DARTS: Monkeys outwit Park Rangers in Skegness League top flight

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Skegness William Hill Darts League

Sid Dennis and Sons Division One

Arctic Shrew Monkeys played bottom of table New Park Rangers and needed a win to keep the pressure on the top two who also met this night.

Brad Martin was in a fine vein of form for Rangers, winning both his singles games with scores of 4 x 100, 121, 133, 4 x 140, 180 and a stunning 17 dart leg. Ray Whitton chipped in with scores of 100, 116, 123, 140, to get his singles win.

These however were the only successes Rangers were to have as Arctic Shrew Monkeys ran out convincing 7-3 winners with Lee Yates 4 x 100, 107, 130, Martin Bell 6 x 100, 140, Shaun Drury 5 x 100, and Rick Garner 9 x 100, 105.

The top two met at the Ex Service, as 501s took on Liberal Lads.

The first singles were shared two apiece, and the doubles were also shared to leave it all square at three each going into the final set of singles, but it was to be the leaders’ night as the 501s took the final four singles to run out 7-3 winners.

In a high scoring game, 501s had Chris Fletcher 8 x 100, 121, 76 finish and an 18 dart leg, Gary Garton 2 x 100, and a 20 darter, Ken Wilson 2 x 100, 105, 121, 2 x 140, and an 80 finish with a 21, and 17 dart leg, Pete Evans 100, 125, 140 and Liam Simms 7 x 100, 140. Liberal high scorers were Gordon Mquillan 5 x 100, 121, 140 and a 20 dart leg, Stuart Giles 7 x 100, 136, 21 darter, Matt Reeson 2 x 121, 125, 140, and Eric Hammond 4 x 100.

501s top the table a point clear of Arctic Shrew Monkeys, with Liberal Lads a further two points behind, then another two points away sit Red Lion, whilst the New Park Rangers bring up the rear

Sid Dennis and Sons Division Two

Railroad Cobras top the table with the only 100 per cent record still intact.

They took on Ex Service Spitfires, pointless at the foot of the table, in the only game in this diviision this week, and you would have thought a landslide victory was on the cards.

Although the Spitfires dominated the scoring with 29 sheet shots to 19, it was the leaders that came away with an impressive 8-2 win. Cobras had Ray Bettison 2 x 100, 140, Darrell Webb 4 x 100, 130, 2 x 140 and an 18 darter, Ian Chamberlain 100, 140.

For Spitfires, Chris Butler 5 x 100, 120, 121, 2 x 140, Rick Seaman 2 x 100, 2 x 1221, 137, Lee Woods 4 x 100, 121, 133, 137, 140, and captain Jamie Cooper 4 x 100, 121, 122, 132, 140, and they must be left thinking what have they got to do to win a game.

Cobras are now five points clear of Seaview Raiders and WMC Amigos.

League Cup

WMC Amigos took on Red Lion in the cup, and what a game it was.

Red Lion got plenty of high scores, but the 200 start proved too much as the Amigos ran out 7-3 winners, to put themselves on 13 points and in number one position for now.

Red Lion high scorers were Anthony Hulley 13 x 100, 135, 3 x 140, Scott Smith 6 x 100, 104, 2 x 123, and 2 x 180 Chris Simpson 8 x 100, 119, Liam Clarke 121, 2 x 123, while Amigos had Gareth Jowett 3 x 100, 125, Mick Jones 100, 125, 137, David Reding 100, 101 Spencer Davis 3 x 100, 125

n The AGM for the Winter League has been set for Friday, September 9, 7.30pm in the Kids’ Room, WMC. All teams to be represented.

Next Friday (August 19) it’s Pro Am number six at the Ex Service Club, 8pm start – and this one is best of three.