Beccles Caxton hold advantage in Halesworth and District Independent Darts League title showdown
16:44 01 March 2012
Beccles Caxton picked up a comprehensive 11-1 win at Harleston Apollo to remain top of the Halesworth and District Independent League by one point.
In the game of the night Vinny Mudd made up for a scrappy first leg by hitting 180 to take the second from Harleston skipper John Holmes. Better followed in the decider as they hit back-to-back 180s before Mudd sank the double.Earsham beat an under par Social Club to take the title race to the final week.
In a fortnight Caxton entertain Beccles Ingate and Earsham are at home to the dangerous Duke of York to decide the silverware.
The league singles take place in the main hall at Harleston Apollo this week. Any registered ladies will have their own competition.
The fourth Annual Winston Foulger tournament takes place on Saturday night, also at Harleston Apollo. There will be men’s singles, ladies’ singles and blind pairs competitions on the night, registration is £3 from 7.45pm.
Other Beccles and Bungay sport
Sunday saw the first cross-country meeting of the 2014/2015 Suffolk Winter League set around the picturesque Castle Meadow, Framlingham.
Sailors enjoyed the penultimate series D races in high water and a strong south westerly breeze on the Waveney on Saturday. Richard Baylis was able to set a beat at each end of the full course with a long fetch. A good start had Tim Revell in his Laser Windy Bottom first to the windward mark with Rory Kelsey in Tankard pointing high close behind. Folkard was out after an early death roll while a superb double gybe kept Kelsey out of trouble. Revell was first to take the bell but was second on corrected time to Kelsey with Rowan Curtis third. Winds eased for race two which suited Simon Strode and Julie Walker in their Enterprise Amelia as they put in a perfect performance. Meanwhile Curtis and Folkard were having a close race but after 35 minutes Curtis finished 15 seconds ahead remaining two points clear on the leaderboard.
Topcroft Cricket Club held their end of season dinner at Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club.
Beccles Rugby Club has won the Suffolk Community Foundation Working Together Award for their work with school children within the local schools in and around Beccles.