THE halfway stage in the Crewe Oddies Club Open League was reached with some interesting top of the table clashes at both games.

Premier Division Darts leading pair West End LMR B and Coppenhall B met, the latter inflicting a 5-3 defeat on the current Champions, their first loss of the season.

A single point now separates the pair with challengers Cosey and Willaston Club’s five points behind after 5-3 wins over Cheshire Cheese and the Oddies.

Top arrows came from Jamie Clorley (Willaston) with a 13 dart leg, with good back up provided by Rob Paine (15 darts) and Paul Blythe (two 17 darters).

Ben Davies (Farmers A) and Ross Gilder Jnr (Cosey) fired respective 16 and 17 dart legs and 18 darters were chucked by Chris Gibson (LMR B) and Oddies pair Tony Probin and Lyndon Cartwright, Probin also striking a 117 checkout and Gibson a more modest 97 finish.

Robbie Arrowsmith (Vine A) hit a 19 darter, Kevin Penny (Broughton) finished on 108 and maximum 180’s were fired by LMR B duo Aaron Ayres and Patrick Lynskey, who were somewhat eclipsed by Coppenhall B pair of Tony Richardson and Ted Hankey who bagged a pair of maximum’s apiece.

Division 1 Darts top four teams clashed with pacemakers Express increasing their points lead to five with a 7-1 drubbing of Hop Pole A, who drop a place to fifth and have James Nolan and Chris

Owens to thank for staving off a whitewash with their pairs win.

The leader’s main opposition Raven and Kings Arms contested a keenly fought draw.

Ben Snape (Express) and Anthony Critchley (Bridge C) bombed 17 dart legs, Andy Pitt (Kings) included a 180 in his 19 darter and Martin Patrick (Raven) was another maximum man.

The clash of Bridge A and ‘Mals A produced an interesting statistic with Bridge A’s Jason Pointon and Steve Faddes (‘Mals A) both winning with 19 and 20 darters and hitting a maximum 180 each.

Division 2 Darts has Flying Lady A taking over at the top despite them suffering a 5-3 defeat by fourth placed Nags Head A.

Deposed leaders Swan & Chequers bye week demoted them to second, one point behind Lady A and level points with Hawk, 6-2 victor’s at Dishers Club B, but third on matches won.

Jason Jones (Woodside) and Robert Cornes (White Lion) hit 20 dart legs and Phil Smith (Hawk) fired a 180.

Division 3 Darts sees Alberts Cornet taking over at the top after drubbing of bottom team White Lion 7-1, Neil Ridgeway staving off the whitewash.

Two points behind are Vine B, 5-3 winners at Sydney Arms, closely followed by Brunel Arms B who beat hosts Nags Head B 6-2.

Deposed leaders West End Band A suffered a second successive 6-2 loss and drop to fifth. Andrew Fisher (Band A) hit a 17 dart leg and teammate Sarah Goodwin hit a 105 finish to a 24 darter.

Division 4 Darts leaders Forester Arms A had a bye week, but still lead by four points and have a match in hand on new challengers Eight Farmers B who beat Foresters Arms B 6-2.

Junction drop to third despite a 5-3 win at Hop Pole B, but also have a match in hand.

Daron Riley (Coach) fired a 17 dart leg, Simon Cope (Dishers A) blasted a 21 darter and a 180, then a 136 checkout in the pairs, while Steve Taylor (Farmers B) was on the mark with a 180.

Premier Division Dominoes toppers Oddies move seven points clear after beating Willaston Club 6-2, with LMR B taking over second spot after their 5-3 win at Coppenhall B.

Vine A’s 7-1 walloping of Eight Farmers A lifts them to third and demotes the Farmers A four places to sixth, with Nathan Done saving complete humiliation.

Division 1 Dominoes leaders Bridge A suffered a first defeat 5-3 at Amalgamated A, but still hold a huge lead over Kings Arms who were held to a draw by bottom placed Raven.

Hop Pole A re-enter the fray in third after hammering hosts Express 7-1, for whom last pair Karl Goodwin and Wilbert Grant staved off the whitewash.

Division 2 Dominoes has Coppenhall Club A returning to top spot by one point after a 5-3 win at White Lion, with Nags Head A demoted to second after letting slip a 4-1 lead in their draw at Flying Lady A.

Dishers Club B whitewashed Hawk to move within a point of the Nag.

Division 3 Dominoes has new leaders in Vine B, whose 6-2 win at Sydney Arms demoted the losers from top to third.

White Lion hold second spot on matches won after drawing at Alberts Corner. West End Band A were hammered 7-1 by Flying Lady B, Sarah Goodwin staving off a whitewash.

Division 4 Dominoes top two Coach & Horses and Dishers Club A met, the Coach win putting them two points clear at the top, with the losers still well clear of third placed Hop Pole B who beat the Junction 5-3.