The first week of the William Hill Darts League has thrown up some interesting results in the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One.
The Alcoholic Shrew Monkeys travelled to the Liberal Lads and put in a fantastic display to run out 8-2 winners with some great darts thrown.
For the Monkeys, Lee Yates hit three 100s and a 125 while other good scores were recorded by Martin Bell (5x100, 2x140), Colin Lees (8x100, 125, 140) and David Tuplin (3x100, 2x140, 180, plus a 13-dart leg).
Liberal’s Gordon McQuillan responded with seven tons and two 140s.
And there were also good darts from teammates Mark Carter (100, 2x121, 140) and Julian Smith (125, 140).
The Barkham Arms took on New Park Rangers in another quality game, with the away team taking the first lot of singles to lead 3-1 going into the pairs.
The New Park took both the pairs to lead 5-1 with just the four singles remaining, and the Barkham were up against it as the Rangers took these 3-1 to end up 8-2 winners.
Highlights included Graham Fitton‘s 2x125, 2x140 and Brad Martin’s 2x121, 135, 2x140, 180 and an 18-dart leg, plus a fantastic 149 finish.
Marine 501s were away at Countryman Dads Army, and they looked in control leading 4-1 after the first pairs.
However, the home guard fought back, taking the next four to lead 5-4 going into the final singles.
But it was 501s’ Gary Garton who did the business against Steve Gillings to force the draw.
Dads Army’s notable arrows came from Ken Wilson (8x100, 2x140 and a 20-dart leg), Darrell Webb (2x100, 128, 134, 135, 5x140 and legs of 16 and 19-darts), while 501s saw Gary Garton (6x100, 125, 135, 137, 2x140, 180 and legs in 16 and 19-darts), Lee Woods (5x100) and Chris Fletcher (100, 3x140, 131) also threw well.
In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two, newcomers Three Tuns took on the WMC Amigos.
And the new team found out how tough this league can be as the Amigos ran out 9-1 winners.
Kevin West earned the only singles success for the home team.
Finnegans took on Railway Cobras.
The Cobras took the first set of singles 3-1, Phil Lonslow claiming Finnegans’ singles win.
The doubles were shared to leave the Cobras leading 4-2 going into the final singles, where Aide Betterage won the first of these for Finnegans to leave the match poised at 3-4, only for the Cobras to take the last three singles to record a 7-3 win.
There was no result sheet from Bouthouse Bouys’ contest against Seaview Raiders.
However, the Bouys won this game 6-4.