B team wins at the dou­ble

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

MAC­CLES­FIELD 501 DARTS LEAGUE

THE bat­tle of the Bruces went the B team’s way in a tense dou­bles de­cider.

In the open­ing en­counter of an eight-month sched­ule the two Bruces faced off and the win could have gone ei­ther way right up to the end.

Roger Graves and Trevor Goodey over­came Rob Daniels and Chris Graves of the A team after the sin­gles ended at 3-3.

Else­where, the Nags A team fielded an un­changed squad against the much-evolved Sport­ing Club and came out 6-1 win­ners with sin­gles wins for Gav Fin­low, Lee Banks, Mick Plant, Steve Hol­land and Martin Perry topped off with suc­cess in the dou­bles.

For­mer cham­pi­ons Bro­ken Cross and Lord By­ron faced off on the edge of town and the By­ron shaded it 4-3. With the first four matches shared, Scott New­ton then beat Martin McDon­nell to put the By­ron ahead. And after Daz Jack­son se­cured the win Bro­ken Cross pair Mark Cair­ney and Neil Ridg­way earned a con­so­la­tion in the dou­bles.

The match be­tween Flow­er­pot and Queens B also went to the dou­bles for the de­cider, which the host­ing Pot took for a 4-3 vic­tory after Queens had fought back from two down.

Newly-crowned cham­pi­ons Queens A came through a tough opener at home to Spin­ners.

After they’d es­tab­lished a 3-0 lead, Queens cap­tain Glen Valen­tine missed the bull by a wire’s width for vic­tory and a 104 out­shot, Mick Hat­ton tak­ing his chance to make it 3-1.

It proved no more than mere respite as Neil Pod­more and Kirk TenPi­er­ick won be­fore Hat­ton and Bob Tankard res­cued pride with vic­tory in the dou­bles for Spin­ners.

There were also wins for Rail­way, 5-2 over Ship Inn, and Bri­tish Flag, who beat Nags B 6-1.

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