Vintage Stevenson Rockets Fawn A To Derby Success
Simon Stevenson produced fifteen three figure scores in the Plymouth City Super League, including the highest checkout of the week with a 143 outshot, to lead his Fawn A team to an 8-3 win over their stablemates, Fawn B.
Stevenson also added a 15 dart leg in his 3-0 singles win that was only beaten by a leg in 14 by teammate Dave Roberts.
That leg enabled Roberts to triumph in the singles phase 3-0 in a tie that also included the only maximum of the contest for the former Devon man.
Leaders King Billy still hold a twenty-eight point advantage at the top after the talismanic Antony Hayman led them to a 7-4 win over Steampacket with the help of fifteen tons overall including his team's only maximum.
Hayman was well supported by Scott Wapshott who notched himself thirteen three figure scores whilst teammate Paul Palmer added a 14 darter in his 3-1 singles success.
The best of the Steampacket bunch came from George Beckett (25.91) who won 3-0 with the help of a 16 dart leg and added a 180 to his twelve ton total.
Beckett's stablemate Kev Doel was also prominent with the highest checkout of the match; a fine 103 three dart combination.
New Cornwall county callup, Paddy Archibald, showed why he is becoming one of the most respected players around as Archibald managed as many as fourteen ton plusses in his Victory C team's 9-2 win over Ker St.
However, Archibald was one of only two losing players for his team as Ralph Lancaster notched a 180 against the Honicknowle thrower in a 3-2 win.
Andrew Cook (26.37) was at his usual dominant best with a 3-0 win that included a leg in 18 whilst Scott Cook (25.47) added a 13 darter in his win by the same scoreline.
In a dominant night for the fourth placed team in the league, Paul Gavican also showed his credentials with a maximum and the highest checkout of 109.
Despite ending on the wrong side of a drubbing, Pete Lamerton managed ten tons overall for his team; unfortunately to no avail has he lost all three games he played in.
Octagon still have a mountain to climb in their rearranged games if they're to finally wrestle the title away from King Billy after only securing seven of the points on offer at home to Colebrook in a 7-4 win.
Neil White was the best performer for the Stonehouse team with thirteen ton plusses whilst White also was one of three Octagon players to add their name to the maximum column.
Lee Hellings added the very first effort of the contest in the first tie of the night whilst Lee Agar secured a brace with both coming in a 3-0 singles win that included a leg in 16.
Hellings was the only man to better that leg with a 15 darter in his 3-0 win whilst White added a 17 dart leg in another win by the same scoreline.
Dave Matthews was also prominent for the second placed team with eleven tons whilst there was the same amount for Dave Pethick, and three notable 1001 games in the first four ties of the night.
Alfie Ford teamed with White and Pethick (32.29) for a 31 dart 1001 that was the best of those aforementioned games.
White and Pethick ran that close in the very next game with a 38 dart 1001 that yielded a 26.34 single dart average.
That one beat Hellings and Agar (25.03) who managed their doubles game in a very respectable 40 darts to put the team 3-1 up after going down in the first trebles.
The most notable performance from the visitors came from Steve Hiscox who added eleven tons to the scoreboard and added finishes of 90 and 78 during his 3-2 triumph.
Hiscox's teammate John Donald put his name in the 180 column in a 3-1 singles defeat that saw him win his leg in 18 darts whilst Adam Searle also chalked up a maximum for his team in a doubles win.
St Levans had a number of outstanding performers in their 7-4 win with Tex Pearce the best of the lot as he added a 121 checkout to his thirteen ton tally overall as well as a 12 darter in a 3-0 singles success.
Pearce's out shot usurped a 94 by Sarah Brown as well as a 66 checkout from Anna Johnson who also put eleven tons on the scoreboard throughout the contest.
Raffles won a tight affair with Victory B 6-5 thanks in large part to a Harry Bull twelve ton haul that included one of three maximums for his Mutley team.
Both Tony Reid and Adam Fell added to that total whilst Chris Beale also fired for the defeated Honicknowle team.
Bluebird A won well in their 9-2 home victory against Victoria as Glenn Austin hit eleven ton plusses including his team's only maximum.
The Compton team were equally devastating in the finishing part of the game with James Stoodley's 82 only beaten by a Tony Teal 96 checkout.
Despite ending on the wrong side of a heavy defeat, Gary Eaton shone with eleven tons whilst teammate Mick Bingham notched a maximum.
Reg Matthews chalked up ten tons on his return to his old Friday night stomping ground as the Saltram fell to a 7-4 defeat against Kings Arms A.
Matthews also managed the only 180 of the match whilst the Oreston team's sharp finishing gave them the edge as Pete Down and Mike Sant checked out in one visit from 80 and 87 respectively.
Kings B made it two wins for their pub as they overcame Cherry Tree 6-5 with the only notable achievement coming from a Roger Backway 112 checkout.
Last placed Hyde Park continued their end of season good form with a fourth win of the campaign; a 7-4 triumph against Bluebird Bandits.
Bandits' Jon Parsons checked the highest finish of the contest with a magnificent 110 whilst Nigel Bassett's 18 darter in his 3-2 singles win was crucial to the outcome of that particular tie.
And in a rearranged game played on Thursday, Victory A defeated their B team counterparts 8-3 as Mark Gilbery at his brilliant best again with twelve ton plusses.
Gilbery (27.83) added legs of 18 and 15 darts to his 3-0 success whilst teammate Quinton Taylor chalked up a leg in 16 in his win by the same score.
Cleo Trelease's 94 for the defeated team in her 3-2 individual win was the highest checkout of the evening whilst Ryan Harris scored the B side's only maximum.