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Tony Cummings moved off the bottom of the Thorney Close Premier League table thanks to a storming 5-2 win over rival Jamie Scott.

Cummings’ best legs came in 20 and 21 darts, plus an 85 finish on the bull. Scott’s best was an excellent 18-darter.

Sue Edwards played twice and won both matches, sinking Darren Johnston 5-0 and Jamie Scott 5-1.

She had a brilliant 15-darter, plus legs in 18 and 19 darts (twice), with a 75 checkout on the bull.

Steve Dykes had a 15-dart leg in his 5-2 defeat of Ian Wilkinson, plus two 19-darters and a 104 checkout. Wilkinson’s legs were both won in 19 darts.

Vince Lorraine stormed into a 4-1 lead, but Baz Walker won the last three legs to secure a dramatic draw, while Marco Laybourn beat Tom Davis 5-3 in a tight match.

Laybourn enjoyed three 17-darters and won his other legs in 18 and 20. Davies responded with a 16-darter.

Laybourn then lost 5-3 to Jack Revely despite two more 17-darters and a 180. Revely’s best was an 18-dart leg.

Andy Lincoln drew 4-4 with Darren Johnston. Lincoln’s best leg was a superb 15-darter with a great 121 outshot, plus a 180.

Tom Davies beat Baz Walker 5-3, helped by legs in 18 and 21 darts, plus a 118 checkout. Walker had three 21-darters, including a 110 finish.

In Division One, Alan Garden drew yet another match, his 11th of the season, against Paul Wilkinson, while Andy Clark beat Don Gibson 5-2.

John Doran moved top after a 5-0 win over Tony Bryant, helped by a 19-dart best leg.

THORNEY CLOSE PREMIER LEAGUE

Premier Division

P W D L F A Pt

S Dykes 28 24 2 2 129 55 74

I Jarvis 27 19 3 5 115 69 58

C Ryan 25 14 5 6 97 78 47

V Lorraine 27 12 5 10 97 93 41

S Edwards 25 12 5 8 98 79 39

J Revely 27 11 6 10 95 98 39

D Johnston 27 10 8 9 99 92 38

I Wilkinson 27 10 7 10 96 94 37

S Richardson 25 9 6 10 92 83 33

B Walker 25 10 5 10 86 85 33

T Davies 27 10 3 14 85 95 33

D Cullen 27 7 6 14 80 113 27

M Laybourn 28 7 6 15 76 115 27

A Lincoln 27 8 2 17 79 100 26

T Cummings 27 4 9 14 86 114 21

J Scott 27 6 2 19 68 111 20

Division One

D Noble 26 15 8 3 111 62 53

J Doran 25 16 6 3 110 62 54

A Garden 26 12 11 3 112 80 47

A Cummings 26 14 4 8 102 71 46

A Clark 27 11 7 9 98 87 40

D Cullen 23 12 4 7 88 70 40

P Wilkinson 26 8 5 13 73 92 29

G Bramley 25 5 5 15 67 105 20

T Bryant 23 2 3 18 43 104 9

D Green 23 2 3 18 41 107 9