THE Buckinghamshire darts team remain unbeaten in Division Two of the British Darts Organisation Inter County Championship this season after an 18-18 draw against Suffolk.

Bucks ladies team manager Carol Hodgson saw her B side make a strong start, winning 4-2. The wins came from Babara Legg, Anita Daily, Dawn Seaman and Rachel Egleton, who was the Bucks player-of-the-match after winning 3-2 with a good 17.94 average.

The men's team manager Tony Hill saw his B side lose 7-5. The victories came through Karl Deacon (who threw a 180), Max Baxter (15 dart leg and 149 finish), Jamie Major, Ricky Nathan and David Broom to tie the scores at 9-9 after day one. Baxter was the Bucks player-of-the-match after winning 3-0 with a great 25.05 average.

Day two saw the A teams get involved and Bucks ladies showed why they are the best in Division Two by winning 4-2. Their wins came from Ann Wakefield, Fallon Sherrock (180), Kirsty Gibbs and Felicia Blay, who was the player-of-the-match after winning 3-0 with an excellent 22.77 average.

The result put the scores at 13-11 in favour of Bucks going into the final round of matches.

The opening men's A game was a classic with Adam Mould (27.06 average, 15, 17, 13 and 18 dart legs plus a 154 finish) putting in a fantastic player-of-the-match performance to beat Andrew Gilding (26.78 average and three 180s) 4-3.

Suffolk then fought back to win the next three matches, including Gary Butcher (180) victorious 4-3 with a superb 27.52 average, which was the highest of the weekend.

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PHOTO: Rachel Egleton was player-of-the-match for Bucks after winning 3-2 with an average of 17.94.

The next six matches were shared with Bucks wins for Jon Woodbridge (26.00 average, 14 dart leg and two 180s), Jack Neary and Mat Caste (15 dart leg).

Kevin Leathers (15 dart leg) then won 4-1 to secure at least a draw for Suffolk, but the final match saw Steve Reed (three 180s) of Bucks hold his nerve to come back from 3-2 down and hit the bullseye to win 4-3 and secure the draw overall.

Bucks are in joint-third position in the table after the third round of matches with 62 points and are at home to Somerset at the Wing Sports and Social Club on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December.