DARTS: Taylor shines as she takes singles crown

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Donna Taylor is the 2014 Daventry Darts League Ladies champion.

Taylor beat Rachel Harris in the final of the tournament, which was staged at the Daventry Conservative Club.

The event started off at the quarter final stages and saw a class of the titans in the first game of the night as Sam (81, 112, 100, 140) and Rachel Harris (100 x 4, 92f) were drawn against each other with Rachel running out the 2 – 1 winner.

Ki Swain (95) then lost out to Sue Darby (82, 81) in the next game by the same 2 – 1 score line.

The third game saw Gloria defeating Rose Binder (91) 2–0. Donna Taylor (100, 81 x 3, 85, 83) was in good form going into her quarter-final game as she took out Gay (91) again 2–0.

Moving into the semi-finals and Rachel Harris (120, 85, 100, 80) eased past Sue Darby to meet Donna (85, 80) as she too swept aside Gloria. The final game was to turn out Taylor-tastic!

As Donna (100,80,83) came away the 2-0 winner over Rachel (100 x 2, 81).

Con Club are too strong for Dav Town

The first match of the week in the Daventry Darts League saw the Con Club A travel to Daventry Town FC and claim a handsome 6-1 victory.

John and Darren Foster losing 0 – 2 to Hemps (119, 140,100) and Simon Adkins (100 x 2). Breckon Hill (100) and Nigel Foster losing 0-2 to Ivan (100) and Bertie (100). In the singles Bully (100 x 3) 0-2 to Burtie (180, 100 x 3, 121). Nigel Foster 1 – 2 to Ivan. Darren Foster (100 x 4, 122) 2-1 to Stu Coe (100 x 5). Dennis Job 0-2 to Robin Peasland (100). John Foster 0-2. To Ray Hobrow (121).

The second match had the Con Club B losing 7-1 at home to Casey’s.

The results:- Packy Andrews and Brad Burns 1 Dave Jones (100 x 2, 180) and Nigel Turland (140, 100) 2. Bruce Andrews (100, 117) and J.P. 0 Ray Jones (100, 180) and Dave Summerfield (140 x 2) 2. The singles J.P. 0 – 2 to Nigel Turland. Brad Burns (105, 100) 0 – 2 to Dave Jones (100, 140, 125). Rose (128, 81) 0 – 2 to Brocky (121, 100 x 2). Bruce Adams 0 – 2 to Gary Birch (140). Packy Andrews 0 – 2 to Dave Summerfield (100 x 2, 140).

The Foresters Arms also went down 7 – 1 in their home game against Long Buckby. The results:- Mike Edwards and Alex Harvey (100 x 2, 140) 1 Ian Bow (140, 125, 100 x 2) and Ray Feasey 2. Ian Chapman and Gloria 0 Paul Scott and Mick Feasey 2. Singles Mike Edwards 0 – 2 to Mike Feasey. Ian Chapman (100) 0 – 2 to Ian Bow (100 x 3, 133). Alex Harvey (120) 0 – 2 Ray Feasey (120, 140, 180). Dominic Cawley (100) 1 – 2 to Paul Scott (100 x 2, 125). Bob Stowe 0 – 2 Pete Shirley (140).

The Last match of the night saw a close fought game as Slim Jims visited the Workers and it was to be the workers who sent Slims packing with a 4 – 3 victory.

The results:- Gavin and Willie Taylor (100 x 2) 0 – 2 to Dave Harris (100) and Anthony Mason (100). James (100 x 3) and Allan Taylor 2 – 1 against Sam Harris (85, 140) and Shaun Hicken (100). Singles Allan Taylor 2 Shaun Hicken 0. Willie Taylor 0 Dave Harris (100) 2. Allan Taylor (100) 0 Anthony Mason (100 x 2, 180) 2. James Taylor (100 x 2, 103) 2 Troy Miller (100) 1. Dave Keating (100 x 3) 2 Sam Harris (80, 81 x 2) 0