West Midlands League Round Up

ALAN Towe leads us through a dozen or so leagues from around Birmingham and other West Midlands areas:

Thurlestone lost ground in the Kings Norton League title race and also their number two spot as they lost 4-3 at home to Rubery Social Club who replace their opponents in second place two points behind leaders Copper Fox who made it twelve wins in thirteen games when they won 4-3 at home against fourth in the league Bournebrook who are now six points off the top.

Four of the five games played this week ended with close 4-3 results Bourneville’s 5-2 home win over Grant Arms the only exception.

M.Lloyd recorded a maximum for his team Northfield as they beat Cock Inn 4-3.

Full Results: Game 13:- Copper Fox 4 (E.Simpson 100,120b,145,9 darts game, A.Beagrie 100,140, K.Bedder 2×100,129, D.McConomy 120b) Bournebrook 3 (T.Cullen 100, K.Mason 2×100, D.Collins 2×100,134), Northfield 4 (L.Allen 117, M.Lloyd 115b,140, A.Busby 100b, S.Busby 100, J.Taylor 2×100, M.Lloyd 180) Cock Inn 3 (K.Jukes 123, A.Harvey 100, A.Vaughan 100, Joe Fox 122b), Longbridge 4 (S.Cartwright 120b, G.Bailles 100,105b, N.Harris 140, A.Bailles 100, K.Malone 100,118, G.Evans 100) Coppice 3 (A.Ward 2×121, A.Chidley 115b,140, R.Packer 100, B.Heath 120b, A.Aindow 120b, S.Jacques 120f), Bourneville 5 (J.Guy 100,100b, M.James 100, P.Smith 134, M.Ferriday 100,115) Grant Arms 2 (A.Dewsbury 100, S.Hale 100,105, N.Smith 100b,140), Thurlestone 3 (T.Garfield 2×100,140, R.Waldron 100,120b, S.Deeley 105b,115, B.Andrews 132) Rubery Social Club 4 (J.Higgins 2x108b, J.O’Neill 100,108f, R.Higgins 145, K.Manger 135, A.Faulkner 2×100, J.Ford 102,119, J.Grainger 100).

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The Camp Hill League staged the final of their League Cup at Aston Inn which saw third in the league Cotterills Lane EBAHA Club win 4-3 against Tyseley WMC who are fifth in the table. Cotterills achieved the win in the last leg of the very last game it doesn’t come much closer than that!!!

The Consolation Cup final between Moseley Arms and Aston Inn Nomads was played at the Sedgemere Club with league champions Aston Inn Nomads making it a double when they ran out the comfortable 7-0 winners.

After a couple of postponements due to the home venue being booked, the rearranged fixture between Sedgemere Devils and Peaky Blinder was, by mutual agreement played at Moseley Arms. The result was a 5-2 win for Sedgemere Devils, this being their first win in the twelve games they have played so far, perhaps in future they should play all of their games at Moseley Arms!!

Full Results: League Cup: Final:- Tyseley WMC 3 Cotterills Lane EBAHA Club 4, Consolation Cup:Final:- Moseley Arms 0 Aston Inn Nomads 7, Rearranged League Fixture:- Sedgemere Devils 5 Peaky Blinder 2.

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It was a good week for the top teams in the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League as leaders Waggon and Horses won their home game with Vine ‘B’ 6-1, to put them on 46 points, second-placed Dewdrop ‘A’ won 5-2 at home against Albion to leave them eight points behind Waggon and third placed Miners Arms ‘B’ who are a further four points adrift won 6-1 at bottom of the table Tamebridge who are without a win or point after 24 games.

Full Results: Game 25:- Dewdrop ‘A’ 5 Albion 2 (G.Roper 180), Vine ‘A’ 4 Dewdrop ‘B’ 3, Tamebridge 1 Miners Arms ‘B’ 6, Waggon and Horses 6 Vine ‘B’ 1, Sow and Pigs 3 Horseley Tavern 4 (S.Cliff 160b), Miners Arms ‘A’ had a bye.

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The Sutton and District Summer League have now completed all of their domestic fixtures after the one outstanding remaining division two result between Erdington Arrows and Scott Armers is in. The outcome was a 6-3 win for Erdington which has no effect on the division two table but does see Erdington win the Shadow League title, just pipping St Thomas Arrows on average as both teams finished on eight points.

Full Results: Outstanding Result: Division Two:– Erdington Arrows 6 Scott Armers 3.

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Week two in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League and after winning their opener against Mount Pleasant 7-0 Quarry Bank Labour Club repeated the result against the Cat Inn to top the table without dropping a single leg. Cross (Oldswinford) and Ten Arches are both level on average and on the same four points as the leaders after Cross won 5-2 at Bird in Hand and Ten Arches won 7-0 at Britannia.

Gate Hangs Well, The Princess and Raven are the only other teams in the league to have played two and won two. Gate and Princess are level on average their latest fixtures seeing them win in turn against Bell (4-3) and Glasscutters (7-0). Raven had a 5-2 win over Fox Inn (Lye).    

Netherton Conservative Club are the only other unbeaten team in the league but they have only played one fixture, they had a bye this week.

Full Results: Game 2:- Glasscutters 0 The Princess 7, Mount Pleasant 1 Church Tavern 6, Rose and Crown ‘B’ 2 Seven Stars 5, Bell 3 Gate Hangs Well 4, Bird in Hand 2 Cross 5, Cat Inn 0 Quarry Bank Labour Club 7, Raven 5 Fox Inn (Lye) 2, Britannia 0 Ten Arches 7, Crestwood 5 Rose and Crown ‘A’ 2, Netherton Conservative Club had a bye.

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The Netherton Thursday Night League has got back underway and as the new season gets going with the first fixtures last season champions and runners-up Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ and Townsend Social Club top the table both winning 7-2, the Ex Serviceman’s won at Bulls Head who finished the last campaign in third place while Townsend won against Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’. Spring Meadow are not far behind the leading duo winning 6-3 at home against Netherton Sports and Social ‘B’.

Full Results: Game 1:- Netherton Sports and Social ‘A’ 4 The Clock 5, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 2 Townsend Social Club 7, Bulls Head 2 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 7, Spring Meadow 6 Netherton Sports and Social ‘B’ 3.

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There is just one more round of fixtures to play in the Silver End Sunday Morning League and second in the table Dudley Sports have the superior average but current leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club have the vital two point’s advantage. The latest fixtures saw the Ex Serviceman’s Club win 5-3 at Black Horse ‘B’ while Dudley Sports won 6-2 at New Talbot to leave everything hinging on the final games.

Full Results: Game 23:- Old Star 4 Tenth Lock 4, Dudley Ex Servicemen’s Club 7 Bell ‘B’ 1, Black Horse ‘A’ 4 Kings Head ‘B’ 4, Kings Head ‘A’ 6 Black Horse ‘B’ 2, Brickmakers Arms 4 New Talbot 4, Crestwood 0 Dudley Sports 8, Bell ‘A’ had a bye, Game 24:- Black Horse ‘B’ 3 Dudley Ex Servicemen’s Club 5, Bell ‘B’ 6 Brickmakers Arms 2, Kings Head ‘B’ 5 Kings Head ‘A’ 3, Tenth Lock 7 Bell ‘A’ 1, Old Star 7 Crestwood 1, New Talbot 2 Dudley Sports 6, Black Horse ‘A’ had a bye.

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There are four fixtures remaining in the Rowley Monday Night League with just two points separating the top three teams. Leaders Bell added their 7-2 home win over Romsley Cricket Club to their account to put them on 46 points, two more than both Clock (Whiteheath) and Plough and Harrow in second and third places respectively. Clcok were the week’s biggest winners as they handed out a 9-0 whitewash to their hosts Three Diamonds while Plough and Harrow won 7-2 at home against Cradley Sports and Social, should be quite a tense run-in to the end of the season.

Full Results: Game 25:- Tividale FC 7 Hare and Hounds 2, Wonder 6 Spring Meadow 3, Loyal Lodge 4 Windmills End 5, Clock (Whiteheath) 4 Gate Hangs Well 5, Romsley Cricket Club 6 Three Diamonds 3, White Swan 7 Cradley Sports and Social 2, Roost 0 Ex Serviceman’s 9, Bell 5 Plough and Harrow 4, Game 26:- Bell 7 Romsley Cricket Club 2, Three Diamonds 0 Clock (Whiteheath) 9, Gate Hangs Well 5 Loyal Lodge 4, Windmills End 7 Wonder 2, Spring Meadow 5 Tividale FC 4, Hare and Hounds 6 Roost 3, Ex Servicemen’s 3 White Swan 6, Plough and Harrow 7 Cradley Sports and Social 2.

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Played fourteen won fourteen that’s Dunky’s Boys record in division one of the Shirley and District Monday Night League and it’s that record that keeps them top of the division despite having a bye in the most recent round of fixtures. Second in the division Tippetts Bar despite having a game in hand on Dunky’s fell further behind them this week as they lost their home game with Wythall Legion who are just two places off the bottom of the division, 5-4 leaving Tippetts with eight points fewer than the leaders.

In division two Leo’s Vikings were ousted from their top perch by second in the division Yardley Wood Social, Yardley’s 6-3 win taking them up into pole position with 14 points with a superior average over Leo’s Vikings and third-placed Saracens Misfits who are both also on 14 points.

Full Results: Week 13: Division One:- Lodge 6 (N.Parsonage 180) Cider House 3, Solihull Municipal 3 The Lions 6, Tippetts Bar 4 (J.Buckingham 111f,180,14 darts game) Wythall Legion 5, The Wharf v Saracens Swords – no result, Dunky’s Boys had a bye, Division Two:- Saracens Misfits 5 Highwood 4 (N.Byrne 180), Leo’s Vikings 3 Yardley Wood Social 6, Sharmans Cross 4 (T.Birmingham 180) HSCC 5, Legion Royals v Saracens Slingers was cancelled.

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Labour Club with a 6-1 win at Dudley Sports extended their unbeaten run in the Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League to fifteen games which keeps them six points to the good on Bird in Hand ‘E’, Ten Arches and Fox Inn (Lye). Bird in Hand ‘E’ and Ten Arches are locked together on the same points and average. In the latest fixtures Bird in Hand ‘E’ lost ground in the title race surprisingly going down 4-3 at Bell ‘A’ who are eighth in the table while Ten Arches had a 5-2 home success playing against Black Horse.

Ashwood dropped one place from sixth after losing 4-3 at the Shovel, Shovel moving up one place to third form bottom.

Full Results: Game 15:- Hollybush 7 Raven 0, Fox Inn (Lye) 6 Brickmakers Arms 1, Dudley Sports 1 Labour Club 6, Stourbridge FC 5 Bell ‘B’ 2, Ten Arches 5 Black Horse 2, Shovel 4 Ashwood 3, Bell ‘A’ 4 (A.Nicholls 160b) Bird in Hand ‘E’ 3 (A.Smith 160b, S.Skidmore 9 darts game).

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Twelve teams began the new season in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League and after only five games have been played only reigning champions Old Bulls Head remain undefeated. Old Bulls Head’s 7-2 win at New Inn puts them two points ahead of Five Ways, Gornal Labour Club and Seven Stars. Previously Five Ways were top of the table but a 5-4 home defeat to Seven Stars sees them drop to second with Seven Stars fourth. Gornal Labour Club recorded the biggest win of the week an 8-1 home success over Red Cow.  

Cabin and Meadow Lark are now the only two teams in the league without a win so far.

Full Results: Game 5:- Jolly Crispin 7 The Cabin 2, Griffin 6 Chainyard 3, New Inn 2 Old Bulls Head 7, Gornal Labour Club 8 Red Cow 1, Meadow Lark 2 Pensnett Liberal Club 7, Five Ways 4 Seven Stars 5.

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With just one more week of fixtures to play in the Ashwood Premier League Nick Fullwell is already acclaimed champion as he is on 334 points from 52 games and has a huge 56 points lead over second in the table Geoff Marson. The latest games saw Fullwell win 7-0 against Rob Pierce and Paul Pollard while Geoff Marson won 4-3 against Shane Passey and 5-2 against Gaz Cartwright before losing 4-3 to Chris Fox and Adam Edgar leaving him on 278 points from the same number of games as Fullwell.

Just five points behind Marson in third place with a game in hand is Adam Edgar, he began the night with a 5-2 win over Mike Cullis and after beating Marson then won 5-2 again, this time against Matt Davies to give him 273 points.

Full Results:Week 32:- Dave Simpson 7 Gaz Cartwright 0, Neil Murphy 6 Mark Glaze 1, Craig Lowin 6 Jon Underhill 1, Kevin Harris 5 Mike Cullis 2, Gaz Cartwright 4 Chris Manoila 3, Josh Pickett 6 Ash Marson 1, Geoff Marson 4 Shane Passey 3, Mike Cullis 5 Mark Glaze 2, Chris Fox 7 Craig Lowin 0, Geoff Marson 5 Gaz Cartwright 2, Nick Fullwell 7 Rob Pierce 0, Adam Edgar 5 Mike Cullis 2, Tom Stockton 6 Craig Lowin 1, Ash Marson 4 Kevin Harris 3, Dave Simpson 5 Jon Underhill 2, Chris Fox 4 Geoff Marson 3, Paul Pollard 4 Mark Glaze 3, Craig Lowin 5 Jon Underhill 2, Josh Pickett 6 Tony Bennett 1, Chris Manoila 5 Kevin Harris 2, Nick Fullwell 7 Paul Pollard 0, Rob Pierce 5 Shane Passey 2, Gaz Cartwright 5 Mark Glaze 2, Tom Stockton 4 Josh Pickett 3, Andy Vellender 7 Ash Marson 0, Adam Edgar 4 Geoff Marson 3, Mike Cullis 4 Craig Lowin 3, Chris Fox 6 Mark Glaze 1, Sam Aitkens 4 Neil Murphy 3, Paul Pollard 6 Gaz Cartwright 1, Tom Stockton 7 Craig Lowin 0, Adam Edgar 5 Matt Davies 2, Mike Cullis 6 Jon Underhill 1, Craig Lowin 4 Tony Bennett 3, Matt Davies 6 Jon Underhill 1.

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The Black Country Thursday Night Singles League have completed its inaugural season and with a total of 395 points Graham Hall is crowned champion winning 43 of his 45 games. Taking the runners-up prize is Jamie Hughes with 387 points and in third place with 364 is Jason Lowe who finished seventeen points to the good on fourth in the league Nick Fullwell.

Full Results: Week 28:- Lewis Handley 6 Heather Wright 2, Reece Colley 6 Steven Gillam 2, Cheryl Allcock 5 Lewis Handley 3, Jason Lowe 6 Nick Whitehouse 2, Shane Passey 6 Stella Sims 2, Shane Price 6 Lewis Handley 2, Steven Gillam 8 Martin Angell 0, Jason Lowe 7 Lewis Handley 1, Shane Passey 5 Reece Colley 3, Jamie Hughes 8 Heather Wright 0, Lewis Handley 6 Martin Angell 2, Shane Passey 8 Martin Angell 0, Lewis Handley 5 Reece Colley 3.

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The top two teams in the Singles Division of the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League Railway and ECC both had a bye in week twenty, however, Railway with thirty points from their sixteen games hold on to pole position while ECC drop one place to third with twenty-four points but they have played one game more than Railway. Taking over in second place is Gilbert’s Bar whose 6-1 home win over Cleveland Arms takes their points tally to 26 from the same sixteen games as Railway. Fourth in the division Woodfield have played the same number of games as ECC and are on the same 24 points after adding their 6-1 win at Stile.

It’s Hurst Hill leading the way in the Doubles Division, their latest 3-0 win at Wednesfield Legion giving them a total of 30 points with a two points advantage over second-placed ECC who had a bye.

After the top two teams come three teams Moreton Arms, Railway and Woodfield all on 18 points. Moreton won 3-0 at Red Lion, Railway who have a game in hand on the top two and two in hand on Moreton had a bye and Woodfield won 2-1 at Stile.

Full Results: Week 20:Singles Division:- Dog and Partridge 4  Jacks Bar 3, Gilbert’s Bar 6 Cleveland Arms 1, Red Lion 2 Moreton Arms 5, Stile 1 Woodfield 6, Wednesfield Legion 2 Hurst Hill 5, ECC and Railway had a bye, Doubles Division:- Dog and Partridge 0 Jacks Bar 3, Gilbert’s Bar 2 Cleveland Arms 1, Red Lion 0 Moreton Arms 3, Stile 1 Woodfield 2, Wednesfield Legion 0 Hurst Hill 3, ECC and Railway had a bye.

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