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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

As Warwickshire County Darts Organisation go into the final third of the campaign in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships they will be hoping to make it three wins in seven games as they take on Glamorgan at their home venuewinm Bishopsgate Club, Foleshill Road, Coventry, CV1 4JJ. Currently Warwickshire are placed fifth in the table on 117 points just six fewer than their visitors who are two places above them, a win could see them overtake their opponents. Lining up for Warwickshire will be Men’s ‘A’:- Nigel Heydon, Kevin Dowling, Tom Aldridge, Ian McFarlane, Mark Westgarth, Dean Stewart, Steve Hine, Noel Grant, Charlie Symons, Anthony West, Carl Green, Antony Allen, Men’s ‘B’:- Richard Foster, Mark Carter, Ian Shaw, Mark Strong, James Hykin, Karl Reynolds, Ashley Hykin, Rob Comben Simon Power, Adam Paxton, Jack Wareing Luke Kennedy, Reserves:- David Hill, Tom McGlone, Tom Ryan, Gareth Braham, Jamie Hughes, Matt Edgar, Prakash Jiwa, Ted Evetts, Women’s ‘A’:- Sue Gulliver, Kat Spanswick, Angela Jones, Marian Conway, Wendy Adams, Nina Bolt, Women’s ‘B’:- Melanie Jones, Chloe McKivett, Lisa Deslandes, Denise Keyte, Caroline Pike, Donna Pinch, Reserves:- Ann Rogers, Tracey Edgecombe, Helen Rigg.
After a great start to life in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships West Midlands with two wins, one draw and only one defeat in their opening four games have since dropped down the table to seventh place following two consecutive defeats and will be looking to get back into winning ways this coming weekend when they play hosts to Lincolnshire who are on the same 106 points as them and directly above them in the table. Selected to play for West Midlands are Men’s ‘A’:- Keith Allman, Gavin Baker, Michael Baker, Scott Baker, Mark Craddock, Nick Fullwell, Liam Kelly, Ash Khyatt, Glen McGrandle, Daniel Nicholls, Jonathan Platt, Paul Wells, Men’s ‘B’:- Shaun Carroll, Danny Coyle, Adam Edgar, Alfie Jacques, Richard Platt, Neil Pointon, Shane Price, Avtar Singh, Jordan Singh, Robert Smith, Matthew Tedstone, Gary Watts, Reserves:- John Mycock, Paul Price, Christopher Williams, Women’s ‘A’:- Kim Fellows (Captain), Gemma Barrett, Sarah Roberts, Lisa Badger, Debbie Loon, Heather Wright, Women’s ‘B’:- Elizabeth Arnold, Shellbie Simmons, Kath Jenkins, Grace Angell, Jacqueline Maiden, Shannon Hall, Reserves:- Sophie Singh, Kelly Dolman,
Will Naylor has had his lead reduced to six points in the Erdington Red Lion Double Top League after he first beat Steve Cain 3-0 then lost 2-1 to Matthew Cain and his nearest rival Dean Bayliss added 3-0 wins over both Ryan Barritt and Alex Downes to his tally to put him on 73 points. Lewis Bayliss lost ground on the leading duo and also lost his third place as after beating Alex Downes 2-1 he then lost 3-0 to John Frost who replaces him in third place with 67 points one more than Bayliss. Congratulations to Richard O’Grady who only began playing darts the week prior to the opening games of the season and in week seventeen he chalked up his first win, a 3-0 success against Stuart Larvin. Full Results:Week 17:- Clive Austin 3 Lee Austin 0, Ryan Barritt 0 Dean Bayliss 3, Lewis Bayliss 2 Alex Downes 1, Richard O’Grady 3 Stuart Larvin 0, Jim Frost 1 Matthew Cain 2, Steve Cain 0 Will Naylor 3, Micky Wilde 1 Clive Austin 2, John Frost 3 Lewis Bayliss 0, Dean Bayliss 3 Alex Downes 0, Lee Austin 2 Ryan Barritt 1, Stuart Larvin 2 Micky Wilde 1, Will Naylor 1 Matthew Cain 2, Jim Frost 2 John Frost 1, Steve Cain 2 Richard O’Grady 1.
The Boat, first division title contenders in the Four Oaks and District League made hard work of their 5-4 win at Drakes Drum trailing 3-1 after four games and having to win the final game of the night to salvage the points. Royal Sutton Flights beat The Boot 7-2 to put them on the same 20 points as The Boat with a game in hand. The two teams will play each other in the final game of the season, could well be a title decider. Red Lion took the final three games against Bishop Vesey to secure a very close 5-4 win to hold on to the number one spot in the second division. Pint Pot Flights won 7-2 at The Fox and trail Red Lion by just a few legs of average. Boldmere Tap top the third division they replace The Oscott Social despite Oscott winning 5-4 away to bottom team Lad in the Lane as Boldmere had a 7-2 win over St Thomas’s Arrows to put them level on 18 points with Oscott but with one leg of average more than their rivals. P.Locke (The Boot), J.Clarke (Drakes Drum) and M.Ashton (Royal Sutton Flights) all recorded their second maximums of the season while M.Compton (Old Oscott Arrows) hit his third. Full Results:Match 12:Division One:- St Thomas’s Social Club 2 (I. Lloyd 112b,140,2x100, S.Bird 105,140, J.Collins 130,100,108,140,113f, I.Matthews 140) Old Oscott Arrows 7 (D.Page 125,2x100,134f, E.Atkins 120b,100b,133, M.Page 100, M.Compton 120b,180,123,140,102f, B.Hoare 100,121,125, C.Farley 100), Royal Sutton Flights 7 (M.Wild 135,100,125,107f, J.Liggins 100, S.Paling 105b,4x100,115b,135, A.Kimberley 120b,140, M.Ashton 160b,100,180, R.Hawker 100b,3x100) The Boot 2 (G.Gaughan 100, J.Kavanagh 100, R.Smith 132, P.Locke 180,2x100,2x140, T.Tyrie 2x100), Drakes Drum 4 (R Hasluck 102b,133, J.Clarke 100,109,180, J.Mahon 100, A.Day 121,2x100, K.Brown 108b, A.Lilley 120,100, S.Spink 100b,123f) The Boat 5 (M.Archer 108b,108f,140,111b,138,134,100, S.Harvey 100, N.Clarke 125, W.Mynard 105, M.Partridge 116b,2x100,125, K.Deeley 108b,2x100,137,115,117), Division Two:- Red Lion 5 (D.Bayliss 120b, T.Colley 100b,2x100, E.A.Birkett 100,120, M.Gaughan 2x100, B.Hughes 100,140, R.Barritt 121, M.Wilde 112b) Bishop Vesey 4 (S.Holmes 125,140,2x100, C.Sammons 109b,121,100, N.Smallwood 120b,121, N.Sammons 100, M.Hall 103, M.Norton 100), Plough and Arrows 8 (N.Robbins 160b,2x100, J.O’ Connor 104f, R.Davies 125, P.Robbins 140, I.Taylor 121, T.Evans 100) Erdington Arrows 1 (R.Bazeley 112b, M.Phillips 112b,2x100, K.Shorthouse 100), The Fox 2 (A.Sargeant 100, M.Horacek 135, P.Smith 120b,100, D.Perry 140, R.Stanton 3x100, S.Wilson 2x100) Pint Pot Flights 7 (A.Clarke 103b,2x100, R.Mercer 136b,100, M.Bruin 132, S.Robotham 101b,133, M.Bagnall 140,2x100,120), Division Three:- Boldmere Tap 7 (D.Byrne 2x100, P.Bromley 125,120, S.Alexander 100, D.Simpson 121,100,140, A.Gough 120,100,100f, N.Garbett 140,120,125,100) St Thomas’s Arrows 2 (J.Lynch 125, G.Stait 121, R.Nelson 100, C.Connelly 121), Lad In The Lane 4 (G.Averill 100, D.Manning 100, J.Averill 100,125, A.Linehan 114b,100b,140, P.Ellis 140, L.Cooksey 130b,101) The Oscott Social 5 (P.Hodgkins 112b, A.Whitehouse 100, P.Graham 2x100, G.Bushell 112b,100), Brookvale Social 7 (S.Lysaght 2x100b, J.Yates 100, R.Lowe 100, D.Burden 100,140, D.Lowe 140) Rosey Mac’s 2 (S.Wright 2x100,140), Golden Hind, Old Oscott WMC and Sutton Sports and Social Club had a bye.
The South Birmingham League played off the quarter finals of their Knockout and Jimmy Walker Cups. The shock of the round in the Knockout Cup was the 5-4 defeat of Erdington Members Club by Crown at Shard End. Erdington are unbeaten in their eight league games with Shard End their nearest threat as they have won six of the seven games they have played. Other winners of the round were Iron Horse, Banbury Arrows and Coleshill Social who in turn defeated The Punchbowl (7-2), The Raven (7-2) and Mackadown Social (5-4). There were no surprises in the Jimmy Walker Cup as C’s Arrows, Crown Jewels, The Gate and The Trident made their way into the next round at the expense of Chelmsley Conservative Club (7-2), C’s Flights (6-3), The Dog (5-4) and The Kingfisher (6-3). Full Results:Knockout Cup:Quarter Finals:- Iron Horse 7 (A.Whitehouse 101b,105b,2x100,104, J.Lewin 105b, R.Earl 100b,100f, P.Lewin 100) The Punchbowl (formerly The Pavillions) 2 (C.Evans 108b,100, J.Buttle 140, K.Alford 100), Banbury Arrows 7 (A.Cooksey 140, A.Luckman 121, J.Moss 140,139) The Raven 2 (M.Bown 100, A.Whitehouse 100, K.J.Hollis 100b, T.Whitehouse 100, D.White 100), Mackadown Social 4 (N.Parsonage 100,100b,101b,140,129, D.Young 100b,120b, B.Allen 120b, G.James 3x100,101, C.Henn 112b,140,101) Coleshill Social 5 (G.Jones 2x100, S.Sweetman 100,140, A.Mayell 105,100), Crown at Shard End 5 (M.Walker 140, J.Webster 100,140, P.Kingdon 100, D.Clinton 140, T.Evans 100, S.Edwards 116b) Erdington Members Club 4 (W.Naylor 140, L.Barberan 112b,125,136, J.Frost 100, M.Birch 119, M.Anwar 140, J.Liggins 180), Jimmy Walker Cup:Quarter Finals:- C's Arrows 7 (K.Geary 121, J.Carter 134,100, S.Kingdon 121,100, S.Healy 120b) Chelmsley Conservative Club 2 (J.Shingler 100, D.Flores 108b,160, P.Barton 100, A.Anson 106), C's Flights 3 (S.Beale 120, L.Walker 120) Crown Jewels 6 (B.Walker 121, C.Kingdon 2x100, N.Walker 103,121,100, T.Anderton 116b, C.Burns 100), The Gate 5 (K.Russell 100, N.Groves 2x100,122, D.Morris 100, T.Barrs 120b,100) The Dog 4 (S.O’Brien 100, M.Clayton 2x100, M.Wheat 100), The Trident 6 (K.Buttle 2x100, M.Naylor 100) The Kingfisher 3 (R.Mills 100, M.O'Brien 112b, C.Bradley 108b, L.Walker 2x100).
It’s as you were for the top three teams in the Shirley and District Monday Night League, Highwood remaining in pole position after making it 17 wins in 18 games with a 6-3 victory at The Lodge. Second and third placed Dunky’s Boys and Red Lion stay two points off the top after an impressive 8-1 win away to Saracens Jesters by Dunky’s and a 6-3 win at Legionnaires by Red Lion. Fourth placed Drawbridge recorded a perfect 9-0 win over the Plume of Feathers to keep within six points of the leaders. Full Results:Week 18:- The Lodge (Mick O’Sullivan 180, Bill Carter 180) 3 Highwood (John Buckingham 180) 6, Solihull Sports and Social Club (Wayne Clarke 100b) 5 Blue Bell 4, Saracens Jesters 1 Dunky's Boys (John Sidwell 180, Aaron Nixon 180,17 darts game) 8, Shirley Golf Club 4 Legion Royals 5, Legionnaires (Steve Heeks 180) 3 Red Lion (Mark Henderson 180, Mark Gwalchmai 116f) 6, Sharmans Cross (Tony Birmingham 105b) 4 Saracens Misfits (Sean Talbot 120b) 5, Plume of Feathers 0 Drawbridge Bears 9, Cider House (Dudley Palmer 112f) 8 Shirley Spartac 1.
The final two outstanding fixtures in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League have been played both resulting in 9-0 scorelines in favour of Bird (Wordsley) and Queens who in turn defeated Quarry Bank Conservative Club and Kingswinford Snooker Club. The results make no difference to the league’s final table. The semi finals of the League Cup saw league runners up Ten Arches ‘A’ lose 5-2 to fourth placed Brickmakers Arms and fifth placed The Bridge (Kingswinford) lose 5-3 to eleventh in the table Stourbridge RBL. Full Results:Rearranged Fixtures:- Quarry Bank Conservative Club 0 Bird (Wordsley) 9, Kingswinford Snooker Club 0 Queens 9, League Cup:Semi Finals:- Brickmakers Arms 5 Ten Arches ‘A’ 2, Stourbridge RBL 5 The Bridge (Kingswinford) 3.
With two games to go in the Camp Hill League Journeys End Lions have one hand on the winner’s trophy after a 6-1 home win over Wagon and Horses as they now have a six point’s advantage over second placed Holy Souls whose 4-3 win at Nomads leaves them with three more games to play. Full Results:Week 14:- Nomads 3 Holy Souls 4, Journeys End Lions 6 Wagon and Horses 1, Station Wagon 2 Tyseley WMC 5.
Following their 6-3 win at Studley Conservative Club in the Henley and District League Studley Cricket Club need just one more win from their final three games to clinch the title and after an unbeaten eleven games they look all set to become champions. Wharf Swifts drop from second to third following their 5-4 defeat at Wootton Bears and replacing them in the number two spot is Dorridge who won their fixture at Wythall Legion 7-2. It was a good week for bottom team Beausale who won for the first time in eleven games when they beat the team just above them in the table Village Inn 5-4. The league will have their Delegates meeting on the 16th April at Wootton Wawen Social Club, Alcester Road, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden, B95 6AY, at 8.30pm new teams interested in joining please e-mail Full Results:Week 11:- Wythall Legion 2 (Tim Harris 140,112,2x100, Billy Quinn 106,105) Dorridge 7 (Andy Foulkes 4x140, Lionel Deeley 108,3x100, Matt Salmons 121,3x100), Studley Conservative Club 3 (Paul Fackrell 135,121,4x100, Mandy Morgan 139,3x100) Studley Cricket Club 6 (Kevin James 140,7x100, Dave Tabberner 140,125,123,15 darts game, Paul Brown 2x140,2x100, Dale Evans 135,2x100, Alan Weston 2x125,100, Chris Schleich 140,2x100), Beausale 5 (Phil Sutheran 127,112, Richard Capewell 121,118) Village Inn 4 (Jeff Smart 160, Janet Bailey 106), Wootton Bears 5 (Dave Amor 140,4x100, Alan Marsh 140,115,100) Wharf Swifts 4 Steve Veitch 180,135, Mike Jones 4x100, Sam Hicks 140,121,100).
One league result for the Forest of Arden Winter League which was a local derby between Highwood KB and Highwood Exiles with the 7-2 result going to KB whose A.Cooke notched a maximum. There was also one Mini League fixture played, Kingshurst Knights replacing Journeys End Flights in third place in the table after beating them 14-13. Full Results:- Highwood KB 7 (A.Gorman 100, N.Wykes 3x100, W.Cooper 100,140, A.Cooke 180, T.Hobbis 100) Highwood Exiles 2 (R.Harrison snr 2x100, D.Carey 120), Mini League:- Kingshurst Knights 14 legs (R.Franklin 4x100, K.White 3x100,125, K.Brush 4x100,140,123, J.Masefield 100, D.White 2x100,3x140,180, S.Moran 3x100,121, C.Marshall 2x100) Journeys End Flights 13 legs (J.Sidwell 123,140,100, B.Nixon 4x100,2x140, Jack Sidwell 100,116, S.Kennedy 145,140, S.Edwards 2x121,100,101,137,140, T.Steele 3x100, P.Yardley 5x100,2x140).
The Brierley Hill Friday Night League played the first leg of their League Cup semi finals with both games producing a local derby. Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ won 4-3 against their ‘B’ team while Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ won 5-2 against their ‘B’ side. Full Results:Week 23:League Cup:Semi Finals:First Leg:- Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 3 Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 4, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 2 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 5.
With the Kings Norton League having reached the halfway stage there were a couple of rearranged fixtures played in which the two affecting the top of the table involved Rubery RBL. After a 6-1 win at Dingle they followed up with a 4-3 success at Man on the Moon to put them level on 22 points with the top two teams Avenue Social and West Heath, the only difference being that the top two have played one game more than Rubery. Full Results:Rearranged Fixtures:- E57 7 (D.Logan 132, J.Calt 125, T.Roberts 100,140, N.Porter 2x100, E.Bird 140, M.Ellis 100, S.Nolan 100, N.Cahill 100, B.Bonas 136) Man on the Moon 0 (C.Crumpton 114, C.Burke 121,140, N.Harris 110b, D.Gibbs 2x100), Dingle 1 (A.O'Sullivan 130, P.Tobin 125, A.Bailles 108b) Rubery RBL 6 (M.Pierce 100, I.Medlicott 117,140, S.Jacques 140), Rubery RBL 4 (I.Medlicott 134,140, C.Guest 100,116b,11 darts game, S.Jacques 100) Man on the Moon 3 (N.Harris 100b, J.Streward 140, C.Burke 100), Cotteridge 4 (Matt Ivory 100,106f,12 darts game, J.O'Neill 140, B.Faulkner 115b, S.Brooks 121) Thurlestone 3 (J.Dower 120b,125, N.Watts 125,140, J.Garghan 100,101).
Amazingly in week three of the Netherton Thursday Night League all four games played resulted in a 7-2 scoreline, as league secretary Ron Nicholson said “What odds could he have got on that?” Leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club won at home against Fairfield while second in the table White Horse beat The Crown to keep within three points of Ex Serviceman’s. Third and fourth placed Riddins Tavern and Bulls Head are on the same six points as White Horse after in turn defeating Delph Bell and Townsend Club. Full Results:Week 3:- Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 Fairfield 2, White Horse 7 The Crown 2, Riddins Tavern 7 Delph Bell 2, Townsend Club 2 Bulls Head 7.
Despite winning 4-3 at The Wonder in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League, Tipton Sports have been ousted from the top of the table by Waggon and Horses who won their game at Dewdrop ‘B’ 5-2. Both Waggon and Horses and Tipton Sports have an undefeated 12 points, Waggon leading the field by just one leg of average. Full Results:Week 6:- Rising Sun 1 Merry-Go-Round ‘A’ 6, Wonder 3 Tipton Sports 4, Island Inn 5 Dewdrop ‘A’ 2, Dewdrop ‘B’ 2 Waggon and Horses 5, Ivy Bush 3 Hayes Social 4, Merry-Go-Round ‘B’ 2 The Vine 5, New Talbot 4 Horseley Tavern 3.
Woodside held on to pole position in the Silver End Sunday Morning League when they beat Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 5-3, the Ex Serviceman’s dropping one place in the table to fourth. Netherton Cricket Club are second, staying within one point of Woodside after their 5-2 win over Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ and a further one point adrift in third place is Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ who had a convincing 7-1 home win over Portway. Brickmakers ‘A’ and the Ex Serviceman’s Club both have a game in hand on the two teams above them. Full Results:Week 6:- Netherton Cricket Club 5 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 3, Railway 1 Pensnett Welfare Club 7, Glasscutters 4 Dudley Sports 4, Kings Head 3 Three Crowns 5, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 7 Portway 1, New Talbot 2 Bell 6, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 Woodside 5, Old Star had a bye.
There were big wins for the top three teams in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League as leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their visitors King William and second and third placed Bulls Head (Netherton) and Mount Pleasant in turn won 8-1 against Bull and Bladder and Dudley Sports ‘B’. Not such a good week for fourth placed Dudley Sports ‘A’ as they lost 6-3 at home to Delph Bell who are now fifth on the same eight points as three of the teams above them. Full Results:Week 5:- Dudley Sports ‘A’ 3 Delph Bell 6, Brickmakers Arms 6 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 3, Portway 6 Blue brick 3, Pensnett Liberal Club 6 Limes Club 3, Bull and Bladder 1 Bulls Head (Netherton) 8, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 9 King William 0, Fox and Grapes 4 The Swan 5, Mount Pleasant 8 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 1, Roebuck 8 Lamp Tavern 1.
The Cradley Tuesday Night League are up to week four and only three of the starting eleven teams are unbeaten. Brickmakers Arms top the table on average, their latest result being a 7-2 win at Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ while second placed Hawne Lane Tavern won 5-4 at The Wheatsheaf and third in the table Gate Hangs Well were 6-3 winners away to White Horse. Full Results:Week 3:- Brickmakers Arms 5 Riddins Tavern 4, Bulls Head 6 Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 3, Hawne Lane Tavern 7 White Horse 2, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 7 Chop House 2, Roost 2 Wheatsheaf 7, Gate Hangs Well had a bye, Week 4:- Chop House 3 Bulls Head 6, Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’ 2 Brickmakers Arms 7, Riddins Tavern 3 Roost 6, Wheatsheaf 4 P’O’Brien 180,15 darts game, I.Bird 15 darts game) Hawne Lane Tavern 5, White Horse 3 Gate Hangs Well 6, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ had a bye.
After fourteen games it’s still very close at the top of the Main Division of the Pip Club League with The Office and Queens Head both on 26 points. In their latest fixtures The Office handed out a 9-0 whitewash to Sports Bar ‘180’ to keep them ahead of Queens Head on average after their 7-2 win at Birchmoor Club, Mark Tomlinson jnr and Sam Whittaker both hitting a maximum for Queens. Full Results:Week 15:- Birchmoor Club (Phil Jones 180) 2 Queens Head (Mark Tomlinson jnr 180, Sam Whittaker 180) 7, Globe (Wilnecote) 4 Belgrave Club (Martin Cairns 2x180) 5, Mercian 1 Pip Club 8, Red Lion 4 Old Liberal House 5, Progressive Club 3 Wigginton Arms (Alex Randle 110f) 6, Dolphin Wanderers (Daz Massey 180, Leighton Massey 121,100) 8 Kettlebrook Club 1, The Office 9 Sports Bar ‘180’ 0, Dolphin had a bye.
Rob Smith was in top form in division two of the Yeltz Bar Tuesday Night Singles League as he held on to the number one spot with a 5-0 win over Dan Singleton in which he hit an amazing three maximums and chalked up winning legs of 12, 15 and 18 darts, he stays two points to the good on second place Tommy Johnson. In division one Mark Adams has a slender one point lead over Matt Moore following his 4-1 success against Phil Harrold. The top spot in division three goes to Trevor Collier who despite not playing this week remains one point ahead of second placed Ash Portman who lost his game with Ant Williams 3-2. Full Results:Week 5:Division One:- Doug Richmond 5 Will Watson 0, Duane hart (180) 5 Alister Duncan 0, Simon Mountford (15 darts game) 4 Jordan Shakespeare 1, Rhys Langford (180) 1 Steve Carey 4, Ian Mills 1 Richard Duncan 4, Mark Bayliss 1 Matt Moore (108f,14 darts game) 4, Jordan Ward 4 Iain Mathers 1, Phil Harrold 1 Mark Adams 4, Division Two:- Richard Reed (108f) 2 James Hykin 3, Neil Smith 1 Tommy Johnson (103f,18 darts game) 4, Dave Redding (180,14 darts game) Lee Eaves 3, Richard Swinden 2 Tony Duncan 3, Neil Steventon (180,14 darts game) 4 Jack Hill 1, Rob Smith (3x180,12,15 and 18 darts games) 5 Dan Singleton 0, Division Three:- John Stokes 2 Alex Adams 3, John Griffiths 0 Stuart Stanton 5, Ash Portman 2 Ant Williams 3, Jason Tromans 0 Richard Hill 5, Richard barrett 2 Steph Knoys 3, Rearranged Fixtures:Division Two:- Chris Singleton (112f) 1 Tommy Johnson 4, James Hykin (180,115f,100f,15 and 16 darts game) 5 Chris Singleton 0, Neil Smith 4 Tony Duncan 1, Richard Swinden 0 Neil Steventon (2x180,126f,16 and 15 darts game) 5, Division Three:- Loz Slater (180) 5 Richard Barrett 0.
With East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association having completed their programme and acclaimed champions of the Small Heath League second placed Heartlands Club lost their penultimate fixture away to third in the table Sheldon Marlborough Flights 6-3, nevertheless with just one more game to play both teams should finish in the same third and fourth places. Full Results:Week 14:- Emerald Club (C.Rigby 100, D.Willis 100) 9 Sheldon Marlborough Arrows (S.McCarthy 100, R.Turner 120b, K.Salbury 118, M.O’Sullivan 120b,136, D.Howlett 112b, M.Cox 100) 0, Sheldon Marlborough Flights (A.Wale 100,123, P.Sunner 100,140, P.Brown 137, D.Humphries 100) 6 Heartlands Club (D.Bond 140, Jim Frost 160b,2x100, M.Cain 100, John Frost 160b,100b,180) 3, Cob’s Bar (L.Satnton 100,125, A.Lattimer 100, R.Pikey 140, D.Shakespeare 121, M.Cunningham 119) 6 Wagon and Horses (G.Daly 100, J.Phipps 112b, J.May 100, D.Rivitt 100) 3.
With week six leader Chris Thomas being absent for week seven of the Shirley Premier League he slips to fourth place with 36 points from 13 games. Taking over as new leader is Tom Bent who has 38 points from 14 games and second is Paul Higgins who after picking up 13 points from 4 games has the same record as Tom but has one win less. Third spot belongs to Dave Heighway on 38 points from 15 games, Dave slipping down one place from last week. Full Results: Shirley Premier League:Week 7:- Phil Thomas (120b,10 darts game) 3 Dave Heighway 1, Steve Harper 1 Steve Heeks 3, Sean Talbot 0 Brian Lawton (100b) 4, Tom Bent 3 Antony Daly 1, Paul Higgins (124f) 2 Mark Gwalchmai (115b) 2, Tony Daly 2 Dave Fisher 2, Lee Holthan 2 Mark Henderson 2, Ken Hopton (137b,120b) 3 Chris Thomas snr (120b,180,10 darts game) 1, Sean Talbot 2 Mark Cater 2, Trevor Carter (120b) 3 Craig Johnson 1, Mick Bown (120b,100b) 2 Dave Heighway 2, Jordan Ottley 1 Phil Thomas (120b) 3, Nick Walker 1 Paul Higgins (109b) 3, Brian Lawton 1 Tom Bent (100f,111b) 3, Ken Hopton 1 Steve Harper 3, Lee Holtham 3 Chris Thomas snr 1, Craig Johnson 2 Mark Cater (100b) 2, Phil Thomas (9 darts game,120b) 2 Steve Heeks 2, Dave Fisher (105b) 1 Jordan Ottley (118f) 3, Antony Daly 0 Trevor Carter (120b) 4, Mark Gwalchmai 3 Tony Daly 1, Dave Heighway 2 Sean Talbot (120b) 2, Steve Devlin 3 Nick Walker (10 darts game) 1, Mark Henderson (112b) 2 Mick Bown (120b) 2, Craig Johnson 1 Lee Hotham 3, Mark Cater 0 Paul Higgins (149b,10 darts game) 4, Steve Devlin 0 Paul Higgins (111b) 4, Tom Bent 3 Ken Hopton (115b,120b) 1, Steve Heeks (120b) 4 Dave Fisher (128b) 0, Mark Gwalchmai (111f,120b) 4 Steve Devlin 0, Dave Fisher 0 Trevor Carter 4.
This week’s column ends on a sad note as the Forest of Arden League report with regret the passing away of Andy Howell. Andy played many years for the Journeys End team in the league and will be sadly missed by all of his team mates and everyone who knew him. The funeral will take place at 11.00am on Thursday 1st March at the Robin Hood Crematorium and afterwards at The Langley Hall Sports and Social, Everyone is welcome to attend but should note it was Andy's wish that people wear bright colours and no black please.
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