It was the Knockout Cup semi-finals this week and both fixtures took place at the Ex Service club.
The draw kept the top two in the First Division apart as leaders WMC Steelers played Barkham Arms and Wainfleet Outsiders took on Ex Service Cobras and two cracking games followed.
In the Steelers, Barkham clash, M Thompson of the Steelers took on A Hulley in the second singles and although A Hulley hit four tons and a 140, it was Steelers M Thompson that took the honours two nil with 120, 2 x 140 and 180 going out in 13 and 17 darts recording an average of 33.40 per dart, which equates to over 100 per throw average, a remarkable achievement.
Not to be outdone was Steelers C Abbiss who hit 3 x 100, 134, 2 x 140 in 16 and 19 darts against S Kirkham registering a 28.68 per dart, C Simpson hit 121, 2 x 140 in his singles, including 19 dart leg, against S Wilson, who hit 121, 140 and 20 dart leg.
M Gray hit a 180 but ended up being the Steelers’ only loser in the singles, going down to K Wilson, so with the Steelers leading 5-1 after the singles they needed only one double to secure success and first pairing of C Abbiss and M Gray delivered that in style with an 18 and 15 dart leg, Mark hitting 125 and 135 and Carl checking out on 144 the pair recording a 30.36 average, Steelers took the next pairs and it was down to Barkham Captain G Millington and K Wilson 180 to get the last one for a little pride, Steelers winning nine three, in one of the best games all season.
In the other semi, it was the Outsiders who held the advantage after the singles by 4-2, with Cobras D Webb hitting 2 x 180 in his singles win over A Pinner.
The Cobras then took the first pairs and the Outsiders were the next to set up a nailbiting last doubles, with Outsiders duo of L Yates and S Drury needing to win to claim the match, but it was Cobras pair of R Bettison and S Corsen who kept their nerve to record the win and take the match to the dreaded team game.
Unfortunatley the Cobras could not keep the momentum going, as the Outsiders got the early lead and raced away to get the win, so its the top two in division one making the final.
In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two one outstanding game this week saw the bottom two play a rearranged game with Seaview Raiders taking on Liberal Adams family with both teams being pointless.
There was a lot at stake in this game and it was the home side that started the best taking the singles 4-2 to set up what seemed to be their first win of the season, however the Adams Family had other ideas and fought back to get the draw 6-6, so it was honours even in the basement battle and again it is leg difference that seperates these two.
We have a number of games outstanding in the First Division and the committee have taken the decision to cancel the Division One 15 dart team challenge on March 28.
All outstanding games must be played on this date, any team failing to turn up will lose the game 9-3.