League Table 2017/18
Red Post A in dropped points shock!! They did however overcome the Crown Jewells 18-6 with Mike Bricknell hitting a 15 dart leg to maintain his perfect record whilst John Lilley kept his as he became the first player to win a singles against the Red Post this season, inflicting a 1st loss on Kalem Marsh while Tom Davis went down fighting losing his 100% record to Chris Allen 3-2
A great top of the table clash was won 16-14 by Riverside B over the Exiles but they had to win the last pairs game 3-0 to do it courtesy of Steve Hoddinott and Darren Wilkins! Gary Witcombe lost his perfect record , 2-3 to Sam Hoddinott despite a 15 dart leg and 2 180's! whilst Lee Gregory protected his 100% record to go top of the players table and Jamie Bown remains unbeaten. There was a 118 check for Mark Branson and 180's for Brian Wilkins and Stu Wollacott. Norton Social Club carried on their move up the league and overcame Tyning 18-10 but at the expense of another perfect record with Neil Raikes falling 3-2 to Lance Coleman whilst Julian Beale and Dave Kemp both won their 4th games. Glyn Bryant hit a 110 check. The Greyhound maintain their excellent debut season coming through 16-10 against High Littleton Rec with Mark Gould and Chris Graham remaining unbeaten whilst myself and Craig Britten managed our 4th wins for the season. Crossways picked up their 1st win against Dolphin Inn with Joe Davies picking up his 2nd win and Kerry Langan her first of the season whilst for the Dolphin there wins for the Hudd's, Austin and Pat. High Littleton B overcame the Wunderhounds 21-3 with Graham Woodham remaining unbeaten.
Week 4Top of the table clash saw Red Post B keep their unbeaten record at the expense of The Exiles losing theirs. The Post took an impressive 19 points dropping only 2 points in the singles and winning both pairs 3 zip. Lee Gregory and Gary Witcombe just kept their unbeaten records going winning 3-2 while Ash Sandon James hit a 14 darter and 2 180's winning his singles 3-0 to keep up his streak. Ryan Palmer and Mark Branson hit 180's but lost their singles. The Jewell's remain unbeaten with a 19-9 win over The Railway where they only lost max points in the pairs, whilst the Railway picked up good points losing 3 singles by just the odd leg. Tom Davis (180) and John Lilley remain unbeaten. Dan Coombes hit a 114 check.
Red Post A continue to not drop a point but High littleton B managed to take some points themselves, Colin Clark hit a 14 dart leg in a tight 3-2 win over Graham Chun and Andy Hughes (180, 120) dropped his first leg to Matt Knight. The Riverside B are very close behind with max points against Crossways and the highest check of the season so far - 154 for Darren Wilkins. Stu Wollacott is one of only 3 players left having won 3 games 3-0. The Exiles won 18-8 with Gary Witcombe (180) and Lee Gregory keeping 100% records although Mike Turner stopped max points by winning his singles 3-0. The Dolphin enjoyed their 1st win of the season with a late night battle against the Wunderhounds - who won their first singles game thanks to captain Charlotte Keevill. A depleted Greyhound meanwhile lost their 1st game against Norton Social Club who in turn won their 1st, Neil Raikes remains unbeaten and Barrie Witcombe won the Greyhounds only singles. Unbeaten runs came to end for myself against Matt Warren (another 100% 3-0 winner) when the Post B won 17-8 up the Rec. but two HL players did win singles: Craig Britten, who hit 2 180's and a 120 check winning 3-0 whilst Marq Matthews won his 1st singles of the season. At 11-8 down the Rec fancied their chances (not really!) until being whitewashed in the pairs. Pairs were also decisive for the Riverside A who came through 17-11 against the Tyning. The battle of the Captains saw Scotty come through to inflict a first defeat on Colby (180).
New boys The Greyhound leapt to 2nd in the league by racing past the Wunderhounds in the Greyhound Derby (!!) Riverside B had an impressive 18-11 win over Norton Social Club to send out an early season statement of intent! The match had seven 180's including 2 for Andy Bryant and Steve Hoddinott, despite losing their singles games! Stu Wollacott and Julian Beale hit 180's in winning their singles games whilst Neil Raikes added one in the pairs and maintained his 100% record. High Littleton B started their season with a narrow 15-17 loss to Crown Jewells which was still in the balance in the last pairs. Gary Witcombe hit another 14 dart leg, including a 180 as the Exiles beat High Littleton Rec, although the Rec did manage to come from 12-0 down to lose 17-9 which included winning both pairs. 180's for Jamie Bown and myself in pairs games. The Red Post teams had comfortable wins and means the A team go top and maintain their 100% single and pairs records, inlcuding Kalem Marsh who hit a 117. Whilst the B team's win over Crossways included 134/102 checks for Matt Warren/Andy Wilcox Ash Sandon-James managed to 'hit' 169 after Mark Furber left him it ! Riverside A bounced back with a big 20-4 win over Dolphin Inn with Ian Morris and Mark Colbourne remaining unbeaten and Dolphin captain Kev Williams stopping the max points by winning his singles. Here is Kev and the new Dolphin Team in front of the new Darts Corner in the Dolphin Inn, thanks for the photo! :)
A good start for defending champions Red Post A who beat new boys Dolphin Inn, including Maximums for Kailem Marsh and Mike Bicknell (Making his Paulton league debut) and a 115 check for Colin Clarke. The closest game was Red Post B sneaking past Norton Social Club 14-13 with league debuts for Matt Warren and Ryan Palmer. There were 180's for Julian Beale and Ash Sandon-James and a 108 check for Neil Raikes. New team The Greyhound won their first match, beating Riverside A which included a 180 for their Captain Chris Dando with his first 3 darts! a feat repeated by another Captain, Brian Wilkins during his teams win over the Wunderhounds! The Crown teams both had 1st week wins with Gary Witcombe (Exiles) hitting the seasons first sub 15 dart leg and a 180 when his team beat The Crossways, which included a return for Dean Young who won his sides only singles. There were high checks for Tom Davis (116) and Jamie Bown (105). Finally , High Littleton Rec beat the Railway A in the deciding Pairs game, the game also featured returns to the League for Craig Britten and Marq Matthews.
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