Gate ploughing on

ALNWICK Gate A enjoyed a convincing 6-1 home victory against the Fleece in the Alnwick Premier Darts League, although Rob Wilson scored a 180 for the Fleece as some compensation for his side as he and Ian Donkin won their solitary point in the doubles matches.

Once again, there were three very tight matches in the rest of Division A with nothing to choose between the sides.

In the Bell derby, Bar Bell B claimed the bragging rights by beating their rivals Blue Bell A when they won the team legs. There was some great finishing in this match, with Dave Grey checking out on 149 and Alan Robertson on 102.

The Oddies B were also on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline at home to the Farriers, for whom Mick Davison scored a 180. And at the George another very tight game played in excellent spirit saw the Gate B win the team legs to win the match 4-3.

In Division B, Shilbottle Club won 5-2 at home against Alnwick Castle Golf Club B and Alnwick Working Men’s Club B also won 5-2 in their local derby against their A team, Geordie Tate once again proving to be the check-out king, finishing on a 104.

Alnwick Castle Golf Club A were on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline at home to the Market Tavern. The golfers will be kicking themselves after being 3-0 up in this match but credit to the Tavern who fought back with determination.

And a rare defeat for Division leaders Alnwick Gate C who lost 4-3 at home to the Oddies A, once again the points all hinged on the team legs.



Knockout Cup, Preliminary Round (at The Fleece): Oddies A v Bell Bar B (8pm); Market Tavern v Oddies B (9pm).


Knockout Cup, Round One (at The John Bull): Gate B v Market Tavern or Oddies B (8pm); Blue Bell A v Shilbottle Club (9pm).

At The Market Tavern: Alnwick Castle Golf Club B v John Bull (8pm); Alnwick WM Club A v Alnwick Gate A (9pm).

At The Farriers: Alnwick Gate C v Fleece (8pm); The George v Oddies A or Bell Bar B (9pm).

At The George: Alnwick Castle Golf Club A v The Farriers (8pm); Alnwick WM Club B v The Hotspur (9pm).