William Hill Darts
Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd
The in-house Derby at the Ex Service was a real battle between the 501s and the Sports.
Both teams were depleted with key men missing, but with the help of Chris Butler (100, 109, 123, 125, 170), Jamie Cooper (100, 180, 107 finish, 18 dart leg) and Gordon Smith (4x100, 137, 3x140, 180) it was the 501s that ran out 8-4 winners.
Sports’ Gary Garton had his usual steady darts with singles legs in 17 and 19 darts, while Pete Evans chipped in with an 18 darter.
Ex Service Cobras were at home to champions elect Seaview Next Tuesday, and it was the away team that came away with a comfortable 9-3 win thanks to Sam Hewson (2x100, 1212, 125, 4x140, and a fantastic 14 dart leg) and Ian Fawcett (who hit a cracking 116 finish).
Red Lion took on Rise of ASMs, needing a win to apply a little pressure on the leaders. Mark Forman hit 16, and 20-darters to help their cause, backed up with Shaun Drury (19 darter) and Rick Garner (18 darter) as they came out on top 8-4.
Red Lion had Chris Simpson (121, 180, and with partner Adam Lyall chipped in with a 15 dart doubles leg) in form.
A very close encounter saw the Highwayman just get the better of Liberal Lads 7-5
Sid Dennis and Sons
Ltd Division Two
A fantastic game took place at the Cricket Club as they took on runaway leaders Ex Service C.
The home side had Jamie Epton (140, 180) on the scoresheet and Anthony Hulley (122, 2x140) responded for the Ex Service as they ran out 7-5 winners to maintain a five-point lead at the top.
Another close affair at the Chatsworth Hotel saw them take on Red Arrows.
Tim Clarke (6x100, 101 finish), M. Forman (3x100, 121, 133), A. Wright (4x100, 121) and Charlie Arabin (114, 133) caused a bit of an upset as they beat the Red Arrows 8-4.
Richard Jackson (3x100, 2x121, 136) was the high scorer for the Arrows.
Derby night at the Welcome saw the Hillbillies take on the Anchors.
Russ Millar, with a 90 finish, helped the Anchors to an 8-4 win.
The two in-form sides in this division met at the Seaview, as the Raiders hosted the Vine and M. Spence (2x100, 135, 140) helped the Vine take a 2-0 lead.
But after his 180 a couple of weeks ago, Steve Gillings (100, 2x116, 120, 140) led the Raiders resurgence as they took the next singles to lead 4-2.
Back came the Vine with Chris Melon (4x100) and Nig Coley helping them take a 6-4 lead, but the Raiders’ rearguard of A. Richardson and Steve Gillings won the final doubles, to force a 6-6 draw. Kevin West also scored well for the home side (3x100, 121, 125).