Cleveland remains top of Darts Corner Division One, despite fulfilling one fixture less than the chasing pack.
This week saw them head to Worcestershire, where they ran out 21 – 15 winners. The Women’s A and B teams both held out for 3-3 draws, with Cleveland’s Men’s B winning 8-4, and Men’s A seeing out the fixture with a 7-5 team win, which included the highest winning Men’s A average of the division courtesy of Adam Atkinson (30.17). Cleveland’s Men’s B sit top of the section, tied on points with Suffolk.
2nd place Suffolk dealt a huge blow to Nottinghamshire’s ambitions of remaining in Division One, as the home side won 26-10, including a 6-0 whitewash by Suffolk’s Women’s A side. Suffolk’s Women’s B side produced a 4-2 win over the visitors, with both the Men’s A and B sides winning 8-4. The performance of the entire Division came from Suffolk’s Kevin Leathers (pictured) in Saturday’s Men’s B match, with a 31.98.
Merseyside’s 23-13 win over Somerset see them leapfrog their opponents into third place overall, 19 points adrift of Suffolk.
Merseyside had an almost insurmountable 14-4 lead after day one as the Women’s B won 4-2 and the Men’s B impressed with a 10-2 victory. Despite a 4-2 comeback for Somerset’s Women’s A, Merseyside’s Men’s A rose to the occasion to finish the weekend off with a 7-5 win.
Surrey look set to be embroiled in a battle to avoid relegation this season as they travelled north to Gwynedd, where the home side ran out 24-12 winners. Gwynedd’s Emily Mitchell secured the best Women’s B performance of the Division as the team moved into a 4-2 lead.
Gwynedd’s 8-4 result in the Men’s B gave them a healthy 12-6 lead moving into Sunday’s A matches. The Women’s A resulted in a three-all draw, before a 9-3 win for Gwynedd’s Men’s A secured them the win.
The final fixture in the Division saw mid-table Derbyshire face Clywd, who are currently in 10th position with a game in hand. Derbyshire got off to a strong start as their Women’s B won 5-1, followed by a 7-5 win for the Men’s B.
A draw in the Women’s A match meant Derbyshire needed four more for the win, and despite a solid performance which saw Clwyd’s Men win 7-5, the visitors held out for a 20-16 victory. The highest Women’s A average of the division came via Derbyshire’s Jo Oldershaw, with a 22.77.
L-style Division One results: Clwyd 16-20 Derbyshire, Gwynedd 24-12 Surrey, Merseyside 23-13 Somerset, Suffolk 26-10 Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire 15-21 Cleveland.
L-style Division One table: https://ukdartsassociation.com/l-style-division-one-tables/
Highest Average Award Winners:
|Elite Premier Division||AON Contracts Championship||L-Style Division One||Top Gun Promotions Division Two||Darts for Windows Division Three|
|Women Match 1||Rhian O'Sullivan (Glamorgan)||Felicia Blay (Buckinghamshire)||Helen Harvey (Nottinghamshire)||Lauren Stokoe (County Durham)||Evonne Taylor (Salopian)|
|Men Match 1||Tommy Sanwell (London)||Scott Mitchell (Dorset)||David Ballard Flatt (Suffolk)||Mike Norton (West of England)||James Hurrell (Gloucestershire)|
|Women Match 2||Giffy Khaosoi (Yorkshire)||Louise Pearson (Hertfordshire)||Zoe Holland (Cleveland)||Louise Grannell (Middlesex)||Sarah Roberts (Salopian)|
|Men Match 2||Jamie Hughes (Warwickshire)||Jarred Cole (Hertfordshire)||Aden Kirk (Nottinghamshire)||Paul Dinning (County Durham)||Kieran Smith (Gloucestershire)|
|Women Match 3||Casey Gallagher (London)||Rhian Griffiths (Gwent)||Jane Densley (Derbyshire)||Kerry King (Bedfordshire)||Kim Holden (Wirral)|
|Men Match 3||Scott Williams (Lincolnshire)||Richie Edhouse (Sussex)||Anthony Hitchmough (Merseyside)||Ryan Hanratty (Tyne & Wear)||Reece Colley (Black Country)|
|Women Match 4||Anastasia Dybromyslova (Cheshire)||Claire Brookin (Cambridgeshire)||Jane Densley (Derbyshire)||Leah Nelson (Middlesex)||Kim Holden (Wirral)|
|Vicky Pruim (Cheshire)|
|Steph Stutley (London)|
|Men Match 4||Mick Ridge (Yorkshire)||Dave Ladley (Humberside)||Gary Hayes (Cleveland)||Lee Evans (Wiltshire)||Kieran Harris (Pembrokeshire)|
|Women Match 5||Tammy Montgomery (Warwickshire)||Helen Ward (Kent)||Jax Sweet (Derbyshire)||Cheryl Adamson (County Durham)||Chez Allcock (Black Country)|
|Sally Whiting (Yorkshire)||Jane Robson (Wirral)|
|Men Match 5||Ricky Evans (Northamptonshire)||Dennis Harbour (Cambridgeshire)||Justin Hood (Somerset)||Lee Harris (Gloucestershire)||Reece Colley (Black Country)|
|Women Match 6||Teresa Brookshaw (Cornwall)||Claire Brookin (Cambridgeshire)||Wendy Reinstadtler (Surrey)||Chrissy Manley (Cumbria)||Steph Clarke (Salopian)|
|Men Match 6||Brad Brooks (Cheshire)||Scott Mitchell (Dorset)||Andrew Gilding (Suffolk)||Wayne Broomfield (Bedfordshire)||Paul Barron (Wirral)|
|Women Match 7||Vicky Pruim (Cheshire)||Tina Neylon (Hertfordshire)||Jo Oldershaw (Derbyshire)||Anne-Marie Urwin (Tyne & Wear)||Steph Clarke (Salopian)|
|Men Match 7||Michael Sexton (Lancashire)||Jarred Cole (Hertfordshire)||Kevin Leathers (Suffolk)||John Hook (Bedfordshire)||James Hurrell (Gloucestershire)|
|Women Match 8||Beau Greaves (Yorkshire)||Jane Judges (Cambridgeshire)||Leanne Topper (Suffolk)||Ella Williams (Wiltshire)||Tammy Chance (Black Country)|
|Men Match 8||Craig Vickers (Essex)||Nick Kenny (Gwent)||Ant Butler (Worcestershire)||Jack Bell (County Durham)||Reece Colley (Black Country)|
|Women Match 9||Laura Turner (Hampshire)||Deta Hedman (Oxfordshire)||Jo Locke (Suffolk)||Nikki Goldsmith (Norfolk)||Evonne Taylor (Salopian)|
|Men Match 9||Aaron Turner (Hampshire)||Tommy Morris (Dorset)||Pete McConville (Nottinghamshire)||John Hook (Bedfordshire)||Terry Nash (Salopian)|
|Women Match 10||Rachel Brooks (Yorkshire)||Sam Kirton (Dorset)|
|Men Match 10||Carl Wilkinson (Yorkshire)||Peter Johns (Gwent)|
|Women Match 11||Trina Gulliver MBE (Lincolnshire)||Julie Handley (Kent)|
|Men Match 11||Shaun Dibbs (Glamorgan)||Paul Hogan (Berkshire)|