THE Crewe Oddies Club Open League Summer season opened badly for recently promoted and relegated teams, with just two wins gained from the twenty four matches involved.
The darts Premier Division saw The Oddies and Willaston Club get off to fliers with 7-1 away wins at promoted Cheshire Cheese and Amalgamated B respectively, with Vine A following up their Winter Team Knockout triumph with a creditable draw at current Champions West End LMR B..
Division One saw promoted Raven top score by whitewashing relegated strugglers Horse Shoe, with Express close behind after beating Nantwich Road 6-2.
Top scorers in Division Two were Rising Sun, who saw off promoted Duke of Bridgewater B 6-2, and promoted Nags Head A who also hit visitors Coppenhall Club A for six.
Flying Lady B were on form in Division Three after their 6-2 win down the road at Sydney Arms. The Brunel derby was won 5-3 by the C team after the singles games left the match poised at 3-all.
The unbalanced Division Four produced a trio of 5-3 wins from Coach & Horses, Hop Pole B and Foresters Arms A in their in house clash with their B team.
The dominoes Premier Division saw matches result in 3, 4 and 5 points hauls for all teams, with Eight Farmers A, Cosey Club and The Oddies to the fore after 5-3 wins over Coppenhall Club B and at promoted duo Broughton Arms and Cheshire Cheese respectively.
Division One saw Nantwich Road and Bridge A top scoring with 6-2 wins at Express and Bridge C respectively, while Kings Arms overturned a 3-1 deficit to win 5-3 at Amalgamated A.
Rising Sun were top scorers in Division Tow with a 6-2 win at promoted Duke of Bridgewater B, with a trio of drawn clashes pointing towards another closely contested section.
Division Three has was another 3, 4 and 5 points section, the winners being Vine B, Alberts Corner, and White Lion Coppenhall over West End Band A and promoted pair Nags Head B and Duke of Bridgewater C. Sydney Arms let slip a 3-0 advantage in their draw with Flying Lady B.
Division Four’s top scorers were Foresters Arms B after a revenge 6-2 defeat of their A team, with Dishers Club A one point behind after beating Hop Pole B.