LOCAL derbies usually bring the best of out of players, irrespective of the sport played, so it was no surprise to hear on the vine of the excellent showing of City Social A in their 13-0 drubbing of City Social B.
The fixture began with a 36 dart (27.81) team game followed by a 33-dart treble (30.33), executed by Glyn Wells (180x2), Kieran Burns and Cat Callard.
Callard then partnered Shaun Williams (pictured) in the doubles and with 290 remaining, Cat hit 120 before Williams stepped up and finished the game with the highest possible checkout of 170, setting a new mark for the season’s top outshot.
Last but not least, the fast-improving Burns (100x15) had an outstanding singles victory and needed just 10 visits to finish his 1001 leg in 30 (33.37).
League leaders Royal Naval Arms A defeated Weston Mill Oak Villa 10-3 in a fixture that saw six maximums recorded, two of them from the hosts’ Andrew Nation.
Ant Pearn finished the opening treble of the match with a kill of 124 before Nathan Beeney (26.34) won his singles in 38.
Mark Hatherley (27.05) caught the eye in Indian B’s 8-5 victory over Cherry Tree when winning his individual game in 37 while Indian Inn A made a great recovery away at The Fawn and won the last five singles to prevail 8-5.
Mainstone also had to come from behind and trailing 6-5, Vern Lavers pulled out a solid win to tie the match at 6-6 before Dave Jones (25.67) won the decisive 13th point in 39.
A singles victory in 32 by Matt Thompson (31.28) was the highlight of Steam Packet’s 9-4 win when hosting Porters while Railway Inn and Pennycross Social Club both won 8-5 against Brewery Tap B and Bull and Bush respectively.
A 33-darter from Antony Hayman (30.33) was the highlight of Brewery Tap A’s 10-3 success at Queen and Constitution while Dinky Diner A won 8-5 against visitors City Social C.
Second-placed Kings Tamerton Community Centre had Keith Blight winning them the first treble with a kill of 108 before going on to inflict on Royal Naval Arms B a 12-1 defeat while Steve Marker (27.81) was on target with a win in 36 as Windmill overcame Queens Dock 9-4.