Nathen Le Bailly produces masterclass
as Jersey win all 3 Inter-Insulars
Nathen Le Bailly was the local hero after his 3-0 final set win over Guernsey's Nick Ogier to secure a 5-4 victory and a third consecutive Men's A title for Jersey.
Any hopes Guernsey had of winning the match after captain Mark Fletcher leveled the tie at 4-4 were soon extinguished, as Le Bailly took the first leg in 18 darts and never looked back recording an average of 85.08 to brush aside Guernsey's big hope Ogier to win the set and the match.
It was tight cagey affair but after falling behind in the the first set (when the visitors Mick Le Gallic defeated Phil Speak) Jersey leveled in the second through Darren Smith and were never again behind in the match.
The Jersey Ladies also lost the first set in their tie, but then rallied to move in to a 4-1 lead before Guernsey were on the score sheet again with Caroline Le Touche's narrow 3-2 victory over Angie Le Bailly. However there was to be no come back for the visitors as Tina Carver won the seventh set to recapture the trophy they lost in 2016.
Chrissy Mallet further compounded the victory with a win in the 8th set before, Guernsey scored another consolation point through Yvonne Le Gallic to finish the match Jersey 6-3 Guernsey
Results and information
The Men's B again retained the trophy they have never lost in seven attempts with a 6-3 vitory. The B Team match (as it always is) was the first to played on the day and it looked like it was going to be a game where the Jersey team were not going to get everything their own way when the teams shared the first four sets. However the game swung in Jersey's favour when they won both the scrappy fifth and sixth sets 3-2. It was in the final leg of the sixth set when Stuart Phillips hit the highest checkout of the day a 124 with a bull finish.
Guernsey reduced the deficit to 4-3 when Mick Ogier defeated Geoff Mauger in the seventh set. But Dave Parlby secured the match with a 3-0 win in the eighth before Rene Turmel won the last set for the 6-3 victory.