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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Warwickshire’s penultimate home fixture in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships produced something of a shock result as they lost to Hampshire a game they were fully expected to win. The ladies ‘B’ got the weekend off to a great start when they beat their counterparts 4-2 with Donna Pinch lady of the match with a 3-1 win over Dawn Simmonds giving her a 17.50 average. Mark Strong took the men’s ‘B’ team award averaging 26.37 in his straight 4-0 win over Steve Musson. Sunday’s games saw the ladies ‘A’ lose 4-2 with Sue Gulliver (23.48) making it five match awards in seven games when she accounted for Abi Jurd with a 3-0 result. The men’s ‘A’ made it five wins and one draw in their seven games so far when they won 7-5. Nigel Heydon with a superb 31.00 average made it two consecutive man of the match awards when he beat Steve Phipps 4-1. The overall result was a 19-17 win for Hampshire leaving Warwickshire sixth in the table on 134 points six more than their victors who are two places below them. Full Results:Warwickshire v Hampshire (17-19):(Warwickshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Mark Westgarth 4 Mark Thorne 0, Kevin Dowling 4 Mike Symes 0, Tom McGlone 3 Paul Winter 4, Nigel Heydon 4 Steve Phipps 1, Steve Hine 4 Andy Mitchell 2, Charlie Symons 0 James Nicholson 4, Anthony Allen 4 Graham Chalk 1, Carl Green 2 Troy Butler 4, Noel Grant 3 Robin Hathaway 4, Tom Aldridge 4 Gary Stafford 1, Tom Ryan 1 Luke Getty 4, Simon Power 4 Sam Rooney 1, Men’s ‘B’:- Robert Comben 2 David Bonnett 4, Luke Kennedy 0 Troy Butler 4, Mark Strong 4 Steve Musson 0, James Hykin 4 Richie Ford 2, Ian Shaw 4 John Large 3, Gareth Braham 1 Dave Coffin 4, Karl Reynolds 2 Darren Barnes 4, Jack Wareing 2 Linton Hickman 4, Ashley Hykin 4 Steve Jannaway 1, Adam Paxton 2 Andy Newcombe 4, Mark Carter 2 Mick Savvery 4, Richard Foster 2 Michael Street 4, Ladies ‘A’:- Nina Bolt 0 Joanne Senior 3, Sue Gulliver 3 Abi Jurd 0, Wendy Adams 0 Jane Monaghan 3, Caroline Pike 3 Nikki Stevens 1, Marian Conway 0 Wendy Reinstadtler 3, Kat Spanswick 1 Tara Power 3, Women’s ‘B’:- Melanie Jones 3 Pennie Lewis 1, Lisa Deslandes 0 Jo Rolls 3, Chloe LcKivett 3 Kelly Palmer 0, Angela Jones 3 Sue Lowther 1, Donna Pinch 3 Dawn Simmonds 1, Denise Keyte 2 Tracy North 3.
With all of the domestic issues sorted the Four Oaks and District League are running down their season with various cup matches the latest of which was the Coronation Shield and Norman Day Cup. League champions Royal Sutton Flights added the Coronation Cup title to their trophy hoard for the season with a 9-6 win over The Boot in a game that produced 38 scores of a ton or more. Golden Hind outscored second division champions Pint Pot Flights in the Norman Day Cup but it was Pint Pot who got the early 3-0 lead. Golden Hind fought back to go 5-4 up but their opponents battled tenaciously and went on to clinch a close 8-7 win in the final leg of the last game. M.Bagnall (Pint Pot Flights) hit his second maximum of the season and T.O’Kereke (Golden Hind) his first. Full Results:Coronation Shield:Final:- The Boot 6 (G.Gaughan 3x100,125,140, P.Opieler 140,2x100, P.Locke 3x100,3x140,125, T.Tyrie 104) Royal Sutton Flights 9 (M.Wild 100b,2x100,2x140,171, M.Ashton 100, J.Liggins 4x100,133,140, S.Paling 100b,140,2x100, A.Kimberley 105b,117b,3x100), Norman Day Cup:Final:- Pint Pot Flights 8 (M.Bagnall 100b,121,2x100,140,180, R.Mercer 100,140, A.Clarke 100, S.Robotham 100) Golden Hind 7 (W.Naylor 140,100,121, D.Pickering 140,4x100,131, T.O’Kereke 180,100, S.Pritchett 4x100,135, S.Shorthouse 100, G.Kimberley 123,121).
It was cup semi-finals week in the Forest of Arden Winter League, first the Rose Bowl in Journeys End and Highwood KB, which respectively placed second and third in the table squared up to each other in what was expected to be a close game and that was exactly how it turned out as Journeys made their way into the final with a 5-4 result. The final will be an all Journeys End affair after Journeys End Flight beat Greville Arrows 6-3. In the Rose Bowl Consolation Cup there were mixed fortunes for Highwood as Highwood Arms won 6-3 against The C’s and Highwood Exiles lost 8-1 to Kingshurst Knights. Full Results:Rose Bowl Cup:Semi-Finals:- Journeys End 5 (L.Barberan 171,2x100, D.Wilson 8x100,121,140, J.Jennings 2x100,140,135, P.Kingdon 100,120) Highwood KB 4 (N.Wykes 2x100,140, T.Hobbis 126, A.Gorman 100, W.Cooper 100, N.Byrne 3x100, T.Walton 2x100,101,135,140, A.Cooke 100,140), Greville Arrows 3 (D.Ryecroft 4x100,140, C.Okey 100,117, K.Duggan 100,118, D.Duggan 2x100,140,180) Journeys End Flights 6 (J.Sidwell 140,2x121,100,135, J.Norris 2x100,133, S.Edwards 2x140,180,100,114f, B.Nixon 3x100,2x140,139, A.Edwards 100,125, P.Yardley 3x140,108f, T.Humphries 140, R.Hogan 109,114,140), Rose Bowl Consolation Cup:Semi-Finals:- Highwood Arms 6 (T.Anderton 100, B.Anderton 100, D.Hudson 100, P.Thorley 100,140, K.Hull 100) C's 3 (L.Walker 3x100,135,140,120, S.Guiden 100, D.Smith 100, G.Vasou 5x100,140,134), Highwood Exiles 1 (J.Phipps 100) Kingshurst Knights 8 (D.White 3x100,140, L.Vann 2x100,125, K.White 100, K.Brush 2x100, M.Bown 100, J.Masefield 135,2x140,100,125).
West Heath have been ousted from their number one spot in the Kings Norton League after surprisingly losing 5-2 away to E57 who are placed fourth on 24 points. The former leaders drop to third place with Rubery RBL taking over the leadership following their 4-3 win at Bournbrook to put them 28 points plus a game in hand on both second placed Avenue Social and West Heath, Avenue winning their fixture at Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 5-2. Full Results:Week 16:- Thurlestone 5 (L.Rhodes 100,120b, N.Wattes 132, T.Hill 101b,120, J.Garghan 120,134, R.Hosey 100,101b,108, P.Andrews 133) Grant Arms 2 (J.Davies 100, Donna Campbell 140, D.Campbell 105), Bournbrook 3 (T.Jeffs 105b,114f,125, C.Price 100, K.Mason 120f,140,9 darts game, R.Orton 100,120, C.Ryan 100,180) Rubery RBL 4 (J.Higgins 2x100, B.Heath 120, S.Hodges 120b, I.Medlicott 100,120b,122, R.Higgins 121, J.Ford 100b,120, M.Pierce 100), Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 2 (T.Shaw 125, S.Brown 125) Avenue Social 5 (E.Simpson 100,137, G.Dews 2x100, P.Blades 100, V.Gould 2x100,120f, A.Hykin 2x140, T.Hamilton 100,109b,140,9 darts game), Man on the Moon 0 (B.Crumpton 100) Cotteridge 7 (P.Taylor 100 , A.Faulkner 105f, J.O'Neill 2x100,123, Matt Ivory 100, S.Hale 101, J.O'Neill 180), E57 5 (J.Calt 100, D.Logan 100,109f,125, N.Porter 2x100, R.Morris 100,115f, M.Ellis 120b, R.Smith 100, S.Nolan 100) West Heath 2 (P.Hughes 100,100b, K.Hall 2x100, T.Corbett 100, A.Sutton 100), Weoley Hill 2 (L.Allen 100, P.Draper 140) Cock Inn 5 (L.Fox 111b,120, D.Hopkins 100,101b, Joe Fox 100).
The Henley and District League have been kept busy with cup finals, no fewer than five of them. The Singles title went to Andy Foulkes who beat Dale Evans in the final. Foulkes then made it a fabulous double when he won the Doubles Knockout with his partner Lionel Deeley, Paul Fackrell and Aidrian Whadcoat were runners up. Fackrell and Whadcoat then also made it a double win by taking the Captain and Secretaries title with a final victory over Dave Tabberner and Dale Evans. The Ladies Singles title went to Ruth Gwilliam with Mandy Morgan losing in the final and to round off the five finals Paul Fackrell added to the two titles he had already won by pairing up with Mandy Morgan to win the Mixed Doubles title beating Adrian Whadcoat and Annie Bailey in the final. A reminder that the league will be holding their delegates meeting at Wootton Wawen Social Club, Alcester Road, Wootton Wawen, B95 7AY on Monday 16th April at 8.30pm, anyone interested in entering a team for the forthcoming season should attend this meeting, old and new teams are cordially invited to attend. Full Results:Singles Knockout:Semi-Finals:- Dale Evans beat Alan Marsh, Andy Foulkes beat David Envine, Final:- Andy Foulkes beat Dale Evans, Doubles Knockout:Final:- Andy Foulkes & Lionel Deeley beat Paul Fackrell & Aide Whadcoat, Captain and Secretaries Knockout:Final:- Paul Fackrell & Adrian Whadcoat beat Dave Tabberner & Dale Evans, Ladies Singles Knockout:Final:- Ruth Gwilliam beat Mandy Morgan, Mixed Doubles Knockout:Final:- Paul Fackrell & Mandy Morgan beat Adrian Whadcoat & Annie Bailey.
Biggest win of the week in the Winmau Centre Monday Night League was a huge 48-0 by The Untouchables over Three Men And A Lady putting third in the table Untouchables on 354 points just three short of second placed Above Average who won their tie with Here For The Beer 37-11. Misfits hold on to pole position with 364 points after a 35-13 win against Keep It In The Family. There was a rare win for Unleashed Warrior, a 25-23 success against Make Mine A Double, only the second win in ten for the Warrior. Full Results:Week 10:- Above Average 37 (Rob Montana 116f, Conrad Taylor 180) Here For The Beer 11, Unleashed Warrior 25 Make Mine A Double 23 (Phil Hughes 111f), Bloody Good Shot Sir! 43 (Bob Lockley 140f, Gemma Barrett 180) Full Monty 5, Keep It In The Family 13 Misfits 35 (Luke Griffiths 13 darts game), Three Men And A Lady 0 The Untouchables 49.
The Gate have moved up one place from the bottom of division one of the South Birmingham Winter League despite losing 5-4 at home to Coleshill Social as The Trident lost 7-2 at home to league leaders Erdington Members Club and now trail Gate on average, Erdington remain eight points clear of the field. In the second division leaders Iron Horse stretched their lead to four points after they won 6-3 at Toby Jug and second placed C’s Arrows surprisingly lost 7-2 away to The Kingfisher who are six points behind them. Full Results:Week 11:Division One:- Punchbowl 3 (B.Charlton 120b, K.Alford 121, M.Barnes 100, C.Evans 100) Banbury Arrows 6 (B.Evans 121,100, A.Cooksey 100, A.Luckman 100, J.Moss 100, W.Cooper 100), The Gate 4 (K.Russell 2x100, N.Groves 106, M.Groves 133, A.Houlton 104) Coleshill Social 5 (S.Sweetman 140,100, P.Bryant 100,140, N.McCrave 100, B.Jones 125), The Trident 2 (M.Naylor 100) Erdington Members Club 7 (L.Barberan 107b, M.Birch 102b, C.Millward snr 108,126, J.Liggins 121, J.Frost 2x100), Mackadown Social 3 (N.Parsonage 140,130, A.Sheen 100, G.James 2x100,116b, B.Allen 100) The Raven 5 (J.Whitehouse 110b, D.White 100, N.Warner 140), Division Two:- The Kingfisher 7 D.Green 2x100, R.Mills 2x108b,2x100,102b, L.Walker 100, R.Sharples 100b) C's Arrows 2 (J.Carter 105), Toby Jug 3 (I.Beattie 101, T.Adams 111b) Iron Horse 6 (J.Evans 125,101,137, T.Rainsford 140, A.Farrington 2x100,140, R.Earl 2x100, R.Parry 125), C's Flights 2 (L.Walker 4x100, R.Beale 114, L.Beale 120, C.Meigh 100) The Dog 7 (J.Boylen 138, S.O'Brien 107,100, M.Clayton 140,125,100b, M.Blackborrow 100), Mini League:- Crown Jewels 17 legs (B.Walker 2x100, D.Miller 135, T.Anderton 140) Chelmsley Conservative Club 10 legs (J.Green 100, P.Richardson 100).
The Warwickshire Youth squad played hosts to Merseyside in their latest inter county fixture and with another superb performance with wins in all three sections recorded an overall 10-5 victory. Playing at the Parkstone Club, Coventry the Under 18’s won 4-3 thanks to wins from Jordan Ainsworth, Lucy Keyte, Jake Liggins and Matthew Cain while supplying the straight 3-0 win for the Ladies were Skye Pickard, Laura Bowley and Courtney Hine. Rounding off the win with a 3-2 verdict in the Under 21’s were Tom Mills, Lewis Bayliss and Charlie Symons. Warwickshire now top all three divisions and with just three more fixtures to play are odds on favourites for the championship title. Full Results:Warwickshire Youth v Merseyside Youth (10-5):Warwickshire names first:Under 18’s:- Jordan Ainsworth 2 Steven Harding 1, Joe Pitchford-Morris 0 Sam Jones 2, Lucy Keyte 2 Lois Tweedle 1, Mackenzie Nixon 0 Ethan Clayton 2, Jake Liggins 2 Ellie Downie 0, Matthew Cain 2 Ben Cusack 1, Ben Liggins 0 Kyle Easeman 2, Ladies:- Skye Pickard 2 Megan Jones 0, Laura Bowley 2 Chelsea Maxwell 0, Courtney Hine 2 Amelia Lemon 0, Under 21’s:- Tom Mills 3 Lewis Fearon-Abban 2, Jnr Joyce 2 Matt Johnson 3, George Ross 1 Joe Perry 3, Lewis Bayliss 3 Lewis Downey 1, Charlie Symons 3 Aaron Jones 1.
Leader of the Erdington Red Lion Double Top League Will Naylor didn’t play in week 22 and his nearest rival Dean Bayliss took the opportunity to reduce the arrears by winning 2-1 against Ryan Barritt and Matthew Cain. However despite the two wins Bayliss is still eight points short of Naylor who now also has two games in hand. With 3-0 wins over Richard O’Grady and Stuart Larvin third placed John Frost has reduced the deficit on Dean Bayliss to six points and opens up a three points lead over fourth and fifth placed Lewis Bayliss and Jim Frost. Full Results:Week 22:- Micky Wilde 1 Matthew Cain 2, Jim Frost 3 Richard O’Grady 0, Lee Austin 1 Clive Austin 2, Dean Bayliss 2 Ryan Barritt 1, Alex Downes 1 Lewis Bayliss 2, Steve Cain 3 Stuart Larvin 0, John Frost 3 Richard O’Grady 0, Clive Austin 1 Micky Wilde 2, Ryan Barritt 0 Lee Austin 3, Dean Bayliss 2 Matthew Cain 1, Jim Frost 1 Lewis Bayliss 2, Stuart Larvin 0 John Frost 3, Steve Cain 3 Alex Downes 0.
Wins in the opening seven games for Kristian Wharton in the Winmau Centre Thursday Night Champions League has taken him into pole position with 39 points while currently second is Adam Quinton who has played six and won six to give him 32 points. Reigning champion and winner for the last four seasons Mick Baker is at present in ninth place on 20 from five games. Full Results:- Ashok Sehdev 5 Gemma Barrett 2, Devinder Singh 3 Lee Southall 4, Rob Montana 1 Mick Baker 6, Adam Clifford 0 Liam Baker 7, Chris Manoila 3 Jordan Ward 4, Adam Quinton 5 Chris Fox 2, Sam Kaye 0 Sam Aitkens 7, Ashok Sehdev 5 Adam Clifford 2, Devinder Singh 5 Gemma Barrett 2, Sam Kaye 5 Shane Watters 2, Rob Montana 2 Lee Southall 5, Chris Manoila 2 Mick Baker 5, Adam Quinton 7 Liam Baker 0, Chris Fox 4 Jordan Ward 3, Sam Aitkens 4 Shane Watters 3, Rob Montana 3 Ashok Sehdev 4, Chris Fox 5 Gemma Barrett 2.
A 6-3 win for Highwood was not enough at Saracens Misfits in the Shirley and District Monday Night League and has seen them lose outright pole position, they share the top spot with Dunky’s Boys whose 7-2 win at Legion Royals has put them level on points and average with Highwood. Third in the table Red Lion with maximums from Mark Henderson, Steve Sidwell and Mick Bown beat Blue Bell 7-2 and stay within two points of the leading duo. Full Results:Week 23:- Sharmans Cross 5 The Lodge 4, Plume of Feathers 3 Legionnaires 6, Cider House (John McCardle 180) 7 Shirley Golf Club 2, Shirley Spartac 1 Saracens Jesters 8, Drawbridge Bears (Phil Thomas 112f) 3 Solihull Sports and Social Club (Gary Cleverly 180, Craig Clarke 152b) 6, Saracens Misfits 3 Highwood (Terry Constable 15 darts game) 6, Red Lion (Mark Henderson 180,16 darts game, Steve Sidwell 180, Mick Bown 180,128f) 7 Blue Bell 2, Legion Royals 2 Dunky’s Boys (Andy Hutchings 180) 7.
There were big wins for the top three teams in the Small Heath League in week 18 with leaders East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association winning 7-2 against Sheldon Marlborough Arrows to stay four points ahead of second placed Heartlands Club who won 8-1 at Cob’s Bar and in turn are ten points to the good on third in the table Sheldon Marlborough Flights who had a 7-2 win over Emerald Club. Heartlands Dean Bond was in terrific form as he checked out in six scoring darts. After failing to break with his first set of darts Bond then broke with 160 and checked out on 141 for an actual nine darts leg. He then followed that with an eight darts leg breaking with 101 scoring 100 and finishing on 100. Full Results:Week 18:- Cob’s Bar 1 (D.Shakespeare 100, M.Turner 120b, A.Lattimer 102b, L.Stanton 100) Heartlands Club 8 (D.Bond 160b,141f,9 darts game,101b,100,100f,8 darts game, Jim Frost 125, G.McCormack 100, S.Cain 108b, I.Jones 125,101b, John Frost 100, A.Downes 140), East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 7 (C.Wyatt 101b,115b,2x100,140,9 darts game, N.Davis 111f,140,100, L.Wyatt 106b, T.White 120b,2x100, P.Webster 120b, T.Webster 100,137,136,100b,100,101b,135) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 2 (A.Eden 160b, K.Salsbury 115, R.Turner 100, D.Howlett 180), Sheldon Marlborough Flights 7 (A.Wale 137,100, P.Sunner 100) Emerald Club 2 (J.Fisher 140, A.Fisher 120,100, C.Rigby 140,100).
The Office have overtaken Queens Head in division one of the Pip Club League, taking over the top spot with a 7-2 win over Dolphin Wanderers, they are level on 16 points with Queens Head but with a superior average. Old Liberal House continue to lead division two with 14 points four more than second placed Pip Club and in the main division its Queens Head who lead the way on 32 points from 17 games with The Office breathing down their necks just two points short with a game in hand. Full Results:Week 18:- Old Liberal House 2 Queens Head 7 (Mark Tomlinson snr 180,14 darts game), Pip Club 3 (Ash Luckman 103f) Birchmoor Club 6, Dolphin 5 Belgrave Club 4, The Office 7 (Daz Jones 180) Dolphin Wanderers 2, Sports Bar ‘180’ 4 Red Lion 5, Kettlebrook Club 9 (Mick Cross 180) Mercian 0, Wigginton Arms 4 Globe (Wilnecote) 5.
After a convincing 8-1 win over Pensnett Liberal Club in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ have made it ten wins in as many games and have a two points advantage over their nearest rivals Bulls Head who were 6-3 winners at Roebuck, Roebuck being the only team to lose in the top five. Third in the table Mount Pleasant handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their hosts Limes Club to remain two points behind Bulls Head. Full Results:Week 10:- Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 8 Pensnett Liberal Club 1, Fox and Grapes 4 Portway 5, The Swan 7 Brickmakers Arms 2, Roebuck 3 Bulls Head (Netherton) 6, Limes Club 0 Mount Pleasant 9, Rose aand Crown 7 Lamp Tavern 2, Delph Bell 5 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 4, Bull and Bladder 5 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 4, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 6 King William 3.
The Netherton Thursday Night League played the second leg of their League Cup semi-finals and with an aggregate 10-8 win over Townsend Club, Bulls Head won through to the final. League leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club’s game with White Horse went to a sudden death play-off, Bobby Carr just edging out Liam Evitts to book the Serviceman’s place in the final. The final of the Shadow Cup will be between Delph Bell and Riddins Tavern after Delph Bell beat The Crown 12-6 and Riddins won 11-7 against Fairfield. Full Results:League Cup:Semi-Finals Second Leg:- Bulls Head 6 Townsend Club 3 (Bulls Head win 10-8 on aggregate), Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 White Horse 6 (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club win sudden death leg), Shadow Cup:Semi-Finals Second Leg:- The Crown 4 Delph Bell 5 (Delph Bell win 12-6 on aggregate), Fairfield 3 Riddins Tavern 6 (Riddins Tavern win 11-7 on aggregate).
Ashwood and Gornal Labour Club have swapped places in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League, Ashwood beating Fellows Club 7-2 to move into third place on 34 points while the Labour Club lost 5-4 away to leaders Old Bulls Head and drop to fourth with 32 points. Top of the table Parkes Hall held on to their two points lead over Old Bulls Head with a 7-2 win away to Red Cow. Full Results:Week 21:- Ashwood 7 Fellows Club 2, Old Bulls Head 5 Gornal Labour Club 4, White Lion 7 Jolly Crispin 2, Netherton Cricket Club 7 Hilly House 2, Red Cow 2 Parkes Hall 7, Briatnnia 3 Club Dudley 6, Pensnett Liberal Club 3 Five Ways 6, Gornal British Legion 1 Coseley Tavern 8.
To complete the domestic fixtures in the Brierley Hill Friday Night League three rearranged games were played in which Miners (Wollescote) won 5-2 against Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ and there were 7-0 wins for league champions Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ and runners up Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ against respective opponents Fox Inn ‘A’ (Lye) and Britannia, the results did not affect the final table in any way. Full Results:Rearranged Fixtures:- Miners (Wollescote) 5 Pensnett Welfare Club ‘B’ 2, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 7 Fox Inn ‘A’ (Lye) 0, Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’ 7 Britannia 0.
Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ suffered their first defeat in eight games in the Silver End Sunday Morning League and at the same time lost their position at the top of the table as they dropped to third place on 19 points the same number as second placed Woodside and fourth in the table Brickmakers Arms ‘B’. Replacing Brickmakers in the number one spot is Netherton Cricket Club who beat their hosts Glasscutters 7-1 to put them on 20 points. Reigning champions Woodside won 5-3 against Three Crowns. Full Results:Week 9:- Glasscutters 1 Netherton Cricket Club 7, Kings Head 0 Old Star 8, New Talbot 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 5, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 2 Pensnett Welfare Club 6, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 Dudley Sports 1, Woodside 5 Three Crowns 3, Portway 6 Bell 2, Railway had a bye.
An impressive 7-2 win for The George leaders of the Rowley Monday Night League against Cradley Liberal Club who drop one place to fourth, maintains their 100% win record after ten games and keeps them two points ahead of The Bell who had a close 5-4 home win over fifth placed Ivy Bush. Full Results:Week 10:- Whiteheath Tavern 3 Hare and Hounds (Matthew Baker 180) 6, Loyal Lodge 3 Lodgers 6, George (Gareth Johnston 9 darts game, Frank Johnson 8 darts game) 7 Cradley Liberal Club 2, Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 8 Bulls Head 1, Tividale FC 4 Windmills End 5, Bell 5 Ivy Bush 4, Roost 3 Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 6, Cottage 4 Three Diamonds 5.
The Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League played the quarter finals of their Black Country Windscreens Trophy and winning through to the semis were Dewdrop ‘A’, Waggon and Horses, Dewdrop ‘B’ and Horseley Tavern who provided the shock of the night by beating league leaders Tipton Sports 5-2. Full Results:Black Country Windscreen Trophy:Quarter Finals:- The Vine 3 Dewdrop ‘A’ 4, Waggon and Horses 4 Wonder 3, Dewdrop ‘B’ 4 Island Inn 3, Horseley Tavern 5 Tipton Sports 2, Rearranged Fixture:- Merry-Go-Round ‘B’ 3 Sportsman 4.
Just one rearranged fixture played in the Camp Hill League which saw fourth in the table Tyseley WMC beat third placed White Swan Nomads 4-3. Full Results:Rearranged Fixture:- Tyseley WMC 4 White Swan Nomads 3.
The Sheldon and District Winter League played their Singles Knockout down to the last sixteen players at two venues Meadway Sports and Social and the Crown at Olton. Results are not in from the Crown but winning through from Meadway were Dean Young (Mackadown Social), Pete Yardley, Ian Spencer (Dunky’s Boys), Dave Howlett, Dave Humphries (Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club), Shay Darby (East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association), Kris Green (Pirates), Sean O’Donnell (Sheldon Dukes). The Sheldon and District Summer League will be holding their AGM at the Meadway Sports and Social Club on Sunday 15th April at 10.30am. All teams old and new must complete an application form to be presented at this meeting. The Winter League will also be holding their meeting on the same day. Full Results:Singles Knockout:Qualifiers:- Dean Young (Mackadown Social), Pete Yardley, Ian Spencer (Dunky’s Boys), Dave Howlett, Dave Humphries (Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club), Shay Darby (East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association), Kris Green (Pirates), Sean O’Donnell (Sheldon Dukes).
The Cradley Tuesday Night League played their Singles Knockout down to the last 32 and in the draw for the next round will be J.Archer, M.Archer, G.Archer, A.Bill, J.Chilton, S.Davies (Gate Hangs Well), A.Apati, W.Cairns, S.Goodwin, S.Siviter (Bulls Head), J.Batham, S.Blewitt, K.Bambrick, C.Hart, C.Penzer (Brickmakers Arms), N.Bate, R.Hadley, S.Swingler, S.Tipper (Roost), L.Bird, J.Gennard, R.Lenton, P.O’Brien, S.Priest, K.Wright (Wheatsheaf), C.Bowen, K.Morris (Netherton Cricket Club ‘A’), A.Jones, W.Merrick, S.Purcell, J.Sharratt (Riddins Tavern), D.Tucker (Netherton Cricket Club ‘B’).
The Royal, Albrigton staged another of their popular knockouts and winning the top prize of £80 was Pat Pace (Gnosall) who veat Andy Pullen (Ledbury) 6-4 in the final, Pullen collecting £40. In the last four games Pace took out Nik Bloor (Telford) in a close 5-4 affair while Pullen beat Craig Capewell (Pelsall), again 5-4, both losing semi-finalists received £10. Losing out in the quarter finals were Andy Gilbert (Telford), Simon Pritchard (Codsall), Dennis Byles (Ironbridge) and Martin East (Kingswinford).
A 5-2 win over the Bull was not enough for ECC ‘A’ to hold on to pole position in the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League as Hurst Hill powered to a 7-0 win at Pilot to give them an average advantage over ECC ‘A’, both teams on an unbeaten eight points from the opening four games. Full Results:Week 4:- Brewood British Legion 2 ECC ‘B’ 5, ECC ‘A’ 5 Bull 2, McGhees 1 Royal Albrighton 6, Pilot 0 Hurst Hill 7, Swan Compton 4 Emerald 3, Wnitmore Reans WMC 5 Morteon 2, Cleveland Arms had a bye.
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