Royal Oak Shooters lead the way in Blue Ball Division One after 7-2 victory
IN ONLY the second week of the summer season, the Royal Oak Shooters set the early pace and lead Blue Ball Division One of the Loughborough and District Pubs & Clubs Darts League after their 7-2 win over newly promoted Unicorn AW.
Mark Hammond hit a maximum for the ‘Shooters’, and Daz Beasly one for the Unicorn, and the win puts them four points clear at the top.
The Bull and Bush Lions are second after their close 5-4 win against Barrow Cons Wagg’s Gang and last season’s champions Bottom Railway BA are third after they beat the Bull and Bush B 6-3. There were also maximums for Royal Oak DP’s Doug Porter and Dean Maxwell and Spot On MP’s Leon Jarram in the Royal Oaks 5-4 win against the side that pipped them for third place in the summer.
In Wanty’s Division Two Spot On Rejects and Tap and Mallet JB lead after their wins against the Bell Foundry Blue Army and Bull and Bush Gatecrashers respectively.
In S H Cox Division Three, the Three Nuns Albion beat the Spot On Guy’s ‘n’ Gal’s 9-0 to go top with the Black Swan JS second and Bull and Bush Laughing Boys third.
In Generous Briton Division Four the Windmill Wild Hearts beat the Generous Briton Beer Legs 5-4 and lead from new team Anchor Hathern who beat the Plough B 6-3.
Finally in Jim Kidger Division Five the Blacksmiths Hammers beat Crown KM 5-4 to lead from the White Hart Stags who beat the Royal Oak Oakers 6-3.
The full results for Thursday, November 1 were: Blue Ball Division One: Spot On MP (Leon Jarram 180) 4-5 Royal Oak DP (Dean Maxwell 180, Doug Porter 180), Royal Oak Shooters (Mark Hammond 180) 7-2 Unicorn AW (Daz Beasly 180, Andy Wooldridge 116 Finish), Bull & Bush Lions 5-4 Barrow Cons Wagg’s Gang, Bottom Railway BA 6-3 Bull & Bush, Three Crowns Spookies, Barrow 7-2 Spot On Waifs & Strays. Wanty’s Division Two: Old English Gentleman 5&4’s 2-7 Spot On Reds, Fat Sam’s 26ers 4-5 Royal Oak Bluemoon Foxes, Tap and Mallet JB 6-3 Bull & Bush Gate Crashers, Blacksmiths Exiles 5-4 Crown Court, Spot On Rejects 5-4 Bell Foundry Blue Army (Joe Parkin 110 Finish). S H Cox Division Three: Spot On Guy ‘n’ Gals (Michael Sciepanow 180) 0-9 Three Nuns Albion, Three Nuns Right Footers 3-6 Fat Sam’s Groovy Gang (Cloe Davies 116 & 100 Finishes), Bull & Bush Laughing Boys 5-4 Top Railway Knockouts, Crown Rejects 3-6 Black Swan JS, Bell Foundry Mandem 3-6 The Beacon. Generous Briton Division Four: Royal Oak Old Uns 3-6 Spot On Foxes, Dewdrop Blues 2-7 Tap & Clapper Rojo’s, The Anchor, Hathern 6-3 Plough B, Black Swan BWA 5-4 Tap and Mallet CD, Generous Briton Beer Legs 4-5 Windmill Wild Hearts. Jim Kidger Division Five: White Hart Stags 6-3 Royal Oak Oakers, Three Nuns Bad Habits 3-6 Three Crowns and Tiaras, Barrow, Plough Ernie’s 4-5 Bottom Railway CS, Crown KM 4-5 Blacksmiths Hammers, Blue Ball JLA 5-4 Rose & Crown Rockets.