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Sussex 23-13 Worcestershire


19th/20th May 2018

  Sunday 20th May 2018 - A Team Matches

Sussex MA 7-5 Worcestershire MA; MoM: James Withers 31.43  - Full Results

Sussex WA 3-3 Worcestershire WA; LoM: Trish Kidd - 23.86 - Full Results

Saturday 19th May 2018 - B Team Matches

Sussex MB 7-5 Worcestershire MB; MoM: Nathan Warren 27.33 - Full Results

Sussex WB 6-0 Worcestershire WB; LoM: Donna Rainsley - 19.49 - Full Results


Mens A Mom Jim Withers

Ladies A LoM Trish Kidd

Mens B MoM Nathan Warren

Ladies B LoM Donna Rainsley

Graham Harris - 25 Games



Photos by Frank Smith

  Match report to follow...  

Sussex 25-11 Suffolk


14th/15th April 2018

  Sunday 15th April 2018 - A Team Matches

Sussex MA 10-2 Suffolk MA; MoM: Aegir Bjornsson 29.52 - Full Results

Sussex WA 4-2 Suffolk WA; LoM: Trish Kidd - 21.30 - Full Results

Saturday 14th April  2018 - B Team Matches

Sussex MB 8-4 Suffolk MB; MoM: Adrian Linfield 27.52 - Full Results

Sussex WB 3-3 Suffolk WB; LoM: Donna Rainsley - 21.47 - Full Results


MoM: Aegir Bjornsson 29.52

LoM: Trish Kidd - 21.30

MoM: Adrian Linfield 27.52

LoM: Donna Rainsley - 21.47

175 Games - Geoff Taylor



Photos by Frank Smith


Match Report

  Well going into the weekend against our nearest rivals one point difference got the adrenaline going and the sudden departure of lady captain Rhonda. Christine Allen was asked to perform the duty as its her last season.

Teresa weir bounces onto the stage and not quite hitting the doubles needed loses 3-1 (12-49) no bouncing off the stage. Then our stalwart chairman Elaine Chapman wanting to avenge her two defeats this season bounces onto the stage alas the same fate was to come a 3-1 loss (14-31). Still no bouncing of the stage up jumps Jules Saldanha screaming let me at them she jumps on the stage with a determined look but alas her fate was as the others before 3-1 loss (14-23). Well 3-0 down the room goes quite is this where our season goes wrong is it because the ladies are missing there captain next on comes our young starlet Becky the hammer with not the bouncing but the determined walk screaming I need to save my team wins 3-0 (16-41). So the drop down certainly paid dividends with tears in her eyes she is helped of the stage. So on comes Donna going for 8 out 8 can she do it yessss she bangs a (21-47) LOM performance and exits with a double flip. 3-2 down can the middle aged lady Denise get us the draw so badly needed yes she can 3-1 ok (10-07) average but she dismounted the stage like a nervous paramedics on hand ( Jim withers & Craig stoner) she pushes them aside falls into my arms demanding large Brandy which of course I bought 3 all.

So onto to the men Dan Bradford with mum in the audience in tears pleading for a change in fortune Dan comes up against PDC player Andrew Gilding and puts in a solid performance losing out in a deciding leg 3-2 (25-81). On comes the Harry Jackson determined to keep the family name going at such a young age he felt no pressure wins 3-0 (25.91). Then the big fellow Daz Chapman walks up its like the windows being blacked out people scared to shake his hand puts another performance in only if he could hit a double losing 3-1 (24.41) wearily we leave him with his voodoo doll. Geoff Taylor making his 175th appearance with tears in his eyes cause he realises the voodoo doll is of him he smells the coffee and delivers 3-1 (21-42) dismounts from the stage with a triple axle at the feet of Daz good luck with that one. Ray Tutin wished the doll was of him as he was not on the form heís been showing losing 3-2 (19-42). Andy Mac comes onto the stage shouting I wonít be long smashing this bloke up. True to his word 3-0 (26.62). Going into the second half of the menís B we are now level. Adrian Boyle makes the stage shouting Iím not going back with him (Daz) winning 3-2 (22-58) so we take a point lead. Connor Levett is put on the stage cause he canít reach the steps he unfortunately comes away with 3-2 loss (22-52) Paul Dickens an inspiration in the Bs this season does not let us down by putting a (25-54) in a 3-1 win. Craig stoner appears after having treatment from the assault from Denise gives it a large fist punch as he wins 3-1 (25-44) nice to see him smile. Then the wizard Adrian Linfield in a walk on that was like Graham Harris throwing a dart. Wins 3-2 with MOM performance (27-52). The last player of the day Nathan Warren makes his way up shaking beads of sweat as he realises that Darren has put a pin into his eyes on the voodoo doll and it worked he played like he was blind but the point he managed to win was as important as anyone of the day.

So 8-4 menís B win 4 points ahead great result proud of you all.

Going into Day Two with a 4 point lead was a big confidence boost. Karen winter who has shown loyalty beyond expectations was first up only to lose by the odd leg 3-2 (15-68). Hayley Gatford steps up and low and behold back on winning ways with a 129 c/out on the bull 3-0 (15-21). Trish Kidd looking for a 8 out of 8 playing 2nd in the division averages so this was very important to both players Trish came out on top 3-1 (20-31) still top of her division one game to go. Come on down Casey Gallagher who unfortunately is not showing the form for Sussex as she is elsewhere but the point she won was as important as any this weekend 3-1(18-75). 3-1 up with a boom boom withers the better half can Lisa secure the win? She wins 3-2 (14-30) women are 4-2 up team are 6 points clear. Up steps the rejuvenated Crystal Woodrow quickly going 2-0 up and playing darts so becoming only to fade and losing the last 3 legs with a respectable (20.25).

Up comes the Ammo first on and does a job 4-2 (24-44). Then the methodical walk of Tony Peters determined look no smile as always 4-2 (24-22) wins. Tony Ayres finally comes out on top in a match that goes the distance 4-3 (27-06). Andy Derrick joins the party with a 4-0 win (25-37). Paul eves does not do himself justice losing 4-1 (21-58). Agadir to the sound of the polish national anthem our overseas player gets his first A MOM 4-1 (29-52) Agadir Agadir Agadir. Darren Woolgar having a great season in the Aís does not let us down 4-0 (24-44). Mick Rogers comes good with another solid performance 4-1 (25-48). Then up jumps former porn star Rod Hawkins using new darts does not quite make it losing 4-2 (24-19). Then Jimmy withers bounces onto the stage screaming boom ladies watching from afar praying that he would win so the journey home would be bearable and booms a (26-18) 4-1 win. Jason Yates goes up on stage to prove his worth and duly obliged 4-2(22-73). Last but not least old Ginger. Paul Robinson sick note does not let us down another sound performance 4-1 (23-30).

Well the A team came up with the goods as I know they could 10-2 win putting us 17 Pts clear only Tsunami can stop us being promoted. Hurricane to go up as champions Well done to everyone you deserve success and a special mention to everyone that works so hard to make Sussex tick .

Mark Davis

Sussex County Manager


Hertfordshire 18-18 Sussex


6th/7th April 2018

  Sunday 7th April 2018 - A Team Matches

Hertfordshire MA 6-6 Sussex MA; MoM: Mick Rodgers - 28-75 - Full Results

Hertfordshire WA 3-3 Sussex WA; LoM: Trish Kidd - 25.05 - Full Results

Saturday 6th April 2018 - B Team Matches

Hertfordshire MB 5-7 Sussex MB; MoM: Rod Hawkins - 26.84 - Full Results

Hertfordshire WB 4-2 Sussex WB; LoM: Donna Rainsley - 18.79 - Full Results


Highest Division Award - Donna Rainsley

Ladies A LoM - Trish Kidd

Mens A MoM - Mick Rodgers

125 Games - Dave Creasey



Photos by Frank Smith


Match Report

  As we approach the last third of our season with high hopes of gaining back to back promotions our latest challenge was an away match against a very capable Hertfordshire county at their home venue The Shamrock Club in Welwyn garden city. With expectations high knowing the season is getting near to the end and every point vital to our aim of making progress into an ever growing better standard of County Darts the pressure was on all players to perform to the best of their ability, showing that is what we expect from all selected players who wear the Sussex County shirt.

Proceedings began with the Ladies B Matches and it was The talented Crystal Woodrow who was first up and she proved once again that she can dig deep and carve out a win in a very close game taking the match 3-2.Next up was Laura Macintosh who unfortunately wasn't on her game on the day and went down 3-0.Next up was Donna Rainsley who sailed through her match winning 3-0 and eventually taking the LOM Award with a 18.79 ave. This giving Sussex a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately there where three straight losses for Denise Peake 3-1,Emma Bist 3-0, and Julia Saldanha 3-1.Leaving the Ladies result Herts. 4-2 Sussex.

MENS B. Rod Hawkins returning to the squad after not being available for our away match in Cleveland Got the ball rolling with a clinical 3-0 win and in doing so claimed the eventual MOM Award 26.84. Paul Dickens after having some car problems on the way to the venue took to the stage and smashed a 3-0 win and ease his previous problems well done mate. Adie Boyle after a good win at Cleveland could not produce the same as he went down 3-0. Connor 'Knuckles' Levett up next against a very good player in Martin Hill ,Connor hitting some good form won his match 3-0. Unfortunately there where losses for Dave Creasey ,and Graham Harris both going down 3-0.Ray Tutin produced a fine 3-0 win to get Sussex back to winning ways This followed by a very close game between Dan Bradford and Chris Hudson with scorers getting things wrong etc. Dan finally showed his metal and hit that important double to win 3-2. The ever increasing talent of Darren Chapman made a big impact winning his match 3-1. Harry 'Regular' Jackson at the young age of 19. won his match 3-1 to give Sussex a 7-3 lead. Andy 'Webmaster' Macintosh could not master his final darts and lost 3-2, followed by a straight 3-0 loss for Nathan Warren. Leaving the Mens B. score Herts.5-7 Sussex. Resulting in the total Match score for the day at 9-9.

LADIES A. Second day and the Ladies A take to the stage with Casey Gallagher first to the Oche leading by example she fired her way to a 3-0 win to give Sussex a winning start to proceedings. Trish Kidd next up and she showed some clinical darts in scoring and finishing to take her match 3-0.And in doing so eventually taking the LOM Award 25-05.Trish also received an award from the BDO for the BICC LADIES 'A' Highest Monthly averages award Well done Trish. Lisa Withers up next always a bundle of nerves ( bless her ) took to the stage and had a very close match but did the business and took her match 3-2. This putting Sussex 3-0 in front with three to play. Karen Winter after all her travelling etc. only showed glimpses of what she is normally capable of and eventually going down 3-2. Hayley Gatford and Becky King where not at their best on the day and both lost 3-0. This leaving the Ladies A score Herts. 3-3 Sussex.

MENS A. With the Match score standing at 12-12. And looking at least to get to 19 points to win the match and gain the three bonus points it was down to Michael ' Ammo' Hammond Drawn to the Oche first, as normal his quick fire darts produced some top scores and battled to the end in a resulting 4-3 Win. Tony Peters recalled to the 'A' Team. After his performances against Cleveland was up next and soon got into his stride with some quality darts unfortunately some missed doubles went against him but shone through to go on and win 4-2. Craig Stoner recalled to the 'A' Team struggled to find his top form of late and although producing some good scores went down 4-1.The Icelandic international Aegir Bjornsson was up next and didn't disappoint with a quick fire 4-1 win. Leaving the overall score at Herts. 13-15 Sussex. A loss of 4-1. for Andy Derrick was not what we expected but darts are darts and some days we all know we can have not so good ones. Unlucky mate. Up next Mr reliable Jim 'Pub Darts' Withers was up against the very impressive Mick Spriggs. Jim just never got going and some quality darts from his opponent resulted in a 4-0 win for him with a credible 30.36ave.earning him the Herts. MOM Award. Darren Woolgar to the oche and a quick fire start from the Newhaven player resulted in some top scores and a straight 4-0 win to his credit. Adrian Linfield had a very close game but as we know doubles win prizes and he certainly had chances to win but sadly lost 4-3. The score now standing at 16-16 overall and just four games to go. Mick Rodgers throwing next hoping to improve on his last outing showed just what he is capable of in hitting some great scores and finishes in doing so he closed the match with a 4-1. win And taking the eventual MOM Award with a 28.75. Next up was Paul Eves ( capt ) Against PDC player Barry Lynn who in 2016 at the UK open beat Gary Anderson, and reached the quarter finals going out 10-6 to Michael VanGerwin. GAME ON ..and it certainly was with a quality performance from both players, the scores where nip and tuck all the way with 'Evesy' having darts in his hand to win the match but sadly he lost a very close match 4-3. Paul 'Shaggy' Robinson showed his class with clinical double finishes racing away to a 4-1 win. With the score standing at Herts. 17-18 Sussex. and needing one point to win the match and claim the bonus points, it was last man of the day Tony Ayres to try and give Sussex the win, after racing into the lead and looking on the ticket and hoping for the vital win, the tide turned and his opponent hit some good scores including a 164 finish. With the score at 3-3. it was down to the last leg decider but alas another good finish from his opponent resulted in a 4-3 loss for Sussex.

TOTAL MATCH SCORE HERTFORDSHIRE 18-18 SUSSEX. Sussex 149 tons - 40 ton + 9 -180. Herts. 149 tons - 54 ton + 8 -180.

 Frank Smith Assistant Chairman.


Cleveland 18-18 Sussex


24th/25th March 2018

  Sunday 25th March 2018 - A Team Matches

Cleveland MA 6-6 Sussex MA; MoM: Jim Withers - 28.56 - Full Results

Cleveland WA 4-2 Sussex WA; LoM: Trish Kidd - 22.21 - Full Results

Saturday 24th March 2018 - B Team Matches

Cleveland MB 6-6 Sussex MB; MoM: Tony Peters - 29.00 - Full Results

Cleveland WB 2-4 Sussex WB; LoM: Donna Rainsley - 22.43 - Full Results


Mens A Mom - Jim Withers

Ladies A LoM - Trish Kidd

Mens B MoM - Tony Peters

Ladies B LoM - Donna Rainsley

Paul Robinson - 25 Appearances



Photos by Frank Smith


Match Report

  After the long journey to Cleveland for our county league Match needing as many points as we could win to keep up our challenge for back to back promotions, we arrived at a well organised venue and set up in Cleveland's home Thornaby Social and Leisure Club. Due to certain players unavailable for this fixture Mark, Paul, and Rhonda had to call on other players who where available. Well done to everyone who made the journey ...Commitment and Support is key. Well, down to the business of Darts Saturday morning was the start with the Ladies B Team in action hoping to set the standard that we expect from Sussex county players.

Donna Rainsley was up to the Oche first and got the ball rolling with a quick fire 3-0 win 22.43.which eventually earned her the LOM award. Great start but unfortunately Bridget Guilford and Karen Wilson-West lost the next two games. With the score 2-1 to Cleveland it was down to the talented Teresa Weir who didn't disappoint and came away with a close win 3-2 12.41. Next up was the returning Emma Bist facing the pressure of County Darts again and proved she can grind out a win taking her match 3-1 13.13. this giving Sussex a 3-2 lead. Finally, up steps the pocket Dynamo Julia Saldanha with all the pressure on to win her match and win the team match. Wow she duly did the business with a clinical 3-0 15.34. win and helped her team mates to a 4-2 .Ladies B. match winning result. Well done to Rhonda and her players.

MENS B. Connor 'Knuckles' Levett recalled to the County side was thrown straight in to the deep end and was drawn first to the Oche. After throwing some quality darts he couldn't get over the line and lost 3-2 21.64. in a close game. Paul Dickens was on next and although not being at his best took a 3-2 22.35. win. This was followed by Graham 'Chopper' Harris who also was not at his best but a win for him and his team edged Sussex 2-1 into the lead. With a 3-2 19.03.Hastings player Darren Chapman had a good game against Cleveland's Luke Etherington. but lost a close game 3-2.24.84.Next up was Ray Tutin who took a 3-2. 20.05.Win. to put Sussex 3-2 .into the lead. Ken Sowerby returning to the fold didn't show what he is capable of and lost 3-1. 18.49. Score 3-3. Andy Macintosh had a good but close win 3-2. edge his side into the lead. 4-3. Next up was the returning County player Adrian Boyle from Hastings making his 'New' Debut and came away with a clean 3-0 22.77. Win Welcome back to County Darts. With the score at 5-3 it was looking likely that Sussex could snatch a win with four games to go. Nathan Warren was up next but lost 3-2. 20.80. Broadbridge Kings, Tony Peters up next with a Clinical Performance Winning 3-1. 29.00. Which give him the MOM Award. This giving Sussex at least a draw as the score stands 6-4. ahead. With two to play it was the turn of Dave Creasy to try and get us the win but unfortunately he lost 3-2. 22.56. Last on for Sussex was the talented Luke Hardy, it was a very tense game and the young Hastings player just couldn't hit his form on the day, and went down 3-0 20.85. Leaving the total score Cleveland 6-6 Sussex. and the days final score 10-8 to Sussex.

LADIES A. Sunday, day two was the appearance of the ladies A team with Casey Gallagher first up against a very capable Amy Thomas and although winning two legs lost her match 3-2. 20.30. Denise Peake lost 3-1 14.63. not showing her true form on the day. After losing the first two games and the overall weekend match score standing at 10-10. it was down to Lisa Withers to hopefully get a winning run going and gain our first point of the day, a 3-0. 15.49. win did just that .well done. Next up was a young lady who recognises a dart board or two and goes by the name of Trish Kidd hoping to continue her winning run and to consolidate her position as number one in the ladies A women's the BICC rankings. After losing the first leg Trish settled into her rhythm and duly dispatched the next three legs to take the win 3-1 22.21. along with the LOM. Award. Becky King and Hayley Gatford both suffered 3-0 loses with Becky 14.37. and Hayley 19.71.Although there where some good scores at times both players where not at their best on the day. Score Cleveland 4-2 Sussex. Overall 12-12.

MENS A. with both sides missing players albeit unavailable or losing players and both sides needing points for different reasons, these matches ahead where very important to all concerned. Dan Bradford was first up and had a really good chance of taking a win but faulted on doubles and went down 4-3.21.85. Andy Derrick the steady player from Hastings didn't disappoint and showed the way with a 4-2. 22.93. win. Due to a players circumstances and unable to represent Sussex in this competition. Our MOM on Saturday Tony Peters was asked to step up to take his place in the A team. and earning himself a double win this weekend with a score of 4-1.26.42. this being recognised with some quality darts Tony earns a recall to the A team for our trip to Hertfordshire. Well done. With the score at 14-13 to Sussex it was beginning to be nip and tuck with some interesting games. A black cloud came over the next games as Sussex suffered three straight loses with Adrian Linfield going down 4-1,Darren Woolgar 4-3.and Craig Stoner 4-3. worrying times ahead with the score 16-14 to Cleveland and six games to go. Jim 'Pub Darts' Withers took to the stage next and showed his quality with a 4-1 which earned him the MOM Award. With a chink of light shinning through those black clouds and Tony Ayres up next....Game on! with Tony digging deep with some quality scores and his opponent on his tail this was a very watch able game with the final score of 4-3 going to a very relieved Mr Ayres with a 27.37 Ave. With the score at 16-16 and the clouds lifted and with four games to go it was Paul Eves Sussex Capt. up next against Glen Durant's doubles partner and Cleveland's No.1 Alan Edwards. Evesy on the money to start won two of the first three legs with some power darts, but as Edwards settled into his game he showed some clinical finishing to take the game 4-2. this was a good game with Evesy on a 25.21ave. Agadir! on next and needing to do the business which he did with a 4-2. 24.57. Followed by a BOOM! BOOM !BOOM! BOOM! Celebration from the stage and all Sussex supporters GREAT STUFF !! we need this every match keep it up guys. Two games left and the score at 17-17. Mick Rodgers takes to the stage, but is not at his best losing 4-2. 22.26. Finally down to the last game with Paul 'Shaggy' Robinson hoping to get us the draw and preserve our unbeaten record this season and gain a valuable point. His opponent was Cleveland youth player Terry Carline making his debut .What a cracking match with both players hitting big scores and the atmosphere in the venue you could cut with a knife. In the end 'Shaggy' showed his experience and class to go on and win 4-2. 24.52. Well done!.

So final score Cleveland 18-18 Sussex. I would just like on behalf of the Committee thank all players and supporters who took time out to help on the computer scoring where fantastic, also all the committee who lead the top table and all who supported in what you do on match days ,thanks goes to Mark, Paul and Rhonda for looking after the players, and everyone who is associated to our Organisation.

Frankie Smith - Assistant Chairman.


Sussex 18-18 Staffordshire


10th/11th February 2018

  Sunday 11th February 2018 - A Team Matches

Sussex MA 4-8 Staffordshire MA; MoM: Jim Withers - 27-88 - Full Results

Sussex WA 5-1 Staffordshire WA; LoM: Trish Kidd - 24.24 - Full Results

Saturday 10th February 2018 - B Team Matches

Sussex MB 5-7 Staffordshire MB; MoM: Paul Dickens - 24.68 - Full Results

Sussex WB 4-2 Staffordshire WB; LoM: Donna Rainsley - 23.62 - Full Results


Men's A MOM Jim Withers - 27.88

Ladies A LoM - Trish Kidd - 24.24

Men's B MoM - Paul Dickens - 24.68

Ladies B LoM - Donna Rainsley - 23.62

Highest Division Avg Awards - Casey Gallagher



Photos by Frank Smith


Match Report

  This was Sussex's first home game of 2018 against a very capable Staffordshire outfit. Saturday am. was the start with the women's B. side opening the proceedings with Julia Saldanha up to the oche first who started with a 3-1 (14.63 ) win. followed by a Crystal Woodrow win 3-1 (17.12) there where losses for Denise Peake 2-3 (13-99) and Elaine Chapman 1-3 (13-49) but wins for Laura Macintosh 3-1 (14.70) and a LOM winning performance for Donna Rainsley 3-1 (23.62) give the ladies a fine 4-2 overall win.

Next up where the Mens B. who unfortunately came up against good opponents and lost some close games 7-5.with Sussex winners being Paul Robinson 3-2 (21.15) Adrian Linfield 3-1(24.49) Paul Dickens 3-1(24.68) earning the MOM award, Darren Chapman 3-2 (25.71) and Andy Macintosh 3-1(24.49).

Sunday Morning was the turn of the women's A Team .First up was the very capable Trish Kidd who set the standard with a 3-0 (24-24) Taking the eventual LOM Award. Lisa Withers followed winning a hard fought game 3-1 (14.55), Casey Gallagher was up next and won a close game 3-2(15.98) this was followed by the only loss as Karen Winter succumbed to a 3-1(14.44) defeat, leaving Hayley Gatford to pick up a nervous 3-1 (15-11) win, And the Baby Faced Becky King taking the last game with a win 3-2 (14.66) to leave the total result Sussex Women 6-Staffordshire 1.

MENS A Took to the stage with Jim Withers taking the leading darts and produced a fine 4-2 (27.88) win which earned him the MOM Award. Aegir Bjornsson won the next game with a clinical 4-0 (26.37).Amazingly Sussex lost the next five games leaving the score 5-2 to Staffs. There where losses for Michael Hammond, Dan Bradford, Mick Rodgers, Rod Hawkins and Craig Stoner in some close games. Darren Woolgar had a fine win to ease the pain with a credible 4-1(25.01). Tony Ayers lost to a close game ,And Paul Eves also lost 4-1 to Staffordshire's MOM James Hughes who's ave was an outstanding 32.09. With the overall score standing at a very nervous 16-16. it was down to Andy Derrick (SX) To ply has class but slipped to a very close 4-3 loss, leaving Staffordshire in the driving seat 17-16. With the pressure at boiling point with players and supporters it was down to the last game to see who took the winning honours Jason Yates (SX) Was the last man taking on the talented Stuart Livesley the game was a very tense affair with each player having their moments but in the end the Sussex player came through to the finishing line 4-3( 25.84) including a 140 out shot. Total

Match Score. SUSSEX 18-18 STAFFORDSHIRE. sx-180 tons-62 ton+7-180's. staffs.-155 tons-64 ton+15-180's.

Frank Smith

Assistant Chairman


Kent 17-19 Sussex


20th/21st January 2018

  Sunday 21st January 2018 - A Team Matches

Kent MA 9-3 Sussex MA; MoM: Paul Eves - 25.89 - Full Results

Kent WA 3-3 Sussex WA; LoM: Casey Gallagher - 24.15 - Full Results

Saturday 20th January 2018 - B Team Matches

Kent MB 2-10 Sussex MB; MoM: Adrian Linfield - 25.63 - Full Results

Kent WB 3-3 Sussex WB; LoM: Donna Rainsley - 20.49 - Full Results


Match Report

  Well going into the weekend thinking a draw would be a good result and would suffice to our hopes of consecutive promotions up to Division one.

So Emma Bist comes to the stage for a long awaited debut this season and alas her first county win was not to be losing 3-0 (14-97) 1-0. Lisa withers part of the withers Sussex stalwarts makes it 1-1 with a smart 3-1 win finishing tops all three games. Only missed doubles caused Laura Brown to lose 3-0 with a (15-45). So 2-1 down. Donna Rainsley who has clearly made the Bs a stronger set up and more stable does not let the county with another LOM performance (20.49) so 2 all. Denise Peak in what I think in the form of her county career makes it 3-2 with a steady (16.01) and winning a final leg decider. Disney Dunbar still struggling to get to grips with darts this season stormed into a 2-0 lead then went into meltdown and lost 3-2 (12.34).

So 3 all going into the menís Bs and who would you want to put us in the lead for the first time of weekend than Shaggy Robinson who won 3-1 with a (21-54) but could of been more 4-3 up. Paul Dickens definitely saves his best for county and cosily wins 3-0 with a creditable (24.64) 5-3. Geoff Taylor is having a up and down season unfortunately this was a down losing to the odd leg (18.10) 5-4 up. Graham Harris who puts a lot into darts and showed steady form winning 3-2 after going 2-0 with a respectable (25.11) 6-4 up. Nathan warren playing some good darts of late never let us down also won a deciding leg 7-4 up looking good (22.21). Tony Peters the quite assassin looms in the wings not saying a word also wanted 5 legs to win 8-4 (25.21). Andy Gurr not in the best of form but always puts a shift in showed the confidence has drained slightly. losing 3.1 (18.89) 8-5 up then comes Darren Chapman a drop from the As seemed to do the trick Daz put in a steady performance 4-1 (23-42) 9-5. Harry Jackson needed to win to give us another B win which he did with a comfortable 3-0 win (21.78) 10-5 up and now the cat weasel of Sussex Adrian Linfield who has been an asset to Sussex this season gets his second MOM with (25.63) but pushed to another deciding leg game 11-5 up. Not to be outdone team mate Ray Tutin also finding the drop to the Bs a comfort zone of win also a deciding leg win and a (25.00) . By this time Iím off my nut due to emotional issues of winning. Last on Andy Macintosh wins another deciding leg set (23.50). A great first day 13-5 up cruising to another win or are we ??

Onto the Sunday and the A Team Matches commence.

Haley in fine form in all aspects of her darts just could not find the range losing 3-1 (15-44) 1-0 Kent. Karen a player of experience and still mixing it with the best came up trumps wins 3-1 (18-85) 1-1 14-6 up. Young Casey our million pound transfer during the close season put in a LOM performance 3-1 (24-15) thatís without the guidance of daddy John. 2-1 up. Crystal struggling to hit form in the As of late struggled again only losing 3-2 (15.87) 2-all. Becky moves on to the stage alas succumbs 3-1 (17-64). 3-2 down now Billy the kids sister Trish Kidd storms to the stage shooting from the hip like a gatling gun she smashes her opponent 3-0 (21-47) and a great 164 check out. 3-3 good result.

So going into the As 16-8 up was more than we could expect.

Stoner steps up missed doubles saw him the wrong side of a deciding leg hitting two 180s was not good enough 1-0 (24.98) 16-9. A captains innings was needed and we were not let down Eves plays a solid game. 4-2 (25-89) 17-9. Ammo could not find any rhythm and succumbed to a 4-1 (21-92) 17-10. Ex manager Rod Hawkins comes back after missing the county did not play to anything like his super league results 4-1 (21-97) bet he wished he stayed at home. Ever stable Jason Yates played in and out losing 4-1 (26-28) 17-11. Boom Boom Withers wished he could finish like his lady Lisa losing 4-3 (26.63) 17-12. Rogers stops the rot winning (23.83) 4-1 18-12 one more point for the win. Dan comes on determined to get us the result but missed doubles was a big factor eventually losing 4-2 despite 151 out (24.58) 17-13. Derrick plays a game to be proud of going down 4-3 after taking out 160-123 (28.52) 17-14 sticky bum time. Ex PDC professional Tony Ayers puts in a great performance again Sussex canít get that win point losing again to a deciding leg 4-3 (26-28). Our overseas player Agadir to the sounds of the polish national anthem with determination never been seen before he goes 3-1 up surely this is the point we desire but missed doubles means another 4-3 defeat. Well me not smiling 18-17 needing Woolgar to win for a overall win he proves that it has got what it takes with all his winning legs being under 20 darts he wins to the screaming Sussex players supporters never has he been kissed so much..

Mark Davis

Sussex County Manager


Sussex v Gwynedd


25th/26th November 2017

  Sunday 26th November 2017 - A Team Matches

Sussex MA 7-5 Gwynedd MA; MoM: Jim Withers - 29.79 - Full Results

Sussex WA 5-1 Gwynedd WA; LoM: Trish Kidd - 23.12 - Full Results

Saturday 25th November 2017 - B Team Matches

Sussex MB 8-4 Gwynedd MB; MoM: Adrian Linfield - 30.06 - Full Results

Sussex WB 5-1 Gwynedd WB; LoM: Donna Rainsley - 22.93 - Full Results


Mens B MoM Adrian Linfield - 30.06

Ladies A LoM Trish Kidd - 23.12

Mens A MoM Jim Withers - 29.79

Karen Wilson-West - 25 Appearances

Craig Stoner - 25 Appearances



Photos by Frank Smith

  This was the first meeting between the two promoted sides from last season and on paper it looked as if it would be a close encounter as our draw with them last time out suggested.

The Ladies B. Team started the ball rolling on the first day and were soon in their stride with Donna Rainsley opening the days play and setting the bench mark with a winning score of 3-1 (22.93 ) and eventually taking the LOM. award. Next up was Laura Macintosh who also took a fine win with  a 3-1 ( 16.25 ) .There were further wins for Disney Dunbar 3-1 ( 16.16 ) ,Lisa Withers 3-0 ( 12.74 ) ,and Denise Peake 3-1 ( 16.11 ) unfortunately Karen Wilson-West was the only loss for the home side but the ladies finished with a sound performance winning 5-1.

On to the MEN'S B. Team with Andy Gurr starting the proceedings and getting off the mark with a 3-1 ( 21.76 ) win. Next up to the Oche was Tony Peters making his first appearance of the season and didn't disappoint winning 3-0 ( 23.86 ) .There was a fine win for seasoned veteran Geoff Taylor with a credible 3-1 ( 27.68 ) other winners were Ray Tutin 3-2 (19.66 ) Luke Hardy 3-0 (20.31) Paul Robinson 3-0  (23.12 ) Paul Dickens 3-2 ( 25.23 ) also a Quality performance  and earning the MOM. award was Adrian Linfield winning 3-0 ( 30.06 ). which made the final score 8-4 to Sussex ,Thus making the total first day's score Sussex 13 Gwynedd  5.

Sunday's play started once again with the turn of the LADIES A ,team Captain Rhonda West Buoyant by her B teams result the previous day was excited to see what was to unfold. First on stage was Hayley Gatford who had a tough match but came out winning 3-2 ( 16.59 ) next up was our new signing this season Casey Gallagher who wasn't at her supreme best but strolled to a confident 3-0 ( 21.47 ) Win. This was followed by Trish Kidd who took the LOM. award with a 3-0 ( 23-12 ) win. There were further wins for Karen Winter 3-2 ( 19-94 ) and Becky King 3-1 ( 15.58 ) Total score 5-1 to Sussex.

Spurred on by the Ladies Performances it was time for the MEN'S A. team who new that Gwynedd had some Quality players to come up against, and it proved that point as Gwynedd raced into a 0-2 lead. Shaking but not stirred Sussex's Michael Hammond got the ball rolling and pulled it back to 1-2 with a 4-0 ( 24.44 ) win. This was followed by a 4-3 ( 28.22 ) and good win for Dan Bradford. Having drawn level and some exciting darts to come Captain Paul Eves gained a 4-0 ( 23.86 ) win. There were further wins for Darren Woolgar 4-2 ( 23.35 ) Jason Yates 4-0 ( 24.74 ) Aegir Bjornsson 4-3 ( 22.78 ) and Jim Withers with a MOM. Award winning 4-2 ( 29.79 ) Against Welsh International Martin Phillips. score Sussex 7 - 5 Gwynedd. This making the overall match score SUSSEX 25-11 GWYNEDD.  

There were 158 tons,52 ton+,and 13 180's, Achieved by Sussex....And 156 tons, 37 ton+, and 5 180's achieved by Gwynedd.

  Frank Smith  
  Assistant Chairman  

Sussex 30-6 Northumberland


14th/15th October 2017




Photos by Frank Smith

  First of all I would like to thank the Northumberland team for making the gallant effort with a depleted team full credit to there management to raise a team with days to go. On to the weekend and how we put together another great result even though facing a depleted team you still have to put the points on the board and we done that in no uncertain way.

First on was the rejuvenated Hayley who smashed josh Langridge on Wednesday night Super league. Hayley never bought that form to the board but still managed a 3-0 win (12-96). The Captain Rhonda back from her near death experience avoiding Hurricanes in America came into the team alas no Hurricane on the stage she lost 3-2 (12-00). At one all Lisa started like she had the bad back but then started finding the spot winning 3-1 (16-50) 2-1 up. Julia was unfortunate to lose by the deciding leg after missing doubles (14-82) 2-2. So up stands Laura and wins with determination, maybe a slight smile, wins a deciding leg thriller (15-42) 3-2. Who else would you want on stage to give us all the points than our own Donna and let us down she doesn't a LOM performance (19-27). So another good performance from the Women B's.

Onto the men's Bs we go. Paul Dickens seemed a man on a mission and smashes a mom (28-90) 1-0. Ray Tutin dropped down to the Bs and got his first county win played better than the (21-47) average suggested. 2-0. Adrian Linfield makes it 3-0 and two out of two county wins (20-89). Andy Macintosh MOM last time now on the stool as our only loser in the Bs losing 3-1 (23-65 ) He's now in re-hab under the guidance of Charles Bronson, all expenses paid by Sussex. Paul Robinson walks up to the stage fuming with Andy's performance and determined to put things right. Hair like a burning hay stack he wins 3-0 (26-37) jumps off the stage giving Mac the finger. 4-1. Harry Jackson one of our rising Sussex stars continues the rout winning 3-0 (22-43). Luke Hardy another star of future takes his disappointment of dropping to the Bs out on his opponent 3-0 (23-12). Connor Levett no tears this time only jubilation 3-0 (19-27) a lot more if he banged the doubles out. Andy Gurr sporting the rough look and looking like compo whacks in (20-83). I think that might be his sixth win on the spin he's not mentioned it. Geoff Taylor old Sussex stalwart makes it two wins on the trot not dropping a leg (21-17). Dave Creasey seems to be settling in better and coming back to form sees off his man 3-0 (23-48). Last but not least Graham Chopper Harris, why chopper I don't know but a convincing 3-1 win including a 15 dart leg (21-05).

The first day finished and Sussex 15-3 what more could a manager want must be one for the history books so proud of everyone.

With a 15-3 lead we needed to keep the pressure on.

Karen Winter playing not her usual game lost 3-0 only hitting one ton (16-74) 1-0. Becky King comes to the oche throws a confident game (19-33) including a 116 Finnish star of the future 1-1. Trish Kidd always a pivotal part of our vocal support at any county match comes to the stage and puts a LOM performance in winning 3-0 (20-04) 2-1. Crystal Woodrow trying to find a bit of form from last season gets her first win of the season 3-0 (15-99) 3-1. Casey Gallagher our LOM last game could not get her game together and missed doubles were her undoing but a respectable (17-64) and a 3-1 win gave Sussex the win in this section 4-2. Disney Dunbar was unable to win against a very good player Ann Marie Potts who was lady of the weekend (22-77) going down 3-0 (15-66) but what a result 4-2 and unbeaten.

With the Men looking stronger in the As for this game and me calling the first three games good times to come so we thought. Aegir Bjornsson the tobacco chewing Icelandic reject did not really turn up losing 4-0 (23-42). Jason Yates up for his first game of the season was very meticulous and put a point on the board 4-0 (26-27) 1-1. Dan Bradford came out on top of a deciding leg shoot out feeling relieved and waving to his mum as he left the stage 2-1 (27-20). Darren Woolgar was out of sorts with his doubles but wins (18-56). Craig Stoner stomps onto the stage puts another great performance in wins 4-0 not a leg over 20 darts and MOM (29-47). Darren Chapman showed signs of some of the form shown at Superleague and wins 4-3 with a ( 22-44). Andy Derrick looking like he was playing in a sauna and standing in puddles of sweat moping his brow not as consistent as normal wins another thriller (22-36). Capitan Paul Eves Grinded and dug deep to make it 7-1 another 4-3 result going our way (23-46). Jim Withers after rehab at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (Sussex private health care) and being delivered onto the helicopter pad on top of Club Cue with Lisa baying come on boom boom. He doesn't let us down all you hear is boom boom boom boom no pub darts today (28-23). Mick Rogers also BOOMS in a more intense game but managing to win another thriller by the odd leg (26-13). Tony Ayres, smiler to his mates, puts in another steady performance, with the noise of the Helicopter taking Jim (Lisa pleading we need to go back boom boom) back to Stoke, smashes a convincing 4-0 ( 25-69). On to the last game of the day and Ammo not happy with Boom Boom wants his own piece of the action and serves it up winning 4-1 and taking Sussex onto one of biggest successes ever in there history (23-58).

I would like to say a big thank you to all the top table for there help over the weekend.

Mark Davis
Sussex County Manager


Cumbria 16-20 Sussex


16th/17th September 2017

  Men's A MoM: Mick Rodgers - 28.88 Ladies A LoM: Casey Gallagher - 24.12  
  Men's B MoM: Andy Macintosh - 26.45 Ladies B LoM: Hayley Gatford - 17.28  

Photos by Frank Smith

  After various problems with people not being able to make the 800 mile round trip, with a new captain in Paul Eves, Rhonda away, problems were very frequent running up to the our trip to Cumbria and with only one reserve for each squad I felt very apprehensive to wake up Friday looking at the phone with the dread of anyone pulling out.

But not to be. My world falls apart 60 miles into the trip as I get the message that one of the most influential, cheerful always happy, never moaning, one of Sussex's greats Jimmy Withers has pulled out due to back problems putting a sock on! I get straight on the phone ready to persuade, but alas with Jim not being able to get off the bed and in immense pain waiting for paramedics to turn up with the air ambulance en route. So without Jim we have no Lisa his adorable wife probably a bigger miss. 

After consulting with the captain we come up with a scenario which we believe to be our best option for the weekend. 

So comes Saturday morning Lara Dene waiting with trepidation in full regalia to play, our injured Bridget stood in to make up the team. Lara relieved but not as relieved as me. With five debutants making up the team a bit of apprehension was still there, more nervous than my playing days. 

First game on comes our chairlady Elaine Chapman who never quite got to her best losing 3-0 (13-48). Denise Peake played well but doubles were to be her undoing (13-31) so 2-0 down. Things was not looking pretty. On comes Hayley Gatford who lately has been putting a bit more into darts and so it showed with a steady LOM performance hitting a nice (17.28). Our first game on the board 2-1. Our little Jules Saldana comes to the oche and makes it 2 all (14-41) and our late call up lady Laura Brown puts a solid performance winning 3-0 (14-18). Special thanks for making the trip at late notice to her. So 3-2 up from 2-0 down a great performance all ready so proud the one arm bandit strapped up looking like a mummy hobbles to the stage with shouts of it's your arm that is broken not your leg, she straightens up, she didn't really but sounds good. Well to all our delight she hits our second highest average (15-10) but unfortunately losing 3-1. Three all was a great result well done girls brilliant. 

We come to what was one of our strongest points in our promotion last season the Bs

First on was Adrian Linfield who on his debut put in a steady performance more than his average looked (21-17) winning 3-0. Geoff Taylor one of the most dedicated Sussex players playing with determination as always and his best performance for a while wins a nail biter 3-2 (24-27). Young Harry Jackson came to the stage hitting a respectable (23-70) was not enough losing 3-1. Ken Sowerby returning to his place of birth and staying sober to help his adoptive county. Unfortunately not to be losing with (21-78) so 2 each Paul Dickens one of our stars from last season steps in with a 3-1 win (22-80) 3-2 up. IT expert and newest committee member Andy Macintosh asks for directions to the stage, once there he becomes an animal with a (26-45) MoM performance. Dave Creasey mini bus driver plays exceptionally but double troubles puts the 'brakes' on his performance losing with a (23-26). Next came the teacher and debut making Nathan Warren, who dug in won a deciding leg great stuff (20-25). 5-3 up needing one for the draw up comes Agadir Bjornsson our over sea signing known as the ton machine gets the draw with a (24-68) framurskarandi arangur. Then on walks gobby Andy Gurr. After hitting an 18 average in Superleague and promptly sending an inbox announcing his resignation, which would of been accepted, but not enough players. To everyones amazement he wins his fifth game on the trot for county (22-07). 7-3 up and cruising. The rejuvenation of Graham Harris is spectacular and starts off like Phil Taylor. Unfortunately he finishes like Andy Gurr but still wins (24-40) 8-3 up. Last on Young Connor Levett showing maturity beyond his years only to miss out on the deciding leg but with an impressive (25-89). 8-4 win and another great performance well done.

Into the second day with a 11-7 lead I'm now pretty confident of a good result.

First on was Disney Dunbar. Unfortunately couldn't carry over the form of last season and loses 3-1 (17-55). Our recent signing Casey Gallagher who previously played Sussex Youth now comes into the senior squad and a great debut was had winning with a (24-12) winning 3-1 LOM and Divisional award winner 1-1. Still a 4pt lead and into the fray comes Karen Winter and as always a strong performance makes it 2-1 (18-41). The gobby one introduces herself to the crowd as she makes the stage not in the form as last season but still good enough to win 3-1(19-15). So the draw was in the bag and the win was not far away with youth captain Becky King winning 3-1 (17-14) and the win was achieved 4-1. Crystal Woodrow was on six sadly did not play as she can unfortunately came out the wrong side of a 3-1 defeat. A 4-2 win put us 6pts clear.

15-9 up now onto to Men's As.

Luke Hardy was first up and looked way out of sorts could not get it going (18-85). Dan Bradford also was not his self and fortunately scraped a last leg decider (21-68) 1-1. On comes a man who many regard as Mr County consistent, Andy Derrick who with a (26-93) and makes it 2-1. Ray Tutin who I asked to move from the Bs to As showed slight nerves which obviously affected loses 4-2 (22-86). Ammo played a stormer very consistent scoring against a good player and deservedly coming out on top 4.3 (25.07). Darren Woolgar who has earned his A team place back didn't let anyone down and but for a few missed doubles would of been a lot closer (26-07). So three all with six games left 6 points up. Paul Eves another player who has fought his way back into the As unfortunately coming into a 4-0 defeat by a in form MoM Colin Hargreaves with a superb 30.80 was to much for a solid (25-83) from Paul. Craig stoner makes it 4-4 with another great performance solid has always normally misses out to last leg decider this time puts his man away 4-2. Sick note Paul Robinson has not been in the best form recently plays awesome and apart from five darts at 6s and another two in another leg a game he deserved to win but a good game (26-55). So 5-4 down here comes the Icelandic Viking. Agadir Bjornsson promoted from the Bs and always confident but it was not to be (25-74). Up next, my player of the season last year and continues to not let the side down with a MoM (28-88) Mick Rogers so now 6-5 and a lot to ask a debutant to get the draw so up steps the likeable Darren Chapman and nerves showed in the first two legs after that came more into his own but unfortunately loses 4-2 (23-12).

So 7-5 loss but a 20-16 win considering the 10-14 hour journey, a great result more to come.  I would like to thank all the committee players supporters for the great support. Team spirit lots better well done all.

Mark Davis

Sussex County Manager.


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