Butcher chops leaders down to size
Faversham Darts Lge
Darren Butcher starred as Market A handed Faversham Darts League leaders The Brents a 6-3 defeat. The opening doubles set the tone for the evening, with a barrage of tonplus scores for Market’s Chris Dadd and 180s for Brents’ Martin Cole and Market’s Butcher. Market finished the doubles 3-0 to the good but Brents hit back with singles wins for Cole and Keiron Boorman before Mike Brett won for the Market to put them 4-2 in front. Ivan Boorman pulled one back for Brents but the game was won by Pat Clancy and Butcher then rounded things off, helped by his second maximum and a superb 155 checkout. Castle A hosted The Rugby Club and led 3-0 out of the doubles before singles victories by Bob Mason, Steve Wright, C Bartlett and Lee Grigsby saw them to a 7-2 success. The Three Tuns were at home to Horseshoes B who led 2-1 after the doubles. Singles wins for the Tuns by Rory Gatward, Clive Pout and Dink Harman were countered for the Shoes by Rob Forber and Rob Jones with John Edwards taking the crucial ninth game to give the Shoes a 5-4 victory margin. Market B recorded a 6-3 home win over Castle B, having led 2-1 after the doubles. Jordan Harding, Paul Jones, Craig Preston and Kiah Lee all enjoyed singles wins to continue the Market’s impressive run. A strong home performance by Railway Hotel resulted in an 8-1 victory over The Bull A, for whom Ian Apps was the only scorer. Railway skipper Phil Nutting added another 18 to his tally. Bull B eased past the Queens Head 7-2, helped by singles successes for Steve Alexander, Dave Kirby, Graham Amer and debutant Wes Gore, who scored a 180. Gavin Hardaker and Leigh Bean replied for the losers. Three Horseshoes A were visited by an ever-improving Football Club who emerged from the doubles 3-0 up. Singles wins by George Harris, Neville Boakes, Shane Love, Richard Boswell and David Miles extended the lead to 8-0 before Alan Coomber grabbed a consolation for the Horseshoes.
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