Totman takes Grand Prix win

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Bay Horse’s Martin Totman put in an outstanding performance, including two consecutive 180s, to beat Jason Stalker in the final of the JMP Sudbury and District Invitational Darts League singles competition, the Howdens Grand Prix.

At the Horse and Groom in Sudbury, Totman won all of his matches, seeing off Stalker (Groom) 3-1 in the final.

He dispatched week one winner Ian Randles (Black Lion) in the preliminary round, before winning a tight first round game with Alan Towns (Institute), while Stalker overcame Black Lion’s Steve Balls in the first round.

Colin How (Institute) hit a 180 and twice finished on 158 in his first-round win over John Attwater (Bay Horse).

Stuart Bull (Black Lion) hit two 180s in his first-round win over Joffy Bird (Groom).

Andy Lawrence also hit a maximum in his win over Groom teammate John Crosbie.

Lawrence made a second successive semi-final with a 3-1 win over Mark Theobald (Bay Horse), who hit a 180 in their quarter-final — as did Totman in his 3-0 win against Black Lion’s Malcolm Tonkins.

Bull progressed to the semi-final following a 3-1 win over Paul Stalker (Groom), while Jason Stalker completed the last-four line-up as both he and opponent Colin How hit 180s in the Groom man’s 3-0 victory.

Totman raced into the final with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Lawrence and was joined by Jason Stalker, who won a tense deciding leg against Bull.

The final saw Totman in inspired form as he beat his Suffolk county team-mate Jason Stalker 3-1, with an outstanding average of 30.67 per dart to Stalker’s 29.06.

The final leg saw Totman start with two consecutive 180s before finishing the match in just 12 darts.

The eight points sees Totman join Randles in equal second place in the standings at the halfway point, with Jason Stalker leading the way three points ahead of the pair, having reached both finals of four to date with the top four set to play off on finals night in September.