Bruce put in a Spin

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BRUCE A and the Spin­ners met on Mon­day night, both in search of their first win of the sea­son and the vis­i­tors got off the mark in style with a 6-1 victory.

Paul Bass was on song with a 2-0 win to open the match and there was no let-up for the Bruce as Ian Wadsworth, Mick Hat­ton, Paul John­son and Bob Tankard all won for the run­away Spin­ners.

Rob Graves put the Bruce boys’ only point of the night on the board but Wadsworth and Bass sealed the deal in the dou­bles to cap a fine 6-1 win.

Queens A fought back at Al­bert Place to sink the Ship Inn 5-2.

Glen Valen­tine opened up pro­ceed­ing with a 2-0 win over Alex Pegg but with 21 and 20-dart legs – the sec­ond a 91 check­out – the match evened up.

Ships cap­tain Dan Rim­mer then edged out Simon Goda but Mark Billing took the first and a trio of tons in the sec­ond saw him level at 2-2.

Two-nil vic­to­ries for Mark Turner and Neil Pod­more then roy­ally sealed the match for Queens, and with Turner and Valen­tine beat­ing Lee McCabe and Jay Glover in the dou­bles the fi­nal score was 5-2.

Lord By­ron trav­elled to ble­ford from Ian James. their new bo­gey team,

The count back was also Nags A, and missed out in needed on 39 points in a nail­bit­ing fin­ish. di­vi­sion two to give Matt McAl­lis­ter opened Eu­gene Brady top spot up with a win for the By­ron from Mark Mynes. but Andy Rath­mill lev­elled

The lat­est round of the up the match and Steve Styal Ladies Win­ter League Hol­land put the Nags had Caro­line Ge­orge ahead by a nose. That lead win­ning a cpo on 32 points was ex­tended to 3-1 by from Claire Whit­ney with Lee Banks but Steve Sue Grange two points off Kimp­ton halved the de­fithecit.pace.

Medal ac­tion at cott New­ton’s win over Mottram Hall had Tony Mickey Plant made it 3-3 Van­cal­steren in great form and set up a big show­post­ing 65 to fin­ish ahead down in the dou­bles. of Peter Smith (68) and Hol­land and Perry then Paul Ged­des and Eric turned over New­ton and War­bur­ton (both 69). McAl­lis­ter in the de­cid­ing

The fourth Win­ter third leg in the dou­bles to League fix­ture at Dave­nen­sure the un­beaten Nags port proved to be a fam­ily stroll on. af­fair as Ei­nar and Jared Queens B did the douMer­ry­gold led in with 43 ble over Bro­ken Cross last points, win­ning a cpo from sea­son and Savvi Tom­szak Nor­man Leather and Peter got them off on the right Fi­dler, Craig Lloyd and foot as he put Queens up Will Bell. 1-0 against their hosts.

Mick Smith lev­elled the match but Queens cap­tain Mike Hunter hit Neil Ridg­way with both bar­rels to make it 2-0. A 118 out­shot for Dave Hig­gin­botham helped the Queens’ cru­sade, as he saw off Cross’ Jim Turner for a 3-1 lead.

Mark Cairney then re­dressed the bal­ance. He took just 37 darts to beat Rob Lock­ett, end­ing with a 116 check­out.

It was left to Tomek Lud­wicki to seal the win, al­low­ing Queens to re­lax in the dou­bles, and Ridg­way and Cairney made sure there was no run­away re­sult, tak­ing that match for a 4-3 fi­nal score.

Nags B were hum­bled 6-1 at the Rail­way, de­spite Allen Leigh fir­ing them ahead in the opener.

But it was down­hill all the way from that point. Paul Bar­nett got the Rail­way back on track with victory over Kieran Nel­son and new sign­ing Liam Fisher caught out Andy Bow­man for a 3-1 lead.

Gaz Hughes and Paul Wedg­bury chalked up wins four and five be­fore Hughes teamed up with Fisher for a victory in the dou­bles over Bow­man and Andy Forrest.

Sport­ing Club got their sec­ond straight 6-1 win, Bruce B their vic­tims.

Gor­don Shaw’s open­ing win was added to by Chris France and James Bick­er­ton put Sport­ing 2-1 up with a win over Cliff Wilkin­son.

Cap­tain Dan Burgess fin­ished off the Bruce, beat­ing Roger Graves 2-0 to make it 4-0 over­all.

Eddy Bain­bridge won a de­fi­ant con­so­la­tion for Bruce but Ade Dick­en­son fin­ished the sin­gles off with victory over Derek Turner. Bick­er­ton and Dick­en­son com­pleted the 6-1 win that sees Sport­ing hit heady heights.

Bri­tish Flag were Mon­day’s other win­ners, beat­ing their hosts Flow­er­pot 5-2.

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