Some great action in the great game.November 15, 2012 4:31am
The first semi-final was played out between the Dart Knights and the Broadford Morbids at the Royal Hotel.
The Morbids came out strong and took out the teams game with Peter Myles pegging on 16. The Knights put up the big guns in the first doubles with Phil Kaja and Mark Hunt going up against Myles and Dave Dunsmuir. The Knights won with Hunt pegging on 30.
There was a pattern happening with the Morbids taking the second doubles game with Rick Martola and Alan Sharp too good for Shane Hunt and Steve Blades with Sharp pegging on 25. In the first singles Myles pegged both games against Kaja and that is where the Morbids stopped.
Blades beat Sharp going down to three games, Shane Hunt beat Martola also going down to three games and Mark Hunt beat Bob Grierson in two games. So at the end of the singles it was 4 – 3 in the favour of the Dart Knights.
In the reverse singles Kaja beat Martola going down to three games and Blades beat Dunsmuir in two games. This gave the Dart Knights a 6 – 3 win and a free ride into the Grand Final.
The second semi-final was played out between the Term 69ers and Avenel at the POW Hotel. The 69ers were going in as the underdogs as three of their regular players were not present.
Having said that, they weren’t going to make this easy for Avenel, which won the teams game with Rick Wylie pegging on 14.
The 69ers returned fire with Collin Mankey and Kerry Lewis too strong for Dayle Pitt and Rob Welsh in the first doubles game with Mankey pegging 20.
Avenel won the next doubles with Wylie and Steve Welsh, who pegged 40, against Steve Raynor and Orlando Battistien.
Wylie, who threw a 180 in his singles games against Raynor, also won the match two games straight. Then Pitt for Avenel came out and beat Battistien in his singles game two games straight.
At this stage it was 4 – 1 Avenel’s way and not looking too good for the 69ers. But the 69ers dug deep and showed exactly why they deserved to be finals contenders. Lewis came back to win his singles game against Rob Welsh in two games and Mankey beat Steve Welsh in the best of three. The game had come back to 4 – 3.
The 69ers then went on to win the next three games in the reverse singles with Lewis beating Wylie in two games, Mankey beating Pitt in two games and Raynor beating Rob Welsh in two games. This gave the Term 69ers the win 6 – 4.
The preliminary final was played at Avenel between the Broadford Morbids and Term 69ers on Monday - results next week.
There is a delegates meeting on November 14 at the Royal Hotel. Finals and Presentation Night information will be available on the night.
- Kerry Cunningham
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