Basement side defeat high-fliers the 501s


Skegness Ladbrokes Darts League

Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One

Basement team Barkham Arms took on Highflying Ex Service 501s this week and Chris Fletcher gave the away side the perfect start with 2x140, 134 and a 93 finish, winning his game 2-0 with 2x18 dart legs, an 18 dart leg from Gary Garton, and Lee Woods.

Winning his singles was the only other highlights for 501s as Barkham took the match 10-2. Chris Simpson hit 121, 123, 2x140, Ken Wilson 2x140 and Barry Grenfell 133, 160 top scored for the Barkham.

League leaders Ex Service Sports were also in Wainfleet playing Arctic Shrew Monkeys, and leading 5-1 after the singles the home side were firmly in command. However, the Sports took the first two pairs to level things at 5-5 only for the last pair of Lee Yates and Colin Lees to take the final pairs and the match for the Shrew Monkeys.

The Seaview Lads are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. They played Ex Service Cobras and it was the Cobras who took the first singles, but that was all they did get as Seaview took all the others to run out comfortable 11-1 winners with Terry Cox 3x140, Mick Peech 140, 180, and Mark Carter 140, 180 and a 15 dart leg. Paul Smith 133, 138, 140 was on the mark for the Cobras. Marine Steelers were away at Finegans and had a chance to top the league with a win, and they did just that 11-1, Bob Millar taking their only point with a singles win over Carl Abbiss. Scott Millar 121, 123, 140 top scored for the home side while Steelers had Sam Hewson 134, 180 and legs in 22 and 17 darts Daniel Starkey 123, 125, 140 and an 18 dart leg. This pair also hit 18 and 20 darts in their pairs game. Shaun Willson 123, 129, 140 was also on target.

Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two

League leaders Ex Service C entertained Seaview Raiders and the away team took a shock 5-1 lead after the singles and looked to be running away with the game, but as you would expect the league leaders came back to level things at 5-5 and set up a last leg shoot-out, and the Seaview duo of Geoff Poulter and Stuart Llewellyn held their nerve to cause the upset.

Welcome Anchors beat Royal Oak by 7-5 to regain second spot, WMC Aces beat Cricket Club 8-4, and the Vine got back to winning ways with a 9-3 win away at Welcome Hillbillies - M. Hartley 2x140 helping their cause.

Liberal Club saw an in-house derby with the Adams Family taking on Us and they also played an earlier abandoned game. The Adams Family won them both 11-1 and 7-5 to move back into league contention with Richard Fuller getting 130 finish, the highest in this division and the league.

This division is so tight, with only four points separating the top six teams. Ex Service C are still top with 16 points then its Welcome Anchors on 14 then on 13 are Royal Oak, Seaview Raiders and Adams Family, and Vine next on 12. It looks like this league can go all the way to the wire.