The One That Scott Away
A remarkable seventeen three figure scores from Scott Cook wasn't enough to stop the Victory B falling completely out of contention for the Monday Premier League title after an 8-3 defeat to Octagon A.
Octagon went as many as 7-1 up in a run that was contributed to well by Lee Hellings, Lewis Dare and Jaydon Dodd who hit twelve, eleven and ten tons respectively, whilst Paul Goundry replied with twelve.
The point the Honicknowle side won during that spell came at the hand of Cook who paired with Steve Ebsworth to in a 601 leg in 18 darts.
The next point on the board for the defeated team was Cook's individual triumph over Dodd by a 3-2 scoreline.
Dodd's 17 dart leg was replied to by Cook with an 18 and 14 darter with the latter being the second lowest recorded across all fixtures in the league.
Lee Hellings also added a 17 dart leg of his own in his 3-1 win whilst stand in for the night, Neil White, went one better with a 16 darter in his 3-1 success.
Hellings had his team's only maximum and was joined in the feat by Cook and his teammate Paddy Archibald, who himself notched a 15 darter in a 3-1 win for his team's third point.
The highest finish of the night went to Lewis Dare with a 116 in a win that keeps his Stonehouse side well within the mix to trouble the league leaders due to games in hand.
The aforementioned top team, Tradesmans, are not likely to give up the lead easily after another 11-0 whitewash; this time Firkin Scholar were the victims.
That win was largely thanks to joint individual leader Michael O'Brien's thirteen ton haul whilst teammates John Mann, Alec Turner and Jaden Whitting all hit maximums.
Mann (30.06) was the best singles performance with legs of 18 and 13 in his 3-0 win as his team stretch their lead to twenty points.
Dan Hurley and Andrew Cook played out a high class game in the Bluebird B's 6-5 win over King Billy.
Hurley and Cook shared twenty-nine three figure scores with Billy's Cook hitting one more than his rival as he came out on top 3-2 in the fixture.
Cook hit the only maximum of the entire contest in that battle whilst teammate Scott Wapshott fired the highest checkout of the week; a fine 120 finish.
Jamie Roberts hit an 18 dart leg in his 3-0 success whilst it was Dale Halford who won the winning point of the game with a 3-0 singles win in the decider.
Danny Bull notched ten ton plusses in his Indian A team's 6-5 win over Bluebird A as his son Harry Bull continued his joint leadership of the singles with a fine 112 checkout.
It wasn't anywhere near all one way traffic with Alan Masters hitting ten tons and Shaune Kittle scoring his team's only maximum of the tie.
With the scores perched at 5-5, it was Mike Whatley who held his nerve with a 3-1 win after hitting the second maximum of the tie earlier in the match.
After going as many as 5-2 down to Octagon B, the Victory A rallied to a 6-5 win by winning the last four singles of the match including a last leg decider from Graham Farrow.
Farrow hit an 18 darter in that win which was beaten teammate Darren Collis' leg in 17 and Collis also added a 180.
Lee Wyatt was the man of the match in the game with two maximums, a 14 darter and a 100 checkout for the defeated Stonehouse side.
However, that effort was beaten in the match by Simon Washington who added a 114 finish to his ten ton haul overall.
Three ton plusses finishes contributed to an entertaining tussle between Union Inn and Indian B in which the latter came out on top by a 7-4 scoreline.
A 112 finish from Steve Towl had put the Plympton side 4-2 up before teammate Nick Furneaux notched an 18 dart leg in his 3-2 defeat.
That game started a four game late rally that included a 108 finish each from both Matt Nicholson and Paul Freeman, and a maximum from Gary Clarke gave Indian the win.