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The Mann About Tons

The immovable object that is John Mann continued to lead Fawn B's title charge in the Steve Chapman 501 League during their 11-0 away win at Beacon Park.

Mann heard 'game shot' called after throwing 18 and 15 darts in two legs of a 3-0 individual win and ended the night with fifteen scores of a ton or more.

Mann's tally was topped up by a 116 checkout that was the best of the match whilst Simon Washington was also in good nick for the rampant visitors.

Washington added twelve scores of a ton that included a maximum and a 100 combination out shot; the aforementioned total completed in a stellar singles matchup.

Washington's 3-0 win saw legs put away in 16 and 17 darts with Lee Agar the third player for the reigning champions to reach double figures in tons.

Agar's maximum was one of eleven tons added whilst the only moment of magic from the defeated side came from the arm of Beau Carter who added his team's only 180.

Tex Pearce was far and away the best scoring player on display with fifteen ton plusses in St Levans 8-3 loss to title chasers Cherry Tree B.

Neil White was also impressive in the defeat with a twelve ton personal tally that included one of the nine maximums plundered between the two teams.

A quartet of 180s from the visitors was rounded off by Harry MacGregor's solitary effort and two three treble visits by Matt Pearce.

For the victors, Scott Wapshott and Paul Gavican heard '180' called after throwing twice each whilst Mark Shears added a maximum to his 113 checkout.

The man for the home side that padded out the scoring phase the most was Phil Hoyle who threw scores of one hundred or more ten times to lead his team to victory.

At the business end of leg, a 14 darter by Tex Pearce in his 3-2 defeat was the only leg that bettered an 18 darter by Neil White during his 3-1 success.

Andrew Cook plundered thirteen scores of a ton or more but still saw his King Billy side fall to an away day defeat at the hands of Bluebird by a 7-4 score line.

Cook was supported well in the scoring phase by Scott Cook who added a maximum to his twelve ton haul whilst Reece Day netted himself ten three figure scores.

The other maximum of the match came in a 23 dart 801 leg from Frankie Stout who teamed well with Scott Cook and Brandon Hartley (34.83).

The Compton side were led to victory by their main man as Jack McMinn once again shone with eleven ton plusses.

Kings Arms had Paul Palmer at his usual best with twelve tons during a visit to Duchy of Cornwall, who despite the result, saw Fletcher Stephens produce moments of magic.

A 116 checkout from Stephens was added to with his team's only maximum; a feat shared by Alec Turner for the victorious away side who ploughed in a 180 of his own.

Turner's teammate Mark Yeoman fired a 95 combination kill, which came in an individual phase lit up by some brilliant individual legs by Palmer and Dave Johns.

Palmer was a 3-0 winner thanks to legs in 17 and 16 darts before Johns repeated Palmer's 17 darter in a 3-0 success of his own.

The top scorer honours in Octagon's 10-1 win at Ivybridge went to Jayden Dodd who bagged twelve tons on the night.

Dodd's tally was ticked over to the twelve mark by one of the two maximums in the game as teammate Dave Pethick also struck.

A 100 out shot by Steve Daley was the best of all thirty checkouts in the game whilst there was a number of short games split across three of the six ties in the individual phase.

Pethick was a 3-0 winner with his best legs coming in 17 and 18 darts, which came before Alfie Ford repeated those achievements in another dominant display.

The best leg of the night honours were reserved for Dodd thought who completed a leg after throwing just 14 darts during another 3-0 victory.

Lee Rodmell fired twelve scores of a ton or more to top score and lead Bar Mez to a 7-4 success against Indian Inn.

Rodmell was supported well by teammate Tom Full in the win whilst as the score line suggests, it wasn't all one way traffic.

Indian's talismen Ian Heggie and Mark Hatherley both added eleven three figure scores to the board with Heggie netting a 17 darter in a 3-2 defeat to Rodmell who also checked in 17 in a high quality contest.

Lewis Byrne's checkouts of 118 and a game week high 130 ticked his ton tally over to the eleven mark in an 8-3 success for Tradesmans over Cherry Tree A.

Byrne also added a maximum to his mammoth ton haul whilst teammate Jordan Grimshaw put up the other three treble visit on his way to ten tons of his own.

Rob May (24.24) was an emphatic 3-0 winner with his best leg coming in 18 darts for the home side whilst two men picked up a chalk mark for the visitors in the singles phase.

Despite ending the wrong side of the loss, Dan Brazier was a 3-0 winner thanks to an 18 darter whilst Luke Beard made it two singles points with a 3-1 success that was accented by a leg in 17.

Ten tons from both Nick Bryant and James Hughes gave Cherry Tree C the platform to take a 10-1 win from their trip to Victory Hammers.

Steve Mills checkout of 112 narrowly bettered a Cobie Harris 100 out shot whilst Hughes was a 3-1 winner thanks in part to a 17 darter and there was a leg in 18 from teammate Lee Hellings in a 3-0 triumph.

Mike Bassett was a ten ton hitter for Fawn A who romped to a 9-2 win over Victory Fireballs with teammate Mark Sargeant providing two moments of magic in his 3-2 individual success.

A 127 checkout and a 15 darter from Sargeant proved crucial in deciding the destination of the point for the team in that particulat rubber.

The cherry on top of Kelvin Rowe's ten ton total in a 10-1 success for Victory at Cherry Tree D was one of the nine maximums ploughed home between the two sides.

Rowe's teammates Scott Lawrey and Tony Tasker added two maximums each whilst Paul Goundry and Quinton Taylor walked away with one each to make it seven between their six players.

Jacob Bentham and Stephen Towl's 180s meant the home side ended the matchup hearing '180' called more often than 'game shot' in the high class contest.

At the business end of legs, Rowe was a 3-1 winner thanks in part to an 18 darter that came before a Goundry 15 dart leg in a 3-0 triumph.

Tasker's 100 single visit combination checkout gave him the best finish of what turned out to be a fruitful night both personally, and for his team.


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