Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Blackhill Cricketers Darts Team

Photo from the Blackhill Cricketers site

The Blackhill Cricketers Darts Team now have an online presence at Blackhill Darts. There are a few sections under construction, but it's a great idea to have a team site and I'll check it for updates throughout the season.

They're certainly piling the points on in the League.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Singles Cup night -- Coach & Horses

We had a strangely low key and quiet night up at the Coach & Horses, Leadgate tonight. I endured the best and worst of my own game to scrape through to the last 16 for the first time. At one point I had the dreaded 1-0 lead and throwing really well against the darts to clinch it, but my finishing deserted me and it had to go to the wire in the 3rd leg.

I was a bit disappointed to get all of the poor mental game that I've done so much to remove from my League games come back on Cup night, but I did just enough to make it through to the second round where the heat will really be on and we can see those problems properly magnified :o)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Chelmsford 6 - 4 The Turf

Pictured : On my wish list - the John Part Unicorn "Hero Golden" 95%

Most of the players from both teams "upped" their games from last week, and this resulted in a very close match where all of games went right to the wire. The Turf brought good support with them which made for a great atmosphere.

Sadly for us our newest player Kris has switched job and wasn't there. He's now working up at Slaley Hall and is unlikely to make many more appearances for us. On the other hand our old stalwart Chris picked up the darts for his first game during my time with the team, and he played a very strong game despite losing his Singles game.

I personally had a few problems score building, but my finishing was good. I never seem to get both aspects together these days.

A very enjoyable evening and I'll be watching for The Turf in the League, as I think they'll pick up a lot of points and do well this season.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Turf 3 - 7 Chelmsford

A good result for our team, and I had to console myself with a "team" performance, getting the winning doubles in the opening Team game and my Doubles game with Roger, but losing in my Singles game. Too many of my first darts were straying into the 5's.

Peter and Alan were our most consistent players on a night where we never felt comfortable or settled. The Turf's board is Unicorn Eclipse like my practice board (excellent, and needless to say there were no bounce outs on the night), but it is the stark lighting which takes some getting used to.

After my long walk home from The Turf last season I made sure I was first on the team bus :o)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Blackhill Ward Knock Out, 1st Round

We had a break from the League last night and played Stanley Masons at home in the The Blackhill Ward Knock Out, 1st Round.

The format is a mix of darts and dominoes. The darts consist of three team games of 1001 DSDF, and although we got the right result with a 2-1 win in the darts none of us really settled and played well. In one game both teams struggled to even get a steady 60.

The other two legs were OK though and I was pleased to get the D9 finish in the opening game.

The dominoes result went the right way too, and we've progressed into the next round which will be played on the 16th December 2008.