The Bears took a share of the spoils when taking part in the latest BICC fixture away on Cambridgeshire. Always a tough battle when the two Counties clash. The Ladies struggled with doubles and paid the price losing out 4-2. Wins from Donna Pinch and a LOM from Caroline Pike. Mens B found some form and took a great 8-4 win, with wins from Dickie Foster, James Hykin, Ashley Hykin, Karl Reynolds, Mark Carter, Mark Strong, Rob Combe and a MOM from Ian Shaw 27.38. Ladies A found the going tough with cambs Ladies performing well and finishing clinically. Sue Gulliver LOM with a 21.11. Mens A got going really well in a match containg 4 England Internationals with Nigel Heydon 30.83 MOM, followed by Kevin Dowling who had an eighth dart miss out on a superb 9 dart attempt. Winning the A match 7-5 gave the overall 18-18 and a position of 5th in the division. Next up is a home fixture versus Glamorgan in early March.
This afternoon the England Darts named Warwickshires Kevin Dowling as another member of the England Team for the forthcoming British Internationals. Kevin was called in after Yorkshires Garry Thompson had to withdraw from the squad. Kevin joins Nigel Heydon in a powerful team that will hope to continue where they left off last year when taking the Championship.
Once again well done Kevin well deserved.
Nigel Heydon has earned himself a place amongst the England Elite 12 for the forthcoming British Internationals to be held in Merthyr Tydfil in early April. Nigel was on the cusp of thi call up some years ago but a career in the PDC was taken around the same time. But recent and on-going form has got the eye of the Selectors and he has his reward for his never ending graft in the game.
All at Warwickshire wish Nigel all the very best.