Competing for the Dunn Cup the inaugural darts match between the Ebor Players & Parish Council took place recently at the Ebor Inn.
Played on a match play format with a best of 5 rubbers, first up were the ladies doubles with Chris Gajewicz & Diane Curran representing the Players and Cllr. Catherine Bruce (ex Barclays Bank darts team) & Clerk Cayley Godfrey representing the Council. After a fine 100+ start from Cllr. Bruce the Players eventually ground them down to secure victory in a close fought match. First blood to the Players.
Next up in the Mixed Doubles were David ‘The Dame’ Rose with Bev Linfoot against Jo Bewley & Cllr. Andrew Dunn. Another close match ensued, the Players needed 11 to finish with Mrs Linfoot duly obliging. 2.0 to the Players.
Mens Doubles next to the tune ‘where have all the young men gone?’ not gone to London but defected to the Parish Council, the Players were represented by Lisa Thornton & Tracey Patrick reprising their Rank & Phile role from last years Panto. Opposing them were the Parish Council Dream team of Chairman Stewart Harrison and Tom ‘Traitor’ Davis. However dream team or no they were soon put to the sword by Thornton & Patrick showing that they ‘weren’t in trouble’ at all to take an unassailable lead for the Players.
The remaining two singles matches were for pride only with Julia Sykes against Cllr. Bruce. Sykes forgot which game she was playing with a most aggressive follow through (service style) which saw her trip over the ocky at one stage (you needed to be there). Nevertheless, despite an unconventional style and in a very close match she triumphed to give the Players a 4-0 lead. A whitewash beckoned.
Up steps team captain Liam Godfrey against No 1 seed Cllr. Chris Dale to uphold the honour of our elected representatives. After early exchanges the match was delicately poised Godfrey needing 5 and Dale 10. The latter holed out on 10 to prevent the whitewash.
An enjoyable night was had by all, thanks must go to the Ebor Inn for hosting the event and providing food, and the Parish Council for being such good sports.