Caseys secured victory after a determined battle

THE Con Club hosted Caseys in the first game this week of the Daventry Darts League.

The away side started strongly with a 3-0 win for Luke Spence (100s) over Ivan Lester, followed by a 2-1 win for Mark Taylor (100) over Simon Adkins (140, 125, 100).

The home side hit back when Robin Peasland (121, 100, 102s) beat Chris Gay (140, 117, 100) 2-1 but Caseys secured the win when Nigel Turland (100 x 3) beat Nick Coe (140, 120, 100).

The Con Club gained consolation when Ray Hobrow (140, 100 x 2) beat Dan Summerfield 3-0 but Caseys took an overall 9-6 victory.

In game two Wheatsheaf Weedon B were at home to The Peppermill. The away side dominated with 3-0 wins for Clive Hart over Peter Steele (100), Paul Butler (140 x 2, 100 x 2, 105s) over Alastair Hawkeswood and S. Berry over “H”, followed by a 2-1 win for S. Marshall over Thomas Babbings.

In the final game, Dave Bangs (140) beat A. Miller (100) 3-0 to become the first Wheatsheaf player to win a game this season – hopefully the first of many. The Peppermill came away with an 11-4 overall victory.

Wheatsheaf Braunston were at home to Wheatsheaf Weedon A in the third game of the week.

The home side sealed victory with wins for Gavin Taylor (140 x 2, 105s) 2-1 over Bryan Farmer (125), Tommy Kendall (100 x 2, 108s) 2-1 over Mark Parker (100), Dave Jones (140, 125, 100 x 2, 107f) 3-0 over Debbie Farrant (119, 85 x 2, 81 x 2) and Glen Thompson (100 x 3) 2-1 over N. Winfield (81, 83). The Weedon side took the final game with a 3-0 win for Max Muray (100 x 2, 105s, 116f) over Paul Hankanson (101s) but it was Wheatsheaf Braunston who gained a 9-6 overall victory.

Game four was a big win for Slim Jims over Daventry Workers A. The away side got off to the better start with a 2-1 win for Ricky Cole (140, 123, 100) over Craig Graham, but it was all one-sided from then on with home wins for Dave Harris (140, 100 x 2, 108s) 3-0 over Taff Hartley (100), Rachel Harris (100 x 4, 95, 85, 80) 2-1 over Ray Jones (140 x 2, 125, 100 x 2), Rich Dennis (100 x 6) 3-0 over “Caley” (100 x 3) and finally “Burtie” (140, 100 x 2) 3-0 over “Snowy” (100). This gave Slim Jim a 12-3 win overall and leaves them as the only team to have won all their matches.

In the final game Daventry Workers B played hosts to The George. “Wadey” (180, 140, 100, 100s) took the first game for the home side with a 2-1 win over Andy Winters (125, 100). The George hit back with wins for A. Teale (100 x 2) 2-1 over Gav Taylor (180, 100 x 2, 120s) and S. Heath (100 x 3) 3-0 over Dave Keating (140, 125, 100 x 4).

Anthony Leedham (100 x 4) kept The Workers hopes alive with a 2-1 win over K. Aldridge (100) but despite a 2-1 win for them in the final game by Gav Russ (115) over D. Clayton The George came away with an overall 8-7 victory.

Performances of the week go to Wadey (180), Gav Taylor (180), Max Murray (116f), Dave Jones (107f) and Dave Bangs (first win for Wheatsheaf Weedon B).