Long Buckby travelled to the Daventry Conservative Club in the latest round of matches in the A Division of the Daventry & District Darts League.
Buckby were quickly into their stride as Brad Burns with Ray Feasey, and then Ian Bow and Mick Feasey both strolled through their respective games winning 2-0 against Ivan Lester alongside Ray Hobrow then Paul Hemphill with Robin Peasland.
Going into the singles and confidence was high, but this was soon dented as Ivan Lester grabbed a leg back in his 2-0 win over Ian Bow.
Paul Hemphill couldn’t match his team mate’s performance as Mick Feasey struck a 180 on his way to another 2-0 win for the away side. Ray Hobrow was not ready to see his team lie down just yet producing his own 2-0 win over Paul Scott.
The away side though were confident in the knowledge that the game was now won as unfortunately the Con Club had only four players representing their side so it was left to Chris Lines to play the last competitive game of the night as he also went on to win 2-0 and seal a 5-2 win for Buckby.
Woodford Social Club played host to Daventry Town B, and the first game of the night saw both Sam and Rachel Harris scoring heavily to no avail as Joe Newby and Callum Lovell managed to scrape out a 2-1 victory.
Tom Goswell then hit a 180 and Ricky Cole six ton pluses on their way to a 2-1 over Dave Harris and Rich Denis. The momentum was well and truly with the home side as both Callum Lovell and Joe Newby both took their games 2-0 against Sam Harris then Rachel Harris once more. Rich Denis then took the only leg for the away side as he despatched Chris Flynn 2-0.
Stu Scarsbrook and Ricky Cole both had 2-0 wins in the last two matches of the night over Paul Bodsworth and Dave Harris. Final score 6-1.
Daventry Town A played at home to Casey’s, and it was the away side that took the early lead through Dave Summerfield and Dan Wheatley, coming away 2-0 winners over Brocky and Ray Jones.
The Fosters Daz and John struck back 2-1 to see off Gary Birch and Nigel Turland.
Paul Bull lived up to his nickname as he used a 15 dart leg to ‘Bully’ Dan Wheatley with a 2-0 drubbing.
Gary Wade showed that he was not going to stand for such treatment as he dished out his own 2-0 defeat to Nigel Foster.
Ray Jones then stepped up to the oche to re-establish the lead for the home side as he then took his game by 2-0 over Dave Summerfield.
It was Daz Foster who then took the match for Dav Town with his 2-1 win over Luke Spence. The final leg went to the away team as Dave Jones saw off Brocky 2-0. The final score was 4-3 to Daventry.
In the B Division, with the back room open in their pub, the Foresters were happy to entertain Wetherspoons, and they proceeded to kick off the evening through Mike Edwards and Gary Payne as they saw off Shaun Hicken and Callum Miller 2-1.
Anthony Mason hit a 180 as he partnered Ki Swain in their game against Ian Chapman and Dominic Harvey as they won 2-0.
It was the last time the teams were to be level as first Anthony and Ki both played again in the singles and both repeated their 2-0 win earlier over firstly Gary Payne then Ki over Mike Edwards.
Geoff Thorneycroft stung by this tried to start making amends with his 2-1 win over Callum Miller only for the away side to take the match through a 2-0 win for Troy Miller over Dominic Cawley. Shaun Hicken then sealed the win with his 2-1 victory over Ian Chapman as Wetherspoons won 5-2.
Wheatsheaf Weedon B visited the Workers and started well through Phil Smith and Nigel Jones as they beat Rob Michael and Dave Lovell 2-1.
The second game was Taylor made as Willie and James brushed aside Dave Bangs and Julian Wickham 2-0.
It was an ill-fitting suit for Allan Taylor as Shaun Gibbs pulled out its threads coming away a 2-o winner.
Mark Parker followed up Shaun’s win with a 2-0 win of his own over John Geary.
It was another Taylor repair job for the home side as both James then Gavin stitched up their opponents Julian Wickham then Nigel Jones, both by 2-0.
Unfortunately, it was the arms of Phil Smith’s shirt that they should have done a job on as Phil Stepped up to see off Willie Taylor in the last leg of the night 2-0. Final score was 4-3 to Wheatsheaf.
Weedon A travelled to Daventry Con Club B, who were well beaten with only Packy Andrews and Alan Jones managed to each steal a leg in their games going down 2-1.
A familiar 2-0 score line preceded these two games with Luke Clements and Lee Arnold beating Alan Jones and Connor Taylor, then Andy Smith and Mick Doney beating Donna Taylor and Packy Andrews.
In the singles it was Mick Doney Andy Smith and Lee Arnold winning against Connor Taylor then Donna Taylor and Bruce Andrews with Luke Clements and Roy Osbourne losing legs to Packy and Allan, but Weedon still sealed a 7-0 win.