Victory for The Beehive

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Game number nine in the Four Oaks and District League brought disappointment to division one leaders Bishop Vesey as they suffered their first taste of defeat this season, a surprisingly big 8-1 defeat away to their nearest rivals, second placed Beehive, the win seeing Beehive draw level on both points and average with Bishop Vesey to share pole position.

A 6-3 home defeat by Drakes Drum has cost Heartlands the division-two leadership and sees them drop to second place on twelve points two fewer than new leaders Walmley CSC Flights who had a 6-3 home win over Plough and Arrows. Like Heartlands third placed Red Lion are also on twelve points following their 5-4 home win over Charley’s Flights.

Pint Pot Flights continue to lead the way in division three, their 7-2 win at St Thomas Arrows opening up a two points advantage over their second placed opponents who in turn are two to the good on third and fourth placed Sutton Sharks and Deer’s Leap, Sharks losing 6-3 at Rosey Mac’s while Deer’s Leap had an 8-1 home win over Rosey Mac’s Bar.

Dean Grainger (Beehive) hit the only maximum of the week.

Full Results: Game 9: Division One: Beggars Bush 1 (Robert Graham 100, Gary bushell 100, Ian Lloyd 100) The Nomads 8 (D.Chisnell 100, Sam Robinson 120b,2×100, K.Neale 136b,118, Kevin Smith 140), The Beehive 8 (Jason Prince 140, Keith Deeley 121,100,113f, Dean Grainger 100,105b,180) Bishop Vesey 1 (N.Smallwood 100, M.Wild 117b,140, S.Abbott 156, N.Sammons 105b,100, C.Sammons 100,140), Old Horns Lions 3 (Pat Byrne 105b,140,121, Barrie Linnecor 100, Andy Kimberley 132f,100, Fred Naylor 120) Highcroft Hotdogs 6 (Kevin Shorthouse 100b,139, Sid Pritchett 2×140,100, Simon Shorthouse 2×100, P.Graham 120, Jack Alexander 100, Steve Paling 100,130b, Leigh Dells 135), Division Two:- Red Lion 5 (J.Collins 2×100, D.Vickers 100,110, R.Lowe 100, T.Vickers 101b, M.Corfield 100, Richard O’Brian 140) Charley’s Flights 4 (Dean Bond 100,123, William Cadby 100, Rob Vann 114b, John Burdett 120b,100), Erdington Arrows 3 (Luke Cooksey 120b,Martin Edwards 100,121, Mark Phillips 136b, Geoff Hopkins 107) The Rise Club 6 (Jamie Sabin 2×100, Shane Kelly 100b, Ollie Day 2×100, Luke Parry 100, Warren Jones 140), Walmley CSC Flights 6 (Jamie Meredith 100, Joe Higgins 100, Kris Green 2×140, Ben Liggins 152b, Rich Smith 100) Plough and Arrows 3 (Roxy Bennett 115, Nigel Robbins 2×125, Stuart Gow 100), Heartlands 3 (John Frost 140, George Drennan 100, Matthhew Cain 140) Drakes Drum 6 (Craig Turner 100, Marc Pearce 2×100, Alan Lilley 100,140, Neil Goldie 100, Matt Willetts 100), Division Three: Deer’s Leap 8 (Darryl Rodgers 100, Daniel Hopkins 125, Tom Ross 140, Darren Stenson 110b) Rosey Mac’s Bar 1, St Thomas Arrows 2 (Jim Lynch 100, Rob Nelson 100) Pint Pot Flights 7 (Neil Napier 101b,100, Pete Smith 125, Ervin Stambollin 100b, Michael Bagnall 3×100), Sutton Sports 1 (Dave Gibbs 100) St Tom Cats 8 (R.Snelson 100, J.P.Roddy 100), Rosey Mac’s 6 (Des Sargent 112b, Neil Bradley 120, Stephen Wright 140, John Cox 100,112b) Sutton Sharks 3 (Chris Gardener 100,115,122, Jon Boden 100b, Ally Jarvis 100, Michael Taylor 140, Frank Davis 100,113f).

The Sheldon and District Winter League played their singles knockout down to the last eight players and battling it out on finals night will be Simon Power, Paul Nixon, Terry Webster, Simon Winters, Stephen Shepherd, Sam Robinson, Chris Darby, Alan Mayell.

Full Results: Singles Knockout: Quarter-Finalists: Simon Power, Paul Nixon, Terry Webster, Simon Winters, Stephen Shepherd, Sam Robinson, Chris Darby, Alan Mayell.

After completing game seventeen in the South Birmingham Clubs League there was no change in the top six places in the singles division, leaders Longbridge United with a 160 break from A.Sutton winning 5-3 away to Northfield Conservative Club ‘B’ who are fourth in the league but now eleven points off the top. Second placed West Heath CEM won their game away to third placed Northfield Town 6-1 to put them on twenty-six points five short of Longbridge but five ahead of their opponents. Perfection are fifth after being held to a 4-4 draw at Stirchley United, their nineteen points one better than sixth in the table Bournbrook who won 5-3 at home against E57 leaving them with a game in hand.

In the pre-match doubles division the results had no effect on the table whatsoever with West Heath CEM continuing to lead the field with 192 points, Longbridge United second with 185 points.

Full Results: Game 17: Bournbrook 5 E57 3, Northfield Conservative Club ‘B’ 3 Longbridge United 5 (A.Sutton 160b), Northfield Town 2 West Heath CEM 6, Moseley All Services Club 3 Northfield Conservative Club ‘A’ 5, 5, Bartley Green FC 3 Quarry Club 5, Stirchley United 4 Perfection 4.

Alan Towe writes with the support of Red Dragon Darts

A 5-3 home win over bottom of the table Sedgemere Devil’s was not enough for Cotterills Lane EBAHA Club to hold on to second place in the Camp Hill League as Wakefield Warriors beat Roost 6-1 to leap-frog them and take over the number two spot on average. Wakefield are unbeaten in their four games played and have a game in hand on leaders Tyseley Bears, the only other undefeated team in the league. Tyseley took their winning run to five games with a 4-3 win at Clumsy Swan who are fifth in the league.

Wakefield Warriors player Chris Stokes chalked up an eight darts game.

Full Results: Game 5: Cotterill’s Lane EBAHA Club 5 Sedgemere Devil’s 2, Clumsy Swan 3 Tyseley Bears 4, Wakefield Warriors 6 (Chris Stokes 8 darts game) Roost 1, Moseley Arms 0 Erdington Nomads 7.

In the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League Vine ‘A’ remain unbeaten and took their winning run to nine games in style by handing their visitors Horseley Tavern ‘B’ a 7-0 whitewash to open up a four points lead over Allen’s Bar and Three Horseshoes after Allen’s lost ground going down 4-3 at home to Three Horseshoes who are third and now on the same fourteen points as their opponents. Also on fourteen points is fourth placed Tamebridge who increased their tally with a 5-2 home win over Sow and Pigs. 

League newcomers this season King Arthur had a bit of a rough start to their campaign as they lost their opening six games but with a 4-3 home win over Ivy Bush they have now won two of their last three fixtures.

Full Results:Game 9: Vine ‘A’ 7 Horseley Tavern ‘B’ 0, King Arthur 4 Ivy Bush 3, Allen’s Bar 3 Three Horseshores 4, Horse and Jockey 5 Albion 2, Horseley Tavern ‘A’ 4 Cottage Spring 3, Tamebridge 5 Sow and Pigs 2, Waggon and Horses 2 Vine ‘B’ 5.

With Dudley Sports ‘A’ having a bye this week in the Silver End Sunday Morning League they have dropped from pole position to third in the table and replaced at the top by Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club whose 5-3 home win over High Acres ‘A’ has given them a total of twenty-four points from nine games. Second and third placed Old Star and Dudley Sports ‘A’ are both on twenty-two points, Old Star having a 6-1 home win over High Acres ‘C’ while Dudley Sports ‘A’ now have a game in hand on the two teams above them.

Full Results:Game 9:- Church Tavern 5 Tenth Lock 3, Old Star 6 High Acres’C‘ 2, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 5 High Acres ‘A’ 3, Brickmakers Arms 6 Three Crowns ‘A’ 2, Pensnett Liberal Club 3 Rose and Crown 5, Three Crowns ‘B’ 4 Old Cat Inn 4, High Acres ‘B’ 3 Old Liberal Club 5, Mount Pleasant 5 Brier Rose 3, Raven 2 Dudley Sports ‘B’ 6, Dudley Sports ‘A’ had a bye.

Despite having a bye this week Old Liberal Club hold on to the top spot in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League with a perfect thirty-two points from their sixteen games. Second in the league Gate Hangs Well ‘B’ with a 160 break from their C.Moreton won 6-1 at home against Netherton Conservative Club ‘A’ and are now four points behind the leaders and two ahead of Five Ways, Princess and Bird in Hand. Five Ways won 6-1 at home over Bird in Hand, while Princess won by the same margin at Glasscutters ‘B’.

In addition to C.Moreton there were 160 breaks for I.Marson (Netherton Conservative Club ‘B’) and C.Powell (Glasscutters ‘A’).

Full Results: Game 17:- Mount Pleasant 3 Raven ‘A’ 4, Netherton Conservative Club ‘B’ 7 (L.Marson 160b) Gate Hangs Well ‘A’ 0, Glasscutters ‘B’ 1 Princess 6, Seven Stars 5 Rose and Crown ‘A’ 2, Rose and Crown ‘B 3 Fox Inn (Lye) 4, Queens Head 2 Glasscutters ‘A’ 5 (C.Powell 160b), Gate Hangs Well ‘B’ 6 (C.Moreton 160b) Netherton Conservative Club ‘A’ 1, Raven ‘B’ 2 Crestwood 5, Five Ways 6 Bird in Hand 1, Old Liberal Club had a bye.

Although they had home advantage plus a maximum from their G.Jackson, Bulls Head lost 5-4 in the Netherton Thursday Night League to Hill and Cakemore Ex Serviceman’s Club and as a result drop one place in the table to third on thirty-nine points. An 8-1 win at Old Glasshouse keeps Old Liberal Club in pole position with forty-five point’s three more than Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ who have taken over in third place from Bulls Head after winning 8-1 at home against Netherton Sports and Social Club. Spring Meadow Pub were the week’s biggest winners handing a 9-0 deefeat to their hosts Hare and Hounds, W.Andrews and A.Ghaley both hit a maximum.

Full Results: Game 18:- Townsend Social Club 7 Spring Meadow Social 2, Bulls Head 4 (G.Jackson 180) Hill and Cakemore Ex Serviceman’s Club 5, Hare and Hounds 0 Spring Meadow Pub 9 (W.Andrews 180, A.Ghaley 180), Old Glasshouse 1 Old Liberal Club 8 )N.Fullwell 180,12 darts game), Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 8 Netherton Sports and Social Club 1, Plough and Harrow 9 Olde Queens Head 0, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ had a bye.

With nine dart games from E.Price and T.Brennan plus a maximum from Brennan their team Bell won 8-1 at Loyal Lodge in the Rowley Monday Night League and top the table with twenty-two points, two more than second placed Plough and Harrow who had a close 5-4 victory at fourth in the league Romsley Cricket Club to leave Romsley on eighteen points the same number a third in the table Hawthorns who won their home tie with Snooks 6-3.

There were maximum scores this week for: K.Chambers (Plough and Harrow), M.Tibbetts (Whiteheath Tavern) and I.Stokes (Snooks).

Full Results: Game 12: Romsley Cricket Club 4 Plough and Harrow 5 (K.Chambers 180), Spring Meadow 3 Rowley Labour Club 6, Rowley Bar and Grill 4 Tividale Sports 5, Huntingtree 1 (M.Baker 8 darts game) Gate Hangs Well 8, Loyal Lodge 1 Bell 8 (T.Brennan 180,9 darts game, E.Price 9 darts game), Whiteheath Tavern 7 (M.Tibbetts 180) Hawthorns ‘B’ 2, White Swan 3 Tividale FC 6, Hawthorns 6 (T.Johnson 171) Snooks 3 (I.Stoked 180). 

Dan Nicholls has opened up a twelve points lead at the top of the Amblecote RBL Premier League after adding to his account the latest results which saw him win 6-1 against Matt Davies and then go one better with a 7-0 success against Josh Wheeler putting him on 194 points from 35 games. Second placed Nick Fullwell kicked off with a similar 6-1 win in his game against Wozza Pritchard and he then had a narrow 4-3 win over Ian Townsend to give him a total of 182 points from 34 fixtures. 

Full Results: Week 20: Aaron Colley 7 Craig Lowin 0, Reece Colley 6 Dave Simpson 1, Jack Pritchard 4 Shane Passey 3, Aaron Colley 5 Jake Shipley 2, Ian Townsend 5 Matt Davies 2, Stephen Cartwright 4 Josh Hodgkins 3, Jon Underhill 6 Sam Page 1, Jamie Barrowman 5 Joe Poole 2, Jayden Harper 5 Matt Halliday 2, Chris Williams 4 Howard Pritchard 3, Chris Williams 5 Dave Simpson 2, Aaron Colley 4 Ryan Green 3, Tony Bennett 4 Wozza Pritchard 3, Josh Wheeler 4 Martyn Harper 3, Tom Bissell 5 Michael Harding 2, Jack Pritchard 4 Jayden Harper 3, John Green 5 Steve Gillam 2, Andy Vellender 4 Rob Pierce 3, Dan Nicholls 6 Matt Davies 1, Reece Colley 5 Shane Sheridan 2, Martyn Harper 7 Stephen Cartwright 0, Gavin Smith 6 Jon Underhill 1, Matt Halliday 4 Josh Hodgkins 3, Nick Fullwell 6 Wozza Pritchard 1, Steve Gillam 4 Chris Williams 3, Aaron Colley 5 Howard Pritchard 2, Craig Lowin 4 Jake Robinson 3, Rob Pierce 4 Mitch Pickett 3, Andy Vellender 7 Tony Bennett 0, Craig Lowin 4 Sam Page 3, Ryan Green 5 Jake Shipley 2, John Green 5 Tom Bissell 2, Michael Harding 4 Mitch Pickett 3, Shane Sheridan 5 Shane Passey 2, Nick Fullwell 4 Ian Townsend 3, Gavin Smith 5 Joe Poole 2, Dan Nicholls 7 Josh Wheeler 0, Jamie Barrowman 4 Jake Robinson 3, Shane Passey 4 Rob Pierce 3, Gavin Smith 7 Tony Bennett 0.

In week ten of the West Midlands Ladies Super League leader Jacqueline Maiden had a little setback to her title hopes when she suffered her first defeat of the season, a 3-1 reversal at the hands of Gemma Barrett who is third in the league on twenty-six points, two short of Maiden who despite the loss hangs on to the number one spot with twenty-eight points. After her ten fixtures Jacqueline Maiden remains one point ahead of second placed Shellbie Simmons who suffered a similar fate as she lost 3-1 to Jodie Rowlands who also had a 3-0 win over Jackie Trott to see her move four places in the table to fifth with seventeen points from nine games.

Full Results: Week 10:- Jackie Trott 3 Jodie Rowlands 0, Jacqui Simmons 3 Shelly Hannon 0, Jackie Trott 3 Claire Hobbs 1, Jodie Rowlands 3 Shellbie Simmons 1, Gemma Barrett 3 Jacqueline Maiden 1, Shellbie Simmons 3 Shelly Hannon 0.

Scott Baker is back where he finished last season in division one of the Gilbert’s Bar Monday Night Singles League and that is top of the table. In the latest round of fixtures Baker won 6-2 against Adam Teasdale to give him a total of 116 points from sixteen games and a lead of sixteen over second placed Ian Stanton who didn’t play this week. Stanton’s 100 points are from fourteen games and as a result has two in hand on Baker.

A 5-3 win over Keith Hollowood keeps Alan Melling top of division two, Melling having amassed a total of ninety-nine points from his fourteen games but second placed Kurt Wright’s 7-1 win over Alex Simmons has given him ninety-three points and leaves him with three games in hand on Melling.   

Dave Thackeray consolidate his pole position in division three with an 8-0 win over Jacqui Simmons to give him a total of 117 points and although he only has a three points lead on second placed Thomas Hollowood he has played one game fewer than Hollowood. Hollowood kept in touch with Thackeray as he chalked up a 7-1 win over Gareth Walsh.

Full Results: Game 16: Tony Singh 2 Paul Price 6, Adam Teasdale 2 Scott Baker 6, John Simms 4 Clark Cook 4, Steve Lynch 5 Jamie Webb 3, Clayton Edge 1 Adam Teasdale 7, Jimmy Stackhouse 2 Stewart Pryce 6, Andy Mullinder 4 Simon Pritchard 4, Jon Blakemore 3 Chris Evans 5, Game 15:- Jack Rollinson 1 Gemma Barrett Jenkins 7, Artur Lubkowski 3 Reece Cook Lucas 5, Alan Melling 5 Keith Hollowood 3, Michael Franks 3 Neville Quinton 5, Alex Simmons 1 Kurt Wright 7, Richard Brown 5 Robert Harris 3, Allan Davies 5 Malcolm Pugh 3, Claire Hobbs 2 Sandra Beardsmore 6, Eddie Gripton 1 Dave Akers 7, Alex Bryant 7 Anthony Bradley 1, Thomas Hollowood 7 Gareth Walsh 1, Andy poole 3 Robert Bradley 5, Dave Thackeray 8 Jacqui Simmons 0, Sarah Barrett 1 Joe Bartolo 7.

The Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League have got their new season underway and have increased their numbers from twelve to an encouraging eighteen teams. The season began with no fewer than four teams handing out a 7-0 whitewash in the singles division, Corpus Christi ‘A’, Junction ‘B’, Wednesfield Legion and Woodfield who in turn defeated Harrowby Arms, Junction ‘C’, New Gate Inn ‘B’ and Three Crowns. Not far behind the leading quartet were Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ and New Gate ‘A’ who had 6-1 win against respective opponents Ring of Bells and Junction ‘A’.

In the doubles division no fewer than seven of the nine games finished with a straight 3-0 result with those wins supplied by Corpus Christi ‘A’, Corpus Christi ‘B’, Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’, Golden Lion, Hotshots, Junction ‘B’ and Wednesfield Legion.

Full Results: Game 1: Singles Division: Corpus Christi ‘B’ 7 Harrowby Arms 0, Dog and Partridge 3 Corpus Christi ‘A’ 4, Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 6 Ring of Bells 1, Golden Lion 4 Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 3, Hotshots 4 Milestone 3, Junction ‘A’ 1 New Gate Inn ‘A’ 6, Junction ‘C’ 0 Junction ‘B’ 7, New Gate Inn ‘B’ 0 Wednesfield Legion 7, Woodfield 7 Three Crowns 0, Doubles Division:- Corpus Christi ‘B’ 3 Harrowby Arms 0, Dog and Partridge 0 Corpus Christi ‘A’ 3, Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 3 Ring of Bells 0, Golden Lion 3 Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 0, Hotshots 3 Milestone 0, Junction ‘A’ 2 New Gate Inn ‘A’ 1, Junction ‘C’ 0 Junction ‘B’ 3, New Gate Inn ‘B’ 0 Wednesfield Legion 3, Woodfield 2 Three Crowns 1.


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