THE quarter-finals of the Crewe Oddies Open League Summer Team Knockout competition saw three premiership teams Westend LMR B,Willaston Club and The Oddies going through to the semi-finals and Pioneers Club being the sole representative for division one.

In the all division one clash between Pioneers and Express the Express took the darts 4-3 but Pioneers dominated the dominoes winning five of the six singles games played to earn a place in the semi-finals with an 8-5 aggregate victory.

Westend LMR B had a fairly easy victory over division three side White Lion (Copp) winning the darts 5-2 and sharing the dominoes 4-4 to register a 9-6 aggregate success.

Willaston Club’s Rob Paine was in fine form with a 130 checkout and then sharing a 24 darts pairs game with Tom Kelly helped Willaston to win the darts 4-3 while Ted Hankey’s 180 for Coppenhall B was to no avail.

With the dominoes being shared 4-4 it was the final pairs victory by Tony Waring and Michael Grimes that was decisive to enable Willaston to reach the semis with an 8-7 aggregate victory.

The Oddies trounced hosts Amalgamated B 6-1 at darts assisted by Dave Coyne 17 darts and Tony Probin 18 darts while Mal's only winner Mick Jones won in 15 darts with a 180 maximum.

Mal's had more success at dominoes winning four of the six singles games it was not enough as the Oddies pairing of Tony Probin/Reg Corbett won the first pairs game for a 9-5 aggregate passage into the semis.

The semi-finals and final will be played at the Oddies Club on Monday

21st August.

In division one darts Raven’s 5-3 win at Hop Pole A lifts them into second place one point behind leaders Express.

Top darts throwers were Raven’s Martin Patrick 16 darts and Nick Rathbone 180 while Chris Owens 17 darts, Paul Sheehan 19 darts and James Nolan 20 darts hit top form for Hop Pole.

Bridge A for whom Steve Faddes hit a 108 checkout in a 4-4 draw with Amalgamated A remain in fourth place eleven points off the pace.

Daz Downey with a 17 darter and 94 finish helped Pioneers to a 6-2 win over struggling Horseshoe who remain bottom.

In division four darts probable champions Foresters Arms A beat Junction 5-3 to move 11 points clear at the top with Junction moving up to second two points ahead of Eight Farmers B.

Division one dominoes leaders Bridge A were beaten 5-3 by Amalgamated A, but despite this are six points ahead of Pioneers Club who drew with Horseshoe, the pair moving up to second and third spots.

Horseshoe, disadvantaged all season by the loss of numerous darts players, deserve recognition for their spirited displays of not giving up but unfortunately very reasonable dominoes scores were insufficient to prevent them from being the first team to be relegated this season.

In division four dominoes Junction avenged their darts loss by beating Foresters A 5-3 to keep them third, now only one point adrift of Coach & Horses.