Summer Darts League round-up

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THIS week saw the start of the Daventry Darts Summer League, with 12 teams all playing in one division.

In the first game, Wheatsheaf Weedon B played hosts to Caseys. Victory in the pairs game went to the away side when Chris Gay (122, 100) and Dave Summerfield (180, 112f) beat Paul Marsh and Peter Steele (100) 3-0. The home side took the first singles game when Peter Steele (135, 100) beat Mark Taylor (140, 100) 2-1 but away wins came from Gary Birch (125, 100 x 3) 2-1 over S. Smith (136s), Nigel Turland (100) 3-0 over “H” (96, 85, 102s), Dave Summerfield (100 x 3, 108s) 3-0 over Thomas Babbings and Chris Gay (125) 2-1 over Paul Marsh (100 x 2, 102s). This gave Caseys an overall 14-4 win.

Game two saw newcomers Olde Sun, Nether Heyford, at home to The Peppermill.

The away side took the pairs game when Paul Butler (100) and Troy Miller (100) beat Rory (100) and Andy 2-1.

Pete Mullen took the opening singles game for the home side with a 2-1 win over Charlie Astill (125, 100 x 3). Paul Butler (140, 105, 100 x 2) put the away side back in front with a 3-0 win over Barry but Dale (140, 100 x 3) beat Colin Summerfield 3-0 to make it all square again.

Further home wins for Glen 2-1 over Troy Miller (100) and Lee (140, 100 x 2) 3-0 over Stuart Marshall meant it was the Olde Sun who took an overall 11-7 victory.

Long Buckby FC visited DWMC A in game three and took the pairs game when Ged Berrill and Mick Feasey (100) beat David Brockwell (139) and Screwitt (140s, 100s) 2-1.

Ray Jones (140, 100, 105s) hit back for the home side with a 3-0 win over Ray Feasey but Ian Bow (140, 100 x 2) beat Screwitt (100 x 4) 3-0 to put the away side back in front. There were 3-0 home wins rom Dave Jones (130, 100 x 2, 112s) over Joe Gammidge (100, 114s) and David Brockwell (121, 100 x 4) over Mick Feasey. Pete Shirley (139, 125) took the final game for Long Buckby 3-0 over CJ (100 x 2). This made the score a 10-8 win for DWMC A.

In game four, defending summer league champions Slim Jims were at home to DWMC B. The home side took the pairs game when Rich Denis and Andy Teale beat James Taylor and Willie Taylor 3-0.

The away side hit back with a 3-0 win in the opening singles game for Willie Taylor (180, 105, 103s) over Sam Harris (100 x 2) but home wins for Rachel Harris (100 x 2, 85, 81, 85s) 2-1 over Tony Leedham, Andy Teale (100 x 3) 3-0 over Rich Ludlow (121 x 2, 100 x 2), Rich Denis (140, 100 x 2, 100s) 3-0 over Gav Taylor and Burtie (140, 135, 100 x 2, 112s) 2-1 over Dave Keating (139, 100 x 2) gave Slim Jims a 13-5 overall win.

Con Club visited The George in game five and got off to a perfect start when Ivan Lester (100 x 2) and Stuart Coe Snr (125, 100) beat Taff and G. Winters (100) 3-0 in the pairs game.

Home singles wins followed for R. Bowyer (100) 2-1 over Nick Coe (105) and Taff (180, 121, 100, 120s) 2-1 over Simon Adkins before Brian Seal (140, 100) gained a 2-1 away win over Stuart Heath (100 x 3, 120s). Another home win came for G. Winters (140, 100 x 3, 119f) 2-1 over Stuart Coe Snr (116, 100) to take the match into the final game where Ivan Lester (135, 121, 100 x 2) beat Andy Winters (125, 121, 100, 140s) 3-0 to give Con Club an 11-7 win.

In the final game, Wheatsheaf Weedon A visited Wheatsheaf Braunston and this provided a thrilling game.

The home side took the pairs game when Swanny (140, 100) and Tommy Kendall (100, 142s) beat Max Murray (100s) and Bully (102s) 3-0.

But away wins in the singles came from Bully (125, 100 x 2) 3-0 over Gordy Aldridge, Ozzy (140, 100, 115s) 3-0 over Glen Thompson and Bryan Farmer (100 x 4) 2-1 over Gavin Taylor (120) to give Wheatsheaf Weedon A the advantage. Swanny (100, 130s) beat Debbie Farrant (92, 85) 3-0 to keep the home side in the game and a win from Tommy Kendall (125, 120, 100 x 4) 2-1 over Max Murray meant honours were even with a nine-all draw.

Performances of week came from Dave Summerfield (180, 112 finish, 108 start), Taff (180, 120 start), S. Smith (136 start), Willie Taylor (180 and 103 start), Tommy Kendall (142 start), Andy Winters (140 start), G. Winters (119 finish) and Swanny (130 start)