Darts: Countryman narrowly defeated by Outsiders despite spirited comeback


In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Darts League Division One, Wainfleet outsiders took on the Countryman this week and were cruising, leading 5-1 after the doubles.

The Countryman staged a fightback, winning three of the last four doubles and were narrowly defeated 6-4.

Countryman saw Ken Wilson 121, 140, Barry Grenfell 2 x 140, Darrell Webb 2 x 140 with an 18 darter all hit good scores with their man of the match Steve Gillings scoring 180 and a 16 dart leg,

Outsiders had Lee Yates 2 x 140, Shaun Drury 121, 140, Martin Bell 2 x 123, 131, 140, 174 and a 16 darter and Dave Tuplin 121, 123, 124, 133, 140, 157 finish and an 18 dart leg were on target.

Boathouse 501s had a 7-3 victory over New Park Rangers with debutant Shaun Wilson being the star of the night with 2 x 125, 140 and 2 x 180 and then he was 
dropped for the final round of singles,

Chris Fletcher also hit 2 x 121, 2 x 140, Rangers had Graham Fitton on target with 132, 140, 139 and 120 finish, while youngster Scott 
Subden had 129, and a 110 finish.

Marine A beat Barkham Arms 9-1 with Barkham having to wait till the last singles for their solitary score,

Marine had Mark Forman 4 x 140, Rob Hewson 125, 4 x 140 and a 15 dart leg, and Sam Hewson 123, 134, 3 x 140, 180 and legs in 15, 16, and 18 darts in his singles games, while Barkham’s Anthony Hulley 132, 135, 140 and Scott Sutton were their only victors.

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two, only two games took place this week and WMC Amigos dished out a 10-0 thrashing over Highwayman Hustlers, Gareth Jowett scoring 
138, 140 and Mick Jones 2 x 140.

Rosie Boneham responded with 100 and 123 for the Hustlers.

League leaders Finnigans took on second-placed Liberal Lads and held the early advantage, winning three out of the first four singles.

They then took both the doubles to lead 5-1 with four singles left.

Liberal then took these by 3-1, but still lost the match 6-4, leaving Finnegans on top of the table and open up a three point gap.

On August 29, the grand finale takes place in the Mark Hilton triangular series.

All the action takes place at the Seaview from 8pm and Mark will be taking on league players and a best of nine match, up against local rising star Carl Abbis, Although Carl has won the series 2-0, Mark will be looking for revenge as no one likes to lose 2-0,

Organisers are looking forward to a great night, with walk on music for all players. The league will be in touch with team captains to let them know who is playing.

Also on Tuesday, September 9, Peter Manly visits the Liberal Club.

He will be taking on 20 players in exhibition matches that night.