Shear Brilliance From Mark In Premier League

Mark Shears (28.36) produced a phenomenal individual display with legs of 16 and 17, ten ton plusses and one of five maximums hit by his Victory B team.

This aided the team to an 11-0 success over Indian B, which took them thirteen clear at the top thanks to the inactivity of second placed Octagon A who were in their bye week.

Shears was joined in the maximum club by Paddy Archibald, Paul Goundry and Scott Cook who hit a brace.

Cook also plundered eleven more three figure scores to take his personal tally to thirteen on the night with Archibald providing the lowest number of darts of the night with a fine 15 darter.

The only resistance offered by Indian B was a fine 100 checkout from Paul Freeman who were left to lick their wounds having chalked up just three legs on the night.

Third placed Tradesmans bunched up to Octagon A having played the same number of games now after an 8-3 win over Victory's other team, the A team.

Fred Goldsmith produced a moment of magic in the match with a fine 160 finish but was defeated by Victory's Tony Conn in the singles who had one of three maximums hit by his side.

Quinton Taylor and Darren Collis also chalked one each with Mike O'Brien replying with one of the victors.

Taylor's 180 contributed one of an eleven ton haul, some of which aided him to a 17 darter in a 3-2 triumph over John Mann, who top scored with twelve tons of his own.

O'Brien (27.33) also reached double figures and took out legs of 17 and 18 in his 3-0 singles win in the victory which puts them seven ahead of the fourth placed Victory A with a game in hand.

King Billy are now just two behind Victory A in fifth but finish on the wrong end of a 7-4 defeat to Octagon B.

Despite the defeat, Billy's Andrew Cook was the star man of the contest with fourteen ton plusses and singles legs of 15 and 17.

Included in this haul of tons was a fine 116 checkout for Cook, which was beaten by a single point by Ryan Ring who took out a fine 117 checkout in his 3-2 singles win that also contained a 17 dart leg.

Scott Wapshott was the only marksman to add a maximum in this tie, which be seen as a good recovery after going as many as 4-1 down before sharing the singles.

That result allowed Bluebird C to gain ground in the congested top half after a 9-2 win over Firkin Scholar.

Glenn Halford was his usual brilliant best for the Compton side with twelve tons that included a 115 checkout and stablemate Glenn Austin also added a moment of note with a fine 180.

A sixth 6-5 scoreline from eight matches saw the Union Inn win against Bluebird A as Nick Furneaux produced an 18 darter for the hosts.

The lowest number of darts on the night came from Bluebird's Jack McMinn and Alan Masters who notched 17 dart legs, with the latter also contributing eleven ton plusses.

The third Bluebird side in the league, Bluebird B also suffered a defeat; losing 8-3 to Indian Inn A on a mixed night for the Compton venue.

Mike Whatley produced twelve three figure scores for the visitors with himself and teammate Danny Bull both notching 18 dart legs.

Bull also finished with a fine 104 checkout and Charlie Mitchell chalked up a find maximum on a successful night for this Stoke team.

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