TWO cancer charities were the big winners when two darts league clashed.
The Plains Farm and Knack darts leagues met for a second time, raising £630 in total for Macmillan nurses and Hug in a Bag.
It was the Knack league which won the battle of the oche, triumphing 12-8.
The first game of the night saw the Knack’s Anth Skelton defeat Plains Farm’s Chris Jarvis 3-1 in a cracking game.
Missed doubles then cost Scott Turnbull as he went down 3-2 to Alan Smith.
Neil Richerson did just enough to beat Toby Thomas 3-1, and Steven Gettins won by the same score against Neil Mather.
Anth Gale won 3-0 against Matt Naisby, including legs in 18 and 20 darts.
Ian Jarvis was back to his best as he saw off a good opponent in Spiller Henderson 3-0.
Neil Hardy had a great game but was edged out 3-2 by Skinner.
Snakebite Bobby Turnbull found his form against Neil Richerson to win 3-2, taking legs in 18 and 19 darts.
Alan Smith played well against Andy Lincoln to win 3-2.
With the Knack now leading 7-2 it was time for Plains Farm to fight back and Shaun Turnbull did it in style as he faced Anth Skelton.
Shaun hit two 180s and won 3-1 in a great game of darts.
Steven Dykes played well against D.Brown and won 3-1, while Bob Laybourne continued his fine form as he won 3-0 against Ray Malarkey.
Tony Cummings beat Denzel 3-0 with some high scoring, while Richie Nilsson had the game of his life against Davie Thompson to triumph 3-0.
The Knack’s Neil Rose stopped the rot as he beat Vince Loraine 3-1, while Kevin Guy beat Andy Chorley 3-0 with legs in 18 and 19 darts.
The game of the night saw Scott Anderson pull off a shock 3-1 win against Paul Williams, including a 102 outshot.
That left it at 9-8 to the Knack with three games left.
With the Knack having Davie Thompson, John Redpath and Jonny Allan to play against Plains Farm’s Anth Charlton, Jeff Hellens and Tommy Davies, a thrilling finale was in prospect.
However, missed doubles cost the Plains Farm lads as all were beaten 3-0.