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Fine win for Hampshire Darts
Andover darter Richie Ford (sponsored by JM White Plastering) had an excellent debut for Hampshire last weekend when the county played host to London in the BICC League Division One at Hill Park WMC in Fareham.
Ford got off to a great start playing his first game in the Men’s B section on Saturday , hitting eight tons in his three leg win with a superb 24.24 average over London’s Steve McHale . Sam Pike (sponsored by Steve Barnes Audiology) continued her great success in the Ladies B on Saturday with a 3-2 win over London’s Nikki Patten winning with a 12.42 average .
Mark Thorne (sponsored by R&J Catering Services) got back on winning terms on Sunday in the Men’s A section.
Thorne lost the first leg after being in a commanding lead only to miss his double, but fought back with two tons, seven ton plusses and two maximums to see off Conan Whitehead in a 4-1 win with a 28.42 average. Hampshire currently stand top of the league by a point with the Men’s B, Ladies A and Men’s A all top of their sections . Hampshire are hoping for promotion back into the Premier Division next year and their next match is away to Lincolnshire on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October.