Chris Bolam leads the way in the Thorney Close Darts Premier League

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CHRIS Bolam stayed on top of the Thorney Close Premier League with an outstanding performance in thumping Marco Laybourn 5-1.

Laybourn hit a maximum and had a 21-darter, finishing with 74 in his winning leg, but it was Bolam who powered to victory with a 180 of his own.

Mick Callan had a pair of victories to solidify his place in the top flight.

First up was a 5-2 win against Mick Brown with a 115 checkout and best legs of 17, 20 and 21 darts. Next, he showed off his cool finishing with a 100 outshot and a 20-darter in a 5-1 win over Tess Charlesworth.

Charlesworth went on to lose 5-3 to youngster Jack Revely, with the teenager also having a win against Vince Lorraine to go second in the table.

It was a mixed night for Alan “Switch” Slight. He overcame Andy Lincoln 5-3 in his first match with a 17-dart leg the highlight, before going down 5-3 to Ian Jarvis.

Slight hit a 180 but Jarvis closed out the match with a outshot of 70.

Lee Rump kept up his play-off ambitions with a 5-3 win against Walter Scott. Scott had a 180 but Rump rattled off legs in 15, 18 and 21 darts, including a neat checkout of 108.

Scott went on to beat Steve Carr 5-2, enjoying a trio of checkouts – 94, 92 and 120.

Steve Richardson had a best checkout 96 in a 4-4 draw with Mick Brown.

Darren Johnston kept the heat on Jordan Cook at the top of the First Division, but both men remain unbeaten.

Johnston had a 5-3 win over Shaun Turnbull including a 21-dart leg and an outshot of 90, while Cook enjoyed a 5-3 win against Jason Allen.

Gary Richardson shared the spoils with Danny Cullen, taking legs in 19 and 21 darts with a 68 finish. Cullen’s best leg was in 21 darts.

Richardson went on to whitewash Tony Bryant 5-0, while Alan Garden needed two 21-dart legs to see off Dennis Cullen 5-2.

Adam Lafferty edged to a 5-2 win against Anth Devine with impressive legs in 19 and 20 darts, while Jamie Scott took a 5-3 win against Dan Scott, closing out the match with a 21-darter in the final leg.

Neil Hardy got back to winning ways, taking out Dawn Evans 5-1.