GAMES in the Mill Brow SC RTB League Round 5 took place on Friday night.
In Division One, the Birchfield at home to Moorfield SSC, saw the Birchfield’s Ian Sharples take the first game, quickly followed by team mate Dave Herley taking the second.
Adam Mellor then recovered a point for the Moorfield with a 15 dart display.
However the Birchfield were on good form, taking the next four games through, Ste Lowe & Trevor Chadwick, Derek Peach, Dave Herley, Ian Sharples & Keith Allen and Keith Allen (13 darts). Dave Brick gave the Moorfield their second point in the penultimate game, whilst Trevor Chadwick gave the Birchfield the final game and the match.
Farnworth SC at home to the Halton Stadium, took the first game through Chris Hall with a 16 dart display.
Then came three in a row from the Stadium’s Alan Magee (19 darts), John Bowles (17 darts) and opening pair, Alan Magee & John Bowles (17 darts). Farnworth managed to recover a point as Ronnie Greylish & Dave Horsfall took the next game in 19 darts. Rob Magee & Kenny Murphy followed by Joe Batty took the Stadium across the finishing line, with two games still left to play. Tony Green then added to Farnworth’s tally, but to no avail as Rob Magee took the final game and the already won match for the Halton Stadium.
The Wellington at home to Widnes RUFC, conceded the first two games to the Wid’s Mike Ruane and Andy Ruane. Anthony Hall came back to narrow the gap for the Wellington, only to see the next two games go to the Wid’s, courtesy of Andy Ruane & Barry Noonan and Dave Jackson & Jeff Thompson. The Wellington, two games down at this point, were lifted by a superb finish of Double 10, Double 3, Inside Bull by Anthony Hall whilst partnering Mark Lightfoot finishing in 12 darts. Back in the singles, Karl Whitfield, John Barber and Barry Highfield ensured victory for the Wellington.
Widnes Cricket Club at home to the Corpy Club, conceded the first two games to the Corpy’s Alan Moran and Dave Pickles. Dan Morris then put the Cricket Club onto the score sheet, narrowing the gap before Alan Pennington & Jim Scofield lengthened it again with a win for the Corpy.
Dean Morris & Dan Morris took the next game for the Wid’s with a 15 dart display. But again, the Corpy kept up the pressure, taking the next game through, Alan Moran & Damian Eustace. Phil Catterall then took the penultimate game, bringing the scores level. The outcome was declared as Mark O’Connor took the final game and the match for the Corpy.
In Division Two, the RAOB at home to the Majors Arms, were on a winner straight away as they took the first five games through, Bing Gray, Ged McPartland, Brian Dutton, Ged McPartland & Ken Skitt and Ray Dutton & Brian Dutton.
The Majors took the sixth game through Andy McWhinnie & Daz Attwood with a 19 dart display. That was as good as it got for the Majors as the Buffs took the remaining three games through, Ray Dutton, Peter Jerram and Dave Batty, to take the match.
The Cricketers Arms at home to the Simms Cross Institute, took the first game through Graham Fenney. The Stute levelled through Mark Cullen, then went ahead with a 15 fdart display from Paul Batty. The Cricketers restored parity as their opening pair John Mulholland & Brian Dwyer took the next game.
The Stute however were in a determined mood as they proceeded to take the next three games through, Glyn Owen & Paul Batty, Andy Abbott & Keith Glover (13 darts) and Keith Glover, giving them the match. The Cricketers took the final two games through Scott Grady and Paul Mason, but the match victory went to the Simms Cross Institute.
Widnes Bowling Club at home to Mill Brow SC, saw the Brow take the first three games through, John Glover, Carl Hackney and Alan Friar (12 darts). The Bowler came back, taking two in a row through, Rob Farrington & Tommy Robertson and Mick Davies & Mark Smith. The Brow then took a further win as John Glover & Alan Friar took the game in 19 darts. The Bowler were still in with a chance as they took the next game through, Rob Farrington. However the Brow continued, taking the next two games and the match through, Paul Linger (19 darts) and Chris Bright.