Chris claims Pinchbeck darts victory after thrilling tussle

t'Pairs finalists: Back - Dave Piccaver, Mark Waters, Shane Richardson, Richard Woods, front: Chris Fidler, Claire Brookin, Antony and Pete Richardson.
t'Pairs finalists: Back - Dave Piccaver, Mark Waters, Shane Richardson, Richard Woods, front: Chris Fidler, Claire Brookin, Antony and Pete Richardson.

Hereward Sports Pinchbeck & District Summer Darts League Finals

A packed venue saw a high standard of darts throughout the evening.

New Saracens Head,  back Duncan Hunt, Mick Gent, Peter Richardson, Antony Richardson, front Dave Hasnip, Mark Horspool, Adrian Parker.

New Saracens Head, back Duncan Hunt, Mick Gent, Peter Richardson, Antony Richardson, front Dave Hasnip, Mark Horspool, Adrian Parker.

Ward Trophy

Ship Albion B 0

Wyberton Social Club 7

Newcomers and Division B champions Wyberton Social Club piled on the pressure with some superior finishing to win every game in this cup final, although the games were a lot closer than the result shows.

Singles semi-finals

Dave Hasnip 1 Neil Glover 2

Mark Horspool 0

Ashley Allen 2

Four of the league’s top players produced two high-scoring games with 18 ton-plus shots.

League pairs semi-finals

Chris Fidler & Claire Brookin 1 Dave Piccaver & Mark Waters 2

Pete Richardson & 
Anthony Richardson 1 
Richard Woods & 
Shane Richardson 2

Two close-fought games over the distance.

Surprise result with Division B pair Richard Woods and Shane Richardson beating Division A’s Pete and Ant Richardson.

Knockout Cup final

Ship Albion A 4

New Saracen’s Head 3

Close match throughout, 3-3 after six games. Last game win in straight legs by Albion’s Sam Roberts over Pete Richardson secured the cup for the Albion.

Landlords/Ladies Cup

Paul Hunt 2

Richard Woods 0

Some consistent scoring and two good checkouts saw Fisherman’s landlord Paul Hunt beat Social Club’s Richard Woods in straight legs.

Richard scored a 180 in the second leg but it was not enough in the end.

Ladies Challenge Cup

Casey Horspool 2 
Tanya Mackman 0

Straight win by Casey over Tanya in a close game - Tanya missing her double in the second leg to let Casey take the cup.

Captain’s Cup

Chris Sloan 2 Tony Clark 0

Close first leg but Chris hit a 180 in the second leg to draw clear and made no mistake, hitting double top with his first dart.

Mixed pairs final

Chris Fidler & Claire Brookin 2 Pete Richardson & Lyndsey Wingell 0

Chris and England international Claire beating Pete and partner Lyndsey in straight legs in a close high-scoring game.

League pairs final

Dave Piccaver & Mark 
Waters 2 Shane Richardson & Richard Woods 0

Division A pair Dave and Mark beating Division B pair Shane and Richard in straight legs.

Singles final

(best of five legs)

Ashley Allen 3 Neil Glover 1

One-all after two legs, Ash taking the third, Neil missing his chance to level it after three darts at a double. Ash finished next shot to take the title.

Mark Tansley

Memorial Cup final

Chris Fidler

(Riverside B) 3

Ashley Allen

(Lamb and Flag C) 2

The league’s top two players contested the coveted trophy - Chris the winter league singles winner versus Ashley the summer singles winner. A five-leg thriller with neither player giving an inch.

Sixteen ton-plus shots over the five legs. Chris taking the first, Ashley taking the second. Chris going 2-1 up after the third.

Ashley coming back in the fourth to level it at 2-2 (you could have heard a pin drop in the fifth).

Ashley with two 140s went for double eight and just missed with all three and to loud applause Chris went out on the next shot to take the cup. Without a doubt the best game of the night.

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