Flash Zooms To Individual Title

Mark Hatherley has officially been crowned the Plymouth & District Friday Darts League individual champion after producing ten tons in his team's 7-6 defeat to Tradesmans B.

His Stoke team however collapsed from 5-3 up to concede defeat at 7-5 down before Hatherley stepped up to win and give him the coveted title with 25 wins from 26 starts.

One of the seven points won by the Stonehouse team came from a 76 checkout for Tony Lamerton who was also one of four singles winners for the victors.

Hatherley's win, coupled with a 107 finish from Steve Daley against Kieran Burns in Octagon's 10-3 loss against title chasing St Johnston A, means Hatherley can no longer be caught in any of the outstanding matches.

Daley's effort was actually beaten on the night by St Johnston's Jordan Grimshaw's (27.81) 108 in his 36 dart individual success.

However, because this was a rearranged game from week 24, the cancelling team are not eligible to claim prizes for highest shot out or least number of darts.

Grimshaw's teammate Glyn Wells was also prominent for the victors; firing his usual impeccable standard with a maximum contributing to eleven three figure scores for his team.

Paul Barclay added the only other noteworthy contribution from the Stonehouse team with a maximum in a trebles success with Daley and teammate Simon Washington.

St Johnston's title rivals, Tradesmans A, now hold a fourteen point lead going into the rearranged games after an 11-2 victory away at Queens Arms.

Luke Johnson top scored with twelve tons whilst Jayden Dodd notched a maximum for the triumphant team who may already be crowned champions by the time they play their next game if St Johnston A slip up.

Steve Harris (26.34) had to work hard for the only game of singles won by the Tamerton Foliot team with a fine 38 dart 1001 leg in the final matchup of the night.

Mike Parker (27.81) performed admirably for the Pennycross with a 36 dart leg in his singles which featured a maximum and a high checkout of the game of 80.

However, that heroic effort wasn't enough to stop his team going down to an 8-5 loss against Mainstone who themselves recovered from losing the team game to reel off six in a row.

Richard Lynch netted himself a brace of maximums on Kings Tamerton's 9-4 win away at St Johnston B, which keeps them in the fight for a third placed finish in the league.

Despite finishing on the wrong end of a defeat, Sean Taylor still had time to put his name in the 180 column for the defeated Keyham team.

Dave Meyrick chalked up a maximum for Grenville in a topsy-turvy clash of the bottom two, which ended 7-6 to the Ker St thanks to a last leg victory for Rui Fajardo.

King Billy's 7-6 win over Steampacket was accented by a 96 highest checkout of the week from Matt Abbott whilst teammate Anthony Pearn hit the only maximum of the tie.

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