Four top victories sees Kings Tamerton maintain lead
FOUR wins in double figures, two of them being 13-0 victories, has seen Kings Tamerton Community Centre maintain a seven-point advantage over the chasing pack in the Plymouth and District Friday League.
Their most recent success was a 10-3 victory against Mainstone and had Simon Godfrey winning in 36 (27.81)
Second placed Royal Naval Arms A defeated Dinky Diner A 8-5 with Luke Johnson (100x11) as their leading marksman and they also had Russ Beeney firing in the week’s top checkout with a mark of 116.
Glyn Wells earned the plaudits when achieving the week’s top game with a win in 27 (37.07), the best singles game of the season, which included no fewer than five scores of 140.
BOUNCED BACK: Just a week after being beaten for the first time in 24 matches, Andy Bates bounced back with a win in 28 darts, including an 18-dart salvo when he hit six consecutive ton plus scores.
But despite City Social leading 4-2 they were edged out 7-6 when, with the scoreline evenly poised at 6-6, Gary Whittles clinched the decider to give The Tradesman victory.
Also prominent for the winners was Mike O’Brien who top scored with 11 throws of a ton or more.
Brewery Tap won 9-4 on their visit to Octagon SC and had Antony Hayman winning in 34 (29.44).
Dave Moody had a solid singles success in 36 (27.81) but finished up on the wrong end of a 7-6 scoreline when Pennycross SC were edged out by Indian Inn A.
Andy Bates (35.75) was on target in week 28, inspiring Royal Naval Arms A to a 13-0 whitewash of City Social C when he won his singles in 28 darts, which included six consecutive throws of a ton or more.
Tabletoppers Kings Tamerton also achieved a maximum points win at the expense of City Social B and they had Richard Lynch posting the week’s highest checkout of 116.
Also winning well in the individual phases were Kevin Burns 32 (31.28), Antony Hayman 34 (29.44) and Steve Marker also in 34.
A new mark for the season’s top checkout was set in week 27 when, in helping Bull and Bush to a 7-6 victory away at Queens Dock, Chris Beale finished at the first time of asking from 154.
Antony Hayman (33.37) notched two maximums in a 30-dart singles success but could not prevent Brewery Tap A going down 9-4 when hosting Royal Naval Arms A, in a match that saw six 180s recorded.
The match also saw Andy Bates lose in the singles for the first time when he was beaten by Pete James.
Steam Packet were prominent in week 26 and whilst defeating Weston Mill Oak Villa 11-2, they picked up the week’s top checkout and equalled the best game.
Marc Webber, Phil Taylor and George Beckett clinched their treble in 36 (27.81) when Beckett shot out from 107 and he again showed his finishing prowess in his singles when he clinched it with a kill of 114.
A singles success in 36 was also achieved by Glyn Wells (27.81) who top scored with 12 throws of a ton or more in City Social A’s 10-3 defeat of Mainstone.
Other notable outshots were also achieved by: Paul Churchill (120), Andy Downton (120), Nick Dodd (111), Dave Moody (108), Matt Thompson (107), Louis Yates (102), Ryan Ring (100), Graham Draper (100), Steve Daley (100).