Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YOGAZ to 80360 or send an email»
Darts: Unbeaten record ends but Derwent Arms still champions
3:13pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
Derwent, previously unbeaten, were edged out 5-3 by runners-up New Globe ‘Z’ in a top-quality match, a highlight of which saw Cameron Spiller and Tim Grice, of Derwent ‘B’, take out 701 in only 17 darts with a maximum from Spiller and a 136 outshot by Grice.
Phil Bointon shone for Globe ‘Z’ with two 180s in his team’s 28-ton plus scores on the night.
New Globe ‘A’ missed out on runners-up spot after a 6-2 defeat by Royal Oak ‘B’. Kevin Atkinson had a 115 checkout as Globe ‘A’ side notched 30-ton plus scores.
Derwent Arms ‘A’ and Hyde Park drew 4-4 – both teams being relegated.
Union ‘A’ gained promotion as men’s ‘B’ division champions as they rounded off an excellent season with a 7-1 victory over New Globe ‘B’.
This gave the Norton side a 10-point advantage at the top.
Derwent Arms ‘C’ nicked second place as they beat Royal Oak ‘A’ 5-3 – leapfrogging Oak to gain the other promotion place by a single point.
Derwent Arms ‘W’ finished on a high with a 4-4 draw against the Railway Club – their first positive result of term.
New Globe ‘B’ are the champions of the ladies’ ‘A’ division as a 4-4 draw with Gate Inn in the final match was enough to top the table by two points.
New Globe ‘C’ ended strongly with a 6-2 victory against Royal Oak ‘C’ which gave them the runners-up position.
Sheena Clayton (Globe ‘C’), Laura Abbott (Oak ‘C’) and Lisa Abbott (Oak ‘C’) all hit tons.
Royal Oak ‘B’ finished third, two points behind Globe ‘C’, as they could only draw with Derwent Arms, Cheryl Mitchell (Derwent) hitting 111 and 119.
Railway Club were crowned ladies ‘B’ division winners after a 4-4 draw with Hyde Park in a top-of-the-table decider.
Railway held a one-point lead over Hyde going into the game, in which the teams matched each other blow for blow.
Union finished the season with their third win of the campaign, 6-2 over New Globe ‘X’. New Globe ‘A’ and Royal Oak ‘A’ drew 4-4.
The individual competition finales were held at Gate Inn.
In the ladies’ competition, Michelle Douthwaite came from behind against Donna Oxtoby, who hit a 112, to win their semi-final 2-1, while Jane Holmes threw a 134 when pipping Sue Selby 2-1.
Douthwaite then kicked off with 100 in the final and held her nerve on the double in the second leg to become ladies’ champion.
Paul Bulmer took the men’s crown, having played to a professional standard to beat Billy Hague in the semi-finals.
He took out the first leg in 12 darts, which included a 180 and a 164 finish, and threw three ton-plus scores to finish the second leg in 18 darts on a 100.2 three-dart average.
Cameron Spiller awaited in the final but could not cope with Bulmer’s form as he again hit a maximum and followed with a 125 to ease to the first leg in 19 darts.
The second leg was closer but Bulmer edged it, hitting 77 in two darts to take the leg leaving Spiller on 75.
The third leg was again close with Spiller hitting a 140 only for Bulmer to reply with a 120 and 100.
Spiller missed a dart at double 20, with Bulmer waiting on 46 – which he obliged hitting six and double top to be crowned men’s champion.
Comments are closed on this article.