Kent continued to dominate in the AON Contracts Championship, delivering a crushing 25-11 win over West Midlands.
The hosts led the visitors 12 – 6 after day one, with the Women’s B winning 4-2, and the Men’s B 8-4. A whitewash win for the Women’s A guaranteed Kent at least a draw before their Men’s A completed the weekend with a 7-5 win.
Kent are currently sat top of the Championship table, 7 points ahead of second-place Sussex, who’s title ambitions were aided by a convincing 23-13 win over Buckinghamshire.
It was a game of two halves, with Buckinghamshire’s Women’s A and B winning 5-1 and 4-2 respectively, but Sussex’s Men’s B delivered a blistering whitewash of Buckinghamshire’s Men’s B, and their Men’s A also won by eight games to four.
The highest B averages in the Championship both came from this fixture, with Buckinghamshire’s Felicia Blay producing a 20.93 in the Women’s B, and Sussex’s Stephen Cross hitting a 29.91.
Gwent move down one place into third following their 18-18 draw with visitors Humberside. Gwent led 10-8 after their Women’s B won 4-2, whilst the Men’s B finished 6-6. The Women’s A fixture also ended in a draw, before Humberside’s Men’s A secured a bonus point with a 7-5 win.
Dorset’s 22-14 win over Staffordshire sees them leapfrog their opponents on the table, who are now in fourth and fifth position respectively.
Very little could split the Men’s A and B squads, with the Men’s B match being won 7-5 by Staffordshire, and Dorset’s Men’s A running out winners by the same scoreline on the Sunday.
It was Dorset’s Women who made the difference, with both A and B teams winning 5-1, a result which sees Dorset’s Women’s A sat top of their section.
Oxfordshire remain at the foot of the table, 12 points from safety with a game in hand, but couldn’t secure the win this weekend against Berkshire, who took a narrow 19-17 victory.
Both the Men’s A and Men’s B drew 6-6, with Oxfordshire’s Women’s B winning their fixture 4-2, before Oxfordshire’s Women’s A went down 5-1 to a solid Berkshire side.
Oxfordshire’s outstanding fixture is against 11th placed Cambridgeshire, who hosted Hertfordshire this weekend, with the home team winning 19-17.
Cambridgeshire moved into an 11-7 lead courtesy of an 8-4 win from the Men’s B and a 3-3 draw in the Women’s B fixture. Another 3-3 draw between Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire’s Women’s A moved them to within 5 points of victory and despite Hertfordshire’s Men winning the A team fixture 7-5, Cambridgeshire secured enough games for the win.
Hertfordshire’s Jarred Cole (pictured) and Tina Neylon produced the ‘A’ performances of the AON Contracts Championships, with Cole registering a 33.40 average in his match, and Neylon a 23.39.
AON Contracts Championship results: Cambridgeshire 19-17 Hertfordshire, Dorset 22-14 Staffordshire, Gwent 18-18 Humberside, Kent 25-11 West Midlands, Oxfordshire 17-19 Berkshire, Sussex 23-13 Buckinghamshire.
AON Contracts Championship table: https://ukdartsassociation.com/aon-contracts-ltd-championship-division-tables/
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|Women Match 1||Rhian O'Sullivan (Glamorgan)||Rebecca Rose (Northamptonshire)||Rebecca Hoyland (Derbyshire)||Leanne Topper (Clwyd)||Lisa Brosnan (Middlesex)|
|Men Match 1||Jamie Hughes (Warwickshire)||Thomas Banks (Hertfordshire)||Clive Rule (Merseyside)||Josh McCarthy (Wiltshire)||Steve Alker (Pembrokeshire)|
|Women Match 2||Laura Turner (Hampshire)||Kerry O'Connor & Tina Neylon (both Hertfordshire)||Fallon Sherrock (Buckinghamshire)||Angela Kirkwood (Tyne & Wear)||Steph Clarke (Salopian)|
|Men Match 2||Keegan Brown (Essex)||Dave Lake (Devon)||Steve Gow (Merseyside)||Jamie Rollinson (The Black Country)||Llew Bevan (Pembrokeshire)|
|Women Match 3||Vicky Pruim (Cheshire)||Deta Hedman (Oxfordshire)||Fallon Sherrock (Buckinghamshire)||Chez Allcock (The Black Country)||Michele Copas (Middlesex)|
|Men Match 3||Thomas Lovely (Lincolnshire)||Nick Kenny (Gwent)||Sean Lambert (Derbyshire)||Tom Allies (Nottinghamshire)||Richard Parker (Shropshire)|
|Women Match 4||Alannah Waters-Evans (Glamorgan)||Donna Rainsley (Sussex)||Barbara Legge (Buckinghamshire)||Sue Lane (Wiltshire)||Steph Mellor (Wirral)|
|Men Match 4||Lloyd Pennell (Lincolnshire)||Lee Barrow (Hertfordshire)||James Hurrell (Buckinghamshire)||Tom Allies (Nottinghamshire)||Llew Bevan (Pembrokeshire)|
|Women Match 5||Alannah Waters-Evans (Glamorgan)||Rebecca Rose (Northamptonshire)||Fallon Sherrock (Buckinghamshire)||Anne-Marie Urwin (Tyne & Wear)||Steph Clarke (Salopian)|
|Men Match 5||Gareth Griffiths (Cornwall)||Lewis Gurney (Sussex)||James Hurrell (Buckinghamshire)||Shane Price (The Black Country)||Terry Nash (Salopian)|
|Women Match 6||Rhian O'Sullivan (Glamorgan)||Rebecca Rose (Northamptonshire)||Rose Mort (Derbyshire)||Leanne Topper (Clwyd)||Sarah Roberts (Salopian)|
|Men Match 6||Jamie Hughes (Warwickshire)||Dave Ladley (Humberside)||Shaun Carroll (West Midlands)||Chris Bailey (Wiltshire)||Jay Picton (Pembrokeshire)|