Tradesmans Premier Team After Leap To Top

The Trademans lept from third to first and now sit two points clear after a stunning 11-0 whitewash of bottom side Firkin Scholar; winning all the legs on offer in the process.

Luke Johnson was top performer with two maximums, a 103 kill and a 15 dart leg whilst John Mann (25.91) top scored with thirteen ton plusses and Fred Goldsmith won a leg in 14 on a great showing for the Stonehouse side.

Local rivals and title favourites, Octagon A, suffered a first reversal of the season with a 7-4 defeat away at third placed Victory B.

The Honicknowle side's win owed much to the form of Dan Johnson who secured ten ton plusses, including one of six 180s on the night.

Scott Cook and Paul Gavican were the other players to notch maximums for the Victory, with the latter also taking out the highest finish of the match with a fine 111.

The other maximums in this contest were two from Octagon's Lewis Dare and one from his teammate Jayden Dodd.

Despite the defeat, Lee Hellings and Kieran Burns both top scored with eleven tons for the Stonehouse team who were as much as 7-2 down before a making the score respectable with the last two singles.

Three further back in fourth are the King Billy after an 8-3 win over the Bluebird B with Scott Wapshott securing eleven tons and Antony Hayman fourteen for the home side.

Youngster Jamie Lofthouse took out the highest finish of the contest with a fine 102 checkout with Shane Victor winning a leg in 15 darts as the only positive for the visitors.

The Bluebird's stablemates, the A team, won a narrow contest with the Indian A by six legs to five.

There were three notable finishes in this one with Mike Whatley winning a leg with a 110 finish for the losing side, Shaune Kittle taking a 101 and John Owen winning the highest of the week honours with a fine 113.

Whatley himself scored ten more tons taking his total to eleven for the night whilst Danny Bull scored ten and Harry Bull top scored with twelve.

There was also four maximums in this one with Bull Snr and Whatley scoring one each for the visitors and Kittle and Alan Masters securing the others.

There was a 9-2 win for Victory A over the Octagon B in which Richard Wheatley took out a 100 finish and the Union Inn maintained the only unbeaten record in the league a third 6-5 triumph; Indian B were the victims this time out.

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