Maritime begin title defence with win and eight 180s
MARITIME Social Club began the defence of their Monday Premier League title in style when they won 9-2 away at Prince Maurice A and hit eight of the 10 maximums recorded.
Paul Palmer led the charge with three 180s and team mates Billy Evans and Dan Scott were on target with a brace each.
Kieran Burns hit a 15-darter in a 3-2 singles success, but the best contest of the match saw Glenn Halford (100x16) score the only singles victory for Prince Maurice with a 3-2 win against Palmer, after both players had taken out 14-darters.
Brewery Tap also achieved the same winning margin away at Steam Packet A while Plympton Cons defeated Hyde Park 9-2 with Terry Smith hitting two 180s.
LONE WINNER: Glenn Halford was a lone winner for Prince Maurice A but top scored with 16 throws of a ton or more and took legs in 18 and 14 before edging Paul Palmer 3-2.
Bluebird B came from 4-2 down to draw level at 5-5, only for Lee Wyatt to clinch the decisive 11th point for the Barbican side when he won 3-1, aided by a leg in 15.
Keelan Kay took out a 14-darter before going on to a 3-0 singles success which was the highlight of Brookside A’s 9-2 win over Indian Inn B.
Steam Packet B secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer away at Octagon A and the winners had Neil White (100x14) and Pete Roulston winning their 601 doubles in two straight legs, which included a 19-darter.
Porters A returned from Bluebird A with a 9-2 win while Indian Inn A opened their account with a 10-1 defeat of Brookside B.
The one point that eluded them was won by Phil Hoskins (100x13) who caught the eye when winning 3-1, aided by a leg in 14.
John Cook was on target with a brace of 180s but finished up on the wrong end of a 6-5 scoreline when Octagon B were defeated by the narrowest of margins at Firkin Scholar.
Prince Maurice B beat City Social 7-4 and also claimed the highest checkout for the opening week when Shane Victor finished at the first time of asking from 148.
Other notable outshots were achieved by: Paddy Archibald (134), Ashley Harris (120), John Turpin (116), Adam Searle (116), Tony Lamerton (114), Mike Rennie (113), Simon Washington (113), Simon White (112), Shaun Dring (109), Pete Cornish (101).