Champions sign off their league campaign in style


Ladbrokes darts league Skegness

The final weeks of the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One were contested this week. Champions WMC Steelers went out in style with a 10-2 win away at Ex Service 501s.

Steelers had M Simpson hit 123, 125, M Thompson 121, 140, S Barker 2 x 140 and S Wilson 123, 180 hitting the mark.

The 501s had C Parnham 125, 137, 140 and his obligatory 180.

Wainfleet Outsiders are runner’s up again and had a similar score line against Liberal Adams Family with Adams Families James Jenkins taking on two men in the pairs, because they were short and nearly pulled off a memorable win, taking the first leg, with a 120 checkout.

But it was a tall order and he lost the next two legs.

Ex Service sports took on basement side Seaview Raiders and despatched them 9-3, with Seaviews S Gillings hitting 125, 2 x 140, and Sports B Martin 140, 180, Barkham Arms confirmed third spot with an emphatic 9-3 win over Ex Service Cobras.

The cobras had R Parnham hitting 171.

So, a swift return to Division Two for last year’s promoted teams, as Seaview Raiders prop the league up and Adams Family ending second from bottom.

With one game left in the Sid Dennis and Sons Division Two for all teams, Liberal Lads took on Ex Service C and needed a win to confirm themselves as champions.

Ex Service would not go down without a fight and took the first two singles, however at this point the Liberal Lads took control winning the remaining four singles and all the doubles to run out 10-2 victors.

Finnigans travelled to the Royal Oak and had an 8-4 victory. Cricket Club and the Vine had an interesting tussle sharing the singles three all.

It was the Vine who run out 7-5 winners.

Cricket Club’s M Forman checked out in 18 darts and Vine had N Coley scoring 125 and 140,

WMC Aces dished out a 11-1 beating over Welcome Hillbillies, with T Goodwin 133 and 171.

Welcome Anchors took on Liberal Us and a landslide looked to be on the cards as they raced into a 5-1 lead, after the singles.

Liberal then got their heads on to win the first two doubles to set up an all or nothing final pairs, which Anchors’ R Subden and M Oke won to edge a very close match. Anchors had M Oke 121, 120, and R Subden 123, 2 x 140 and Liberal’s M Reeson hit 120, 2 x 135 and 140.

There are no games on good Friday but the following week there is a meeting at Skegness Working Men’s Club at 7.30pm in the games room, to discuss the new summer league.

Organisers say the summer league looks to be popular with a number of teams pledging their support.

After the meeting it is the final games in Division Two, while the first division has a 15 singles Knock out challenge at the Seaview.