Chris overcomes two close scares to stay top

Chris Royal.
Chris Royal.

League leader Chris Royal overcame two scares to remain top of the Boston Standard Premier Division of the Friday Night Darts League.

Paul Grainger posed a threat after Chris hit an early 18-darter, but Chris held on to win 4-3 and then beat Mark Simpson by the same score.

Other results saw Ali Baker lose 4-1 to Andy Cammack, Debra Royal beat Mick Flynn 4-2, Dave Hasnip (180x2) beat Ady Parker 4-3, Mark Simpson beat Pete Grooby 4-3 and Graham Sharp beat Dave Hasnip 4-2 .

In the Lincs Racing Division Two, Dave Holland (180) beat Dan Flynn, Nathan Richardson beat Matt Grant 4-0, Paul Hutter went down 4-0 to Robbie Scrupps and Dave Holland beat Nathan Richardson 4-0.

The John Smith’s Division Three saw Adam Gurton beat Mark Baily, Carl Baily beat Ben Leadbetter, Luke Cammack beat Luke Everitt (all 3-2), Jimmy Birtwhistle beat Paul Hutter 3-0 and Luke Cammack beat Angie Upsall 3-1.

The T&B Containers Division Four saw Sophie Marston beat Debbie Eyles 2-1, Bob Birtwhistle beat Tina Willicombe 3-0, Dennis Turner beat Emma Grant 2-1 and Emma beat Tina Willicombe 2-1.

John Vear has been expelled from the league.