DARTS: George Street crowned champs of saved season

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THE HUCKNALL MEN’S DARTS LEAGUE season that nearly didn’t happen has been won by George Street.

The future of the 63-year-old league was under serious threat after the retirement of darts guru Les Berridge (76) at the end of 2011.

But enthusiasts Tony Earnshaw, Dave Binch and Kev Tomlinson stepped forward to fill the breach.

And although the league attracted only six teams, the season did at least proceed.

George Street have remained unbeaten in all ten matches, winning eight, drawing two and dropping only 19 legs.

A 5-3 victory over Royal British Legion in their last match wrapped up the title, four points head of Green Dragon, who held on to the runners-up spot, despite losing their final fixture, 5-3 against Royal British Legion A.

The wooden spoon goes to Yew Tree, who lost all ten of their games and picked up only 11 legs throughout the season.

The highest finish of the campaign was 153 by Tom Allies.

n THE registration meeting for the new HUCKNALL MIXED DARTS LEAGUE season takes place at the Royal British Legion Social Club on Beardall Street this Sunday (7.30 pm).

All teams wishing to compete in the league must attend this meeting, which will also elect a new secretary to replace Berridge.