Brentwood 8 Harwich 4 (02/04/11)
Last week Harwich condemed Thurrock to the 2nd division, this week they condemed Brentwood to another season in the top division as their opponents fought superbly to win the last game of the season and stay up.
Simon Cook (18.52) and George Lord (22.81) got going to late and John Wastenage (26.43) and Ben Maguire (23.47) took the opening pairs.
Kevin Edwards (25.63) and Peter Barton (28.56) hit back to beat Danny Brown (18.62) and Lucas Podd (17.22) in 37 darts.
Alan Collins (25.00) and Nick Groves (25.33) lost the next to Steve Johnson (28.00) and Grant Hammond (24.50) in 39 darts.
Adrian Genery (27.33) and Andrew Barton (19.00) lost the last pairs to John Costigan (23.08) and Mark Banham (18.63).
Nick Groves (24.85) scored well and finished well to beat Ben Maguire (25.28) 3 - 1.
George Lord (20.69) beat Robert Podd (20.82) 3 - 1 to make it 3 - 3.
Kevin Edwards (25.18) put Harwich into the lead with a hard fought 3 - 2 win over Mark Banham (26.21). Banham had a 101 finish in the 4th leg.
Simon Cook (25.39) lost 3 - 1 to Danny Brown (25.90) who fought back well after going behind. Brown had a 128 finish in the 2nd leg.
Andrew Barton (20.86) made his league debut for Harwich and hit a 180 to go 2 - 1 up over former county man John
Wastenage (23.13). However the Brentwood man hit back to win 3 - 2.
Peter Barton (24.66) also went 2 - 1 up only to lose to Grant Hammond (24.90) 3 - 2.
Alan Collins (24.62) lost 3 - 1 to county colleague Steve Johnson (27.76) after going 1 up.
Adrian Genery (23.86) lost the last game of the night to the impressive John Costigan (28.36) 3 - 0 to complete a memorable fight-back by Brentwood.
 Harwich 10 Thurrock 2 (24/03/11)
Harwich romped to a big win that probably condems Thurrock to relegation to the B division.
Scott Lawrie (26.75) and Kevin Cook (16.32) won the opening pairs in 46 darts against Mick McCombe (25.08) and Liam Pender (16.54) with both sides struggling to hit the elusive double.
Simon Cook (28.10) and George Lord (19.87) won in 42 darts against Micky Squelch (23.95) and Steve Cox (22.56).
Kevin Edwards (33.50) and Peter Barton (26.53) put in yet another first class effort in beating George Webb (20.72) and Mike Gieson (17.33) in only 33 darts. Edwards hit a 180.
Alan Collins (25.14) and Nick Groves (21.33) made it a white-wash with a win over Steve Girling (17.86) and Simon Barry (22.95) in 43 darts.
Alan Collins (21.66) struggled with his finishing but beat George Webb (20.57) 3 - 1. Collins was possibly suffering from jet lag after his fine pairs win with Colchester's Jamie Robinson at the Torrelimos Open.
Kevin Edwards (24.64) did finish well to dispose of Micky Squelch (21.86) 3 - 0.
George Lord (21.17) followed suit and beat Steve Girling (20.13) 3 - 0.
Simon Cook (24.24) also chalked up a 3 - 0 win over Steve Cox (19.95).
Nick Groves (24.38) wouldn't be happy unless he had to scrap in a game and this was no exception. Groves beat county B man Mick McCombe (24.62) 3 - 2 hitting a 180 in a match that every leg was won against the darts.
Kevin Cook (19.28) had a poor game and lost 3 - 1 to Mike Gieson (20.79) who had a 100 finish.
Peter Barton (21.33) also by his standards had a poor game and lost 3 - 1 to Simon Barry (21.74) who hit a 180.
Scott Lawrie (27.69) beat Liam Pender (24.92) 3 - 1 in Harwich's final home game of the season. Lawrie hit a 180.
 Harwich 9 Brentwood 3 (17/03/11)
Harwich eased to a 9 - 3 win over relegation threatened Brentwood.
Kevin Edwards (22.39) and the high scoring Peter Barton (33.22) won the opening pairs over Steve Johnson (30.00) and Grant Hammond (17.83) in 36 darts.
Scott Lawrie (25.11) and Kevin Cook (32.29) who also scored heavily beat Dave Brown (23.94) and Lucas Podd (14.73) in only 35 darts.
Simon Cook (27.67) and George Lord (20.00) maintained their unbeaten record with a win over John Costigan (19.00) and Mark Banham (26.76) in 42 darts.
Nick Groves (24.33) and Adrian Genery (17.24) lost the last pairs to John Wastenage (19.46) and Ben McQuire (25.24) in 45 darts.
Peter Barton (23.48) played steadily to beat Dave Brown (20.76) 3 - 0 in the first singles.
Nick Groves (24.58) kept missing doubles but hit a 14 dart leg to win his match 3 - 2 against Grant Hammond (21.86).
Simon Cook (22.53) lost to ex county man John Wastenage (24.85) 3 - 2. Wastenage hit a 180.
Scott Lawrie (24.24) beat Ben McQuire (23.58) 3 - 0. Both players scored well but struggled with doubles.
Kevin Edwards (27.33) easily overcame Robert Podd (16.43) 3 - 0.
Adrian Genery (20.73) still cannot find that elusive win this season and lost 3 - 0 to Mark Banham (25.05) who got stronger as the game went on.
George Lord (24.73) shocked county A man Steve Johnson (23.40) with a 3 - 1 win. After a poor opening leg Lord won his last 2 legs in 19 and 16 darts. Johnson hit a 180.
Kevin Cook (25.05) cruised to a 3 - 0 win over John Costigan (21.42). Cook hit a 180.
 Harwich 8 Basildon 4 (03/03/11)
This was an incredible game with Harwich having to turn out a 26.20 team average and hit 90 scores of 100 or more to beat lowly Basildon who hit an onslaught of 10 x 180's.
Alan Collins (29.22) and Nick Groves (23.60) lost with a combined average of 26.67 to Dave Solly (30.94) and Sam Davidson (24.67) in 36 darts. The Basildon pairs combined average was 27.81.
Kevin Edwards (36.44) and Peter Barton (27.87) had a combined average of 32.29 to beat Phil Halls (30.93) and Bradley Halls (13.13) in only 31 darts. Both Edwards and Phil Halls hit 180.
Simon Cook (25.53) and George Lord (28.67), combined average 27.05, beat Dave O'Meara (22.00) and Keith Ridgway (21.55) in 37 darts.
Scott Lawrie (32.44) and Kevin Cook (24.53), combined average 28.60, beat Carl Smith (20.50) and Lee Dimmock (25.33) in only 35 darts to make it 3 - 1 to Harwich after the pairs.
Kevin Edwards (26.67) scored for fun but could not hit a double, missing with 13 darts, whereas young Sam Davidson (25.89) took his chances and won 3 - 1.
Scott Lawrie (28.31) had to dig deep to beat former county A man Dave Solly (25.56) 3 - 2. Solly had darts to win 3 - 1 but missed and Lawrie hit a brilliant 13 dart last leg, 62, 140, 140, 119 and 40 game shot. Lawrie had 13 scores of 100 or more and Solly hit a 180 and 8 scores of 100 or more.
Kevin Cook (23.00) hit a 180 with his first three darts and had to fight back from 2 - 1 down to beat Mark Stafford (22.65) 3 - 2. Cook had 12 scores of 100 or more and Stafford hit a 180.
A tee-total Alan Collins (27.01) had a 125 finish to beat Carl Smith (22.87) 3 - 1. Collins looked comfortable on natural spring water and hit 10 scores of 100 or more, Smith had the consolation of hitting a 180.
Peter Barton (23.36) fought back from 2 - 1 down to beat Dave O'Meara (21.67) 3 - 2. O'Meara hit a 180.
Adrian Genery (20.70) lost to another former county A player, Trevor Gleed (25.91) 3 - 0. Gleed hit 2 x 180's and a 99 finish.
Simon Cook (25.45) scored consistantly to beat Lee Dimmock (24.21) 3 - 1. Dimmock hit a 180.
Nick Groves (25.27) and Phil Halls (29.77), in a repeat of their earlier meeting in the season, served up a treat again. Groves went 2 - 1 up with legs of 16 and 21 darts but Halls won 3 - 2 with legs of 15, 17 and 17 darts. Groves hit a 180 and Halls hit 2 x 180's.
 Rainham 5 Harwich 7 (24/02/11)
Alan Collins set this win up with a brilliant 31.43 average against Richie Howson who has just replaced Collins in the county A team. What was even more remarkable was Collins working only 5 miles from the venue decided to stay at work and sleep in a hut.
Rainham will think themselves very unlucky not to get a better result with some heavy scoring and awesome finishing.
Kevin Edwards (39.33) and Peter Barton (14.39) were sitting on a double when John Nelson (29.39) took out 122 to take the opening pairs with partner Steve Woodside (26.22) in 36 darts. Edwards peppered the treble 20 including a 180.
Scott Lawrie (34.45) and Adrian Genery (17.33) returned the complement by going out in 37 darts with Steve Enever (28.33) and Dave Ball (20.67) waiting on a double.
Simon Cook (23.24) and George Lord (28.50) easily won the next in 39 darts against Richard Angelo (22.17) and Keith Archer (23.83).
An off form pairing of Alan Collins (20.38) and Nick Groves (22.86) lost the last pairs to Richie Howson (20.58) and Rob Smith (22.04) in a poor 47 darts.
Peter Barton (26.90) made amends for his poor pairs with a superb fight back against Keith Archer (25.64). Archer was 2 - 1 up and was unlucky when he hit double 11 going for double 8 when Barton took full advantage and shot out on 92 for a 17 dart leg and then won the game with great 14 dart leg.
Adrian Genery (21.84) is still not at ease on the oche and lost 3 - 1 to Steve Woodside (22.84).
Where ever Nick Groves goes (23.85) explosive darts seem to follow and this was no exception. Groves raced into a 1 - 0 lead with a 15 dart leg only for Richard Angelo (26.56) hit back with 3 legs that included 2 x 174 and a brilliand 160 finish.
George Lord (18.65) struggled and was easily brushed aside 3 - 0 by an inform Dave Ball (27.33) who clinched the game with a 115 finish.
Scott Lawrie (26.88) had to pull out all the stops to win 3 - 2 as Rob Smith (24.26) pushed him all the way. Lawrie hit a 180 and Smith hit a 180 and a superb 157 finish with Lawrie sitting on a double in the 4th leg.
Simon Cook (23.43) fought his way back from 1 down to win 3 - 1 against John Nelson (24.97). Nelson had opened with a 180 and a 15 dart leg.
Next came the game of the night as Alan Collins (31.43) beat fellow county team-mate Richie Howson (30.02) 3 - 1 in a brilliant game. Both players hit 180's. Howson took the first leg in 17 darts and Collins hit back with 14, 15 and 16 dart legs.
Kevin Edwards (23.83) finally beat Jamie Manchester (21.14) after a poor opening leg where neither player could hit a double. Manchester hit a 180 and went 2 - 1 up but Edwards hit back to win the game and the match for Harwich on a thoroughly entertaining night.
 Harwich 5 Cressing 7 (17/02/11)
Harwich appear to be in free fall after another poor effort against Cressing.
Alan Collins (26.62) and Nick Groves (22.10) stole the opening pairs as Leigh Beeton (19.10) and Mick Cain (28.48) could not hit the crucial double.
Scott Lawrie (31.66) and Marcus Smith (23.44) ran away with the next game winning easily in 36 darts against Tim Franklin (23.67) and Dave Saunders (22.80).
George Lord (25.67) and Adrian Genery (20.81) lost to Chris Bowring (25.83) and Dave Gwilliams (19.38).
Kevin Edwards (23.81) and Simon Cook (25.61) lost the last pairs to the high scoring Al Hedman (31.53) and Stuart Mortimer (22.35) in 37 darts.
Simon Cook (24.65) lost to Mick Cain (25.63) 3 - 1 in the first singles.
George Lord (24.11) opened strongly only to miss the double and Al Hedman (28.36) punished him with a 3 - 0 win. Lord hit a 180 and Hedman won with 17, 19 and 17 dart legs.
Scott Lawrie (25.00) lost a poor opening leg but then went on to play to beat John Mortimer (20.69) 3 - 1.
Nick Groves (26.37) at last got a win he richly deserves, beating Stuart Mortimer (22.69) 3 - 0. Groves usually has no luck but this time won with legs of 16, 19 and a blistering 12 darts, 135, 140, 135 and game shot on 91.
Adrian Genery (22.03) lost 3 - 1 to Chris Bowring (25.47) in an entertaining game. Genery had a 140 finish and Bowring had a 120 finish and hit a 180.
Alan Collins (23.01) beat Tim Franklin (23.19) 3 - 2. Collins was cruising at 2 - 0 only to let Franklin in to make 2 - 2. Collins hit a 180 in the opening leg.
Tee total Kevin Edwards (22.53) was not himself and lost 3 - 0 to Dave Saunders (24.64).
Finally Marcus Smith (21.22) also lost 3 - 0 to Leigh Beeton (24.64).
 Hockley 8 Harwich 4 (10/02/11)
Hockley produced an awesome display of finishing to show why they are top of the league and reigning champions against a depleted Harwich team that battled superbly.
Alan Collins (25.67) and the impressive Nick Groves (37.67) took the first pairs in a brilliant 32 darts against Jimmy Allison (26.00) and Doug Gerrard (25.87).
This was eclipsed in the next leg when Simon Cook (22.73) and Adrian Genery (22.92) were trounced in only 29 darts by John McFall (29.80) and the on-fire Gary Phipps (39.57). Phipps hit a 180, 3 tons and 74 game shot in 2 darts.
Scott Lawrie (30.50) and Peter Barton (25.00) made it 2 - 1 to Harwich with a win over Michael Wiles (21.08) and Sean Walsh (25.40) in 36 darts. Wiles hit a 180.
Marcus Smith (21.46) and George Lord (20.04) tried hard but lost out to Darryl Claydon (18.00) and Mick Baglow (21.33) in a scrappy game.
Skipper George Lord (27.09) was forced to play himself and lost out to the superior finishing of county man Sean Walsh
(26.04). Walsh (180) won 3 - 1 and hit the doubles with his last dart in each of his winning legs with Lord waiting on a double.
Adrian Genery (24.48) lost 3 - 0 to Michael Wiles (25.91) who had won the Feixstowe open at the weekend.
Marcus Smith (26.46) missed his doubles and John McFall (26.37) hit his with finishes of 90, 58 and 75. Both players hit 180's.
Nick Groves (25.92) continues to have no luck what so ever as in the first leg he wired double 13 for a 146 finish and up stepped Mick Baglow (25.51) to take out 116. Second leg he wired double 18 for a 110 finish and Baglow took out 123 on the bulls-eye. Groves lost 3 - 1 in the end and hit 2 x 180's.
Peter Barton (21.35) beat Hockley's captain Doug Gerrard (18.96) 3 - 1.
Alan Collins (26.40) faced county team-mate and unbeaten Gary Phipps (27.05) and lost 3 - 2 in a very evenly matched game where it was all about the start. Both men held their starts and at 2 - 2 Phipps hit a 180 and finished in 15 darts.
Scott Lawrie (30.06) eased through his game with Darryl Claydon (25.35) winning 3 - 0 including a 102 finish.
Simon Cook (23.94) faced the same problem as Alan Collins as he faed Jimmy Allison (25.98). Both men held their starts only for Allison to hit his second 180 and go out in 15 darts to win 3 - 2.
 Harwich 5 Springfield 7 (27/01/11)
Harwich lost to second placed Springfield despite hitting 8 x 180's which just goes to show its doubles that win a game.
Scott Lawrie (31.33) and Jason Warren (24.06) missed 4 darts at a double and Mark Landers (30.68) and Wayne Gleed (23.22) took their chance to put Springfield 1 - 0 up in 37 darts.
Alan Collins (25.33) and Nick Groves (30.28) hit back to make it 1 - 1 with a win in 36 darts against Mick Peel (27.33) and Jimmmy Noone (27.53).
Simon Cook (28.67) and Kevin Cook (18.94) lost to Darren Peetoom (27.62) and Phil Brewster (20.05) in a poor 42 darts.
Kevin Edwards (31.35) and Peter Barton (31.20) were superb as they blasted their way to victory over Mick Harris (27.40) and Mac Nagra (19.93) in only 32 darts. Barton hit a 180 and they missed 5 darts at a double.
Alan Collins (24.16) lost to George Harris (22.69) 3 - 1 as he struggled with finishing. Harris however hit a 180 and a 118 finish.
Jason Warren (19.50) was eclipsed by county captain Darren Peetoom (24.64) who won 3 - 0 including a 119 finish.
Nick Groves (23.52) scored heavily, 12 ton pluses, but failed with his doubles whereas Mick Harris (24.60) hit his. Harris hit a 174 and won 3 - 1.
Scott Lawrie (25.62) and to fight back from 2 - 0 down to defeat the previously unbeaten Phil Brewster (24.22) in a strange game. Brewster took leg 1 in 21 darts with a 120 finish and leg 2 in 21 darts with a 130 finish as both players scored poorly. Lawrie hit back with legs of 14, 19 and 21 darts. Lawrie hit 2 x 180's.
Kevin Edwards (25.06) beat fellow county team-mate Mick Peel (23.03) 3 - 1 aided by his customary 180.
Peter Barton (22.46) lost 3 - 0 to the impressive Jimmy Noone (28.36) who will surely soon be back in the county squad.
Simon Cook (27.50) somehow dug out a win over Wayne Gleed (26.20) 3 - 2. Gleed raced away in the final leg with a 180 but couldn't hit the double. Cook also hit a 180 in the leg to go with the 180's he hit in leg 2 and leg 4.
Kevin Cook (19.98) was poor as he lost to Mark Landers (23.53) 3 - 1. Both players hit 180's.
 Galleywood 4 Harwich 8 (20/01/11)
Harwich came away from Galleywood with a steady win against their lowly opposition.
Kevin Edwards (31.44) and Peter Barton (29.00) got off to a flying start with a 33 dart opening leg against Matt Garrett (34.73) who scored for fun and David Howgego (18.67).
Simon Cook (25.76) and Kevin Cook (25.55) made it 2 - 0 as they beat Mel Sylvester (23.05) and Jason Geraghty (16.06) in 39 darts.
Scott Lawrie (28.04) and Adrian Genery (15.14) missed their double and in stepped Barry Howgego (19.79) and Peter Cable (25.05).
It became 2 - 2 as Alan Collins (22.19) and Nick Groves (23.61) lost to the high scoring Andy Kateley (24.86) and Harry Smith (22.81) who needed 9 darts to hit the winning double.
Simon Cook (25.39) played his usual steady game and beat Ryan Harrington (24.13) 3 - 1 with the aid of a 110 finish.
Kevin Cook (22.84) followed with a 3 - 1 too against Peter Cable (20.69). Cook struggled to score but his finishing was superb as he took out 138, 76 and a 2 dart 96.
Scott Lawrie (27.56) came from 1 - 0 down to beat county team-mate Andy Kateley (26.21) to win 3 - 1 as Kateley's finishing let him down.
Nick Groves (25.76) got back into the winning habit with a well deserved 3 - 1 over the impressive Barry Howgego (24.75) who hit a 180.
Alan Collins (25.47) won comfortably 3 - 0 against former team-mate Harry Smith (21.74). Collins had almost caused an upset at the weekend when he went 1 - 0 up against Englands Tony O'Shea and could have been 2 - 0 up only to give way in the end.
Kevin Edwards (23.73) was strangely subdued and despite hitting 2 x 180's could easily have lost to the unlucky Matt Garrett (22.53). As it was Edwards came through a rather fortunate 3 - 2 winner.
Peter Barton (21.00) struggled to cope with the slow pace of Jason Geraghty (21.98) and lost 3 - 1 in a poor game.
Adrian Genery (22.73) cannot get over the finishing line and once again went 1 - 0 up only to lose 3 - 1 to the solid Mel Sylvester (23.11). Genery had the consolation of hitting a 180 but unlucky finishing cost him dear.
 Harwich 6 Colchester 6 (13/01/11)
Harwich and their local rivals Colchester fought out a fair draw with both sides evenly matched.
Alan Collins (23.48) and Nick Groves (21.95) stole the first pairs as Lee Woods (24.00) and Dave Warner (20.00) couldn't find the winning double.
Simon Cook (26.94) and Kevin Cook (23.94) lost the next to the impressive Coen Wiekamp (31.72) and Paul Walker (25.29) in 35 darts.
Kevin Edwards (20.89) and Peter Barton (22.40) then lost to Jamie Robinson (31.00) and Eddie Gosling (24.61) in 35 darts despite Edwards opening with a 180.
Scott Lawrie (20.56) and Adrian Genery (20.54) made it 2 - 2 when they beat Dave Bokenham (18.92) and Paul Copeland (16.21) in a poor game.
Adrian Genery (24.42) was straight back on and stunned Paul Walker (25.56) as he took out 142 and 112 finishes with Walker sitting on a finish in both legs. To his credit Walker fought back well and won 3 - 2 as Genery was so unlucky with 107 finish where he wired double 14 for the game.
Kevin Edwards (27.32) made amends for his pairs game with a convincing 3 - 1 win over Steve Gentry (21.85). Edwards had winning legs of 17, 17 and 18 darts.
Kevin Cook (22.02) took Coen Wiekamp (25.76) all the way but the county A man was too strong when he had the darts and ran out a 3 - 2 winner.
Alan Collins (21.59) and fellow county A man Eddie Gosling (21.35) played a game both men will want to forget with Collins emerging a 3 - 2 victor.
Nick Groves (21.50) went 2 - 0 down to Lee Woods (23.10), fought back to 2 - 2 only to lose the last leg in another game that went the distance.
Simon Cook (27.68) went 2 - 0 down to Dave Bokenham (25.31) only to come storming back to win 3 - 2 with the aid of a 180 and legs of 18, 16 and 20 darts.
Peter Barton (23.46) chalked up a welcome win as he beat Paul Copeland (22.12) 3 - 1. Copeland had the consolation of hitting a 180 and a 110 finish.
Scott Lawrie (28.33) raced into a 2 - 0 lead against fellow county A man Jamie Robinson (28.54) only to lose 3 - 2. Lawrie's winning legs were both in 16 darts and Robinson who hit a 180 had legs of 21, 15 and 14 darts.

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