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PETE Boughey was on form for Pioneers A as his 15 and 18 darters led sent them to the top of the Crewe Liberal Club Open League Premier Division.

The skipper was on fire in a 7-1 victory over Commercial, backed up by Lee Moffat with a brace of 16 darters, an 18 darter that included a 180 and a 110 checkout from Andy Poynton.

West End LMR B dropped off the top, beaten by location colleagues West End Band Club C, who had Melvyn Roberts to thank with a 14 darter and two 180s, as well as Graham Arrowsmith with a 15 darter.

Patrick Lynskey and Chris Townsend both managed 17 dart legs in response for LMR B, the latter including a 180 in his.

Division One leaders Delamere Arms beat Flying Lady A7-1, Phil Shaw’s win preventing a complete humiliation for the Lady.

Third-placed Cheshire Cheese won 7-1 at Broughton Arms, for whom Martin Blakeman’s 104 checkout staved off a home whitewash.

Brunel Arms top Division Two after a 5-3 victory at Amalgamated B, while Reg Corbett hit a 17 dart leg and Dave Coyne a 180 for main challengers Oddfellows in a 6-2 win at Horseshoe.

A 180 from Ken Greenall helped Rileys Club A beat Kings Arms B to open up a 10-point lead in Division Three over Swan and Chequers, who defeated Captain Webb 5-3.

Division Four’s top two met with Willaston Club now sitting 14 points clear after a 5-3 victory at Nantwich Road B.

TJ Mellor staved off a whitewash for Duke of Bridgewater C in a derby defeat to their B side.

Prince of Wales A lead Division Five by 12 points after beating Foresters Arms B 6-2.