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Arrows are off target as they suffer first loss; Darts DIARY.

Byline: ALAN TOWE

THERE was a shock for Sheldon Arrows in Division Two of the Forest of Arden Summer League as they lost their home game against Kennys Boys 5-4. This was Sheldon's first defeat in the opening five games of the season but they hang on to pole position still two points clear of Highwood and Old Bill and Bull Flights.

ON Sunday the Bishopsgate Club, Foleshill Road, Coventry, will be playing hosts to the regional play-off for the BDO British Champions Cup.

Teams lining up for the men's knockout are: Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire.

The ladies title will be fought out between just three teams: Leicestershire, Warwickshire and West Midlands. Play starts at noon.

CUP matches were on the agenda for the Pip Club League this week, preliminary rounds in both the divisional cups and 180 competitions.

In Division One, Birchmoor Club beat North Warwick Cricket Club in the divisional cup, while in the 180 knockout Belgrave Club defeated Three Horse Shoes.

The Division Two cup saw Bolehall Swifts and Queens Head progress into the next round at the expense of Pip Club and Bull (Polesworth).

Sports Bar 180 and Old Liberal Club won through in the 180 competition.

EMERALD Club lost ground in the title race in the Small Heath League, going down 6-3 at home to leaders Mitre.

As a result Emerald have dropped one place in the table to fourth, being replaced at No.3 by Redhill Tavern, who had a 6-3 home win over Custard House.

Second-placed Devils kept the pressure on the leaders with a 5-4 win against Wagon and Horses and trail only on average.

ST JOHNS Club dropped further behind leaders Three Horse Shoes in the Tamworth Sports Bar League when they returned from Sports Bar 180 on the wrong side of a 4-3 result.

After a convincing 6-1 home win over Wigginton, Three Horse Shoes now have a 20 points lead over the rest of the field.

Globe 'B' moved off the foot of the table with a 4-3 success at Pip Club.

ALAN TOWE
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