The draw for the fifth Shropshire County Cup darts competition has been made.

The competition is to be staged in Whitchurch next month and the draw – conducted at the recent Wem darts open – has yet again thrown up an intriguing draw for a strong Whitchurch side.

A record 16 have entered this years competition – which has seen the format changed from four groups of three teams to four groups of four teams – and with all teams now announced, dark horses Whitchurch were one side that other teams wanted to avoid.

Nevertheless, the draw has seen Whitchurch seeded in Group A and it would not be a county cup if they had not been matched with neighbours and friends, Wem for the third time in five years.

Two time winners Telford A were also drawn in Whitchurch's group along with newcomers Church Stretton, that present something of unknown quantity.

Not an easy group and with a potential quarter final against Oswestry waiting, Whitchurch will have to be at their best to progress.

Whitchurch company Starbrite Windows, based in Barkhill, are sponsoring the Whitchurch side, with the County Cup itself taking place at Hill Valley Golf Club on March 7, with the first darts pitched at 12noon.

The Archibald Worthington Club are hosting a 'Night for Aaron' on Sunday, March 1 at 7pm, where darts and snooker tournaments will be held in memory of Aaron Millington who sadly passed away in January.

Entry is £5 for each tournament and includes food with respective winners being awarded the Aaron Millington Trophy and money raised to be donated to the Aaron Millington trust.

The latest round of matches in the Monday Night Darts League saw wins for the top two, Bulls Head B and the Crown, with the second place Crown now opening up a four point lead on third placed Bridge in Audlem, who are locked on 18 points with fourth placed Cock and Greyhound A.

Bulls Head were pushed all the way by the Eagles winning 5-3 with Bulls Head quartet Andy Evans, Andy Mullinder, Rob Paine and Che Kerin all firing maximums.

Bottom two sides Bulls Head C and Cock and Greyhound B both fell to 8-0 defeats.