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On the league front this week we see some familiar names atop two of biggest singles leagues whilst both Cradley and Silver End leagues join our regular round up.

Sheldon and District Winter League week ten results saw no change in the top three places in the premier league with leaders Langley Arrows handing out a 9-0 whitewash to their hosts Sheldon Dukes to keep them two points ahead of second placed Sheldon Marlborough Arrows who had a 7-2 home win over The Banbury Club. Highwood are third in the division, they had a bye this week and now trail the leaders by some ten points.

Mikey Harris (Langley Flights) hit a maximum and Sam Hicks (The Dingle) recorded a nine darts game)

Its close at the top of division one with just one leg of average separating the top two teams. Brian’s Flights top the table, their 6-3 home win over Smithswood Social Club, maximum score from Anthony Hoey and 112 finish and nine darts game from Jamie Masefield putting them on the same eighteen points as their nearest rivals second placed Trident Spears who had a 6-3 win at Kingshurst Labour Club plus a 180 from their Simon Winters. Trident’s win keeps them two points to the good on third placed Willclare Sports and Social who won 7-2 at home against Iron Horse Rebels whose Robbie Earl scored a maximum.

Pole position in division two goes to Sheldon Marlborough Ridge who surprisingly lost 5-4 away to Sheldon Marlborough Flights who are just two places off the foot of the division. Despite the defeat Ridge remain top of the table but have had their lead reduced to just two points now over second placed Hornet who won 7-2 at The Raven.

The league have played off the preliminary round of their Sheldon Shield in which Highwood won 6-1 at Castle Bromwich WMC and Moseley Rugby Club had a narrow 4-3 win at Trident Spears.

Full Results: Week 11: Premier League:- Sheldon Dukes 0 Langley Arrows 9, Langley Flights 3 (Mikey Harris 180) Yardley Ex Colts 6, The Dingle 2 (Sam Hicks 9 darts game) Raven Arrows 7, Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 7 The Banbury Club 2 (Mick Noonan 100f), Highwood had a bye, Division One:- Hollywood Social Club 5 Shirley Misfits 4, The Bell Inn 5 Maggies 4, Willclare Sports and Social 7 Iron Horse Rebels 2 (Robbie Earl 180), Brian’s Flights 6 (Anthony Hoey 180, Jamie Masefield 112f,9 darts game) Smithswood Social Club 3, Kingshurst Labour Club 3 Trident Spears 6 (Simon Winters 180), Division Two:- Moseley Rugby Club 7 Castle Bromwich WMC 2, Sheldon Marlborough Flights 5 (John Evans 115f) Sheldon Marlborough Ridge 4, The Raven 2 The Hornet 7, Sheldon Shield:Preliminary Round:- Castle Bromwich WMC 1 Highwood 6, Trident Spears 3 Moseley Rugby Club 4.

A 5-2 win at The Dingle was not enough for Copper Fox to hold on to their shared position at the top of the Kings Norton League as Northfield handed out a 7-0 whitewash to their visitors Longbridge to stay level on a perfect eight points with Copper Fox but become outright leaders with a two legs of average advantage.  

Rubery Social Club, Thurlestone and Cock Inn are all just two points behind the top two teams, Rubery winning 6-1 at Stirchley, Thurlestone had a close 4-3 home win over bottom of the league Kings Norton Flights and Cock Inn also had a 4-3 win 4-3 at Coppice.

Worthy of a note this week was the maximum scored by Bournebrook’s K.Mason as his team won 6-1 at home against Perfection and also the two 153 breaks by Thurlestone’s T.Garfield.

Full Results: Game 4: Stirchley 1 (M.Welsh 120) Rubery Social Club 6 (M.Cormell 137, J.Higgins 105, J.O’Neill 100, A.Faulkner 100, P.Medicott 100), Thurlestone 4 (T.Garfield 2x153b, N.Harris 100,118, J.Downer 100,100b, R.Waldron 140) Kings Norton Flights 3 (A.Fenton 100b,125, R.Foxhall 140, E.Dearn 100, R.Fisher 100, J.Fisher 100), Bournebrook 6 (C.Smith 100,100b, D.Collins 100,109b, T.Cullen 100, K.Mason 180, M.Bathurst 100) Perfection 1 (P.Taylor 100, S.Hale 114), Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 (D.Whitecombe 100, J.Howell 120, S.Corbett 100b,116, M.Cushing 101) Bourneville 4 (M.Collins 100f,119, G.Carver 120b, A.Deeley 100, P.Smith 131, D.Murray 100,139, M.James 100f,111b, M.Ferriday 100, L.Pearce 140), Northfield 7 (L.Allen 100,125, M.Lloyd 120b,11 darts game, A.Busby 100,100b,120, R.Hitchmough 104f, S.Busby 101b, M.Hopkins 120, N.Steventon 100b,100,103b,120,13 darts game) Longbridge 0 (R.Broadhurst 140, J.Wood 114,119), Coppice 3 (A.Aindow 116, B.Heath 100, A.Chidley 2×100, M.Mooney 100) Cock Inn 4 (P.Hughes 100, A.Vaughan 2×100, Joe Fox 100b,140, N.Hurst 100), Dingle 2 (A.Poolton 100, M.Poolton 100b,140, P.Richards 3×100, R.Needham 100) Copper Fox 5 (E.Simpson 100,105b, N.Porter 2×100,101, G.Dews 137, R.Mann 105, K.Bedder 103b).

Longbridge United have stretched their unbeaten run to ten games in the South West Birmingham Clubs League and strengthened their lead at the top of the table after winning 8-0 at home against Moseley All Services who were only able to field six players. Northfield Town won 5-3 at home against E57 but drop one place in the table to third after West Heath CEM added a 7-1 win away to bottom placed Bartley Green to put them level on fourteen points with Northfield Town but with a slender one leg of average superiority.

Hot-shots in the league this week were A.Chidley (Northfield Town) who had a 160 break, 100 finish and eight darts game while Northfield Conservative Club’s M.Cormell chalked up two scores of 180.

Full Results: Game 10: Bartley Green 1 West Heath CEM 7, Northfield Town 5 E57 3 (A.Chidley 100,160b,100f,8 dart game), Stirchley United 3 Northfield Conservative Club 5 (M.Cormell 2×180), Perfection 4 Bournbrook 4 (C.Smith 100b,121,109f), Longbridge United 8 Moseley 0, Northfield Conservative Club ‘B’ 4 Quarry Club 4 (N.Harris 120f, A.Faulkner 120b).

As early as week two in the Four Oaks and District League and only two of the starting line-up of seven teams in division one are able to boast a 100% win record and they are leaders Highcroft Hotdogs who won 8-1 in their home fixture with Old Horns Lions and second in the table Bishop Vesey who after their 6-3 home win over The Beehive are three legs of average short of the Hotdogs.

Red Lion lead the way in division two they are the only team of eight who have not lost so far, their latest win being a 5-4 success at Charley’s Flights giving them a two point’s advantage over Heartlands, Drakes Drum, Plough and Arrows, Erdington Arrows, Rise Club and Walmley CSC Flights.

Sutton Sharks top division three their 7-2 home win over Rosey Mac’s keeping them three legs of average to the good over their nearest rivals Pint Pot Flights who went one better with their 8-1 win over St Thomas Arrows.

Full Results: Game 2: Division One:- The Nomads 7 (Connor Martin 100, A.Rickard 2×100, Kevin Smith 100,140, Carl Winters 140) Beggars Bush 2 (Tony Pedley 100, Gary Bushell 180,115b, Des Shannon 100,160b, Alan Whitehouse 2×100,121), Bishop Vesey 6 (S.Abbott 100, M.Wild 100b,177,100, N.Smallwood 2×100, D.Quirk 2×100, C.Sammons 100f) The Beehive 3 (Martin Partridge 100, Neil Clarke 100, Dean Grainger 100b, Dave Mortiboys 100,140, Keith Deeley 108b,111, Jason Prince 140), Highcroft Hotdogs 8 (Kevin Shorthouse 100, Jordan Alexander 140,120b, Simon Shorthouse 134, LeighDells 125,100, Sid Pritchett 100,112b) Old Horns Lions 1 (Andy Kimberley 140, Dave Pickering 100), Division Two:- Charley’s Flights 4 (Kevin Hewings 100,100b, Paul Nicholls 100b, William Cadby 100, Dean Bond 100, Clive Austin 100, Martin Mills 100,123, John Burdett 121,100) Red Lion 5 (D.Vickers 108f, L.Vickers 118,140,100, E.A.Birkett 121), The Rise Club 6 (Owen Carroll 100, Mark Felkin 129, Ollie Day 100, Caleb Day 100) Erdington Arrows 3 (Karl Tooze 136, Martin Edwards 112), Plough and Arrows 6 (Nigel Robbins 100,120b, Danny Hughes 100, Kieran Gow 102b,122, Nathaniel Rose 2×100, Ricky Niner 139) Walmley CSC Flights 3 (Brian Hughes 100, Jamie Meredith 100, Ben Liggins 100, Jake Liggins 108b), Drakes Drum 5 (Rick Hasluck 100b, Darren Haynes 105b,119, Jack Mahon 140, James Clarke 140) Heartlands 4 (Steven Cain 160b,100, Martin Cooper 101b, Alex Downes 100, George Drennan 125), Division Three:- Rosey Mac’s Bar 4 (George Averill 100b) Deer’s Leap 5 (Adam Dunn 100), Pint Pot Flights 8 (Michael bagnall 120b,140, Neil Napier 100, Pete Smith 2×100, Andy Clarke 105, Martin Phillips 100) St Thomas Arrows 1 (Paul Andrews 100,123, Gill Lynch 125, Martin Andrews 140), St Tom Cats 5 (B.Bradbury 105) Sutton Sports 4 (David Shingler 104b), Sutton Sharks 7 (Ally Jarvis 100, Chris Gardener 120b, Jon Boden 100, Michael Taylor 100) Rosey Mac’s 2 (John Cox 140,127,100).

Week four in the Harborne and District League brought together the league’s top two teams both of them undefeated before the encounter and what an encounter it turned out to be which included no fewer than four maximums and fifty scores of 100 or more with both teams getting two 180’s, Northfield having 23 tons or more and Copper Fox ‘R’ 27. Maximums for the Conservative Club came from T.Garfield and S.Jones and for Copper Fox ‘R’ J.Hykin and T.Hamilton. The all-important 5-4 result went to the home side Northfield Conservative Club to open up a two points lead at the top of the table.

The game between Copper Fox ‘M’ and Northfield Town also produced a maximum for both sides, G.Dews for the former and L.Allen for the latter with the 5-4 win going to Copper Fox ‘M’.

Full Results:Game 4:- The Mill 1 (O.Gough 2×100,112, A.Beagrie 100,137,140, K.Pearsall 113, J.Perry 121) Smethwick Cricket Club 8 (A.Bomber 100, M.Collins 125, M.Smith 101,140, P.Brookes 3×100,140, B.Warren 2×100, M.Perkins 3×100,140,141f,15 darts game, V.Gould 100), Northfield Conservative Club 5 (R.Hosey 2×100,101,140, T.Garfield 3×100,140,180, D.Hill 100,121,125,3×140, M.Lloyd 3×100,122,2×140, S.Jones 180, A.Sutton 2×100, S.Cartwright 118) Copper Fox ‘R’ 4 (E.Simpson 5×100, D.Marsh 100, J.Hykin 100,180, A.Hykin 3×100,119, T.Hamilton 100,120,2×121,122,139,180,15 darts game, N.Porter 2×100,140, R.Mann 4×100, T.Hykin 3×100, J.Hykin & T.Hamilton 15 darts game), Copper Fox ‘M’ 5 (K.Jukes 3×100,140, D.Kent 135,140, A.Harvey 4×100, J.Downer 100,122,125, G.Dews 2×100, K.Bedder 100,100f,104,138,140, G.Dews 180, J.Loughran 100f,121) Northfield Town 4 (L.Allen 100,125,180, L.Fowler 121,140, N.Steventon 4×100,134, A.Faulkner 3×100, M.Bennett 2×100,120, J.Evetts 2×100, J.Needham 100,140, N.Procter 100), Cock Inn 5 (N.Hurst 125,140, L.Fox 2×100, A.Vaughan 100,131, John Fox 100,140) Weoley Castle WMC 4 (S.Joyce 100,140, M.Bolton 100,125,140, D.Cornwell 100,101, A.Coombes 100), Avenue Social Club 4 (C.Morgan 2×100, P.Gilliland 132, V.Gilliland 100, J.Taylor 2×100, S.Gilliland 107, J.Wood 2×100, A.Girling 2×100, M.Gilliland 100,105, T.Harper 121, A.Williams 100,110, L.Grant 100) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 5 (M.Hanley 100, M.Fisher 100, S.Tonks 100, E.Dearn 100, A.Fenton 2×100, N.Reynolds 122,134, J.Garvey 102,125), Windsor 1 (S.Hopkins 2×100) Lion Bar 8 (D.Windsor 2×100,136,140, E.Scullion 3×100,120, F.Goldsby 100, D.Horden 100, D.McDermott 100,116).

The Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League staged round one of their League Cup with Netherton Conservative Club ‘B’ the top scorers beating their hosts Rose and Crown ‘B’ 7-0. Crestwood had a 5-2 win over Fox Inn (Lye) and joining them in the hat for round two will be The Princess who had a 4-3 win at Bird in Hand.

Full Results: League Cup: Round One: Bird in Hand 3 The Princess 4, Crestwood 5 Fox Inn (Lye) 2, Rose and Crown ‘B’ 0 Netherton Conservative Club ‘B’ 7.

The Netherton Thursday Night League played their doubles knockout down to the last eight and making the quarter-finals on the 18th July were Tommy Johnson and Mark Jones (Hill and Cakemore Ex Serviceman’s Club), Abdul Galeb and Vance Handley (Townsend Social Club), Kevin Barnfield and Simon Purcell (Spring Meadow Pub), Stuart Gough and Jess Archer (Old Liberal Club), Paul Hadley and Jordan Ward (Townsend Social Club), Jeff Batham and Nick Fullwell (Old Liberal Club), Chris Moreton and Dave Edwards (Old Liberal Club), George Peters and Will Peters (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’).

Full Results: Doubles Knockout: Last Eight:- Tommy Johnson and Mark Jones (Hill and Cakemore Ex Serviceman’s Club), Abdul Galeb and Vance Handley (Townsend Social Club), Kevin Barnfield and Simon Purcell (Spring Meadow Pub), Stuart Gough and Jess Archer (Old Liberal Club), Paul Hadley and Jordan Ward (Townsend Social Club), Jeff Batham and Nick Fullwell (Old Liberal Club), Chris Moreton and Dave Edwards (Old Liberal Club), George Peters and Will Peters (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’).

Alan Towe writes with the support of Red Dragon Darts

After beating Albion 7-0 in the opening week’s fixtures of the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League Cottage Spring made it two-in-a-row when they won 7-0 against Horseley Tavern ‘B’ to keep them in pole position with a five legs of average lead after only the first two games. Vine ‘A’ and Tamebridge are the only other two teams not to have lost, the former winning 4-3 at Horse and Jockey while the latter won by the same margin at home against Allen’s Bar. Horseley Tavern ‘A’ recorded their first-ever 7-0 win in the league beating newcomers King Arthur.   

Full Results: Game 2:- Horse and Jockey 3 Vine ‘A’ 4, Horsley Tavern ‘A’ 7 King Arthur 0, Tamebridge 4 Allen’s Bar 3, Waggon and Horses 2 Three Horseshoes 5, Sow and Pigs 2 Ivy Bush 5, Cottage Spring 7 Horsley Tavern ‘B’ 0, Vine ‘B’ 5 Albion 2.

An 8-1 win at Rowley Bar and Grill keeps Romsley Cricket Club top of the Rowley Monday Night League but they only lead on average as second placed Gate Hangs Well also made it three straight wins when they won 6-3 playing away against reigning champions Bell. A 180 from M.Tibbetts helped his team Whiteheath Tavern to a 7-2 home win over Tividale FC.

Full Results: Game 3: Huntingtree 2 Spring Meadow 7, Rowley Bar and Grill 1 Romsley Cricket Club 8, Loyal Lodge 3 White Swan 6, Whiteheath Tavern 7 (M.Tibbetts 180) Tividale FC 2, Snooks 4 Plough and Harrow 5, Hill and Cakemore Ex Servicemen’s Club 2 Rowley Labour Club 7, Wonder 2 Hawthorns 7, Bell 3 (R.Kinsella 152b) Gate Hangs Well 6, Windmills End had a bye.

The Silver End Sunday Morning League have got their new season underway and the early pacesetters are Dudley Sports ‘A’ and Old Star who in turn had 7-1 wins over Brier Rose and Raven. Hot on the heels of the leading duo are Church Tavern and Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club who both won 6-2, Church Tavern at home against Dudley Sports ‘B’ and the Ex Serviceman’s at home against Mount Pleasant.

Full Results: Week 1:- High Acres ‘A’ 4 Rose and Crown 4, High Acres ‘C’ 4 Cat Inn 4, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 7 Brier Rose 1, Church Tavern 6 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 2, Old Star 7 Raven 1, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 6 Mount Pleasant 2, Brickmakers Arms 5 High Acres ‘B’ 3, Pensnett Liberal Club 3 Three Crowns ‘B’ 5, Tenth Lock 5 Old Liberal Club 3, Three Crowns ‘A’ had a bye.

The Cradley Tuesday Night League have completed round one of their League Cup and going through to round two will be Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘B’, Quarry Bank Social Club ‘A’, Plough Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘A’.

Full Results: League Cup: Round One First Leg:- Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘B’ 3 Bulls Head 4, Quarry Bank Social Club ‘B’ 1 Quarry Bank Social Club ‘A’ 6, Tenth Lock 0 Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘A’ 7, Liberal Club (Brierley Hill) 2 Plough 5, Second Leg:- Bulls Head 2 Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘B’ 5, Quarry Bank Social Club ‘A’ 5 Quarry Bank Social Club ‘B’ 2, Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘A’ 5 Tenth Lock 2, Plough 3 Liberal Club (Brierley Hill) 4.

In the latest round of fixtures in the Amblecote RBL Premier League current leader Nick Fullwell began with a close 4-3 win over Gavin Smith and then went on to beat Matt Halliday 5-2 to put him on 110 points. Second in the league Dan Nicholls had a bit of a setback in his opening game losing 4-3 to Jamie Barrowman but he was quick to recover and followed up with a 5-2 win over Craig Lowin and ended the night with a 7-0 success against John Underhill to put him on the same 110 points as Fullwell but with two games in hand.

Full Results: Week 11:- Aaron Colley 4 Shane Sheridan 3, Jamie Barrowman 6 Martyn Harper 1, Shane Sheridan 7 Stephen Cartwright 0, Reece Colley 7 Mitch Pickett 0, Ryan Green 6 Joe Poole 1, Dave Simpson 6 Jon Underhill 1, Jamie Barrowman 5 Steve Gillam 2, Aaron Colley 6 Nick Wyer 1, Jake Robinson 5 Chris Williams 2, Ian Townsend 6 Tony Bennett 1, Wozza Pritchard 4 Jake Shipley 3, Howard Pritchard 5 Jayden Harper 2, Jamie Barrowman 5 Cayden Smith 2, Matt Davies 7 Wozza Pritchard 0, Carl Hipkiss 5 Matt Halliday 2, Josh Wheeler 4 Jack Pritchard 3, Nick Fullwell 4 Gavin Smith 3, Martyn Harper 4 Andy Vellender 3, Rob Pierce 4 John Green 3, Michael Harding 4 Sam Page 3, Neil Murphy 7 Tony Bennett 0, Joe Poole 4 Howard Pritchard 3, Shane Sheridan 4 Cayden Smith 3, Dave Simpson 5 Nick Wyer 2, Gavin Smith 6 Michael Harding 1, Reece Colley 7 Matt Davies 0, Chris Williams 6 Shane Passey 1, Steve Gillam 6 Jayden Harper 1, Martyn Harper 6 Craig Lowin 1, Jamie Barrowman 4 Dan Nicholls 3, Aaron Colley 5 Jake Robinson 2, Nick Fullwell 5 Matt Halliday 2, Ryan Green 4 Jon Underhill 3, Ian Townsend 7 Mitch Pickett 0, Rob Pierce 5 Josh Wheeler 2, John Green 6 Sam Page 1, Dan Nicholls 5 Craig Lowin 2, Neil Murphy 5 Carl Hipkiss 2, Jack Pritchard 6 Stephen Cartwright 1, Andy Vellender 6 Jake Shipley 1, Shane Sheridan 5 Chris Williams 2, Dan Nicholls 7 Jon Underhill 0, Reece Colley 6 Michael Harding 1, Aaron Colley 6 Carl Hipkiss 1.

Leaders of the Black Country Men’s Super League Pensnett Liberal Club suffered a little setback to their title hopes in the latest round of fixtures as they lost 3-2 playing away against sixth in the league Quarry Bank Liberal Club, nevertheless Pensnett still have a two points lead over second placed Whiteheath Tavern plus a game in hand after Whiteheath won 4-1 against Allen’s Bar ‘B’. Allen’s Bar ‘C’ are third on the same 103 points as Whiteheath and have a game in hand on them after having a bye this week.

Full Results: Game 35:- The Vine, Blackheath 3 Horse and Jockey 2, Quarry Bank Liberal Club 3 Pensnett Liberal Club 2, Halesowen Cricket Club 3 Old Bulls Head 2, Allen’s Bar ‘A’ 4 White Swan 1, Whiteheath Tavern 4 Allen’s Bar ‘B’ 1, The Ashwood 5 Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 0, Townsend Social 4 Soccer Zone 1, Townsend ‘A’ 3 Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 2, Allen’s Bar ‘C’ had a bye.

A 7-1 win over Stewart Pryce keeps Wayne Jones top of the division one table in the Gilbert’s Bar Monday Night Singles League with a total of 72 points, he has a lead of four plus a game in hand on second placed Ian Stanton who beat Clayton Edge 8-0.

Allan Melling tops division two, he has a small one point lead over Allan Davies who played a couple of catch-up games this week in which he won 6-2 against Bradley Martin but was then held to a 4-4 draw by Gemma Barrett Jenkins.

With the top two players not playing this week in division three, Dave Thackeray remains in pole position with 61 points and Michele Pritchard second with just one point fewer but from one game more.

Full Results: Week 8: Jimmy Stackhouse 3 Scott Baker 5, Steve Lynch 6 Clark Cook 2, Conor Whitehouse 5 Tony Singh 3, John Simms 6 Jamie Webb 2, Stewart Pryce 1 Wayne Jones 7, Dean Simmons-Fullwood 6 Jason Hough 2, Ben Johnson 2 Tony Singh 6, Clayton Edge 0 Ian Stanton 8, Dean Simmoms-Fullwood 4 Ben Johnson 4, Catch up Week 1 Results:- Bradley Martin 2 Allan Davies 6, Malcolm Pugh 0 Kurt Wright 8, Keith Hollowood 5 Jack Rollinson 3, Reece Cook Lucas 3 Neville Quinton 5, Jack Rollinson 1 Bradley Martin 7, Jamie Aplin 3 Malcolm Pugh 5, Allan Davies 4 Gemma Barrett Jenkins 4, Alex Simmons 1 Reece Cook Lucas 7, Warren Bower 6 Robert Bradley 2, Dave Akers 5 Sarah Barrett 3, Sandra Beardsmore 5 Anthony Bradley 3, Lauren Kempson 3 Sarah Barrett 5, Joe Bartolo 8 Lauren Kempson 0, Jenni Seedhouse 2 Claire Hobbs 6.


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