DARTS: Riverside register terrific treble

Make ours a treble: Riverside B (back, from left) ' back: Kev Hawes, Graham Parker, Rick Clay; front ' Karl Louth, Colin Healands, Steve Rawding and Steve Ashton. Photo: SG200412-150TW (to order call 01775 765433 or visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto)
Make ours a treble: Riverside B (back, from left) ' back: Kev Hawes, Graham Parker, Rick Clay; front ' Karl Louth, Colin Healands, Steve Rawding and Steve Ashton. Photo: SG200412-150TW (to order call 01775 765433 or visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto)

RAMPANT Riverside B recorded a treble on an action-packed Crowsons VW Pinchbeck and District League finals night at Spalding Services Club.

The Division A champions added the coveted Knockout Cup crown to their league success, while also clinching the Fours final.

There was also a treble of sorts for Royal Mail Cart and a double for Division C winners Drayman’s Arms A, who picked up the H & H Cup too.

Of the eight finals played on the night, the Knockout Cup battle between top flight duo Riverside B and Royal Mail Cart was very much the main event.

It lived up to its billing too, with the pair going blow for blow and taking it right down to the wire. In the end Riverside ran out 4-3 winners, with Graham Parker beating Dan Vaughan 2-1 in a high quality deciding game.

With the trophy resting on the tussle, Parker and Vaughan threw 12 scores of 100 or more, with the latter managing a 15-dart leg.

Riverside’s Parker, Rick Clay, Karl Louth and Steve Ashton then went on to land the Fours title, seeing of Royal Mail Cart quartet Steve Mosedale, Steve Stancer, Dave Bourne and Johnny Pell 3-1.

There was better news for Stancer and Mail Cart in the Captain’s Cup final, as he beat Dun Cow skipper Colin Beckett 2-0.

The Pairs finals was a much closer affair, as Julian DeCamps and Steve Mosedale delivered Mail Cart’s second trophy.

They had just too much for Kev Hawes and Clay of Riverside B and took the spoils by a narrow 2-1 scoreline.

Also played on the night were the semi-finals, with Alan Harris and Tony Sewell (Lincoln Arms A) and Ady Smith and Tony Clark (Drayman’s Arms A) the unlucky losers.

Mail Cart then completed their hat-trick of trophies when Sam Roberts took the Singles spoils against Riverside B’s Hawes in what proved to be the game of the night.

Hawes twice led in the match, having gone 1-0 and 2-1 up, before missing a checkout attempt to clinch the clash in the fourth leg.

That opened the door for Roberts to make a crisp 106 finish – and he completed a cracking comeback with a clinical final leg to make it 3-2.

Meanwhile, Drayman’s A completed a super season by grabbing the H & H Cup in another thrilling final. They took the scalp of Division B runners-up Dun Cow 4-3, with captain Tony Clark nailing a 180 in a 15-dart leg to help see off Dave Norbury 2-1 in the deciding leg.

In the Ladies’ Cup final, Services ace Mikki Hewitt had too much for rival Stacey Bannister from Queen B. She lifted the gong after a 2-0 triumph.

Bannister and the Queen club did secure some silverware, though. She was joined by Dave Hill in the Mixed Pairs final – and they saw off Lamb and Flag duo Mick Allen and Pauline Hunt 2-0.

Overall, Simon Hill’s six 180s was the most of any player throughout the season.