The Name's Bond... Andy Bond
Andy Bond produced the highest finish of the week with a fine 137 checkout in his Colebrook Inn side's narrow 6-5 defeat at the Victory C in the Plymouth City Superleague.
The Plympton side went into the singles phase 3-2 up in this topsy-turvy battle before the Victory roared back claiming four singles, including the last one in which Bond was defeated by Steve Ebsworth.
Two players in the highly entertaining contest racked up tons in double figures with Steve Hiscox putting twelve on the board and Andrew Cook chalking as many as fourteen.
Scott Cook (26.84) also produced a stellar performance in his singles with a fine 3-0 win which included a 16 darter.
The Cook brothers also notched a maximum each with stand in for the night, Kirsty Whiting-O'Brien hit one in her 3-2 singles defeat.
Ninety-six tons were shared between Raffles and Octagon as the Stonehouse side's title credentials took another knock after dropping three points in the match.
Danny Bull was the highest scorer in the contest with thirteen ton plusses for Raffles also notching a 15 dart leg and an 85 checkout but went down 3-2 to the talented youngster Jaden Whitting.
Lee Rodmell (25.46) was Octagon's top scorer with eleven tons but a brace of 17 darters from new Devon cap, Harry Bull, gave the latter a 3-1 win in spite of Rodmell firing back with a leg in 18.
Fred Goldsmith (27.00) fired in two maximums and ten tons, which aided him to legs of 16 and 15 in his 3-1 victory.
The lowest number of darts in the game was shared by Dave Pethick (25.17) who fired in a 14 darter in his success and also took the plaudits for the highest finish of the match with a fine 114 kill and a maximum.
Neil White (31.75) was at his imperious best with a fine 3-0 singles win which yielded a 180 and legs of 15 and 14 to tie with his teammate Pethick.
The fifth and final maximum of the contest went to Raffles Alec Turner who was the only player from his team to hit one.
This result leaves Octagon an almost unassailable thirty-eight off the top with three games in hand thanks to King Billy's 10-1 win over Clifton.
Despite the result, it was a largely quiet night for the Devonport side with only Andy Bates chalking up anything of note with a maximum and a 96 checkout.
This result was matched by second placed Victory A against Hyde Park, but the Honicknowle side still remain nine off the top with a lot of work to do if they're really going to challenge for the title.
Victory A ripped through the Peverell side largely thanks to Scott Lawrey's twelve tons and ten from Andy Waters, with Mark Gilbery taking out a 17 dart leg and putting the game's only maximum on the board.
Hyde Park's Mike Trim rolled back the years with a fine 3-0 singles win, which included a 97 checkout to put the only point on the board for his beleaguered team who remain bottom.
Bluebird A inflicted a first defeat of the season on Steampacket with the Devonport side going down 8-3 in at home, which allowed them to leapfrog their opponents into third.
Glenn Halford put eleven tons on the scoreboard, one of which provided the highest checkout of the contest with a fine 106 finish for the Compton side.
Despite finish of the losing side, George Beckett also produced a ten ton haul with teammate Marc Webber putting up a 180.
Bluebird's stablemates, the Bluebird Bandits, also won by the same scoreline against Fawn B with Dale Halford talking out a nice 117 finish and Jamie Roberts ploughing in a maximum for the victors.
Mike Bassett was Fawn's top player with an 18 dart leg, a maximum and a 100 checkout.
The other Fawn side, the A team, secured themselves an 8-3 win against Kings Arms A with the highest finish of this contest coming from Peter Down with a 68 kill.
The Kings B team won their Plymstock derby match with Victoria thanks to a 7-4 scoreline with Roger Backway in good form after securing ten ton plusses.
Gary Eaton taking out a 99 finish and Steve Williams securing the night's only maximum for the defeated side.
Saltram continued their steady climb up the league thanks to an 8-3 over Victory B in which Richard Wheatley produced the only moment of note with an 84 kill.