THE third round of the Crewe Oddies Open League Summer Team Knockout competition took place without any real surprises going to form.

Premiership side Coppenhall Club B went through to the next round with a comfortable 10-4 defeat of Nantwich Rd Club Coppenhall’s Ted Hankey and Jamie Huthwaite were in top form with respective checkouts of 151 and 117 as they took the darts 6-1 with Rob Challinor being Nantwich Rd's only winner, coupled with four out of six dominoes wins Coppenhall sailed into the next round with a 10-4 aggregate score.

In the all-premiership clash between Westend LMR B and Broughton Arms Westend’s darts pairs winners Patrick Lynskey and Danny Ayres were in top form with a 23 dart 701 pairs game at an average 30.48 per dart to complete a 5-2 darts lead and as Lorraine Ayres, Kevin Tilly and Billy Graham were successful at dominoes giving Westend an 8-4 victory.

Tom Kelly was Willaston Club’s top performer with a 120 checkout as they trounced visitors Coppenhall A 7-1 as Anthony O’Reilly was their only winner and with the dominoes singles shared at 3-3 it was enough for Willaston to go into the quarter finals with a 10-4 aggregate scoreline.

Karl Goodwin with a 112 finish and Darren Cooper with a 180 helped Express to take the darts 5-1 against hosts White Lion Ford Lane meanwhile Cliff Garner, Keith Cadman and Paul Griffiths won the first three dominoes games giving Express an easy 9-3 passage into the quarter finals.

There was a close encounter at the Duke of Bridgewater as visitors Pioneers Club trailed 5-3 only for them to draw level after the completion of the singles games leaving everything to be decided by the pairs games.

And they took the lead 7-6 when Daniel Downey/Fred Smart won the darts pairs with Duke retaliating when T.J.Cooper/Chris Lennon won the first dominoes pairs leaving all to be decided by the final game.

Eventually a tense game saw both pairs requiring one hole as the /Pies pairing of Steve Hudson/Ben Roscrow were successful gaining the decisive point to see them through to the next round with an 8-7 aggregate.

The tie between White Lion (Copp) and Hop Pole B was also decided by the final dominoes pairs game as the White Lion’s pairing of Neil Ridgeway and Chris Billington won the deciding game to register an 8-7 aggregate victory.

It was also close between Oddies and Amalgamated A as Oddies took the darts 5-2 and then had to wait until the dominoes pairs game before Pat Mulvey/Mel Roberts won the decisive point giving Oddies an 8-6 victory.

Eight Farmers A conceded their game against Amalgamated B due to a shortage of players.

The draw for the quarter finals to be played on 24th July is as follows:-

Pioneers Club v Express,Westend LMR B v White Lion (Copp),Willaston Club v Coppenhall Club B,Amalgamated B v The Oddies.

Vine A.s 7-1 trouncing of Broughton lifts them to fifth in the Premier darts as Broughton’s only winner was Dan Smith who hit 15 darts and a 180 while Vine’s Campbell Eaton 16 darts and Ken Cliffe 18 darts with a 101 finish were in form.

In Division two darts Swan & Chequers regained top place after a 6-2 victory over Woodside who remain in the bottom four along with Rising Sun and Dishers B who drew their clash.

Vine B’s 5-3 defeat of Nags Head B means they replace Alberts Corner at the top of division three darts.Vines Mark Clowes was in top form with a 17 and 18 dart legs including a 180 with Daniel Whitehouse chipping in with a 180.

Division four darts pacemakers Foresters Arms A Forfeited theirs and the leagues unblemished win record when hosts Junction beat them 5-3 ,although they remain top with the Junction in second place three points adrift.

In Premier dominoes Broughton won their first game of the season 6-2 at Vine A to vacate bottom place on games won with Vine now level with LMR B but still third on matches won.

Dishers B drew at Rising Sun enough to put them two points clear in top spot and demote Coppenhall A to second .Swan & Chequers completed a 6-2 double win at the Woodside but still remain in the bottom four along with Rising Sun and Woodside.

Division three dominoes leaders Vine B completed a successful night by completing a 5-3 double win over Nags Head B to move five points clear of White Lion.who have a match in hand.

In division four dominoes Foresters A avenged their darts defeat by beating Junction 6-2 which lifts them to third spot but well of the pace