DESPITE an early setback in the ladies' match, Cressing A dominated their Braintree Open Darts League division one clash against visiting Eagle B.

Cressing A went on to take a 2-1 win in the pairs, a win in the triples and the opening four singles with victories for Mick Cain, Shaun Smith, Tony Bamsey and Martin Compton to wrap up the match honours.

The Retreat also lost the ladies - against Notley Sports - but went on to win the pairs, triples and singles.

Tom Roberts and Wayne Goodwin took the opening two singles for the Retreat, before Notley's Stewart Thorogood halted the visitors' progress, however, that was the last win for Notley.

Braintree Football Club's Lynn Kelly and Nicky Bewick got their team of to a good start with a win in the ladies against Swiss Bell but a 2-1 win in the pairs and a win in the triples gave the Swiss the advantage.

The Football Club's Mark Tilley, Matt Baker and Lynn Kelly all had singles wins, but wins for Swiss Bell's Danny Lynn, Chris Holden, Tony Holland and Rob Watson gave them the singles and match honours.

In division two, Horse and Groom had the early match advantage with Jackie Ryder and Kelly Willis winning the ladies at Eagle A, who went responded with a 3-0 pairs win and a draw in the triples.

A victory for the Groom's Jackie Ryder in the opening singles levelled the match but with the remaining six games going the Eagle's way, they had the match points secured.

There was a similar start as the Angel travelled to Wethersfield Raiders, with Madeline Gava and Alex Jordan winning the ladies to give the visitors an early advantage, before the hosts took the pairs and triples.

Wins for Mick Gava and Lloyd March put the Angel ahead in the singles, Andi Thomas, Phil Hume and James Cropton restored the Raiders' lead, before Malcolm Stark got the Angel back on track, but Derik Killick won the final game as the Raiders had the singles and match won.

After a draw in the ladies, a 2-1 win in the pairs and a draw in the triples, Bocking Club had a slight match advantage against visiting Cressing B.

Tracey Hemming and Harry Smith had singles wins for Cressing, but Taylor Barnard, Jimmy Kiddie, Peter Hayden and Dave Joyce all won to give Bocking the singles and match honours.

Jackie Ryder, Malcolm Stark and Chris Holden all hit 180s and high out shots were recorded by Chris Holden (123), Mick Gava (113), Martin Compton (110) and Tony Holland (104).