Fawn Remembers "Simply The Best"

Less than a week after the passing of legendary darting figure, Tony Turner, it was fitting for the two Fawn teams to meet with a minute's applause carried out for the great man before the players took to the oche.



The action in the Steve Chapman 501 League saw darts that Turner would've been proud of if he'd threw them himself as Lee Agar was the main protagonist with fourteen three figure scores for the B team who won 7-4.


One of those efforts was the highest checkout of the match, a fine 118 kill, whilst Agar's 3-0 win over Dave Clemson was accented by legs in 15 and 16 darts.



Neil White also won a leg in 18 darts and finished in one visit from 103 whilst the only 180 of the tie came from teammate Fred Goldsmith.


A brace of 17 darters from the defeated A team came from Mark Sargeant and Mark Hempsall in their 3-0 singles wins that kept the scoreline respectable.



Just three points separates second and third now after third placed King Billy B defeated Octagon in second 6-5 in an enthralling encounter.


Lee Hellings top scored with thirteen three figure scores for the defeated team and was one of five players to hit a maximum.



Hellings' teammate Dave Pethick hit the Stonehouse side's other effort whilst Billy Evans, Mark Shears and Mark Yeoman shared four between them; Yeoman with a brace.


Shears joined teammate Paul Gavican in reaching ten ton plusses whilst Shears was made to work for his 3-1 individual triumph with legs of 13 and 16 whilst Pethick's solitary success came from a 17 darter.



With the score at 5-2 to the King Billy, Hellings won 3-0 with legs of 14 and 17 whilst Tony Lamerton won 3-1 partly thanks to a 17 dart leg of his own to keep the Octagon alive.


Teammate Alfie Ford notched a 15 darter in the next game but was overpowered by an in form Scott Wapshott 3-1 to give the Devonport team an unassailable 6-4 lead.



League leaders King Billy A put on quite a show with Kings Arms as the team's shared nine maximums between the two sides in an 8-3 win for the Devonport team.


Antony Hayman notched three 180s, all in a 3-1 singles win, whilst teammate Andrew Cook added a brace of his own.



Scott Cook and John Mann also added to the mammoth total with Mann's 180 coming in a 2-0 doubles win which featured a 15 dart 601 game with Hayman that yielded a 120.2 per throw average.


During that tie, Mann also managed to plough in the highest checkout of the week; a fine 156 checkout that usurped Reg Matthews' 142 in his 3-2 individual loss.



Matthews also joined teammate Paul Palmer in adding the Oreston team's 180s whilst top scorers for the defeated side were Dave Johns and Warren Gordon with twelve and eleven tons respectively.


Of the 'Billy Boyz', Scott Cook was the highest scoring player with thirteen three figure scores whilst Antony Hayman also made it to eleven ton plusses.



St Levans made it seventeen wins from thirty-two outings with an 8-3 win over bottom side Cherry Tree that saw three ton plus finishes from the victorious team and one from the away side.


Tex Pearce chalked up a 100 out in one visit that was beaten by a 112 from both Mike Pearce and the Pennycross side's Marc Webber.



All of those efforts were blown away by a 116 kill in three by Hayley Brant in a 2-0 doubles win for her and Mike Pearce.


Anna Johnson helped herself to a maximum on the night with Mike Pearce grabbing the other on his way to ten three figure scores overall.



Tex Pearce (27.33) produced legs of 18 and 17 in his 3-0 win and also top scored for the Keyham team with twelve ton plusses.


A topsy-turvy clash between Torpoint Cons and Victory A ended with a 6-5 win for the Cornwall based team with the main highlight coming in the form of a 120 checkout from Paul Tackle.



Andrew Waters secured the match winning point with a 3-1 win thanks in part to a 16 dart leg; the lowest of the contest.


The two best performers for the defeated Honicknowle side were Paul Goundry and Quinton Taylor who hit a maximum and a 17 darter respectively.



Cleo Trelease banged in a maximum and teammate Kieran Harris chalked up a notable 86 checkout in Victory B's 6-5 win over Indian Inn.


The five points accrued by the Stoke village team keeps them three off of the bottom of the league standings whilst the Victory outfit pulled a few points further clear in that particular race.

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