Darts: Sandy bids farewell with outstanding darts
Athletics / Thu 9th Mar 2023 at 08:22am
THE Harlow District Premier Darts league said goodbye to one of it’s stalwarts this week as Sandy Grant, most recently playing for Tye Green Pirates, has emigrated to The Philippines.
In a surprise to nobody Sandy handily defeated long term friend Bob Galloway with great showmanship checking out 78 courtesy of two doubles. This was a bright spark for the Pirates who succumbed to a Tye Green Drifters side who have found some incredible recent form, albeit too late to challenge for the title.
The Drifters prevailed 11-1 as Tommy Aken and Liam Cashman (both Drifters) hit a 180 a piece, while Liam’s dad John checked out 115 in the final leg of the night. Not to be outdone Andy Davidson (Pirates) hit a 104 checkout. The night was truly all about friendship, as local darts is, and Sandy will be missed by all in the league, although some are already plotting trips to visit him.
Servolink have almost secured the Harlow Premier Darts league title following last Friday’s 8-4 victory away to rivals Sawbridgeworth USC. In a closely contested game, highlighted by a fantastic pairs game from Sawbridgeworth father and son Jay and Brad Phillips, Servo’s class shone through in the end as they secured the points. Dan Wood and Brad Phillips (both Sawbridgeworth) scored a 180 each, whilst Keith Arber (Servolink) had a 100 outshot.
Nearest challengers Paringdon Lions kept up the pace with an 11-1 demolition of Crafty Colts, thanks to a 180 from Dan Galloway, whilst James Mays had a 17 dart single leg.
Damian Green extended his lead at the top of the 180’s with another maximum as his Bowling Greens team defeated Tye Green Foxes 9-3, and finally JP Rogues beat Paringdon Lions 11-1.
Good luck Sandy have a safe journey and stay happy, you deserve it xx