Champions open season with a victory
12:01pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Sport
THE long-awaited Penarth Darts League season is underway, with newcomers Cross Keys(Dinas Powys) facing reigning champions Ex’s Club in their opening game.
Keys started well by taking the first leg in both doubles matches but then lost the other two legs in each match. In the first pairs, high scores came from Kevin 100 100 100, with partner Tony hitting 100 x5, John 100 and Mark x3 and x20 for the Ex’s. In the second match, P Colly hit x19 for the Keys, with Paul 100,100 140 x20 and Jack 100,100, x9 winning for the Ex’s.
Ex’s took the first three singles, with Paul 100 100 x20, Mark 123 130 x10 and Jack 100 x20. Kevin took the only singles for the Keys with 100 x20. In the team game, Tony hit 100 for the Keys, while Paul 121 and Jack 125 responded for the Ex’s, with Jack wrapping things up with X8. The final score was 10-3 to the Ex's.
Golden Lion were home to the Legion and won 9-2. Paul hit 100 x6 and Rob x18 to take the first of the pairs for the Lion, while team mates Nathan x16 and Mike 100 116 x16 took the second pairs. The singles were shared 2-2, with Lion’s wins coming from Nathan x2 and Paul x8; Steve hit 101. Legion's winners were Davie 100 x2 and Stuart x1. Lion took the team game, with Mike 100 and Paul with bull x20 for a 90 out shot.
Station opened their season with a 6-6 draw at home to RAFA A. Paddy took the first pairs for RAFA with x4 and x18 and Ian took the second of the pairs wins with 100 x4, 140, 100 x8. Paul hit x16 for the Station. High scorers for the Station were Mark 100 100 and Mitch 125. The singles were shared 2-2, with Paddy x8 and Paul 100 108 x20 winning for RAFA and Paul 100 x15 and Mark 100 100 x2 for the Station. Vic hit a ton and Charlie hit 100 100 for RAFA in the team game but Station reached the double first when Paul hit x8 for the three points required to draw level.
The RAFA B match with Coro was postponed.
The league has been very saddened to learn of the loss of Dennis DeClaire, who was a true ambassador for darts not only in Penarth but wherever he played. Dennis was Penarth League chairman and a long-standing committee member, and his presence on the oche will be greatly missed by all those who knew him - darters and supporters alike. Our condolences go out to his family.
Games for Friday are: Coro v RAFA A; Ex’s v Station; Legion v Keys; RAFA B v Lion.