Inaugural Columbus Darts Championship: Team I (Ian, Grant, Colin) vs Team D (Dave, Duncan, Nib)

The air was thick and heavy with tension as these two fine teams stepped up to the plate to contest this most important of championships. Nick had been renamed Derek so as to be associable with Team D, meaning Colin and Grant adopted new nicknames too, of Ignatius and Indiana. Early pressure told as captains Ian and Dave played closest to bull and Team I pulled off an early victory. The match momentum was with Team D, however, as they took what many felt would be an unassailable 5 point lead after the…continue reading →

Swinbrook (A) – OCA League Div 5

The weather was a bit miserable as we met up at the club for the final league game of the season, although spirits were high as usual as we contemplated the remote possibility of snatching the title from under Cairns Fudge’s nose. This would require a 30 points win and for Fudge to underperform to the tune of less than 7 points. This seemed unlikely. However we got in our usual convoy and headed off to Swinbrook in chirpy mood despite the weather. Moods were dampened slightly by the prospect of the pudding…continue reading →

Horley II – Away – OCA League

With promotion secured, we travelled to Horley amid talk of reversed batting and bowling orders. That was, however, unlikely to happen considering Horley were an unknown quantity after the home game fell victim to the weather and recently they had beaten league leaders Cairns Fudge. That we arrived at the ground at all was something of an achievement because the postcode on the OCA website took us to a village a few miles away. It was worth the trip though, with the ground attractively situated and the covers just being removed as we…continue reading →

Chesterton – Home – OCA League

For our last home game of the year, we faced Chesterton, who we had beaten in the cup, but been smashed beyond sight in the league. However, the difference this time was in knowing that a win would put us beyond Chesterton in second place and secure promotion with two games left to play. After last season’s final day heroics that would seem a bit of an anti-climax but nonetheless we were all keen and ready despite the early morning deluge which looked like it might prevent us playing. As it happened we…continue reading →