Premier Performance From The Darting Master Bates

Andy Bates and Mike O'Brien top scored for Tradesmans with thirteen ton plusses as the team ripped through Union Inn by a 10-1 scoreline in the Monday Premier League

One of those tons hit by Bates also notched the highest finish of the week with a 140 checkout and helped himself to legs of 16 and 18 darts.

Luke Johnson more than adequately assisted his teammates with twelve tons and a leg of 18 darts and O'Brien also hit the only maximum of the game.

Tradesmans were on for an 11-0 whitewash until Union's Nick Furneaux stepped up last on and won his individual game 3-0, which included 16 and 18 darters.

Another thirteen ton hero was Indian Inn A's Danny Bull who finished on the wrong end of a 7-4 defeat to Bluebird C.

Bull notched two maximums and a 113 checkout which was only beaten by the Compton side's Glenn Halford's 130 finish.

Halford also had a maximum of his own on a successful night for his side who remain fifth in the standings.

Bluebird stablemates, the B team, suffered a 7-4 reversal at the hands of third placed Octagon A, which owed much to the form of Paul Palmer who ploughed in eleven ton plusses.

Jayden Dodd and Lee Hellings chalked ten each with the former taking a 100 checkout and the latter hitting one of three 180s for the Stonehouse side.

Neil White hit the other two himself with Jon Parsons replying for the Bluebird who belied their league position in the lower half of the table to compete with the title chasers.

The lowest number of darts in the contest was shared by the evergreen Alfie Ford and Hellings who both won a leg in 15 darts with White also contributing a 17 darter.

League leaders, Victory B, are now ten clear at the top after a 9-2 win at Octagon B as joint individual leaders Paul Gavican and Scott Cook reached double figures in tons.

Cook also added a maximum but this effort was superseded by a brace from Octagon's Simon Washington for the defeated side.

Cook and Gavican also shared the lowest number of darts with 17 and there was a brace of 18 darters from their teammate Paul Goundry, who also checked out from 108.

King Billy consolidated their spot in fourth thanks in part to the form of Scott Wapshott and Antony Hayman who both notched maximums in their 9-2 win over bottom side Firkin Scholar.

Hayman was however the overall top scorer with eleven tons and produced legs of 15 and 16, which was usurped by Wapshott's fine leg in 13.

Indian Inn B were pipped by Bluebird A as three maximums rained down from Bluebird's Alan Masters and Keith Whitley with Indian's Gary Clarke replying in kind.

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