Wow what a great day at darts after the mauling of Middlesex last month a more testing game was expected against Kent who did the double over us last season.
To get the day underway was Dan Perry playing his second game for us and has obviously settled in very quickly with his second win 3-1 with a 20-71. In the next two games the Under 18’s suffered their first two defeats of the season with Freddie Jackson going down 3-2 with a 14.82 and Zach Luke losing 3-1 with a 17-12. Lewis Gurney evened things up winning 3-1 with a 21-59 that was followed by a MOM performance by Alex Gurr winning 3-0 with a 24-24 then Tavis Dudeney put the Under 18’s result to bed by winning 3-1 with a 16-31. Sadly, Dennis Bowyer could not repeat his debut win going down 3-2 with a 17-32.
So, with the scores at 4-3 it was time for the girls and first up was Jenny Lovegrove looking for her first win of the season but sadly it wasn't to be, losing out 2-0 with a 7-79. Next up Becky King who got her second LOM winning 2-0 with a 13-75. With the scores at 1-1 it's was down to PJ Langridge to win it for the girls and push closer to the finishing line and after a nail-biting game PJ won 2-1 with a 11-00 and with it, seeing the importance of the game, the Performance of the Day award.
At 6-4 it was down to the Under 21’s who got off to a good start thanks to George Penning, who won 3-1 with a 18-49. That was followed by Harry Jackson winning 3-0 with a 22-43 and sealing the overall result for Sussex, but we still needed one more for the U21’s win. Next was Tommy Sykes who sadly lost 3-2, then Brandon Dickens who was making his debut for Sussex. The original plan was to settle him in in the U18’s but because of the shortage of Under 21’s attending matches, I had no choice but to drop him in the deep end and play him in the U21s. Settling in, deep end? You wouldn't have thought so if you saw the match-winning 3-1 with a MOM 22-45 and victory for the Under 21’s. In the last game, after a good fight, sadly Jake Emery just missed out going down 3-2 with a 20-23.
With two matches played and a 100% start for all three sections, next month we have a bye but hopefully we might be putting something on. Watch this space! Then it's December and our first home game of the season which by then we will have two more making their debuts- well one debutant and one home coming.