Foster and Durant on top

ROUND seven of the Ian Whillis Memorial Trophy at Bedlington Station WMC on Monday night saw some top class darts.

And it was Glen Durant and James Foster in scintillating form on the night.

Foster gained the upper hand against Jamie Martin and Joe Gaffney before taking the spoils against Robbie Parker with legs of 19, 17, 18 and 20 darts to qualify for finals night.

Durant showed why he is one of the region’s top players at the moment with wins against Liam Jones and Michael Grieves.

He then took on the impressive youth player Tom Hodgson who currently plays for the Cleveland county team.

The lad had come from three down against Paul Bell to gain his chance to come up against Davy Dodds, and once more he did not disappoint with a 4-1 win.

But in the final, Durant was in blistering form with legs of 12, 13, 17 and 14 darts to finally end Hodgson’s challenge.

The Milton Anderson Memorial Ladies Trophy also saw an exciting night of darts.

Lillian Frost fought off stiff competition from Natalia Kelly and Janice Fairhurst.

Making her way to finals night with Frost was last year’s champion Claire Stainsby, who came through the early rounds to play Jackie Smith, who had put in a great effort.

But Stainsby’s class showed in a 3-0 win, including 136 and 120 checkouts.