Champions destroy Barkham’s second-place hopes

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Champions Alcoholic Shrew Monkeys ended the Barkham Arms’ hopes of claiming second spot in the William Hill Darts League’s Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One.

Barkham went into the game knowing that causing a shock could put them in the frame for second, but the Monkeys won 8-2 with great arrows from Rick Garner (6x100, 112, 132, 7x140 and legs of 16, 17, 18 and 20 darts), Colin Lees​ (5x100, 2x121, 180 and a 15 darter), Martin Bell​ (8x100, 3x140, 2x17 dart singles legs and a 21-dart pairs leg with David Tuplin), David Tuplin​ (121, 140, 180, 124 finish and a 19 darter).

Barkham were no slouches either as they had Anthony Hulley (6x100, 102, 20-dart singles leg and 20-dart pairs leg with Richard Jackson) and Richard Jackson (3x100) throwing well.

The best pairs match of the night, and also the season, saw Kristian Thein​ and Chris Simpson​ win in 31 darts as they hit legs of 14 and 17, with Chris hitting 100, 121, 125, 140, 180 and a 19-dart singles leg.

Kristian hit 100, 2x121, 12, 132.

New Park Rangers are the runners-up after they beat Boathouse 501s 7-3, thanks to Brad Martin (6x100, 2x140 and 130 finish), Graham Froud​ (3x100, 121, 140, 116 finish), Graham Fitton​ (3x100, 125).

Meanwhile, 501s had Rick Seaman​ (2x100, 137, 2x140), Jamie Cooper​ (3x100, 121, 135, 2x140), Chris Fletcher (5x100), Lee Woods (100, 140) and Kevin Dickinson​ (174) in good form.

Countryman Dad’s Army finished bottom after their 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Liberal Lads.

Carl Parnham​ has the high finish in this division with 160

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Division Two, champions Railway Cobras took on runners-up WMC Amigos and ran out 6-4 winners.

Andy Thompson (133, 140), Ian Chamberlain (3x100, 140) and Ray Bettison (3x100, 125, 135) threw well.

Boathouse Bouys gave the game to Finnegans 3-7, and the final game saw Three Tuns take on Seaview Raiders.

The Raiders were comfortable 9-1 winners having Steven Emsen​ (4x100, 2x121, 135, 3x140), Barry Taylor (8x100, 121 and 93 finish), Mark Dannatt​ (100, 140), Kieran Steven Emsen​ (121, 125), and Geoff Poulter​ (105, 117, 121) on target in their best scoring game of the season for a third-place finish.

Kieran Emsen of Seaview Raiders has the high finish in this division with 147.

The league’s presentation night will be held on Friday at the Marine Boathouse function room.

There will be a singles and a blind draw pairs event to end the season.

Entry to each is £1 per person.

The Skegness Darts League’s Winter League will begin on Friday, November 6.

The Knockout Preliminaries will see Seaview Oak host Liberal Us and WMC Amigos take on Ex Service Cobras.