Baffins aces keep faith to defeat Druids

Danny Smith. Picture: Allan Hutchings (120300-0476)
Danny Smith. Picture: Allan Hutchings (120300-0476)
Louis Arnell hit at 120 finish. Picture: Sarah Standing (160515-7312)

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Baffins booked their place in the third round of the Denise Neale Challenge Cup with a 6-3 triumph over Druids Arms.

Darren Maplesden took the opener for Druids but they were soon 3-1 down with Bruce Duff, Colin Hunt and Dale Stockwell on the mark for Baffins.

Peter Smith halved Druids’ deficit before Ken Journeaux put Baffins on the brink of victory.

Druids’ Brian Dickson kept his side in the match but Baffins took the remaining legs through Fred Fuggle and Keith Farbrace.

Nell Gwynne came from behind to beat Lord Chichester B 5-4 in their second round clash.

Chichester then moved 3-1 up as Jim Stanhope, Paul Haines and Dean Charman had put Chichester 3-1 ahead after Shane Bailey had taken the opener.

Gwynne then regained control as Michael Chandler threw an 18-dart leg with a 180 and Howard Price and Matthew Lock won legs.

John Madgwick snr pulled Chichester level but it was to no avail as Gwynne were awarded the last leg as a walkover for Jon Davison.

Steve Houghton (Jolly Taxpayer A) threw a 17-dart leg and Les Rance (Phoenix North End B) an 18-darter.

Old House at Home C triumphed 5-4 over Stag B in the first round of the Ron Neale Shield.

Stag took a 2-0 lead courtesy of Chris Andrews and Dave Smith.

Derek Sutton and Adrian Jones restored parity for Old House only for Matt Jeffery to put Stag ahead again.

Old House moved in front for the first time as Les Stallard and Peter Neale were both on the mark.

Les Marsh took the next leg for Stag to ensure the match went the distance but it was Old House’s John Landing who won the decider.

In the Portsmouth Men’s Summer League, Lanyards missed the chance to go level on points with division E’s leaders as they paid the price for being short of players in a 5-4 defeat to Royal Standard.

Jeff Gilchrist, Brian Feary, Dan Gilchrist and Alan Baker were on the mark for Lanyards, while Jim Stones, David Stanley, Lee Dagnall hit back before Jon Bird and Tom Spiller were handed walkovers.

Old House at Home A are still searching for their first points of the season in division A after going down 7-2 to Froddington Arms B.

Mark Brooks jnr and John Blower struck for Old House but Luke King, Sean Hickley, Liam Jafkins, Darren Barnes, Chris Jafkins – 17-dart leg – Shaun O’Donovan and Lee O’Donovan – 180 – eased Froddington to victory.

Artillery Arms A pulled level on points with Duke of Devonshire A in division B after beating them 5-4.

Pete Ayling, Trevor Clements and Len Eastland put Duke 3-1 up, with Roy Morran’s 105 game-shot representing Artillery’s only early response.

Darrell Manchip and Lee Davies restored parity before Norman Hollis moved Duke 4-3 ahead.

However, Barry Lennard and Steve Woodage seal the win for Artillery.

Jolly Taxpayer A sit in division C’s promotion places after fighting back from 3-0 down to beat Harvest Home 5-4.

Steve Houghton, Eamonn Leightley and Robert Houghton cancelled out Harvest Home’s flying start.

Graeme Cooper put them back in front only for Taxpayer to take the remaining games through Mark Harris snr and Tyson Kendall.

Old House at Home overcame Barley Mow 6-3 in division D.

Jim Marshall, John Landing, Adrian Jones and John O’Shea put them in control before Peter Neale and Barry Longhurst sealed the win.

Danny Smith (Admiral Drake B) recorded an 11-dart leg, while Martin Stead and Paul Gibbs (both Newcome Arms A) both threw 15-darters. Stead also had a 17-dart effort and Gibbs a 180.

Ricky Williams (Admiral Drake B) finished in 16 darts, Adam Lipscombe (Newcome Arms A), Rob Newland, Sam Head (both Admiral Drake B) and Andy Newcombe (Jolly Taxpayer C) all had 17-darters and Newland a 180.

Steve Ockendon (Jolly Taxpayer C), Jon Bramble, Steve Musson, James Brooker (all Admiral Drake B) and Paul Skeates (Graham Arms A) threw 18-dart legs with Musson scoring 180.

Darren Maplesden (Druids Arms) checked out on 106 and Del Thomson (Newcome Arms A) fired in two maximums and Ricky Udy (Pelham Arms A) hit a 180.

n George & Dragon are looking for players for the current summer league.

Anyone interested should contact Tony Smith on 07590 511660.