Benalla darts players came out on top in the Yarrawonga Mulwala Dart Association grand final.December 6, 2013 4:17am
Benalla darts players triumphed in the grand final of the Yarrawonga Mulwala Dart Association recently.
In a match between the two best teams of the season, Darty Deeds — with players from Wangaratta and Benalla — defeated Ski Club 4-3 to take the glory.
On starting the night, John Meloury and Daniel Wells almost upset the best doubles combo in the league in Rod Hudson and Mick Woodward.
Meloury and Wells got the first leg with some quality darts, Meloury pegging 109 while their opponents were starring down 32 on the other side.
Woodward and Hudson flicked the switch and never looked like losing from there on.
They brought it back to level after the second doubles, Bill Hughes and Ant Cryer proving too good for Brad Barker and Ray Lindsay.
Just coming out of the doubles game, Cryer was matched with Lindsay for the first singles game and fired in a 22 per dart average with Lindsay on his hammer but not taking his chances.
Wells in the second singles game should have won the first leg but could not peg it out and was left looking at 60 in the second leg.
At two games each the darts were starting to heat up with Meloury playing Hudson for a 3-2 advantage. Hudson hit a 19 darter in the first leaving Meloury disgusted, but he returned the favour with three straight tons levelling the game at 1-1.
Both players went at it coming down to the peg together, both having shots, and Hudson the victor.
Hughes kept the Darty Deeds alive, and when he and Tim Loomes went to the 45th dart in the second leg, he won to level the scores three-all.
The teams game, scored from 1001, was the last chance for both teams, and five ton-plus scores to Darty Deeds to the Ski Clun’s one was where the game was won.
Darty Deeds 4 d Ski Club 3.
J. Meloury 9t, 109 peg, 20.58 pda, A. Cryer 180, 6t, 22.34 pda, D. Wells 6t, B. Hughes 2t, R. Hudson 8t, M. Woodward 8t, R. Lindsay 3t, T. Loomes 2t.
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