Sunday January 5th 2014
Suffolk Youth enjoyed a fine 9-6 overall home win against Cambridgeshire in the British Northern Counties Darts League at the weekend.
The Boys’ Under 18s team got Suffolk off to a good start with a 4-3 win in their match. Billy Scriven (14.52 ave) won the first game, beating Jordan Fletcher-Scott 2-0, before James Wilkinson started his game with Tom Judges with a 180 and went on to a seal a 2-0 and take the Man of the Match award with a 21.32 average.
Lewis Cracknell (19.65 ave) made it 3-0 with a 2-0 win over Antony Richardson – before Aaron Hammond (20.04 ave) beat Ashley Coleman, also hitting a 180 in his 2-1 win. Brai Garwood (19.21 ave) played well but went down 2-1 to George Belton as Cambs got a point on the board, as did Declan Salter (21.02 ave) before succumbing 2-0 to John Harris.
Daniel Curtis took the final game for the visitors to pull the score back to 4-3, as he beat Michael Poole (16.23 ave ) 2-0 – but Suffolk still went into the Girls’ match with a slender lead.
Jane Dearing won the first game for Suffolk with a 2-0 win over Jessica Cassisdy, and took the Lady of the Match award with a 14.52 average.
Chloe Woollard (6.24 ave) had chances in both legs against Munch Goodwin before losing 2-0, and a 2-1 defeat for Kerri Warman (12.88 ave) to Amy Grant meant a 2-1 defeat in the Girls’ match for Suffolk and left the overall score level at 5-5 going into the Under 21s game.
Joshua Sinkovits (21.91 ave) edged Suffolk ahead with a 3-1 win over Aaron Jolly, and this was followed by Daniel Brown (18.59 ave) winning a last leg decider to beat Kurtis Dance.
Ryan Meikle (22.58 ave) come back from 2-0 down to win against Craig Sayer and take another Man of the Match award – sealing the win for Suffolk in the process – but Ash Scriven (19.71 ave) lost 3-1 to Luke Fage in the following game.
Events were rounded off with a win for Arron Fairweather (21.33 ave) who triumphed 3-1 against Tom Stevens leaving Suffolk as 4-1 winner sin the Under 21 game, and 9-6 winners in the overall match.
There was also some good performances in the reserve games with Kyle Bloomfield winning with an impressive 26.27 average, and Ollie Hammond (11.26 ave) also victorious. But there were defeats for Kai Garwood (14.96 ave), Callan Garwood (12.05 ave), Bradley Rumbelow (7.71 ave) and Reece Clyne (12.27 ave).
Report by Jason Stalker