Richardson’s got the Knack for classy win

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NEIL Richardson pulled off a stunning victory in Seaham’s Knack Darts Premier League when he beat Neil Mather 6-2.

Richardson enjoyed three 19-darters, plus an excellent match winning 122 checkout on the bull.

Leader Paul Williams hit two 180s and a 130 checkout as he cruised to a 6-0 win over John Allan, with a 14-dart leg and two 17-darters helping secure his 15th straight win.

Anthony Gale moved up the table after picking up two victories, 6-3 against Barry Rutherford and 6-0 against Dan Gillibrand, with two 20-darters his best legs.

Davey Thompson crushed Neil Rose 6-1, with a best leg of 17 darts, while Rose hit a 180 in his 18-darter.

Kevin Guy was in fine form as he hit a 180 and had best legs of 13 and 15 (twice) darts in a 6-1 win over Ray Malarkey.

Steve Skinner fought back from 3-1 down to beat Anth Skelton 6-3, with a 180 and winning legs of 18 and 19 darts, while John Redpath had best legs of 14 and 17 darts as he beat John Nicholson 6-2.

Alan Smith defied a 180 from John Squire as he won 6-2.

Results: Neil Rose 1 Davey Thompson 6, Anth Skelton 3 Steve Skinner 6, John Nicholson 2 John Redpath 6, Kevin Guy 6 Ray Malarkey 1, Paul Williams 6 John Allan 0, Alan Smith 6 John Squire 2, Anthony Gale 6 Dan Gillibrand 0, Neil Richardson 6 Neil Mather 2, Anthony Gale 6 Barry Rutherford 3.

Knack Premier League

P W D L F A Pts

Paul Williams 15 15 0 0 90 20 45

Kevin Guy 15 12 2 1 86 33 38

Davey Thompson 15 12 2 1 83 32 38

Neil Rose 16 12 1 3 84 47 37

John Redpath 15 9 1 5 73 49 28

Anth Skelton 15 8 3 4 73 57 27

Steve Skinner 15 7 4 4 73 56 25

Anthony Gale 16 7 2 7 68 70 23

Neil Mather 15 6 2 7 64 64 20

Alan Smith 15 6 2 7 61 69 20

Barry Rutherford 15 6 1 8 50 74 19

John Nicholson 14 4 5 5 56 65 17

Spiller Henderson 14 4 2 8 52 65 14

Neil Richardson 14 3 1 10 45 70 10

John Squire 15 3 0 12 39 83 9

Dan Gillibrand 15 2 1 12 33 80 7

Ray Malarkey 15 2 0 13 23 85 6

John Allan 14 1 1 12 36 81 4