Entertaining derby encounter victory for Marauders

A WELL contested Maritime derby encounter saw the Marauders edge out the Musketeers by the narrowest of margins after it all came down to the last singles of the match.

Musketeers took an early 2-0 lead but Marauders rallied well to take all the doubles and the first singles and increase their lead after a 3-1 victory from Mike Pearce (100x14) in 21, 17 and 20.

Musketeers pulled it back to 5-5 only for Dan Puleston to get the winner for Marauders.

Another entertaining derby match was contested at Porters but the Pretenders fared a lot better than the scoreline would suggest after they lost 9-2 to their unbeaten stablemates Patriots, a fixture that produced 120 throws of a ton or more.

John Mann won 3-0 and top scored with 17 throws of a ton or more while Antony Hayman also won in straight legs, aided by a leg in 12.

REID THIS: Brewery Tap's Tony Reid achieved the highest checkout of the week when finishing at the first time of asking from 123 but couldn't prevent Brewery Tap from going down by the narrowest of margins.

Best for Pretenders was Scott Wapshott’s (100x13) 3-1 defeat of Andy Bates.

Plympton Cons failed to take advantage of a 3-2 lead when hosting Maritime Misfits and lost five of the six singles to crash to a 7-4 defeat.

Paul Bowen (100x14) was the only home winner while Scott Hutchinson won well for Misfits, aided by a brace of 180s.

Brookside were the only team to win in double figures when they whitewashed Waterloo Inn.

The highlight of the match was a 2-0 doubles victory for Kelvin Rowe and Scott Lawrey, which included a leg in 17.

Octagon Social Club defeated Torpoint Cons 9-2 with good 3-0 wins from Dave Pethick whose best legs were secured in 18 and 17 and Alfie Ford, who hit a 15-darter.

City Social won by the narrowest of margins away at Indian Inn with three good singles victories that decided it.

Glyn Wells emerged a 3-0 winner, which included a leg in 16 and there were also straight legs victories for Cat Callard and Maria O’Brien.

Fawn A and B both won with identical 8-3 scorelines, defeating Duchy of Cornwall and Compton Social Club respectively.

The Falstaff won by the narrowest of margins away at Brewery Tap, their best performance coming from Lewis Dare who won 3-0 with legs won in 16 and 18.

The fixture produced three ton plus checkouts which included the week’s best of 123, executed by Tap’s Tony Reid.

Also on target were with notable finishes were: Jerry Lyden (120), Tony Turner (120), Alfie Ford (118), Lewis Dare (116), Billy Evans (112), Malcolm Johns (112), Scott Wapshott (110), Antony Hayman (102), Dave Pethick (100), Ian Heggie (100), John Mann (100).

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