 2x100, S.Kingdon 112b, J.Carter 100) Crown Jewels 2 (T.Anderton 100, N.Walker 102b), Chelmsley Conservative Club 7 (P.Barton 100, D.Flores 113f, 100, J.Shingler 3x100, S.Cooper 100, P.Claythorne 138) C's Flights 2 (L.Beale 100, D.Cooper 118b), Mini League:- Iron Horse 15 legs (A.Whitehouse 2x100, C.Hough 120, J.Lewin 117,111,134, R.Earl 120b,105b,100, A.Farrington 2x100) Toby Jug 12 legs (I.Beattie 140, A.McSwiggan 100, T.Adams 114, D.Revitt 100).
Royal Sutton Flights recorded a 6-2 win at Golden Hind in the Four Oaks and District League and after five games are tied at the top of the first division with The Boat on ten points but take pole with a superior average. The two teams will square up to each other in the next round of fixtures to end the first half of the season. Trailing 4-2 Drakes Drum staged a monumental comeback at St Thomas’s Social Club to take the final three games 2-1 and earn their first league win of the season. In the second division Red Lion resumed their winning ways with a 7-2 win against The Fox to take them top of the table while Bishop Vesey dropped down one place to second after losing 6-3 at Erdington Arrows. Plough and Arrows doubled their points tally with their second consecutive win a 5-4 success at Old Oscott WMC. The Oscott Social remain unbeaten at the top of the third division an 8-1 win against Sutton Sports and Social Club giving them a perfect ten points two more than second in the table Boldmere Tap who had a 7-2 win against Lad In The Lane. R.Hawker (Royal Sutton Flights( hit his second 180 of the season and K.Brown (Drakes Drum) his first. Full Results:Week 6:Division One:- The Boot 2 (J.Kavanagh 103b, P.Opieler 100, P.Locke 120b,2x140,100,111f, T.Taylor 2x100, G.Gaughan 125,2x100) Old Oscott Arrows 7 (M.Compton 100f, E.Atkins 100, L.Jones 2x100, M.Page 140,100, B.Hoare 100,140, A.Lea 121), Golden Hind 2 (G.Kimberley 105b, S.Pritchett 100, T.O’Kereke 100, M.Tedstone 100b,2x100,134,121,138, D.Pickering 120b,3x100, W.Naylor 134) Royal Sutton Flights 6 (M.Wild 2x100,140,123,121, C.Perry 120b,2x125,8 darts game, B.Stephens 131,140, A.Kimberley 2x100,2x140, R.Hawker 120b,2x100,180,123), St Thomas’s Social Club 4 (J.Collins 3x100,140, T.Kelly 116b,111b, W.Cadby 160b,121,105f,9 darts game, A.Rose 125, I.Lloyd 112b,121,100, I.Matthews 101,2x100,140) Drakes Drum 5 (R.Hasluck 120b, A.Lilley 102b,100,125, J.Mahon 108, J.Clarke 108b,134,100, K.Brown 2x100,180,108), Division Two:- Erdington Arrows 6 (J.West 115b,100,134, M.Phillips 110b,3x100, R.Bazeley 152b,114,133,100,132, M.Edwards 125,140, K.Smith 132,125) Bishop Vesey 3 (S.Holmes 120b,2x100,103f,9 darts game, M.Hall 100, D.Walton 118, A.France 100, D.Sammons 100), Old Oscott WMC 4 (R.Bennett 100, D.Parsons 3x100, J.Tolley 135,137, J.Rogers 140, M.Bowles 100, D.Munge 100, A.Cole 125b) Plough and Arrows 5 (N.Robbins 2x100b,100,136,139,123, R.Davies 100, J.O’Connor 100,120, W.Chinn 116), Red Lion 7 (G.Oldfield 112b, B.Hughes 100, T.Colley 100, M.Gaughan 100, D.Bayliss 100b,140,100, E.A.Birkett 125) The Fox 2 (A.Sargeant 100, S.Hughes 109b,125,9 darts game, R.Stanton 121, D.Perry 112b,125), Division Three:- Boldmere Tap 7 (D.Simpson 100,111,123, A.Gough 140, P.Bromley 152b,2x100,140, D.Quirk 100, J.Hunter 156, D.Byrne 100) Lad In The Lane 2 (J.Averill 100, G.Averill 100, P.Ellis 116b, L.Cooksey 2x140,100), The Oscott Social 8 (P.Hodgkins 125, P.Graham 112,140, D.Haskins 116, A.Whitehouse 2x100,123) Sutton Sports and Social Club 1 (D.Panjanaden 100, D.Clarke 100), Rosey Mac’s 3 (D.Jarvis 140,100, D.Jarvis snr 100b,101, L.Shorthouse 2x100) St Thomas’s Arrows 6 (M.Andrews 106,140, R.Nelson 2x100, B.Hodgson 100), The Boat, Pint Pot Flights and Brookvale Social all had a bye.
With Journeys End Flights having a bye in the Forest of Arden Winter League their local rivals Journeys End have replaced them at the top of the table with a 6-3 win at Kingshurst Knights, both Journeys teams are on 22 points but Flights now have a game in hand. Third placed Highwood KB gained an important win when they beat fourth in the table Greville Arrows 6-3 to open up a two points lead over their opponents. Full Results:Match 13:- Highwood KB 6 (A.Gorman 2x100, N.Wykes 3x100,120,140,131,180, W.Cooper 4x100,107, N.Byrne 3x100,137, T.Walton 140,100) Greville Arrows 3 (D.Ryecroft 4x100,125,140, R.Jelley 2x100,140, C.Okey 3x100,117, D.Field 2x100, K.Duggan 100,114, D.Duggan 140,100), Kingshurst Knights 3 (K.White 100,101, K.Brush 5x100,2x140, L.Vann 101, D.White 120,100, S.Moran 100) Journeys End 6 (R.Lawrence 123,180,121,2x100, S.Whatmore 121, D.Wilson 100,119, S.Kingdon 123, P.Kingdon 125,100, L.Barberan 2x100,180, J.Webster 105,135,100), Rearranged Fixture:- Kingshurst Knights 8 (K.White 140,116, L.Vann 100, C.Marshall 2x100, S.Moran 2x100, J.Masfield 2x140,2x100) The C's 1 (P.Richardson 116,100, R.McCarthy 101, G.Vasou 100,140, J.Green 2x100,105), Mini League:- Journeys End Flights 23 legs (R.Hogan 100, S.Kennedy 140, J.Sidwell 119f,100, P.Yardley 100,3x140, S.Edwards 4x100,125) Highwood Arms 4 legs (A.Thurman 5x100, C.Burns 100, P.Thorley 140,119f, A.Hawkins 2x116, N.Walker 100,140, B.Anderton 100).
The Henley and District League had round one of their League Cup on the fixture card and the four teams winning through to the next round were Studley Cricket Club, Wharf Swifts, Wootton Bears and Beausale. The four losing teams Studley Conservative Club, Dorridge, Village inn and Wythall Legion go into the Consolation Cup. Full Results:League Cup:Round One:- Studley Cricket Club 5 (Dave Tabberner 180,121,101,100,111f, Roger Allbut 100,105f, Dale Evans 3x100) Studley Conservative Club 4 (Paul Fackrell 104f,123,6x100, Adrian Whadcoat 4x100, Mandy Morgan 5x100), Dorridge 4 (Andy Foulkes 125,4x100, Keith Wing 180, Dave Finney 180,100, Brian Joyce 2x140,114f,2x100) Wootton Bears 5 (Dave Conroy 134,100, Alan Marsh 140,100, Dave Amor 3x100), Wharf Swifts 7 (Lee Hodges 140,125,3x100, Sam Hicks 140,135b,125,100, Steve Veitch 121,2x100) Wythall Legion 2 (Chris Devlin 180,121,2x100, Richard Envine 2x125, Malcolm Envine 156,100), Beausale 6 Village Inn 3.
Will Naylor continues to impress in the Erdington Red Lion Double Top League with 2-1 and 3-0 wins over respective opponents Lewis Bayliss and Ryan Barritt to give him a total of 35 points from an unbeaten thirteen games. Jim Frost surrendered his second place to Dean Bayliss after he lost 2-1 to Lee Austin and Bayliss, Bayliss also having a 3-0 success against Micky Wilde to leave him six points adrift of Naylor but two ahead of Frost in third place. Full Results:Week 7:- Lee Austin 3 Richard O’Grady 0, Lewis Bayliss 1 Will Naylor 2, Micky Wilde 0 Dean Bayliss 3, Lee Austin 2 Jim Frost 1, Steve Cain 1 Clive Austin 2, Ryan Barritt 0 Will Naylor 3, John Frost 3 Lee Austin 0, Alex Downes 3 Richard O’Grady 0, Jim Frost 1 Dean Bayliss 2, John Frost 2 Lewis Bayliss 1, Lee Austin 1 Steve Cain 2, Clive Austin 2 Micky Wilde 1.
After losing 29-19 to leaders of the Winmau Centre Monday Night League Misfits, Just The Tip have slipped down to third place behind The Untouchables who won 34-14 against What’s The Point. Despite their big win Untouchables are still a huge 47 points behind the leaders but go four ahead of Just The Tip. Full Results:Week 13:- Keep It In The Family 31 Unleashed Warrior 17, Just The Tip 19 Misfits 29, The Untouchables 34 What’s The Point 14, Full Monty 33 Make Mine A Double 15.
The Brierley Hill Monday Night League played off the finals of their Singles Knockout and taking the title with a final straight 3-0 win over H.Wakefield (Brickmakers Arms) was R.Powers representing Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club. In the last four games Powers beat L.Davies (Lamp Tavern) 2-0 while Wakefield was taken to a deciding leg by J.Glazzard (Roebuck). Full Results:Singles Knockout:Semi Finals:- R.Powell (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) 2 L.Davies (Lamp Tavern) 0, H.Wakefield (Brickmakers Arms) 2 J.Glazzard (Roebuck) 1, Final:- H.Wakefield 0 R.Powers 3.
Avenue Social consolidated their number one spot in the Kings Norton League when they took their points tally to ten with a 6-1 win away to Toby Jug, however also on ten points are E57, West Heath and Rubery RBL, E57 winning 5-2 against Bournbrook, West Heath had a close 4-3 home win over Grant Arms and Rubery had a confident 6-1 win against Weoley Hill. Week six was a good week for Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club as they recorded their first win in six a 6-1 result away to Man on the Moon. Full Results:Week 6:- Dingle 1 (N.Ferriday 101,112) Thurlestone 6 (N.Watts 120, J.Garghan 104f, P.Andrews 102), West Heath 4 (S.Deeley 125, K.Hall 108b, T.Corbett 100, P.Hughes 140, A.Sutton 140, W.Webb 2x100) Grant Arms 3 (M.Kelly 2x100,100b, D.Campbell 106, V.Walton 100,112b, M.Kearney 100,112, S.Seery 100), Weoley Hill 1 (L.Allen 105,125, M.Lloyd 101,140,180, P.Draper 140, A.Meredith 100,121) Rubery RBL 6 (R.Higgins 100,101, J.Higgins 100, I.Medlicott 100b,120b, C.Guest 100b,135, S.Jacques 114b, J.Grainger 140, J.Ford 121,140, I.Medlicott 180), E57 5 (D.Price 100f, D.Logan 125, T.Roberts 105,140, N.Porter 100,140, E.Bird 140, J.Calt 100, A.Rickard 100, B.Doyle 100,140, M.Ellis 100) Bournbrook 2 (T.Jeffs 3x100, R.Orton 100, D.Collins 100,11 darts game, C.Ryan 100,123), Cotteridge 3 (P.Taylor 100, B.Faulkner 117,140, J.O'Neill 100) Cock Inn 4 (K.McManus 100, L.Caven 125, L.Fox 133, A.Harvey 100b,101b, John Fox 105, Joe Fox 100,100b, K.Vaughan 100,120b), Toby Jug 1 (D.Kent 2x100, R.Smith 129, K.White 2x100) Avenue Social 6 (E.Simpson 100, G.Dews 2x100, J.Hykin 100b,127, V.Gould 120b,140, T.Hamilton 120b,121, R.Mann 100, P.Blades 2x140), Man on the Moon 1 (C.Burke 100, M.Malone 140) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 6 (D.Whitecombe 100,100b, M.Bloomer 100,109b, S.Brown 120).
Making the last eight of the Camp Hill League’s Singles Knockout Neil Parsonage (Cotterills Lane Club), James Gavin, Dan Lee (Crown Jewels), Bill Carter, Mick O’Sullivan (Holy Souls), Mick Looby (Devil’s Club), Pete Yardley (Journeys End Lions) and Nathan Prentice (Tyseley WMC). Full Results:Singles Knockout:Last Eight:- Neil Parsonage (Cotterills Lane Club), James Gavin, Dan Lee (Crown Jewels), Bill Carter, Mick O’Sullivan (Holy Souls), Mick Looby (Devil’s Club), Pete Yardley (Journeys End Lions), Nathan Prentice (Tyseley WMC).
Gate ‘B’, third in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League table were the only losers in the top ten teams in week 36. Playing with home advantage Gate ‘B’ lost 6-3 to fifth in the table Brickmakers Arms who with 52 points are now just two behind their hosts. Top of the table Ten Arches ‘A’ had a 7-2 win at Kingswinford Conservative Club to preserve their two points lead over local rivals Ten Arches ‘B’ who handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their hosts Garibaldi. In the eleven teams Shadow League Crestwood with a 7-2 win at Britannia were the only winners this week. Full Results:Match 36:- Gate ‘B’ 3 Brickmakers Arms 6, Gate ‘A’ 6 Kingswinford Snooker Club 3, Quarry Bank Conservative Club 4 Bird (Stourbridge) 5, Queens 5 Swan 4, Bridge (Kingswinford) 9 Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 0, Old Cat (Wordsley) 3 Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 6, Garibaldi 0 Ten Arches ‘B’ 9, Stourbridge RBL 6 Fox Inn (Lye) 3, Bird (Wordsley) 5 Church Tavern 4, Britannia 2 Crestwood 7, Kingswinford Conservative Club 2 Ten Arches ‘A’ 7.
After completing the opening ten fixtures in the Shirley and District Monday Night League three teams are on 18 points at the top of the table, Dunky’s Boys with a 170 break from Bob Nixon, a maximum from Andy Hutchings and breaks of 120 and 102 from Bob Vines and Karl Attwood respectively beat Saracens Misfits 9-0 to hold on to pole position on average from Highwood and Cider House who in turn won 9-0 against Shirley Spartac and 5-4 at Solihull Sports Club. The three teams have a two points lead over Red Lion and Drawbridge Bears. Full Results:Week 10:- Legion Royals 0 Red Lion 9, Highwood 9 Shirley Spartac 0, Blue Bell 2 Drawbridge Bears (Andy Thomas 180) 7, Solihull Sports Club 4 Cider House 5, Shirley Golf Club 6 Sharmans Cross 3, The Lodge 5 Legionnaires 4, Saracens Jesters 6 Plume of Feathers 3, Dunky's Boys (Bob Nixon 170b, Andy Hutchings 180, Bob Vines 120b, Karl Attwood 102f) 9 Saracens Misfits 0.
The Small Heath League are up to week six and keeping their place at the top of the table with an 8-1 win away to Emerald Club were East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association. E.B.A.H.A. with a perfect 12 points have a four points advantage over their nearest rivals Heartlands Club who had a bye this week and now have a game in hand on the leaders. The two Sheldon Marlborough teams had 6-3 mixed fortunes as Flights won against Wagon and Horses and Arrows went down by the same margin at Cob’s Bar. Full Results:Week 6:- Emerald Club 1 (A.Fisher 100, P.Hopkins 100b,135) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 8 (C.Wyatt 140,116,100, L.Robinson 100, N.Davis 100, T.Constable 100,140,145b, Matt Cooper 2x100, P.Webster 100, T.Webster 100b), Cob’s Bar 6 (D.Shakespeare 128,100, R.Pikey 120,127, A.Lattimer 140, M.Atkins 123) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 3 (M.Murrin 2x140,125, D.Howlett 140,100), Sheldon Marlborough Flights 6 (P.Sunner 100,123, P.Brown 100,134) Wagon and Horses 3 (G.Daly 101, C.Murphy 114b,127, M.Tilley 120b,122, J.Phipps 135, A.Cheshire 100,108).
The Netherton Thursday Night League have been winding down their season with various finals, Townsend Club reversed the previous week’s 5-4 defeat to Delph Bell in the final of the League Shadow Cup by beating the same opponents by the same margin in the Andy Bastable Shadow Cup final. The game went to the very last leg with Townsend taking their chance on the double to deny The Bell a second cup final win. The Captain’s Cup was won by Simon Purcell (Riddins Tavern) who clinched the title with a final 2-1 win over Colin Hickman from Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club. Both semi finals were won 2-0, Purcell beating Matt Hall (Delph Bell) and Hickman winning against John Green (Fairfield). The league will be holding their AGM on Thursday 4th January all teams old and new who interested in entering a team for the forthcoming season are invited to attend the meeting. Full Results:Andy Bastable Shadow Cup:Final:- Townsend Club 5 Delph Bell 4, Captains Cup:Quarter Finals:- Mark Jones (Hill & Cakemore) 1 Simon Purcell (Riddins Tavern) 2, Matt Hall (Delph Bell) 2 Trevor Male (Bulls Head) 1, Jon Rose (Townsend Club) 0 (Colin Hickman (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) 2, John Green (Fairfield) 2 Carl Wakeman (White Horse) 0, Semi Finals:- Simon Purcell 2 Matt Hall 0, John Green 0 Colin Hickman 2, Final:- Simon Purcell 2 Colin Hickman 1.
The Pip Club League played round one of their Divisional Cups and making their way into the last four for division one were Dolphin Wanderers, Belgrave Club, Queens Head and The Office while the winners in division two were Old Liberal House, Wiggington Arms and Pip Club, Red Lion had a bye. Full Results:Divisional Cups:Round One:Division One:- Dolphin Wanderers beat Birchmoor Club, Queens Head beat Sports Bar ‘180’ (Steve Taft 180), Kettlebrook Club lost to Belgrave Club (Adam Williams 180, Martin Cairns 180), Globe (Wilnecote) lost to The Office, Division Two:- Old Liberal House (Nigel Vaughan 112b) beat Dolphin (Dave Barker 180), Wigginton Arms beat Progressive Club (Mick Roe 141f, Kenny Roe 102b), Pip Club (Ash Luckman 120b) beat Mercian, Red Lion had a bye.
Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ are third in the Brierley Hill Friday Night League and week 15 saw them win a vital away game against second placed Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ to reduce the arrears on their opponents to four points while the losers fell four points behind leaders Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ who won their home game against next to bottom of the table Britannia 7-0. Full Results:Week 15:- Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 3 Pensnett Welfare Club ’A’ 4, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 7 Britannia 0, Delph Bell 5 Fox Inn ‘A’ (Lye) 2, Fox Inn ‘B’ (Lye) 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 4, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 2 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 5, Dudley Sports 3 Miners (Wollescote) 4.
The final of their Doubles Knockout was on the agenda for the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League and taking the title with a win over reigning champions Tony Kennedy and John Wright were Graham Parker and M.Bowen. In the semi-finals L.Sherwood despite losing 2-1 registered a 170 checkout in his winning leg. Full Results:Doubles Knockout:Final:- M.Bowen / Graham Parker 3 Tony Kennedy / John Wright 0.
The Shirley Red Lion Premier League staged three knockouts on their presentation night, the first being the ‘£50 Shoot Out’ for the league’s top four players, unfortunately due to ill health runner up Steve Sidwell was unable to attend so in stepped fifth placed Lee Harris. The semi-finals saw a high quality standard with league champion Tom Bent edging out Lee Harris whilst Mark Henderson started his semi-final with a 180 only to see Mark Gwalchmai hit back with finishes of 116 and 100 and then take the fifth leg and book his place in the final. The high quality darts continued in the final Mark Gwalchmai winning the first two legs Tom Bent replying by winning the next two. Gwalchmai looked all set to collect the £50 top prize until Bent produced a sensational 153 checkout. The ‘Win your £20 entry fee back’ play off between the league’s bottom four players was a hard fought affair too, in the semi-finals Nick Walker and Karl Wilson won 3-0 in turn against Tim Lowe and Noreen Harris. The final was a very close affair Nick Walker taking the honours with a 3-2 result. Thirteen players did battle in the Singles Knockout with the eight players taking part in the two previous knockouts excluded. The semi-finals both went to a deciding leg with Tony Daly beating Sean Talbot and Dave Heighway taking out Andy Thomas, the final result going to Tony Daly.
The winners of the Cradley Tuesday Night League 5 A-Side Knockout were Shaun Hill, Bryan Pearsall, Carl Newton, Mark Rutter and Michael Roberts while the 3 A-Side title went to Jeff Batham, Alf Turley and Carl Penzer. Full Results:5 A-Side Knockout:Winners:- Shaun Hill, Bryan Pearsall, Carl Newton, Mark Rutter, Micheal Roberts, 3 A-Side Knockout:Winners:- Jeff Batham, Alf Turley, Carl Penzer.
After just one week off the top of the division one doubles section of the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League Riley’s ‘B’ with a 2-1 win over Wednesfield Conservative Club in the final fixture of the season have replaced their ‘C’ team at the top of the table to take the title. The division two doubles title went to Wednesfield Legion. In the singles sections Riley’s ‘C’ won division one and the division two title went to Dog and Partridge. Full Results:Week 32: Singles League:Division One:- Penn Bowling 0 Sunbeam 7, Riley’s ‘A’ 1 Bull 6, Victoria 3 Jack’s Bar 4, Village Inn 6 Pavilion 1, Wednesfield Conservative Club 3 Riley’s ‘B’ 4, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 1 Dog and Partridge 6, Roebuck 2 Shed 5, Ukrainian Club 2 Riley’s ‘D’ 5, Wednesfield Legion 4 Royal 3, Yale Club 5 Woodfield Social 2, Doubles League:Division One:- Penn Bowling 2 Sunbeam 1, Riley’s ‘A’ 0 Bull 3, Victoria 3 Jack’s Bar 0, Village Inn 2 Pavilion 1, Wednesfield Conservative Club 1 Riley’s ‘B’ 2, Division Two:- Bird in Hand 0 Dog and Partridge 3, Roebuck 0 Shed 3, Ukrainian Club 1 Riley’s ‘D’ 2, Wednesfield Legion 2 Royal 1, Yale Club 1 Woodfield Social 2.

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