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Blue Ball Lions roar to top of table; Darts.

KEV Bryan hit his sixth and Tony Spencer his fifth maximum of the season as their Blue Ball Lions side beat Barrow Cons Wagg's Gang 7-2 to take over at the top of Blue Ball Division One of the Loughborough and District Pubs & Clubs Darts League last week.

The 'Lions' are now six points clear of Spot On MP, who whitewashed the Royal Oak Bluemoon Foxes, and eight clear of Bottom Railway BA but they have played a game more than their challengers. Jay O'Brien hit his third maximum of the season for the Royal Oak Shooters as they beat local rivals Royal Oak DP 7-2, for whom Gaz Smith hit his second maximum, and Dan Jones also hit his third maximum as his Boat House Tap Tappers side beat the Three Nuns Left Footers 6-3. In Wanty's Division Two, the Black Swan Gatecrashers beat the Bell Foundry Blue Army 5-4 to remain top, and second place Tap and Mallet JB beat third place Unicorn AW by the same score to widen the gap between the two to six points. However Three Crowns Ghostbusters are still not out of contention after their 8-1 win against the Arena Gladiators as they have several games in hand on the front runners.

In S H Cox Division Three the Peacock Rockers and Three Nuns Exiles are once again tied in the lead after their wins against Spot On Guy 'n' Gals and Tap and Mallet CD respectively. Peacock'Rocker' Sam Worthington hit his sixth maximum of the season to take the outright lead in the race for the trophy for the most maximums in the season in Division's two to six.

In Generous Briton Division Four Crown Rejects beat new leaders Richmond Jukeboxers 5-4, and Plough B beat the Peacock Feathers by the same score. OEG Dad's Army also had a good 7-2 win against the Dewdrop Blues.

In Navigation Division Five Blue Ball CS beat leaders Bottom Railway Leftovers 5-4 to cut their lead over second place Crown Jewels to twelve points. Tap and Clapper Rojo's beat the Windmill Wild Hearts 6-3 and they remain in third place with Blue Ball CS now fourth.

Finally in Jim Kidger Division Six, Blue Ball MS remain top despite losing 5-4 to second place Black Swan B&W, and Top Railway One Bad Apple had an excellent 8-1 win against Crown KM to move up to third. At the bottom of the division the Royal Oak Oakers won for the second time this season as they beat the Arena Savvies 5-4. The draw for the quarterfinals of the Kater 4 Knockout Cup for games to be played on Thursday, March 1, is as follows:-Spot On MP v Blue Ball Lions, Barrow Cons Wagg's Gang v Plough Ernie's, Peacock Rockers v Three Nuns Left Footers, Bottom Railway BA v Black Swan Gatecrashers The draw for the quarterfinals of the Plate Competition for games to be played on Thursday 1st March 2018 is as follows:-Spot On Rejects v Spot On Guy 'n' Gals,Three Nuns Exiles v Crown Rejects, Tap & Mallet JB v Black Swan B&W, Crown Jewels v Three Nuns Albion.

The full results for Thursday, February 15 were: Blue Ball Division One: Blue Ball Lions (Kev Bryan 180, Tony Spencer 180) 7-2 Barrow Cons Wagg's Gang, Royal Oak Bluemoon Foxes 0-9 Spot On MP, Royal Oak DP (Gaz Smith 180) 2-7 Royal Oak Shooters (Jay O'Brien 180), Three Nuns Left Footers 3-6 Boat House Tap Tappers (Dan Jones 180), Bottom Railway BA - Bye. Wanty's Division Two: Black Swan Gate Crashers 5-4 Bell Foundry Blue Army, Unicorn AW 4-5 Tap and Mallet JB, The Beacon, Three Crowns Ghostbusters & Arena Gladiators - All Byes. Three Crowns Ghostbusters 8-1 Arena Gladiators - Re-arranged Game. S H Cox Division Three: Spot On Rejects 5-4 Three Nuns Albion, Peacock Rockers (Sam Worthington 180) 5-4 Spot On Guy 'n' Gals, Tap and Mallet CD 2-7 Three Nuns Exiles, Three Nuns Reds 4-5 Twelve Degrees 26ers, Black Swan JS - Bye. Generous Briton Division Four: Richmond Jukeboxers 4-5 Crown Rejects, Plough B 5-4 Peacock Feathers, OEG Dad's Army 7-2 Dewdrop Blues, Tap & Clapper & Boat Inn Black Pearls - Byes. Navigation Division Five: Blue Ball B 4-5 Royal Oak Old Uns, Windmill Luffs (James Gillman 180, Matt Buchanan 110 Finish) 6-3 Plough Ernie's, Tap & Clapper Rojo's 6-3 Windmill Wild Hearts, Bottom Railway Leftovers 4-5 Blue Ball CS, Crown Jewels, Barrow - Bye. Jim Kidger Division Six: Black Swan B&W 5-4 Blue Ball MS, Crown KM 1-8 Top Railway One Bad Apple, Arena Savvies 4-5 Royal Oak Oakers, White Hart Stags 5-4 Three Nuns Bad Habits, LSU Darts @ Arena - Bye
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Loughborough Echo (Loughborough, England)
Date:Feb 21, 2018
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