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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

It was not a happy ending to 2016 for the Warwickshire County Darts Organisation as in their final fixture for the year in the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships their two game winning run came to an end when they lost 19-17 at home to Lincolnshire who lie next to bottom of the table, the defeat seeing the hosts drop to fifth place. Three of the four games finished all square Saturday’s matches seeing the ladies after trailing 2-1 earn a 3-3 draw with Caroline Pike (18.04) their top player. The men’s ‘B’ team were the only losers of the weekend going from 4-2 down to 5-5 before losing 7-5 after Anthony West had given them the ideal start when he won the opener against Jock Watt 4-0 with a tremendous 31.31 average winning his legs in 13,14,18 and 19 darts. On Sunday the ladies ‘A’ after going 2-0 up were reliant on a 3-2 win from Kerry Bambridge in the penultimate game to secure a 3-3 draw, Trina Gulliver back to top form with a lady of the match performance and a terrific 25.53 average. The men’s ‘A’ with only one win from their opening four games kept their unbeaten run going with a 6-6 draw Ted Evetts chalking up a fabulous 32.41 average against Lloyd Pennell to take the teams match award, Ted having winning legs of 15,14,17 and 14 darts in his 4-3 win. Full Results:Premier Division: v Lincolnshire (17-19): (Warwickshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Antony Allen 4 Gary Blades 2, Mark Carter 0 Craig Hill 4, Ted Evetts 4 Lloyd Pennell 3, Nigel Heydon 4 Adam Beck 1, Bob Nixon 2 Micky Taylor 4, Noel Grant 1 Karl Forrington 4, Richard Foster 1 Rob Hewson 4, Mark Westgarth 4 Chris Fidler 3, Mark Strong 0 Simon Stainton 4, Dean Stewart 4 Mark Blackwell 3, Jamie Hughes 4 Mark Wilson 1, Tom Aldridge 0 Adam Ward 4, Men’s ‘B’:- Anthony West 4 Kock Watt 0, James Hykin 2 Richard Selby 4, Ian Shaw 2 Mark Wilson 4, Simon Fairbrother 0 Gary Blades 4, Graham Hall 4 Dan Whitlam3, Ian McFarlane 3 Thomas Lovely 4, Simon Power 4 Johnny Baker 3, Carl Green 4 Ross Twell 1, Tom Ryan 3 Jon Bywater 4, Rob Hawker 4 Lester Wilkinson 1, Andrew Foulkes 0 Andy Bingham 4, Luke Kennedy 3 Lee Price 4, Women’s ‘A’:- Donna Pinch 3 Layla Bontoft 1, Trina Gulliver 3 Shelley Bontoft-Gash 2, Melanie Hill 1 Sue Edwards 3, marian Conway 0 Tammy Montgomery 3, Kerry Bambridge 3 Heather Lodge 2, Sue Gulliver 1 Paula Jacklin 3, Women’s ‘B’:- Denise Keyte 1 Laura Tye 3, Caroline Pike 3 Sharon Magan 1, Kat Spanswick 1 Dawn Armstrong 3, Nina Bolt 3 Rosie Pilkington 0, Helen Rigg 1 Heather Lodge 3, Chloe McKivett 3 Julie Lambie 2. --------------------------------- After losing their first fixture of the season 20-16 away to Hampshire current leaders of division one of the BDO Inter County Championships West Midlands recovered to win the next three games 24-12 the latest of which was a home tie against Cornwall which saw them halve the deficit on Hampshire to just one point and maintain their second position in the table. There were wins for all four teams the last time that happened was in March 2014 when they played Northamptonshire at home and won 25-11. Both ladies teams won 4-2 with Sarah Roberts (23.90) making it three out of four awards for the ‘A’ team and for the ‘B’ side it was Jacqueline Maiden with an 18.90 average. For the second consecutive fixture the men’s ‘B’ team won 9-3 their top player being Daniel Nicholls with a 28.36 average, the ‘A’ made it three 7-5 wins with Shaun Carroll taking the match award with a 29.65 average. Full Results:Division One:West Midlands v Cornwall (24-12): (West Midlands names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Jonathan Platt 0 Kevin Dunstan 4, Mark Craddock 1 Kevin Bray 4, Shaun Carroll 4 Simon Knowles 2, Michael Baker 4 Matthew Knowles 1, Gavin Baker 4 Jez Campe 3, Ashe Khayat 4 Mike Beard 0, Nick Fullwell 4 Mike Jones 3, Ian Jones 4 Daniel May 1, John Morris 3 John Mann 4, Lewis Venes 1 Greg Hambly 4, Matthew Dicken 1 Darren Mitchell 4, Gareth Watts 4 Neil Meneer 1, Men’s ‘B’:- Paul Price 0 Fred Goldsmith 3, John Mycock 3 Graeme Webster 0, Neil Pointon 3 Steven Chapman 1, Glen McGrandle 3 Mark Odgers 0, Sam Guest 0 Carl Jeffery 3, Robert Smith 3 Danny Robinson 2, Mark Rollinson 2 Dennis Bryant 3, Mark Hampton 3 Chris Nicholls 0, Daniel Nicholls 3 Reginald Matthews 0, Dean Mills 3 Robert Newland 1, Scott Baker 3 Malcolm Johns 0, Richard Platt 3 Tyrone Stephen 1, Women’s ‘A’:- Gemma Barrett 0 Nikki Furse 3, Debbie Loon 3 Tracey Hancock 0, Sophie Singh 3 Sandra Allen 0, Sarah Roberts 3 Sarah Gill 1, Lisa Badger 3 Angie Bird 1, Kath jenkins 1 Sue Shepherd 3, Women’s ‘B’:- Heather Wright 3 Tanya Edwards 1, Shannon Hall 3 Becky Curnow 1, Samantha Maiden 2 Natasha Hancock 3, Shellbie Simmons 3 Tyrian Jesse 1, Claire Hobbs 0 Jacqui Champion 3, Jacqueline Maiden 3 Emma Dow 1. --------------------------------- The Preliminary round of the Punchbowl Cup was on the fixture card for the Sheldon and District Winter League the round producing no major shocks, going into the hat for the next round will be Sheldon Marlborough Arrows, The Pirates, Castle Vale Residents, Crown at Olton, The Harvester, The Pavilions, The Lyndon, Mackadown Social, Sheldon Dukes, Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows, Ridgemere Social Flights and Meadway Sports and Social , the Holy Souls versus Crown-Forget-Me-Not tie was a late result. On the league front Mackadown Social were held to a 4-4 draw away to The Lyndon and as a result lose top spot in the premier table to Crown at Olton and Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows. Crown after a 6-2 win at Highwood KB’s and Langley who won 5-3 at The Pirates are level on both points and average. Willclare Sports and Social have a two points lead at the top of division one a 5-3 win at Yardley Ex Colts extending their 100% record to four games. Lyndon Old Boys have lost pole position in division two after going down 6-2 at Maggies and are now one point behind Ridgemere Social Flights who had a 7-1 home win over Greville Arms, Ridgemere have also played one game fewer than Lyndon. Full Results:Week 4:Premier Division:- Highwood KB’s 2 (G.Thomas 140,100, N.Wykes 100, D.Cherry 100, N.Byrne 125) Crown at Olton 6 (J.Sidwell 100, M.Wall 100,112b,121, A.Hutchings 100, T.Randell 180,140, J.Jennings 2x100, P.Yardley 160b), The Lyndon 4 (S.Harding 101b,100, R.Lucas 100, T.Constable 108b, J.Buckingham 2x100) Mackadown Social 4 (N.Parsonage 131,100,104, S.Edwards 140, D.Young 130b, L.Barberan 100, G.James 123), The Harvester 5 (L.Hodges 125, P.Vasey 140, S.Hicks 105b,3x100, P.Glendall 100, S.Green 100b, N.Warner 100, I.Evans 140) Saltley Amateur Gardeners 3 (P.Webster 100b, J.Webster 100,120f, S.Facey 125, T.Webster 120b,2x125, T.White 140, J.Phipps 140,114), Castle Vale Residents 6 (J.Burdett 137,100, R.Franks 140) Pavilions 2 (B.Evans 100b, R.Richards 100, R.Evans 100, K.Richards 108f, M.Turner 128), The Pirates 3 (A.Cooksey 100, G.Green 104b, M.Naylor 120, P.Moran 100, R.Lawrence 140,108b) Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows 5 (D.Nixon 140,115f, R.Nixon 101b,135, M.Cooper 100,165, L.Nixon 100, P.Nixon 123,101b, M.Barber 108b, M.Harris 132,108f,9 darts game,129), Division One:- George ‘V’ 5 (P.Carroll 100, A.Edwards 100,100b, J.Hinson 135, S.Palmer 124, C.Horsley 100b,100) Holy Souls 3 (T.Evans 133, D.Heighway 100, C.Sharman 116,100, D.Smith 105), Yardley Ex Colts 3 (M.O’Sullivan 100b,113, D.Heighway 100b,140, C.Sharman 100, John Duffy 100) Willclare Sports and Social 5 (M.Tilley 115b, D.Reid 2x100, Matt Holt 106b,100,125, Micky Holt 2x100,140), Crown Arrows 5 (D.White 122, K.White 100, R.Vann 100, L.Vann 105b,123) Sheldon Dukes 3 (C.Cotter 100, P.Sunner 140, G.Groves 100), Sheldon Marlborough Flights 5 (P.Jones 100, P.Brown 100,121, M.Murrin 100, D.Howlett 100, M.Cox 2x100,125) Crown-Forget-me-Not 3 (I.Scattergood 100b,2x100, A.Smith 100, C.Kettlewell jnr 112b,125,9 darts game, D.Rawlings 100), Division Two:- Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights 1 (T.Sparrow 2x100, S.Harper 117,100, R.Brown 100, M.Mulryan 100) Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 7 (C.Hughes 120b,125, A.Wale 100,105, S.Miller 119, L.Allwood 100, J.Brannigan 125,140, A.Sleath 100,125), Ridgemere Social Flights 7 (P.Fielding 105, D.Jones 100, J.McGuigan 121, D.Lees 100,104f,121b, L.Carter 118b) Greville Arms 1, Maggies 6 (D.Tudor 125,100, B.Carter 125, B.Swaine 100b) Lyndon Old Boys 2 (D.Sheridan 4x100, V.Evans 121b), Meadway Sports and Social 5 (S.Bennett 140, S.Robinson 120, D.Delaney 100, R.Smith 102) Highwood Exiles 3 (D.Carey 105b), Punchbowl Cup:Preliminary Round:- George ‘V’ 3 (D.Adams 100,120, A.Dews 100) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 4 (L.O’Donnell 100, M.Cox 134, P.Brown 120, P.Jones 120), Maggies 1 (D.Tudor 100b, S.Hall 100) The Pirates 6 (K.Green 101, A.Cooksey 120f, M.Naylor 112b,121, P.Moran 100), Willclare Sports and Social 2 (Matt Holt 106b,140, Mick Holt 100) Castle Vale Residents 5 (G.Taylor 100, J.Burdett 100, A.Barder 119, B.Cadby 102, T Pedley 127), Lyndon Old Boys 1 (D.Sheridan 100) Crown at Olton 6 (J.Sidwell 180, M.Wall 2x100, I.Spencer 100), East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 3 (A.Hinton 120b) The Harvester 4 (S.Green 100, N.Warner 100), The Pavilions 5 (A.Richards 100, B.Evans 140, K.Richards 100,100f, M.Turner 100) Highwood Exiles 2 (R.Harrison 100), Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 0 The Lyndon 7 (J.Buckingham 137, T.Constable 137, R.Lucas 100, D.Wright 140, S.Harding 160b,100, P.Henderson 121), Mackadown Social 5 (L.Barberan 100, S.Kingdon 100, M.Noonan 140, G.James 100) Highwood KB’s 2 (G.Thomas 100), Crown Arrows 2 (R.Vann 140, R.Perkins 100, S.Moran 100, J.Masefield 100) Sheldon Dukes 5 (S.O’Donnell 140, C.Cotter 112b,100, G.Groves 100), Yardley Ex Colts 3 (B.Law 107b, T.Roche 120b) Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows 4 (D.Nixon 137, M.Cooper 140, R.Nixon 100, M.Harris 100), Langley Hall Sports and Social Flights 3 Ridgemere Social Flights 4 (J.McGuigan 134, C.Smith 131), Meadway Sports and Social 4 (B.Fenton 102b) Shirley RBL Misfits 3 (T.Dixon 100). --------------------------------- Erdington Members Club consolidated their number one position in division one of the South Birmingham League with a convincing 8-1 home win over bottom of the table Crown Arrows. In division two the top two teams both won 6-3. The Dog top the table their win over The Bell taking their points tally to ten from six games while second placed The Gate beat Banbury Flights to leave them two points adrift of The Dog. Third in the table Toby Jug are on the same eight points as Gate after a 5-4 win at Smithswood Social and only trail their rivals by two legs of average. Full Results:Division One:- Erdington Members Club 8 (R.Liggins 3x100, M.Birch 119f,132, C.Millward snr 100,101b, L.Barberan 100,139, B.Cadby 120b) Crown Arrows 1 (J.Gaskin 120, R.Vann 120b, C.Vann 104b, L.Vann 138, P.Carter 2x100,100b, M.Bown 2x100, K.Depper 100), Banbury Arrows 4 (T.Frost 121, J.Moss 112b,137 100, K.O'Connor 118,100b, P.Moran 100b) The Raven 5 (A.Eden 116,2x100, A.Mayell 118, D.White 160, J.Whitehouse 100, D.Mortiboys 100), Crown at Shard End 7 (S.Edwards 116b,105, G.Clinton 127b, D.Clinton 110b,100, T.Evans 100, S.Whatmore 180) The Trident 2, Division Two:- Smithswood Social 4 (P.Cobley 100,140, M.Bailey 100,101,125, N.Hughes 118) Toby Jug 5 (L.Round 108,110, T.Adams 100, D.Revitt 2x100, S.Chick 125), The Dog 6 (P.Thompson 100, M.Clayton 152b,108f, S.O'Brien 140,102b, P.Richards 130,106f) The Bell 3 (M.Osbourne 102, J.McGuigan 100, M.Allen 100, B.Anderton 140,2x100), The Gate 6 (T.Barrs 116b, N.Groves 100,108, P.Jones 100) Banbury Flights 3 (J.Carter 100b, P.Wilde 100, G.Davidson 105b, J.Phipps 100), The C's 4 (E.Williams 100, K.Geary 140, L.Walker 100,100b, J.Shingler 100) The Kingfisher 5 (S.Boden 100,125, M.Price 2x100, G.Shergold 105b. --------------------------------- The Forest of Arden Winter League are up to week five of their season and the reigning champions for both divisions are once again leading the way. In division one Journeys End with a maximum eight points from their opening four games have a four points lead over second in the division Kingshurst Knights who have a game in hand on the leaders. Journeys End Flights top the division two table undefeated in five games and have an advantage of four points over second placed Crown Arrows who have only played four games, the latest round of fixtures seeing the two teams matched against each other with Journeys chalking up a significant 7-2 win. Full Results:Division One:- Ivy Leaf 4 (G.Clinton 2x140,3x100, P.Ashford 100, R.Jelly 100, D.Field 2x125,2x100) Greville Arrows 5 (M.Mitchell 100, D.Rycroft 3x100, C.Okey 121,100, K.Duggan 140,121,4x100), Division Two:- Highwood Arms 5 (N.Warner 4x100,123, N.Walker 140,125,134,180,100, D.Hudson 125,122, P.Thorley 3x100, B.Anderton 4x100, B.Walker 100) Inn on the Green 4 (M.Green 2x100,120,140, S.Carter 120, A.Plant 100,101, L.Creighton 114, M.Gilmartin 2x100), Journey End Flights 7 (J.Norris 100, S.Edwards 3x100, A.Edwards 100, J.Sidwell 125,100,2x140 D.Duncan 125,100,123) Crown Arrows 2, Late Results:- Chelmsley Town 2 (J.Bryan 101, N.Lumley 140, D.Cooper 125,100, B.City 100) Inn on the Green 7 (M.Green 4x100,104,114, P.Kelly 2x100, M.Gilmartin 125, S.Carter 120), Greville Arrows 3 (M.Mitchell 100, T.Jones 140,4x100,106, K.Duggan 3x100,150f, D.Duggan 5x100,140,137) Kingshurst Knights 6 (K.Brush 2x125,100,121,180, K.White 138,100, P.Bryan 100, R.Derbyshire 114b, S.Moran 100, D.White 121,134), Inn on the Green 5 (P.Kelly 140,100,108f,120, S.Carter 2x100,125, M.Gilmartin 3x100) Highwood Exiles 4 (J.Phipps 100, R.Harrison snr 100,140,125, C.Harrison 140, D.Carey 121,132), Chelmsley Town 3 (I.Robinson 116, N.Lumley 125,140, P.Shipley 2x100,140, M.Bennett 105) Journeys End Flights 6 (M.Tilley 2x100,121,125, J.Norris 101f,123,120, S.Edwards 140,132, J.Sidwell 125,100, A.Edwards 2x135,121, D.Duncan 125,140,100, C.Roberts 100, J.Taylor 132). --------------------------------- Week seven of the Four Oaks and District League’s season and in division one there were 7-2 wins for the top two teams The Boat and Boldmere St Mikes as Boat won at Old Oscott Arrows to stay two legs of average ahead of St Mikes who won at home against Drakes Drum. Plough and Arrows outscored Bishop Vesey but lost 6-3 to remain without a win in their seven games and stay rooted at the foot of the table. Golden Hind in third place proved that its doubles that count with 22 tons to their opponents 14 they lost 6-3 at Pint Pot Flights. With some tremendous darts division two’s St Thomas’s Social Club were this week’s highest scoring team hitting 23 tons and winning 7-2 against Erdington Arrows. J. Collins hit 8 tons including a 180 for the winners. The Fox remain top of the second division with a 5-4 win over Boldmere Tap. Erdington Club beat Red Lion 6-3 with K. Shorthouse recording the week’s third maximum. Full Results:Week 7:Division One:- Boldmere St Mikes 7 (R.Kavanagh 100, C.Perry 122,100,100f, M.Wild 100b,2x100,133, M.Ashton 100,140, A.Kimberley 103b, R.Hawker 120, B.Linnecor 135,100, S.Paling 100,125,180,135) Drakes Drum 2 (R.Hasluck 118, A.Day 100b,2x100,121, J.Clarke 4x100,140, J.Mahon 100, A.Lilley 100), Bishop Vesey 6 (M.Hall 100,124, M.Archer 100,140, D.Walton 4x100, S.Holmes 101b,100b,135,100, A.France 111b, M.Norton 100b,100) Plough and Arrows 3 (P.Robbins 3x100, T.Evans 2x100, I.Taylor 112b,140,100, P.Smith 4x100, M.O’Driscoll 121,2x100, W.Chin 100), Old Oscott Arrows 2 (M.Page 108b,100, E.Atkins 100, A.Lea 140,100, B.Hoare 108,100, M.Compton 100b,120,100, D.Page 140) The Boat 7 (W.Mynard 100, N.Clarke 2x100,140, K.Deeley 103b,2x100, K.Reynolds 117b,140,121,2x100, J.Prince 105,140,2x100), Pint Pot Flights 6 (M.Bagnall 2x100,112f, R.Mercer 100, S.Davey 120b,101, B.Wright 116b,117, M.Bruin 105b,130, S.Robotham 140,125,100, J.Moon 120b) Golden Hind 3 (G.Kimberley 103b,100, D.Keatley 109b,140, J.Frost 4x100, D.Pickering 120b,100, J.Morris 100,125, D.Fowler 3x100, T.O’Kereke 135,140,100, W.Naylor 112b,3x100), Division Two:- Erdington Club 6 (D.Murray 100b,125, P.Willis 126, D.Hodge 120b,2x140,100, D.Jarvis 116, L.Shorthouse 2x100,125, K.Shorthouse 120b,100,125,180) Red Lion 3 (M.Gaughan 2x140,104,100,123,121, D.Bayliss 100, B.Hughes 106b,3x100,125, D.G.Bond 2x100,140,2x136, M.Wilde 110b,100), St Thomas’s Social Club 7 (T.Kelly 105b,160b,121,101, K.Taylor 100, J.Collins 137,2x100,124,135,118,180,123, W.Cadby 2x100,140,109, T.Pedley 100,101f, A.Whitehouse 110b,2x100, W.Taylor 132) Erdington Arrows 2 (A.Ashford 115,100, R.Bazeley 2x100, M.Phillips 112b,2x100,140, J.Cox 2x100,136, J.West 101b,100,140, G.Oldfield 2x100,105), Boldmere Tap 4 (D.Simpson 2x100, J.Hunter 125, P.Bromley 100) The Fox 5 (M.Naylor 100,125, N.Napier 101b,100, R.Stanton 100,140,121, M.Willetts 100), The Duke 1 (R.Snelson 128,140, J.Illidge 121, J.Boulstridge 140,100) The Boot 8 (T.Tyrie 160b,120b,2x100, T.Taylor 100, R.Smith 121,100,140, M.Phillips 123,100, J.Lynch 100, P.Opieler 121). --------------------------------- A perfect score of 14 points is what East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association achieved in the Small Heath League when they won 7-2 at Gulp Tribe who drop one place to third being replaced in the second position by Mitre who were also 7-2 winners at home to Cob’s Bar, however after only seven fixtures Mitre are already six points behind E.B.A.H.A. Full Results:Week 7:- Mitre 7 (Clive Austin 100,135f, Ian Jones 100, Gerry McCormack 120b, John Frost 102b, Steve Cain 140, Matthew Cain 105f) Cob’s Bar 2 (Dave Shakespeare 125, Mark Turner 100 Tom Humphries 118,111, Ashley Lattimer 100), Gulp Tribe 2 (Micky O’Sullivan 120b, Dave Heighway 140,120b, John Phipps 118, Julian Harris 101,105b, Matt Cooper 100,112b) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 7 (Ricky Lawrance 108b, Jake Webster 100b, Terry Webster 3x100, Paul Webster 140,100, Tommy White 120b, Colin Wyatt 140,100), Wagon and Horses 5 (Con Murphy 100, Graham Daly 125, Rob Hampton 100, Julian May 137, Michael Looby 144, Alan Cheshire 2x100) Emerald Club 4 (Mike Beasley 100, Anthony Fisher 105, Colin Rigby 100, Karen Willis 100, Peter Hopkins 100, Mark Fisher 100). --------------------------------- Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League played off the finals of their singles competition and making the final was arguably the best two players in the league Craig Butler and Wayne Griffiths the 3-1 result going in favour of Butler. Full Results:Final:- Craig Butler 3 Wayne Griffiths 1. --------------------------------- With the top two players in the Shirley Red Lion Premier League Mick Gorst and Paul Higgins not playing in week thirteen Andy Hoy has taken over in pole position. Hoy began the night with a 3-1 win over Tom Bent before being held to a 2-2 draw by Adam Stuart who recorded a 14 darts leg. Hoy sits at the top of the table with 58 points from 26 games closely followed by Mick Bown who from the same number of games has 57 points. In the latest fixtures Bown recovered from a 3-1 beating by Mark Gwalchmai to win 3-0 against Stuart Dixon. Former leader Mick Gorst is now lying in fifth place on 55 points just three short of Hoy but he has no fewer than five games in hand on the leader. Individual highlights included Brian Lawton and Adam Stuart who both found the three treble twenties and Tom Bent who had a 116 finish. Full Results:Week 13:- Chris Thomas 3 Steve Heeks 0, Mark Gwalchmai 0 Adam Stuart 3, Brian Lawton (180) 3 Mark Cater 0, Steve Sidwell 3 Stuart Dixon 0, Antony Daly 0 Tony Daly 3, Mark Gwalchmai 3 Mick Bown 1, Dave Fisher 1 Ken Hopton 3, Tom Bent 1 Andy Hoy 3, Steve Sidwell 3 Mark Cater 0, Tony Daly 2 Steve Heeks 2, Chris Thomas (16 darts game) 3 Dave Fisher 0, Mick Bown 3 Stuart Dixon 0, Andy Hoy 2 Adam Stuart (14 darts game) 2, Ken Hopton 1 Brian Lawton 3, Antony Daly 2 Tom Bent (116f,16 darts game) 2, Steve Sidwell 3 Brian Lawton 0, Antony Daly 3 Stuart Dixon 1, Chris Thomas 2 Adam Stuart (180) 2. --------------------------------- The Bilston and District League staged their annual Charity Night 3 A-Side Knockout at Allens Sports Bar. A total of 23 teams entered the event with last year’s winners Jamie Hughes, Lee Cox and Len Paskin taking the title again for a second successive year and dropping just one leg on their way to the final. The triumphant trio took out top teams from The Nutan, Tilted Barrel and Allens Sports Bar before taking on the Lanesfield RBL team of Dave Walker, Anthony Fellows and Devinder Singh in the final which they won 2-0. Lee Cox was in tremendous form hitting a total of four maximums throughout the event with team mate Hughes notching another couple. The evening raised a fabulous amount of £280 which the league is yet to decide which charity it will go to. --------------------------------- The Kings Norton League have got their new season underway with fifteen teams doing battle for the title and after the first fixtures have been played its Hillyfields ‘B’ who top the table after an 6-1 win away to Weoley Hill, E57, Rubery RBL and Stirchley United are close behind as they in turn won 5-2 against Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club, Toby Jug Flights and Bear and Staff. Full Results:Weoley Hill 1 (M.Lloyd 14x00,118,180, D.Barnickle 140, J.Brookes 123,180) Hillyfields ‘B’ 6 (E.Simpson 2x140,100,118, G.Dews 4x100,124,140, J.Hykin 2x140, V.Gould 2x140,3x100, J.Best 100, A.Hykin 3x100,180, R.Mann 2x100, A.Hykin 180), Hillyfields ‘A’ 4 (M.Poolton 2x140,100, L.Caven 115,140, L.Fox 3x140,100, A.Harvey 2x100,125, M.Varley 3x100,140, Joe Fox 2x100,180) The Coppice 3 (M.Harper 121, A.Deeley 100, D.Hill 4x100, C.Heath 2x100,125, G.Twist 2x122,100,125,137, M.Mooney 123, R.Mooney 100), E57 5 (J.Calt 140, J.Good 100,140, T.Roberts 2x100, B.Bonas 100, N.Porter 3x100, M.Ellis 100,121,120, D.Davenport 3x100,2x140, R.Morris 100, N.Cahill 100, B.Doyle 138f, L.Brotherton 100) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 2 (S.Corbett 100,121,125,134, C.Davenport 140, K.Gater 140, M.Musto 125,140, S.Brown 100, D.Whitecombe 2x100, M.Bloomer 100, P.Corbett 135), Cotteridge Social 4 (S.Hale 100, J.O'Neill 2x100,108f, B.Faulkner 2x100,120, Matt Ivory 100, T.Young 100,140, C.Harman 100, J.Isham 112) Coldstream 3 (B.Andrews 125,140, M.Deeley 100,125, M.Thompson 134,140,121, P.McCormack 100f), West Heath 5 (P.Hughes 2x100,121, T.Shipley 2x140,100, A.Sutton 4x100,140, C.Airey 100, S.Deeley 100, T.Corbett 3x100, K.Hall 100,128) Billesley 2 (L.Jones 100, R.Mowbray 3x100,140, J.Sadler 180, S.Sadler 100, J.Eades 100), Bear and Staff 2 (C.Singleton 100, S.Hykin 120, S.Evetts 100,140, T.Hykin 2x100, A.Underwood 120, K.Bambrick 135, C.Burke 140) Stirchley United 5 (T.Bathurst 2x138, C.Price 100,121, T.Cullen 3x100,125, P.Gossage 2x100, D.Collins 4x100,140, M.Bathurst 100, C.Ryan 110), Toby Jug Flights 2 (R.Higgins 100, M.Turner 3x100,125, J.Higgins 100) Rubery RBL 5 (R.Packer 2x100,121, J.Ford 140, C.Guest 2x100, B.Heath 2x100, I.Medlicott 2x100,140, P.Medlicott 2x100,140, J.Grainger 2x100, S.Jacques 100). --------------------------------- The Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League staged the finals of their doubles knockout and in the semi finals Reece Cook-Lucas and Mark Lloyd (Gilberts Bar) took out Dave Lucas and Liam Bolton from Wednesfield FC, from the other half of the draw John Evans and Paul Bromley (Riley’s ‘C’) booked their final spot with a win over Len Slade and Simon New (Bird in Hand). The final went the full five legs distance with fifteen years old Reece Cook-Lucas and his sixteen years old partner Mark Lloyd getting the 3-2 verdict. Full Results:Doubles Knockout:Semi Finals:- Reece Cook-Lucas & Mark Lloyd (Gilberts Bar) beat Dave Lucas & Liam Bolton (Wednesfield FC), John Evans & Paul Bromley (Riley’s ‘C’) beat Len Slade & Simon New (Bird in Hand), Final:- Reece Cook-Lucas & Mark Lloyd (3x180's) 3 John Evans & Paul Bromley 2. --------------------------------- As the Brierley Hill Friday Night League nears the halfway mark it’s getting hot at the top as in week twelve fixtures the top two teams squared up to each other. Prior to the game between Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ and Brickmakers Arms the Welfare Club were top with a two points lead, however home advantage proved to be of no use as they lost the game 4-3 to see Brickmakers draw level with them on the same 20 points and trailing by just four legs of average. Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ and Samson and Lion are all on 18 points just two fewer than the leading duo. At the other end of the table there was a first win in twelve for Lenches Bridge as they hosted the team just above them Fox Inn (Lye). The result was 5-2 to Lenches which puts them on the same two points as their opponents but leaves them still firmly rooted at the foot of the table. Full Results:Week 12:- Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 6 Ten Arches 1, The Gate (Colley Gate) 2 Samson and Lion 5, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ 3 Brickmakers Arms 4, Dudley Sports 4 Britannia 3, The Bell 2 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 5, Miners (Wollescote) 6 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 1, Lenches Bridge 5 Fox Inn (Lye) 2. --------------------------------- The Brierley Hill Monday Night League will be holding their AGM on Thursday 5th January at Dudley Sports and Social Club commencing at 8.00pm. Anyone wishing to enter a team for the 2017 season should attend the meeting all teams old and new are welcome. --------------------------------- The Camp Hill League have been involved in cup semi finals in the League Cup just one result which saw Gulp Tribe beat Emerald Club while in the Consolation Cup there were wins for New Inn and Hay Mills Social Club who in turn defeated Devil’s Club and Eagle and Ball. There was just one rearranged league fixture played which saw bottom team Station Wagon record their first win in fourteen games when they beat next to bottom team Wagon and Horses 6-1. Full Results:League Cup:Semi Finals:- Emerald Club lost to Gulp Tribe, Consolation Cup:Semi Finals:- New Inn beat Devil’s Club, Hay Mills Social Club beat Eagle and Ball, Rearranged Fixture:- Wagon and Horses 1 Station Wagon 6. --------------------------------- It was the doubles knockout finals for the Netherton Thursday Night League and making up the final were Jeff Batham and Rob Powers (Dudley Sports) plus Bobby Carr and Darren Brown (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club). Both of the finalists won their quarter finals games 2-0 Batham and Powers taking out Phil Tonks and Matt Kendall (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) Carr and Brown accounting for White Horse duo Carl Wakeman and Carl Hadlington. Again in the semi finals both teams had the same 2-1 result Lee Banner and Paul Wells (White Swan) going out to Batham and Powers while Carr and Brown beat Dave Hughes and Neil Raybould from White Horse. The final result was 2-0 going to Batham and Powers. Full Results:Doubles Knockout:Quarter Finals:- Bobby Carr & Darren Brown ( Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) 2 Carl Wakeman & Carl Hadlington (White Horse ) 0, Lee Banner & Paul Wells (White Swan) 2 Steve Green & Tommy Johnson (Fairfield) 1, Phil Tonks & Matt Kendall (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) 0 Jeff Batham & Rob Powers (Dudley Sports) 2, Dave Hughes & Neil Raybould (White Horse) 2 Steve Skidmore & Tony Bingham (Dudley Sports) 0, Semi Finals:- Lee Banner & Paul Wells 1 Jeff Batham & Rob Powers 2, Bobby Carr & Darren Brown 2 Dave Hughes & Neil Raybould 1, Final:- Jeff Batham & Rob Powers 2 Bobby Carr & Darren Brown 0. --------------------------------- With four wins in the first four games Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) lead the Main League in the Pip Club League with 8 points recording three 8-1 wins and one 9-0. Despite such a good start Queens Head are not that far behind the leaders as they too have a perfect 8 points from four games and are only six legs of average behind Bulls Head. Full Results:- Globe Trotters 7 Wigginton Arms 2, Old Liberal 1 Queens Head 8, Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) 8 Globe (Wilnecote) 1, Pip Club 3 Birchmoor Club 6, Belgrave Club 6 Progressive Club 3, Royal Oak 5 Sports Bar ‘180’ 4. --------------------------------- With the league all done and dusted and Whitmore Reans WMC crowned champions with 68 points six more than runners up Cleveland Arms, the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League have been engaged with their Averages Knockout which was won by ECC ‘B’ player J.Evans who beat T.Durnall from Jack’s Bar in the final. Evans won against A.Slade (ECC ‘A’) in the last four while Durnall beat C.Taylor (Whitmore Reans WMC). Full Results:Averages Knockout:Quarter Finals:- C.Taylor (Whitmore Reans WMC) beat A.Cunningham (Moreton), T.Durnall (Jack’s Bar) beat M.Evans (Cleveland Arms), A.Slade (ECC’A’) beat A.Busby (Otter and Vixen), J.Evans (ECC ‘B’) beat M.Tew (Whitmore Reans WMC), Semi Finals:- T.Durnall beat C.Taylor, J.Evans beat A.Slade, Final:- J.Evans beat T.Durnall). ---------------------------------

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