Giants clash in opener
LAST year’s top two clashed as the Wycombe & Amersham Darts League kicked off this week with first-round Challenge Cup action.
The luck of the draw saw last year’s Division One Champions paired with 2013 runners-up Holmer Green Legion C.
Green were off to a fast start to go 2-0 up, only for Woodburn to hit back to level at 2-2.
Holmer Green won the triples to edge in front once more, but Woodburn were the stronger in the pairs as first Dan Franzen and Jason Hine then Darran Hoare and Andy Long chalked up wins.
Rob Brereton then took the singles for the champions to clinch the match 5-3.
Last year’s cup winners are also through to round two, proving too strong for Winchmore Hill as they trounced them 7-1.
Blaine Jelly hit two 180s in his win, while Nick Tween fired a maximum for the losers.
The battle for bragging rights between Cressex’s C and E teams went down to the wire with the latter edging it 5-4.
There were first round wins too for RAFA Club, Marsh Legion, Hazlemere CC and Holmer Green Legion A while Marlow Legion received a bye into round two.