DARTS with Andy Relf – So sad to hear the news about Lee

IT’s been a quiet week for me; lots of practice, but only two matches.

The first was in the superleague where the Nomads made a visit to Hastings. To say that the evening didn’t go all that well is a fair understatement, I went on fifth, and we were already 4-0 down.

My performance was shocking, yet I still had a shot to take the win in my match. Poised at 2-2, my last dart nestled nicely in double 14 for the win, before nestling even more comfortably into the floor… it fell out! Up steps my opponent, and checks out.

That is the way it goes sometimes. On Friday, it was the last Heathfield League match for The Wheel. We were at home to the Barley Mow. A nice 11-1 win rounded off the season, and we finished second to the Horam Inn.

It is finals night this Friday, and there are plenty of us in action in those finals. Let’s see what we can bring home for the trophy cabinet!

On a very sad note, as a speedway fan, I was shocked to hear that Lee Richardson – Great Britain and ex-Eastbourne rider, lost his life in Poland following a racing incident.

In a darts and speedway crossover, my mate Justin Pipe – also a speedway fan – is helping to organise a darts event, featuring some of the top PDC players and also some top speedway riders, with the proceeds from the event going direct to Lee’s family. I will give more details about this as it becomes available, but with those that have already offered their support, it should be a hugely supported event in memory of Lee.

Next Friday sees me off to Crawley for a Euro Tour Qualifier, and two Players Championship events, so back to the practice board again.