Leading player Phillips hits league's third 170 checkout
GARY Phillips became the third player this season to achieve the highest possible checkout in the Monday Premier League when, inspiring league leaders Victory A to a 7-4 success against Porters A, he finished a 15-dart leg with a kill of 170.
Phillips (pictured below) also notched two maximums, his 19th and 20th of the campaign and his 3-0 singles victory keeps him at the top of the individual table with 58 points from a possible 60.
Lewis Dare (28.36) impressed for Porters A and emerged a 3-0 winner in 13, 18 and 22.
Indian Inn A were the week’s biggest winners when securing all but one of the 11 points that were on offer away at Steam Packet A while Victory B won 8-3 on their visit to Porters B.
The Tradesman defeated Indian Inn B 7-4 and Prince Maurice A overcame Hyde Park SC 9-2 while Prince Maurice B, who had only won three times in their previous 18 matches, came from 3-1 down to edge out Ford Hotel 6-5 and return to winning ways.
Cherry Tree B went from being 2-0 up to trailing 5-4, but won the last two singles to clinch victory by the narrowest of margins away at Octagon A.
Fred Goldsmith for the hosts, took out a 13-dart leg before going on to a 3-1 success and was well supported by Lee Hellings (100x12), a 3-0 winner.
Paul Bowen (100x17) caught the eye when winning 3-2 in 18, 18 and 17, laying the foundations for Plympton Cons to defeat Firkin Scholar 7-4.
Rob Thorning was on target with a 13-darter in a 3-0 singles success but finished up on the wrong end of an 8-3 scoreline when Bluebird were defeated by visitors Brewery Tap.
Maritime Social Club returned from Cherry Tree A with a 7-4 success, the highlight being a 3-0 win from Paul Palmer (30.06) in 18, 19 and 13 while there was also a good performance from his team-mate Kieran Burns (100x12) who hit two 16-dart legs before winning 3-1.
City Social were defeated 7-4 at home to Octagon B but the stand-out game saw 16-year-old Jordan Grimshaw, for the hosts, hit two maximums in a 3-2 win over Paul Barclay (100x11).
Notable outshots were achieved by: Paul Freeman (112), Mike Miller (111), Simon Washington (110), Warren Page (110), Scott Wapshott (108), Alfie Ford (102).