Palmer hits a 12-darter in one of the best fixtures ever

ONE of the best ever fixtures in Plymouth darts was contested in the Monday Premier League and Maritime A just did enough to preserve their unbeaten record when edging out Brookside A 6-5.

The match produced 111 throws of a ton or more, 10 of which were 180s, six ton plus checkouts and to add to that, Paul Palmer emerged a 3-2 winner over Scott Lawrey (180x2) aided by a leg in just 12 darts which started with back to back 180s.

He unfortunately hit just 26 on his third visit, before checking out from 115.

Maritime’s Billy Evans recorded a brace of 180s but was defeated 3-1 by Brookside’s Keelan Kay with one of his winning legs coming in 15 and he also posted checkouts of 120 and 124.

Gary Phillips top scored with no fewer than 20 throws of a ton or more which included outshots of 113 and the week’s best of 140.

GREAT GAME: Paul Palmer hit a 12-dart leg after scoring back to back 180s before finishing with a checkout of 115 on his fourth visit.

Darren Collis was another to catch the eye for Brookside and hit a 15-dart leg before going on to take his singles 3-1.

Porters A have now moved to within one point of the leaders after winning 9-2 away at Octagon Social Club.

Scott Wapshott top scored with 15 ton plus throws and Jon Matlock emerged a 3-2 winner in 15, 17 and 20.

Steve Brocklesby won 3-1 in 15, 18 and 18, inspiring Prince Maurice A to a 9-2 victory against City Social while Maritime B won by the narrowest of margins when hosting Ford Hotel.

Richard Coombs (100x13) top scored for Railway Inn (formerly Shakespeare) in their 8-3 defeat of Prince Maurice B and there was also a win by the same scoreline for Indian Inn A who overcame Brookside B.

Teresa Brookshaw (100x13) emerged a 3-1 winner, aided by a 17-darter but finished up on the wrong end of a 6-5 scoreline when Indian B went down by the narrowest of margins away at The Bluebird.

Mark Hatherley (30.06) put in a good performance to win his singles in 16, 16 and 18, a 3-0 victory that laid the foundations for Firkin Scholar to prevail 9-2 at Steam Packet A.

Steam Packet B triumphed 8-3 at Porters B and had Quinton Taylor (100x13) giving a good account of himself when winning 3-0, aided by a leg in 15.

Lee Wyatt was equally productive for Porters B and also took out a 15-darter before going on to a 3-1 singles success.

Ton plus checkouts were achieved by: Kevin Lofthouse (124), Jon Matlock (120), Dan Scott (118), Steve Brocklesby (107), Dave Ryde (104), Andy Boniface (101), Jim Orchard (100).

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