Bowen takes out a 170 finish but can't prevent defeat

PAUL Bowen set a new mark for the season’s highest checkout in the Plymouth City Super League when achieving the highest possible outshot of 170.

Bowen (pictured) though, was one of only two individual winners for The Tradesman as they crashed to a 7-4 defeat away at Plympton Cons B.

League leaders Porters secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer away at St Levan Inn and have a two-point advantage over second placed Maritime A, who also won on the road and defeated Ships Tavern 9-2.

Quinton Taylor (26.84), aided by two maximums, emerged a 3-0 winner in 19, 16 and 21 and was well supported by Neil White (27.33), a 3-0 winner in 15, 18 and 22 and Stew Roberts who won 3-2 with all his legs being won in 18 darts.

Octagon Social Club have climbed up into third place and are only five points off the pace after inflicting on Victoria an 11-0 drubbing.

Kings Arms defeated The Bluebird 7-4 while Maritime C made a great recovery away at The Clifton and won the last four singles to win by the narrowest of margins.

There was another close encounter at The Fawn when they were edged out by Plympton Cons A while also winning 6-5 were The Staddy away at Maritime B.

Trailing 5-3, the visitors pulled it back to 5-5 before Marc Cresswell (100x19) got the better of Mark Gilbery over five legs, to keep his place at the top of the individual table.

Compton had Steve Duke winning the 11th point to give them a 6-5 victory against Cherry Three while the same winning scoreline was also achieved by The Albermarle on their visit to Ker St Social Club.

The Whitleigh side trailed 5-4 before Neil Holder made it 5-5 followed by a 3-2 success for Adam Truscott when defeating Fred Lamerton, aided by two maximums.

Lamerton secured one of his winning legs with an outshot of 130 while also on target with notable finishes were: Stew Roberts (155), Mike Beard (144), Neil White (115), Melvyn German (110), Dave Clemson (107), Maria O’Brien (106).

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