Parkfield retain darts title

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With Parkfield having secured the North Witchford Darts League Division One title, attention turned to the bottom of the table.

GER Posh Canaries moved off the bottom with a tense 7-5 win over fellow relegation battlers Sportsman ‘A.’ The GER side came from 4-2 down to see Darryl Martin beat Len White 2-0 in the last singles game to secure the points. Bob Dunlop included a 105 finish in 10 tons for the GER side and Alan Cowdry had a 152away in nine tons for the Sportsman.

This result puts the Posh Canaries on 13 points and the Sportsman ‘A’ on 14.

Parkfield had retained their title with three games to spare following a resounding 11-1 win over Sportsman ‘B.’ Tim Fulcher included a 120 finish in 10 ton plusses; Neil Clarke hit eight tons and Tom Granger smacked two maximum 180’s for the champions. Best reply came from Steve Jevon with seven tons for the Chatteris side.

Sportsman ‘B’ suffered a woeful night at home to the Rose & Crown ‘A,’ going down 11-1, a result that has condemned them to the foot of the table on leg average.

Bob Albiston was again in fine form for the Manea side including a maximum 180 and a 104 finish in 11 ton plusses; team mate Tony Wayman hit nine tons with Mark Walker and Elliot Stonebrook weighing in with eight apiece. Mark included a fine 131 finish in his total.

Best reply from the Sportsman came from Dan Beaney with nine ton-plusses. The Crown have three games left to play and if results go their way they could still finish runners-up.

The GER Souls are not out of the relegation dog fight yet. They still need a point from their remaining three games to assure their Division One status. They fought back from 5-2 down, only to lose the last two singles games to go down 7-5 to GER ‘B.’

Clint Mason was in fine form for GER ‘B,’ he included a 136 finish in 11 ton plusses and won all four of his games. Mark Cross recorded 10 tons and Paul Wright included a maximum 180 in nine tons for the GER Souls.

Parkfield won 8-4 at the Cock Inn albeit the result sheet has not yet appeared.

With GER Hot Shotz already crowned as Division Two champions, Chatteris Conservative Club were confirmed as league runners-up with a 7-5 win over Sportsman ‘C.’ In a low scoring game Adam Elliot top scored with seven ton plusses for the Sporty.

Rose & Crown ‘B’ are up to third with an 8-4 home win over Chatteris WMC ‘D.’ Bill Taylor top scored in the game for the Manea side including 3 140’s and a 117 finish in eight tons.

Station Hotel are up to fourth and they had an emphatic 12-0 whitewash win over the Five Alls. The March side only lost five legs all night and had youngster Shane Godfrey top scoring with six ton plusses.