Diary of a Dart Player with Andy Relf

Photos of darts star Shayne Burgess at 151 Blackman Ave, Hollington, St Leonards on Sea.'09.09.12.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Shayne Burgess practicing darts at home
Photos of darts star Shayne Burgess at 151 Blackman Ave, Hollington, St Leonards on Sea.'09.09.12.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Shayne Burgess practicing darts at home
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Last week’s superleague was the only foray into the darts world for me, and if I’m honest, I wish I hadn’t turned up!

I made the call to my captain when I was halfway there to see if I was actually needed as I was feeling fairly under the weather thanks mainly to my kidney stones... which are beginning to become quite tedious now! But as it was a top-of-the-table clash against Sidley, we needed to be as strong as we could as a team.

The draw put me up against Adrian Gray, which was the toughest match I could have wished for. We got underway as third match on, and Adrian was playing well... I was not.

Despite this, I had shots at doubles in two legs, but costly misses meant I went down 3-0. In hindsight, I should have stayed at home that night, as I really was uncomfortable and struggling to concentrate.

I went home immediately after I played, but was updated on the team’s progress by skipper Gavin.

With the result in the balance right down to the deciding leg of the last match, it was Paul Telford who emerged as hero of the day for us, winning the crucial leg that could potentially be the difference between winning or losing the league come season’s end. Man of the match on the night was our own Rod Hawkins, who won his match against a very in-form Shayne Burgess.