Visiting Seaview Oak hand the new boys a thrashing

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In the battle of the William Hill Darts League’s Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One new boys, Welcome Anchors played host to Seaview Oak.

The away team raced into a 5-0 lead before Lee Dore snr​ (135, 2x140, and a 16 darter) put one on the board for the Anchors.

With partner Wayne Burles, Dore took the first pairs to give hope, but Kristian Thein​ (135, 3x140) and Lee Godrich​ and Sean Kirby with Mark Kirby​ (120, 140) won the last couple to give the away side a 9-3 win.

Oak also had Tony Parkin (2x140) and Kev Barker (123, 140) on the sheet.

Arctic Shrew Monkeys dished out a 10-2 thrashing to Ex Service Sports with their last pair of Brad Martin and Pete Evans​ avoiding the whitewash.

Monkeys’ high scorers were Rick Garner (121, 3x140), Martin Bell​ (121, 140) and David Tuplin​ (140, 126 finish).

Ex service 501s led Liberal Lads 6-4 going into the final pairs, but Terry Cox​ (110 finish) and Eric Hammond (2x140) won their match to force the draw.

Ken Wilson​ (123, 126, 139, 180, his third in the two weeks, and 17 dart leg) and Adam Prowse (135, 100 finish) were the pick of the 501s.

The final game between the Ex Service Cobras and Red Lion saw Chris Simpson​ (140, 180, 116 finish and a 16 darter), Anthony Hulley (118, 121), Tony Holland​ (140, 110 finish) and Justin Beasor​ give the Red Lion a healthy 4-2 lead after the singles, and with the help of Chris Simpson and Tony Holland - hitting an 18-dart pairs leg - saw them home 8-4

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two, Ex Service C sit proudly at the top after their 11-1 demolition of Chatsworth Hotel, helped by Kev Brady (140, two 72 finishes, 90).

Damian Howland was the solitary point winner for Chatsworth.

Seaview Raiders were looking good after winning the singles 4-2, with Steven Emsen​ hitting a 180 in his defeat to N. Ward. The home side won two of the three doubles to end up 8-4 winners, Kieran Steven Emsen (121, 125) was also on the sheet for the Raiders.

Cricket Club took on WMC Ace’s and Richard Fuller​ (140) was the only singles winner for the home side.

The Aces then took all the doubles to end up 11-1 victors.

Liberal Us took on the Vine and the Vine led 4-2 after the singles and then won the first two doubles before losing the last, but ran out 8-4 winners with A. Hopkins (131, 140) being the highsest scorer for Vine.

The league were saddened to learn of the death of stalwart Barry Grenfell, who passed away on Wednesday.

Barry - who also played in the Red Lion Darts League - was a fantastic member of the league and a truly inspirational person, always supporting anything the league put on.

League organiser Chris Fletcher said: “There was uncertanty as to whether or not to play his team’s game this week. But we all felt that Barry would want the game to go ahead, and all four teams in attendance at the Ex Service raised a glass to him before play commenced.

“My thoughts are with his family and close friends at this sad time.”