Oyster brush Painters aside

Danny Smith. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14868-4)
Danny Smith. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14868-4)
From left: Pairs winners Lee Smith and Les Rance, with runners-up Darren Barnes and Darrell Manchip

Portsmouth individuals final is a Barnes-stormer

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Oyster House A moved into the second round of the Portsmouth Men’s Winter League Challenge Cup as they dispatched Painters Arms 6-3.

Painters threatened an upset as Stephen Perry and Jerry Ellison put the division E outfit 2-1 up after Alex Hood had taken the opener for Oyster.

Scott Tucker and Chris Cobb snr put the division D side back on top before Painters’ Ron Hopkins made it 3-3.

Jim Stone, Daniel Wheeler and Chris Shinar then took the remaining ties to give Oyster the match.

Admiral Drake B whitewashed Fawcett Inn 9-0 with a 15-dart leg and 106 finish from Danny Smith and 180 for James Brooker.

Darren Barnes’ 18-dart leg helped Newcome Arms A to a 6-3 win against Graham Arms A.

Thatchers had a 111 game-shot from Simon Edgar as they overcame Clarence Gardens 8-1.

Despite a 17-darter from Ray Williams, Lord Chichester A went down 6-3 to Shearer Arms.

Jolly Taxpayer C beat Graham Arms B 7-2 with a 114 check-out by Kevin Mills.

Les Stallard scored 180 for Old House at Home A in their 6-3 win against Froddington Arms A.

Graham Arms B led throughout their division B clash with Duke of Devonshire and emerged 6-3 winners.

Dean Barlow, Robert Jamieson, Keith John, Terry Griffiths and Bill Thompson put them in control before Mark Evans capped it off.

Froddington Arms A gained their first points of the season in division C as they beat Druids Arms A 6-3.

Sean Hickley, Gary Potter, Daniel Browne, Mick Pearce, Brian Stewart and Dave Lock all scored.

Brian Dickson’s 18-dart leg was the only consolation for Druids.

Fawcett Inn bagged a 6-3 win against Pembroke in division D, courtesy of wins for Jason Appleton, Jo Thorne, Tom Morley, Mark Standen, Steve Goodeve and Adam Dungworth.

Phoenix Southsea paid the price for being a player short as they went down 5-4 to Thatchers in division E.

Phoenix North End B are top of division A after Jamie Stewart’s 180 and a 15-dart leg from Jason Crawley helped them to a 7-2 win over Artillery Arms.

Shane Williams (Rose in June B) fired in a 15-dart leg and 118 game-shot, while Pete Curtis (Lord Chichester A) registered a 16-darter and Andy Newcombe (Jolly Taxpayer C) a 17.

Jim Mortimer (Jolly Taxpayer C), Barry Gibson, Ron Jafkins (both Mr Pickwick B), Dean Jones and Del Thomson (both Newcome Arms A) all notched 18-dart legs.

Thomson hit a maximum and finished on 112, Jones scored 180 and finished on 105, Jafkins fired a 120 game-shot and Mortimer a 112 check-out.