DARTS: Deta hoping Oxfordshire are given great backing

Deta Hedman

Deta Hedman

First published in Sport

DETA Hedman hopes to get some great backing when Oxfordshire face Yorkshire in the BDO Inter-Counties Championship this weekend.

Hedman will be playing for the first time since losing in the BDO World Champion-ship final at the weekend.

The Dark Destroyer went down 3-2 against Lancashire’s Lisa Ashton, and can’t wait to get back into action.

And the 54-year-old is call-ing on darts fans to turn out in force to support their county.

“I have been totally over-whelmed by all the support, especially from Oxfordshire,” she said. “I’m so sorry that I couldn’t deliver that trophy.

“It was as great to know (Oxfordshire assistant chairman) Graham Manning and guys from Bicester were there to cheer me on .

“I will be back next year and will give 110 per cent to fulfil mine, and seemingly most of Oxfordshire’s, dream.”

She added: “This weekend sees the visit of Yorkshire to Bicester.

“They are an amazing team full of internationals and we need your support.

“It’s only £4 admission, so please come along.

“We face a very uphill battle to stay in the Premier League – your support will give us that chance.”

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