Skegness darts: Shrew stay top as Barkham shaded

The latest sports news for the Hemel area
The latest sports news for the Hemel area

Alcoholic Shrew took on Barkham Arms this week in the William Hill Darts League and a close game followed in Sid Dennis and Sons Division One.

The first set of singles were shared 2-2 with David Tuplin and Martin Bell​, including a 17-dart leg, getting the Shrews’ wins.

The Shrews then took both the doubles which proved pivotal as the last set of singles were shared, giving the Shrews a narrow 6-4 win.

They also had Lee Yates and Colin Lees​, who hit three 140s, on the scoresheet, while Barkam’s high scorers were John Rawlins, who hit five scores of 100 and over, Anthony Hulley, who hit four tons, and Chris Simpson who landed a 104 finish.

New Park Rangers took advantage of the Barkam’s defeat with a 7-3 win over Boathouse 501s to move into second place,

Brad Martin hit seven tons, a 140 and a 180 for Park Rangers, well supported by Ray McIvor (2 x 100, 120, 133, 140), Graham Fitton​ (6 x 100, 122, 2 x 140), and Graham Froud​ (4 x 100, and 104 finish).

501s high scorers were Jamie Cooper​ (3 x 100, 134, 140), Kevin Dickinson​ (2 x 100), Lee Woods (4 x 100, 103, 140), and Rick Seaman​ (5 x 100, 140, 21-dart leg).

The match of the night took place at the Countryman, as Dad’s Army played host to Liberal Lads.

The home side raced into a 5-0 lead only for Liberal to take the next four thanks to Gordon McQuillan (10 x 100, 115, 123, and a 21 dart pairs leg), Eric Hammond (3 x 100, 2 x 121, 140), Julian Smith​ (100, 118) and Matt Reeson​ (2 x 100, 115, 2 x 121, 125, 138, 180).

But Dad’s Army stalwart Ken Wilson​ (5 x 100, 2 x 125, 2 x 140, 180, and 16-dart leg) won the final game and the match for the home side, 6-4.

Dad’s Army also had to thank Darrell Webb​ (7 x 100, 120, 135), Barry Grenfell (8 x 100), and Thomas Sargant (5 x 100, 121, 140), in a game with 61 scores of 100 and more.

* In Sid Dennis and Sons Division Two, no result sheet was received from Boathouse Bouys who were deducted two points, while opponents Finnegans were awarded a 9-3 win.

Runaway leaders Railroad Cobras took on second-placed WMC Amigos, with Cobras starting the match with nine wins from nine, and lying six points clear.

But the Amigos dished out a stunning 9-1 beating to produce the upset of the night as Spencer Davis​ (100, 132) and Gareth Jowett​ (2 x 100) starred.

Cobras’ Paul Smith had to get his win to avoid the whitewash, but their high scorers were Cobras captain Tony Warry (129, 133) and Ray Bettison (100, 123, 125).

Seaview Raiders took on Three Tuns in another landslide game, recording a 9-1 win to cement third place courtesy of star turns from Peter East​ (2 x 125, 140), and Steven Benidorm Emsen (​121, 3 x 140).

The league’s annual meeting takes place on Friday at the WMC in the children’s room from 7.30pm where entries to the Winter League will be taken.