Darts News - BICC Results by Alan Towe
Buckinghamshire v Shropshire With five defeats in the five games played this season in division four of the BDO Inter County Championships things unbelievably got worse for Shropshire in their sixth fixture away to Buckinghamshire. The ladies ‘B’ began the weekend and suffered their biggest defeat of the campaign, a 6-0 whitewash, setting the hosts on their way to the win was Barbara Legge who won 3-1 against Allison Gallagher. A further two 3-1 results for the home team were supplied by Jane Sobey and Karen Leather at the expense of Sue Lane and Debbie Davies. The game was put beyond Shropshire’s reach as early as the fourth encounter as Gerry Johnson added her 3-2 win over Lisa Wills to their account. Anita Daly-Warwick made it 5-0 with a 3-0 victory over Cheryl Owen and rounding off the 6-0 win for the home side was Lorraine Hodges who beat Sharon Harris 3-1. There was a bright start for the men’s ‘B’ side as Peter Eley won the opener against Paul Stefanovic 3-1, then doubling the lead was man of the match Neil Powell who had a similar 3-1 win over Craig Cox, Powell taking the match award for his 24.02 average. Parity was quickly restored as Jamie Major (Buckinghamshire) won 3-0 against Colin Hill and Major’s team mate Kevin Locke beat Rob Trumper 3-1. Shropshire forged ahead again in the fifth when Neville Quinton added his 3-1 win over Alan Syphas to their tally and opening up a two games lead for a second time was Martin Riggs who defeated Stephen Reed 3-2. As the second half of the match got underway once again the lead was cancelled out as first Henry Reddin won 3-2 against Paul Bromley after Bromley had taken a 2-1 lead and Lee Rose won 3-0 against Rob Harris. For a third time Shropshire went ahead, this time thanks to a 3-2 win from Darryl Sheldon over Blaine Jelly, Sheldon coming back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 and put the away side 5-4 up. Ron Grant (Buckinghamshire) made it 5-5 when he won 3-1 against Andy Gilbert only to see Andy Mullinder (Shropshire) fight back from 2-0 down against Stuart Robinson to win 3-2 to leave the result hinging on the final game of the day between Jack Vincent (Buckinghamshire) and Joe Cook. Vincent won the first leg only to see Cook take the next two, but with wins in the last two legs it was Vincent who got the 3-2 verdict and earn his team a share of the 6-6 result. The ladies ‘A’ match appeared as though it was going to go the same way as the ‘B’ encounter when Felicia Bray, Sarah Louise Mallott and Janet Weedon in turn defeated Kat McLean (3-1), Julie Griffiths (3-0) and Sophie Fawcett (3-1) but the rot was stopped in the fourth when Stephanie Clarke followed up scores of 121 and 100 with a 103 checkout in the opening leg against Kirsty Gibbs and then went on to win 3-0 and take the lady of the match award for her 18.79 average. Marie Riggs kept Shropshire’s hopes alive when in the penultimate game after twice having her lead cancelled out by Kate Drake she went on to win 3-2. Unfortunately for Shropshire and their Michele Pritchard Buckinghamshire on the day had kept their best till last as Fallon Sherrock won 3-0 against Pritchard, take her team’s match award for her 21.17 average and give her team the 4-2 result. It was not the best of weekends for the men’s ‘A’ team as they had lost the game before they registered their first winner, the opening eight games all going to Buckinghamshire. Kicking off the rout was John Woodbridge who beat Danny James 4-1 then came wins from Michael Burgoine, Mark Boardman, Mat Caste, Sean Rose, Samuel Ridgway, Damien Fyffe and Tim Martin who accounted for their counterparts Jamie Barrowman (4-2), Chris Fox (4-0), Richard Parker (4-3), Nathan Storar (4-1), Brian Hickman (4-2), Scott Meyrick (4-0) and Simon Pritchard (4-1). Andi Chatter at number nine was Shropshire’s first winner he went 3-0 up against Andy Brown, lost the next two legs but won the sixth for a 4-2 victory. Following Andi was Derek Coulson who not only had a 4-1 win against Steve McLeod but also took the match award for his 27.33 average. Alas that is where the good news ended as the last two games of the weekend finished 4-1 with Clive Wilford and Adam Mould beating respective opponents Adam Thackray and Kevin Harris to give Buckinghamshire men’s ‘A’ team a 10-2 win and put the overall result at 26-10 also in the home team’s favour. The result leaves Shropshire still lying next to bottom of the table with a ten point’s advantage over bottom team Isle of Wight but the gap between them and Middlesex the next team above them has now widened to 23 points. Full Results:Buckinghamshire v Shropshire (26-10):(Buckinghamshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Johm Woodbridge 4 Danny James 1, Michael Burgoine 4 Jamie Barrowman 2, Mark Boardman 4 Chris Fox 0, Mat Caste 4 Richard Parker 3, Sean Rose 4 Nathan Storar 1, Samuel Ridgway 4 Brian Hickman 2, Damien Fyffe 4 Scott Meyrick 0, Tim Martin 4 Simon Pritchard 1, Andy Brown 2 Andi Chatter 4, Steve McLeod 1 Derek Coulson 4, Clive Wilford 4 Adam Thackray 1, Adam Mould 4 Kevin Harris 1, Men’s ‘B’:-Paul Stefanovic 1 Pete Eley 3, Craig Cox 1 Neil Powell 3, Jamie Major 3 Colin Hill 0, Kevin Locke 3 Rob Trumper 1, Alan Syphas 2 Neville Quinton 3, Stephen Reed 2 Martin Riggs 3, Henry Reddin 3 Paul Bromley 2, Lee Rose 3 Rob Harris 0, Blaine Jelly 2 Darryl Sheldon 3, Ron Grant 3 Andy Gilbert 1, Stuart Robinson 2 Andy Mullinder 3, Jack Vincent 3 Joe Cook 2, Women’s ‘A’:- Felicia Bray 3 Kat McLean 1, Sarah Louise Mallott 3 Julie Griffiths 0, Janet Weedon 3 Sophie Fawcett 1, Kirsty Gibbs 0 Stephanie Clarke 3, Kate Drake 2 Marie Riggs 3, Fallon Sherrock 3 Michele Pritchard 0, Women’s ‘B’:- Barbara Legge 3 Allison Gallagher 1, Jane Sobey 3 Sue Lane 1, Karen Leather 3 Debbie Davies 1, Gerry Johnson 3 Lisa Wills 2, Anita Daly-Warwick 3 Cheryl Owen 0, Lorraine Hodges 3 Sharon Harris 1.
Cambridgeshire v Warwickshire Warwickshire’s fixture away to Cambridgeshire in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships was one of two emotions delight for the men and misery for the ladies. Saturday’s ladies ‘B’ game saw the home side win the opening game as Fiona Coker beat Melanie Jones 3-2 after Jones had cancelled out her lead in both the second and fourth legs. Caroline Pike levelled the match in style with a lady of the match performance against Debbie Melton winning 3-0 with a 20.04 average. Then Warwickshire took the lead for the first time in the game when Donna Pinch came from one down to Hannah Rampley to win 3-1. Unfortunately from there on in it was all Cambridgeshire as Casey Hill beat Chloe McKivett 3-0, Liz Humphries won 3-1 against Lisa Deslandes and rounding off a 4-2 victory for the hosts was Amy Grant with the 3-1 defeat of Denise Keyte. The men’s ‘B’ team also lost the first game as Gareth Braham finished on the wrong side of a 4-0 scoreline to Eddie Martin. Warwickshire were not behind for long as Richard Foster handed out a similar 4-0 defeat to Carl Dockerill to square the match and then Mark Carter, who had trailed twice to Matthew Wing went on to win 4-3. Taking the score nicely along to 3-1 was Ian Shaw who accounted for Gary Robertson with a 4-2 result in which he had winning legs of 18,18,20 and 15 darts to give him his first match award of the season for his 27.63 average. Then making it 4-1 was Mark Strong with his straight 4-0 win over Tim Fulcher. By the halfway stage the home team had reduced the deficit to 4-2, Darren Cotterell adding his 4-2 win over Jack Wareing to the score. The second half began with two straight 4-0 wins for Warwickshire, James Hykin defeating Aaron Baker and Karl Reynolds ensuring at least a share of the points when he took the advantage to 6-2 with his win against Connor Arberry. The win came for Warwickshire in the very next game when Ashley Hykin beat Simon Hill 4-2 and then taking the running total to 8-2 in the visitors favour was Robert Comben who won his tie with Andrew Hircock 4-2. The last two games of the day went to the hosts as Barry-John Pagey won 4-1 against Tom McGlone and Martyn Moore beat Adam Paxton 4-2 to give a final score of 8-4 to Warwickshire, their second win in six games. Once again it was the hosts first off the mark in the ladies ‘A’ match and it was Nadine Bentley who gave them a winning start when she beat Angela Jones 3-1. Sue Gulliver (Warwickshire) made it four lady of the match awards in six games when she won 3-1 against Barbara Greatbatch, Sue recording a 21.11 average. The third game went the full five legs distance with Marian Conway (Warwickshire) twice taking the lead but it was her opponent Karen Stanhope who eventually got the 3-2 verdict. The last three games all finished with a 3-1 result, all three of them going to Cambridgeshire as Jane Judges, Diane Nash and Sandra Greatbatch defeated respective opponents Wendy Adams, Nina Bolt and Melanie Jones to give the home side a 4-2 win. With three wins, one draw and only one defeat in their previous five games the men’s ‘A’ side are having a good season and began their match well as man of the match Nigel Heydon gave them the ideal start when he won 4-0 against Ashley Coleman in 15,16,18 and 16 darts for a tremendous 30.83 average. Second on for the away team was Kevin Dowling who was also in top form beating Terry Redhead 4-2 with a 28.91 average. Noel Grant won the opener against Stuart Ward but in the end went down 4-2 and although Antony West went within an ace of winning against Chris Sands-Pearce when he won the first three legs he then lost the next four to lose 4-3 and Cambridgeshire were back on level terms. Tom Aldridge restored Warwickshire’s advantage with a 4-2 win over John Imrie and by the midway point the away team had opened up a 4-2 lead when Ian McFarlane added his straight 4-0 win over Paul Wade to their account. Extending Warwickshire’s lead to 5-2 was Bob Nixon when he, after going one up then 2-1 down won 4-2 against Paul Wenn before the hosts rallied to take the next two games through Ian Withers and Dennis Harbour, Withers coming from two down against Carl Green to win 4-2 and Harbour after losing the first leg to Anthony Allen went on to win, again 4-2. Mark Westgarth was made to fight all the way for his 4-3 win by Kelly Corcoran as he won the first then lost the next two. Westgarth won the fourth and fifth legs to take the game to a decider which he won with an 86 checkout. Victory was assured in the penultimate encounter when Dean Stewart handed out a 4-0 whitewash to Iain Styles and anchor man Charlie Symons looked all set to make the final score 8-4 when he went 3-0 up against Martin Adams but Adams bounced back to win 4-3 and put the final score at 7-5 to Warwickshire. The overall score for the weekend was an 18-18 draw Warwickshire’s first draw since they finished all square away to Hampshire in February 2012. Nevertheless the draw has left them in good stead, fifth in the table on 117 points just six behind third placed Glamorgan their next opponents. Full Results:Cambridgeshire v Warwickshire (18-18):(Cambridgeshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Ashley Coleman 0 Nigel Heydon 4, Terry Redhead 2 Kevin Dowling 4, Stuart Ward 4 Noel Grant 2, Chris Sands-Pearce 4 Antony West 3, John Imrie 2 Tom Aldridge 4, Paul Wade 0 Ian McFarlane 4, Paul Wenn 2 Bob Nixon 4, Ian Withers 4 Carl Green 2, Dennis Harbour 4 Anthony Allen 2, Kelly Corcoran 3 Mark Westgarth 4, Iain Styles 0 Dean Stewart 4, Martin Adams 4 Charlie Symons 3, Men’s ‘B’:- Eddie Martin 4 Gareth Braham 0, Carl Dockerill 0 Richard Foster 4, Matthew Wing 3 Mark Carter 4, Gary Robertson 2 Ian Shaw 4, Tim Fulcher 0 Mark Strong 4, Darren Cotterell 4 Jack Wareing 2, Aaron Baker 0 James Hykin 4, Connor Arberry 0 Karl Reynolds 4, Simon Hill 2 Ashley Hykin 4, Andrew Hircock 2 Robert Comben 4, Barry-John Paget 4 Tom McGlone 1, Martyn Moore 4 Adam Paxton 2, Women’s ‘A’:- Nadine Bentley 3 Angela Jones 1, Barbara Greatbatch 1 Sue Gulliver 3, Karen Stanhope 3 Marian Conway 2, Jane Judges 3 Wendy Adams 1, Diane Nash 3 Nina Bolt 1, Sandra Greatbatch 3 Melanie Jones 1, Women’s ‘B’:- Fiona Coker 3 Melanie Jones 2, Debbie Melton 0 Caroline Pike 3, Hannah Rampley 1 Donna Pinch 3, Casey Hill 3 Chloe McKivett 0, Liz Humphries 3 Lisa Deslandes 1, Amy Grant 3 Denise Keyte 1.
By Alan Towe Website: www.alantowedarts.co.uk