DARTS: Shirley and Bow and the Feaseys set up doubles finals date

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The Daventry Darts League saw the Doubles KO heats this week.

Players were split over two venues where the last two pairs at each venue go through to finals night.

Slim Jims was the first venue and here there were 10 pairs competing.

This meant two preliminary round games where Dave Burton (180) and Dave Summerfield beat Gary Birch (100 x 2) and Chris Gay (140, 100 x 3) 2-0 before Mick Feasey (100 x 2) and Ray Feasey edged out Craig Graham (140, 100) and Kevin Mills (100) 2-1.

The first round saw wins for Gav Taylor (100 x 3) and Tony Leedham 2-0 over Simon Adkins and Robin Peasland, Pete Shirley (118) and Ian Bow (100 x 2) 2-0 over Cheryl Astill (100, 98 x 2, 96) and Donna Taylor (100, 83, 80), Dave Summerfield (104, 100 x 2) and Dave Burton (100) 2-1 over Rich Ludlow (101) and Dave Hewitt (140, 100 x 2) and Mick Feasey (100 x 2) and Ray Feasey (117, 112) 2-1 over Sam Harris (140, 94, 81) and Dave Harris (121).

In the final round of games there were wins for Pete Shirley (118) and Ian Bow (100 x 3, 100f) 2-0 over Gav Taylor and Tony Leedham (119, 100) and Mick Feasey (140, 135, 134, 100) and Ray Feasey (133 x 2, 110) 2-1 over Dave Burton (100 x 3) and Dave Summerfield (100 x 3) so both winning pairs go through.

At DWMC there were 12 pairs, meaning four preliminary round games which saw wins for Rachel Harris (100 x 4, 85) and Rich Denis (125, 121, 100 x 2) 2-1 over Paul Butler (154, 140 x 2, 119, 100 x 2) and Clive Hart (100), Luke Spence (123, 100 x 2) and Dave Jones (125 x 2) 2-0 over Willie Taylor and James Taylor (140), Nigel Turland (140, 115) and John Gaul (100 x 2) 2-0 over Allan Taylor and Connor Taylor and finally Ray Hobrow (116, 100) and Ivan Lester (100) 2-0 over Tommy Kendall and Gavin Taylor.

In the first round there were wins for Rachel Harris (83, 81) and Rich Denis (100 x 2) 2-0 over Max Murray and Bully (134), Luke Spence (180) and Dave Jones (140, 125, 100 x 2) 2-1 over Nigel Turland (125) and John Gaul (100), Ray Jones (180, 100) and David Brockwell (100) 2-0 over Troy Miller (140, 100) and Stuart Marshall and Ray Hobrow and Ivan Lester (140 x 2) 2-0 over Ged Berrill (100) and Joe Gammidge.

In the final round of games Dave Jones (125, 100 x 2, 100f) and Luke Spence beat Rachel Harris (140) and Rich Denis (140, 100) 2-0 to book their place on finals night, where they will be joined by Ray Jones (140, 139, 100) and David Brockwell 
(140, 100 x 2) who beat Ivan Lester (125) and Ray Hobrow (100) 2-0.

Performances of the week came from Dave Burton (180), Ian Bow (100 finish), Luke Spence (180), Ray Jones (180) and Dave Jones (100 finish).