Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chelmsford 5 - 5 Shotley Club A

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Our recent losing run came to an end on Tuesday night with a draw to halt the slide. We started very slowly, losing the Team game and the first Doubles game, but by the end of the three Doubles games we had managed to pull level at 2-2. 

Shotley A were't quite as strong as the previous week and there were opportunities for either team in most of the matches. As always it was the doubles which were crucial, and this week we were much more accurate. The six Singles games were equally shared, which was probably the correct outcome.

Kris hit two of the winning doubles. Peter also scored two of them and he gets the Man Of The Match for hitting numerous ton-plus shots throughout the night, especially in his Singles game where they bought him a few attempts at finishing before finally taking out a small finish.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Shotley Club 7 - 3 Chelmsford

Practice darts before the game

Our squad was extremely depleted on Tuesday night and there was no element of selection for the captain to make. However we played quite well and could easily have scored more points, as evidenced with our win in the opening 1001X Team Game. This is always a hard point to win if anyone in the team is having an off-night, but it was a comfortable point for us, with Ian finishing on 60.

At the end of the three Doubles games we were drawing 2-2 with Glen taking out the dreaded D1 partnering Lena, but we really fell down in the remaining Singles games. I finished on D19 to take a brief 2-3 lead, but Shotley took all of the remaining Singles points to give them a convincing 7-3 win.

I'm delighted to award Man Of The Match to Glen this week. Everyone hates D1 so to take it out in his first darts game for our team was a real lift.