Hay-Day For Antony

A remarkable seventeen ton plusses from Antony Hayman, including as many as ten 140s, was the main highlight of King Billy's 8-3 win over St Levans in the Plymouth City Super League.



This was a welcomed result after some turbulent performances threatened to derail the Devonport team's title hopes.


Hayman's teammate Scott Wapshott also shone for the top team with fifteen three figure scores but Wapshott was beaten 3-2 in the singles by Sarah Brown who reached ten tons herself.



The leaders of the chasing pack, Octagon, ate into the dwindling gap between the top two once more after chalking up a 10-1 win at Ker St.


A fifty-seven ton team haul was accented by Fred Goldsmith's thirteen ton plusses whilst Lee Hellings also reached ten three figure scores including a maximum.



Neil White matched Hellings in terms of tons but Hellings also added two 18 darters in his 3-2 singles defeat to Pete Lamerton who added his name to the 180 column in the first game of the match.


James Ewing's 114 finish was beaten by one by Dave Pethick's 115 kill with the pair also hitting 18 darters in a brace of 3-2 singles victories.



Bluebird A's 8-3 win at Cherry Tree was contributed to largely by outright individual leader Glenn Halford who hit a brace of maximums on his way to thirteen ton plusses.


That total included a 101 highest checkout of the match with the finish coming in a 3-0 success for Halford (28.90) that was won with legs of 15 and 18 darts.



Halford's teammates Alan Masters and Jack McMinn also performed admirably with the former hitting a maximum and 17 darter whilst the latter notched eleven three figure scores.


Harry Bull (27.33) was once again Raffles shining light with thirteen tons in an 8-3 defeat of Kings Arms that saw the young Devon starlet also notch a 17 darter.



Pete Cornish's 92 checkout was bettered by teammate Alec Turner's 94 with the Raffles marksman also adding eleven tons to a great evening personally and for the team.


Steampacket secured a 9-2 win over Victoria as George Beckett was at his brilliant best with thirteen three figure scores for the victors.



Teammate Neal Hotchkiss hit a brace of maximums whilst Matt Thompson's 18 darter was bettered by Phil Taylor who took a leg in 17.


Thompson also chalked up an 86 checkout that was usurped by Victoria's Gary Eaton who threw a 100 finish for the defeated team.



Eaton also helped himself to an 18 dart leg and a maximum but it was Thompson who would have the last laugh with 3-2 win over his rival in the singles phase.


Simon Stevenson was at something like his ultimate best as he top scored with twelve ton plusses in an 8-3 win for Fawn A over Hyde Park.



Dan Bunney's 112 checkout was another highlight for the Greenbank side whilst Kenny Visick added a maximum and a 17 darter in his 3-1 triumph.


Mike Nancholas was also prominent with ten tons but ended on the wrong side of a 3-1 defeat to Ben Welsh who has found some form personally in the league's bottom side.



Welsh's teammate Lee Dennis also bagged a pair of 180s that helped the Peverell team to win their other two points on the night.


The Victory B pair of Mark WIlliams and Richard Wheatley shared the top scorer honours with eleven tons each in a 7-4 win over Colebrook.



Wheatley joined teammate Adam Truscott in hitting a maximum with Truscott's effort coming in a 3-2 win over Darren Smith.


Smith himself had performed well overall and reached eleven ton plusses himself whilst teammate Gareth Bond chalked up the highest checkout of 74.



Mark Gilbery (29.47) was one of a number outstanding players in the Victory derby between their A and C teams, which the former came out on top of in a 7-4 success.


Gilbery won legs in 13 and 14 darts in his 3-0 singles triumph and bagged two of the six maximums on the night.



Gilbery's teammates Tom James and Mark Shears added to Gilbery's efforts with one each, whilst Paddy Archibald and Steve Ebsworth struck 180s for the defeated C team.


Shears also notched a 15 darter in a 3-1 win and top scored with eleven ton plusses whilst teammate Kelvin Rowe took out the game high finish of 110 in his 3- 0 win.



The C team's Paul Gavican had a leg in and followed this with a 17 darter in a 3-0 success whilst also reaching eleven ton plusses.


Three 180s shared between Fawn B's Mike Bassett and Mark Sargeant - the lion's share going to the former -wasn't enough to stop them from receiving an 8-3 beating at the hands of Saltram.



Sargeant checked a leg with a fine 90 kill in one visit whilst the only notable contribution for the victorious team came in the form of a maximum from Damian Chalmers.


Dave Johns added a 16 darter and 94 checkout to Kings Arms B's 8-3 win over visitors Clifton as teammate Rob Oak chalked up the only maximum of the tie.



On a difficult night for the visitors, Kevin Seal's 17 dart leg in a 3-1 win was a rare highlight for the defeated Greenbank team.



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