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Bates sets new mark for season's highest checkout

ANDY Bates (pictured below), earned the plaudits in the Plymouth and District Friday League when he hit two ton-plus checkouts including the season’s high.

The marksman inspired Royal Naval Arms A to an 11-2 victory away at Indian Inn B, claiming his doubles game with a kill of 155 to set a new mark for the season’s best and then followed it up in the singles when finishing a win in 36 (27.81) with an outshot of 140.

Royal Naval Arms A remain in second spot behind table-toppers Kings Tamerton CC who were pushed the full distance away at The Tradesman before edging it 7-6.

Bull and Bush were another side to win by the narrowest of margins away at Weston Mill Oak Villa while Dinky Diner B were the week’s biggest winners when taking all but one of the 13 available points away at City Social B.

Paul Gavican recorded a brace of 180s as Indian Inn A triumphed 11-2 at Victory Inn, the same winning scoreline that was also achieved by Porters when hosting Brewery Tap B.

Royal Naval Arms B had only won once in their previous 29 matches and must have fancied their chances of win number two when leading Pennycross SC 4-1, but the visitors rallied and made the scoreline 6-6 before Dave Moody clinched the 13th and decisive point for Pennycross.

Glyn Wells (100x11) was consistent throughout for City Social A in their 9-4 success away at Dinky Diner A, while Brewery Tap A defeated The Windmill 8-5 with Antony Hayman again prominent.

Hayman (33.37) registered the week’s top game when claiming his singles in 30 and team mate Alex Turner also won well when checking out from 117, while best for the Leigham side was top scorer Mark Shears (100x12).

Queens Dock defeated Railway Inn 9-4 and the same winning scoreline was also achieved by Octagon away at Waterloo Inn where the darts team played there for the last time.

This famous hostelry will shortly close and the side will then play all home matches at the Queen and Constitution.

The Fawn came from 4-0 down to draw level at 6-6 away at Mainstone, only for the hosts to win the 13th and decisive point through Dave Jones.

Vern Lavers caught the eye for the hosts and claimed his singles in 37 for a 27.05 average.

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