Bucks remain top after Clwyd victory

Michael Burgoine
Michael Burgoine

Bucks stayed top of Division 4 in the BDO Inter-Counties Championship easing to a 21-15 away victory over Clwyd.

Lady team manager Carol Hodgson saw the B team get Bucks off to a fantastic start with a 5-1 win. Kate Drake was the stand out performer winning 3-0 with an excellent 20.59 average. There were also wins for Gerry Johnson, Anita Daly-Warwick, Lorraine Hodges and Jane Sobey.

Mat Caste

Mat Caste

Men team manager Gary Patterson then saw his B team draw 6-6, with Michael Burgoine being man of the match with a superb 27.33 average. The other Bucks winners were Paul Stefanovic who also hit two 180s, Stuart Robinson who hit a 180, Eddie Ford, Alan Syphas and Ron Grant, making it 11-7 to Bucks after Saturday's action.

Sunday saw Bucks A teams get involved and the Lady A team did very well to beat Clwyd 4-2, to make the score 15-9 to Bucks going into the final match of the weekend.

Barbara Legge took the player of the match award with a 3-0 win and a good 18.89 average and there were also wins for Fallon Sherrock who hit a 180, Kirsty Gibbs on her fantastic achievement of her 100th appearance for Bucks and Felicia Blay.

To secure the overall team win the men's A team needed 4 wins and the first win was achieved in the second game with Clive Wilford winning a classic match 4-3, hitting a 180 and a superb 156 finish to win the game. Bucks won the next 2 games through Sean Ross and Stephen Reed who both hit a 180, leaving 1 win required for overall victory.

The next game was lost and then up stepped Mat Caste who fought back from 3-1 down, to secure a brilliant 4-3 win and make the score 19-10 to Bucks. There were further wins for Bucks from Adam Mould who was man of the match with a excellent 27.83 average and celebrating his birthday Jon Woodbridge, to make the final score 21-15 to Bucks.

Bucks, after two games, remain top out of 10 in Division 4 and will be looking for a hat trick of wins to maintain top position and push to be Champions, at their next match which is away to Bedforshire, at Arlesey Town Football Club, on November 4-5.