FRIDAY night’s action in the Ballymena, Harryville & District Darts League’s Social and Kia Cups produced throwing befitting of a higher stage than a local league.
No fewer than EIGHT players hit 180s, while there were also six checkouts of 100 or higher.
Drifters trio Darnell McCrory, Andy Martin and John Elder all threw 14-dart legs, the best of the week, followed by: 16 - Alwyn McCosh, Liam Quinn; 17 - Ryan Gault, Davy McFall, 18 - Ashley Rainey x2, Gabriel Kerr, Rodney McAleese, Geoffrey Matthews, 19 - Ashley Rainey, Ryan Gault, Jason Mooney, Noel Craig, Colin Penny, Darnell McCrory, Davy McFall, 20 - Liam Quinn, Steven McIlroy x2, James McNeilly, Frank McDowell, John Rankin, Rodney White, 21 - Ashley Rainey, Willie McBurney, Lee Fleming x2, Dean Kerr x2, George Barr, Rodney McAleese, Mike Stubbs, Alan Bamford, Billy McDowell, Noel Craig.
Ashley Rainey had the week’s best finish with a 120 checkout, followed by: 115 Rodney McAleese, 112 Lee Fleming & Alan Bamford, 107 Fred McDowell, 100 Jason Mooney, 95 (Bull Finish) Geoff Wylie, 84 John Elder (Clough).
Ian Rainey (Fairhill), John Rankin (Ballee), Samuel Balmer (Social), Willie McBurney & Alwyn McCosh (Clough), Lee Fleming (Diamond), Dean Kerr and Steven McIlroy (Greenhills) all hit 180s.
BT/PO 3, Ladysmith 6: BT/PO - Glenn Gilmour 2-1, John Stewart 2-0 & Alan Service 2-0; Ladysmith - Jason Mooney 2-1, Billy McDowell 2-0, Noel Craig 2-1, Ian Reynolds 2-1, Frank McDowell 2-0 & Fred McDowell 2-0.
Greenhills Bar 7, Diamond Bar 2: Greenhills - Liam Quinn 2-0, Dean Kerr 2-1, Gabriel Kerr 2-0, Carlin McKendry 2-1, Steven McIlroy 2-0, James McNeilly 2-0 & Shane Carlin 2-0; Diamond - Gareth Lowry 2-1 & Lee Fleming 2-0.
Fairhill Bar 6, Clough Rangers 3: Fairhill - Ashley Rainey 2-0, George Barr 2-0, Ryan Gault 2-1, Denis Gault 2-1 & Colin Reid 2-1; Clough - Willie McBurney 2-1, John Elder 2-0, Daniel McDonald 2-0 & Gary Scott 2-1.
Drifters 8, Slemish Tavern 1: Drifters - Geoff Wylie 2-0, Darnell McCrory 2-0, Davy McFall 2-0, Paul Rock 2-1, Andy Martin 2-0, John Elder 2-1, Rodney White 2-1 & Geoffrey Matthews 2-0; Slemish – David McFall 2-1.
Buffs Club 4, Social Staffies 5: Buffs - Paul, Henson 2-0, Sandra Gilmore 2-0, Rodney McCartney 2-0, & Gwen Henson 2-1; Staffies - Gerry Christie 2-0, John Bell 2-0, Mike Matuszkiewicz 2-0, Stefan Kirkwood 2-0 & Jerome Carson 2-0.
Fountain Arrows 6, Fountain Bar 3: Arrows - Graham Mills 2-1, James Kennedy 2-0, Robert Beggs 2-0, Jonny Douglas 2-0, James Murphy 2-1 & Phil McIlvenna 2-1; Bar - George Foster 2-0, Jack Russell 2-0 & Shaun Hannaway 2-1.
Michelin Club 6, Social Club 3: Michelin - Clifford Marcus 2-0, Colin Penny 2-0, Herbie Dunlop 2-1, Bobby Carson 2-1, Alan Penny 2-1 & Brian Hanna 2-0; Social - George Aicken 2-0, DJ Armstrong 2-0 & Jimmy Knowles 2-0.
Ladysmith Arrows 2, Ballee 6: Arrows - Neil Marshall 2-0, Donna Service 2-0; Ballee - Connor White 2-0, Colin McCaughren 2-0, Shane Hillis 2-0, John Rankin 2-1, Leon McDowell 2-0, Darren Hillis 2-0 & Josh McCrory 2-0.
League action resumes this Friday, February 15, with the following fixtures:
Division One: Clough Rangers v Fairhill Bar; Ladysmith v Slemish Tavern; Drifters v BT/PO Club; Diamond Bar v Greenhills Bar.
Division Two: Social Staffies v Fountain Bar; Michelin Club v Buffs Club; Fountain Arrows v Ladysmith Arrows; Ballee v Social Club.
A mixed pairs competition will be held in the Ladysmith Bar on Saturday, February 23.
Admission is £6 per pair and registartion is at 1.30pm for a 2pm start.