Linfield laps it up on the oche at Bognor

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Bognor’S Benevolent Friday Night League returned to cup action with the captains and secretaries’ knockouts. The usual suspects made up the 15 players in the captains’ knockout.

Into the semi-finals went Chichester Snooker Club opponents Adi Linfield and Chris Gatford and Bognor rivals who met in the 2010 final, Colin Mace and Simon Edwards.

Linfield made it past Gatford and ton machine Mace took the other place after beating Edwards. The final was a rough and tumble game, but Linfield, taking the doubles needed to win, took the summer captains’ title on his first attempt.

 The secretaries’ knockout comprised 16 players. The semi-finals involved Chichester’s Hayley Gatford and the BRSA’s Mick Delaney and The Cabin’s Karen Wilson and The Ship’s Sam Abrehart.

Close darts nearly made it an all-ladies final, but luck went to Delaney and Abrehart.

In the final Abrehart took the deciding leg and the summer secretaries’ title to add to his winter prize.

Tomorrow brings the league singles competitions. Presentations take place next Friday at the Bognor British Legion.

The League came to a conclusion with the final matches played in catch-up week.

Results: Div 1: Champions The Ship Inn, R/UP The Wheatsheaf; Singles: Winners The Ship Inn, R/UP The Wheatsheaf; Doubles: Winners The Wheatsheaf, R/UP Royal Oak B; Trebles: Winners The Ship Inn, R/UP Royal Oak B; Fewest darts: Harry Annals & Dave Owens 15; Top 5 Win Average: Sam Abrehart (32.58); Most Tons: Sam Abrehart (51); Most 180s: Cliff Prior (4):

Div 2: Champions BRSA A, R/UP The Cabin; Singles: Winners BRSA A, R/UP The Cabin; Doubles: Winners BRSA A, R/UP Richmond C; Trebles: Winners BRSA A, R/UP The Cabin; Fewest Darts: Tim McCarthy (12); Top 5 Win Average: Steve Aizlewood (33.69); Most Tons: Pete Mitchell (43); Most 180s: Mick Parfoot (2).

Div 3: Champions, singles winners and doubles winners Chichester Snooker A; R/UP (in all three) Claremont Cobras; Trebles: Winners Chichester Snooker A, R/UP BRSA B; Fewest darts: Matt Bourner (15); Top 5 Win Average: Lee Passey (28.62); Most Tons: Joe Osman (34); Most 180s: Joe Osman (5).


The Cherries Association are a local charity who offer respite to parents with children who suffer with severe physical and mental disabilities.

They are raising money to rebuild an outdoor garden area and refurbish the space with sensory equipment.

Bognor Benevolent Darts League committee member Doreen Hayler presented a cheque for £1,000 to long standing darts league member George Claridge, whose grandson was looked after at The Cherries and was collecting it on behalf of The Cherries Association.


Littlehampton travelled to Lancing for their fourth game of the season. Trailing the leaders by two points they were determined to keep the pressure up. Captain Graeme Dutton made no changes and the Observer-area players ran out 8-1 winners.

Littlehampton went 3-0 up with wins from Jason Hills (3-0), Matt Bourner (3-1) and Cliff Prior (3-1). Lancing wonthe fourth match back in a close game that saw 16 ton-pluses, Gary Blackwood losing (3-2).

Littlehampton took control again winning the final five matches, with wins from Andy Hills (3-2), Mick Rowland (22.33), James Stephenson (3-0), Terry Howse (3-1) and Craig Stoner (3-1) with a man-of-the-match performance concluding the victory.

Results: Littlehampton A 8 Lancing Whippets 1; Brighton 6 Littlehampton Locals 3; Lancing Empire 2 Mid Sussex 7; Worthing 9 Roffey 0.