Twenty-Two Not Out For Billys Boyz

King Billy A stretched their lead at the top of the Steve Chapman 501 League to thirty-three points as they made it twenty-two wins in a row thanks to an 8-3 win over Kings Arms.

There were as many as eight maximums shared between the two teams in a high scoring affair with Andy Bates hitting three of those by himself.

That total was added to by teammates John Mann and Antony Hayman with the Chrissie Kinnaird, Reg Matthews and Warren Gordon adding one each for the Oreston side.

Despite the result, Warren Gordon and Paul Palmer both top scored for the defeated team with fourteen tons each, and both creditable 3-2 singles victories.

Glyn Wells was the other Kings Arms winner with another 3-2 victory which had to worked for as Wells won legs in 15 and 18 darts thanks to the majority of an eleven ton haul.

Bates went better than that Wells 15 darter twice when winning his singles with legs of 13,18,14 darts in a 3-2 win.

Bates also joined John Mann in hitting thirteen tons with Mann (30.67) winning 3-0 thanks to three straight legs in six visits or less of 15,18,16 darts.

That win for Mann leaves him out in front in the individuals table by a single point after Lee Hellings was defeated during his Octagon team's 7-4 victory over rivals for runner-up, King Billy B.

Hellings was hard to beat on the night thanks to twelve ton plusses, a game high checkout of 92, and a 17 dart leg in his 3-2 loss, in which Matt Chegwin fired back a 17 darter of his own.

That twelve ton haul was bettered by Mark Shears fourteen for the losing side whilst teammate Billy Evans notched up eleven three figure scores.

Some of this total helped the new Devon call-up Evans to a brace of 17 dart legs in his 3-0 singles win.

Dave Pethick was the second most prominent player for the winners from Stonehouse with ten tons whilst stablemates Ralph Lancaster and Alfie Ford both hit maximums.

A double figures win by Victory A against Torpoint Cons by a 10-1 scoreline leaves the Honicknowle side well placed to snatch second in the league as they have five points to make up from their game in hand.

A 103 checkout and a 15 darter from Kelvin Rowe were the best efforts of the match in either discipline, and the finish narrowly teammate Tony Tasker's 101 kill.

The highest scoring player was Andy Waters for the defeated visitors from Cornwall as he chalked up thirteen three figure scores for his night.

Teammates Darren Collis and Scott Lawrey hit eleven of their own whilst Lawrey also took out legs of 17 and 15 darts in his 3-1 success.

Collis added the only maximum of the night for the winners with Paul Tackle scoring one of his own for the defeated Torpoint team.

Shaun Dring produced the highest finish of the week in his St Levans' team's 10-1 win over Cherry Tree to give them the joint highest winning scoreline of this round of fixtures.

Tex Pearce scored the only maximum for his Keyham team whilst Marc Webber hit back with one of his own for the only noteworthy contribution by the defeated Pennycross side.

The B team won the Fawn derby by a 9-2 score over their A team neighbours as Fred Goldsmith top scored with fourteen three figure scores.

Goldsmith joined Cornwall Youth player Jaden Whitting in hitting an 18 dart leg in his singles, whilst Whitting was also one of three players to notch himself a maximum.

Mike O'Brien hit one on his way to a thirteen ton haul whilst Mark Sargeant scored the only effort for the defeated A team in one of two points he personally claimed during the game.

Bottom side Indian Inn got their second success of the season thanks to an 8-3 win over Victory B in which Mike Beale hit a game high finish of 90 for the Stoke village team.

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