Friday, November 30, 2012

Chelmsford 3 - 7 Coach and Horses

A disappointing night's darts for us on Tuesday. The scoring was OK, even very good in certain parts of the games, but our finishing deserted us time and time again. Typical of this was the opening team game of 1001X where we ploughed ahead to get down to the finish with throws to spare, but we faltered and CaH crossed the line with their good finishing.

The three Doubles games were quite good for us however, and we took a 2-1 lead with finishes from Kris (on 24) and Alan (on 20). These were to be our last points gained until Peter won his Singles point in the penultimate game of the evening with a 58 finish.

CaH's finishing was worthy of the points though, and no complaints from us because we all know just how important it is to close games when the chances arise.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Coach and Horses 6 - 4 Chelmsford

When The Commercial pub was demolished last year their darts team moved 30 yards up the road to The Coach and Horses. They've re-branded the team with some great team T-Shirts, each carrying the individual's nick name on the back and a Fender Stratocaster / pub name design on the front. I was really tempted to buy one at the bar but didn't have the money for an impulse clothes purchase on the night!

Although we're a pair of well matched teams we made it really hard for ourselves by losing the opening Team game after leading throughout. Then, two Doubles losses saw us 3-0 down which was always going to be difficult to overcome. It seemed we were just wandering towards defeat without really playing any worse than our opponents.

However, three wins in the Singles games saw us back on track, and we were really close to drawing the match but for a narrow defeat in the last Singles Game of the night. Kris takes this week's Man Of The Match for his wining check-outs in his Doubles and Singles matches, but there were no true highlights to report. Perhaps Joe from their team plus Peter and  Kris from ours were the most consistent throughout the games.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I have three of our games to report upon. Firstly, I missed the return leg against Chopwell B on 30/10/2012 due to a commitment, but Kris Cameron sent me an emailed report.

Apparently we were down to the bone squad wise. Chopwell didn't play as well as the previous week, but were still out scoring us. Kris hit D8 for us in the team game which was close all the way down. The Doubles games weren't so close but poor finishing from Chopwell was letting us get to finishes,  which we missed. Alan and Kris took points from the singles. Alan faced young Scot who was on a finish after 9 darts but again poor finishing allowed Alan to nick the game with D4. Kris had a close run game with Davey Reed which he also nicked with D2. The final score was Chelsmford 3 - 7 Chopwell B.

We then played Leadgate Cricket Club on 6/11/2012 and it was a bit of a low point in our season. We were't that bad and even took the opening point of the evening when Mickey finished on 32, but LCC always seemed to have enough to take the points, and Ian's 20 finish in the second Singles game was to be our last contribution to the score card. The final score was Leadgate CC 8 - 2 Chelmsford.

To bring us bang up to date we played the return leg against Leadgate Cricket Club last night, and thankfully we were able to get a bit of pride back. To be honest they seemed to drop the pace from last Tuesday, but we tightened up a bit too to bring the games more into our favour. Ian again finished the Team game and we also took two of the three Doubles points to put us in an early 3-1 lead. Last week had already been bettered! However, they returned to form in the Singles games, and only Kris and Peter were able to win their Singles games. The final score was Chelmsford 5 - 5 Leadgate Cricket Club.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Chopwell B 7 - 3 Chelmsford

Newcastle Quayside

Apologies for the lack of an update recently.

Our recent good form came to a halt up at Chopwell B Team on 23/11/2012. We were outscored in most of the games, and when we did get down to the doubles we found we only had one shot at it or the game was lost. A bad result for us, but the most we could get on the night, and we needed late Singles points from Kris and Peter to prevent it from being a total disaster.

I try to be as fair as possible with my reviews, and this was a dominant performance by Chopwell B, and they will really well in the league this season - it was their game. We didn't hit our odd chances at doubles in the main, and the score could've been worse but for the two late Singles points, so no complaints.

I had to miss the return leg on Tuesday, but Kris has sent me some info, and it follows shortly.