Hills saves Sussex bacon as Kent dominate darts open

SUSSEX ace Andy Hills stopped Kent players making a clean sweep at the Crawley Open.

Hills, sponsored by Eurotrucks Direct of Chichester, lifted the plate after players from Kent had dominated the competition.

Kent Super league star Rob Card took the Heineken-sponsored main open title.

The ladies event culminated in a final between two Kent players, Julie Edwards defeating Lauren Stacey 3-1.

Losing semi-finalists were Sussex pair Lucy Cunningham and Julia Saldanha.

But success came for Sussex in the plate, won by local BDO player Hills. He beat Snodland Dynamos player Nick Buckingham 2-1 in a tense final.

Organisers from the Crawley Monday Darts League paid out more than £1,000 in prize money.

Bognor Friday Night League

Results: Div 1: Wheatsheaf 12 POW A 4; HSO: Cliff Prior (110). Div 2: POW B 5 The Cabin 13; Div 3: Friary DJs 10 Newtown SC A 7.

Bognor Star Darts

Adi Linfield, playing for Eastgate, looks a dark horse to take the captain’s cup.

Following his win over leader James Greenfield, Linfield went on to beat another top contender, Andy Whitely. Linfield will look to complete the treble versus second-placed The Wheatsheaf in a couple of weeks. A win would set him up with a strong chance to pinch the title in the closing stages especially as the top two, The Wheatsheaf and Richmond, go head to head this week.

Super League

Littlehampton A beat Littlehampton Locals in the Sussex Super League. The title-chasing A side romped home 8-1 winners, the As losing the last game. The As had two new signings - Bognor players Mick Rowland and Nick Spicer, with Rowland making his league debut.