THIS season has heralded a new era for Shropshire darts.

The UK Darts Association has taken over the much maligned British Darts Organisation which has had an impact in Shropshire where two county sides are now in existence.

Shropshire is based on the edge of the Shropshire/Staffordshire border in Albrighton while the newly founded Salopian has its roots in Shrewsbury.

Salopian Darts provided the opportunity of a county-wide super league where 15 teams including Whitchurch Bulls from the Bulls Head.

Although the Bulls Head hadn’t made the best of starts losing their first two games they picked up there first point in a 3-3 draw at home to the Griffin of Oswestry.

Earlier this month the Bulls headed beat Inn On the Green in Wetnor with Terry Nash and Rob Paine both impressing before their side lost 4-2.

Che Kerin and Rowan Price could both consider themselves unfortunate losing in the deciding legs 4-3.

With Overton based Luke Jones signing on transfer deadline day to bolster the ranks, confidence is high that the Bulls Head have turned the corner in advance of their match against Monkmoor on November 21st .

The Whitchurch presence has been in evidence in the county matches with Rob Paine hitting the winning double to secure Salopian Darts a 19-17 victory in the opening county match against Shropshire while Andy Mullinder made a winning debut away at Northumberland which proved something of a learning curve for Salopian Darts in a 21-15 defeat.

Meanwhile the Whitchurch Monday Night Darts League comprises of 10 teams from Whitchurch and the surrounding area with Bulls Head B, Cock and Greyhound and the Archibald Worthington Club setting the early pace at the top.

Richard Charlton who runs the popular Malpas Darts League on Friday night is looking for players of all standards that are interested in playing darts in Malpas on Friday nights.

The league is due to start on November 12th. Anyone interested should call Richard on 07879 487521.