THE first part of the Whitchurch summer darts league has come to an end following the completion of the remaining 301 fixtures.

For the second season running, Danny Humphries clinched top spot, the only unbeaten player in the 21 games played.

Nigel Neale exceeded expectations by finishing second and both players top the maximum table with four each whilst Nigel also finished with the second highest checkout of the season 158.

The highest finish went to Che Kerin, who pitched 161, which featured in the perfect six dart leg while Rob Paine, Andy Mullinder and Kerin also fired seven dart legs.

Hayley Griffiths was the highest placed of the six competing ladies, edging out Vicky Collins on leg difference.

All 21 players who competed in the eight week tournament had personal milestones, which they will take forward to the second phase of the summer season.

The league will split into two with the top eight all playing each other twice in a round robin basis on a best nine, 501 format. The remaining 13 will do battle in another round robin tournament over a shorter format.

Che Kerin said: "The summer league is indebted to Many and Pete Warburton, hosts of the Bulls Head for their continued support which allows darts in Whitchurch to thrive over the summer months before the Winter league starts in October.

"To celebrate the half way point of the league, a grand raffle was held that saw over £65 raised for Breast Cancer Awareness, the leagues chosen charity for this season, which will be added to with further raffles over the course of the summer."

For the second successive season there will be no representation from Whitchurch in the Shropshire Superleague.

A potential North Shropshire league however does remain a possibility as talks continue to revive top quality darts in the north of the county.