Camping It Up: League Presentation Season Is Returning

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MANY winter Leagues celebrate their seasonal successes with prize givings and presentation evenings. The Camp Hill League recently held their presentation night for the 2022-2023 season and picking up the league winners silverware were Erdington Nomads while the League Cup title went to Wakefield Warriors.

The Sheldon and District Winter League have been staging the finals of their Divisional League Cups and lining up against each other in the premier league final were Highwood and Langley Arrows. Langley Arrows have already been acclaimed winners of the division with a total of thirty points from their sixteen games and sixteen more than their fifth placed opponents, so on league form Langley Arrows began as strong favourites. With a maximum for both teams, Richard Mills for Langley Arrows and John Buckingham for Highwood the all-important result was a very close 5-4 which went to the favourites Langley Arrows to make it a tremendous league and cup double. 

The division one final was fought out between Willclare Sports and Social Club and Brian’s Flights. With thirty points from their sixteen games and still two more to play Brian’s Flights have already been proclaimed divisional champions their finalists have completed their league programme but with twenty-eight points have finished their campaign as runners-up. Once again the divisional champions began as favourites but on this occasion the result didn’t go to league form as once again the result was a close 5-4 but this time going to the under-dogs as Willclare Sports and Social Club ran out winners.

As in the division one play-off the division two final also matched the division’s top two teams with champions Sheldon Marlborough Ridge squaring up to The Hornet who are almost certain to finish as runners-up. To lose the second place Hornet would have to lose their last game 9-0 and third in the division Sheldon Marlborough Flights would have to win 9-0. The cup final was yet again a 5-4 result, Rob Wilson notching a maximum for Hornet but the vital 5-4 result going to Sheldon Marlborough Ridge.    

Full Results: Game 18: Premier League:- Sheldon Marlborough Arrows 5 Yardley Ex Colts 4 (Shay Darby 113f,9 darts game), Sheldon Dukes 5 Raven Arrows 4, Highwood 5 The Banbury Club 4, The Dingle v Langley Flights was postponed, Langley Arrows had a bye, Division One: Brian’s Flights 5 Willclare Sports and Social 4, Kingshurst Labour Club 2 Iron Horse Rebels 7, Hollywood Social Club 2 Smithswood Social Club 7, Maggies 3 Trident Spears 6 Tom Cupkovic 10 darts game, Shirley Misfits 3 The Bell Inn 6, Division Two: Sheldon Marlborough Flights 8 The College Arms Flights 1, Moseley Rugby Club 2 (Tudor Evans 130f) Sheldon Marlborough Ridge 7, Lyndon Old Boys 5 (Wade Manners 11 darts game) The Hornet 4, Castle Bromwich WMC had a bye, League Cup:Finals:Premier League:- Highwood 4 (John Buckingham 180) Langley Arrows 5 (Richard Mills 180), Division One:- Willclare Sports and Social Club 5 Brian’s Flights 4, Division Two:- The Hornet 4 (Rob Wilson 180) Sheldon Marlborough Ridge 5.

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Game number fifteen brought about no changes in the top five places of the Kings Norton League with leaders Copper Fox adding a 5-2 win away to Perfection to their account to give them a total of twenty-eight points from fifteen games. The win saw them extend their lead to four points over second placed Northfield who lost their home tie with third placed Bournebrook 4-3 leaving Bournebrook now just two points adrift of their hosts. Fourth in the league Thurlestone are on the same twenty-two points as Bournebrook and only one leg of average short of them after they won 6-1 at home against Stirchley. Making up the top five is Bourneville who lost 4-3 at Cock Inn, the two teams now level on eighteen points.

The league produced four maximums this week and they came from: R.Allcott (Cock Inn), T.Garfield (Thurlestone), M.Welsh (Stirhley) and S.Corbett (Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club).

Full Results: Game 15: Perfection 2 (P.Taylor 100,11 darts game, P.Smith 116, M.Davies 120b, K.Astbury 125, Mark Davies 2×100) Copper Fox 5 (E.Simpson 100,101b,140, D.Marsh 129, N.Porter 100, G.Dews 100,140, M.Davies 140), Northfield 3 (L.Allen 140,12 darts game, A.Busby 100, P.Draper 125, N.Steventon 120b,135) Bournebrook 4 (C.Smith 105b, D.Collins 111, T.Cullen 100, C.Ryan 120b,140, K.Webb 139, K.Mason 125), Kings Norton Flights 4 (A.Fenton 100,139,10 darts game, J.Fisher 115, R.Foxhall 100, E.Dearn 100, G.Williamson 100) Dingle 3 (R.Needham 100), Cock Inn 4 (P.Hughes 100, L.Fox 100, A.Vaughan 112,134,11 darts game, R.Allcott 180, D.O’Neill 2×100) Bourneville 3 (M.Collins 2×100,105,140, J.Garvey 100, G.Bailles 100b, M.Ferriday 100), Thurlestone 6 (T.Garfield 2×100, 180,11 darts game, N.Harris 140, N.Watts 100,101b, R.Waldron 113f,120,140,9 darts game, R.Docker 100) Stirchley 1 (L.Rooney 100b,120b, M.Welsh 100b,180,11 darts game, L.Little 100,140), Longbridge 4 (R.Broadhurst 2×100, J.Taylor 136b, C.Evans 121, J.Wood 118, A.Burbridge 100) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 (S.Carr 100, S.Corbett 180).

The South West Birmingham Clubs League played off the finals of their mixed doubles knockout and taking the top prize were Paul Nevin and Lynn Arnold who defeated Jason Butcher and Leanne Hickey in the final.

One league result from a rearranged fixture which saw Northfield Conservative Club ‘B’ and Northfield Town finish all-square in a 4-4 draw.

Full Results:Mixed Doubles Knockout: Winners:- Paul Nevin and Lynn Arnold, Runners-Up:- Jason Butcher and Leanne Hickey, Rearranged League Fixtures: Northfield Conservative Club ‘B’ 4 Northfield Town 4, Quarry Club v West Heath CEM  late result.

With the top two teams in division one of the Four Oaks and District League only having two more fixtures to play the situation could not be much closer as both Beehive and Bishop Vesey are locked together on eighteen points with Beehive having a small two legs of average advantage over their rivals. In their latest fixtures Beehive won 7-2 at old Horns Lions while Bishop Vesey won by the same margin at home against third placed Highcroft Hotdogs who are now a huge ten points adrift of the top two teams.

Division two leaders Walmley CSC Flights suffered a setback to their title hopes, having their lead reduced to just two points after losing 5-4 away to third placed Red Lion. The win puts Red Lion on the same fourteen points as second placed Heartlands after they lost 5-4 at home against next to bottom of the division Erdington Arrows. Bottom of the division Charley’s Flights lost 6-3 away to Plough and Arrows their only highlight being the 160 break by Dean Bond.

With three more games to play Pint Pot Flights have a healthy four points lead at the top of division three their latest success being a 6-3 home win over Sutton Sharks who are fourth in the division with twelve points, eight short of their hosts. Second in the division St Thomas Arrows fell further behind the leaders when they lost 6-3 away to Rosey Mac’s who are fifth in the division on twelve points.

Full Results: Game 11: Division One: Beggars Bush 3 (Alan Whitehouse 2×100, Tony Pedley 100, Ryan Comiskey 100,125) Old Oscott Arrows 6 (P.Locke 120b, D.Page 100, M.Page 125), Old Horns Lions 2 (Paul Seadon 126,100, Fred Naylor 116, Barrie Linnecor 140, Aide Stainfield 100, Jason Greaves 100) The Beehive 7 (Dave Mortiboys 101, Zac Prince 135, Jason Prince 134f, Keith Deeley 100,153f, Neil Clarke 100, Ben Lobbett 140, Martin Partridge 137), Bishop Vesey 7 (N.Smallwood 115b,100b, M.Wild 100, S.Abbott 120b,101, C.Sammons 137,110f,100, A.Jones 100,146f, D.Quirk 104f, N.Sammons 140,101b,125) Highcroft Hotdogs 2 (Sid Pritchett 100,127, Steve Paling 119b,140, Jack Alexander 121, Kevin Shorthouse 100), Division Two:- Red Lion 5 (R.Lowe 112b, J.Collins 132,125,109f, D.Vickers 106b, L.Vickers 100) Walmley CSC Flights 4 (Ian Taylor 122, Adam Cooksey 109b, Gary Fleetwood 145, Greg Gaighan 112b,117, Rich Smith 134,100, Kris Green 100), Plough and Arrows 6 (Kieran Gow 108b,100, Roxy Bennett 100, Ricky Niner 120, Nigel Robbins 100, Danny Hughes 100) Charley’s Flights 3 (Martin Mills 100, Ray Franks 100, Dean Bond 160b, Kevin Hewings 100, William Cadby 125, Rob vann 101b, Paul Nicholls 129), The Rise Club 1 (Luke Parry 100b, Shane Kelly 100, Lee Gumbley 100b,100) Drakes drum 8 (Darren Haynes 100,125, Callum Crocket 120, Marc Pearce 2×100), Heartlands 4 (Ryan Cain 135, Matthew Cain 100) Erdington Arrows 5 (Martin Edwards 120b, Matt Yate 100, Mark Phillips 121, J.Stark 2×100, Luke Cooksey 124, Harry Sadler 125), Division Three:- St Tom Cats 1 Sutton Sports 8 (Jordan Nolan 100, Brendan Nolan 107f, Eddie Groves 101b), Pint Pot Flights 6 (Michael Bagnall 120b,140, Pete Smith 100, Julian Fountain 100, Martin Phillips 100, Neil Napier 121,103b) Sutton Sharks 3 (Jon Boden 100, Jack Boden 100, Chris Gardener 100), Rosey Mac’s 6 (Neil Bradley 137, Matthew Clarke 2×100, John Cox 121, Jack Cox 100) St Thomas Arrows 3 (Martin Andrews 138b, Garry Stait 2×140, Mick Avery 122).

There were big wins for the top three teams in the Netherton Thursday Night League in game twenty with the top two sides Old Liberal Club and Bulls Head in turn winning 9-0 against Netherton Sports and Social Club and Olde Queens Head leaving Old Liberal Club still top of the table with fifty-one points and Bulls Head second on forty-five the same number as third in the league Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ who won their home game against Spring Meadow Pub 8-1.

Finding the three treble twenties this week were T.Johnson (Hill and Cakemore Ex Serviceman’s Club), M.Rollinson (Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club) and S.Tipper (Bulls Head).

Full Results: Game 20:- Old Glasshouse 5 Hill and Cakemore Ex Serviceman’s Club 4 (T.Johnson 180), Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 8 (M.Rollinson 180) Spring Meadow Pub 1, Netherton Sports and Social Club 0 Old Liberal Club 9, Bulls Head 9 (S.Tipper 180) Olde Queens Head 0, Townsend Social Club 6 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 3, Hare and Hounds 4 Spring Meadow Social 5, Ploughand Harrow had a bye.

It’s as you were for the top seven teams in the Silver End Sunday Morning League with current leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club winning 6-2 at High Acres ‘C’ to keep intact their two points lead over second and third placed Old Star and Dudley Sports ‘A’, Old Star winning 5-3 at Tenth Lock while Dudley Sports ‘A’ had a bye and now have a game in hand on the two teams above them. After a 6-2 win at Old Liberal Club, Mount Pleasant are fourth on twenty-five points, five off the top, while their hosts dropped one place in the table to ninth with Three Crowns ‘B’ replacing them in eight position following their 5-3 win at Rose and Crown.

Full Results: Game 11:- Brier Rose 4  Raven 4, Old Liberal Club 2 Mount Pleasant 6, Old Cat Inn 5 High Acres ‘B’ 3, Rose and Crown 3 Three Crowns ‘B’ 5, Three Crowns ‘A’ 6 Pensnett Liberal Club 2, High Acres ‘A’ 5 Brickmakers Arms 3, High Acres ‘C’ 2 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 6, Tenth Lock 3 Old Star 5, Dudley Sports ‘A’ 5 Church Tavern 3, Dudley Sports ‘B’ had a bye.

A bye has seen Five Ways ‘A’ drop two places on the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League table to sixth place on four points from their two games played. Leaders Old Liberal Club ‘A’ dropped their first leg in three games as they won 6-1 at home against Beech Tree Miners but remain top with a two legs of average lead over second placed Hollybush who were also 6-1 home winners in their game against White Horse. Hollybush have a slender one leg of average lead over third in the table Bird in Hand ‘E’ who once again were 6-1 home winners as they accounted for bottom of the league Netherton Conservative Club.

Full Results: Game 3:- Bird in Hand ‘E’ 6 Netherton Conservative Club 1, Plough 5 Wheatsheaf 2, Garibaldi 3 Mount Pleasant ‘B’ 4, Rose and Crown 6 Stourbridge FC 1, Brickmakers Arms 5 Five Ways ‘B’ 2, Old Liberal Club ‘A’ 6 Beech Tree Miners 1, Hollybush 6 White Horse 1, Fox Inn (Lye) 6 Old Liberal Club ‘B’ 1, Five Ways ‘A’ had a bye.

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Leader of the West Midlands Ladies Super League Jackie Trott suffered her first defeat of the season when she lost 3-0 in her twelfth fixture against Tara Simmons-Fullwood then in her next game she was taken to a decider by Jacqueline Maiden but won that 3-2 to keep her top of the table with thirty-seven points from thirteen games. Gemma Barrett is second and on the same thirty-seven points as Trott after she won 3-2 against Sarah Barrett and 3-1 against Jodie Rowlands however she has now played one game more than Trott. Third placed Jacqueline Maiden’s first game of the night saw her win 3-0 against Shellbie Simmons to give her thirty-three points and although she is four points behind the top two players she has games in hand on both of them.

Full Results: Week 13:- Jodie Rowlands 3 Shellbie Simmons 1, Sarah barrett 3 Tara Simmons-Fullwood 0, Gemma Barrett 3 Sarah Barrett 2, Jacqueline Maiden 3 Shellbie Simmons 0, Gemma Barrett 3 Jodie Rowlands 1, Tara Simmons-Fullwood 3 Jackie Trott 1, Jackie Trott 3 Jacqueline Maiden 2.

Kings Head ‘A’ lost their first game in eleven in the West Midlands Men’s Super League when they returned from sixth in the league Chase Social on the wrong side of the 3-2 result. Despite the defeat Kings Head ‘A’ hold on to pole position but with forty-two points but have had their lead reduced to just one point after second placed Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ won their home tie with Shepwell Green 3-2. Third in the league Dog and Partridge are a further one point adrift after they beat Corpus Christi 5-0.

Full Results: Game 11:- Chase Social 3 Kings Head ‘A’ 2, Dog and Partridge 5 Corpus Christi 0, Junction ‘A’ 3 Landywood 2, Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 3 Shepwell Green 2, Kings Head ‘B’ 4 Cottage Spring 1, Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 4 Three Crowns 1, Staffordshire Knot 3 Wednesbury British Legion 2.

Jason Jennings is in the process of starting a new Botteville Double Top League with all games being played at The Botteville, 14 Botteville Road, Birmingham, B27 7YD. All games will be played on a Thursday night, anyone interested or requiring any further information should contact Jason on 07791-000188.

Vine ‘A’ took their undefeated run in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League to eleven games when they won 6-1 at home against Three Horseshoes, the win keeps the leaders four points to the good on second and third placed Allen’s Bar and Tamebridge who in turn won 6-1 at King Arthur and 5-2 at home against Albion.

Full Results: Game 11:- Horseley Tavern ‘A’ 4 Horseley Tavern ‘B’ 3, King Arthur 1 Allen’s Bar 6, Waggon and Horses 3 Cottage Spring 4, Tamebridge 5 Albion 2, Vine ‘A’ 6 Three Horseshoes 1, Horse and Jockey 6 Ivy Bush 1, Sow and Pigs 2 Vine ‘B’ 5.

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Although Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘A’ had a bye in the Cradley Heath Tuesday Night League they remain top of the table with 27 points from 9 games. Second placed Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘B’ drew level on points with their ‘A’ side after their 5-2 home win over Brickmakers Arms but they still trail on average and have now played one game more than the ‘A’ team.

Hitting maximums this week were Mark Archer (Plough) and Steven Blewitt (Tenth Lock).

Full Results: Game 10: Plough 6 (Mark Archer 180) Quarry Bank Social ‘B’ 1, Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘B’ 5 Brickmakers Arms 2, Quarry Bank Social ‘A’ 4 Blackheath Liberal Club 3, Tenth Lock 1 (Steven Blewitt 180) Bulls Head 6, Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘A’ had a bye.

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