Dickin puts ic­ing on cake as Lion chalk up vic­tory

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AS the Leek and Dis­trict Darts League en­ters the Christ­mas break, it is Black Lion 4 who sit proudly at the top of the first di­vi­sion after hand­ing out yet an­other maul­ing to Welling­ton 2.

De­spite re­sis­tance from Tim Wright, the home side were never in it as the re­sult was done and dusted after the first five legs be­fore Andy Dickin put the ic­ing on the cake.

Crown are the only chal­lengers at the mo­ment after their com­fort­able win over Lazy Trout, hav­ing opened up a cush­ion of a huge 18 points from third-placed Benks 2.

It was a good night for the Li­ons as the Red Lion from Wa­ter­fall are storm­ing up the ta­ble, chalk­ing up their third con­sec­u­tive vic­tory against Ball Haye Tav­ern 6 who are jointly an­chored to the bot­tom along with Welling­ton 2.

Sports­man caused some­what of an upset on their visit to Dy­ers Arms 3, tak­ing the last three legs to emerge vic­to­ri­ous after be­ing 2-4 down, once again Ja­son Tarry hold­ing his nerve against Phil Heath.

Re­sults: Benks II 6 Benks III 3, Red Lion W/F I 7 Ball Haye Tav­ern VI 2, Dy­ers Arms III 4 Sports­man 5, Welling­ton II 1 Black Lion IV 8, Crown I 7 Lazy Trout 2 . High­lights: 180s A Carter (Benks 3), D Sum­ner (Benks 2), D Tat­ton (Ball Haye Tav­ern 6), A Dickin (Black Lion 4), P Wil­liams, D Need­ham (both Crown 1), K War­man (Lazy Trout).

Least darts: 15 D Tomkin­son (Benks 2), P Wil­liams, 17 J Tarry (Sports­man), J Sales (Dy­ers

3), L Bates (Black Lion 4), 18 A Heames (Dy­ers 3), 18 & 19 T Wright (Welling­ton 2).

High­est check­outs: 160 P Wil­liams, 123 D Tomkin­son, 116 A Heames.

M Emery (Benks 2) and N Lawton (Benks 3) both hit 171 (3 x tre­ble 19s). T Banks and M Emery (Benks 2) fin­ished their 701 dou­bles in just 22 darts.

Ball Haye Tav­ern 3 had a bye in the se­cond di­vi­sion, but re­main top even though the next three sides all won and the places re­main un­changed.

Benks 6 hung on to beat Breaks, thanks to vet­eran Stu Cal­lear in the fi­nal leg, Trav­ellers Rest dis­missed Holly Bush with con­sum­mate ease, as did Hare and Gate in their game with the doomed look­ing Valiant who are be­com­ing adrift of the rest. Re­sults: Breaks I 4 Benks VI 5, Prince of Wales 4 Wind­mill 5,

Holly Bush I 2 Trav­ellers Rest 7, Hare and Gate 8 Valiant 1.

High­lights: 180 R Swindells (Hare and Gate). High­est check­out:

116 D Roberts (Trav­ellers Rest). 171 S Cal­lear (Benks 6) 3x Tre­ble 19s.

Blue Mugge 2 re­turned to form to re­tain top spot in the third, thanks to an away win at Black Lion 1 which sees them three points clear of Crown 2 who en­joyed a com­fort­able win over a sorry look­ing Breaks 2 side who are lan­guish­ing 11 points be­hind the oth­ers at the bot­tom.

Black Lion 2 are now three un­beaten as they con­tinue to climb the ta­ble after despatch­ing Ball Haye Tav­ern 2.

Re­sults: Crown II 7 Breaks II 2, Black Lion I 3 Blue Mugge II 6,

Mill St. Club I 4 Benks VIII 5, Ball Haye Tav­ern V 4 Mill St. Club II 5, Ball Haye Tav­ern II 4 Black Lion II 5.

High­lights: 180 R Jones

(Ball Haye Tav­ern 2). High­est

check­out: 104 E Heath (Black Lion 1)

In Di­vi­sion Four, Robin Hood con­tin­ued on their merry way and, with Boat Inn go­ing down heav­ily to third­placed Welling­ton 4, have now opened up a gap of a mas­sive 21 points.

Only three points sep­a­rate fifth-placed Benks 4 from bot­tom-placed Holly Bush 3 as all the bot­tom teams failed to win

Re­sults: Black Lion III 2 Robin Hood 7, Benks IV 3 Abbey Inn 6, Welling­ton IV 7 Boat Inn I 2.

High­lights: 180 J Stande­ven (Robin Hood). 17 D Da­ley (Welling­ton 4).

check­out: 119 A. Ball (Black

Lion 3).

Pri­ory 2 con­tin­ued their rich vein of form after a steady away win at Blue Mugge, while Benks 5 con­tin­ued their slump against a re­vi­talised No.41 Bar.

Welling­ton 3 also went down, but re­main in third.

At the other end, both Dy­ers sides seem to be on the slide as the firsts went down heav­ily at Benks 7 with the sec­onds suf­fer­ing a sim­i­lar fate at home to Holly Bush 2 who eased their wor­ries.

Re­sults: Benks V 4 No. 41 Bar Mil­ton 5, Pri­ory I 5 Welling­ton III 4, Dy­ers Arms II 3 Holly Bush II 6, Benks VII 7 Dy­ers Arms I 2, Blue Mugge I 3 Pri­ory II 6.

High­est check­out: 118 C. Wain­wright (Blue Mugge 1).

Bri­tan­nia Inn 1 re­main top of Di­vi­sion Six after a feisty en­counter with third-placed Foun­tain, but Welling­ton 1 are hot on their heels as they dropped only a sin­gle leg in their dis­missal of bot­tom­placed Boat Inn 2.

The Dy­ers Arms 4 v Crown3 match was post­poned due to un­avail­abil­ity of a Dy­ers board and is to be re­ar­ranged at a later date.

Re­sults: Bri­tan­nia Inn I 6 Foun­tain 3, Stafford Arms 5 Bri­tan­nia Inn II 4, Boat Inn II 1 Welling­ton I 8.

High­est check­out: 103 T Deady (Welling­ton 1)

Least darts: High­est

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