Brilliant Barkham’s blitz on Dads Army for whitewash win


Barkham Arms claimed the first whitewash of the season in the William Hill Darts League’s Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One.

Against Countryman Dads Army, they took the first lot of singles 4-0 and continued their good form by taking both the pairs.

Dads Army were left shell shocked as the home side won the last lot of singles to win 10-0.

For the Arms, notable scores came from Chris Simpson​ (2x100, 118, 121, 2x125, 133, 140, 171 and a 20-dart leg), debutant Anthony Hulley (3x100, 135, 2x140, a 21-dart leg and a a 20-dart pairs leg with partner Steve Kirkham)​, Steve Kirkham (7x100, 121, and 123).

Countryman’s top scorer was Darrell Webb (4x100, 121).

New Park Rangers, on the back of a big win, must have fancied their chances against Alcoholic Shrew Monkeys.

However, the Shrew Monkeys had other ideas and raced into a 3-1 lead.

Graham Fitton​ grabbed the one for the Rangers and this was to be their only success as the Shrew Monkeys took no prisoners and won all the remaining games to run out convincing 9-1 winners.

High scorers for the Shrew Monkeys were Martin Bell​ (7x100, 3x140 and a 180), Colin Lees (4x100, 4x121, 123, 2x140), Lee Yates (5x100, 121, 125, 2x140) and David Tuplin​ (125, 3x140).

The Rangers had Brad Martin (4x100, 123, 2x140 180, and a 16-dart leg), Graham Froud​ (3x100, 134, 135, 140), Graham Fitton (6x100, 125, 140) and Ray McIvor​ (125, 133) and Jon Molson​ (100, 123, 132) throwing well.

Marine 501s were at home to Liberal Lads, and Gary Garton​ took the opening singles for the home side, only to see the Liberals take the next three and stun the home side.

The 501s levelled the game by taking both the pairs to make it all-to-play-for in the final singles.

And they shared the first two to leave the game balanced at 4-4.

But Chris Fletcher and Carl Parnham​ took the final two games to earn the 501s a 6-4 victory.

For the 501s, good throws came from Gary Garton (3x100, 125, 137 2x140 and legs in 18 and 21 darts), Jamie Cooper​ (3x100, 2x120, Chris Fletcher 5x100, 121, 125, 133, 135, 140 and a 17-dart leg) and Carl Parnham (2x100, 3x140, 171, and a fantastic 160 finish).

Liberal Lads’ Gordon Mcquillan (8x100) and Mark Carter (4x100, 125, 135, 140, 180 and 18 and 21-dart legs) had notable scores.

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two, Seaview Raiders beat Finnegans 7-3.

After sharing the first set of singles the Raiders then took control of the match by winning both the pairs and then taking three of final singles.

Seaview captain Steven Emsen​ scored 2x121, 2x125, 138, 2x140 with other good throws from Peter East​ (3x140) and Geoff Poulter​ (121, 125, 132, 2x140).

WMC Amigos took on Boathouse Bouys and lead 3-1 after the first set of singles thanks to wins for Tony Goodwin, Spencer Davis​, and Gareth Jowett.

They then took both pairs games before sharing the last doubles to run out 7-3 winners.

Three Tuns took on Railway Cobras, the Cobras storming into a 4-0 lead.

It was more of the same in the double and the second set of singles, only for Three Tuns captain Kevin West​ (3x120, 2x140) to keep his nerve and earn a consolation with the final game of the night.

Cobras captain Tony Warry hit a 171.

The third Pro-Am qualifier will take place at the Ex Service Club on Friday.

The last man standing competition is limited to 32 entries - with all players drawing a number to decide where they enter the fray.

Entry costs £2 and the winner will play in a pairs competition with a professional darts player on September 6.