The Nation Of Domination
Andrew Nation's added no fewer than fourteen ton plusses as his King Billy team got their season up and running with an 11-2 win over Grenville in the Plymouth & District Friday Darts League.
A 103 highest checkout of the week formed part of that stellar total whilst Nation (25.67) also checked his 1001 singles leg in an admirable 39 darts.
The icing on the cake of a good team effort was the only 180 of the game for Nation's teammate Anthony Pearn in the final leg of the match.
Steve Harris and Dave Jarvis notched twenty-three ton plusses between with Harris' total helped along by the only 180 of an 11-2 win for Queens Arms at Tradesmans B.
Biggest winners of week five were the Indian who took all thirteen points on offer against Ker St A with Mark Hatherley producing as many as eleven tons and Louis Yates hitting a maximum.
Despite some excellent individual performances, joint leaders Tradesmans A could only manage a 7-6 win in their visit to Kings Tamerton.
Both Mike O'Brien and Luke Johnson notched themselves ten tons each whilst O'Brien's 91 checkout took the honours of the biggest finish of the tie.
Johnson (27.05) stepped up first on in the individual phase of play to put away a 37 dart 1001 leg; a feat that was later bettered by O'Brien's (28.60) 35 darter in his singles.
However, both efforts were blown away by a quite brilliant performance from teammate Jayden Dodd (30.33) who dispatched his 1001 game in just 33 darts.
Kings Tamerton's admirable showing allowed them to take a leads of 4-3 and 5-4 before the Stonehouse team dug in to reel off three in a row to put the game beyond their rivals.
Keith Blight then won the last singles to deservedly make the scoreline respectable in a leg that included the only maximum of the contest.
A Robbie Bisgrove masterclass in scoring with ten tons helped his Ker St B team towards an 8-5 win over Octagon.
Simon Washington (27.05) was once again prominent for the defeated team with a 180 and a singles that was completely in 37 darts.
Victory Inn scored three of four 180s overall to inflict Brewery Tap's first defeat of the season and put their name at joint top in the standings.
Kevin Evans added one to Glynn Wells' brace of maximums whilst Sean Taylor scored one in a trebles win for the defeated visitors.
The very next trebles saw Evans team with Shaun Williams and Mark Wotton (26.34) to notch a brilliant 38 dart 1001 leg whilst their teammate Andy Downton also managed a 78 high checkout of the game.
The main highlight of Queen and Constitution's 9-4 defeat away at Pennycross came from a David Young 180 whilst Mainstone made it four wins from five with an 11-2 win over Lugger that puts them third in the table.