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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

West Midlands first fixture of the New Year in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships saw them slump to a 23-13 defeat away to reigning champions Yorkshire and yet the weekend got off to quite a good start as after the opening day’s play the overall score stood at 9-9. The ladies ‘B’ team opened up a 2-0 lead thanks to wins from Heather Wright and lady of the match Sophie Singh (19.95) but then had to wait until the final game before securing their 3-3 draw when Jacqueline Maiden came from 2-0 down against Linda Moorhouse to fight back and win 3-2. The men’s ‘B’ trailed 4-0, drew level at 4-4 went 6-4 down and with wins in the last two games from Owen Maiden and Avtar Singh earned a 6-6 draw. Jonathan Platt was their man of the match with a 4-2 win over Graham Elvidge and a 29.04 average. Sunday was a different ball game completely as the ladies lost 4-2 with Sarah Roberts (21.78) their top player and the men suffered a huge 10-2 defeat with just Ian Jones and Gareth Watts recording wins. Ian Jones was man of the match as he beat Justin Hobson 4-0 with a magnificent 33.40 average including outshots of 98,121 and 110 and legs of 17,12,15 and 16 darts. The overall result has left West Midlands with just one win in five games and lying just two places off the foot of the table with 79 points the same number as Essex just below them and only seven to the good on bottom of the table Cheshire who they take on at home next month. Full Results:Premier Division:Yorkshire v West Midlands (23-13):Yorkshire names first):Men’s ‘A’:- Garry Thompson 4 Matthew Dicken 1, Ash Taylor 4 Shane Price 2, Mark Wilson 4 Kevin Bambrick 0, Trevor Burkhill 4 Matthew Coleman 3, Brian Dawson 4 Neil Pointon 0, Justin Hobson 0 Ian Jones 4, John Walton 4 Trevor Brennon 0, Keith Flint 4 Gavin Baker 3, David Copley 4 Glen McGrandle 1, Tony Hull 0 Gareth Watts 4, Michael Dawson 4 Mark Craddock 2, James Wilson 4 John Morris 2, Men’s ‘B’:- Jim Gordon 4 Shane Price 3, Stephen Blower 4 Alfie Jacques 3, Paul Moore 4 Kevin Harris 0, Simon Birkett 4 Martin Greenwood 1, Ady Newsholme 3 Mark Craddock 4, Graham Elvidge 2 Jonathan Platt 4, Darren Layden 1 Stephan Jones 4, Grahan Harrison 2 Matthew Dicken 4, Tony Molyneux 4 Gareth Johnston 2, Derek Lumley 4 Mathew Tedstone 3, Steve Stacey 2 Owen Maiden 4, Michael Ridge 2 Avtar Singh 4, Women’s ‘A’:- Beau Greaves 3 Cheryl Alcock 1, Giffy Khaosoi 3 Debbie Loon 0, Dee bateman 3 Kat McLean 1, Rachel Brooks 3 Lisa Badger 0, Paula Burgess 0, Sarah Roberts 3, Courtney Hine 1 Jacqueline Maiden 3, Women’s ‘B’:- Sara Mortimer 3 Heather Wright 2, Louise Stockings 1 Sophie Singh 3, Sally Whiting 3 Kath Jenkins 1, Anna Gale 3 Stella Sims 0, Marie Tuinstra 2 Shellbie Simmons 3, Linda Moorhouse 2 Jacqueline Maiden 3.
With Thomas Bent and Phil Thomas not playing in week ten of the Shirley Premier League Ken Hopton took the opportunity to return to the top of the table with a 4-0 win against Chris Thomas snr and although later he suffered a 3-1 defeat to Jordan Thomas his 57 points from 20 games was enough to give him pole position and a two points advantage over Mark Henderson who has moved up one place to second despite losing 3-1 to John Smyth and only drawing 2-2 with Lee Lattimer. Former leader Bent has dropped to third in the table with 54 points from 18 games and in fourth place comes Phil Thomas who has played the same amount of games as Bent but trails him by just one point. Mark Gwalchmai holds on to third place after winning 3-1 against Antony Daly to put him on 52 points from 19 games. Full Results:Week 10:- Pete Silver (180,18 darts game) 3 Brian Lawton 1, Ken Hopton 4 Chris Thomas snr 0, Steve Sidwell 3 Jordan Ottley 1, Colin Geens 1 Antony Daly (180) 3, Dave Fisher 3 Kevin Graver 1, Gary Cleverley 2 Paul Harper 2, Trevor Carter (118f) 3 Steve Harper 1, Dave Heighway 2 Sam Hicks 2, Mark Henderson 1 John Smyth (116f) 3, Mark Gwalchmai 3 Antony Day 1, Brian Lawton 3 Lee Lattimer 1, Derek Harper 0 Pete Silver (18 darts game) 4, Jordan Ottley 3 Ken Hopton 1, Colin Geens 0 Pete Silver 4, Steve Sidwell 4 Dave Fisher 0, Paul Harper 2 Trevor Carter 2, Antony Daly 4 Kev Graver 0, Derek Harper 0 Gary Cleverley 4, Dave Heighway 3 Pete Silver 1, Chris Thomas snr 1 Sam Hicks 3, Lee Lattimer 2 Mark Henderson 2, Steve Sidwell 4 Steve Harper 0, Brian Lawton (109f) 3 John Smyth 1, Paul Harper 3 Dave Fisher 1.
C’s Top Guns took their unbeaten run in division one of the South Birmingham League to three games with a 6-3 result against The Punchbowl and are now the only team in the league’s two divisions with a 100% win record. Guns win keeps them top of the table on average from Coleshill Social who have played one game more than them. In the other division one fixture Banbury Arrows beat The Gate 7-2. In division two leaders The Dog had a bye and moving to within two points of them with a game in hand is Toby Jug after their 5-4 win away to The Trident. It was a good week for C’s Flights as they chalked up their first win in four when they beat local rivals C’s Hot Shots 5-4. Full Results:Game 6:Division One:- C's Top Guns 6 (S.Edwards 135,100, M.Mann 140,100, J.Jennings 160b,2x100,120f, D.Clinton 124, D.Wilson 140) The Punchbowl 3 (N.Jackson 100, L.Barberan 134,100,180), Banbury Arrows 7 (S.Hughes 100, A.Cooksey 117f,100, A.Luckman 100, J.Moss 180, P.Moran 101b) The Gate 2 (P.Jones 108,100, D.Morris 100, M.Groves 104, D.Downes 116b), Division Two:- C's Flights 5 (J.Pitts 100,125, M.Beale 100, S.Beale 100, C.Meigh 135) C's Hot Shots 4 (D.White 100, W.Cooper 112b, C.Kingdon 100, J.Carter 140), The Trident 4 (R.McDonough 100, L.Buttle 106b, K.Buttle 100, L.Vann 125,100) Toby Jug 5 (M.Blair 100, D.Rainey 101, D.Revitt 125), Mini League:Division Two:- The Dog 16 legs (G.Taylor 140,103f,100f, P.Thompson 140,134, N.Crowe 105, A.Houlton 154, M.Clayton 120b,140,100, P.Richards 108b) C's Arrows 11 legs (K.Geary 100b,100,100b).
With Bob Nixon, leader of the C’s Club Double Top Wednesday Night League not playing in week 14 he lost his long standing position at the top of the table to Mitchell Mann who on the night recorded three wins beating Steve Sidwell 3-0, Phil Ashford 2-1 and Jack Sidwell 3-0 to put him on 69 points from 29 games with second placed Nixon six points behind with six games in hand. Simon Edwards climb up the table continues as he added 3-0 wins over Frank Dixon, Gavin Davidson and Luke Beale to his account to take him up into third place on 60 points from 22 games, a 3-0 win in his game in hand would put him on level terms with Bob Nixon. A 3-0 defeat and a 2-1 win against respective opponents Charlie Kingdon and Jamie Carter has seen Richard Mills lose his number three spot and drop to two places to fifth in the table on54 points. Full Results:Week 14:- Chris Meigh 2 Jamie Carter 1, Jay Meigh 0 Phil Ashford (142f) 3, Richard Meigh 0 Connor Marshall 3, Mick Noonan 2 Ryan Beale 1, Jay Pitts 2 Pete Kingdon 1, Neil McCrave 0 Steve Beale 3, Luke Beale 1 Steve Groves 2, Richard Mills 0 Charlie Kingdon 3, Keith Geary 2 Chris Cooke 1, Brian Anderton 2 Wayne Cooper 1, Simon Edwards 3 Frank Dixon 0, Dan White (180) 2 Gavin Davidson 1, Jack Sidwell 0 Gordon Clinton 3, Mitchell Mann 3 Steve Sidwell 0, Gary Groves 2 Aaron Anson 1, Jamie Carter 1 Richard Mills 2, Luke Beale 0 Keith Geary 3, Aaron Anson 1 Chris Cooke 2, Neil McCrave 1 Connor Marshall 2, Gordon Clinton 2 Pete Kingdon 1, Frank Dixon 2 Mick Noonan 1, Charlie Kingdon 2 Steve Groves 1, Gary Groves 1 Brian Anderton 2, Simon Edwards 3 Gavin Davidson 0, Richard Meigh 0 Chris Meigh 3, Phil Ashford 1 Mitchell Mann 2, Steve Sidwell 2 Ryan Beale 1, Dan White 3 Wayne Cooper 0, Jay Meigh 1 Wayne Cooper 2, Mitchell Mann (2x180) 3 Jack Sidwell 0, Aaron Anson 0 Connor Marshall 3, Simon Edwards 3 Luke Beale 0.
The Four Oaks and District Winter League have been involved in the second round of their Coronation Shield and Norman Day Cup. In the former Bishop Vesey opened up a 4-2 lead against their visitors The Fox but then only managed to win one more leg as they crashed out 10-5, A.Cooksey recording a 180 for the Fox. M.Wild hit his third maximum of the season for Boldmere St Mikes on their way to a 10-5 win over Oscott Sports and with yet another 10-5 result Golden Hind beat their hosts Drakes Drum in a game that produced no fewer than 40 three figure scores. The Norman Day cup produced some nail biting finishes with none no closer than The Towers versus lad in the Lane. For the second week The Towers, who are without a win so far this season came within an ace of winning a match as they were beaten by Lad in the Lane who had to win the final leg of the match for a very close 8-7 victory. Old Oscott Arrows beat The Oscott Social 10-5 while Erdington Arrows opened up a 7-2 lead at St Thomas Arrows and went on to win 11-4. Third division’s The Digby took on second division side Boldmere Tap and in another tense finish took the final game 2-1 for an impressive 8-7 win. Full Results:Coronation Shield:Round Two:- Bishop Vesey 5 (D.Walton 100,121,140, M.Norton 100,2x140, N.Smallwood 3x100,125, N.Sammons 2x100) The Fox 10 (W.Cadby 115,140, K.Green 111b,2x100,135,138, S.Wilson 121,108f,100,140, M.Horacek 100, A.Cooksey 102b,108,180,140), Boldmere St Mikes 10 (M.Wild 121,180,130b,2x100, A.Kimberley 2x121, B.Linnecor 140, S.Edwards 100,140, M.Ashton 4x100,3x140, C.Perry 117,140, J.Liggins 136,133,100,121, B.Liggins 100) Oscott Sports 5 (N.Hawkley 2x100,140, A.Cole 140, C.Hawkley 100, M.Bowles 100), Drakes Drum 5 (J.Mahon 2x100,121,105, J.Verschoyle 100b,100, A.Day 3x100,2x140, A.Lilley 148b,3x100, G.Oldfield 100, J.Clarke 100,125) Golden Hind 10 (D.Pickering 100, G.Kimberley 120b,3x100,125, T.O’Kereke 135,140,3x100,105b,135, D.Vickers 128,117f, T.Vickers 140,101, S.Pritchett 140. W.Naylor 121,2x140,100), Norman Day Cup:Round Two:- Lad in the Lane 8 (M.Clark 116,100, G.Averill 3x100, P.Ellis 120, J.Averill 123) The Towers 7 (D.Stride 132b,2x100, J.Lowe 110, A.Poyner 100, J.Addison 2x100), Old Oscott Arrows 10 (M.Maher 3x100, M.Page 100, A.Lea 140,137,100,135, E.Atkins 108, B.Hoare 100, J.Higgins 125) The Oscott Social 5 (D.Shannon 144b, G.Bushell 135,120,2x100, R.Barritt 100, P.Willis 2x100,2x140,116, P.Graham 140, R.Graham 100), St Thomas Arrows 4 (R.Nelson 100, M.Price 140, M.Andrews 2x100) Erdington Arrows 11 (D.Rawlings 133, R.Bazeley 100,105, K.Smith 100,120, J.West 3x100, C.Hill 2x100b,125,100, M.Phillips 101, M.Edwards 100), The Digby 8 (T.Streeter 100, G.Wood 2x100, D.Thompson 125,123, H.Saddler 3x100) Boldmere Tap 7 (N.Garbett 100, S.Alexander 112b,100, J.O’Connor 135, P.Bromley 125,4x100, R.Davies 100, A.Gough 135).
The results from week 25 of the Shirley and District Monday Night League did not alter the league table one iota, leaders Highwood handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their visiting team Saracens Misfits to keep intact their four points lead over second in the table The Wharf who were 7-2 winners in their tie with Sharmans Cross. Red Lion kept within two points of Wharf with a resounding 9-0 win over bottom of the table Shirley Spartac and with games now running out the title looks odds on to go to Highwood with the runners up spot contested by The Wharf and Red Lion. In the big local derby Legionnaires stole the ninth game to edge a 5-4 win over an unlucky Legion Royals. Full Results:Week 25:- Saracens Jesters (Lee Harris 180,135f) 2 The Lodge (Johnny Phipps 180) 7, The Wharf 7 Sharmans Cross 2, Legionnaires 5 Legion Royals 4, Blue Bell 2 Legion Flights (Gary Cleverley 180) 7, Plume of Feathers 4 The Bears 5, Red Lion 9 Shirley Spartac 0, The Highwood (Darren Wright 180, Shay Darby 180) 9 Saracens Misfits 0, Cider House had a bye.
The biggest winners in week 17 of the Small Heath League were second placed Heartlands Club who recorded a notable 8-1 home win over third in the table Sheldon Marlborough Arrows to open up a massive twelve points gap between the two teams. Although an impressive win Heartlands were unable to reduce the two points arrears on leaders East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association who took their undefeated run to fourteen games when they won 7-2 against bottom of the table Sheldon Marlborough Flights plus they have the added advantage of a game in hand on Heartlands. Full Results:Week 17:- Cob’s Bar 8 (D.Shakespeare 100,116b, M.Turner 100, A.Lattimer 2x100, M.Cunningham 104, D.Mahon 100) Wagon and Horses 1 (M.Looby 119f, A.Pearson 2x100, C.Murphy 120b, D.Rivitt 121), Heartlands Club 8 (G.McCormack 100, John Frost 100,120, C.Austin 140) Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 1 (M.Tilley 100b,100, J.Phipps 100), Sheldon Marlborough Flights 2 (P.Sunner 140,125, M.Shellis 100) East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association 7 (L.Robinson 100, N.Davis 100,137, Matt Cooper 140, T.White 108,100, P.Webster 120b,101b, Martin Cooper 121).
It’s week two of the Camp Hill League’s new season and only three of the starting line-up of ten teams are able to boast a 100% win record. Roost Rebels and Tyseley WMC Club are joint leaders level on points and average after both teams won 5-2 in turn against White Swan Nomads (reigning champions) and Sheldon Marlborough Flights. Sedgemere Devil’s Club are third just one leg of average short of the two teams above them following their 5-2 win over Station Wagon. With the top three teams winning 5-2 a fourth team to win by the same margin was Wagon and Horse who beat visiting North Star, New Inn were the only side not to win 5-2 as they beat Emerald Club 4-3. Full Results:Week 2:- Wagon and Horses 5 North Star 2, Sedgemere Devil’s Club 5 Station Wagon 2, Roost Rebels 5 White Swan Nomads 2, New Inn 4 Emerald Club 3, Sheldon Marlborough Flights 2 Tyseley WMC 5.
There are still a dozen of the scheduled forty two fixtures to be played in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League and although leaders Brickmakers Arms have won all thirty played so far they still only have a slender two point’s lead at the top of the table. In the latest round of games Brickmakers won 8-1 away to Old Cat (Wordsley) and second in the table Ten Arches ‘A’ went one better with a 9-0 home win over Stourbridge RBL but despite just the two point’s difference Brickmakers are way ahead on average. After the leading duo there is a four points gap to third placed Ten Arches ‘B’ who won their game at Bird (Wordsley) 5-4. Full Results:Game 30:- Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 3Hop House 6, Fox Inn (Lye) 1 Bird (Stourbridge) 8, Ten Arches ‘A’ 9 Stourbridge RBL 0, British Oak 5 Gate Hangs Well 4, Britannia 7 Kinswinford Conservative Club ‘A’ 2, Old Cat (Wordsley) 1 Brickmakers Arms 8, Church Tavern 4 Glasscutters 5, Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘B’ 1 Swan 8, Garibaldi 3 Ashwood 6, Bird (Wordsley) 4 Ten Arches ‘B’ 5, Crestwood 6 Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 3.
The Rowley Monday Night League has got its new season underway and the early pacesetters are last season’s winners and runners up George and Bell. So close was it last season that George only won the title by three legs of average as both teams finished on 56 points and this season could be another close affair as both teams secured 8-1 wins in their opening games George beating Three Diamonds and Bell accounting for Cradley Sports and Social. Full Results:Week 1:- Hare and Hounds 5 Cottage 4, Spring Meadow 3 Fairfield 6, Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 4 (ian Vincent 160b) Windmills End 5, Bell 8 (Shane Price 180) Cradley Sports and Social 1, Bulls Head 2 Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 7 (Tommy Johnson 148b), Loyal Lodge 3 Tividale FC 6, Ivy Bush 5 Wonder 4, Three Diamonds 1 (M.Harding 148f,9 darts game) George 8.
The Netherton Thursday Night League played the first leg in round one of their pre-season League Cup Knockout and with 7-2 results Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club and Bulls Head in turn defeated Saracens Head and Netherton Conservative Club. Riddins Tavern had a 6-3 win at White Horse and Townsend Social Club will be taking a 5-4 advantage over Fairfield into the second leg. Full Results:League Cup:Round One:First Leg:- White Horse 3 Riddins Tavern 6, Townsend Social Club 5 Fairfield 4, Netherton Conservative Club 2 Bulls Head 7, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 Saracens Head 2.
The Brierley Hill Friday Night League staged the semi-finals of their 3 A-Side Knockout and making their way to the final with a 4-0 win over Miners (Wollescote) were Old Star, meeting them in the final will be Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ who beat Delph Bell 4-1, after winning the league title they will be looking to make it a fantastic double. Full Results:3 A-Side Knockout:Semi-Finals:- Old Star 4 Miners (Wollescote) 0, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4 Delph Bell 1.
6-1 wins for Ivy Bush and Merry-Go-Round over New Talbot and Hayes Social have kept the two winning teams level on points and average at the top of the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League after the first two games. Just two legs of average behind the top two teams are Miners Arms and The Vine who in turn won 4-3 against Dewdrop ‘A’ and 5-2 over Waggon and Horses. After a bye in the first week reigning champions Tipton Sports come straight in at sixth in the table with a 6-1 win at Island Inn. Full Results:Game 2:- Dewdrop ‘B’ 4 Court House 3, The Vine 4 Dewdrop ‘A’ 3, Miners Arms 5 Waggon and Horses 2, Sportsman 4 Horseley Tavern 3, Island Inn 1 Tipton Sports 6, Merry-Go-Round 6 Hayes Social 1, Ivy Bush 6 New Talbot 1, Wonder had a bye.
A 7-2 win at The Plough has seen the Wheatsheaf emerge as the early leaders of the Cradley Tuesday Night League, two teams Malt Shovel and Netherton Sports and Social ‘A’ are close behind with their 6-3 wins in turn over Gate Hangs Well and Netherton Sports and Social ‘B’. Phil O’Brien (Wheatsheaf) got the season off in style with a maximum and a fourteen darts leg. Full Results:Game 1:- Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 5, Bulls Head 4 Dudley Labour Club 5, Gate Hangs Well 3 Malt Shovel 6, Netherton Sports and Social ‘A’ 6 Netherton Sports and Social ‘B’ 3, Plough 2 Wheatsheaf (P.O’Brien 180,14 darts game) 7, Riddins Tavern 5 Roost 4.
After completing 22 games in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League only two points separate the top three teams. Swan hold on to pole position with a 6-1 win at Holly Bush ‘B’ and second placed Ashwood ‘A’ who are on the same 42 points as Swan beat Glasscutters 4-3. Third in the table Ashwood ‘B’ trail the top two by two points after their convincing 6-1 win at Wilson Hall. After the top three teams there is a huge ten point’s gap with Wombourne Cricket Club, Gate Hangs Well, Glasscutters and Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ all on 30 points. Full Results:Game 23:- Ten Arches ‘B’ 2 Ten Arches ‘A’ 5, Bell ‘B’ 6 Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 1, Swan 6 Netherton Cricket Club 1, King Arthur 7 Holly Bush ‘B’ 0, Ashwood ‘B’ 6 Gate Hangs Well 1, Fox Inn (Lye) 1 Wilson Hall 6, Glasscutters 2 Wombourne Cricket Club 5, High Acres 6 Gigmill 1, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4 Bell ‘A’ 3, Ashwood ‘A’ and Holly Bush ‘A’ had a bye, Game 24:- Ten Arches ‘A’ 3 Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 4, Holly Bush ‘A’ 1 High Acres 6, Ashwood ‘A’ 4 Glasscutters 3, Wombourne Cricket Club 5 Fox Inn (Lye) 2, Wilson Hall 1 Ashwood ‘B’ 6, Gate Hangs Well 3 King Arthur 4, Holly Bush ‘B’ 1 Swan 6, Netherton Cricket Club 4 Bell ‘B’ 3, Brickmakers Arms ‘B’ 0 Ten Arches ‘B’ 7, Bell ‘A’ and Gigmill had a bye.
The Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League played off the finals of their Knockout Cup and Knockout Trophy and taking the respective titles were Old Bulls Head and Red Cow.
An 8-1 win over Limes Club has taken The Swan to the top of the Brierley Hill Monday Night League table in the opening game of the season. Other teams to kick off the season with a win were Delph Bell, High Oak, Rose and Crown, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’, Dudley Sports ‘A’, Mount Pleasant, Roebuck and Wombourne Pool Bar. Full Results:Week 1:- Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 5 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 4, Brickmakers Arms 4 Roebuck 5, Portway 4 Mount Pleasant 5, High Oak 6 Lamp Tavern 3, Bull and Bladder 2 Delph Bell 7, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 5 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 4, Fox and Grapes 3 Rose and Crown 6, Swan 8 Limes Club 1, King William 4 Wombourne Pool Bar 5.
Played five, won five, 36 legs for, 9 legs against and 10 points, that is the record of both Studley Cricket Club and Studley Conservative Club in the Henley and District Winter League. In the latest round of fixtures the Cricket Club and Conservative Club both won 8-1 in respective games against Village Inn and Dorridge with third placed Dorridge their nearest rival on six points. Full Results:Game 5:- Studley Cricket Club 8 Village Inn 1, Wootton Bears 8 Beausale 1, Wythall RBL 6 Wythall Legion 3, Dorridge 1 Studley Conservative Club 8.
It was Challenge Cup Divisional semi-finals week in the Pip Club League and in the division one games league leaders Queens Head with a 180 from Sam Whittaker defeated Dolphin Wanderers and setting up what should be a terrific final between the league’s top two teams was Belgrave Sports and Social Club who with a 180 from Phil Daulman beat Birchmoor Club whose Mark Young also hit a 180. The division two final will be between Globe (Wilnecote) and Pip Club who in turn took out Kettlebrook Club and Progressive Club. Mark Faulkner hit a 180 for Globe. Full Results:John Young Challenge Cup:Semi-Finals:Division One:- Queens Head (Sam Whittaker 180,16 darts game) beat Dolphin Wanderers, Belgrave Sports and Social Club (Phil Daulman 180,16 darts game) beat Birchmoor Club (Mark Young 180, Paul Vyse 180), Division Two:- Globe (Wilnecote, Mark Faulkner 180, Rick Martin 114f, John Higgins 107f) beat Kettlebrook Club, Progressive Club lost to Pip Club.
As the Kings Norton League moves into the second half of its season Avenue Social chalked up a 7-0 win over Weoley Hill to take their undefeated run to fifteen games and at the same time keep intact their four points lead over second in the table Rubery RBL who added a 6-1 win over Grant Arms to their tally. After a 5-2 win over Cock Inn Coppice hold on to third place and remain just two points behind Rubery. Full Results:Game 15:- Avenue Social 7 (E.Simpson 2x100,121,2x140, C.Whitehouse 100,100f,133, A.Hykin 100,124,140, V.Gould 3x100,121,125, G.Dews 3x100,140, T.Hamilton 2x100,121, R.Mann 2x100) Weoley Hill 0 (L.Allen 100, M.Lloyd 3x100, L.Preece 134, J.Taylor 100,125, G.Webb 140, N.Procter 3x100,140, O.Draper 116,134), Coppice 5 (A.Ogley 2x100,180, R.Mooney 100, A.Chidley 100,120, K.Manger 3x100,2x140, C.Heath 100, G.Twist 119, M.Mooney 100, D.Connelly 100, D.Crook 121) Cock Inn 2 (L.Caven 100, M.Naylor 2x121, John Fox 116, L.Fox 100, Joe Fox 2x100,120, M.Malone 140, K.Vaughan 100,118), Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 (M.Bandy 100,140, C.Davenport 2x100,123, D.Whitecombe 100,123,134, M.Bloomer 2x100, S.Corbett 2x100,135, K.Gater 2x100) E57 4 (J.Good 2x100, D.Logan 100,140, S.Nolan 2x100, N.Porter 100,120,140, T.Roberts 2x100,2x140, A.Mutch 2x100,140, M.Ellis 100,140), Northfield 1 (C.Nelson 4x100,122, T.Cahill 140) Dingle 6 (A.Faulkner 100,133, A.Bailles 100,103,111,140, S.Blackford 100, G.Bailles 140, M.Ferriday 123,125), Harborne 4 (M.Harding 117f, S.Sheridan 3x100, D.Hopki8ns 100,135,140, P.Hopkins 100) West Heath 3 (W.Marshall 2x100,2x121,123, T.Shipley 100,125, A.Sutton 100,135, W.Webb 2x100,140, P.Hughes 121,140, K.Hall 100, S.Deeley 2x100, T.Shipley 180), Bournbrook 4 (T.Cullen 2x100,120, L.Arnold 100, R.Orton 100, R.Chambers 100,105,140, D.Collins 100,121, C.Ryan 140) Thurlestone 3 (A.Deeley 2x100,120, D.Peace 140, M.Deeley 100,101,140, N.Watts 180, C.Micklewright 140, P.Andrews 171, B.Andrews 105), Rubery RBL 6 (I.Medlicott 3x100,117, B.Heath 5x100,140, J.Ford 2x100, J.O'Neill 2x100, J.Higgins 100,140, R.Higgins 100,117,140) Grant Arms 1 (P.Taylor 3x100,121, P.Norris 2x100,140,180, S.Hale 119, S.Campbell 100, P.Smith 140, V.Walton 100).
The big question in the West Midlands Men’s Super League is will anyone beat Allen’s Sports Bar ‘A’ as they have now gone 22 games without defeat their latest victory being 5-0 against Bridgtown Social to put them on 139 points with a 19 points lead over second in the table Yeltz Bar who won their most recent fixture at King Arthur 4-1 to keep a three points gap between them and third in the table Woodside Inn who also won 4-1 at Cabin. Full Results:Game 22:- Allen’s Sports Bar ‘C’ 2 Hill and Cakemore 3 (S.Jones 4 K.Wright 2, M.Coleman 4 M.Jones 0, P.Harrison 2 P.O’Brien 4, K.Fellows 3 J.Orchard 4, D.Oakes 3 J.Bland), Allen’s Sports Bar ‘A’ 5 Bridgtown Social 0 (A.Jacques 4 L.Hodgkiss 2, A.Edgar 4 S.Hickman 1, D.Nicholls 4 P.Wyse 1, S.Baker 4 M.Craddock 1, N.Fullwell 4 R.Mason 0), Staffordshire Knot 2 Cradley Sports 3 (D.Mills 0 R.Tipper 4, C.Wood 4 M.Hoult 3, M.Dyke 1 K.Bambrick 4, M.Watkiss 4 K.Harris 1, L.Chambers 1 I.Hartland 4), Horse and Jockey 1 Landywood 4 (M.Price 3 R.Platt 4, A.Howells 3 S.Guest 4, B.Robbins 4 G.McGrandle 1, I.Shaughnessey 1 J.Hughes 4, D.Owen 0 G.Watts 4), King Arthur 1 Yeltz Bar 4 (C.Whitehouse 4 D.Redding 3, L.Hackett 1 P.Wells 4, L.Morton 2 S.Gillam 4, T.Brennan 0 J.Lowe 4, P.Evans 1 I.Townsend 4), The Victoria 1 Gilberts Bar 4 (L.Venes 2 J.Evans 4, J.Blakemore 0 J.Morris 4, B.Hollowood 3 C.Hill 4, P.Smith 4 S.Parkes 3, A.Hateley 3 G.Rollinson 4), Cabin 1 Woodside Inn 4 (S.Hall 1 R.Colley 4, J.Webb 0 J.Rollinson 4, I.Hebberts 0 M.Rollinson 4, S.Price 4 M.Moore 0, J.Simms 2 L.Kelly 4), The Crown 2 Allen’s Sports Bar ‘D’ 3 (G.Johnston 4 J.Mycock 1, S.Hill 2 O.Maiden 4, K.Harrison 4 M.Baker 1, L.Jones 0 D.Thorpe 4, M.Greenwood 0 L.Marson 4), The Gunners 0 Allen’s Sports Bar ‘B’ 5 (A.Hodson 2 R.Fathers 4, C.Cook 2 T.Baker 4, S.Pryce 1 S.Tyler 4, G.Walsh 2 D.Bull 4, L.Baker 1 C.Hickman 4).
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