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Castle and Falcon Bangers emerge victorious against previously unbeaten Wheatsheaf lose in the Newark and District Double Board Darts League

Something had to give in the Newark and District Double Board Darts League’s ladies’ division after the two remaining unbeaten sides clashed and it was the reigning champions, Castle and Falcon Bangers, who emerged victorious.

Karen Whittaker landed the winning blow to secure a hard-fought 9-6 win over Wheatsheaf Wandering Misfits.

League debutants, The King’s Queens, have moved into fourth place after they overcame Caffs Ladies 11-4.


The Queens had led 3-1 after the opening pairs and they maintained this advantage as the opening two singles ties ended in draws.

Michelle Antcliff then overcame Lorraine Shereston to stretch their lead to 7-3 before victory was secured following Beryl Mcllroy’s draw with Chris Henderson in the closing singles tie which gave the league’s newcomers a 8-4 lead.

Mcllroy then landed the winning double in the team leg.

The remaining match in the ladies’ division saw Collingham Mother Chuckers come from behind to defeat Railway Club Artists 9-6.

The Artists had led 3-1 after the opening pairs encounters but the Collingham side responded in style as they made a clean sweep of the

singles matches.

Victories by Sharon Hovey, Lyn Jarrett, Amy Rayney, and Rachel Raikes gave the Mother Chuckers the win.

In the men’s division Rose and Crown Marauders have stretched their lead to a massive 17 points after the reigning champions maintained their 100% record with a 4-1 victory in their top-of-the-table clash with The Taverners.

The Marauders outscored their opponents in the opening leg but missed doubles allowed their opponents an opportunity to snatch a surprise lead but the chance wasn’t taken.

Current darts table. Image: Simon Cobb.
Current darts table. Image: Simon Cobb.

Mark Neal holed out on double-1 to put the league leaders ahead.

The second leg was similar to the first but this time the Railway Club-based side took advantage of the Marauders’ missed opportunities to draw level with Richard Taylor holing out on 65.

The third saw the Marauders produce their best scoring of the night and Steven Barnett checked out to restore their lead with the Taverners languishing on 277.

The penultimate leg saw Phil Tranter hole out to secure the victory.

The concluding leg saw the Taverners produce their best scoring of the match but once again they were unable to take their chances and Barnett was on target again to complete the 4-1 victory and strengthen their grip on the title.

Castle and Falcon BBC2s have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they overcame RHP Darts of Hazzard 4-1 to move above their defeated opponents into third place.

A brace of finishes from Stuart Hay, one either side of Phil Moore’s checkout, gave the summer league champions a 3-0 lead before the two remaining legs were shared with Oliver Hubbard checking out for RHP and Ian Hurst holing out for the BBC2s.

The remaining match saw Wheatsheaf Phoenix come from behind to defeat Castle and Falcon Arrows 3-2.

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