Town hold champs to score draw

Latest sport news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter
Latest sport news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Sudbury Town darts team had their best result and performance of the Suffolk Super League season to date when they held defending league champions Leiston to a 4-4 draw.

Martin Totman (20.80 average) put Sudbury ahead with a 3-1 win over Steph Brown, but Leiston drew level as Steve Balls (19.93) was edged out 3-2 by Carl Brennan.

Sudbury went 3-1 down as Ian Randles (20.56) lost 3-0 to Andy Meikle, and Dan Tatum (23.14) lost 3-2 in a tight game with Liam Last.

Jason Stalker (25.05) kept Sudbury in it with a 3-0 win over Andy Noy, but it was looking an uphill battle when debutant Andy Riddell (22.87) was beaten 3-1 by PDC pro Ryan Meikle.

But the form book was upset in the final two games as man-of-the-match Mark Theobald (25.10 & 180) beat Dave Ballard-Flatt 3-1, followed by captain Toby Edwards (20.63) beating Lee Newson 3-2 to grab an unlikely draw for Sudbury.

n A trio of Sudbury players were in the Suffolk darts team who enjoyed a 21-15 overall win away at Staffordshire at the weekend.

Jason Stalker (20.88 average) was a 3-0 winner against Steve Shenton in the Men’s B match, but there was a close 3-2 defeat for John Attwater (23.18) against Callum Matthews.

In Sunday’s Men’s A match, Ian Randles (20.79) went down 4-1 to Steve Rushton.

Suffolk host Cumbria at Kesgrave in January.

n With Sudbury Charity League leaders, Clare Club, having no game, Institute B went top of the league after a 7-4 win against Brook C and the Cricket Club moved into second place when they won 10-1 against Northcroft Club.

Barry Bush won all his games for Stanstead Club as they beat Brook A, 8-3, while the Working Men’s Club derby went to the B team, who beat the A team 10-1.

The closest game of the week was the Snooker Club’s 6-5 win against Institute A, helped by L Pearce winning all his games.

Brook B had a 7-4 victory against the Brewery Tap while Gary Twyman played well for the King’s Head as they won 9-2 against the Black Lion.