Herts just off target at Shamrock Club

PUBLISHED: 09:55 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009

HERTFORDSHIRE lost their second successive county game at home to Division One leaders Oxfordshire at the Shamrock Club in Welwyn Garden City. The hosts went down 19-17 but it was very close and the result could so easily have been the other way around. P

HERTFORDSHIRE lost their second successive county game at home to Division One leaders Oxfordshire at the Shamrock Club in Welwyn Garden City.

The hosts went down 19-17 but it was very close and the result could so easily have been the other way around.

Players from WGC shone for the ladies' B team against their table-topping Oxfordshire opponents.

Herts won on the Saturday 4-2 after taking an early 3-0 lead.

WGC's Lynne Taylor won her game 3-1, a victory matched by Welwyn's Jill Theobald.

Lady of the match Joanne Brosnan, of Watford, won 3-0 before Oxfordshire pulled two games back.

WGC player Tracy Robson, on last, won 3-2 to give Herts the win overall.

The men's B team didn't do so well and were soon 3-1 down with only an impressive 3-1 game by WGC's Michael Ovens to show.

Berkhamsted's Steve Flowerdew then won 3-0, but further wins by Oxfordshire gave them a 6-2 lead with four games to be played.

Steve Reed won 3-0 for the home county with an average of 29.47 but Oxfordshire took the overall spoils 7-5.

Oxfordshire's ladies' A team also arrived in WGC top of their division and with Welsh international Linda Jones in their ranks they were soon 4-0 up.

Linda Searle got Herts on the board with her seventh straight victory in a row, recording a 25.47 average and a 14 dart final leg.

The visitors ran out 5-1 winners as Herts' ladies failed to hit their doubles.

After their disappointment in Staffordshire, Herts' A team started off well in their men's match.

Steve Hartley took the match award for his 3-1 triumph and there were also victories for Hatfield's Mark Elliot 3-2 and WGC's Preben Krabben 3-0.

Herts were 4-2 up at one stage before Oxfordshire won the next three to lead 5-4.

However, the final three players from Herts all won with WGC's Phil Winch-Furness taking his 3-2 as the hosts won 7-5 overall.


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