DARTS: Hedman to renew Russian rivalry

Anastasia Dobromyslova

Anastasia Dobromyslova

First published in Sport

BDO Inter-Counties Championship

DETA Hedman, fresh from her success in the Scottish Open, will hope to help Oxfordshire back to winning ways when they entertain a star studded Cheshire in the Premier Division at Bicester Ex-Serviceman’s Club this weekend.

Hedman, who beat Fallon Sherrock 4-1 to win the Scottish title, could renew her rivalry with Russian Anastasia Dobromyslova, who defeated her in the 2012 World Championship final.

Oxfordshire, beaten by Yorkshire in their last outing, face a stiff task as Cheshire also boast Tony O’Shea, the three-time BDO World Championship runner-up.

Damien Kidd moves up to the men’s A team, while Keith Bedding, Roger Haines and Eamonn Lilly return to the men’s B side.

Belinda Grant is back in the ladies’ B team. Karen Conebeer and Mel Gillingham are named as reserves.

Matches start at 11am on Saturday and 10.30am on Sunday.


Men’s A: M Burgoine (Wayne’s Cash and Carry), N Cobb (S&A Enterprises), T Davies (Ali Butchers), P Hall (S&A Enterprises), J Jukes (S&A Enterprises), D Kidd (KFC), P Krabben, A Larner (Witney Trophy Centre), K Lowe (Wayne’s Cash and Carry), L Russell (Horse & Jockey Banbury), D Smith (KFC), S White (Horse & Jockey Banbury).

Men’s B: K Bedding, R Haines, M Kearns (Windrush Club), E Lilly, D Lockyer, J McCarthy, G Manning (Sandvik Coromant), J Newland, D Newman (Banbury Van & Car Hire), S Robinson, A Stevens (Master Barbers Skurrays Vauxhall), A Thomas (ACG Labels).

Men’s reserves: P Addison, D Hammond, B Kearns, J Palmer, J Russell (Horse & Jockey Banbury).

Ladies’ A: C Bywaters, F Carmichael (KFC), S Castle (KFC), S Cox, K Ledbury, D Hedman (KFC).

Ladies’ B: Cath Birch, Cali Birch, T Borton, N Curzon (Witney Trophy Centre), B Grant, J Newman (Duke of Cumberland’s Head).

Ladies’ reserves: K Conebeer, M Gillingham, T Hamilton (KFC).

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