Billy is the hero as Mill­field tri­umph in a clas­sic clash against Ball

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - In Business -

ON Mon­day night in the Widnes & District Darts League, the Widnes Bowl­ing Club 501 League con­tin­ued with round three be­ing played.

The Ball at home to the Mill­field con­ceded the first game to the vis­i­tors’ Jamie Done­gan.

The Ball then lev­elled the con­test through Martin Ball be­fore go­ing ahead via Ste Whit­field.

The Mill­field caught up with a win from Alan Sut­ton & Ian Wall (19 darts) de­spite a 115 check­out from Ste Whit­field in the sec­ond leg.

The Ball re­gained the lead once more, how­ever, Mike Howard & Billy Fox mak­ing it all-square with a 16-darter and a 116 fin­ish by Billy Fox.

A fur­ther win for the Ball nudged them ahead once more but Ian Wall with 107 check­out kept the Mill­field in with a shout.

With the score at 4-4, the out­come was de­cided as Billy Fox took the fi­nal game and the match for the Mill­field.

The Gold­mine at home to the Mill Brow SC started with a bang as they took the first five games through Karl Windisch (18 darts), Jack Dunn and Lee Hayes in the sin­gles, and backed up by pairs, Sean Bell & Terry Roach (15 darts) and Mike Cal­laghan & Shane Lit­tler to guar­an­tee their match vic­tory.

Brian Spruce & Eric Peel put the Brow onto the score­sheet only for a fur­ther two wins from the Gold­mine’s Adam Mul­lally and John Tay­lor to com­pound the Brow’s woes.

And although Dave Pow­ell se­cured the fi­nal game for the Brow, it was the Gold­mine who well and truly took the match.

Hal­ton Sta­dium at home to the Ham­mer & Pin­cers gave the long-suf­fer­ing, but ever-hope­ful vis­i­tors a white­wash as they took all nine games and the match.

The rout started with wins from Joe Price, Kenny Mur­phy and John Kilkenny in the sin­gles. This was fol­lowed by pairs Tony Jack­son & John Kilkenny, John Bowles & Kenny Mur­phy (19 darts) and Joe Price & Neil Ward.

And back in the sin­gles, Colin Rigby, Neil Ward and Tony Jack­son (19 darts) com­pleted the 9-0 tri­umph.

Simms Cross In­sti­tute at home to Widnes Bowl­ing Club took the first game through Tony Green.

The Bowler matched this with a win from Scott Byrne.

A win from the Stute’s Andy Ab­bott took them ahead again.

Par­ity was re­stored as the Bowler’s open­ing pair, Scott Byrne & Tex Bowles claimed the next game.

Then a fur­ther win from Joe Batty & Scott Grady took them ahead.

A fur­ther win apiece from the Bowler’s Scott Grady and the Stute’s Glynn Owen made it 4-4.

Both teams had fought hard, but as Joe Batty took the fi­nal game and the match, it was Widnes Bowl­ing Club’s vic­tory on the night. ● Re­ports from the pre-lims in the Wil­son Cup on page 42.

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