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Article: A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Warwickshire County Darts Organisation will play their fourth of five away games in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships this coming weekend when they travel to Penydarren Social Club, Tramroad Lane, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9BZ where they will take on Glamorgan. With their hosts just four points ahead of them in the table a win for Warwickshire could see them take over third place from their opponents and lining up in an attempt to achieve that win will be Men’s ‘A’:- Steve Giddings, Kevin Dowling, Nigel Heydon, Steve Hine, Noel Grant, Antony Allen, Jamie Atkins, Ian McFarlane, Dean Stewart, Tom Aldridge, Ian Shaw, Charlie Symons, Men’s ‘B’:- Adam Paxton, James Hykin, David Hill, Tom Martin, Simon Fairbrother, Rob Comben, Mark Strong, Mark Carter, Gareth Braham, Karl Reynolds, Carl Green, Jack Wareing, Reserves:- Ted Evetts, Jamie Hughes, Tom McGlone, Richard Foster, Anthony West, Luke Kennedy, Women’s ‘A’:- Wendy Adams, Sue Gulliver, Angela Jones, Nina Bolt, Caroline Pike, Donna Pinch, Women’s ‘B’:- Vicki Cross, Lucy Keyte, Melanie Jones, Helen Rigg, Chloe McKivett Marian Conway, Reserves:- Natalie Gilbert, Denise Keyte, Kat Spanswick, Lisa Deslandes.
A 6-3 win at the Cider House has confirmed The Highwood as champions of the Shirley and District Monday Night League as they have taken their points tally to 50 points and have a lead of six over both Red Lion and The Wharf with just one more game to play. It was a disappointing week for both Red Lion and Wharf as they both lost 7-2 Red Lion going down at home to The Lodge who are fifth in the table and Wharf, who also had a home tie, lost against fourth placed Bears. Full Results:Week 29:- Plume of Feathers 3 Legionnaires 6, Sharmans Cross 7 Shirley Spartac 2, Saracens Misfits (Mark Henderson 114f) 5 Saracens Jesters (Lee Harris 180) 4, Cider House 3 The Highwood 6, Red Lion (John Sidwell 180) 2 The Lodge 7, The Wharf 2 The Bears (Jordan Ottley 106f) 7, Blue Bell 4 Legion Royals 5, Legion Flights had a bye.
With games fast running out now in the C’s Club Double Top Wednesday Night League Simon Edwards with a 3-0 win over Sean Healy followed by 2-1 wins against Brian Anderton and Steve Beale has replaced Mitchell Mann at the top of the table. Both players are on 83 points but Edwards has the better average plus four games in hand on Mann. Bob Nixon after beating Jamie Carter and Aaron Anson 3-0 despite being placed third in the table is still well in contention for the title as he is just four points adrift of the leading duo but has six games in hand on Mann and two on Edwards. Full Results:Week 18:- Brian Anderton 0 Mick Noonan 3, Jamie Carter 0 Bob Nixon 3, Bob Nixon 3 Aaron Anson 0, Wayne Cooper 2 Connor Marshall 1, Aaron Anson 0 Steve Beale 3, Gordon Clinton 3 Ryan Beale 0, Chris Cooke 3 Melissa Beale 0, Louise Beale 0 Chris Meigh 3, Gavin Davidson 2 Steve Groves 1, Jay Pitts 1 Dan White 2, Sean Healy 0 Simon Edwards 3, Neil McCrave 1 Charlie Kingdon 2, Richard Mills (180) 3 Luke Beale 0, Richard Hopkins 1 Gary Groves 2, Dan White 3 Lee Walker 0, Richard Meigh 0 Lee Walker 3, Frank Dixon 3 Luke Beale 0, Steve Groves 2 Pete Kingdon 1, Chris Cooke 2 Gavin Davidson 1, Dan White 2 Louise Beale 1, Sean Healy 1 Jay Pitts 2, Richard Hopkins 1 Aaron Anson 2, Neil McCrave 0 Mick Noonan 3, Richard Mills 1 Lee Walker (180) 2, Connor Marshall 3 Steve Groves 0, Brian Anderton 1 Simon Edwards 2, Lee Walker 2 Gordon Clinton 1, Chris Meigh 3 Ryan Beale 0, Wayne Cooper 3 Melissa Beale 0, Chris Cooke 3 Wayne Cooper 0, Aaron Anson 0 Frank Dixon 3, Simon Edwards 2 Steve Beale 1, Richard Meigh 1 Ryan Beale 2, Charlie Kingdon 2 Gary Groves 1, Neil McCrave 2 Melissa Beale 1, Charlie Kingdon 1 Brian Anderton 2.
In division one of the Four Oaks and District Winter League leaders The Boat handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their visitors bottom of the division Red Lion to take their unbeaten run to nine games and put them four points to the good on both Boldmere St Mikes, who had a bye this week and Old Oscott Arrows who won 5-4 at home against Pint Pot Flights. In division two Fox kept their two points lead and game in hand over second placed St Thomas’s Social Club with a close 5-4 win at Bishop Vesey while St Thomas’s won 6-3 at Erdington Arrows who as a result of the defeat drop one place to fourth with Drakes Drum replacing them in third spot with a 7-2 win over Boldmere Tap. Rosey Mac’s top the third division after a resounding 6-3 win against Oscott Sports who drop into second place two points behind the new leaders. Full Results:Match 11:Division One:- Old Oscott Arrows 5 (A.Lea 100, M.Maher 140, D.Page 100, D.Parsons 128, E.Atkins 100, M.Page 100) Pint Pot Flights 4 (M.O’Driscoll 109b,105b, J.Moon 100, R.Mercer 2x100, M.Bagnall 101b,2x100,2x140), The Boat 9 (N.Clarke 117b,125,123,100,103f, M.Archer 100, C.O’Neil 102, K.Deeley 102b,140,8 darts game, J.Prince 140, W.Mynard 2x100, K.Reynolds 100) Red Lion 0 (M.Gaughan 112b,100, S.Spink 140), The Boot 2 (T.Tyrie 116, I.Taylor 2x125,100) Golden Hind 7 (T.O’Kereke 101b, G.Kimberley 100b,140,101, D.Vickers 100,142,140,102, T.Vickers 105b,180,100, D.Pickering 132,140, W.Naylor 102,2x100, S.Pritchett 100b,100), Division Two:- Bishop Vesey 4 (M.Norton 100, D.Walton 140, S.Abbott 120b, N.Smallwood 101b,180, A.France 140, N.Sammons 100) The Fox 5 (S.Hughes 125,100, W.Cadby 2x100, A.Cooksey 140,2x100), Erdington Arrows 3 (A.Ashford 100, R.Bazeley 125, J.West 120b, M.Phillips 100,116,140, C.Hill 101b,100,2x140,180, M.Edwards 180, K.Smith 100) St Thomas’s Social Club 6 (I.Matthews 4x100,180, J.Collins 108b,140, T.Kelly 2x100,129, I.Lloyd 125, K.Shorthouse 105b,100,120, D.Watkins 100, M.Corfield 120,125,105,2x100), Drakes Drum 7 (J.Clarke 100f, J.Mahon 108b, A.Day 100,140,121, A.Lilley 136b,180, M.Deathridge 110, G.Oldfield 140, J.Verschoyle 140, R.Ward 110) Boldmere Tap 2 (S.Alexander 2x100, P.Bromley 2x100, R.Davies 125, N.Garbett 117b,2x100, K.Gow 102b, A.Gough 100,135), Division Three:- Rosey Mac’s 6 (J.Cox snr 150,112b,2x100,123, E.Groves 121,125, D.Jarvis jnr 4x100, D.Jarvis snr 100,114,140, S.Wright 100b) Oscott Sports 3 (A.Morris 137, R.Bennett 125, J.Morris jnr 180, M.Bowles 100, J.Tolley 100,112f, N.Hawkley 123), St Thomas Arrows 6 (J.Lynch 140, G.Lynch 100,125, P.Andrews 101, R.Nelson 100,125, C.Connelly 121) Lad in the Lane 3 (M.Clarke 100), Sutton Sports and Social Club 5 (R.Hinett 140, J.Boulstridge 118, D.Carter 117,120) The Digby 4 (R.Liennard 100b,101, H.Saddler 135, D.Forster 2x100, T.Streeter 108b,121, G.Wood 2x100), Boldmere St Mikes, The Oscott Social and The Towers all had a bye.
In division one of the South Birmingham League second placed Coleshill Social had a vital 5-4 win over third placed Banbury Arrows to open up a gap of four points between the two teams and put Coleshill level on eight points with leaders C’s Top Guns who have a game in hand on Coleshill. A 6-3 win over bottom of division two C’s Arrows takes The Dog’s points at the top of the table to ten points and gives them a lead of two over second in the table Toby Jug who suffered a 7-2 defeat at C’s Hot Shots who are third in the able and now just two points short of Toby Jug. Full Results:Game 6:Division One:- Coleshill Social 5 (P.Bryant 106f,125, S.Sweetman 118,100, N.McCrave 121, S.Jones 110, P.Williams 100, C.Cooke 100,101,114f, B.Jones 121,2x100) Banbury Arrows 4 (A.Cooksey 100, J.Moss 140,100), Division Two:- C's Hot Shots 7 (W.Cooper 112b, K.White 2x100, C.Marshall 100,113) Toby Jug 2 (I.Beattie 140, D.Revitt 2x100, M.Blair 115, B.Blair 101,100, P.Round 109b, S.Round 100), The Dog 6 (G.Taylor 108f,100, M.Blackborrow 100, P.Thompson 100, M.Clayton 125,140) C's Arrows 3 (D.Stone 100, L.Beale 122, G.Davidson 140, D.Cooper 138), Mini League:Division One:- The Gate 7 legs (P.Jones 133, T.Barrs 140, N.Groves 120b,100b,100) C’s Top Guns 20 legs (S.Edwards 126, B.Nixon 140,180, D.Clinton 110b,100, D.Wilson 100b,100, J.Jennings 2x100, D.Kingdon 100), Division Two:- The Trident 12 legs (L.Vann 102b,100) C’s Flights 15 legs (R.Beale 107, C.Meigh 121,100, J.Pitts 125, L.Beale 114b).
In the latest round of fixtures in the ECC Sports and Social Thursday Night Champions League Chris Fox chalked up a 6-1 win over Rob Montana and although he then lost his next game against Sam Aitkens 4-3 it was enough to put him top of the table on 103 points from 24 games. Currently another Chris, Chris Williams is the nearest rival to Fox his 7-0 success over Gemma Barrett like Fox was followed with a defeat, a huge 6-1 loss to reigning champion Mick Baker leaving Williams four points behind Fox with two games in hand. Mick Baker is eighth in the table on 63 points forty short of Fox but he has a massive ten games in hand which could net him a total of 70 points, so at this stage the title is still up for grabs for a number of players. Full Results:Rob Montana 1 Chris Fox (13 darts game) 6, Gemma Barrett 0 Chris Williams 7, Mick Baker (12 darts game) 6 Robert Pierce 1, Liam Baker (180) 1 Sam Aitken (180) 6, Gemma Barrett 1 Chris Manoila 6, Mick Baker (180) 6 Chris Williams 1, Robert Pierce 0 Chris Manoila (180) 7, Liam Baker 2 Rob Montana 5, Sam Aitkens (180) 4 Chris Fox (180) 3, Chris Manoila 3 Mick Baker (180) 4.
Thomas Bent may have been absent for this week’s fixtures in the Shirley Premier League but nevertheless he had amassed enough points to keep him in pole position no matter what. Bent’s ten points lead however was reduced to just three as John Smyth beat Ken Hopton 3-1 and Steve Harper 4-0 to take his tally to 77 points from 28 games, three more games than Bent. Gary Cleverley is third on 70 points from 27 games after a 2-2 draw with Antony Daly and a 3-1 win against Lee Holtham. A number of players have quite a few games in hand and wins in those games could see them move up the table and actually challenge the top three players. Full Results:Week 14:- John O’Sullivan 4 Lee Lattimer 0, Gary Cleverley 3 Lee Holtham 1, Sam Hicks (180) 4 Pete Silver 0, Dave Heighway 2 Sean Talbot (180) 2, Antony Daly 2 Gary Cleverley 2, Ken Hopton 1 John Smyth 3, Chris Thomas snr 1 Steve Harper 3, Colin Geens 0 Trevor Carter 4, Pete Silver (120f) 4 Tony Daly 0, Derek Harper 0 Chris Thomas jnr (100f) 4, Brian Lawton 3 Steve Harper 1, John O’Sullivan 4 Derek Harper 0, Mick Bown 0 Phil Thomas 4, Antony Daly 4 Dave Fisher 0, Lee Holtham 0 Trevor Carter 4, Chris Thomas jnr 3 Mark Gwalchmai 1, Phil Thomas (180,2x18 darts games) 2 Sam Hicks 2, Dave Fisher 2 Pete Silver 2, Colin Geens 3 Chris Thomas snr 1, Sean Talbot 3 Tony Daly 1, John Smyth 4 Steve Harper 0, Brian Lawton 1 John O’Sullivan 3, Chris Thomas jnr 4 Lee Holtham 0, Ken Hopton 3 Phil Thomas (180) 1, Lee Lattimer 0 Pete Silver 4, Sean Talbot 4 Lee Holtham 0, Dave Fisher 1 Mick Bown 3, Phil Thomas 3 Dave Heighway (180,15 darts game) 1.
The Small Heath League have been involved in two of their knockouts, first the Singles Knockout in which a East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association’s Neil Parsonage added yet another title to his huge list when he won the final 2-0 against Jim Frost from Heartlands Club. Parsonage had won his last four game against fellow team mate N.Davis 2-0 and Frost who also won 2-0 accounted for E.B.A.H.A. player Tom White The John Young Plate Knockout title went to Martin Cooper (E.B.A.H.A.) who with a 2-0 result beat Steve McCarthy from Sheldon Marlborough Flights. Cooper won 2-0 against J.Fisher (Emerald Club) in the last four and McCarthy beat G.Daly (Wagon and Horse) 2-1. Full Results:Singles Knockout:Round One:- M.Looby 2 G.McCormack (140,2x120b) 1, I.Genge 0 S.Cain 2, C.Wyatt (2x100) 2 G.Daly (125) 0, I.Jones (100) 0 A.Pearson (121) 2, M.Fisher 1 Julie McGuigan 2, John Frost (140,100) 2 M.Cooper (100) 1, P.Hopkins 0 C.Austin (100,106) 2, M.Turner (120b) 2 D.Brown 0, Jim Frost (100,180) 2 J.Evans 0, M.Cunningham 0 N.Parsonage (118) 2, D.Shakespeare (116b) 2 R.Pikey 0, D.Rivitt 0 S.McCormack 2, N.Davis 2 S.McCarthy 0, P.Evans (137) 0 P.Webster (120b,101,2x100) 2, T.White (120b) 2 Jordan McGuigan 0, R.Cooper 2 L.Wyatt 0, Last Sixteen:- S.Cain 0 N.Parsonage (100,117b) 2, P.Webster 2 Julie McGuigan 0, R.Cooper 0 C.Austin (125) 2, N.Davis 2 C.Wyatt 0, Jim Frost (120b,2x100,9 darts game( 2 A.Pearson 0, John Frost (140,100) 2 S.McCormack (180,100) 1, D.Shakespeare (116b) 2 M.Looby 1, T.White (140) 2 M.Turner (105b,128) 0, Quarter Finals:- N.Davis (105b,119) 2 C.Austin 0, N.Parsonage (100) 2 John Frost 0, P.Webster (2x100) 0 T.White (120b,100) 2, Jim Frost (140,100) 2 D.Shakespeare 0, Semi-Finals:- N.Davis (125,140,100,120b) 0 N.Parsonage (100,140,103b) 2, Jim Frost (140,116,131) 2 T.White (118) 0, Final:- N.Parsonage (127b,137,120b,135,8 darts game) 2 J.Frost 0, John Young Plate Knockout:Preliminary Round:- Jordan McGuigan 0 M.Cunningham 2, Last Sixteen:- L.Wyatt 0 I.Genge 2, P.Hopkins 2 J.Evans 1, S.McCArthy (100) 2 D.Brown (137) 1, R.Pikey 2 I.Jones 0, M.Cooper (125,100) 2 C.O’Brien 0, J.Fisher (2x100) 2 A.Fisher 0, G.Daly 2 P.Evans 1, M.Cunningham 0 M.Fisher 2, Quarter Finals:- M.Fisher 0 G.Daly (2x100) 2, P.Hopkins 0 S.McCarthy 2, I.Genge (100) 1 J.Fisher (100) 2, R.Pikey 0 M.Cooper (140) 2, Semi-Finals:- G.Daly (120,100) 1 S.McCarthy (140) 2, M.Cooper (100) 2 J.Fisher 0, Final:- M.Cooper (100b,104) 2 S.McCarthy 0.
Game number 19 in the Kings Norton League brought about just one change in the league table with Dingle and Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club swapping places after Dingle lost 4-3 at West Heath and the Ex Serviceman’s Club won 5-2 at Grant Arms. Leaders Avenue Social took their undefeated run to seventeen games with a close 4-3 win away to Harborne to keep them two points ahead, with a game in hand on second placed Rubery RBL who in turn have a game in hand and are two points to the good on third placed Coppice who lost ground as they went down 4-3 at home to E57. Full Results:Game 19:- Coppice 3 (R.Mooney 3x100, A.Chidley 3x100,180, K.Manger 2x100,125, C.Heath 2x100, G.Twist 122, M.Mooney 140) E57 4 (J.Good 3x100, D.Logan 2x100,2x140, T.Roberts 2x100,125, N.Porter 3x100, A.Mutch 121, E.Bird 134,140), Bournbrook 3 (T.Cullen 2x100, R.Orton 2x100,125, T.Jeffs 2x100,101f, D.Collins 4x100, L.Arnold 100, M.Heath 100) Northfield 4 (C.Nelson 2x100,123,140, N.Harris 2x100, P.Cahill 2x100,120), West Heath 4 (P.Hughes 100,140, T.Shipley 100,140,180, A.Sutton 3x100,135, W.Marshall 2x100, S.Deeley 125, K.Hall 100,2x140) Dingle 3 (S.Blackford 100, D.Hopkins 100,107, A.Bailles 100,127, G.Bailles 100), Harborne 3 (M.Harding 2x100,100f, M.Poolton 100,137,140, D.Hopkins 2x100,140, S.Sheridan 2x100,2x140, P.Sitshebo 100, D.Hopkins 180) Avenue Social 4 (E.Simpson 3x100,140, C.Whitehouse 100,2x140, G.Dews 140, V.Gould 3x100,121,126, R.Mann 2x100,121,140, T.Hamilton 2x100,140, A.Hykin 2x100,121), Cock Inn 3 (L.Caven 100, M.Naylor 100, M.Malone 100,125,140, L.Fox 100, John Fox 3x100, Joe Fox 100, K.Vaughan 100,121) Weoley Hill 4 (G.Webb 2x100, L.Preece 2x100, L.Allen 3x100,137,140, J.Taylor 140, P.Draper 2x100,121,180, N.Procter 114, O.Draper 100), Grant Arms 2 (P.Taylor 140, D.Campbell 100, Donna Campbell 2x100,121, P.Smith 2x100, S.Campbell 121,119, V.Walton 100,140, N.Kelly 100) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 5 (T.Shaw 100, M.Bloomer 100,125,2x135,119f, D.Whitecombe 100,140, S.Brown 118, L.Bandy 105), Thurlestone 4 (N.Watts 100, D.Peace 100, T.Hill 3x100,121,123, R.Hosey 3x100,140,2x180,12 darts game, B.Andrews 108,140, P.Andrews 133) Kings Heath 3 (J.Tulloch 134, Marshall 3x100,105f,140, A.Homer 2x100, S.Morris 126).
There is nothing to separate the top two teams in the Camp Hill League after the opening five games as Roost Rebels and Tyseley WMC in turn won 5-2 against Sheldon Marlborough Flights and 7-0 against Station Wagon. After the leading two teams come a quartet of teams all on four points and all four points off the top Sheldon Marlborough Flights, New Inn, Sedgemere Devil’s Club and White Swan Nomads with Flights having a game in hand. Full Results:Week 5:- Wagon and Horses 4 New Inn 3, Roost Rebels 5 Sheldon Marlborough Flights 2, White Swan Nomads 4 Sedgemere Devil’s Club 3, North Star 4 Emerald Club 3, Tyseley WMC 7 Station Wagon 0.
The Silver End Sunday Morning League got their new season underway and kicking off with the best possible start was Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ who handed out an 8-0 whitewash to their visiting team High Acres to set the pace and take them to the top of the table. Close behind Brickmakers comes their ‘B’ team and Woodside who in turn won 7-1 against Three Crowns and Kings Head ‘B’. Full Results:Week 1:- Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 8 High Acres 0, Glasscutters ‘A’ 4 Railway 4, Kings Head ‘A’ 4 Old Star 4, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 5 High Oak 3, Woodside 7 Kings Head B’ 1, Three Crowns 1 Brickmakers Arms B’ 7, Dudley Sports 5 New Talbot 3, Bell and Glasscutters ‘B’ had a bye.
The Cradley Tuesday Night League played the first leg of their League Cup which produced close 5-4 wins for Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘A’, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ and Wheatsheaf who in turn defeated Plough, Bulls Head and Gate Hangs Well. Biggest win of the round went to Roost who won 6-3 at Riddins Tavern. Full Results:League Cup (first leg):- Netherton Sports and Social ‘A’ 5 Plough 4, Riddins Tavern 3 Roost 6, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ 5 Bulls Head 4, Wheatsheaf 5 Gate Hangs Well 4.
There were 8-1 defeats for all of the bottom three teams in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League, bottom team Hare and Hounds ‘A’ losing at home to fourth in the table Britannia, next to bottom Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘B’ lost at Gate Hangs Well who are seventh and Garibaldi lost at sixth placed British Oak. Brickmakers Arms were 8-1 winners as they made it 33 straight wins with a victory over Fox Inn (Lye), extending their lead to six points as second in the table Ten Arches ‘A’ surprisingly lost 6-3 away to Glasscutters who move up one place to eleventh. Ten Arches ‘B’ in third place drew level on 60 points with their ‘A’ team after their 7-2 win over Crestwood. Full Results:Week 33:- Bird (Wordsley) 5 Hare and Hounds ‘B’ 4, British Oak 8 Garibaldi 1, Gate Hangs Well 8 Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘B’ 1, Ten Arches ‘B’ 7 Crestwood 2, Ashwood 7 Church Tavern 2, Swan 5 Old Cat (Wordsley) 4, Hare and Hounds ‘A’ 1 Britannia 8, Glasscutters 6 Ten Arches ‘A’ 3, Brickmakers Arms 8 Fox Inn (Lye) 1, Kingswinford Conservative Club ‘A’ 4 Hop House 5, Stourbridge RBL 3 Bird (Stourbrdge) 6.
Amazingly an 8-1 win over Delph Bell was not enough for Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ to hold on to second place in the Brierley Hill Monday Night League as High Oak beat Limes Club 9-0 to take over the number two spot by one leg of average over the Ex Serviceman’s Club. Both teams are on an unbeaten ten points the same as leaders Swan who were 5-4 winners at Fox and Grapes to keep them in pole position on average. Full Results:Week 5:- Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 8 Delph Bell 1, Brickmakers Arms 3 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 6, Portway 4 Rose and Crown 5, High Oak 9 Limes Club 0, Bull and Bladder 7 Wombourne Pool Bar 2, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 8 King William 1, Fox and Grapes 4 Swan 5, Mount Pleasant 3 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 6, Roebuck 5 Lamp Tavern 4.
The Netherton Thursday Night League have begun their league programme for the 2019 season and the early pacesetters with a 9-0 win over Saracens Head were defending champions Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club. Bulls Head were second best on opening night as they won 6-3 at Riddins Tavern, Townsend Social Club and White Horse not far behind with 5-4 wins over respective opponents Netherton Conservative Club and Fairfield. Full Results:Game 1:- Riddins Tavern 3 Bulls Head 6, White Horse 5 Fairfield 4, Netherton Conservative Club 4 Townsend Social Club 5, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 9 Saracens Head 0.
There were 8-1 wins for the top three teams in the Rowley Monday Night League, leaders Bell beating Hare and Hounds and second placed George winning at Tividale FC to make it five out of five wins for the top two teams. Third in the table Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ won away to Wonder to keep them within two points of the top two. Spring Meadow and Bulls Head both moved away from the foot of the table as they registered their first wins in five, Spring Meadow winning 5-4 at Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ and Bulls Head beating Cottage by the same margin. Full Results:Week 5:- Ex Serviceman’s ‘B’ 4 Spring Meadow (A.Edmonds 180) 5, Bell 8 Hare and Hounds 1, Bulls Head (Joe Benningfield 150b) 5 Cottage 4, Loyal Lodge 3 Fairfield (Christopher Eaves 152b) 6, Ivy Bush 5 Windmills End (M.Wright 8 darts game) 4, Three Diamonds 3 Cradley Sports and Social 6, Wonder 1 Ex Serviceman’s ‘A’ 8, Tividale FC 1 George 8.
The Vine have lost their number one position in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League after suffering a massive 6-1 home loss to Tipton Sports and as a result have dropped to third in the table while their victors moved up one place to second, both teams on ten points. Miners Arms have taken over pole position following their 4-3 home win over Hayes Social, they have a two points advantage over Tipton Sports and Vine but Tipton have played one game fewer than them. Full Results:Game 6:- Dewdrop ‘B’ 5 Wonder 2, The Vine 1 Tipton Sports 6, Miners Arms 4 Hayes Social 3, Sportsman 5 New Talbot 2, Island Inn 5 Dewdrop ‘A’ (S.Haste 160b) 2, Merry-Go-Round 2 Waggon and Horses 5, Ivy Bush 7 Horseley Tavern 0, Court House had a bye.
Coseley Tavern were the only losers in the top five teams in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League as they lost 7-2 playing away to second in the league Gornal Labour Club. The win keeps the Labour Club within two points of leaders Old Bulls Head who were the week’s biggest winners as they chalked up an 8-1 win against Pensnett Liberal Club. Full Results:Week 18:- Five Ways 6 Jolly Crispin 3, Gornal Labour Club 7 Coseley Tavern 2, Meadow Lark 2 Gornal British Legion 7, Old Bulls Head 8 Pensnett Liberal Club 1, Netherton Cricket Club 7 White Lion 2, Red Cow 2 Chainyard 7, New Inn 6 Hilly House 3.
Queens Head may have changed to Bombay Bob’s Boys in the Pip Club League but nothing has changed with regards to their results as they made it thirteen straight wins in the Main Division with a 9-0 victory over Kettlebrook Club to keep them two points to the good on second placed Belgrave Sports and Social Club who won 6-3 at Dolphin Wanderers. Full Results:Game 14:- Belgrave Club 2 (Bob Mills 180) Sports Bar ‘180’ 7 (Emily Jones 2x140,100), Bombay Bob’s Boys 9 (Adam Wood 180, Mark Tomlinson snr 180,14 darts game, Mark Martin 105f,15 darts game) Kettlebrook Club 0 (Jeannette Blount 111,103), Progressive Club 3 (Duncan Campbell 180,140f) Old Liberal House 6, Glascote Club 3 (Dylan McCloughlin 100) Pip Club 6, Gate (Amington) 1 (Jo Worth 100) Birchmoor Club 8 (Alan Sutton 180, Paul Vyse 180) Globe (Wilnecote) 5 Dolphin 4, Dolphin Wanderers 3 (Leighton Massey 140) Belgrave Sports and Social Club 6 (Phil Daulman 120f).
After the majority of teams have completed 25 games in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League the top three teams are all on 46 points. A 4-3 home win over Wombourne Cricket Club has seen Swan lose top place to Ashwood ‘B’ whose 6-1 win against Gigmill has given them a slender one leg of average advantage over them. Ashwood ‘A’ in third place won 4-3 at King Arthur and have a game in hand on the two teams above them. Full Results:Game 27:- Netherton Cricket Club 4 Ten Arches ‘A’ 3, Ten Arches ‘B’ 4 Gate Hangs Well 3, Bell ‘B’ 1 Wilson Hall 6, Swan 4 Wombourne Cricket Club 3, King Arthur 3 Ashwood ‘A’ 4, Ashwood ‘B’ 6 Gigmill 1, Fox Inn (Lye) 6 Holly Bush ‘A’ 1, Glasscutters 6 Bell ‘A’ 1, Brickmakers Arms ‘A’ and High Acres had a bye.
ECC ‘A’ were the biggest winners in week three of the Tettenhall Wednesday Night League as they won 7-0 against McGhees to put them third in the table two points behind leaders Whitmore Reans WMC and second placed Hurst Hill who in turn defeated Royal, Albrighton (5-2) and Pilot (4-3). Full Results:Week 2:- Bull 5 ECC ‘A’ 2, Cleveland Arms 2 Whitmore Reans WMC 5, McGhees 2 Brewood British Legion 5, Moreton 3 Hurst Hill 4, Pilot 6 Swan, Compton 1, Royal, Albrighton 4 Dog and Partridge 3, ECC ‘B’ had a bye, Week 3:- Brewood British Legion 3 Cleveland Arms 4, Bull 4 ECC ‘B’ 3, Dog and Partridge 4 Moreton 3, ECC ‘A’ 7 McGhees 0, Hurst Hill 4 Pilot 3, Whitmore Reans WMC 5 Royal, Albrighton 2, Swan, Compton had a bye.
The Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League have got their new campaign underway and a 7-0 result for Riley’s ‘C’ over their ‘A’ team has taken them to the top of the singles league while in the doubles league Jones Road and Penn Bowling share the number one spot after winning 3-0 against Boat and Holly Bush respectively. Full Results:Week 1:Singles League:- Bull 3 Gilberts Bar 4, Holly Bush 1 Penn Bowling 6, Jones Road 4 Boat 3, Mount Tavern 3 Railway 4, Riley’s ‘A’ 0 Riley’s ‘C’ 7, Royal, Albrighton 2 Wednesfield Conservative Club 5, Wednesfield Legion 4 Dog and Partridge 3, Yale Club 4 Pendulum 3, Doubles League:- Bull 2 Gilberts Bar 1, Holly Bush 0 Penn Bowling 3, Jones Road 3 Boat 0, Mount Tavern 2 Railway 1, Riley’s ‘A’ 2 Riley’s ‘C’ 1, Royal, Albrighton 1 Wednesfield Conservative Club 2, Wednesfield Legion 2 Dog and Partridge 1, Yale Club 2 Pendulum 1, Red Lion v Village Inn postponed.
Leaders of the West Midlands Men’s Super League Allen’s Sports Bar ‘A’ were held to a close 3-2 home win by Gilberts Bar in week 26 but still remain twelve points ahead of their nearest rivals Yeltz Bar who had 4-1 success over Allen’s Sports Bar ‘C’. Third in the table Woodside Inn are just two points behind Yeltz after their 4-1 win at Staffordshire Knot. Full Results:Week 26:- Bridgtown Social 4 Cradley Sports and Social 1 (P.Wyse 4 C.Penzer 1, L.Hodgkiss 3 R.Tipper 4, N.Pointon 4 I.Hartland 0, M.Craddock 4 K.Bambrick 2, P.Craddock had a bye, Hill and Cakemore 1 Landywood 4, Allen’s Sports Bar ‘C’ 1 Yeltz Bar 4 (T.Edwards 0 D.Redding 4, M.Coleman 1 P.Wells 4, P.Harrison 1 S.Gillam 4, D.Oakes 4 I.Townsend 1, S.Jones 1 J.Lowe 4, Allen’s Sports Bar ‘A’ 3 Gilberts Bar 2 (S.Baker 4 J.Morris 0, A.Jacques 4 M.Angell 0, N.Fullwell 3 C.Hill 4, A.Edgar 4 G.Rollinson 1, D.Nichols 2 J.Evans 4, Staffordshire Knot 1 Woodside Inn 4 (C.Wood 2 L.Kelly 4, S.Chadwick 0 M.Moore 4, M.Watkiss 4 J.Rollinson 2, M.Dyke 2 R.Colley 4, L.Chambers 2 M.Rollinson 4, Horse and Jockey 1 Allen’s Sports Bar ‘D’ 4 (M.Price 4 D.Thorpe 2, D.Owen 2 L.Marson 4, K.Ford 0 O.Maiden 4, I.Shaughessey 1 J.Mycock 4, A.Howells 0 M.Baker 4, King Arthur 3 Allen’s Sports Bar ‘B’ 2 (L.Bowen 1 D.Bull 4, A.Richardson 2 T.Baker 4, C.Whitehouse 4 C.Hickman 2, T.Brennan 4 R.Fathers 1, L.Hackett 4 C.Glover 3, The Victoria 3 The Crown 2 (J.Blakemore 4 M.Greenwood 2, A.Hateley 3 L.Jones 4, L.Venes 4 G.Johnston 2, P.Smith 4 C.Newton 2, B.Hollowood 2 K.Harrison 4, Gunners Club 1 Cabin 4 (C.Cook 1 S.Price 4, L.Baker 3 I.Hebberts 4, A.Hodson 3 J.Simms 4, G.Walsh 1 J.Webb 4, S.Pryce 4 S.Hall 3.
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