Three share top spot

Three share top spot

Three share top spot

First published in Sport

THREE teams share the Crewe Liberal Club Open League Premier Division top spot after Cosey Club drew with Pioneers Club A and W/End LMR B whitewashed Nantwich Road ASLEF.

Fred Smith and Daniels Ayres hit 180s for the various table toppers, while ASLEF’s Paul Ralphs traded 14 dart legs with PJ Lynskey, the LMR B man including a 180 in his.

W/End Band Club C have an unblemished record in fourth after winning 5-3 against Imperial, for whom Ian Rathbone and Tony Probin hit 19 darters.

In Division One, the top two White Lion B and Delamere Arms, remain separated by one point after their draw, Ryan Proctor hit a 16 darter for Lion B while he and Aaron Ayres also hit 180s.

Mick Whitefield was another to hit a 180, his came in Flying Lady A’s tie with Nantwich Road A, while Broughton Arms hit hosts Pioneers Club for six.

Division Two’s top trio all retained their 100 per cent records with Brunel Arms A taking over top spot by blanking visitors Bridge C, Nathan Brookshaw hitting a 19 darter in this one.

Deposed leaders Oddfellows Club beat Woodside 5-3 to remain two points ahead of Sydney Arms, also 5-3 victors over Amalgamated B.

Dave Coyne hit a 15 darter for Oddfellows, while in Bridge A’s draw with Express father and son Gary and Jamie Hawkins alongside Phil Jones all fired 180s.

Rileys Club A retained their three-point lead in Division Three with a 7-1 win at Captain Webb, Reggie Cooper’s 21 darter wiped out by Ben Snape’s 18 darts and 180 and Stuart Wilson’s 109 checkout for the winners.

Swan and Chequers took charge of second place with a win at Coppenhall Club. Hawk drop a place to third despite a 6-2 win at Vine B.

Division Four pacesetters Willaston Club romped to a 6-2 win against Rising Sun B, despite Mick Crawley winning his leg with a 19 darter.

Jamie Clorley hit a 180 for Willaston, who hold a three-point lead over Duke of Bridgewater B despite them hitting six against Dishers Club B.

Demoted to joint third are Nags Head, beaten 5-3 by visitors Duke of Bridgwater C, and Nantwich Road B, 6-2 winners at White Lion.

Prince of Wales A whitewashed visitors Hop Pole A to increase their lead at the Division Five summit to five points, John Speed ending his 14 dart win with an 84 checkout.

Their D team were beaten 6-2 at Rileys Club B, Prince’s main rivals for the title.

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