Norton Social Club had a very good 19-9 win over the CrossHounds. They had a clean sweep of singles wins which included the very welcome return of the legend Mike Gregory (180) and the almost as legendary (!) Neil Raikes (180) who beat Dean Young (180). Adrian Beale overcame Chris Graham (180) while Lance Coleman and Andy Bryant have now won two out of two, they also paired up for a pairs win. The CrossHounds did pick up 5 points in the pairs including a 3-1 win for Clayton Dando and Dean over the 'dream team' of Julian Beale and Mike.
Westhill had a great 19-9 win over the Railway. Matt Knight and Jon Roberts kept their good starts to the season with wins with Graham Woodham also winning his singles. The dropped points came from Mike Turner winning a close 3-2 battle over Grahame Chun and Colin Hurle with a win over Alex Todd. Westhill then picked up 6 pints in the pairs to the Railway's two.
High Littleton Rec came back from a 9-2 deficit after 3 singles to beat the Crown Exiles 13-12 in a relatively low scoring affair. Bromey (against me). Lee Gregory (180) and Tony Dunscome had led the charge for the Exiles but were pegged back by two 3-0 wins for Crag Britten and for Steve Hillier who bounced back with a win over Gary Witcombe. Craig and Marq Mathews teamed up to beat Lee and Gary 3-0 with some high quality darts before Steve and myself scraped the two legs we need for the match going down 2-3 to Bromey and Tony.
Waldegrave A bounced back this week with a 15-13 win over the Riverside B in a high quality game. There was only 1 point in it after singles. The Hoddinott's were winners for the Riverside with Steve beating Allan Clarke, despite Alan hitting a 15 dart leg and a 180, whilst Sam (180+ 100) beat Jon Green. Steve Clarke had got the Walde off to a great start and Andy WIlcox and Mike Chiswell won their first singles games. Andy got a full house of a 180, 108 check and a 15 dart leg. Pairs were split with the Walde gaining an extra leg for the overall win.
In a tight game The Tyning overcame the Crossway 15-13. The Tyning had a good start with wins for Scotty and Tony Carlow while Kerry Langan got the Xways back into with a 3-1 win before Rob Kemp extended the Tynings lead. Barry Gilvray had a great 3-0 win over Will Wiltshire to keep their hopes alive but the points were shared in the pairs giving the Tyning the win.
The Red Post beat the Crown Jewells 18-4 but dropped points as in-form Tom Davis beat Andy Hughes 3-0. There were 180's for Matt Warren, the first player to move to 3 180's, Kalem Marsh and Gary James.
Defending champions The Red Post got off to the perfect start with maximum points in a 21-5 win against the returning Waldegrave A, however by all accounts there were some very close legs and games. Singles winners included Matt Warren (2x180) who has stayed in Peasedown to play at the Post, Colin Clarke who beat Andy Wilcox who is playing for the Walde, Chris Allen hit a 180 and a 109 check in the battle of the captains against Alan Clarke. Defending singles champion Kalem Marsh edged a very close 3-2 win over Jon Green who missed match doubles.
The Crown Exiles only had 4 players available against Tyning and just managed to scrape a 14-13 win thanks to wins in the pairs after being 12-8 down in the singles. Tyning's 2 wins out of 4 (they won the 5th 3-0 by default) came for Will Wiltshire (180), who beat Bromey (180) 3-1, C Fry over Chris Daniels. Tony Dunscombe and Lee Gregory (180) had wins ov er the father and son Kemp's.
The newly named CrossHounds (old Greyhound team) won a convincing derby against the Crossways dropping only one point which came as Kev Williams beat captain Chris Dando 3-2. Mark Gould (107), Chris Graham and new boys Lee Gould and A Armstrong all won their first games of the season. Riverside B took all 5 singles against the Railway with Colin Hurle the only Railway player to take a game to the deciding leg against Sam Hoddinott however the Railway then won both pairs to pick up 9 points overall and leave the Riverside on 18.
Midsomer Norton Social Club started strongly against the Crown Jewels winning the first 3 singles as Andy Bryant, Julian Beale and new boy Lance Coleman beat Darren Kingman, John Lilley and Gary James respectively. The Jewells cam back into it with wins for Tom Davis and Matt Young but the Jewells lost both pairs and ended up with a respectable 11 points to the Club's 18.
There were a lot of tight games as Westhill beat Riverside A 16-10 but consistency in the singles for Westhill, winning 4 out 5 won the day for them. John Roberts over Paul Carpenter and Grahame Chun over Dom Grass were both 3-2, as was Mark Colbourne winning for the Riverside vs Graham Woodham . Matt Knight and Alex Todd were the other Westhill winners. The pairs were shared, each winning one 2-0, but, they only played best of 3! For now I have given each team an extra point but can be discussed at the next meeting if anyone has an issue!
New boys Waldergrave B beat High Littleton Rec 13-11 in a low scoring game with lots of three nils! The only singles game to go the distance was Alex Stock beating Craig Britten 3-2. Myself (14 dart leg, 104 check) and Marq Mathews won singles for the Rec with Charles Gilvray, with a superb 151 check, and Shane Cook winning for the Walde, the latter with brilliant darts in a high quality game over Steve Hillier who wired a double for a 12 darter and still lost the leg!
Please note that the 'Greyhound' team will not be playing at the Greyhound, their location is TBC.
Final League Table 2017/18
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