Northfield Fight Back In West Midlands Roundup

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With no result for leaders of the Kings Norton League Copper Fox this week second placed Northfield reduced the arrears to four points as they handed their hosts Longbridge a 7-0 whitewash with N.Steventon in top form for Northfield with scores of 100 and 105 and a 134 game shot as he chalked up winning legs of nine and ten darts.

Although Northfield are now within four points of the leaders they have played one game more than them as have third and fourth placed Bournebrook and Thurlestone who are on the same twenty-six points as Northfield.

While Bournebrook had a surprisingly close 4-3 win away to Perfection, who are bottom of the league with just one win in seventeen games, Thurlestone, with a nine darts game from their R.Waldron had a better 6-1 win at Kings Norton Flights to put them within one leg of average of Bournebrook.

Full Results: Game 17: Kings Norton Flights 1 (M.Fisher 118, M.Hanley 100, A.Fenton 100,140) Thurlestone 6 (T.Garfield 2×100, J.Downer 108b, R.Waldron 102b,140,9 darts game, B.Andrews 2×100),Perfection 3 (N.Smith 100, A.McGowan 134, P.Taylor 100,120b, M.Davies 134) Bournebrook 4 (C.Smith100, D.Collins 100, K.Mason 100, T.Jeffs 101b,135, M.Bathurst 100, K.Webb 2×100,130b), Bourneville 4(G.Carver 100,140, D.Murray 100, P.Garvey 100, M.James 100, G.Bailles 125, J.Garvey 101) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 3 (D.Witcombe 105b,118, C.Davenport 112f), Longbridge 0 (J.Taylor 123,J.Wood 140) Northfield 7 (L.Allen 2×100,125, A.Busby 100, R.Hitchmough 100, S.Busby 140,N.Steventon 100,105,134f,9 and 10 dart games, J.Evetts 140), Cock Inn 3 (P.Hughes 100,121, D.O’Neill100, R.Allcott 140, John Fox 100) Coppice 4 (R.Packer 100b, A.Chidley 125,140, S.Jacques 120b,C.Jacques 119).

The latest round of fixtures for the South West Birmingham Clubs League, game twenty-two, saw no
change in the top four places in the singles division despite leaders Longbridge United being held to a 4-4
draw at home by third in the division Northfield Town. Longbridge are now on thirty-eight points from
twenty-two games with second placed West Heath CEM on thirty-four from twenty-one games after
adding their latest 6-2 home win over Northfield Conservative Club ‘A’.

Third placed Northfield Town are a further five points adrift on twenty-nine from twenty-two games. Making up the top four is Northfield Conservative Club ‘B’ who remain on twenty-seven points from twenty-one games after their fixture against Stirchley United was postponed.

Perfection stay top of the shadow league with thirteen points from eleven games but second placed Quarry
Club are on the same thirteen points from ten games and when they play their game in hand could take
well over in pole position.

West Heath CEM have returned to the top of the pre-match doubles division, they are on 235 points from
twenty-one games while second and third placed Northfield Town and Longbridge United both have 232
points from twenty-two games. There is then a big gap to fourth in the division Perfection who after
completing twenty-two fixtures are on 193 points.

Full Results: Game 22: Bournbrook 3 Quarry Lane 5, Perfection 6 E57 2, Longbridge United 4 Northfield
Town 4, West Heath CEM 6 Northfield Conservative Club ‘A’ 2, Northfield Conservative Club ‘B’ v Stirchley United and Bartley Green v Moseley All Services Club postponed.

There was just the one rearranged fixture from week three played in the Camp Hill League this week
which completed the first half fixtures. The game saw league leaders Wakefield Warriors play hosts to
next to bottom of the league Sedgemere Devil’s and as one would expect the 6-1 result went in favour of
Wakefield Warriors to complete an undefeated first half of seven games and their perfect fourteen points
giving them a two points lead over their nearest rivals second in the league Cotterills Lane EBAHA Club.
In fine form for Wakefield Warriors was their Jason Jennings who recorded a super 160 break.

Bottom of the table Roost went through the first half without a single win hopes are high for better results in the
second half.

Full Results: Rearranged Fixture Game 3:- Wakefield Warriors 6 (Jason Jennings 160b) Sedgemere Devil’s

It was cup semi-finals week in the Four Oaks and District League, first the Coronation Shield in which
division one leaders The Beehive took on division three leaders Pint Pot Flights, the difference between the
two leagues proving decisive as The Beehive ran out the somewhat comfortable 12-2 winners.

Meeting The Beehive in the final will be fellow division one side Old Horns Lions. Old Horns Lions are placed fifth
in the top division and they came up with a rather surprising 9-6 victory over Bishop Vesey who are
second in the same division and have only lost one of their eleven league fixtures.

In the last four of the Norman Day Cup Sutton Sharks who are fifth in division three, put up a brave fight
against their opponents The Rise Club who are fifth in division two, to hold them to a close 8-7 result. The
second semi-final was not so close as division two leaders Heartlands beat their third placed division three
opponents St Thomas Arrows 13-2 to join The Rise Club in the final.

In addition to the semi-finals there was just one rearranged league fixture played, a division three game
eleven encounter between Deer’s Leap and Sutton Sports. Deer’s Leap got the 8-1 result to see them move
up one place in the table to second on the same eighteen points as third placed St Thomas Arrows but with
a far superior average, however they are four points behind leaders Pint Pot Flights. Sutton Sports stay
rooted at the foot of the table still seeking their first win after the opening twelve fixtures with only two
more to play.  

Full Results: Coronation Shield: Semi-Finals:- Bishop Vesey 6 Old Horns Lions 9, The Beehive 12 Pint Pot
Flights 2, Norman Day Cup: Semi-Finals:- Sutton Sharks 7 The Rise Club 8, St Thomas Arrows 2
Heartlands 13, Rearranged League Fixture: Division Three: Game 11:- Deer’s Leap 8 Sutton Sports 1.

The Netherton Thursday Night League has been engaged in the first leg of the semi-finals of their Andy
Bastable Trophy. The first of the semis saw league leaders Old Liberal Club play the first leg at home
against sixth in the league Plough and Harrow. Old Liberal Club with the aid of two maximums from
N.Fullwell and one from B.Watts will take a 7-2 lead into the second leg away fixture. The second of the
last four games matched fourth in the league Townsend Social Club against third placed Dudley Ex
Serviceman’s Club. W.Cairns notched a maximum for Townsend Social Club but it is Dudley Ex
Serviceman’s Club who will take the 5-4 lead into their second leg home tie.

Full Results: Andy Bastable Trophy: Semi-Finals First Leg:- Old Liberal Club (N.Fullwell 2×180, B.Watts
180) 7 Plough and Harrow 2, Townsend Social Club 4 (W.Cairns 180) Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’

The Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League are up to week five and of the starting line-up of
seventeen teams only four are able to boast a 100% record. Three of those teams are top of the table with
ten points, Bird in Hand ‘E’, Fox Inn (Lye) and Hollybush with the fourth side Five Ways ‘A’ sixth as they
have only played four games so far. Bird in Hand ‘E’ top the table with a two legs of average lead over
Fox Inn (Lye) after they won 6-1 at home against Beech Tree Miners while Fox Inn (Lye) reduced the
average deficit to two legs by winning 7-0 at home against bottom of the league Netherton Conservative
Club. Third placed Hollybush are one more leg short of Fox Inn after adding a close 4-3 home success over
Stourbridge FC who are just two places off the foot of the table to their account. Sixth placed Five Ways ‘A’ played away against fourth in the league Old Liberal Club ‘A’, their 4-3 win keeping alive their
unbeaten run.    

Full Results: Game 5: Fox Inn (Lye) 7 Netherton Conservative Club 0, Plough 6 White Horse 1, Old
Liberal Club ‘A’ 3 Five Ways ‘A’ 4, Bird in Hand ‘E’ 6 Beech Tree Miners 1, Brickmakers Arms 1 Old
Liberal Club ‘B’ 6, Garibaldi 3 Wheatsheaf 4, Hollybush 4 Stourbridge FC 3, Five Ways’B’ 3 Mount
Pleasant 4, Rose and Crown had a bye.

On the fixture card for the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League was the first round of their Memorial
Cup. Current league leaders Vine ‘A’ had a convincing 6-1 home win over Horseley Tavern ‘A’ who are
sixth in the league. Tamebridge are the nearest rivals to Vine ‘A’ in the table but despite their second
placing in the league they lost 6-1 away to Three Horseshoes who are placed fifth. No such problem for
third placed Allen’s Bar as they handed their hosts Horseley Tavern ‘B’ a 7-0 whitewash. Cottage Spring
are three places below Horse and Jockey in the league table but nevertheless beat them 4-3 to progress to
the next round and also making it to the next round were Waggon and Horses and Ivy Bush who in turn
won 4-3 against Vine ‘B’ and Albion.

Full Results: Memorial Cup: Round One: Vine ‘A’ 6 Horseley Tavern ‘A’ 1, Horseley Tavern ‘B’ 0
Allen’s Bar 7, Three Horseshoes 6 Tamebridge 1, Waggon and Horses 4 Vine ‘B’ 3, Cottage Spring 4
Horse and Jockey 3, Albion 3 Ivy Bush 4.

With Jackie Trott not playing in week fifteen of the West Midlands Ladies Super League she has
surrendered her number one spot to Gemma Barrett whose 3-1 win over Claire Hobbs has taken her into
pole position with forty-three points from sixteen games, Trott is now second, three points short of Barrett
but with two games in hand. Also with two games in hand on Gemma Barrett is third placed Jacqueline
Maiden, she took her points tally to thirty-seven with a straight 3-0 win over Julie Emery.

Full Results: Week 15:- Gemma Barrett 3 Claire Hobbs 1, Jacqueline Maiden 3 Julie Emery 0, Grace Angell 3 Jacqui Simmons 0, Jodie Rowlands 3 Sarah Maybury 1.

Just the one result from the West Midlands Men’s Super League this week which saw current leaders
Kings Head ’A’ gain an important 4-1 home win over third in the league Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ who are now six
points short of their victors. Second in the league Dog and Partridge are also six points behind Kings Head
‘A’ but they have one game in hand.

Full Results: Kings Head ‘A’ 4 Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’1.

The Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League are up to game twenty-two and leading the field with
thirty-six points are Netherton Sports and Social Club whose latest 5-4 win at New Inn keeps them four
points to the good on second in the league Gornal British Legion who won their away game at Cabin 6-1.
Third in the league Gornal Labour Club had a bye this week and with thirty points are six off the top and
only one leg of average ahead of fourth placed Baggeridge whose 5-4 home win over Seven Stars puts
them level on thirty points with Gornal Labour Club.

Full Results: Game 22:- Red Cow 8 Meadow Lark 1, Baggeridge 5 Seven Stars 4, Cabin 3 Gornal British
Legion 6, New Inn 4 Netherton Sports and Social Club 5, Britannia 7 Jolly Crispin 2, Old Bulls Head 6
White Horse 3, Gornal Labour Club had a bye.

The two Quarry Bank Liberal Club teams in the Cradley Heath Tuesday Night League are battling it out
for honours and this season’s title as the ‘A’ side added a straight 7-0 home win over bottom of the table
Quarry Bank Social Club ‘B’ to their tally to give them a perfect thirty-three points from their eleven
games while their ‘B’ side who are currently lying second in the table, not to be outdone by their local
rivals also won 7-0 as they accounted for their hosts Tenth Lock who are next to bottom of the table, so
there were 7-0 wins for the league’s top two teams and 7-0 defeats for the league’s bottom two teams this
week. Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘B’ are on the same 33 points as the ‘A’ team but they have played
twelve games, one more than their rivals.

Full Results :Game 12: Quarry Bank Social Club ‘A’ 2 Bulls Head 5, Plough 4 Brickmakers Arms 3,
Quarry Bank Liberal Club ‘A’ 7 Quarry Bank Social Club ‘B’ 0, Tenth Lock 0 Quarry Bank Liberal Club
‘B’ 7, Blackheath Liberal Club had a bye.

Gilbert’s Bar was the setting for the latest Jack Jones Memorial Knockout which attracted fifty PDC,
County, Super League and local players. Making their exits in the quarter-finals were  Mark Jones, Brian
Dolman, Ian Jones and Paul Price who all received £20 for their efforts. The first of the semi-finals saw
Ryan O’Connor win 6-1 against Danny Lauby while from the other side of the draw Graham Hall beat
Connor Whitehouse 6-3. Both Danny Lauby and Connor Whitehouse picked up £50.
Graham Hall turned out to be a worthy winner beating Ryan O’Connor 7-2 in the final in which he
recorded a nine darts game and walked away with the top prize of £400, Ryan O’Connor receiving £200.

Full Results: Losing Quarter-Finalists:- Mark Jones, Brian Dolman, Ian Jones, Paul Price, Semi-Finals:-
Ryan O’Connor 6 Danny Lauby 1, Graham hall 6 Connor Whitehouse 3, Final:- Graham Hall 7 Ryan
O’Connor 2.

Only three teams remain undefeated after the opening five games in the singles division of the
Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League. A 5-2 win at Ring of Bells keeps Junction ‘B’ top of the table by
two legs of average over Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ who handed their visitors Three Crowns a 7-0 whitewash. Third
in the league Hotshots are a further five legs of average behind Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ after their close 4-3 home
win over Corpus Christi ‘A’ who are seventh in the division. It was a good week for Junction ‘A’ as they
chalked up their first win of the campaign, a 4-3 success at Dog and Partridge.

In the doubles division only two teams remain undefeated, once again it’s Junction ‘B’ who top the table
and again they have a two legs of average advantage over their nearest rivals, on this occasion Hotshots
who were 3-0 winners over Corpus Christi ‘A’. Gilbert’s ‘Bar ‘A’, Wednesfield Legion and Woodfield are
all on eight points two fewer than the two teams above them. New Gate Inn ‘A’ moved off the foot of the
table with a 2-1 win at Corpus Christi ‘B’ this being their first win in five games.  

Full Results: Game 5: Singles Division: Corpus Christi ‘B’ 2 New Gate Inn ‘A’ 5, Dog and Partridge 3
Junction ‘A’ 4, Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 7 Three Crowns 0, Hotshots 4 Corpus Christi ‘A’ 3, Junction ‘C’ 3
Harrowby Arms 4, Milestone 7 Wednesfield Legion 0, New Gate Inn ‘B’ 1 Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 6, Ring of
Bells 2 Junction ‘B’ 5, Woodfield 1 Golden Lion 6, Doubles Division:- Corpus Christi ‘B’ 1 New Gate Inn
‘A’ 2, Dog and Partridge 2 Junction ‘A’ 1, Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 3 Three Crowns 0, Hotshots 3 Corpus Christi
‘A’ 0, Junction ‘C’ 3 Harrowby Arms 0, Milestone 1 Wednesfield Legion 2, New Gate Inn ‘B’ 1 Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 2, Ring of Bells 0 Junction ‘B’ 3, Woodfield 2 Golden Lion 1.


Alan Towe writes with the support of Red Dragon Darts

Image: Winmau


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