High standard to end league winter season

Singles finalists: Gary Mace (left) and Neil Glover (right) with Ian Tilley at the Pinchbeck League finals night.
Singles finalists: Gary Mace (left) and Neil Glover (right) with Ian Tilley at the Pinchbeck League finals night.
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A packed crowd at Spalding Services & Social Club again saw a high standard on finals night from the best of the Pinchbeck & District Winter League’s players.

First up was the H&H Cup for Division B and C between two Donington teams.

British Legion went 3-2 up before late wins from Bryan 
Holland and John McGurk (180x2) sealed the 5-2 victory over Black Bull.

In the singles semi-finals Riverside B’s Gary Mace beat team-mate Chris Fidler 2-1 and Neil Glover (Lincoln Arms A) knocked out Mark Horspool (New Saracen’s Head C) by the same score.

The final produced a five-leg thriller with 21 ton-plus scores as Mace won 3-2 after a 101 checkout by Glover had 
levelled it. He just missed double 16 in the last leg and Mace checked out with his next shot to take the title.

There were mixed fortunes for Lincoln Arms A in the pairs semi-finals.

Tim Halifax and John 
Charlton beat Martin Palmer 
and Pete Richardson (New 
Saracen’s Head C) but Neil 
Glover and Simon Hill lost to Adam Bourne and Kev Hawes (Riverside B).

Bourne and Hawes won 2-0 in the final.

Ash Allen (Lamb & Flag C) beat Tony Clark (Drayman’s Arms A) 2-0 in the Captains Cup final.

Unfortunately the Ladies Cup final could not be played as Dawn Barnard (Drayman’s Arms C) was unable to attend so the trophy was awarded to 
Alison Green of Fisherman’s Arms.

New Saracen’s Head C 
beat Lamb & Flag C 5-2 in the Knockout Cup final.

Although the result was a 
little one-sided, the match 
was far from it with five of the games going the distance so it could have gone either way.

There were 46 ton-plus shots recorded and a 15-dart leg from Duncan Hunt.

Good scores by all four 
players saw a close final in the Mixed Pairs with Dan Vaughan and Nic Vaughan (Lamb & Flag) beating Mark Horspool and Lisa 
Brooks (New Saracen’s Head) 2-1.

The Fours final was 2-2 but Riverside B B got some high scores in the final leg to edge ahead of New Saracen’s Head C.