After having only three team sheets last week, I have seven this week, writes John Norman Murray.
I’ll start with Wednesday night’s games. The Golf Club hosted DX and Cal MacLeod was first to the oche for the Golf Club where he faced DX’s Mark MacLean. Mark (137, 125, 123, 100) put DX into an early lead after beating Cal (100) 3 – 0. Allan MacKinnon was the Golf Club’s next player to step forward to play Jonathan MacDonald. Jonathan (140, 120) increased DX’s lead by beating Allan (100 x 4) 3 – 1. Phil “The Powercut” Frieslick was the Golf Club’s third player on the oche where he was up against Malky MacDonald. The match score went to 3 – 0 to DX after Malky (100 x 2) beat The Powercut 3 – 1.
The penultimate singles game saw Calum Ruddy for the Golf Club play Steven Williams. Calum (180, 140, 136, 125, 118, 100) pulled a point back for the Golf Club beating Steven 3 – 1. This was after Steven had won the opening leg and Calum scored his 180 in leg 3 which he completed in 15 darts. The final singles game had James MacAskill for the Golf Club play DX’s Derek Morrison. Derek (100 x 3) beat James (128) 3 – 0 to put the match score to 4 – 1 to DX. The triples game had Calum (100); Cal (120) and Allan play Derek (100), Mark and Jonathan (140).
Mark’s D10 finish put the match score to 5 – 1. The first doubles game had Calum (140) and James (100) play Malky and Daniel Libby. Calum’s D20 checkout made for a match score of 5 – 2.The final game had Cal (120) and The Powercut play Mark (100) and Steven (140). The final score went to 6 – 2 to DX when Mark checked out on D16.
Wednesday night also saw the Golf Club host the Sparrows. Calum Ruddy was first up in this match when he played the Sparrows’ Amanda Campbell. Calum (180, 140) put the Golf Club into an early lead by beating Amanda 3 – 0. Calum’s second 180 of the evening came in the second leg.
The Powercut was next to the oche where he was up against Calum MacLean. In a 5 leg game The Sparrows’ Calum (100) was the victor, beating The Powercut (100) 3 – 2 to level the match score at 1 - 1. Cal was the Golf Club’s third player to step forward when he played Michael Scaife. Cal (125, 116, 105, 100 x 2) put the Golf Club back in front after beating Michael (112, 110, 100) 3 – 1.Alan was next to play for the Golf Club when he faced Gordon MacLean. Gordon (140, 139, 100 x 3) levelled the match score again, beating Alan 3 – 2.
The final singles game in this match saw James MacAskill play Mairianne MacIver, and it was James who regained the lead for the Golf Club after beating Mairianne 3 – 0. James’ first leg finish was an impressive 2 x D8. With the Golf Club leading 3 – 2, the triples saw Calum Ruddy, Cal and Alan play Calum MacLean, Mairianne and Michael. Alan’s D20 finish saw the match score go to 4 – 2 to the Golf Club. The first doubles game had Calum Ruddy (100) and James play Calum MacLean and Gordon. James’ D1 finish won the game and match for the Golf Club, putting the match score to 5 – 2 with only one doubles game left to play. This game saw Cal and The Powercut (133) play Mairianne and Michael. Mairianne’s D7 finish saw a score of 5 – 3.
Friday night had Rangers Club A play Sea Angling B. Peach was first up for the RSC A team when he played Innes from SAC B. The first point went to the SAC B team when Innes (140, 105, 100) beat Peach (100) 3 – 0. The second game had Murdo Alex from RSC A play SAC B’s Wakey. The match score went to 1 – 1 when Murdo A. (134, 100 x 3) beat Wakey (140, 100 x 2)3 – 0. Ian “Bananas” O’Donnell was next up for RSC B. He played the SAC B’s Ted. Bananas (140 x 2, 100 x 3) put RSC A in front after beating Ted 3 – 1. Ian was next on the oche for RSC A where he met Cammy. Cammy (107, 100) levelled the match score at 2 – 2 after beating Ian 3 – 0.
The singles finished with the RSC A’s Murdo play Babz for SAC B. Murdo (101, 100 x 2) put RSC A back in front by beating Babz (100) 3 – 0. The triples game had Murdo A. (100), Bananas and Ian (100) play Babz, Ted (100) and Cammy. Alas, the team sheet does not show which RSC A player finished this game but they got the point and made for a match score of 4 – 2 in RSC A’s favour.
The doubles started with Murdo A. (140 x 2) and Murdo playing Cammy and Ted (121). Murdo’s D2 checkout put the match score to 5 – 2, thus winning the match for RSC A. The final game saw Bananas and Ian play Wakey and Babz (137, 100) and Babz’s D9 finish made for a final match score of 5 – 3.
Friday night saw the Golf Club back in action when they visited Rangers Supporters Club B. Danny was the B team’s first player up when he played Jim. Jim (105) gave the Golf Club an early lead after beating Danny 3 – 1. The second game had Calum M. for the B team play Calum Ruddy. Calum R. (140, 139, 124, 121, 100 x 5) put the Golf Club 2 points in front after beating Calum M. 3 – 2. A note on the team sheet tells me “Calum R. almost hit a 12 darter in leg 3.” The third game had Mark from the B team play Alexander “Sander” Peck. Mark (100 x 3) took a point back for the B team by beating Sander (140) 3 – 1.
Martin was next to the oche for the B team when he played Cal. Martin (100 x 3) levelled the match taking all 5 legs to beat Cal (100 x 2) 3 – 2. Gordon Mopp was the B team’s final singles player. H faced The Powercut and it was the Mopp (100 x 5) who was victorious, beating The Powercut (112, 100x 2) 3 – 1 and putting the B team a point in front for the first time in the evening at 3 – 2.
The triples saw Martin (100), Gordy Mopp (100) and Mark play Cal, Jim and Alan. Martin’s D4 finish saw the B team increase their lead to 4 – 2. The doubles started with the B team’s Calum M. and Danny (140) play Jim and Alan (100). Danny’s D19 checkout won this match for the B team. The final game had Martin and Gordy play Cal (132) and Phil, The Powercut. Gordy hit D12 for a final score of 6 – 2 to the RSC B team despite the Golf Club’s good start to the match.
Friday night saw the Sparrows host the Carlton who were still on a high after last week’s first win of the season. Gordon MacLean was the Sparrows’ first player to step to the oche.
He faced Donnie “Heareach” MacDonald. Gordon (132, 100) gave the Sparrows the first point, beating the Heareach 3 – 0. Mairianne MacIver was the Sparrows’ next player up where she was up against Kay MacDonald. Mairianne (140, 100) increased the Sparrows’ lead by beating Kay (100) 3 – 0. Calum “Furry” was next up for the Sparrows when he played the Carlton’s John Norman Murray.
John Norman (100) pulled a point back for the Carlton after beating the Fluffy one (121, 100) 3 – 0. Michael Scaife was next on the oche for the Sparrows where he faced the Carlton captain Ruaraidh Smith. Ruaraidh (125) levelled the match score at 2 – 2 after beating Michael 3 – 2.
The final singles game saw the game awarded to the Carlton’s Jackie Smith after the Sparrows were unable to field an opponent. That put the Carlton 3 – 2 in front. The triples saw Gordon, Michael and Fluffy play Kay, the Heareach and John Norman. Fluffy’s D5 finish levelled things with the two doubles games remaining. The first doubles had Gordon and Fluffy play John Norman (100) and the Heareach. John Norman’s D1 checkout put the Carlton back in front and ensured at least a draw in this match. The final game had Mairianne and Michael play Ruaraidh and Kay. Michael’s D10 finish saw a final score of 4 – 4. This gave the Carlton their second draw of the season and a valuable point for the league’s bottom team.
Saturday had the league’s two table top teams play when Sea Angling A played the All Stars. Rory Ferguson opened for SAC A against Andrew “Blackie” Black. Rory (140 x 2, 119, 100 x 2) put the A team a point in front after beating Blackie (100) 3 – 0. Next up for SAC A was Sam MacAskill who played the All Stars’ Ryan MacLean. Sam (125, 100 x 3) beat Ryan (112, 100) 3 – 0 to increase the A team’s lead to 2 – 0. Sam finished leg 3 with a 128 checkout, hitting T20, D18 and D16.
The A team’s Willie Reid was next to the oche where he played the All Stars’ Robbie MacLeod.
The match score went to 3 – 0 to the SAC A team as Willie (133 x 2) beat Robbie (140 x 2, 100 x 2) 3 – 1 with Robbie having won the first leg. Alex Keiller was next up for the A team when he played Don MacLeod. Alex K. (141, 140 x 2, 121, 100) beat Don (140, 123, 115 x 2, 100 x 3) 3 – 2 to put the SAC A team 4 points ahead. The last singles game had Jim O’Donnell play the All Stars’ Jamie Reid. Jamie (100 x 4) beat Jim (121, 100) 3 – 0 to pull back a point. The triples had, for the SAC A team, Rory (140, 100),
Willie and Robbie Mowat (100) play Jamie (125 x 2), Robbie MacLeod (105, 100) and Don (100).Robbie MacLeod’s D1 finish made for a match score of 4 – 2.
The doubles started with Robbie Mowat (120) and Jim (140) for the A team play Robbie MacLeod and Ryan.
The Mowat cove’s D20 finish made the match score 5 – 2.
The final game saw Willie and Alex K. play Jamie and Don (120). Alex’s D1 finish made the final score 6 – 2 to the SAC A team. Despite SAC A having this match in the bag, it was the All Stars who claimed the league title. It seems that the All Stars won by 1 leg. You can’t get closer than that!
Another game played on Saturday was Rangers Supporters Club B against DX. Mark was first to the oche for RSC B where he played DX’s Mark MacLean. The B team’s Mark (140, 138, 118, 100) beat SX’s Mark (135, 105, 100 x 3) 3 – 2 to give the B team the first point. The second game had the B team’s Gordy Mopp play DX’s Jonathan MacDonald. Gordy (140, 135, 100 x 3) added to the B teams tally after beating Jonathan (132, 120, 100 x 2) 3 – 1.
The third game saw the B team’s Calum step forward to play CJ Campbell. Calum (140, 128) added to DX’s woes, beating CJ (140) 3 – 0. The B team then had Martin play Daniel Libby.
Things did not improve for DX as Martin (125, 100 x 4) beat Daniel 3 – 1, despite Daniel winning the opening leg. With the match score at 4 – 0 to RSC B the final singles game saw Danny play Malky MacDonald. Malky (106, 100) stopped the rout after beating Danny (137, 100) 3 – 2.
The triples saw Martin, Mark (100) and Gordy Mopp play Mark, Libby (138) and Jonathan (100).
The B team’s Mark finished with D16 to seal the game for the B team. The doubles opened with Martin (100) and Gordy play Malky and CJ. Martin’s D16 finish made the match score 6 – 1 to the RSC B team. The final game had Mark and Danny play Mark MacLean (100) and Daniel Libby. Again the sheet does not show who threw the winner but as the final score is shown as 6 – 2, one of the DX pair must have won this game.
Once again, may I ask captains to ensure full names are included on team sheets as some don’t seem to comprehend this simple request.