Raddys on top form

AFTER last month's heroics of beating reigning champions Radstock, Raddys Somerset Super League darts team had a tricky match away to unbeaten Bridgwater.

AFTER last month's heroics of beating reigning champions Radstock, Raddys Somerset Super League darts team had a tricky match away to unbeaten Bridgwater.

And the game began very evenly with the custodians taking the lead but Paul Reid notched for Weston, hitting a 66 and a 76 checkout and averaging an excellent 26.43. Bob Hadley put Raddys 2-1 up, but the lead was short-lived as Bridgwater then made it 2-2.

Mike Cannon continued his fine form, hitting 10 tons and a 22.59 average to put Raddys ahead. Paul Smith increased the lead winning 3-0, before the teams then shared the next two rubbers, Daz Paul winning for Raddys with an emphatic performance averaging a healthy 26.63.

With the match at 5-3 the pivotal moment arrived when Dave Baker and Steve Thirkettle locked horns in an epic, eventually Steve dug deep and showed his grit to win 3-2. Buoyed by this, Adam McNally produced one of his best showings, winning 3-0 with an average of 23.86.


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Bridgwater then made it 7-4 before Dave Sheppard completed the singles 3-0 hitting a 180 and 91 checkout along the way. This meant Raddys needed two of the pairs to clinch the win.

The Weston team lost the first to get the nerves jangling but captain Mike Harding steadied the ship when he and Adam McNally won 3-1, Mike going out on a bull 90 checkout to win the match.

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It was one-way traffic after that as Reid and Thirkettle 3-0, Anderson and Hadley 3-0, Sheppard and John Burton 3-2, the latter doing well on his debut, and Graham Kurle and Mike Cannon 3-2, Graham hitting a 180 and playing well, completed the scoring to leave Raddys victors by a healthy score of 26-10.

Man of the Match was Daz Paul. Captain Mike Harding was overjoyed with the showing and hopes his team will continue to go from strength to strength.

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