|Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:05 AM|
Lincolnshire v Cheshire
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For the penultimate game of the BICC match, Lincolnshire hosted the mighty county of Cheshire, with both counties on level points, and only 2 spaces away from the relegation zone, there was everything to play for.
We got underway with the Ladies B, but unfortunately the Lincolnshire girls couldn't find the same quality of game they had found the previous month, managing a disappointing 1 point. This point however, came from a Lady "desperate" for a win, it may come as a shock to you the reader that this Lady has not won a county game for almost 2 full seasons, despite having the highest average on most occasions, but with an emotional and nail biting 3-2 win, Julie Lambie left the stage with a single dart average of 14.70 and the match award, onwards and upwards Ju Ju.
The Lincolnshire men's B claimed 5 of the 12 points on offer, and I have to say at this point, I feel we ought to have had 2 more points fair and square in this section, however, it's them that hit 4 doubles that claim the match, winners were, Craig Hill, Steve Hamill and Andy Bingham, before I go onto the match award, I need to speak about the Paul Kirkham v Mark Jodrill game, whilst this match was being played, it was quite obvious to all, that Mark ( Cheshire ) was in some distress, so much so that at 3-2 the match had to be stopped, it was explained to me that Mark has an ongoing condition that made it necessary to stop the game, Mark was taken outside, and after 20 or so minutes, a decision was made for mark to carry on the game, I have to say in fairness to both players, I must have been difficult for both, Mark was not the same player after the break as he was at the start of the match, but all credit to Lincolnshire's Paul Kirkham for having the resolve to hit 2 winning doubles to take the match, it was unfortunate circumstances for both players and one I'm sure neither will forget in a hurry, might I also add, I have since spoken to Mark, and he's hopeful on a full recovery, and all of Lincolnshire sends their best wishes to him. Back to the match award, and their can be only one, this time a very controlled performance was put in by the guy from Mablethorpe, Kev Tomlinson left the stage with a single dart average of 26.85, well done that man.
The scores on the doors, 12-6 in Cheshire's favour
Onto Sunday and the Ladies A, we ended this section 3-3, so I suppose a good result in this section, wins came from Dawn Armstrong and SBG, but it was last lady on that took the match award "Super Sue Edwaeds". This Lady has slipped into the Lincolnshire team with a touch of class, for me, her win was never in doubt, but with it she took the lady of the match award along with a single dart average of 22.43, and you just know there's more in the tank !!!.
We start the final section of the weekend 9-15 down, STEP UP THE MIGHTY LINCOLNSHIRE MEN!!!, I've said it before and I'll say it again, Lincolnshire has one of the finest men's A sections in the country, and have pulled of some fantastic wins in their time, but none more so needed than this one, winners were Rob Hewson, Adam Ward, Micky Taylor, Adam Beck, Simon Stainton, Joby Booth, Lloyd Pennell and Chris Fidler, each and every one of these men were absolutely fantastic, but one stood "taller" lol , than the rest Jock Watt put in one of his finest performances, taking the match award with a single dart average of 28.24, Lincolnshire men's A, "take a bow".
I have to say, for one reason or another, the county weekend has got to be one of the most memorable ones, it had everything, great darts, fantastic people and more drama than Eastenders and Corrie, and to cap it off, after a disappointing Saturday, we got a draw, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish Cheshire all the very best for their final match of the season, and I hope we both stay in the premier division so you can show us your hospitality again next season.
Lincolnshire, 19 points this weekend and a great result, but let's not kid ourselves, changes have to be made for the final match of the season, it's to close not to, and for me, there's just to much at stake, I want Lincolnshire to stay in the premier division, never before has Lincolnshire had 3 consecutive years in the premier division, let's make it a first ehh!!!
But for now, as always, Lincolnshire
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