Ovens is too hot for Lincs

PUBLISHED: 15:59 04 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:06 26 October 2009

WGC S Michael Ovens made an impressive first team debut as Herts darts players returned from their final away game of the season celebrating a 20-16 victory. Ovens was one of those promoted to the first team due to two players being unable to travel to S

WGC'S Michael Ovens made an impressive first team debut as Herts' darts players returned from their final away game of the season celebrating a 20-16 victory.

Ovens was one of those promoted to the first team due to two players being unable to travel to Skegness to face Lincolnshire.

He got the men's A team off to a winning start on the Sunday with a 3-2 victory and an average of 25.47.

The WGC player also recorded a 12 dart third leg with scores of 140, 100, 100 and a 161 finish.

The county team came home triumphant due mainly to two very good wins by the ladies.

On the Saturday the ladies' B team took a 4-0 lead thanks to wins by WGC's Rita Brownless and team-mate Lynne Taylor, Welwyn's Jill Theobald and lady of the match Linda Reed, who won 3-0 with an average of 19.78.

Lincolnshire took the fifth game before Jo Brosnan won 3-0 to complete Herts' 5-1 victory.

With Ovens and George Wilkinson from London Colney promoted to the A team, the men's B team gave debuts to Gary Roche and Dan Mitchell.

St Albans team member Gary unfortunately lost 3-0, but Mitchell won his game 3-2.

First on was John Blair with a 3-2 victory, followed by WGC's Graham Wilson, who won 3-1 to give Herts a 2-0 lead.

Lincolnshire took the next two but further wins by Dan Mitchell and Bosko Andic, including a 108 finish, followed.

Man of the match Steve Pryde averaged 25.85 in winning 3-2 and Roy Medcalf also won as the encounter finished in a 6-6 draw.

The ladies' A team stormed into a 3-0 lead the following day with wins by Welwyn's Sharon Cowell, Watford player Jane Phillips and St Albans' Linda Searle, who won her eighth game in a row to once again take the lady of the match award.

A 3-2 victory for Sue Burden ensured the ladies claimed a deserved 4-2 win overall.

The men's A team started well thanks to Michael Ovens and further wins came from WGC's Phil Winch-Furness by 3-2 and man of the match Mark Elliot, the Hatfield player winning 3-0 with a 27.33 average.

However, Lincolnshire's men took the overall spoils 7-5.

The final county game of the season is at home to Gwent on the weekend of April 26-27 at the Shamrock Club in WGC.


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