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Maximums help Stead win darts final
Cosham’s Martin Stead grabbed the bull by the horns in the first week of the latest Southampton Darts Series.
Wayne Crossley beat Dave Bonnett in the final of the plate competition which is open to all first round losers.
Best finish of the night was a 138 from Kev Woodward followed by a 117 from Tony Stansmore, a 116 from Sam Rooney and a 110 game shot from Lionel Webster.
South Hampshire Men’s Super League: Paul Gibbs clocked up the best average of the week with a 27.97 but his St Marys side lost their first match in many a moon.
Gosport and new side Cadnam have won both their first two games to lead Division 2.
Legs of 13 darts came from Martyn Pegram (Gosport Borough), Lee Ward (New Forest) and Andrew Jurd (Eastleigh).
Bradley Kirk hit the best finish for Southampton with a 122.
Totton & District League: Usual rivals Salmon Leap A and Players are both on ten points at the top of the table with the Leap having a game in hand.
But it was different venues who supplied the top finishes this week – best was Martin Garrahan’s 118 for Old Farmhouse B followed by a 111 from the Keys’ Dave Tillyer and a 100 from teammate Mick Chalk.
Bishop’s Waltham & District: There is little rest between competition as the winter league gets underway on Monday.
Alan Rick won the summer singles for Acorn, Linden Tree’s Luke Getty & Trevor Doller picked up the doubles title and the mixed doubles went to teammates Danny Hudson & Trish Murray.
Top finish in the summer league was a 167 for Linden Tree’s Gary Heath while Bill Brock had the shortest leg with a 12-darter for Barleycorn A.
Acorn Club player Luke Getty hit the most maximums – nailing nine 180s over the season.
Darts review in today's Daily Echo
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