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Darts: New Globe whitewash way to title
3:11pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Sport
New Globe ‘Z’ needed only a point to win the Malton & Norton League men’s ‘A’ division but took the title in style with an 8-0 whitewash over relegated Railway Club in their final match of the season.
The highlights were a 21-dart 701 leg by Phil Bointon and Kev Wilson, a maximum by Bointon and a 106 checkout by Tony Barber.
New Globe ‘A’ secured runners-up spot with a 7-1 victory against Bright Steels with John Spoors’ 12-dart leg (100, 2x140, 121 outshot) being the fastest in the league. Spoors later hit a 180 while team-mate Steve Oldfield finished in 17 and 18 darts.
Derwent Arms ‘G’ ended the season with an 8-0 win over Suddaby’s to finish in third despite spending the majority of the season in second.
Nicky Taylor hit the highest finish of the season, a 161, to help Derwent Arms ‘C’ draw 4-4 with Railway Tavern – but they were still relegated.
Union had to beat New Globe ‘B’ 8-0 to draw level with Hyde Park ‘A’ at the top of the men’s ‘B’ league but won 6-2. Hyde, who had a bye in the final week, took the title. Union were still promoted.
Royal Oak ‘A’ narrowly missed out on promotion despite an 8-0 whitewash of Jockey ‘A’.
Royal Oak ‘C’ are champions of the ladies’ league after drawing 4-4 with second-placed New Globe ‘C’ to hold on to their three-point advantage. Oak had tons from Laura Abbott, Lisa Abbott and Carrie Render.
Rebecca Rice hit a 122 as Hyde Park ‘A’ beat Jockey ‘B’ 6-2, while Railway Tavern edged Union 5-3 and Jockey ‘A’ drew with Royal Oak ‘A’.
Finals and presentation, followed by a charity raffle and disco, is at the Hyde Park tonight (Wednesday) from 7.30pm. All are welcome.
The winter season starts next week with the men on the Tuesday night and the women on the Wednesday.
New Inn catapulted themselves to the top of the Moors League with a 9-1 win at Appletree Inn, Marton.
Jim Thompson was the only winner for the hosts while Nie Monkman (140, 100 finish), Al Hodgson (140) and Mike Hodgson (68 finish) starred for the visitors.
Blacksmiths ‘A’ Lastingham pulled off a fine 6-4 win over Blacksmiths Hartoft helped by wins from Mally and Addy Durrant, Andy Biggins and Rich Sellars. The reliable trio of Jimmy Brough (3x100), Richard Thompson (2x100) and Michael Wearmouth replied for Hartoft.
Darren Marsh put Buck Inn ‘A’ ahead against White Swan, taking the notable scalp of Tim Nichols with both players hitting a couple of tons. Swan won the next three legs but Buck dug deep to draw 5-5.
Danny Thornton and Darren Sunley (140) put Crown Inn 2-0 up against Buck Inn ‘B’, who struck back through Mike and Georgie Peirson and Dave Cockerill to lead 3-2. The revival was short-lived and Crown swept home 7-3.
Laura Thompson (2x121, 100) shone as Coach House edged out Blacksmiths ‘B’ Lastingham 6-4, with Paul Miers (2x100) the pick of the Smiths squad.
Sun Inn recorded an impressive 6-4 victory over Moors Inn with Ian Robson (138, 2x100), Neil Robson, Bob Sellars and Keith Moss earning individual points. Moors’ Andrew Tock hit 133 as he beat Sun’s Richard Wilson (134, 121) and team-mate Nigel Aconley notched a 140.