DARTS: Rivals left flagging as Lamb take plaudits

Lamb and Flag C: Back (from left) - Mark Waters, Gary Mace; front - Daniel Garner, Craig Venman, Kelvin Crane.Photo:  SG121012-155TW
Lamb and Flag C: Back (from left) - Mark Waters, Gary Mace; front - Daniel Garner, Craig Venman, Kelvin Crane.Photo: SG121012-155TW

Lamb and Flag players took the majority of the glory at a top class Pinchbeck and District Darts League’s finals night at Spalding Services Club.

The night started with Division B runners-up Lamb and Flag B winning a closely-fought Ward Trophy final 4-3 against Ship C.

Flag’s Ben Shaw was the hero, beating Tony Harker in the deciding leg.

The next trophy decided was the Knockout Cup final, which saw Division A winners Lamb and Flag C tie up a league and cup double.

They beat Brennans Bar 4-3 in another tight tussle, Gary Mace seeing off Matt Manning 2-0 to seal the title.

In the Ladies’ Cup final, Casey Horspool delivered another trophy for Lamb and Flag B. She edged out Queen B’s Stacey Bannister 2-1.

Horspool won the first leg, but was pegged back by Bannister’s bull finish in the second. However, high throws of 140 and 139 helped her lift the crown in the deciding leg.

The first 180 of the night came in the Captain’s Cup final, as Brennans skipper Steve Stancer turned on the style to beat Drayman’s Arms A leader Tony Clark 2-0.

The Mixed Pairs final yielded more silverware for Lamb and Flag C, with Kelvin Crane and Claire Ball knocking off Brennans duo Stancer and Mandy Czura 2-1.

It was an all Lamb and Flag affair in the League Pairs, with the C team’s Mace and Mark Waters 2-0 winners over Ash Allen and Dan Vaughan of the A team.

Waters shone with a 180, while Mace managed a 110 finish.

The Singles concluded the Summer League programme – and it was Riverside B’s Graham Parker who won a high class final against Manning from Brennans.

With plenty of ton-plus shots made, Parker was the most clinincal.

A cracking night of action then concluded with the Mark Tansley Memorial final, with Singles champion Parker back to face Brennans’ Sam Roberts, who won the Winter Singles.

Parker made a stunning start with two 180s and won the first leg with 12 darts, before adding the second.

With the duo going ton for ton, Parker checked out on his first double to seal the final 3-0.

League secretary Les Pell said: “In nearly 50 years playing local darts this has got to rate as one of the best finals nights I have been to.”