DARTS players were back at the oche on Friday, after the Alnwick Premier Darts League resumed following the Christmas break.
And it was a busy start to 2011, with a host of cup and league matches.
In the Knock Out Cup second round, it was Division B league leaders Bell Bar B who made the headlines, claiming a higher-league scalp by beating Division A side John Bull 4-0.
But there was to be no upset in the second round clash between Division A league leaders Alnmouth Village and Division B RAFA Club, with the Village ending the Club’s fine cup run with a 4-0 victory.
It proved to be a good night for Alnmouth, who also played their outstanding league match against the Fleece. The Village won 5-2 to open up a five point lead at the top of Division A.
Some consolation for the Fleece was a 180 from Hal Hegerty.
The second round of the Knock Out Cup also saw Alnwick Gate A beat Oddies B, with the Gate winning the all-Division A clash 4-1.
Meanwhile, Division A side George A narrowly defeated Division B opponents Alnwick Working Men’s Club A 4-3.
The results mean that Alnmouth, Alnwick Gate A, Bell Bar B and The George A will battle it out in the competition’s semi-final.
There was also cup joy for Alnwick Working Men’s Club B and Farriers B who both triumphed in the preliminary round of the Subsidiary Plate.
The Club B booked their place in the competition’s first round with a 4-2 victory over Division B rivals Blue Bell A.
Farriers B claimed a higher-league cup scalp, as well as Shilbottle bragging rights, with a victory over their A team, coming from behind to defeat their Division A Shilbottle club colleagues by four legs to two.
The first round of the Subsidiary Plate takes place tomorrow. At the RAFA Club, Oddies A face Farriers B (8pm) before Tanners A play Tanners B (9pm).
At the Tanners Arms, Alnwick Gate B play George B (8pm) and the Working Mens Club B face Fleece (9pm).
For more league information, visit www.alnwickpdl.co.uk