DARTS: A Bridge too far as Tigers A are tamed

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Tigers A saw their Holbeach and District League Division One title hopes suffer an untimely knock as they were stunned by Sutton Bridge RBL.

Just a week after seeing off chief rivals New Saracen’s Head C, Tigers were left licking their wounds thanks to last-leg 
heroics from Paul Quested.

In a match that saw Jonny Walker and J Denton throw 180s, Tigers led 11-10 ahead of the final showdown between Quested and A Dunham.

The Sutton Bridge ace duly delivered a 2-0 success – and a cracking scalp for his side.

Down in Division Three, there was better news for leaders Tigers C. With Lee Ransom making a 130 checkout in an 18-dart leg, they defeated New Inn 13-8 to stay two points clear.

New Saracen’s Head A remain hot on their heels in second. Ken Beeton nailed a 140 in their 15-4 success over friendly foes New Saracen’s Head B.

• It was a case of 180s galore in the Aaron Moyses Spalding Town League last week.

Mark Dixon set the tone for Drayman’s Arms A’s 6-1 home win over Royal Mail Cart with an early maximum. Only a doubles victory from Mick Wakefield and John Kidrowicz denied them a whitewash.

Alf Brewin also notched a 180 for Drayman’s Arms B, but his side were defeated 6-2 by fellow club team Drayman’s C.

Another to pepper the treble 20 was Ash Knott of Pied Calf. His maximum actually came in a 2-1 loss to Brennans Bar’s P Barnett, but Pied Calf recovered to win 5-2 overall.

Towards the top of the table, Fenway B were handed a surprise 4-3 reverse at Lincoln Arms A. That victory was inspired by a stunning 145 finish from Lincoln’s Kevin Carter.

• Fenway A moved joint top of Division One in the Spalding and District Ladies’ League with a 12-8 victory over Ship.

It went right down to the wire, but a 2-1 doubles triumph from Trish Cunningham and Maddy Oldfield sealed the success.

Blue Bell were also on winning form in the top flight, as they dispatched Holbeach USC 11-7 on their own oche. D Depear was their star turn with a 3-0 individual victory.

Meanwhile, Doreen Hewitt fired a 140 in the 9-9 draw between Lincoln Arms and Riverside.