Maritime march on with their 22nd victory of campaign

MARITIME Social Club consolidated their position at the top of the Plymouth and District Friday League with their 22nd victory of the campaign.

They defeated Queen and Constitution 11-2 and had Glyn Wells (29.44) (pictured) hitting three maximums throughout as well as securing his singles in 34 while also being supported by Kieran Burns (28.60) who won in 35.

Indian Inn A remain in second spot but lost the bragging rights to their B team when they were turned over 8-5.

Indian Inn A were 39 points above their stablemates before this fixture, but that form counted for nothing as Indian B, who had Dan Sheikh hitting two maximums, were good value for their victory.

Dartsworld A won 11-2 away at Porters A while in a much closer fixture Firkin Doghouse returned to winning ways and edged out Ker St Social Club 7-6.

There was also a rare victory for Firkin Scholar who had been victorious in only one of their previous 21 matches but did enough to beat King Billy B 7-6.

Colin Small brought the two sides level at 6-6 before Steph Barham secured the decisive winning point for the visitors.

Dave Wyatt and Steve Minns (26.34) won their doubles in 38 but finished up on the wrong end of a 9-4 scoreline when Octagon were defeated at neighbours The Tradesman.

The best game of the week was won in 32 by Andrew Nation and Steve Cottingham (31.28) when they secured their doubles in 32, inspiring King Billy A to a 9-4 success away at The Windmill.

Mark Shears (28.60) was best for the Leigham side and won his singles in 35 while Dartsworld B defeated Porters C 10-3 and had Dan Cole (29.44) winning in 34 darts.

Weston Mill Oak Villa defeated Pennycross SC 8-5 while The Fawn and Porters A both won 9-4 against Royal Naval Arms and Mainstone respectively.

The week’s highest checkout of 90 was achieved by Sam Evans of King Billy A.

Matches that were cancelled earlier in the season will be played this coming Friday, they are: Indian Inn B v Windmill, Dartsworld B v The Tradesman, Porters A v Maritime Social, Ker St Social v Queens Dock, Porters C v Firkin Doghouse, Firkin Scholar v Queen & Constitution.

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