Mark Shears Himself A 160

Mark Shears produced a moment of magic in the Steve Chapman 501 League with a magnificent 160 checkout to set a new highest checkout of the season so far.



However, this wasn't enough to stop his King Billy B side slumping to a 7-4 defeat at home to Torpoint Cons.


The Cornwall based side produced the goods in the team games, taking a 4-1 lead, before Shears and Paul Takle played out a stunning first singles, which the former won by the odd leg in five.


During the contest Shears won a leg in 15 darts with Takle replying in kind with an 18 of his own and a 123 finish.


The Devon man's brilliant 160 gave him the win and was one of eleven ton plusses the veteran put on the board on the night.



Teammate Paul Gavican was also prominent for the defeated side with a 15 darter and eleven tons of his own, one of which was a marvellous 119 kill for a third three figure outshot of the game.


King Billy's stablemates, the B team, held onto their ten point advantage with an 8-3 win away at St Levans.


The Keyham side made a stunning start taking the first two trebles and can count themselves very unlucky after losing four more points in last leg deciders.


This performance was largely thanks to some sharp-shooting from two form men, Shaun Dring and Tex Pearce, who racked up eleven and twelve tons each.



John Mann top scored with seventeen three figure scores, including a maximum as the Devonport side piled on the points.


Mann was admirably backed up by Andrew Nation, who added two maximums to his ten ton haul, and Scott Cook and Andy Bates also reached double figures in tons for the night with twelve and eleven each.



The Victory A are still clinging onto the coat tails of the King Billy A after they matched their 8-3 score line against their neighbours, the B team.


Kelvin Rowe was the star man for the A side with legs of 13 and 17 darts and ten three figure scores, on being a 100 out.


Danny Allen replied for the B team with 15 and 16 darters and a ton finish of his own, which was one of eleven he plundered on the night.



Allen was also one of three men to bag a maximum with the A side's Paul Goundry and Quinton Taylor claiming the others.


Four back in third are the Octagon who gained a point after their 9-2 win over the Cherry Tree as Lee Hellings notched a 180 and made it seven from seven to keep him joint top of the individuals.


Fawn B won 7-4 at home to the Kings Arms and leapfrogged them in the congested middle of the table with just nine points separating third from eighth.



There was eleven tons for Mike O'Brien and ten for Lee Agar with Warren Gordon and Paul Palmer starring for the Oreston team.


Gordon finished in five visits and had a 100 checkout with teammate Palmer smashing in a brace of 180s.



Fawn's stablemates, the A side, came home from their trip to Indian Inn with a second win of the campaign, a win by the odd leg in eleven.


Mark Sargeant checked an 84 and had an 18 dart leg with teammate Mike Nancholas helping himself to ten tons on the night including a fine maximum.



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