DARTS: Granary produce grandstand finish

GRANARY lifted the Florida Cup after a grandstand finish on the Holbeach and District League's finals night.

The Long Sutton side heaped the misery on Division One runners-up Tigers A – who also lost to champions New Saracen's Head C in the final of the Canham Cup.

Nigel Fines got Granary off to the perfect start in the top flight's KO Cup, but Tigers stormed into a 6-4 lead thanks to successive wins by Paul Bailey, Dave Piccaver and Charlie Bond.

Sean Portass levelled it up, but Gary Mace's win left the Holbeach side with a 8-7 lead ahead of the final two clashes.

They went to Paul Baker and Daniel Carnell, leaving Tigers second best again.

Tigers also lost the Canham Cup 3-2, thanks to wins from NSH C's Duncan Hunt, Kevin Aldhous and Mark Horspool.

Hunt and Horspool both threw 180s. The former also went on to secure the Division One Singles Cup – beating another Tigers competitor, Dave Piccaver – 2-1 in the final.

The rivalry continued into the Gilder Pairs, with formidable NSH C duo Horspool and Hunt too strong for Piccaver and Bond.

At least one Tigers player got their hands on some silverware, with Claire Ball beating Anchor's Toni Willows 2-0 in the Ladies Cup.

Division Two champions Lamb and Flag secured an emphatic double, after hammering Bull A in the Skelton Cup final.

The Whaplode side won all bar one of their singles clashes with their Fleet opponents, with Ash Allen, Cameron Flowers, Ed Kiner, Dan Vaughan, Mick Allen, Shane Allen and Jason Hammond all victorious.

Flowers also picked up the Division Two Singles Cup, using just 36 darts to see off Dun Cow's Craig Norbury in the final.

But he and team-mate Mick Allen were downed in the Gilder Pairs, with Anchor duo John Denton and Robert Hunt prevailing 2-1.

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