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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

After ending 2016 with a somewhat surprising 19-17 home defeat to Lincolnshire in the premier division of the BDO Inter County Championships, Warwickshire will be hoping to kick off the New Year this coming weekend with a win away to Lancashire but it will be no easy task as their hosts are currently riding high, second in the table behind Yorkshire and seventeen points to the good on Warwickshire, however in last season’s fixture Warwickshire were the 21-15 winners and a repeat of that result would be the ideal way to get back to winning ways. Lining up for Warwickshire will be, Men’s ‘A’:- Tom Aldridge, Ted Evetts, Mark Westgarth, Dean Stewart, Jamie Hughes, Noel Grant, Antony Allen, Bob Nixon, Richard Foster, Mark Carter, Mark Strong, Nigel Heydon, Men’s ‘B’:- Simon Power, Graham Hall, Rob Hawker, James Hykin, Ian McFarlane, Anthony West, Carl Green, Tom Ryan, Luke Kennedy, Mangal Singh, Andrew Foulkes, Matt Edgar, Reserves:- Charlie Symons, Peter Hughes, Tom Martin, Tom McGlone, Ian Shaw, Simon Fairbrother, Women’s ‘A’:- Trina Gulliver, Natalie Gilbert, Donna Pinch, Marian Conway, Kerry Bambridge, Caroline Pike, Women’s ‘B’:- Melanie Hill, Denise Keyte, Sue Gulliver, Helen Rigg, Chloe McKevitt, Nina Bolt, Reserves:- Lisa Deslandes, Angela Jones, Wendy Adams, Kat Spanswick. --------------------------------- In division one of the BDO Inter County Championships West Midlands will be looking to carry on where they left off as they rounded off the old year with three 24-12 wins to leave them just one point short of leaders Hampshire. In what will be the middle of the season fixture West Midlands will travel to take on Dorset and must feel confident they could return with a win as their hosts are five places below them and some 25 points adrift. Selected to play for the West Midlands will be, Men’s ‘A’:- Keith Allman, Gavin Baker, Michael Baker, Scott Baker, Mark Craddock, Matthew Dicken, Ian Jones, Chris Mason, John Morris, Jonathan Platt, Lewis Venes, Gary Watts, Men’s ‘B’:- Sam Guest, Mark Hampton, Glen McGrandle, Dean Mills, John Mycock, Danny Nicholls, Richard Platt, Paul Price, Dave Robbins, Mark Rollason, Robert Smith, Paul Wells, Reserves:- Mark Dyke, Neil Pointon, Avtar Singh, Danny Coyle, Michael Hoult, Dave Redding, Jack Routledge, Mark Watkiss, Women’s ‘A’:- Lisa Astbury, Gemma Barrett, Kath Jenkins, Debbie Loon, Sarah Roberts, Sophie Singh, Women’s ‘B’:- Shannon Hall, Claire Hobbs, Jacqueline Maiden, Samantha Maiden, Shellbie Simmons, Heather Wright, Reserves:- Wendy Arnold, Kim Fellows, Kirsty Shaughnessy, Wendy Waine. --------------------------------- Crown at Olton continue to lead the premier division of the Sheldon and District Winter League their latest fixture seeing them win 5-3 at home against Saltley Amateur Gardeners to give them a two points advantage over Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows who after recording a 5-3 win away to Mackadown Social have replaced their hosts in the number two spot with nine points one more than Mackadown. In division one leaders Willclare Sports and Social lost for the first time in six games as they went down 5-3 away to third in the table George ‘V’ who now have eight points one short of second placed Crown Arrows who could only manage a 4-4 draw in their home tie with Yardley Ex Colts who are next to bottom of the table. Crown Arrows who missed the opportunity to go top are on nine points one behind Willclare. Shirley RBL Misfits have opened up a two points lead at the top of division two after beating their nearest rivals Ridgemere Social Flights 5-3, this was Ridgemere’s first defeat in five games, Shirley are now the only team in the league with a 100% win record. Teams to win through in the quarter finals of the premier division League Cup are Mackadown Social, Crown at Olton and The Lyndon, while in division one Yardley Ex Colts, Crown Arrows and Sheldon Marlborough Arrows progress to the next round. Making up the semi finals for division two will be Ridgemere Social Flights, Lyndon Old Boys, Maggies and Shirley RBL Misfits. Full Results:Week 6:Premier Division:- Crown at Olton 5 (J.Sidwell 160b, M.Wall 2x100,125,112, T.Randell 134, A.Hutchings 125,100, J.Jennings 100, I.Spencer 137,100,125) Saltley Amateur Gardeners 3 (L.Adams 130, S.Facey 100, T.Webster 105b,180, J.Webster 136, T.White 135,140), The Pirates 3 (K.Green 120b,111f, G.Green 100,125, A.Cooksey 100,106f, R.Lawrence 120, M.Naylor 2x100) The Harvester 5 (L.Hodges 120b, S.Hicks 135,100, J.Smythe 101b, N.Warner 112b), Highwood KB’s 3 (A.Gorman 100, N.Wykes 100, N.Byrne 100, M.Gorman 112b,140) Castle Vale Residents 5 (G.Taylor 100b, J.Burdett 140,105b,100, R.Franks 130b,100, I.Lloyd 100,121f), The Lyndon 3 (S.Harding 135,100, P.Collins 110b, J.Buckingham 100, T.Constable 108b) The Pavilions 5 (B.Evans 2x100, R.Richards 121, R.Agar 140, A.Finnegan 100, M.Turner 100), Mackadown Social 3 (N.Parsonage 100, S.Edwards 100, D.Young 140,100, G.James 118,100, L.Barberan 100, M.Noonan 140) Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows 5 (M.Barber 100, D.Nixon 140,100, B.Nixon 140,9 darts game, R.Nixon 2x100,121, M.Cooper 100, L.Nixon 115b,100, P.Nixon 140, A.Nixon 100), Division One:- Iron Horse (M.Bown 100, R.Earl 121,100, P.Byrne 100, J.Green 100, J.Whitehouse 121, D.Mortiboys 140,122) Sheldon Marlborough Flights 2 (P.Jones 100, L.O’Donnell 121, D.Howlett 140, D.Humphries 100,140), George ‘V’ 5 (P.Carroll 120, C.Horsley 100, A.Savage 100,140, A.Edwards 120b, A.Dews 100) Willclare Sports and Social 3 (M.Tilley 100, D.Reid 2x100, Micky Holt 2x100, C.Roberts 100), Crown Arrows 4 (D.White 102b, R.Vann 100, S.Sheppard 121, R.Derbyshire 120b, J.Morrisey 131) Yardley Ex Colts 4 (P.Welch 100,120f, T.Roche 136, R.Collins 100), Sheldon Dukes 4 (S.O’Donnell 100, P.Sunner 100, P.Pudge 115, M.O’Donnell 120) Crown-Forget-Me-Not 4 (S.Gardiner 101b,2x100, C.Kettlewell jnr 100, D.Rawlings 120b, A.Smith 160f,9 darts game,140), Division Two:- Shirley RBL Misfits 5 (L.Clutterbuck 102b,101, C.Blythe 125, K.Murray 133, J.Boyle 100, M.Hodgson 106b) Ridgemere Social Flights 3 (D.Lees 103f,140, C.Smith 119, J.Makin 105b,100, L.Carter 120,100b,125, A.Phipps 100), Langley Sports and Social Flights 6 (R.Brogan 100) Greville Arms 2 (C.Burns 125, A.Hawkins 100), Maggies 4 (C.Tudor 100,140, S.Hall 140,100) Meadway Sports and Social 4 (A.Byrad 108b, M.Shellis 125, S.Robinson 140,101), League Cup:Quarter Finals:Premier Division:- Saltley Amateur Gardeners 9 (T.White 100,119, T.Webster 120b) Mackadown Social 12 (D.Young 125,100,140, S.Edwards 100f,134, M.Heaven 125, L.Barberan 100, S.Kingdon 2x100), The Paviliosn 6 (B.Evans 3x100,105b, R.Richards 100, M.Morgan 121, R.Agar 100b) Crown at Olton 15 (J.Sidwell 120b, M.Wall 131, T.Randell 120b,135, A.Hutchings 140,100, J.Jennings 100, I.Spencer 100b, P.Nunn 100), The Lyndon 11 (J.Buckingham 116, C.King 2x100, D.Wright 140,100, P.Collins 100) Highwood KB’s 10 (G.Thomas 125, A.Gorman 100, G.Paggett 2x100,140, T.Walton 100,106b), Division One:- Yardley Ex Colts 11 (P.Hill 100b, P.Knowles 100,123, B.Law 100, R.Collins 125, T.Roche 105b, J.Darby 120,135) Iron Horse 10 (A.Mayell 100, M.Bown 100, R.Earl 2x140,101b, J.Evans 105, D.Mortiboys 140), Holy Souls 9 (J.Storey 100, M.O’Sullivan 120b,101b, D.Smith 180, D.Heighway 2x100, K.Chamberlain 121, Joe Duffy 100,125, John Duffy 100f) Crown Arrows 12 (D.White 2x100, R.Vann 120b,103b, S.Shepperd 120b,155f,101b,137, L.Vann 123, J.Masefield 112b, S.Moran 140, J.Morrisey 100), Willclare Sports and Social 10 (M.Holt 100,106b, D.Reid 100, P.Wilcock 140, B.Dixon 140) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 11 (D.Howlett 2x100,112b, P.Jones 140, M.Cox 2x100), Division Two:- Greville Arms 7 Ridgemere Social Flights 17 (P.Fielding 108f, A.Phipps 100b, D.Lees 125,120b,100), Highwood Exiles 3 (J.Phipps 100, R.Harrison 125,100, M.Mitchell 100) Lyndon Old Boys 18 (C.Millward 105b,110, G.Wilson 100, T.Campton 100,100b,105, L.Palmer 100, D.Sheridan 140, V.Evans 100b, S.Fox 100,140), Small Heath Amateur Gardeners 7 (C.Hughes 2x100,100b, N.Ricketts 125, J.Brannigan 100, D.Hykin 101b) Maggies 14 (P.Cunningham 100b, D.Tudor 2x100,140b, B.Carter 100,118, N.Hall 140, S.Hoccom 100,140, B.Swaine 100b), Shirley RBL Misfits 15 (J.Boyle 100,105b,135, R.Smith 102b, D.Rutter 100) Meadway Sports and Social 6 (A.Byrad 100, S.Robinson 100, M.Shellis 116). --------------------------------- The Roy Parry Cup was on the agenda for the South Birmingham League and brought together the second and third placed teams from division one Mackadown Social and Crown at Shard End. As expected it was a hard fought encounter with the 6-3 result going in favour of the home team Mackadown. Other teams to win through were Erdington Members Club and Banbury Arrows. In the Roy Parry Consolation Cup there were wins for The Gate and Crown Arrows, The Raven went through to the next round with a walkover as a result of Toby Jug failing to turn out. Full Results:Roy Parry Cup:- Erdington Members Club 8 (C.Millward snr 2x100, L.Barberan 100, M.Birch 160b,100, J.Frost 2x140, J.Liggins 118f,135, M.Anwar 121, R.Liggins 100) The Bell 1 (T.Anderton 101, N.Walker 100, B.Anderton 112b), Mackadown Social 6 (N.Parsonage 140,180,137,100,108, M.Heaven 140, G.James 2x100, A.Caddick 100, J.Cabena 100, M.Cooper 137) Crown Shard End 3 (S.Edwards 180, R.Lawrence 140,100, G.Clinton 101b, M.Walker 100, D.Clinton 125, T.Evans 100), Banbury Arrows 8 The Trident 1, Roy Parry Consolation Cup:- The C's 3 (L.Walker 100,137) The Gate 6 (N.Groves 2x100, T.Barrs 100), Crown Arrows 5 (M.Bown 134,135, R.Vann 3x100, T.Blakemore 100) The Kingfisher 4 (R.Mills 108b,120, S.Boden 100,120, D.Green 100), Raven 9 Toby Jug 0 (walkover). --------------------------------- It was round one of the Consolation Cup for the Forest of Arden Winter League and it was Chelmsley Town who are next to bottom of division two who are without a league win so far that provided the shock of the round by beating second in the division two table Crown Arrows 6-3. Another all division two clash saw Inn on the Green win 5-4 against Highwood Arms the same margin by which Kingshurst Knights defeated Ivy Leaf. Highwood Exiles had a bye. Full Results:Consolation Cup:Round One:- Inn on the Green 5 (P.Kelly 3x100,140, M.Green 3x100, K.Bradley 100, J.Cassidy 100,121) Highwood Arms 4 (B.Walker 100, N.Walker 2x100,115, D.Hudson 2x100, B.Anderton 140,100,120,125, P.Thorley 100, N.Warner 100,140), Chelmsley Town 6 (P.Shipley 5x100,131,145, N.Lumley 121, I.Robinson 139, S.Keay 100) Crown Arrows 3 (L.Vann 3x100, M.Bown 140,2x100, L.Vann 125,140, P.Carter 4x100,134), Kingshurst Knights 5 (D.Miller 140,100, K.White 125,2x140,180, K.Brush 4x100,2x140,135, S.Moran 4x100, D.White 121,100) Ivy Leaf 4 (G.Clinton 2x100,121,113, R.Jelley 121,100, T.Clinton 2x100, D.Field 2x100, B.Jelley 3x100, A.Sheen 100), Highwood Exiles – bye. --------------------------------- Winner of the latest Winmau Centre Knockout’s was Ilkeston’s Matt Padgett who with a very close 6-5 result in the final beat West Midlands player Sam Guest who was aiming to make it two consecutive wins. The semi finals saw Padgett hand out a 5-0 whitewash to Chris Manoila while Guest booked his final place with a 5-1 win against fellow West Midlands player Mick Baker. Full Results:Preliminary Round:- Matt Padgett 4 Andy Bray 1, Round One:- Sam Aitkens 4 Martin East 3, Mark Bayliss 3 Chris Manoila 4, Matt Padgett 4 Robert Pierce 1, Chris Fox 0 Louis Burley 4, Devinder Singh 4 Adam Quinton 3, Sam Guest 4 Mike Hampson 0, Chris Williams 4 Shane Watters 0, Rob Harris 2 Mick Baker 4, Quarter Finals:- Sam Aitkens 3 Chris Manoila 4, Matt Padgett 4 Louis Burley 2, Devinder Singh 1 Sam Guest 4, Chris Williams 3 Mick Baker 4, Semi Finals:- Chris Manoila 0 Matt Padgett 5, Sam Guest 5 Mick Baker 1, Final:- Matt Padgett 6 Sam Guest 5. --------------------------------- The Boat leaders of division one of the Four Oaks and District League and second placed Boldmere St Mikes both recorded 7-2 wins in week ten Boat winning at Drakes Drum and Boldmere playing at home against Bishop Vesey, giving Boat 18 points and Boldmere 16. Both Old Oscott teams won 5-4 with Arrows taking the final game 2-0 for the points against Plough and Arrows while WMC won by the same 5-4 scoreline at Golden Hind. In the second division The Boot lost ground in the title race after going down 6-3 at St Thomas’s Social Club who lead the field with 14 points from nine games. Hot on the heels of the leaders are The Boot, The Fox, Red Lion and Erdington Arrows who all have 12 points Congratulations to The Duke who managed their first league win in nine games beating Erdington Club 5-4. All the 180’s recorded this week were by repeat offenders, P.Smith (Plough and Arrows), M.Bowles (Old Oscott WMC) and W.Naylor (Golden Hind) all hit their second of the season. J.Collins (St Thomas’s Social Club) notched his fourth and R.Hawker (Boldmere St Mikes) incredibly his seventh. Full Results:Match 10:Division One:- Boldmere St Mikes 7 (M.Ashton 2x160b,3x100,129, M.Wild 160b,122,118,100,9 darts game, R.Hawker 111b,180,2x100,119f, C.Perry 120b, N.Smallwood 121, J.Kavanagh 100) Bishop Vesey 2 (C.Sammons 104f, M.Hall 117, A.France 100, M.Norton 100b,120b,125, M.Archer 108b,127b,5x100, D.Sammons 2x100,114), Drakes Drum 2 (R.Hasluck 116b, J.Clarke 4x100) The Boat 7 (J.Prince 100, W.Mynard 115b,100,134, N.Clarke 119, K.Reynolds 120b,140,2x100, K.Deeley 3x100), Old Oscott Arrows 5 (E.Atkins 4x100, M.Maher 3x100, L.Jones 119, B.Hoare 109,125,140, M.Page 100, A.Lea 2x100,2x140,101f) Plough and Arrows 4 (M.O’Driscoll 120b, I.Taylor 140,137, T.Evans 3x100, P.Robbins 122, G.Baxter 119,100, P.Smith 100b,140,180, N.Robbins 100), Golden Hind 4 (G.Kimberley 100,140,152f, D.Pickering 100b,140, W.Naylor 123,180,100, J.Morris 134,140, T.O’Kereke 100) Old Oscott WMC 5 (T.Morris 136b,100, N.Hawkley 140,2x100, D.Parsons 112b,2x140, M.Bowles 2x100,180, J.Rogers 100), Division Two:- Erdington Arrows 5 (J.Stokes 100, G.Oldfield 2x100, M.Phillips 112b,2x100, J.Cox 140,2x100, P.Ellery 100) Red Lion 4 (K.Richardson 100, L.Bayliss 2x100, D.Bayliss 3x100, D.G.Bond 100b,140,9 darts game, B.Hughes 140,107,100, M.Gaughan 112b), The Duke 5 (A.Hay 121) Erdington Club 4 (K.Shorthouse 120b,100, P.Willis 160b,125,101, D.Hodge 120b,121, M.Westmorland 112b), St Thomas’s Social Club 6 (J.Collins 180,113,126, T.Kelly 136,141,104, K.Taylor 102,120, A.Rose 134b, I.Lloyd 140,2x100) The Boot 3 (T.Tyrie 2x120b,2x100,140, R.Smith 125, G.Gaughan 2x100), Rosey Mac’s 1 (R.Lloyd 107b,2x100, D.Sargent 120b, E.Groves 134) The Fox 8 (M.Horacek 101,100, M.Corfield 100, R.Stanton 140, D.Perry 2x100, K.Smith 3x100, M.Willetts 2x100, S.Wilson 135,100). --------------------------------- With most of the teams having played thirteen games in the Winmau Centre Monday Night League a 37-11 win over Keep It In The Family sees What’s The Point remain in the number one position with a total of 447 points. The Untouchables, the first ever winners of the title have moved up into second place on 439 points following their huge 45-3 win over Here For The Beer. Third placed Smash It had a bye this week and with a game in hand on the two teams above them trail the leaders by 17 points. Fourth in the table The Outcasts won their tie against Full Monty 36-12 to put them on 423 points, again with a game in hand on the top two teams. On the individual scene this week there were 180’s for Ian Hawkins, Vic Lloyd (Oche Dokie) and Simon New (The Untouchables) while James Owen (Double Trouble), Paul Simmons (Oche Dokie) and Andy Busby (The Untouchables) all hit two. Simon Ward (What’s The Point) recorded a 146 checkout. Full Results:Week 13:- Double Trouble (James Owen 2x180) 42 Oche Dokie (Ian Hawkins 180,123f, Phil Hughes 104f) 6, Oche Dokie (Vic Lloyd 180, Paul Simmons 2x180) 44 Double Trouble 4, What’s The Point (Simon Warrd 146f) 37 Keep It In The Family (Mel Lewis 118f) 11, The Outcasts 36 Full Monty 12, The Untouchables (Andy Busby 2x180, Simon New 180) 45 Here For The Beer 3. --------------------------------- Mick Gorst added two 3-0 wins over Steve Heeks and Brian Lawton plus a 2-2 draw with Mick Bown to take his points to 74 from 28 games at the top of the Shirley Red Lion Premier League and give him a three points advantage plus two games in hand on second placed Paul Higgins who had similar results to Gorst as he won two and drew one beating Andy Hoy 3-1, Dave Fisher 3-0 and finishing all square at two each with Tom Bent. It was not a good week for Chris Thomas who lost his third place in the table after losing all three of his games against Dave Hesketh, Steve Sidwell and Mick Gorst 3-0, Chris drops down to eighth place and is replaced in the third spot by Andy Hoy who after losing to Higgins won 3-0 against Anthony Daly to put him on 66 points the same number as Adam Stuart and Anthony Daly. Finding the three treble twenties this week were Steve Sidwell and Adam Stuart, Ken Hopton had two 118 finishes plus a 16 darts leg while Stuart had a 112 game shot in his 15 darts leg. Full Results:Week 15:- Steve Heeks 0 Mick Gorst 3, Jack Nason 0 Mark Gwalchmai 3, Andy Hoy 1 Paul Higgins 3, Chris Thomas 0 Dave Hesketh 3, Dave Fisher 0 Steve Sidwell (180) 3, Brian Lawton 2 Tony Daly 2, Adam Stuart 2 Antony Daly 2, Ken Hopton (118f,16 darts leg) 3 Mark Cater 0, Mick Bown 1 Tom Bent 3, Chris Thomas 0 Steve Sidwell 3, Dave Hesketh 1 Brian Lawton 3, Jack Nason 0 Ken Hopton (118f) 3, Dave Fisher 0 Adam Stuart (180,15 darts leg,122f) 3, Tom Bent 2 Paul Higgins 2, Mick Gorst 2 Mick Bown 2, Antony Daly 0 Andy Hoy 3, Mark Gwalchmai 3 Tony Daly 0, Mark Cater 2 Steve Heeks 2, Jack Nason 2 Brian Lawton 2, Chris Thomas 0 Mick Gorst 3, Dave Fisher 0 Paul Higgins 3, Mick Gorst 3 Brian Lawton 0. --------------------------------- Stirchley United made it five wins in five games in the Kings Norton League when they won 6-1 away to bottom of the table Coldstream, however second placed Hillyfields ‘B’ won by the same 6-1 margin at home to Billesley and although they trail Strichley by two points have a game in hand and have the slightly better average. West Heath, Hillyfields ‘A’ and The Coppice are all on the same eight points as Hillyfields ‘B’ but they have played five games as opposed to Hillyfields ‘B’ having played four. West Heath and The Coppice were 5-2 winners in turn against Cotteridge Social and E57 while Hillyfields ‘A’ won 4-3 at Weoley Hill. A 7-0 home win over Bear and Staff saw Grant Arms leap six places up the table to seventh on four points from four games. Full Results:Week 5:- E57 2 (N.Steventon 2x140,2x100, D.Logan 4x100, T.Roberts 3x100, N.Porter 5x100, S.Nolan 3x100,123,119, A.Rickard 100, N.Steventon 180) The Coppice 5 (M.Harper 126, K.Manger 2x100, D.Hill 100,135,140, C.Heath 4x100, R.Mooney 2x125,121,100, M.Mooney 2x100,106,140,15 darts game, A.Deeley 138), Coldstram 1 (N.Ferriday 125, S.Ager 2x100,140, B.Andrews 100,125, K.Nolan 2x100, P.Andrews 135, M.Ferriday 120) Stirchley United 6 (T.Jeffs 100,125, T.Cullen 100, S.Riddick 4x100,121,140,14 darts game, C.Price 116, D.Collins 2x100,140, M.Bathurst 2x100,138), Cotteridge Social 2 (P.Taylor 2x100,121,132,140, B.Faulkner 100, A.Faulkner 2x100,117,140, C.Harman 100, J.O'Neill 140, S.Brookes 105) West Heath 5 (P.Hughes 2x100, C.Airey 100, A.Sutton 100,121, T.Shipley 100, W.Webb 2x100,140, K.Hall 3x100, T.Corbett 6x100, W.Marshall 100), Hillyfields ‘B’ 6 (E.Simpson 2x100,180, J.Hykin 2x100,136, V.Gould 3x100,140, A.Hykin 3x100,125,134,140, T.Hamilton 2x100,121, G.Dews 2x100) Billesley 1 (L.Jones 121, J.Sadler 2x100,140, D.Jones 100,103,120, A.Wolley 100), Weoley Hill 3 (R.Manders 3x100, M.Lloyd 100,125,180, J.Simpson 2x121,134, D.Barnickle 100, A.Meredith 100) Hillyfields ‘A’ 4 (L.Caven 135, A.Harvey 3x100,140, L.Fox 3x100,101, Joe Fox 100,121,140, K.Vaughan 2x100, A.Vaughan 180), Grant Arms 7 (J.Davies 100,121, N.Kelly 2x100,125, J.Bennet 100,160, S.Campbell 121, V.Walton 2x100, P.Smith 100, G.Purnell 100,125) Bear and Staff 0 (C.Singleton 121, B.Crumpton 2x100). --------------------------------- Cotterills Lane Club consolidated their top spot in the Camp Hill League with a resounding 7-0 win away to Holy Gulp who as a result drop one place in the table to fourth. Hay Mills Social Club are second in the table but are now six points adrift of Cotterills after losing their home tie with Eagle and Ball 4-3, Eagle and Ball with 24 points move to within two points of their hosts in third place, Holy Gulp are on the same 24 points. Full Results:Week 17:- Holy Gulp 0 Cotterills Lane Club 7, Wagon and Horses 2 Emerald Club 5, Devil’s Club 3 Tyseley WMC 4, New Inn 3 Station Wagon 4, Hay Mills Social Club 3 Eagle and Ball 4. --------------------------------- No Change at the top of the Brierley Hill Friday Night League as there were wins for the top four teams. Leaders Brickmakers Arms won their home game with bottom of the table Lenches Bridge 5-2, second placed Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ were held to a close 4-3 win at The Gate (Colley Gate) and third placed Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ who, like Pensnett Welfare ‘A’ are two points behind Brickmakers were 6-1 winners at home to Dudley Sports to leave both Pensnett ‘A’ and Netherton ‘A’ two points behind the leaders Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ are fourth and they beat their guests Fox Inn (Lye) 6-1 to remain six points off the top of the table. Full Results:Week 16:- The Gate (Colley Gate) 3 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘A’ 4, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 6 Dudley Sports 1, Ten Arches 2 The Bell 5, Samson and Lion 4 Miners (Wollescote) 3, Brickmakers Arms 5 Lenches Bridge 2, Britannia 2 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 5, Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 6 Fox Inn (Lye) 1. --------------------------------- The Red Lion, Shirley are planning a 24 hours dart-a-thon in an effort to raise money for Lupus UK as two of the league player’s wives suffer from the disease including the organiser Mark Gwalchmai’s wife Sally. The event will run from 4.00pm on Friday 26th May to 4.00pm on the following day, Saturday 27th. The league are looking for cash and prize donations for what is an incredibly worthy cause as Lupus is a debilitating disease in addition to being very painful as well I know, my wife Sheila has been a Lupus sufferer for the past twenty years. Anyone wishing to donate either money or a raffle prize should contact Mark Gwalchmai on 07908-741661. --------------------------------- East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association look as though they will go through the Small Heath League season undefeated as with an 8-1 win at Cob’s Bar they made it nine straight wins giving them a lead over their nearest rivals Mitre and Gulp Tribe of six points. Mitre were also 8-1 winners away to Emerald Club while Gulp Tribe had a much closer 5-4 verdict at home against Wagon and Horses. Full Results:Week 9:- Emerald Club 1 Mitre 8, Gulp Tribe 5 Wagon and Horses 4, Cob’s Bar 1 East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 8. --------------------------------- The Stourbridge and District Monday Night League has attracted 24 teams to its new season and in the curtain raiser fixtures last season’s runners up Ten Arches ‘A’ were the biggest winners as they handed out a 9-0 whitewash to league newcomers Starving Rascal. Reigning champions Ten Arches ‘B’ were not far behind their local rivals as they won their home tie with The Bird (Stourbridge) 8-1. High Acres are third in the table with their 7-2 win against Crestwood, then comes Cat Inn (Wordsley), Kingswinford Conservative Club, Fox Inn (Lye), Garibaldi, Gate ‘B’, Hare and Hounds ‘B’ and Stourbridge RBL who all won 6-3. Brickmakers Arms won 5-4 at Church Tavern. The game between The Cross (Oldswinford) and The Bridge (Kingswinford) is to be rearranged. Full Results:Week 1:- Bird (Wordsley) 3 Stourbridge RBL 6, Gigmill 3 Garibaldi 6, High Acres 7 Crestwood 2, Starving Rascal 0 Ten Arches ‘A’ 9, Fox Inn (Lye) 6 Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 3, The Gate ‘B’ 6 The Gate ‘A’ 3, Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 6 Quarry Bank Conservative Club 3, Ten Arches ‘B’ 8 Bird (Stourbridge) 1, Church Tavern 4 Brickmakers Arms 5, Cat Inn (Wordsley) 6 The Swan 3, Kingswinford Conservative Club 6 Kingswinford Snooker Club 3. --------------------------------- The Netherton Thursday Night League played off the first leg of the semi finals of their Andy Bastable Trophy which saw Dudley Sports and Delph Bell ‘B’ both win 4-3 against respective opponents Bulls Head and Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club, all four teams still having everything to play for in the second leg. Full Results:Andy Bastable Trophy:Semi Finals:First Leg:- Bulls Head 3 Dudley Sports 4, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 Delph Bell ‘B’ 4. --------------------------------- The Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League began their new campaign with round one of their Black Country Windscreens Trophy, Old Hop Pole and Wagon and Horses the biggest winners with 6-1 results against respective opponents Merry-Go-Round and Court House. New Talbot and Island Inn both won 5-2 as in turn they took out The Vine and The Wonder. Kev Williams hit a maximum for Wagon and Horses. Full Results:Black Country Windscreens Trophy:Round One:- New Talbot 5 The Vine 2, Island Inn 5 The Wonder 2, Old Hop Pole 6 Merry-Go-Round 1, Court House 1 Waggon and Horses (Kev Williams 180) 6. --------------------------------- The Pip Club League staged round two of their Open Cup in which there were wins for Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth), Globe Trotters, Belgrave Club and Birchmoor Club who in turn defeated Winning Post, Pip Club, Progressive Club and Old Liberal. Full Results:Open Cup:Round Two:- Bulls Head ‘A’ (Polesworth) beat Winning Post, Globe Trotters beat Pip Club, Belgrave Club beat Progressive Club, Old Liberal lost to Birchmoor Club. --------------------------------- As the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League fasts draws to an end their Captain and Secretaries Cup was the order of the day and taking the title with a very close 3-2 result were Reece Cook-Lucas and Justin Evans (Gilberts Bar) with Jimmy Handley and Matt Campbell (Riley’s ‘D’) runners up. In the last four games Reece Cook-Lucas and Evans beat Kev Jones and John McHale (Ukrainian Club) while Handley and Campbell accounted for Phil Mayo and Simon Pritchard from Riley’s ‘C’. The league will be holding their AGM at 8.00pm on Tuesday 24th January at the Emerald Club, Cross Street North, Wolverhampton, all teams both old and new are invited to attend this meeting and are reminded they should bring with them £50 towards their league fees together with a list of their players names. Full Results:Captains and Secretaries Cup:Semi Finals:- Jimmy Handley & Matt Campbell (Riley’s ‘D’) beat Phil Mayo & Simon Pritchard (Riley’s ‘C’), Reece Cook-Lucas & Justin Evans (Gilberts Bar) beat Kev Jones & John McHale (Ukrainian Club), Final:- Reece Cook-Lucas & Justin Evans 3 Jimmy Handley & Matt Campbell 2. ---------------------------------  

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