Star push national champs all the way

Graham Elvidge in action.
Graham Elvidge in action.

The Star ‘A’ from Cayton produced an incredible team performance to push reigning National Super League champions, Castle Club from Conisbrough, all the way in an enthralling encounter.

It was a night of high quality action as both teams recorded 75 plus team averages and shared a dozen maximum 180 scores.

Spooky Spoors had the difficult task of taking on PDC player Daz Johnson in the opener and fought extremely hard but was defeated 4-1.

Spooky missed double 18 for 138 in the fourth leg and this moment proved vital as Johnson stepped in and clinically saw out the match.

Jim Gordon who has started the season on fire continued his great form with a phenomenal performance in defeating county star Daz Hale.

After opening up with a 15 darter which included one of three maximums, he never looked back and roared to a 4-1 win finishing in style with a 17-darter that included two 180s.

Rich Bowes was once again handed an incredibly hard draw as he stepped up to take on ex-world champion John Boy Walton, but once again he battled hard and pushed his experienced opponent all the way despite losing 4-1.

Walton had to work hard for the point and needed a man of the match 90 average to do so.

The in-form Olly Mitchell produced yet another accomplished display in beating Yorkshire county stalwart Chris Gill.

In an incredibly high-scoring match Mitchell hit 12 ton-plus scores on route to a 4-2 victory.

Double 20 first dart for a 16-darter to see out the match was greeted with huge cheers from his teammates.

Terry Temple lost his two-and-a- half year unbeaten record to Dave Copley in a match of the highest quality.

Missed doubles in the fourth leg proved very costly as Copley pinched the leg and impressively went on to win the match 4-3 with a 17-dart final leg.

Paul Bulmer missed doubles in the first two legs and never really recovered in a 4-2 defeat to Vince Hawksworth.

Paul battled hard and hit two 180 but was never given any chances by his high quality opponent.

Spadge Bointon was on the wrong end of a 4-0 whitewash against the classy Yorkshire star Brian Dawson who hit two 180s and two 13-darters in a dominant display.

It may have been a different story had Bointon hit his doubles in the second leg.

Up last was the dependable Graham ‘Genge’ Elvidge who continued his impressive early season form with a lethal 4-1 win over Tony Gregory who hit two 180s.

It was yet another tremendous display from the Scarborough man who has quite rightly played himself into this year’s Yorkshire squad.

Some impressive double hitting was the big difference as Genge landed double 10 to record the victory.

Team manager Darren Woollard was hugely satisfied with the efforts of his talented squad and hopes this performance is the start of things to come.

Next up is a tough trip to Honley ‘B’ on Sunday October 14.