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Pioneers whitewash Imperial in two-horse darts race
2:00pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in Sport
CREWE Liberal Club Open League’s Premier Division looks set to become a two-horse race as darts heavyweights Pioneers Club A and West End LMR B won again.
Pi’s third whitewash on the trot, this week routing Imperial, puts them top by a point from LMR B, who gave up a single game in their victory against promoted White Lion B.
Pi’s hotshots were Fred Smith with a brace of 15 darters, concluded with 112 and 120 checkouts, Wayne Plant a 16-dart leg, John Speed 17 and 18 darters and a 146 checkout and John Cooper with a 180.
For LMR B, Patrick Lynskey won in 14 and 17 darts, Dave Bickerton hit a 15-darter as well as 142 and 112 checkouts, while Daniel Ayres ended 15 darts with a 110 finish.
Third place West End Band C won 5-3 at Vine A thanks to Shaun Done’s two 18 darters and Chris Townsend and Chris Gibson firing 18 and 19 dart legs.
Nantwich Road A’s Shaun Garrett won in 15 and 20 darts while also hitting a 180 in their draw with Kings Arm A.
Paul Taylor was on the mark with a 15-darter, Andy Pitt bagged a 16-dart leg and Carl Wilkinson a 180 maximum.
Cosey Club’s Mark Jodrill concluded with a 116 kill in their 7-1 mauling of Commercial, Simon Preston, 19 darters, and Bobby Baynham, two 180s, also on form.
Paul Goodwin hit a maximum for White Lion B in their heavy loss.
Division One’s Prince of Wales C and Earl of Chester forfeited their 100 per cent records losing 5-3 at home to Broughton Arms and drawing with Amalgamated A.
Stuart Gilligan was the architect of Prince’s downfall with a 15-darter and a 180 for Broughton, despite Jim Hamlett’s 112 checkout.
Mark Woolwich hit a 180 for Amals as Earl’s Clive Lucking responded with 17 and 18 darters.
Nantwich Road ASLEF derailed the Express with a 6-2 victory to move joint second, while Craig Simpson clinched a 16-dart leg in Duke of Bridgewater A’s draw with Hop Pole A.
Sydney Arms sit top of Division Two by a single point after a 6-2 win at Rising Sun A, Rob Paine included a 180 in his 17-dart leg and teammate Adam Perkiss hit a 20-darter as Steve Austin replied with a 19-dart leg.
Cheshire Cheese slipped to second, their unbeaten record left in tatters as visitors Amalgamated B inflicted a 6-2 defeat, despite Dave Jenkin’s 116 finish.
Eight teams are separated by six points as elsewhere Woodside’s Steve Hughes bagged a 19-dart leg, Nomads’ Tracey Heeps and Shoe’s Matt Green 180s and brothers Daz and Dan Downey a 180 and 119 checkout for Pioneers B.
Dave Morris’ 18-dart leg for Coppenhall Leighton in Division Three could not stop them getting beat 5-3 by Oddfellows Club, Frazer Cooper enjoying a 180.
Rileys A beat third place Brunel A to keep them in a title race with Oddies, duo Ben Snape and Stu Wilson hitting maximums and Berty Edwards a 20-darter.
Lee Wooley attempted to stage a Brunel comeback with a 21-dart leg.
Swan and Chequers hold top spot in Division Four as challengers Cumberland C struggled to draw at promoted Nantwich Road B and Dishers went down 5-3 to White Lion.
Unbeaten Raven won 6-2 at Waldron and Steve Watson hit a 119 checkout for Coach and Horses.
Willaston Club are runaway leaders in Division Five, they beat Prince of Wales A 6-2, while Duke of Bridgewater B walloped Brunel B 7-1 with Matthew Sproston staving off a whitewash.
Paul Jones won with a 120 checkout as Nags Head beat Last Orders Inn and Foresters Arms B lost to Rileys Club B.