Strong start for Harrogate bowlers

It's been another busy week in the Harrogate Darts League.

It's been another busy week in the Harrogate Darts League.

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The Harrogate Summer League sees Skipton ‘A’ sit top of the league on 29 points. They are followed by Starbeck Cons on 25 and Bilton Batsmen on 24.

The top game of the week came from Rick Harper with a 15 dart leg for the Skipton ‘A’.

Carl Heptinstall had a 16 darter for the Bilton Batsmen and Lewis Pride also had a quick 18 darts for the Batsmen.

Harrogate Summer League results: Skipton ‘A’ 8-1 Skipton ‘B’ – Nick Hanslow 20 and 23 darts, Jason Wood 21, John Bateson 25, Rick Harper 23 and 15, Mark Threlfall two 20 dart legs. Starbeck Cons 5-4 Slip Inn – Tezz Sherwood 25 and 19 (180), Alan Slater 24, Colin Ingles 22 & 20, Adi Shaw 24 darts. Harlow Hill ‘A’ 0-9 Bilton Batsmen – Carl Heptinstall 23 and 16 darts, Graham Hoggarth two 25 dart legs, Tony Sharratt 25, Lewis Pride 18 and 19, Ryan Hoggarth 20 and Lee Swales 21 and 22. Starbeck WMC 8-1 Knox Arms – Col Anderson 19 darter, Jez Davy 21 &20.

Bilton Bowlers 6-3 Stonebeck – Wes Gotting 24 and 22, Paul Wood 19 darts, Eddie Yates maximum 180 hit. Harrogate Cons 8-1 Harlow Hill ‘B’ – Steve Wilkins 23 darter.

The Knaresborough Summer League sees The Cons ‘B’ take top spot in group two on 22 points, they are closely followed by the Castle Vaults on 21 and the Tree on 17. Group one reads similar to last week but a little closer with the Ivy Cottage ‘A’ and Park Place ‘A’ on top with 26 points each, very closely followed by the George and Dragon ‘B’ on 24. The best games of the week came from Dave Batty for the Lido in 17 darts and Ian Malkin for the Cons ‘B’ in 18.

Other notable games came from Ian Balsdon in 18 and 19 and Shane Robinson also in 18 darts.

Group One: Ivy Cottage 4-3 Lido – James Pedal 22 and 24 darts, Dave Batty 17. Park Place ‘A’ 6-1 Welly ‘B’ – Gav Lockwood 24 darts, Danny Millar maximum 180 hit. George ‘B’ 5-2 Cons ‘A’ – Dave Harrison two 25 dart legs, Adi Shaw 22. Marquis 5-2 Market Tavern – Col Anderson 20 and John Windsor 25 darts.

Group Two: Cons ‘B’ 7-0 George ‘A’ – Mark Threlfall 18 darts, Ian Malkin 18 and 22. Tree 3-4 Ivy ‘B’ – John Brown 24 darts, Ian Balsdon 18 and 19. Wellington ‘A’ 5-2 Park Place ‘B’ – Shane Robinson 18 darts with 124 c/o, Dave Ingles 22 and 23.

In second place Wayne Best shot net 63 playing off 20 and again a reductionCurrent Summer League top averages: Rick Harper Skipton ‘A’ 71.57 ; Martin Chappell Skipton ‘D’ales 71.57 ; Shaun Smith Skipton ‘A’ 68.31 ; Nick Hanslow Skipton ‘A’ 67.57; Lewis Pride Bilton Batsmen 65.80 ; Carl Heptinstall Bilton Batsmen 65.61 ; Tezz Sherwood Starbeck Cons Club 64.81 ; Graham Hoggarth Bilton Batsmen 64.36 ; Colin Anderson Starbeck WMC 64.03 ; Paul Brecken Slip Inn 63.75

Top Tons Shooters: Martin Chappell Skipton ‘D’ales 2.40 ;Rick Harper Skipton ‘A’ 2.28 ; Shaun Smith Skipton ‘A’ 2.21 ; Alex Pride Bilton Batsmen 2.07 ; Nick Hanslow Skipton ‘A’ 1.91 ;Neil Cameron Skipton ‘D’ales 1.83.