DARTS: Not quite a license to thrill for Bond

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BY his own admission, Riverside A’s Nick Bond isn’t the best player in the Pinchbeck and District Darts League.

The Riverside landlord has endured his fair share of defeats over the years, watching on as his team-mates and rivals rack up the big throws.

But last week he enjoyed the taste of success in a doubles clash. Paired with Larry Bedden, the duo saw off Queen B combination Steven Dobney and Grahame Kirk as Riverside prevailed 14-7.

Bond sealed the win with a double one, the lowest checkout possible. Although he hasn’t quite got the license to thrill, Bond may soon be progressing to finishes on double ‘07’.

Elsewhere, New Saracen’s Head C made it a perfect seven wins on the spin in Spalding and District League Division One.

They’re already a massive eight points clear of the rest in the race for the title, having dispatched Fisherman’s Arms 6-3.

Andy Beeken did fire a 112 finish for Fisherman’s, but it was in vain.

The top two in Gedney Hill and District League Division One clash last week too, with New Saracen’s Head edging out Five Bells C 18-14.

It went down to the wire, with big wins from Pete Richardson and Duncan Hunt sealing the win.

There was a 180 from Five Bell’s Dave Seaton, though.