THE Fawn were given a short sharp shock on their visit to The Tradesman in the Plymouth and District Friday League when, despite winning their first seven matches of the campaign, they suffered their first defeat by a 12-1 margin.
The hosts were good value for their victory and were buoyed by a 35-darter doubles victory from Kev Walker and Nick Dodd.
Kings Tamerton CC extended their advantage at the top of the table to seven points after securing all but one of the 13 points that were on offer away at Dinky Diner A while second placed Indian Inn A won 10-3 at Porters.
Brewery Tap A had to came from 3-0 down to defeat their stablemates Brewery Tap B, with John Carr (100x11) as their leading marksman while Railway A beat Jolly Miller 9-4.
TOP AVERAGE: Windmill duo and Steve Marker (above) and Phil Wilkie secured their doubles in 32, with Marker's earning himself an average of 35.65.
Queens Dock won the last three singles which enabled them to win 8-5 away at Indian Inn B while The Windmill consolidated their position in the top three with a 10-3 success away at Waterloo Inn.
Steve Marker and Phil Wilkie secured their doubles in 32 with Marker’s contribution earning him a 35.65 average.
Octagon Social Club lost their unbeaten record when they went down 10-3 away at Steam Packet and the Devonport side were further buoyed when George Beckett recorded the week’s highest checkout of 152.
Pennycross Social Club were the week’s biggest winners when they whitewashed City Social B 13-0 while Brookside overcame Royal Naval Arms B 8-5.
The two remaining fixtures produced 9-4 victories for both Weston Mill Oak Villa and Bull and Bush against Dinky Diner B and City Social C respectively.