Darts: Five Lions beat visitors Slipper

ANNE Bass gamed 19, which included a 140, and Five Lions colleagues Michelle and Muriel Britton hit two tons apiece as they beat York John Smith’s Ladies Darts League division one visitors Slipper, whose Vicky Middleton was also a double-ton scorer.

Tramways and visitors Burnholme were all-square entering the pairs. Carole Layne and Ruth Norman edged Tramways in front, but their hopes were derailed as Claire Murphy and Caroline Whittaker, then captain Marj Pearson, who teamed up with Lynne Willstrop, won to snatch victory.

Bev Harton hit a maximum and two ton-plus scores as Cueball ‘B’ made home advantage count to overcome visitors Magnet, whose Sandra Bruce (140) and Flossy Crampton were involved in all their three points.

Sharon Rishworth and Linda Welch gave Cueball ‘A’ the lead at Flag, whose Jane Dobson and Jane Flynn set up the decider. Team-mates Jean and Jo West combined to take the honours.

Division two front-runners Edinburgh lost their first match of the season.

Ann Meek, Michelle Kelly, Wendy Storr gave visitors Severus ‘B’ the advantage before Julie Stables and Jan Netherwood narrowed the gap.

However, an 88 check from Dot Sellars restored the advantage with Edinburgh winning the next two pairs to set up a decider, in which Kelly was joined by Sarah Thompson to secure the match points.

Despite being a player down, second-placed Bootham Club had Jane Barnes winning a lone-hand pairs in overcoming Acomb ‘B’ 6-3.

Turpin took home the same result from Clifton, whose Lynn Richford closed bull.

Acomb ‘A’ could not field a team so gifted Severus ‘A’ the points.

Shepherd ‘A’, with Eileen Haw and Tracey Scurr leading the way, found visitors Shoulder ‘B’ had no answer to the club side’s finishing power.

Leeman were tied 3-3 with visitors Sun after the singles.

However, home advantage enabled Leeman to polish off the remaining legs for a 6-3 win.

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