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Darts: Sandra Bruce beats Michelle Britton to lift singles crown
9:30am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Sport
Magnet’s Sandra Bruce, far left, won the York John Smith’s Ladies Darts League individual title, beating Five Lions’ Michelle Britton in the final
MAGNET’S Sandra Bruce was crowned York John Smith’s Ladies Darts League individual champion after a close-fought final against Five Lions captain Michelle Britton.
Britton was well in front in the opening leg on finals night at Tramways Working Men’s Club, but Bruce hit a 121 to narrow the gap.
Despite reaching a finish first, Britton failed to hit the spot and Bruce checked out on double ten.
In the second leg, Bruce hit a timely ton and then an 82, and Britton then clocked a ton.
The Magnets player missed a 112 checkout and her opponent piled on the pressure with a score of 84.
However, Bruce secured the title with a 32 checkout.
Bruce and Britton were joined by colleagues Denise Fowler and Dawn Exton respectively for the pairs final.
Bruce included scores of 180, 140 and 100 en route to a double four check to take the first leg, although the Lions duo hit back with Exton closing double top to level.
In the decider, Bruce and Exton traded tons and both sides had their chances to win before Exton closed on double five.
Lions were also involved in the triples final as Anne Bass, Shona Benson and Jill Reed beat Cueball trio Bev Harton, Natalia Farmeary and Gina Whittaker.
Bass hit the tons in the first game and Benson closed on double one. The second leg was a close call until Bass scored a 140 and Benson sealed the title with a 15 checkout.
Harton bounced back in the captain and vice-captain’s cup, joined by Cueball ‘B’ captain Tracey Farmeary.
They won a close contest against Tramways duo Sue Lowery and Jo Hodges, with Farmeary’s double one out shot sealing the opener.
The Tramways pair were in control of the second leg right up until Farmeary clinched the crown with a three, double two finish.
Lowery was joined by Marcia Grey’s Rosie Hattee in the Elsie Bell Drawn Pairs final against Fowler and Cueball ‘A’s Faye Hawksby.
A 56 out shot from Hawksby won the opening leg and she then hit a ton in the second to leave Fowler with a 59 checkout, which she fired in with ease.
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