Big Ben Stars For Hyde Park

Ben Welsh's good individual form for the league's bottom side peaked with sixteen three figure scores for the Hyde Park who fell to a 10-1 defeat to Octagon in the Plymouth City Super League.



In spite of the one sided score, Welsh was one of a trio of players to produce moments of magic for the Peverell team with teammate James Duke nailing an 82 checkout and Jacob Bentham scoring his team's 180.


Welsh could have doubled his team's points total after going 2-0 up against Neil White (24.23) who fought back with a fourteen darter to claim a 3-2 win in the singles.



White was one of two players for the title favourites to notch a brace of maximums with Lee Hellings also achieving that particular feat.


White's ten tons was only beaten by Hellings twelve as the Octagon stalwart also helped himself to a 16 dart leg in his 3-0 individual win.



Clifton's entertaining 6-5 defeat to local rivals Raffles was accented by Dan Jewell's thirteen three figure scores overall.


After going 2-0 down, Jewell paired with Wayne Town (31.28) to chalk up a 1001 doubles game in 32 darts whilst Town hit the highest checkout of the night later on in the contest with a fine 114 kill.



Jewell secured one of two team maximums and a 14 dart leg in a hard fought 3-2 win over Alec Turner, who himself reached ten tons for his night's work.


Jewell's teammate, the resurgent Neil Holder, also continued his recent and welcomed return to form with a 17 darter and a maximum in another 3-2 singles triumph for the Greenbank team.



Kevin Seal was similarly as impressive in the scoring stakes with twelve ton plusses overall but fell to Devon youngster Harry Bull 3-1 in the final tie of the match to give the Mutley team the win.


Bull chalked up a brace of 18 dart legs and added eleven more tons to his 180 in the first game of the night to reach twelve tons overall.



Bull was ably supported by father Danny who secured a leg in 15 in his accomplished 3-0 singles win, which also proved pivotal in the direction of the match result.


George Beckett was once again prominent for his Steampacket team with thirteen ton plusses as they won 9-2 away at Kings Arms A.



A couple of those efforts were a maximum and the highest checkout of the match; a fine 115 kill that was taken out during a fine 3-0 singles win that featured legs in 17 and 15 darts.


Beckett's teammate Phil Taylor added his name to the 180 column whilst Mike Sant repeated the feat with the only noteworthy contribution for the Oreston team.



Antony Hayman was King Billy's best performer with thirteen three figure scores as the leaders downed Saltram by an 8-3 scoreline.


Hayman's (31.31) 3-0 singles win was won with legs of 12 and 13 darts and included a 120 checkout and one of two maximums for the Devonport team; Mark Yeoman bagging the other.



The 120 kill from Hayman was usurped by a 156 from Saltram's Dave Algar in a 15 dart singles leg whilst Warren Gordon was the only singles winner for his team thanks to the majority of a ten ton haul.


Victory A secured an 8-3 home win over Bluebird A but it was Glenn Halford who was the top scorer for the defeated team with eleven three figure scores.



Quinton Taylor and Kelvin Rowe both reached ten tons for the Honicknowle team whilst their teammate Mark Shears took out a finish of 127 for the largest of the contest.


James Stoodley was one of only two singles winners for the defeated Compton team thanks in part to an 18 dart leg in a 3-1 success whilst stablemate Alan Masters hit his team's only maximum.



The other 180 of the match came from Mark Gilbery for the Victory whilst Cameron Pickard hit a brace of 17 dart legs in his 3-0 singles win.


Dave Johns eleven tons wasn't enough to stop his Kings Arms B team from falling to a 6-5 defeat to Bluebird Bandits.



Dale Halford hit his team's most exceptional contribution to the proceedings with a 92 checkout whilst Jamie Roberts stepped up with the scores tied at 5-5 to win 3-0 and give the Compton team the spoils.


Ten tons from Paul Tackle was the best of a 9-2 win for the Ker St in their visit to Victoria that also saw Mick Bingham hit the only maximum of the contest for the defeated Plymstock team.



Steve Dobson's 117 checkout for the Fawn B beat a 106 from Matt Anderson in the very next tie as the Greenbank team got their sixth success of the campaign with a 7-4 win over Victory B.


The other Fawn team, the A side, also picked up a win with a 6-5 triumph away at St Levans that was accented by Bill Scannell's maximum for the victors.


That effort came in Scannell's 3-2 win in the final leg of the evening as he got the better of John Sturdy who had checked a leg with a 106 three dart combination in the tie.



Sturdy's accomplished finish was earlier beaten by just two points as teammate Tex Pearce has earlier finished in one visit from 108 in a 3-2 defeat to Dave Roberts.


Adam Searle contributed the only maximum of a 9-2 win for Colebrook over Cherry Tree which also featured a 14 dart leg from Lee Doncaster.



Cherry Tree's Bob Wood won his team's only singles point 3-1 thanks to a magnificent 130 checkout in a 3-1 win for the veteran.

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