UKDA Weekend Two: Midland Previews

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THIS coming weekend Warwickshire County Darts Organisation will be hoping to kick-start their season in the Cosmo Darts Premier Division of the UKDA National League following their opening 20-16 defeat away to Cornwall and despite home advantage playing at the Hen Lane Club, Beacon Lane, Coventry, CV6 4DS they will have no easy task as they take on reigning champions and current divisional leaders Lancashire. Warwickshire will be hoping to better last season’s result when they also played at home against Lancashire and lost 22-14.  

Lining up for the home teams will be Men’s ‘A’:- Jamie Atkins, Gareth Braham, Kevin Dowling, Noel Grant, Carl Green, Nigel Heydon, Dave Hill, Steve Hine, Jamie Hughes, Mark McGeeney, Wayne Mynard, Matty Washbrooke, Men’s ‘B’:- Mark Carter, Adam Hancock, Scott Hope, Pete Hughes, Mark Martin, Lee Miller, Will Naylor, Sam Price, Dave Redding, Karl Reynolds, Martin Tonks, Sam Whittaker, Reserves:- Prakash Jiwa, Kishan Jiwa, Noah Rose, Ian Shaw, Mark Strong, Jenson Walker, Jack Wareing, Women’s ‘A’:- Wendy Adams, Marian Conway, Natalie Gilbert, Courtney Hine, Hannah Meek, Donna Pinch, Women’s ‘B’:- Nina Bolt, Kirsty Hinchcliffe, Denise Keyte, Chloe McKivett-Saunders, Kris Meek, Caroline Pike, Reserve:- Lucy Keyte.


After winning promotion back to the Andy Wheeler Fisheries Championship Division last season West Midlands start to the new campaign was delayed as they had a bye in the opening round of fixtures and will play their first fixture this coming weekend when they travel north to take on Cheshire. Cheshire’s opening fixture saw them go down 21-15 away to Northamptonshire and West Midlands will be doing their utmost to make it a second consecutive defeat for their hosts and a winning start to their own campaign.

In the L-Style Division One of the UKDA National League Black Country will be hoping to follow up their curtain raising 20-16 home win over Gwent with a similar performance when they travel south to take on Suffolk who were held to an 18-18 draw at Leicestershire in the first game of the season. Black Country go into their second fixture second in the divisional table with the same twenty-three points as leaders Gwynedd while Suffolk are on nineteen points and placed fifth.


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