Steelers take darts title after an away victory

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One this week, the WMC Steelers wrapped up their darts title with an 8-4 win away to Barkham Arms.

With Barkham putting up a brave fight trailing 4-2 after the singles, both teams took one each of the first two pairs, leaving the game poised at 4-6; only for Steelers captain I Chamberlain and S Barker to step up and take the last pairs to gain the win.

Barkham’s K Wilson top scored in this one with 3 x 140 and 125.

Second placed Outsiders travelled to Ex Service 501s and the 501s gave a league debut to rising star Jack Gibson, who narrowly lost his singles to Ousiders captain Lee Yates. The Outsiders ended up convincing 11-1 winners with 501s’ C Parnham hitting 180.

Ex Service Cobras remain in third place thanks to a 9-3 win away at relegated WMC Aces. Cobras’ R Parnham was the star of the show with 121, 2 x 133, 171, and a 16 dart leg with doubles partner T Smith.

Ex Service Sports took on Liberal Lads and a very close game ensued. It was locked at three all after the sinlgles, with The Liberals’ M Peech checking out 152 unconventionally with two treble 19s and a double 19 to win his singles against Sports’ P Evans.

They then took one each of the singles to leave it all square at five-all. Then up stepped captain D Wagstaffe and M Redford to take the final pairs and the game 7-5. Top performers were Sports’ B Martin who hit 121, 2 x 140, and J Brown from The Liberal 2 x 125, 137, 140. D Wainwright scored 137 and 140. M Peech scored 2 x 133 with a 152 finish.

The Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two congratulated league winners Seaview Raiders this week as they won the league and their game with a 9-3 win over Vine A.

It was a result which ended new boys Vine A’s chances of reaching second spot.

Ex Service C kept up their drive for the runners-up spot with a narrow 7-5 win over Liberal Us. They shared the singles three each and both took one from each of the pairs before the Ex Service pair of C Hulley and R Kinning took the last pairs to secure the win.

Third placed Liberal Adams Family were away to the Welcome Hillbilies and stormed into a 5-1 singles lead. Hillbillies threatened a fightback by taking the first doubles but Liberal had other ideas and took the next two to run out 9-3 winners, with captain R Collins hitting 121, 140, 180.

Liberal are favourites to take the runner up spot as they have a game in hand over Ex Service. Finnegans are still in the mix and sit a point behind Liberal, thanks to their 9-3 win away to Cricket Club. S Kingham with 123, 125, and 180 top scored for Finnegans,

Second place is still up for grabs in this one as Ex Service C occupy this spot at the moment, a point ahead of Liberal Adams Family, who have the crucial game in hand. And a further point away is Finnegans. With two games to go, it is as tight as ever. Ex Service are away to Seaview in the last match of the season.

No games will take place in Division One next week as they host the Inter League Finals night at the Liberal Club. Support of this event would be appreciated.

The league’s representative in the Champion of Champions is singles champion and Wainfleet Outsider Dave Tuplin.

Champion of Champions is the final competition on the night and usually takes place after half ten, so is likely to be a late finish.