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In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One Snooker League Marine A all-but sealed the title this week when they took on Boathouse 501s.

They led from pillar to post with a 9-1 victory.

Gary Garton getting the 501s high scores, for Marine, Carl Abbiss hit 121, 123, 136, 138, 140, 180 and 2 x 16 dart legs, Mark Forman scored 130, 2 x 135, 2 x 180 and 126 finish and legs of 12 and 19 darts, Kristien Thein chalked 123, 125, 135, 180 and a 21 dart doubles leg with Rob Hewson.

Rob also hit 121, 125, 5 x 140, 2 x 180 and 150 finish, while 501s had Gary 120, 121, 132, 4 x 140 and legs of 16 and 17 darts,

Chris Fletcher managed 2 x 140, 180 and a 13 darter, Lee woods 174 and a 19 dart leg - which made for some fantastic darts by both teams.

Wainfleet Outsiders are a point away from runners-up at least, as they took on New Park Rangers and dished out another 9-1 beating with Outsiders high scorers Lee Yates 3 x 140, Dave Tuplin 2 x 121, 135, 137, 138, 3 x 140, 180, Martin Bell, 121, 123, 140, and super sub Richie Garner hitting 123, 2 x 135 and 2 x 18 dart legs in his only game,

Graham Fitton hit 125, 132 and 180 for Rangers.

Barkham Arms played host to Countryman and they later took the early advantage taking the first set of singles 3-1.

The pairs were shared and Barkham took the middle two singles, so going into the last game it was the Countryman with a slender lead 5-4 and it was down to Ken Wilson who beat Alan Wakefield with a 141 finish and an 18 dart leg, to give the away side a 6-4 win.

Ken also hit 135, 139, 140 and 180.

Barry Grenfell hit 133 and 140, while the home side had Chris Simpson 121, 133 on target.

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two the basement battle took place as Boathouse Baracuddas took on the ladies of the Highwayman Hustlers.

Mark Saunders kicked things off for the Baracuddas by taking the First Singles against Natalie Weston, however the Hustlers then shocked the home team by taking the next three to lead.

Normal service was resumed as the home side stormed into a 6-3 lead, before Natalie restored some pride taking the final singles.

Natalie hit 125, 140 and had team mates Rosie Boneham and captain Carla Smith also hitting 140.

WMC Amigos and Railroad Cobras had a real tussle at the Working Men’s Club with the Cobras taking an early 3-1 lead, only to lose the next five and it was Ian Chamberlain who won the last game meaning the Amigos won 6-4.

Ian hit 121, 125, and 135.

The Amigos top scorer was captain Gareth Jowett who hit 140 and 2 x 180 while Dave Redding hit 132, 140.

The final game in this division saw two of the contenders for runners-up spot meet, as Seaview Raiders took on Liberal Lads and it was a landslide 8-2 win for the Lads, meaning they only need to win their last game to claim runners-up spot

This Friday, September 26, sees an exhibition at the Ex Service club, with Wayne Mardle and Jamie Caven, with top MC John Fowler officiating.

Players to play include Gary Garton, Rob Hewson, Kristian Thein, Ray Bettison, Daniel Starkey, Eric Hammond, Shaun Willson, Brad Martin, Carl Abbiss, Chris Simpson, Shaun Drury, Richard Fuller, Pete Evans and Lee Yates – a great night is in prospect.

In other news, Sam Hewson, a local thrower from Maltby Le Marsh, playing in the Ladbrokes Darts League, has qualified for the Lakeside world championship at Frimley Green in January of next year.

A huge achievement for Sam and the league is immensely proud of him and wish him all the best for his World Championship debut and all members of the league look forward to cheering him on as his dedication to the sport has been rewarded.

At this moment he sits ranked 23 in the world and his darts colleagues wait with bated breath to see if he can go all the way.