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Wick and District Darts League facing fixture backlog

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Wick and District Darts League finally resumed three weeks into 2024, with 15 games having been postponed since the scheduled start of January 9 for a variety of legitimate reasons – refurbishments, adverse weather and a bereavement.

With a backlog of fixtures building up, there will be at least two rescheduled games a week if possible.

Castletown entertained the Old Smiddy Inn at Dunnet, in the plush surroundings of the Northern Sands Hotel. The Castletown side suffered their second defeat of the season in Division One, again by a Thrumster team.

Richard Thain (Old Smiddy Inn) hit a 14-dart leg and he had two maximums. John Bain (Castletown) also hit the magical 180.

The result was 5-3 to Old Smiddy Inn.

In Thrumster, Smiddy "2" got 2024 off to a great start as they defeated Harper's 6-2. Jordan Oag hit a maximum.

Sandy Mackay guided his Norseman troops to a 5-3 victory over Castletown Poachers.

The battle at the bottom of the table saw David Taylor's Harper's "B" snatch a 4-4 draw with Smiddy "3".

In Division Two, Park Hotel look to be the form team. They had an 8-0 victory over Smiddy "4".

The Seaforth ladies "B" beat the Queen's ladies 5-3, with Liz Ronaldson taking a cheeky 73 outshot.

However, the Seaforth ladies were no match for the league leaders Queen's, being whitewashed 8-0 – despite Maggie Sutherland, Morgan Perry and Julie Donald all hitting 140s.

Wick and District Darts League table.
Wick and District Darts League table.

Results – Division One: Smiddy "2" 6, Harper's 2; Castletown 3, Old Smiddy Inn 5; Norseman 5, Castletown Poachers 3; Harper's "B" 4, Smiddy "3" 4.

Division Two: Queen's ladies 3, Seaforth ladies "B" 5; Smiddy "4" 0, Park Hotel 8; Seaforth ladies "B" 0, Queen's 8/

Maximums: Richard Thain (Old Smiddy Inn) x2, John Bain (Castletown), Jordan Oag (Smiddy "2").

Shortest leg: Richard Thain (Old Smiddy Inn), 14 darts.

Other top scores: Morgan Perry, Julie Donald, Maggie Sutherland (Seaforth ladies), all 140; Liz Ronaldson (Queen's ladies), 73 checkout.

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