Superleague Not Too Tricky for Dicky

Richard Wheatley scored a massive sixteen ton plusses in his Victory B team's 9-2 loss against Steampacket in the Plymouth City Superleague.

The two points won by the defeated Honicknowle side were both taken by the hand of Wheatley with the first coming from a 116 checkout from Wheatley in his doubles game.

Wheatley continued his good form to win his singles 3-0 with the help of a 16 dart leg on a fine individual night.

For the victors, George Beckett and Phil Taylor produced standout moments with the former hitting ten tons and the only maximum of the tie, and the latter checking from 136; the highest of the week across the league.

Tex Pearce notched fifteen tons for the St Levans in a 9-2 home defeat to Victory A, with one of those tons coming in the form of a 102 checkout; the highest of the contest.

Pearce's (29.47) 3-0 individual success came with legs of 15 and 16 darts as the Devon man exuded class during the night as a whole.

Mark Shears was one of Victory's standout players with a brace of 17 darters in a 3-0 singles win that included a maximum whilst Mark Gilbery notched a leg in 18.

Gilbery's 3-0 win allows him to retain a share of a three way tie in the race to be crowned individual champion in the league.

Teammate Andrew Waters was the highest scoring player for the winners with thirteen three figure scores and the only other maximum of the tie.

James Stoodley, who is one of two Bluebird A players to have the lead in the singles table, ploughed in thirteen tons of his own as his side won 8-3 in their visit to Colebrook.

Stoodley was one of three men for the Compton side who claimed double figures in tons with Lee Roberts and joint individual leader, Glenn Halford, also achieving the feat.

The man who Stoodley defeated in the individual phase, Andy Bond, also helped himself to eleven tons and hit Stoodley with a 17 darter, which would in the end prove to be all in vain.

Bond's teammate, Steve Hiscox, hit the Colebrook's only maximum of the match with Glenn Austin replying with one of his own for the victors.

Austin's teammate, Alan Masters, took out a 120 checkout, which was the second highest of the night across all fixtures.

Raffles secured a 7-4 win on their visit to Victoria with Harry Bull once again the star man for his Mutley team.

Bull chalked up twelve ton plusses overall and was ably backed up by Danny Bull who notched the only maximum for Raffles.

It wasn't in any way all one way traffic with the best moment from the Plymstock side coming from Steve Williams who added a 180 of his own.

Victory C scored four of the five maximums in their visit to Fawn B, which the Honicknowle side won 11-0.

Paddy Archibald was most prominent with a brace of 180s whilst Paul Goundry and Lewis Dare both notched one each.

Dare added eleven more ton plusses, taking his individual tally to twelve, and teammate Scott Cook secured the shortest leg of the night with a fantastic 15 darter in his 3-1 win.

The only brief moment of respite on a difficult night for the Greenbank side came from Kev Pinhey who scored his side's only 180 of the tie.

The other Fawn outfit, the A team, faired a little better but still went down 7-4 to their local rivals, The Clifton.

Wayne Town top scored for the Fawn's more northerly neighbours with eleven tons and helped himself to a 17 dart leg in his 3-0 singles win.

Town's stablemate, Andy Pengelly, notched the only maximum of the match for the winners with Simon Stevenson scored the other in reply for the Fawn.

Stevenson added ten more tons to take his total to eleven and also added a 16 darter in his individuals whilst Dave Roberts 79 was the highest checkout.

Dave Johns was the star of the show in an epic battle between his Kings B side and the Ker St that was dramatically won in a last leg decider.

Paul Carpenter threw the first of three maximums in the match as the Plymstock side took a 4-1 lead before the visitors from Devonport hit back with four straight singles to put them 5-4 up.

Two maximums, which were part of an eleven ton haul from Dave Johns, aided the marksman to a 3-0 win to give his team a shot at the win.

Fred Lamerton took out a 106 in the final game of the night before Martyn Down was the hero of the hour with a final leg deciding win to give Kings the spoils.

King Billy kept up their unchallenged march to the league title with a whitewash win over Bluebird B, in which they only dropped one leg throughout.

Two 180s and a 14 darter from Pete James was one of a few standout performances by the favourites for the league.

John Mann (27.83) joined James in the 180 column and also added legs of 18 and 16 in his 3-0 win, which bettered teammate Mark Yeoman's 17 darter.

That effort bettered Scott Wapshott's 18 dart leg but the marksman did have two 100 checkouts on his way to ten tons in the tie.

Those two finishes were not enough to take the highest of the match honours with Antony Hayman claiming that in his 3-0 win over Dan Hurley with a 116 finish.

Hurley himself threw as many as eleven ton plusses, which were not enough to claim a victory against the imperious Hayman.

Nearest challengers to the Billy Boyz crown due to their games in hand, Octagon, also won well at home to Kings A by an 11-0 scoreline.

Lee Hellings was the outstanding player overall with ten ton plusses; a feat that included a maximum 180 score.

Neil White's 105 checkout was beaten by Mike Beard who checked a fine 118 whilst Colin Sloman gave Kings their only noteworthy contribution with a maximum.

Saltram won 6-5 against Cherry Tree with Dave Algar finishing from 80 and Bob Woods claiming the only 180 of this topsy-turvy encounter.

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