Froddington run riot to demolish Druids

James Brooker. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14868-8)

James Brooker. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14868-8)

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Froddington Arms demolished Druids Arms B 8-1 to move level on points with Portsmouth League division C’s leaders.

Louis Arnell, Dan Graf, Luke Graf, Mark Donnelly, who hit a 180, Dave Lock, who weighed in with a 17-darter, Alan Graf Snr, Daniel Browne and Mick Pearce propelled Froddington into an 8-0 lead.

Druids’ Darren Robson won the last leg to prevent a whitewashing.

Stag B moved four points clear at the top of division D thanks to a 6-3 victory over Rose in June A.

Matt Jeffery and Dave Smith put Stag 2-0 up before Jim Dugan got Rose off the mark.

Stag wasted no further time in bagging the points as Dion Jukes, Mark Cunningham, Tom Jeffery and Nick Hatherly gave them an insurmountable lead.

Ian Saynor and Brian Ford took late consolations for Rose.

Newcome Arms A remained hot on the heels of division A’s table-toppers after beating Phoenix North End C 7-2.

Shane Filleul and Paul Richmond put Newcome 2-1 up by taking sets either side of a Phoenix win from Trevor Cawte.

Ian Vincent hit a 107 game-shot as he restored parity for Phoenix.

But that was all they could muster as Darrel Manchip, John Richmond, Frankie Howard, with a 100 finish, Del Thomson, who delivered a 15-dart leg and a 180, and Darren Barnes won all the remaining ties.

Artillery Arms fell two points behind division B’s front-runners as they lost 5-4 to Duke of Devonshire.

Jim Adams opened proceedings for Artillery but they were soon behind as James Stevens and Kev Goodall struck for Duke,

Artillery’s Derek Manchip levelled the match.

But Harry Rogers, Len Eastland and Norman Hollis were all on the mark for Duke to guarantee the division B success.

Lee Davies and Geoff Cummings won the last two ties to make the scoreline more respectable for Artillery.

Phil Rudder (Mr Pickwick), Lee Smith (Phoenix North End B) and Lee Lamkin (Oyster House A) all threw 17-dart legs, with Smith scoring 180.

There were 18-dart legs from Steve Todd (Phoenix North End B), Neil Hallett (Druids Arms A), James Brooker, Danny Smith, Chris Jafkins, Barry Stevens (all Admiral Drake B), Lee O’Donovan and Anthony Quintavalle (both Jolly Taxpayer C).

Hallet hit a 120 finish, Todd checked out on 101, O’Donovan scored 180, Smith scored 165 and Quintavalle registered a 110 finish and a pair of 180s.

Ray Casson (Red White & Blue) notched a 116 game-shot and Mike Feaver (Lord Chichester B) fired in a maximum.

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