Stag make progress… Taxpayer boosted… Rose in June display strong form

Stag B, Jolly Taxpayer C and Rose in June C are among the teams to progress from the preliminary rounds of the Portsmouth Men’s Summer League fours competition.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019, 9:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th May 2019, 7:43 pm
Girlz N Glory winner Donna Gleed, left, and runner-up Sue Lowther

Dave Smith, Mark Barnes, Danny Browne, Dave Lock, Jim Scammell and Duncan Cope fired Stag through, writes Lee Todd.

Jolly Taxpayer C were represented by Shaun O’Donovan, John McCourbrie, Paul La Roche, Lee O’Donovan and Steve Humby.

Rose in June C had Trevor Rogers, Fon Owen, Jason Paul, Sean Roberts and Ben Huntington.

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Fountain moved into division two’s top three as they triumphed 7-2 over Phoenix Southsea.

Phoenix went ahead but they were soon behind as Darryl Connor and Kyle McManus responded.

John Lloyd restored parity for Phoenix but it was one-way traffic from there on as Lee Todd, Steve Todd, Brian Colenutt, Laurie Clark and Chris Little propelled Fountain to a convincing win.

Lord Chichester C moved up to second in division five thanks to a 5-4 victory over Oyster House A.

Brad Groves emerged victorious, beating John Wall in the final of the Phoenix Round Robin.

Groves fired in 10 and 11-dart legs and nine maximums on his way to victory, beating Andy Jenkins in the quarter-finals before going on to beat Simon Whitlock in the last four.

Wall won his semi-final against Ben Brown having beaten Ryan Groves in the previous round.

Jenkins hit a 150 check out.

Donna Gleed took top honours and a £300 first prize as she triumphed in the sixth outing of the Gosport Darts Series’ Girlz n Glory competition

Gleed saw off Sue Lowther 5-4 in the final having previously beaten Jane Monaghan 4-3 in the semi-finals.

Lowther won her semi-final 4-2 against Jo Rolls while Leanne Palmer, Caroline Breen, Tina Neylon and Gemma Hayter all lost out in the last eight.