Red Bit To A Bull

Harry Bull scored a remarkable sixteen three figure scores in the Plymouth City Super League but finished up on the wrong end of an 11-0 whitewash as Raffles were defeated by champions-elect King Billy.

The Devonport team shot out of the traps as John Mann teamed with Scott Wapshott and Paul Palmer for a 33 dart 1001 leg (30.33) in which Mann hit three of his thirteen ton haul that included a first maximum of the night.

Antony Hayman then joined Jason Pinkerton and Mark Yeoman (32.29) in beating that 1001 game by two darts as the 'Billy Boyz' showed why they're such dominant champions over this format with a 31 dart leg.

Yeoman notched the second 180 of the night in just two games played whilst Hayman chalked up one of his fifteen three figure scores overall.

Mann then paired with Wapshott (32.29), who himself hit another maximum for the team, for a second 31 dart 1001 game.

The onslaught didn't stop there with the fifth game of night being won by Hayman and Yeoman (31.28) for a 32 dart 1001 leg to put the top team in the division 5-0 up.

Wapshott, who chalked up the highest finish of 99 overall, the added heavily to his personal ton tally to reach double figures in his 3-0 singles win that put the game beyond Raffles.

The undoubted star of the night Hayman then finished his winning legs in 14,14,13 in a 3-1 victory to continue the misery for the Mutley team.

Jason Pinkerton became the fourth King Billy player to hit at least ten ton plusses when he took out top scorer overall Harry Bull by a 3-1 scoreline before the game was closed out for an 11-0 victory.

Victory C continued their good form thanks to an 8-3 win over Steampacket that featured a Scott Cook thirteen ton plus haul.

Cook was backed up admirably by teammate Lewis Dare's twelve three figure scores whilst Andrew Cook also bagged eleven on the night.

Dare joined teammate Paul Goundry in plundering a maximum whilst Paul Gavican had a team low game with an 18 darter in his 3-1 singles.

Matt Thompson was the Devonport team's top scorer whilst Marc Webber hit the highest checkout of the week with a 151 kill in a 15 dart leg in his 3-1 singles defeat.

Dave Algar top scored for the Saltram with a magnificent twelve tons in his team's 7-4 win at St Levans.

Frankie Stout hit the only maximum of the contest for the Lipson side and also helped himself to a 16 darter in his 3-0 singles win.

Warren Gordon's 116 checkout was beaten by Tex Pearce's 141 kill for the Keyham team in their only noteworthy contribution of the tie.

Victory A regained second place in the league thanks to an 11-0 win over Victoria in which Mark Shears hit no fewer than three 180s.

Shears hit one of those when pairing with Andrew Waters (31.28) for a 32 dart 1001 doubles leg whilst Shears also took plaudits for his game high 84 finish.

Mark Gilbery and Cameron Pickard ably backed up the Devon veteran with twelve and ten ton plusses respectively whilst Pickard finished one leg in 14 darts in his 3-1 singles success.

Mark Williams notched eleven three figure scores in Victory B's 8-3 win over bottom side Hyde Park.

Kieran Harris finished 105 in one visit for the Honicknowle side whilst teammate Richard Wheatley had a 17 darter in a 3-1 individual triumph.

Dan Hurley top scored in the Bluebird derby as his Bluebird Bandits team were bettered by their A team rivals in a 7-4 win.

Kev Rice joined Glenn Halford in hitting a 15 dart leg for the A team, which beat the 16 darter from teammate Glenn Austin by a single dart.

Alan Masters checked 97, which was beaten by Rice's 112 finish in his 3-2 singles win whilst Halford joined Lee Roberts in adding his name to the 180 column.

Dave Johns notched ten ton plusses but finished on the wrong end of a 6-5 as Kings Arms B fell in their away tie against Fawn A.

Martyn Down hit a 17 dart leg for the Oreston team that was equalled and usurped by Simon Stevenson in his 3-0 win that included legs won in 17 and 15 for the Greenbank team.

Stevenson's teammate Peter Cudmore-Ray finished his trebles game with a 96 checkout that proved pivotal in the end result as he finished up on the winning side overall.

Kings Arms A defeated Fawn B by an 8-3 scoreline with Mike Sant hitting an 18 dart leg and Tony Sansom finishing from 92.

However, Ryan Carter beat that effort with his 111 whilst team captain Mark Sargeant won his game 3-2 with the help of a maximum.

Two ton plus finishes from Cherry Tree aided them to a 7-4 at home against Ker St as John Greatrex and Dave Lee hit a 105 and 120 respectively.

Lee also joined Ker St's Fred Lamerton in hitting a maximum in the match that saw the Pennycross team win seven of the first nine to put the game beyond their opponents.

Darren Smith continued his good personal form with a 114 checkout for the Colebrook as they defeated Clifton by an 8-3 score.

Dan Jewell notched a brace of maximums and a 13 dart leg in his 3-2 singles defeat to Smith whilst teammate Kevin Seal chalked up one of his own.

Seal had a 15 dart leg in his individual defeat by the same scoreline whilst Wayne Town, who was the Clifton's only winner in the singles, hit a 17 darter in his 3-0 win.

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