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Trouncing for Earl of Chester
5:11pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
CREWE Open League Premiership leaders Pioneers A were back in top form after last week's setback, trouncing Earl of Chester 7-1 thanks to captain Pete Boughey hitting a 16 darter and Fred Smith a maximum 180.
Cosey Club, following a 7-1 trouncing of Hop Pole A, are three points behind in second spot thanks to Ben Davies' 18-dart leg finished with a 120 and Bobby Baynham's maximum in a 17 darter.
Commercial drop from second to third, while Westend LMR B move up to fourth after a 5-3 win, with top darts coming from Daniel Ayres’ 17-dart leg and 180.
Commercial’s players in form were Mark Jodrill, who impressed with a 13-dart leg that included with a 180 and Barry Cooper with a 101 checkout.
In Division One, Nantwich Rd A move into the top spot after an white-wash of Broughton, assisted by Rob Challinor's 18 darter and 95 checkouts from both Shaun Garrett and Chris Hardern.
Deposed leaders Imperial are now two points behind after a 5-3 victory against Express, while Cheshire Cheese leap from seventh to third after a 5-3 success against Kings A.
Duke of Bridgewater A hold onto the lead in Division Two despite being held to a draw by third-placed Waldron A, who are four points off the leaders.
White Lion F/Lane B, for whom Mark Clowes hit an 18 darter including a 180, jump from sixth to second and three points adrift of the Duke after a 6-2 victory over Amalgamated B, who drop from second to fourth.
Simon Hawkins (Duke of Bridgewater A) and Dave Arrowsmith(Hawk) both hit maximums.
Jim Hamlett's 18 darter for Prince of Wales C helped them become the new leaders in Division Three after a 5-3 victory over Liberal, for whom Dennis Ollier hit a 120 finish. Rising Sun were 6-2 victors over former leaders Coppenhall Leighton and Prince of Wales E thrashed Coppenhall Club 7-1 to move into joint second place two points behind the leaders.
Kings Arms B are the new leaders in Division Four with a three point advantage following a 6-2 victory against Waldron B.
There is a three-way tie for second place between former leaders Coach and Horses, Flying Lady C and Captain Webb, with the latter two both enjoying 7-1 wins over respective opponents White Lion and Prince of Wales D.
Division Five's leaders Swan and Chequers beat Rileys B 6-2 and Cumberland A had a 5-3 success at the Oddfellows.