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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

Following their opening 18-18 draw away to Devon in the Premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships, newly promoted West Midlands played a rearranged home fixture with Hampshire who were also promoted from division one last season as champions. Saturday’s games saw both the ladies and men’s teams finish all square, the ladies with wins from Shannon Hall and Shellbie Simmons had to wait until the penultimate game before securing their 3-3 draw when lady of the match Jacqueline Maiden beat Sue Thompson 3-1 with an 18.57 average. The men’s ‘B’ team had trailed 3-0, 4-1,5-3 and 6-5 before Neil Pointon came from 3-1 down to beat Andy Newcombe 4-3 and put the final score at 6-6, Robert Smith taking the match award with his 28.63 average. Sunday produced some great results as the ladies won 4-2 with Heather Wright (18.67) their top player and the men came back from 5-4 down to win 7-5 with opener Nick Fullwell taking the match award for his 29.91 average. The final score was 20-16 to put West Midlands top of the premier division table with 42 points, a fantastic start however its early days and they have played two fixtures compared to the majority having played just one. Full Results:Premier Division:West Midlands v Hampshire (20-16): (West Midlands names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Nick Fullwell 4 James Nicholson 0, Shaun Carroll 2 Gary Stanford 4, Scott Baker 4 Chas Barstow 2, Liam Kelly 4 Robin Hathaway 1, Ash Khayatt 3 Sam Rooney 4, Jonathan Platt 3 Steve Musson 4, Glen McGrandle 3 Paul Winter 4, Gavin Baker 4 Luke Getty 1, Ian Jones 1 Charlie Jackson 4, Dean Mills 4 Steve Phipps 1, Daniel Nicholls 4 Andy Mitchell 3, Mark Craddock 4 Mike Symes 3, Men’s ‘B’:- Richard Platt 1 Paul Winter 4, Jamie Rollinson 3 David Bonnett 4, Paul Price 0 Mick Savvery 4, Sam Guest 4 Michael Street 1, Adam Edgar 2 Jamie Kelling 4, Matthew Dicken 4 Steve Jannaway 2, Robert Smith 4 Mike Gillet 0 Michael Baker 3 Mark Thorne 4, Christopher Williams 4 Dave Coffin 0, Paul Wells 4 Graham Chalk 1, Alfie Jacques 1 Arron Monk 4, Neil Pointon 4 Andy Newcombe 3, Women’s ‘A’:- Sarah Roberts 1 Tara Power-Gillet 3, Heather Wright 3 Nikki Stevens 1, Kath Jenkins 1 Wendy Reinstadtler 3, Debbie Loon 3 Jane Monaggan 1, Sophie Singh 3 Joanne Senior 2, Gemma Barrett 3 Sue Lowther 2, Women’s ‘B’:- Kelly Dolman 0 Clare Cheney 3, Shannon Hall 3 Maxine Cadwallader 0, Claire Hobbs 0 Dawn Simmonds 3, Shellbie Simmons 3 Kelly Palmer 1, Jacqueline Maiden 3 Sue Thompson 1, Elizabeth Arnold 0 Abi Jurd 3.
Erdington Members Club made it two wins in as many games in division one of the South Birmingham League’s winter season when they recorded an emphatic 7-2 victory over Crown at Shard End to keep them in pole position and lead the rest of the field by two points. Second placed Pavilions were also 7-2 winners in their tie at The Gate and although they trail Erdington by two points they do have a game in hand. Just one leg of average separates the top two teams in division two Toby Jug leading the way with a 5-4 win at Crown Jewels giving them a maximum four points and on the same number of points is Iron Horse whose latest fixture saw them win by the same 5-4 margin against Chelmsley Conservative Club. Full Results:Week 2:Division One:- Erdington Members Club 7 (J.Frost 140,122,118, M.Gallett 100, B.Liggins 112b, L.Barberan 112b,100, J.Liggins 109b,113f,114, M.Birch 2x100,105b, C.Millward 2x100) Crown at Shard End 2 (S.Edwards 116b,100, J.Webster 107b, G.Clinton 105,135,100, R.Lawrence 146b,140), Coleshill Social 4 (C.McCormack 100, G.Jones 180, S.Parsons 100) The Trident 5 (S.Hughes 100f,118, C.Walton 120,121), Banbury Arrows 5 (G.Davidson 120b, A.Cooksey 140, W.Cooper 121, P.Moran 100) Mackadown Social 4 (N.Parsonage 140,100, D.Young 100,120b, G.James 100, M.Noonan 122), The Gate 2 (T.Barrs 140,120, P.Jones 126, N.Groves 105b) The Pavillions 7 (A.Hoey 100,180,9 darts game, M.Barnes 120, N.Jackson 115, T.Warrillow 100,120b, M.Warman 140), Division Two:- Kingfisher 6 (R.Mills 2x100,125, K.Shergold 104, M.Jay 100b, D.Green 100) C's Flights 3 (L.Beale 121, S.Beale 100), Iron Horse 5 (R.Earl 140,125,100, J.Lewin 121,125, T.Rainsford 100b) Chelmsley Conservative Club 4 (J.Shingler 100, A.Anson 112, P. Barton 100), Crown Jewels 4 (D.Miller 100, N.Walker 100, B.Walker 100,140) Toby Jug 5 (T.Adams 116, D.Revitt 120,100, D.Rainey 140), C's Arrows 6 (D.Kingdon 100, P.Shipley 2x100, G.Meredith 118) The Dog 3 (J. Boylan 100, M.Clayton 109b,101b).
In the opening week of the season in the Four Oaks and District League middle of the table Old Oscott Arrows held reigning division one champions The Boat to a close 5-4 result and then repeated the 5-4 result in week two against last season’s runners up Royal Sutton Flights (formerly Boldmere St Mikes), Royal Sutton having to win the last two games to secure their 5-4 victory, but despite their efforts Old Oscott are still seeking their first points of the season. Golden Hind have taken over the top spot from Royal Sutton in the division after handing out a 9-0 whitewash to their visiting team The Boot Red Lion clinched their 5-4 win at Pint Pot Arrows in the very last game to remain in pole position in division two putting them two points to the good on The Fox in second place who had a bye and now have a game in hand on the leaders. Newcomers Oscott Social continue to perform well winning 6-3 at Boldmere Tap to top division three, two points ahead of Rosey Mac’s who had a bye. S.Harvey from The Boat hit this week’s only maximum. Full Results:Match 2:Division One:- Royal Sutton Flights 5 (M.Wild 130b,125,2x100, R.Hawker 140,2x100, C.Perry 2x120b,111f, A.Kimberley 117b,2x140,2x100, L.Harris 100) Old Oscott Arrows 4 (D.Page 112b,2x100, M.Compton 100b,2x100, B.Hoare 119b,101b,100, E.Atkins 100), The Boat 7 (C.O’Neil 102b,104, K.Deeley 2x108b,3x100, M.Partridge 2x100, R.Parry 100, W.Mynard 140,100, S.Harvey 180,140) St Thomas’s Social Club 2 (J.Collins 3x100,121, J.Burdett 5x100, R.Franks 140, T.Pedley 100, I.Matthews 3x100), Golden Hind 9 (T.O’Kereke 100,160f, S.Pritchett 2x100,140, W.Naylor 152b,134,102f,2x100,140, D.Fowler 121,2x140) The Boot 0 (T.Tyrie 100, R.Smith 100, T.Taylor 117b,120b, P.Opieler 120b,132), Division Two:- Plough and Arrows 2 (W.Chinn 100, P.Smith 114f, G.Baxter 100, I.Taylor 100, R.Davies 100, A.Humphriss 100, T.Evans 156b,135,121,100, N.Robbins 140) Bishop Vesey 7 (S.Holmes 100b,103b,120b,121, N.Sammons 100,2x140, C.Sammons 105b,100, N.Smallwood 100, M.Hall 100,128f), Pint Pot Flights 4 (M.Bagnall 120b,140,4x100, N.Bruton 100, A.Clarke 100, N.Gilbert 102b,121, R.Mercer 109b,100,140) Red Lion 5 (S.Andrews 115b, D.Bayliss 120b,100,140, T.Colley 140, L.Bayliss 112b,3x100,132, G.Oldfield 132, B.Hughes 2x100), Division Three:- Boldmere Tap 3 (A.Gough 116,100, D.Quirk 100,130f, D.Simpson 3x100, C.Hagans 100, A.Nicholls 100, P.Bromley 2x100) Oscott Social 6 (D.Shannon 100, D.Haskins 125, A.Whitehouse 2x100, P.Graham 2x100), St Thomas’s Arrows 3 (P.Andrews 100) Brookvale Social 6 (S.Lysaght 100, M.Driscoll 131, J.Kiernan 140,2x100), Lad In The Lane 3 (G.Averill 3x100) Sutton Sports and Social Club 6 (D.Carter 100b, J.P.Roddy 112b, J.Boulstridge 100, G.Hinett 101,100), Drakes Drum, The Fox and Rosey Mac’s had a bye.
Both of the Journeys teams chalked up big wins in the Forest of Arden Winter League n week twelve, leaders Journeys End winning 8-1 at Highwood Exiles to put them on 20 points from 12 games while Journeys End Flights in second place are also on 20 points following a 7-2 win against Highwood Arms and they have played two games fewer than their local rivals. Full Results:Week 12:- Journeys End Flights 7 (S.Edwards 2x100,2x140,135,121, R.Hogan 100, S.Kennedy 140,121, T.Steele 2x100, J.Sidwell 2x100, P.Yardley 2x100,140,136,180, J.Norris 100) Highwood Arms 2 (D.Hudson 140, A.Hawkins 140, P.Thorley 2x140,2x100,104,121, N.Walker 120,106), The C's 2 (J.Green 100, G.Vasou 100, L.Walker 5x100, S.Guiden 2x120,100, D.Smith 100) Greville Arrows 7 (M.Mitchell 116, R.Jelley 2x100, C.Okey 100,140, D.Duggan 2x100,125,140), Highwood Exiles 1 (R.Harrison 121,125, J.Phipps 2x100, D.Gill 133,114, D.Carey 132,117,100,123) Journeys End 8 (R.Lawrence 2x100,140, P.Kingdon 129,147f, G.Clinton 126f, P.Shipley 3x100,111, L.Barberan 2x100,121, J.Jennings 2x100,101, J.Webster 114f, S.Whatmore 125,100), Mini League:- Highwood KB's 9 legs (D.Memory 123,2x100, T.Hobbis 100,126,123, W.Cooper 2x140,121,100, N.Byrne 3x100,140,132, T.Walton 100, M.Gorman 2x100,140, A.Gorman 2x100) Kingshurst Knights 18 legs (D.White 125,117,100, K.White 2x100,108,135, K.Brush 2x100,105,120f, L.Vann 100, S.Moran 140,135,100, J.Masfield 140, 100).
Because he didn’t play in week thirteen Tom Bent has been ousted from the number one position in the Shirley Red Lion Premier League and drops to second place on 77 points one fewer than new leader Steve Sidwell who took his points tally to 26 when he recovered from a 3-1 defeat by Dave Heighway to go on and win 4-0 against Mike Forsyth and Tim Lowe. Bent is now one point off the top but with a game in hand. It was unlucky week thirteen for Mark Gwalchmai who suffered 3-1 defeats at the hands of both fifth placed Paul Higgins and seventh in the table Phil Thomas to see him drop one place to third with 75 points. The £5 prize for the highest finish went this week to Antony Daly who checked out on 109 in his 4-0 win over Karl Wilson. Full Results:Week 13:- Noreen Harris 0 Steve Heeks 4, Tony Daly 1 Dave Fisher 3, Mark Henderson 4 Mike Forsyth 0, Antony Daly (109f) 4 Karl Wilson 0, Paul Higgins 1 Mark Gwalchmai 3, Brian Lawton 2 Chris Thomas snr 2, Steve Heeks 3 Dave Fisher 1, Dave Heighway 3 Steve Sidwell 1, Nick Walker 0 Phil Thomas 4, Ken Hopton 3 Mark Cater 1, Tim Lowe 1 Jordan Ottley 3, Noreen Harris 0 Mick Bown 4, Mark Henderson 2 Dave Fisher (180) 2, Paul Higgins 3 Steve Heeks (15 darts game) 1, Phil Thomas 3 Mark Gwalchmai 1, Mike Forsyth 0 Steve Sidwell (12 darts game) 4, Mick Bown 0 Brian Lawton 4, Nick Walker 3 Dave Fisher 1, Chris Thomas snr 2 Ken Hopton 2, Mark Cater 2 Tony Daly 2, Brian Lawton 1 Dave Heighway 3, Tim Lowe 0 Steve Sidwell 4, Antony Daly 3 Dave Fisher 1, Noreen Harris 0 Paul Higgins (180) 4, Mike Forsyth 0 Ken Hopton (16 & 19 darts games) 4.
The South West Birmingham Clubs League have got their new season underway and an opening 6-2 win at Bartley Green FC ‘B’ has put Rubery RBL top of division one by one leg of average over Dingle who won 5-3 at West Heath CEM. There was a similar situation at the top of division two where Bournbrook beat Stirchley Tascos 6-2 to go top and there were 5-3 wins for both Moseley Brunswick and Solihull Municipal who in turn defeated Perfection and West Heath Cobra to hold joint second place. In the ladies section Longbridge Ladies handed out a crushing 7-0 defeat to Bartley Green FC ‘A’ to head the division. Full Results:Week 1:Division One:- Bartley Green FC ‘B’ 2 (J.Kearns 134, D.Singleton 100, R.O’Neill 125, L.Jevons 100, K.Bambrick 160) Rubery RBL 6 (J.Higgins 180, J.O’Neill 3x100, J.Grainger 134, S.Knowles 105b,110,120,100), West Heath CEM 3 (S.Deeley 120b,120, K.Hall 100, M.James 100, R.Hosey 105b,2x100, D.Field 100, C.Mickleright 116) Dingle 5 (M.Ellis 100b,115, A.Deeley 112b,100, P.Hughes 100), Division Two:- Bournbrook 6 (T.Jeffs 100, M Phillips 180,100, D.Collins 100, J.Warman 100,140, A.Cosier 2x100) Stirchley Tascos 2 (C.Ryan 100, D.Sharp 100, S.Riddick 125,100, B.Wolstencroft 105), Solihull Municipal 5 (R.Stait 121, W.Clarke 100b,100, L.Symmons 100, C.Geens 100, K.Betts 112) West Heath Cobra 3 (K.Bedder 125,108, G.Dews 112b,139, J.Downer 100), Perfection 3 (M.Bennett 120b) Moseley Brunswick 5 (R.Snipe 122b, P.Corbett 116b,124, S.Carr 121. M.Cosier 114, R.Jackson 102,100), Longbridge Flights had a bye, Ladies Section:- Stirchley Ladies 3 (L.Turner 105) Stirchley Nomads 4, Bartley Green FC ‘A’ 0 Longbridge Ladies 7, Bournbrook Ladies had a bye.
There were two losers in the top seven teams in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League and one of the two was leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club who lost 5-4 at home to second in the table Delph Bell. Ex Serviceman’s hold on to pole position but are now joined on the same 44 points by Delph Bell who only trail on average. The other team to lose in the top seven was Dudley Sports ‘B’ who went down 5-4 away to fourth placed Mount Pleasant who are on the same 40 points as third in the table Bulls Head (Netherton) who won 5-4 at Dudley Sports ‘A’. Full Results:Week 27:- Portway 6 Brickmakers Arms 3, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 4 Bulls Head (Netherton) 5, The Swan 6 New Talbot 3, Pensnett Liberal Club 6 Lamp tavern 3, Roebuck 6 Limes Club 3, Blue brick 6 King William 3, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 4 Delph Bell 5, Mount Pleasant 5 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 4.
The Pip Club League had round one of their Open Cup on the fixture card and winning through to round two were Winning Post, Birchmoor Club, The Office, Globe (Wilnecote), Kettlebrook Club, Old Liberal and Queens Head, Pip Club had a bye. Full Results:Open Cup:Round One:- Sports Bar ‘180’ lost to Winning Post, Birchmoor Club beat Progressive Club, The Office (Phil Daulman 180) beat Belgrave Club, Wigginton Arms lost to Globe (Wilnecote, Gary Day 100b), Red Lion (Mark Faulkner 180, Mark McCloughlin 130f) lost to Kettlebrook Club (Mick Cross 180), Old Liberal (Derek ‘Monty’ Hornett 128f) beat Dolphin, Mercian lost to Queens Head (Sam Whittaker 160b), Pip Club had a bye.
The West Midlands Men’s Super League is up to week nine and leaders Lancaster for the first time in those opening nine games lost. It was a tough top of the table clash between Lancaster and second placed reigning champions Landywood ‘A’ and with home advantage it was Landywood who got the very close 4-3 verdict to put them on 48 points just four short of Lancaster who remain in pole position.. Third in the table Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ moved to within two points of Landywood ‘A’ with a convincing 5-0 win at Gilberts Bar. Full Results:Match 9:- Three Diamonds 1 Bridgtown Social 4 (D.Yeomans 1 R.Platt 4, R.Hardman 0 M.Craddock 4, J.Jefferson 1 P.Wyse 4, M.Harding 0 N.Pointon 4, T.Brennan 4 D.Coyle 2), Landywood ‘A’ 3 Lancaster 2 (J.Hughes 4 G.Baker 0, G.McGrandle 4 S.Guest 1, O.Maiden 4 J.Platt 3, D.Mills 3 J.Morris 4, D.Chattoe 3 A.Khayat 4), Wilson Hall ‘A’ 3 Allens Sports Bar ‘C’ 2 (S.Roberts 2 D.Stewart 4, J.Lowe 4 L.Venes 0, P.Wells 4 L.Marson 1, I.Townsend 4 J.Mycock 1, D.Redding 1 M.Baker 4), Gilberts Bar 0 Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 5 (S.Parkes 0 D.Nicholls 4, C.Hill 0 N.Fullwell 4, P.Thomas 1 S.Baker 4, A.Quinton 2 A.Edgar 4, G.Rollinson 1 S.Carroll 4), Allens Sports Bar ‘D’ 2 Landywood ‘B’ 3, Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 2 Staffordshire Knot 3 (C,Hickman 1 M,Dyke 4, M.Hampton 4 M.Watkiss 1, S.Jones 1 J.Singh 4, R.Fathers 2 I.Hebberts 4, M.Coleman 4 W.Hodson 2), Olde Queens Head 4 Wilson Hall ‘B’ 1 (R.Smith 4 C.Newton 2, M.Greenwood 4 B.Pearshall 3, L.Jones 4 M.Roberts 2, C.Hall 2 A.Galeb 4, M.Tedstone 4 S.Hill 1), Woodside Inn 5 Cabin 0 (L.Kelly 4 J.Simms 0, M.Moore 4 S.Price 2, R.Pierce 4 A.Aldridge 2, M.Rollinson 4 I.Stanton 1, J.Rollinson 4 P.Price 1).
Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ made it ten wins in as many games in the Brierley Hill Friday Night League when they won 5-2 at home against Fox Inn ‘B’ (Lye) keeping them four points ahead of their nearest rivals Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ who won their home tie with Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 6-1. Third and fourth placed Miners (Wollescote) and Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ played each other and swapped places after the Welfsre Club won the match 5-2 to just edge their opponents on average, both teams having 12 points. Full Results:Week 10:- Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ 5 Miners (Wollescote) 2, Britannia 2 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 5, Fox Inn ‘A’ (Lye) 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 4, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 5 Fox Inn ‘B’ (Lye) 2, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 6 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 1, Dudley Sports 5 Delph Bell 2.
The Netherton Thursday Night League played the second legs of two cup semi finals and winning through in the League Cup were league winners Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club and league runners up Riddins Tavern which should produce an entertaining and nail biting final. The Shadow League Cup final will be battled out by Townsend Club and Delph Bell. Full Results:League Cup:Semi Finals:Second Leg:- Hill and Cakemore 2 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club win 11-7 on aggregate), Fairfield 4 Riddins Tavern 5 (Riddins win 10-8 on aggregate), Shadow League Cup:Second Leg:- Whitehorse 4 Townsend Club 5 (9-9 on aggregate, Townsend win sudden death leg), Delph Bell 5 Bulls Head 4 (Delph Bell win 10-8 on aggregate).
The Bell with a 7-2 win at the Roost together with the 5-4 defeat for Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ by Cradley Liberal Club have now gone eight points clear at the top of the Rowley Monday Night League. The Bell have 48 points and Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ are on 40 with Cradley Liberal Club now just two points behind them. Ivy Bush are on the same 38 points as the Liberal Club and won 6-3 away to Yeltz Bar. At the other end of the table bottom team Loyal Lodge chalked up their first win in the season’s 25 games so far, a 5-4 success against Tividale FC who are some nine places and 26 points above them. Full Results:Week 27:- Haden Cross 3 Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 6, Spring Meadow 8 Windmills End 1, Roost 2 Bell 7, Whiteheath Tavern 1 Cottage 8, Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ (Steven Green 153) 4 Cradley Liberal Club (Ian Hartland 180) 5, Loyal Lodge 5 Tividale FC 4, Fairfield (Mark Jones 180) 6 Three Diamond's (D.Yeomans 180) 3, Yeltz Bar 3 Ivy Bush 6.
Week four in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League and only Gornal Labour Club from the starting sixteen teams remain unbeaten. The leader’s latest fixture saw them win 7-2 at home to Jolly Crispin while the only other undefeated team to go into the latest round of games Old Bulls Head lost 5-4 at Parkes Hall. It was a good week for White Lion as they recorded their first win in four, a 5-4 success away to Hilly House. Full Results:Week 4:- Club Dudley 8 Ashwood 1, Gornal Labour Club 7 Joly Crispin 2, Britannia 3 Gornal British Legion 6, Five Ways 5 Netherton Cricket Cly=ub 4, Parkes Hall 5 Old Bulls Head 4, Fellows Club 4 Pensnett Liberal LCub 5, Hilly House 4 White Lion 5, Coseley Tavern 7 Red Cow 2.
No change at the top of the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League as all of the top four teams won. Table toppers Dewdrop won 5-2 at home to New Talbot while second in the table Waggon and Horses, who are eight points behind Dewdrop won 6-1 against fifth in the table Old Hop Pole. Third placed Island Inn had a close 4-3 win over Wonder and fourth in the table The Vine had a comfortable 6-1 win against bottom of the table Hayes Social. Full Results:Match 29:- Waggon and Horses 6 Old Hop Pole 1, Merry-Go-Round 2 Horseley Tavern 5, The Vine 6 Hayes Social 1, Dewdrop 5 New Talbot 2, Ivy Bush 4 Old Court House 3, Island Inn 4 Wonder 3.
Due to only a small turnout it was decided to play a “Round Robin” in the Colebatches Club’s knockout. The first of the semi finals matched Steve Gillam and Nick Fullwell which saw Gillam win 4-2. The second of the semi’s between Mark Craddock and Shane Price went the full seven legs distance with Craddock just getting the close 4-3 verdict. The final also went to a deciding leg which saw Mark Craddock winning the seventh leg in 18 darts and taking the title with a 4-3 result. As winner Craddock received £150, runner up Steve Gillam had £80 and there was £40 each for Fullwell and Price.
After the opening eleven games in the Bilston and District League Tilted Barrel top both the 301 and the 501 divisions, In the 301 section a 5-2 win away to fourth in the table Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ put them on 20 points, two clear of The Nutan and Lanesfield RBL. In the 501 division they beat Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 3-0 to open up a two points lead over their opponents who are second in the table. Full Results:Week 12:301 Division:- 44 Club 7 Triangle Snooker Club 0, Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 2 Tilted Barrel 5, Angel Inn 3 Bilston Conservative Club ‘C’ 4, Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 1 The Nutan 6, Darlaston Conservative Club 2 Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 5, Lanesfield RBL 6 Jolly Collier 1, 501 Division:- 44 Club 2 Triangle Snooker Club 1, Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 0 Tilted Barrel 3, Angel Inn 0 Bilston Conservative Club ‘C’ 3, Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 0 The Nutan 3, Darlaston Conservative Club 3 Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 0, Lanesfield RBL 3 Jolly Collier 0.
With just a couple of fixtures remaining in division one of the Yeltz Bar Tuesday Night 501 Singles League Tommy Johnson with two maximums and a 4-1 win over Richard Duncan (who also hit a maximum) has one hand on the winners silverware as he now has a total of 118 points seven more than second in the table Neil Steventon who added a 5-0 win against Alister Duncan to his tally. In division two Mark Bayliss continues to lead the field his 4-1 win over Stuart Stanton taking his points to 48 and giving him a massive twelve points lead over second in the table Ash Portman who despite hitting a 180 lost ground as he went down 3-2 to John Simpson. Full Results:Week 27:Division One:- Tony Duncan 0 Tommy Johnson 5, Richard Duncan 2 Adam Hill 3, Richard Barrett 0 Steve Carey 5, Mark Adams 3 Richard Reed 2, Doug Richmond 0 Neil Steventon 5, Alister Duncan 2 Trevor Collier 3, Loz Slater 4 Richard Swinden 1, Richard Hill 5 Vince Bayliss 0, Week 11:Division Two:- John Simpson 2 Pete Harrold 3, Mark Bayliss 2 Ash Portman 3, John Griffiths 1 Stuart Stanton 4, Jason Clarke 0 Jack Hill 5, Anthony Williams 2 Jason Tromans 3, Week 28:Division One:- Alister Duncan 0 Neil Steventon 5, Loz Slater 4 Trevor Collier 1, Richard Hill 5 Richard Swinden 0, Richard Barrett 3 Vince Bayliss (180) 2, Doug Richmond (180) 2 Richard Reed (104f,16 darts leg) 3, Mark Adams (180) 2 Tony Duncan 3, Richard Duncan (180) 1 Tommy Johnson (2x180) 4, Steve Carey 2 Adam Hill 3, Week 12:Division Two:- Ash Portman (180) 2 John Simpson 3, Pete Harrold 3 Anthony Williams 2, Jack Hill 3 John Griffiths 2, Stuart Stanton 1 Mark Bayliss (112f) 4, Jason Tromans 5 Jason Clarke 0.
Only average separates the top three teams in the division one doubles section of the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League, Riley’s ‘C’ are top on average after winning 3-0 against Village Inn with Riley’s ‘B’ second just three legs of average short of the ‘C’ team after their similar 3-0 win at Penn Bowling. Making up the top three and a further three legs adrift is the Bull who had a 2-1 success against Pavilion. No such problem in the division two doubles division as a 2-1 win over Bird in Hand has given leaders Wednesfield Legion 46 points a huge ten more than second placed Roebuck who lost their home tie with Woodfield Social 2-1. Full Results:Match 27:Singles League:Division One:- Bull 4 Pavilion 3, Penn Bowling 3 Riley’s ‘B’ 4, Rile’s ‘A’ 4 Victoria 3, Riley’s ‘C’ 7 Village Inn 0, Sunbeam 4 Jack’s Bar 3, Division Two:- Pendulum 6 Ukrainian Club 1, Red Lion 0 Yale Club 7, Roebuck 1 Woodfield Social 6, Royal 7 Riley’s ‘D’ 0, Shed 2 Dog and Partridge 5, Wednesfield Legion 6 Bird in Hand 1, Doubles League:Division One:- Bull 2 Pavilion 1, Penn Bowling 0 Riley’s ‘B’ 3, Riley’s ‘A’ 0 Victoria 3, Riley’s ‘C’ 3 Village Inn 0, Sunbeam 2 Jack’s Bar 1, Division Two:- Pendulum 1 Ukrainian Club 2, Red Lion 0 Yale Club 3, Roebuck 1 Woodfield Social 2, Royal 3 Riley’s ‘D’ 0, Shed 1 Dog and Partridge 2, Wednesfield Legion 2 Bird in Hand 1.
Black Country Belters played their tenth game of the Black Country Premier League season against OQH Hunters and won 10-5 to put them on 18 points at the top of the table. Second placed Blackheath Beechers have played one game less than Belters and their 10-3 win against Brickmaker Big Dogs leaves them just one point off the top with a game in hand. Third and fourth placed Silver End Sharpshooters and Halesowen Hunters are both on 15 points and in turn won 10-5 at Woodside Poachers, who are placed fifth and 10-4 against Vintage gamers who are next to bottom of the table. Full Results:Week 10:- Yeltz Warriors 6 Britannia Bulldogs 6, Mighty Mitre 4 Cott A Lot Of That 10, Blackheath Beechers 10 Brickmaker Big Dogs 3, Hounds of Wynall 2 Brick Ay We 10, Colley Gators 5 Windmill Hill Warriors 9, Woodside Poachers 5 Silver End Sharpshooters 10, Halesowen Hunters 10 Vintage Gamers 4, Black Country Belters 10 OQH Hunters 5.
There was a top of the table clash in the Wednesbury and Darlaston Wednesday Night League when leaders The Nutan took on their nearest rivals Staffordshire Knot ‘A’. The result was a 6-3 win for Nutan which saw their opponents drop to third place behind Black Horse who won 6-3 against Horse and Jockey. Full Results:Match 24:- Black Horse 6 Horse and Jockey 3, Churchills ‘A’ 4 English Oak 5, Staffordshire Knot ‘B’ 5 Churchills ‘B’ 4, Staffordshire Knot ‘A’ 3 The Nutan 6.
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