Darts: The Wheatsheaf wonder is top man again

As the Bognor Friday Night League heads into the Christmas break, POW A from division two have withdrawn.

The top performance of the week – and the season to date – came from Cliff Prior (Wheatsheaf) with a 28.63 average with winning legs of 17 and 18 darts.

Other top performances came from Richard Ragless (17 & 24), Chris Gatford (18 & 24), Tim McCarthy (24 & 29), Adi Linfield (21 & 23) and Alex Norgett (25 & 25).

The highest out shot came from Chris Gatford (Chi Snooker B) with 127.

In division one, The Wheatsheaf extended their lead at the top to 21 points after scraping a win against third place BRSA.

Results: BRSA A 10 Wheatsheaf 12; Bognor Legion A 14 Chi Snooker B 10.

In division two there was no match for the Cobras - giving Royal Oak the chance to close the gap to five points.

Results: Friary C 11 Friary D 10; Royal Oak A 14 POW B 7.

In division three, Newtown SC B jumped into second place.

Results: Richmond Rebels 4 Chi Snooker C 16; Newtown SC B 15 Bognor Legion B 5.

League stats: Least Darts - Div 1: Andy Cooke 15. Div 2: Gary Blackwood 15. Div 3: Arthur Clark 18. MoM awards - Div 1: Cliff Prior 4. Div 2: Tim McCarthy & Gary Blackwood 3. Div 3: Ricky Clarke, Arthur Clarke, Adi Linfield and Adam Norgett 2. Most Tons - Div 1: Richard Ragless 26. Div 2: Tim McCarthy 12. Div 3: Arthur Clark 14. Highest Out Shot - Div 1: Rob Ragless 156. Div 2: John Davis 108. Div 3: Alf Mathis 106. 180s - Div 1: Eight players on one each. Div 2: Gary Blackwood 2. Div 3: Two players on one each.

In the top averages, Cliff Prior leads with six from six wins and a running average off 29.92.

Div 1: Cliff Prior 29.92, Chris Gatford 28.07, Rob Collins 27.30, Richard Ragless 26.09. Div 2: Gary Blackwood 27.07, Jack Danahar 22.98, Chris Williams 22.88, Mike Hales 21.82. Div 3: Adi Linfield 23.50, Arthur Clark 20.52, Ian Hills 20.48, Ricky Clark 19.84.

League positions: Div 1: Wheatsheaf 82, Whitehorse Z 61, BRSA A 52, Bognor Legion A 46, Chi Snooker B 45, Richmond A 35, Royal Oak B 32. Div 2: Claremont Cobras 67, Royal Oak A 62, Friary D 52, Friary C 46, ASC 28, POW B 24. Div 3: Chi Snooker A 74, Newtown SC B 66, Newtown SC C 58, Chi Snooker C 41, Richmond Rebels 34, BRSA 2 33, Bognor Legion B 27.

Observer Cup

THE New Year brings the Observer KO Cup.

Next week will be your first chance to see the rules, format and entry details.

Any player of any standard can enter, but their home venue must be within the Observer area. If you are unsure whether your venue qualifies email andyhills.observerdarts@fsmail.net