KINGS Arms produced arguably their best performance of the campaign in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League when they visited Porters Pretenders and inflicted on them a 9-2 defeat.
The Oreston side put up 54 scores of a ton or more, led by Dave Collins (100x12), Tony Gordon (100x12) and Warren Gordon (100x12) and were 9-0 up before Pretenders won the last two singles.
And they were two very good performances from Mark Shears (100x14) who won 3-1, aided by a leg in 12, followed by a 3-0 victory for Kev Lofthouse (26.37) in 15, 24 and 18.
Dave Algar (pictured), for the winners, also had the distinction of throwing the week’s highest checkout with a mark of 134.
League toppers Porters Patriots maintained their 19-point lead after they secured maximum points away at Maritime Nutters, scoring 61 ton-plus scores along the way.
Andy Bates (100x14) was prominent as were John Mann (100x13) who hit a 13-darter, and also Antony Hayman (100x14) whose best legs were won in 14 and 16.
Dave Matthews (30.67) was Maritime Marauder’s inspiration in an 11-0 defeat of Victory B and laid down the gauntlet right from the start when he hit two maximums in the opening trebles game.
He carried that form throughout the match before winning his singles 3-0 in 14, 15 and 20 as Marauders consolidated second spot.
The Office also picked up an 11-0 success when they visited Indian Inn B while Maritime Musketeers won 9-2 at Fawn A and Cherry Tree edged out Indian Inn A 6-5.
Jason Pinkerton was on target with a brace of 180s as Maritime Governors won 8-3 away at Compton Social Club and Robbie Newland (100x15) caught the eye as Fawn B triumphed 8-3 at The Melbourne.
Brewery Tap won 9-2 when hosting The Falstaff and put 60 ton-plus scores on the board, inspired by consistent performances from Maria O’Brien (100x13) and Glynn Wells (100x12).
Victory Inn A overcame Octagon Social Club 7-4 in a high-scoring fixture that produced six maximum scores, two of which were executed by Octagon’s Ralph Lancaster in a 3-1 singles victory.
The visitors also had Alfie Ford winning 3-0, aided by a leg in 14, while Kelvin Rowe emerged a 3-0 winner for the Honicknowle side, with his best leg being won in 15, while Scott Lawrey (100x14) top scored.
Notable outshots were achieved by: Scott Lawrey (118), Malcolm Johns (116), Phil Hoyle (116), Dave Matthews (116), Damian Noad (112), Kieran Burns (110).