Tight finish at George

The game of the week in the Alnwick Premier Darts League took place at the George, who hosted the John Bull.

The match didn’t disappoint, the singles matches were drawn 2-2, the doubles went 1-1, and the team games stood at one leg each. It was all down to the last double in the last leg and could have gone either way. The Bull got the all-important dart to sneak the match by 4-3 to remain in second spot in the league and set up a mouth-watering clash against league leaders the Travellers next week.

In the game at the George, Lee Harrison again led the Bull from the front with a 180 and a 120 check-out, with Chris Copper also hitting a good finish, going out on 112.

The Travellers, meanwhile, march relentlessly on, winning 6-1 away at Alnwick Working Men’s Club B, with John Dennis once again the club’s top performer with a superb 119 finish.

TeamDinga turned in another solid performance, winning 5-2 at home against the Oddies B. The Oddies have struggled a little this season but if they continue to play like this they will surely start to pick up points soon.

No result sheet received from Bottles Boys v Bottles A.

In Division B, the Oddies A won 5-2 at home against league newcomers Alnwick WM Club C.

Comeback kings, the Hotspur, were 3-0 down at home to Alnwick Club A, losing the first three singles off the belt before they galvanised themselves when Ken Snaith won the last singles before they then went on to win both doubles and the team games to run out 4-3 winners to cap a great week for the team.

Alnwick Golf Club and the Market Tavern shared the spoils in the singles and doubles before the Tavern won the all-important team legs by 2-0 to win 4-3 overall on the night.

In the big Shilbottle derby, at Shilbottle Working Men’s Club, it was division leaders Shilbottle A who enjoy bar bragging rights by whitewashing their B side 7-0.

Full credit to Shilbottle B who fought gallantly for every point but enjoyed no luck on the night.