Mixed fortunes for duo after Division One debut

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Two teams made their Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One debut in the William Hill Darts League this week.

Seaview Oak, runners-up in Division Two last year, played host to Arctic Shrew Monkeys.

The singles finished level at 3-3, the away side winning n the first two doubles before the Oak won the last, giving the Monkeys a narrow 7-5 win.

The Oak had Ian Fawcett​ (134, 140) and Kev Barker (121, 123, 125, 140) on the scoresheet, while Monkeys’ Lee Yates (125, 140), Martin Bell​ (2x140) and Andrew Pinner​ (135, 180) scored well.

Welcome Anchors, the other league debutants after running away with the Division Two title, were away to Liberal Lads.

Again, the singles finished at 3-3 to make the doubles interesting.

The home side took the first doubles to lead 5-3, but Wayne Burles and M. Oke, and father and son duo of Wayne Sumner​ (121, 125) and Oli Sumner​ won as the Welcome took the last two to record the 7-5 win. Chris Fisher returned to the league, playing for the Liberal, and won his singles with2x121.

There was an in-house derby at the Ex Service as Sports took on the Cobras.

After the singles ended level once more, Sports’ Ray McIvor​ and Graham Froud​ took the first one, but Roy Parnham and Andy Thompson and Tony Warry and Derek Johnson took the last two for the Cobras to cause a 7-5 upset.

Red Lion versus Ex Service 501s was the final game and, again, all the singles were shared.

Gary Garton​ hit 110, 2x140 and a 20-darter in his singles win, and Ken Wilson​ (2x140, 100 finish and a 21-darter) did well in his singles.

The doubles all went the way of the 501s, with Ken Wilson being the star of the night, hitting back-to-back 180s in his pairs win with Chris Fletcher.

This pair missed a 12 darter and Chris eventually sank double 10 to take it in 16 darts.

Chris Simpson​ (2x140, 180) was the Red Lion’s high scorer.

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two, Ex Service C were up to their old tricks again, trailing 4-2 to Liberal Us after the singles, and then producing the goods in the pairs winning all three of them to end up 8-4 winners.

Kev Brady (123, 3x125) threw well.

Welcome Hillbillies took on league new boys Chatsworth Hotel, the latter winning 7-5.

B. Etches (121, 140) threw well for Chatsworth.

Vine took on Finnegans, with Finnegans winning 8-4.

WMC Amigos hosted Seaview Raiders, with Raiders’ Kevin West​ (123, 140) and Peter East​ (2x140) helping the team race into a 4-2 lead, only to see the Amigos pairings of Mick Jones and Tony Goodwin (125, 135) and Gareth Jowett​ (121, 125, 140) with Mick Seager​ winning their pairs to give the home side a 6-4 lead.

Raiders’ Kieran Steven Emsen​ and Pete East held their nerve to force a 6-6 draw.

There will be no matches on Friday due to the visit of pro Jamie Caven to the Welcome Inn.

Tickets are still available, costing £10. Call Chris Fletcher on 07789 405588.