UKDA – Match 7: Midlands Preview

After having their last game in the Elite Premier Division of the UKDA National League away to Glamorgan cancelled due to COVID restrictions, this coming weekend Warwickshire County Darts Organisation will resume playing with a home tie against Northamptonshire.

With five wins from the five games played Warwickshire are enjoying a very successful season so far and there is no reason why that winning run should not be extended as they are currently in third position on 123 points with a game in hand on the two teams above them while their visitors are bottom of the division with 85 points.

Selected to play for Warwickshire are, Men’s ‘A’:- Tom Aldridge, Jamie Atkins, Gareth Braham, Kevin Dowling, Steve Giddings, Noel Grant, Steve Hine, Prakash Jiwa, Tom Martin, Ian McFarlane, Ian Shaw, Jack Wareing, Men’s ‘B’:- Carl Green, Dave Hill, Dave Honey, Mark Martin, Wayne Mynard, Will Naylor, Karl Reynolds, Mark Strong, Darren Swords, Mark Tomlinson snr, Martin Tonks, Matty Washbrooke, Reserves:- Mark Carter, Adam Hancock, Scott Hope, Jamie Hughes, Lee Miller, Carl Winters, Women’s ‘A’:- Natalie Gilbert, Sue Gulliver, Angela Jones, Chloe McKivett, Tammy Montgomery, Donna Pinch, Women’s ‘B’:- Wendy Adams, Nina Bolt, Marian Conway, Melanie Jones, Denise Keyte, Caroline Pike, Reserves:- Lucy Keyte, Sue Maclennan.

In the AON Championship Division of the UKDA National League West Midlands, like Warwickshire also had their previous fixture cancelled a home game against Hertfordshire, West Midlands are not enjoying the best of seasons so far with just one win and one draw from their five games and this coming weekend they will have another tough task as they travel to take on divisional leaders Kent who are currently on 134 points compared to West Midlands, who have played one game fewer but some 51 points behind their hosts and lying in an uncomfortable next to bottom of the table position.

After a home draw with Salopian followed by a bye in the last round of fixtures in the Darts for Windows Division Three of the National League, Black Country, who have held pole position for the majority of the season are currently in second place one point behind new leaders Gloucestershire.

However, a quick return to the number one spot could be on this coming weekend as Black Country travel to take on Breconshire who are just two places off the foot of the divisional table while Gloucestershire have a tougher home tie with Northumberland who are placed third in the division.

Alan Towe writes with the support of Red Dragon Darts

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