An exciting week in the KDDL season saw the top two teams in both the A and B leagues clash and now there are new leaders in each.
In the A league the Legion beat the golf club to go top on game difference, with Wayne Monkman playing some terrific darts on the night by all reports.
Keeping it tight at the top are third placed Commodores who now sit just one point behind the top two following a narrow 7-5 win over Sanday. Leigh Shearer took the deciding game and keeps his team in the hunt, ready to pounce should the Legion and Golf club falter.
Wanderers move up to 4th place following a very tough visit to the bottom placed Quoyburray team who seem determined to avoid the drop. With Davy Henderson in terrific form, the visitors felt lucky to walk away with an 8-4 win.
Meanwhile in Burray the Sands 2 did well to take 4 games off the impressive Untouchables A team, with Ryan Tulloch notching up another 2 singles wins as he continues an excellent run of form in the second half of the season.
Taking a huge leap away from the drop zone were the Quoyburray B team who seem to have hit form at just the right time. Graham Reid took the decisive game as they ran out 7-5 winners away to the RBLM.
With 4 games to go things are starting to look bleak for the young Nomads boys sitting second bottom who crashed 11-1 to mid-table Untouchables. They are now 4 points adrift from safety but there is still time to mount a comeback.
There are now only 3 games to go in the B league and the Legion Arrows have taken pole position after an excellent 7-5 win for Cammy Scott’s boys over previous leaders St.Ola. Kenny Gillespie sealed the win for them early in the second half.
The shore move into 3rd spot after a 10-2 victory over bottom placed Muppets coupled with the Murray Arms drawing with the Masonic.
The Motorhoose and Tankerness both recorded 8-4 wins over the Bilco Boys and Shapinsay respectively, moving clear of the bottom group of teams in the process.
Only 1 point now separates the bottom 4 teams as the race to avoid the wooden spoon heats up.
Teams selected against Shetland and the West
The KDDL team to play against Shetland on April 24 as finalised by the committee is: Captain Craig Taylor. Team: Stevie Linklater, Kevin Gray, Ian Linklater, Jim Brown, Neil Croy, Robbie Stanger, Simon Parry, Ivan Leslie, Derek Firth, Brian Moar, Iain Wilkie, Bruce Moar. 1st reserve Billy Ward. 2. Michael Bain.
The team will also play against the West on March 27 in Stromness.
Any player who can't make either of the fixtures let Craig Taylor know please. (Tel: 07802 440068)
The KDDL B team to play against the west on March 27 in Stromness is: Captain Jim Scollie. Team: Kenny Gillespie, Garry Peace, Raymie Rendall, Malcolm Coghill, Keith Bain, John Hamilton, Scott Wilson, David Fitzpatrick. 1st reserve: Andrew Moar 2. Graham Firth 3.Gavin Linklater 4.Liam Drever.
Any player who can not make it please inform Jim Scollie as soon as possible. (875740)
Ivan Leslie, Michael Montgomery, Graham Rendall, Derek Ward Snr, Derek Ward Jnr, Roy Foubister, Kevin Gray, Derek Firth, Brian Moar, Des Gillespie, Scott Walls (2), Davy Henderson (2) and Robbie Stanger (2)
Dave Kirkpatrick 100 & 119, Kevin Gray 101, Kenny Gillespie 101, Richard Polson 105, Ian Linklater 106, Bruce Moar 106, Michael Moodie 106, Derek Firth 108, Trevor Shearer 110, Roy Foubister 111, Alan Gray 114, Aaron Mitchell 114, Brett Dickinson 115, Leigh Shearer 116, David Fitzpatick 116, Raymie Rendall 117, Neil Tait 129 and Brian Moar 154
On Friday March 13, it’s the Tom Notman Memorial 301 Singles in the Legion. Names by 7.30pm.
Fixtures week begining March 16
Quoyburray V Sands 2
Untouchables A VOGC
Legion V RBLM
Quoyburray B V Nomads
Sanday V Wanderers
No B league fixtures next week.
Sanday 5 v 7 Commodores
Nomads 1 v 11 Untouchables
Sands 2 4 v 8 Untouchables A
OGC 4 v 8 Legion
Quoyburray 4 v 8 Wanderers
RBLM 5 v 7 Quoyburray B
Muppets 2 v 10 Shore
Bilco Boys 4 v 8 Motorhoose
Shapinsay 4 v 8 Tankerness
St.Ola 5v 7 Legion Arrows
Murrays 6 v 6 Masonic