Krabben on target in final appearance

PUBLISHED: 14:29 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

HERTS county darts team ended their inter-counties fixtures with an 18-18 draw against Gwent. The game signalled the end of a Herts county career for one player from Welwyn Garden City. Preben Krabben, who won a match award versus the Welsh outfit, is le

HERTS' county darts team ended their inter-counties fixtures with an 18-18 draw against Gwent.

The game signalled the end of a Herts county career for one player from Welwyn Garden City.

Preben Krabben, who won a match award versus the Welsh outfit, is leaving the district as he is moving to Oxfordshire.

A record was also broken in the encounter as St Albans player Linda Searle won all her nine games and took all nine match awards for the highest averages.

The Herts team have had players win all their games before in a season, but not the match awards at the same time.

In the first day of the match, Gwent ladies' B team took an early 3-0 lead.

Herts fought back to level and draw the match 3-3.

Victories came from Welwyn's Jill Theobald, who also took the match award with an 18.46 average, Jo Kitchen and WGC's Rita Brownless.

The men's B team were quickly two up with wins from Wayne Banks and Stuart Willey.

Things looked good but Herts only had another three wins by Peter Brown 3-2, Dean Harwood 3-0, with a 26.84 average to gain the match award, and Roy Medcalf, who won 3-1, which gave Gwent a 7-5 victory.

Herts' ladies played exceptionally well on the Sunday against a very strong Gwent ladies' A team including a number of Welsh internationals, and recorded a merited 4-2 win.

There were victories for Welwyn's Sharon Cowell, WGC's Kathy Ovens, St Albans' Linda Searle and Sue Burden.

The men's A team also played against a number of Welsh internationals and did very well to tie 6-6.

London Colney's Dave Meader, Steve Hartley, Peter Kosmalski, WGC's Phil Winch-Furness and Hatfield's Mark Elliot all won to leave the score at 6-5 with a game to go.

Herts' last man, WGC's Preben Krabben, came out on top 3-2 with a 124 finish in the final leg plus a 27.63 average.

That secured him the match award and Herts a 6-6 draw.


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