Alcoholic Shrew Monkeys took on Countryman Dads Army in the William Hill Darts League’s Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One this week.
Afterstorming into a 6-0 lead the Monkeys earned an 8-2 victory with good arrows from David Tuplin (3x100, 2x125, 140), Lee Yates (6x100, 125, 135, 140), Martin Bell(7x100, 123, 125, 140) and Colin Lees (2x100, 121, 125, and 180).
For Dads Army had Darrell Webb (5x100, 125, 3x140) and Ken Wilson (5x100, 121, 125 and 140) throwing well.
Boathouse 501s hosted the Barkham Arms and, without captain Chris Fletcher, the home side were all at sea.
The Barkham also won 8-2.
Gary Garton was the home side’s saviour, winning both their points and recording good scores of 2x100, 135, 3x140, 2x180 and a 116 finish, hitting legs of 18 and 21 darts.
He was supported by Jamie Cooper (3x100), Lee Woods (2x100, 125), Carl Parnham (4x100) and stand-in captain Dave Manson (4x100, 180).
The Barkham Arms played a blinder from start to finish, and good darts were thrown by Steve Kirkham (2x100, 140, and a 20-darter), Chris Simpson (6x100, 121, 2x140, 180) and a 21-dart leg) and Anthony Hulley (10x100, 140, and a 17 and 18-dart leg)
This result sees the Barkham Arms move into second place, with third place occupied by New Park Rangers, who had a comfortable 7-3 win over Liberal Lads.
In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two, the battle of the bottom two took place at Finnegans as the home side took on Three Tuns.
Finnegans stormed into a 4-0 lead after the singles, helped by Fred Foster’s 105 and 121.
They eventually recorded an amazing 9-1 win.
Phil Lonslow hit 2x100 and 125 for the home side.
WMC Aces had a tough game at home to Seaview Raiders, and took a 3-1 lead after the first set of singles, helped by a 180 and 140 from David Reding.
The doubles were shared, meaning the home side held a healthy 4-2 advantage going into the final singles.
This round was shared, meaning a 6-4 win for the Aces, thanks to Spencer Davies (2x125) and Gareth Jowett (140, 120 finish).
The Raiders’ top throws came courtesy of Geoff Poulter (115, 138), Barry Taylor (120 and 2x140) and Steven Emsen (2x140).
Railway Cobras and Boathouse Bhouys shared the first lot of singles and then shared the pairs to leave the game perfectly balanced at 3-3 going into the final set of singles, and the away side took the advantage with the first singles to lead 4-3.
However, that was short-lived and the Cobras took the next three to record a very close 6-4 win, with Ian Chamberlain (125, 134, 104 finish) being the pick of their scorers.
WMC Amigos and Railway Cobras are joint top in this division in the early stages and already have a four-point lead over the rest.