Cricket Club shock the Ex Service at the oche

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Cricket Club completed a shock 8-4 victory at home to darts league leaders Ex Service C.

The home side led 4-2 after the singles, and the shock was completed as they won the first two pairs before the Ex won the last series in this Skegness William Hill Darts League’s Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two.

WMC Aces made up ground with Gareth Jowett (121, 140) helping them dish out a 10-2 beating to Welcome Hillbillies.

Finnegans also made the most of the leaders’ slip with a pillar to post 9-3 win over Chatsworth Hotel, helped by Robert Millar (100, 140).

Seaview Raiders and Vine’s match was postponed until next month.

Despite the defeat, Ex Service remain top but WMC Aces and Finegans are just a point behind, and both have a game in hand.

There were no league fixtures in the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One.

Instead, they enjoyed the Division One Cup, a format which sees all the teams play each other in a round robin event.

All matches are played as the best of three legs.

Liberal Lads were absent, but a fantastic night’s darts followed with some surprise results.

Arctic Shrew Monkeys finishing in fifth spot was the biggest shock of the night, while the division’s new boys Seaview Oak threw some great darts as they finished as runners-up.

The champions were the Red Lion, and a more fitting winning team you could not have wished for.

There was a good turnout of darts players at the funeral of Barry Grenfell, a Red Lion team member, earlier in the day, and a glass was raised to him before the action unfolded.

Red Lion won the event with a 3-0 success against the Sports and team members Chris Simpson and 
George Millington said the side dedicated their win 

The Draw for the quarter-finals of the cup was made and fixtures will take place on February 5: Ex Service 501s v Arctic Shrew Monkeys, Cricket Club v Liberal Lads, Ex Service Sports v Ex Service Cobras, Seaview Oak v Chatsworth Hotel

League action resumes on January 8.