DARTS AND DOMINOES: THE latest round of matches in the Carlsberg-Tetley Crewe Open League were mainly close affairs with 37 of the 44 games producing 5-3 or 4-4 scorelines.
The Premier Division darts pacemakers are unchanged after top two Commercial and Pioneers gained 5-3 victories over Vine A and South St Snooker respectively, while third-placed Delamere scrambled a draw against Lady A.
Top arrows came from John Cooper (Pioneers) with a brace of 16-darters and a 180, while Jeff Dawson (Lady A) and Steve Moss (Vine A) also hit 16-darters.
Other men in form were: Trevor Oliver (Pioneers), Tony Taylor (Belle Vue), Graham Arrowsmith (Polish A), Lyndon Cartwright (Delamere), Tony Pogonowski (Polish A), Mick Hassall (Vine A) and Adrian Lewis (Commercial).
Division One leaders Hawk beat fourth-placed Amal A 5-3 but had their lead trimmed to three points due to main challengers Bridge C hitting hosts Hop Pole for seven.
Third-placed Aslef Leisure dropped four points off the pace despite beating Cosey Club 5-3. Top marksman was Aslef's Cliff Davison who won in 17 and 18 darts.
The leading lights in Division Two, Mals B and Bridge A, clashed with the Mals opening up a three-point lead after a 7-1 win.
Cross Keys' 5-3 win at Nantwich Road and Nags A's draw at British Lion A lifted them to second and third respectively, just ahead of the Bridge.
Third Division leaders Leisure Club were hammered 6-2 at RAOB B, while Coppenhall Leighton reduced their points deficit to one, despite scrambling a draw with bottom club Sydney A. Colin Tomkinson (RAOB B) won with a 108 checkout.
Division Four leaders Broughton Arms suffered a first defeat when visitors Imperial emerged 5-3 victors.
Crown moved up a place to second after beating Vine B 5-3 and lead third-placed Imperial on matches won.
Martin Patrick (Imperial) won with a 100 checkout.
In the dominoes section, the Premier Division top two South Street Snooker and Pioneers ended their clash all-square to leave an unchanged position, while Delamere's 5-3 win over Lady A moved them up four places to third in a section where four points cover the top six.
Bottom-placed Commercial ended a six-match losing streak with a first win of the season in a 5-3 success at Vine A.
Division One's top two Kings A and Aslef Leisure were held to draws by Polish C and Cosey Club respectively, while Division Two leaders Bridge A increased their points lead to four with a 6-2 win over Mals B.
LMR B and Coppenhall Leighton, the top two in Division Three, were held to draws by bottom two Shavington Club and Sydney A respectively, while Division Four leaders Nag's A had their bye week, so second-placed Liberal B reduced their points deficit to one after a 6-2 win at Earl of Chester.