It was back to the BICC this weekend following Lakeside and several County Opens and while several Counties have made themselves favourites for their Division, not one County is either running away at the top or being cast adrift at the bottom.
The most competitive appears to be Division 3, where Norfolk aided by the Ladies top average of 24.78 by Amanda Mallett are still only eight points clear of the fifth placed team, while at the other end only seven points separate the bottom five. It was Gloustershire’s James Hurrell who topped the division’s men with an impressive 33.38 single dart average.
It was another lady from a table topping team who picked up the top average in Division 4 - Leicestershire’s Caroline Newbury with a 21.25, while Gwynedd Open Champion Robbie ‘Kong’ Green continued his recent good form to top the men with an outstanding 34.16.
In Scotland North, East Stirlingshire and Fife lead the division and also topped the monthly individual high averages. Craig Baxter and Alan Small both hit 29.47, while Small’s Fife team mate Stephanie Gilmour hit a 26.37 in the Ladies. However it is Grampian, with a game in hand, who are just favourites for the title at the moment.
Scotland South saw East Renfrewshire top the table, but it is so tight that only 8 points separate the top four teams. Another Lakeside player, West Ayrshire’s Andy Boulton topped the mens averages with 30.12, while East Renfrewshire’s Scottish International Susanna Young won with a 21.59 to take the ladies average.
South of the Border it’s a battle of the Roses at the top of the Premier Division as Yorkshire head Lancashire by 4 points. At the bottom, Kent and Cambridgeshire have some work to do if they are going to stay in the Division.
Oxfordshire’s Deta Hedman had the weekend’s top female average with an outstanding 30.06 as she beat fellow England International Lorraine Farlam. In the men’s it was Glamorgan ‘B’s’ Tim Jones with 32.05 who was the leader.
In Division 1, Cornwall are a comfortable 12 points clear at the top, but just 7 points separate the next 5. At the bottom, Bedfordshire have a lot of work to do if they are going to escape the drop, but above them it is any one from three and they all play each other in the last three fixtures of the season.
Surrey ‘B’s’ Jason Kelly had a 30.40 to top the men while Co Durham’s Kirsty Hutchinson had a 26.37 to top the ladies.
Division 2 is very competitive, with Nottinghamshire top the division by just one point from Lincolnshire. Chasing them are Staffordshire and Hertfordshire.
At the bottom, Middlesex and Worcestershire are level on points, but they are only 9 points behind Suffolk who sit in 5th place.
Hertfordshire’s Jodie Alligan with 24.17 picked up the top ladies average, but pride of place goes to Worcestershire’s Tony Randell, who had the weekend’s top average of a truly outstanding 36.66 single dart average.
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