Beckett Brilliance

George Beckett produced a marvellous display of scoring in his Steampacket side's 7-4 win over Bluebird Bandits in the Plymouth City Superleague with no fewer than fifteen ton plusses.

One of these three figure scores was a fine 136 checkout and the talented marksman also helped himself to legs of 15 and 17 darts as his team made it eleven wins from twelve.

Saltram's Warren Gordon also managed a fifteen ton haul in the Lipson side's 8-3 win over Ker St.

Teammate Reg Matthews was also prominent with a magnificent 153 checkout in the trebles that put him on his way to ten ton plusses for the evening.

Matthews also notched a leg in 18 darts in his 3-1 singles win with the only 180s of the contest also coming in the individual phase of play.

These were produced by Saltram's Dave Algar and the evergreen Ralf Lancaster who also added a 114 checkout on a fine night for him.

Glenn Halford was once again his brilliant best with fourteen ton plusses in the Bluebird A's 7-4 win at Kings Arms A.

Halford notched fourteen ton plusses, included a maximum and a leg of 18 darts in his 3-2 singles win.

Outshots of 88 by Bluebird's Kev Rice and 90 from Kings' Peter Down were beaten by Down's teammate who finish 93 with aplomb.

Veteran Colin Sloman continued his fine form with a 3-2 win in the individuals; one of four won by the Oreston side who fought back from 5-0 down to make the score much more respectable in the end.

Victory A didn't quite have enough in the tank to take full advantage of leaders King Billy's inactivity because of the bye week, with the Honicknowle side winning 8-3 over Fawn A to remain one off top spot.

Quinton Taylor top scored for the Victory with fourteen ton plusses and won a leg in 18 during the singles phase.

Teammates Mark Shears and Mark Gilbery (30.67) both chalked up eleven ton plusses with the latter winning his singles 3-0 in 15,16,18 darts.

Gilbery also plundered the Victory's only 180 on the night with Dave Clemson replying with one of his own for the Greenbank side.

Despite the defeat, there was some green shoots of recovery for the Fawn with Simon Stevenson putting eleven tons on the board and Dan Bunney producing the highest checkout of the contest; a fine 117.

Danny Bull top scored with eleven ton plusses but ended up on the wrong end of a 7-4 scoreline against Colebrook Inn.

The win was largely thanks to the form of Steve Hiscox and Lee Doncaster who both hit double figures of tons in the contest.

Three big finishes were plundered by the two sides with Alec Turner's 114 effort for Raffles beaten by Colebrook pair Darren Smith and Henry Cooper who checked 116 and 120 respectively.

Turner also produced the lowest number of darts with a 15 darter which beat teammate Harry Bull's 16 dart leg but Bull did hit a maximum in the process.

However, individual plaudits must go to the Plympton side's Mick Harding who won his game 3-0 with a decent 23.86 average.

Colebrook's only 180 came from Adam Searle, which helped inflict a ninth defeat of the season on the Mutley side.

Richard Wheatley ploughed in two maximums on his way to eleven tons in his Victory B side's narrow 6-5 defeat to Victoria.

Wheatley's teammate Ryan Harris also knocked in one maximum of his own as the Honicknowle side went took a 5-3 lead.

Phil Walsh checked 86 for the highest of the match before Mick Bingham was the hero when winning by the odd leg in five with the help of seven of his eleven ton plusses in the match to give Victoria the spoils.

St Levans took all the points on offer against beleaguered Hyde Park as they continued their stead climb up the table.

Anna Johnson was undoubtedly the star of the show with ten tons and a maximum with teammates Tex Pearce and Wendy Johnson also joining her with 180s.

Hayley Brant took the spoils for the highest finish of the contest with a fine 88 checkout on an exceptional night for her Keyham side.

Kevin Seal was the highest scorer with ten tons, including a maximum, in his Clifton side's 6-5 defeat to Victory C as he pushed Scott Cook all the way in the singles.

Cook had to produce legs of 12, 18, and the highest finish of the season so far with a 167, to ward off the challenge of Seal.

Cook's teammate Paul Goundry had his moment in the spotlight with a maximum and Clifton's Wayne Town also pinned a fine 112 three dart combination finish in his 3-0 singles win.

Fawn B go their third success of the campaign with a 6-5 win over Kings Arms B with Mark Sargeant hitting the only maximum of the contest.

Kings' Paul Carpenter hit a 114 checkout in a rare moment of success for the Oreston team who were defeated for only the fifth time this season.

Octagon won 9-2 against Cherry Tree in a contest that produced seventy-seven three figure scores.

Fred Goldsmith was most prominent as he put two maximums on the board with Melvin German replying for the Pennycross side.

Neil White (24.88) won his singles 3-1 in fine fashion with two 18 darters that included a 92 checkout and teammate Mike Beard also took out an 18 dart leg of his own.

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