Leading trio undefeated and consolidate with big wins
THE top three teams in the Monday Premier League remain undefeated and consolidated their positions when all winning in double figures.
Steam Packet B lead the group with a three-point advantage after taking all available points from their visit to Porters B with Quinton Taylor (100x11) prominent.
Porters A won 10-1 against Steam Packet A to go into second place while Brookside A, in third place, emerged 8-3 winners away at Bluebird A.
The player that earned the plaudits though was Rob Thorning (left) for the hosts, who had a hand in achieving all three points for his team.
He won his trebles and doubles games, before going on to a 3-0 singles win and finished the match as top scorer with 12 throws of a ton or more.
The Tradesman secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer at City Social while Maritime Social Club suffered their first defeat when they were edged out by Plympton Cons who won the last two singles to prevail 6-5.
Octagon B took maximum points from their visit to Hyde Park Social Club while Indian Inn B came from behind and won the last three singles to prevail by the odd game of 11.
A 3-0 singles victory from John Carr, aided by a leg in 13, was the highlight of Brewery Tap’s 10-1 victory away at Brookside B while Jim Orchard inspired Firkin Scholar to a victory by the same margin when they played Prince Maurice B.
Orchard won 3-1 in 15, 12 and 18 but although Firkin Scholar are one of only four teams undefeated, they are 14 points off the pace.
Bluebird B edged out Indian Inn A 6-5 in a match that saw five maximums recorded, two by Indian’s Danny Bull.
Mike Whatley (100x13) was the top scorer for Indian while Stewart Roberts (100x13) replied for Bluebird who were taken to 6-6, despite leading 3-0, before Mark Henley clinched the decisive 11th point for victory.
Octagon A had Fred Goldsmith hitting a brace of 180s in their 7-4 win over Cherry Tree, but the visitors did achieve the week’s highest finish.
Kyle Courtis was defeated in the individual phases by Lee Hellings but the leg that he won was achieved with a checkout of 152.
Other notable outshots from across the boards were delivered by: Dan Scott (148), Phil Hoskins (125), Tony Tasker (120), Jon Kemp (120), Tom Sainsbury (116), Darren Collis (112), Adam Fell (106).