DARTS’ most famous rivalry will be reignited for an exciting night of corporate entertainment when legendary arrows’ aces Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld clash at the Ageas Bowl next month.

Sixteen-times world champion Taylor will take on old adversary ‘Barney’ on Wednesday, November 21.

Taylor dominated professional darts for almost three decades and his battles with van Barneveld, including two World Championship finals, were box office events around the world.

Van Barneveld boasts a proud record of major titles, including five World Championship triumphs – only Taylor holds more.

“Playing Barney gets the adrenaline going,” admitted Taylor. “I’m really looking forward to the night, mixing with the people and playing an opponent who always brings out the best in me, as I do in him.”

Other top names, including Australian Simon Whitlock, will also be on the oche.

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Southampton Darts Series
Australian Simon Whitlock was in blistering form once again – nailing a dozen maximums on his way to the Week 7 title.
The PDC professional, who beat Hythe’s Buster Turner in the final, also threw a ten-dart leg. Top finish came from Dan Eade with a 164.

Southampton Clubs League
With two fixtures to go there are five teams fighting for three play-off spots.
Top finish this week was a 116 by Sam Dyke for Bitterne Park D. Bradley Kirk checked out on 112 and hit a 14-dart leg.
Results: Nursling 4 AFC Totton 6, Bitterne B 3 Bitterne D 7, Bitterne A 3 St Denys 7, Shirley & Millbrook 8.5 Bitterne C 1.5.

Lyndhurst Workmen’s Club League 
The three leading sides – Coach & Horses B, Fawley RBL and Brockenhurst FC– all won their Division 1 games this week.Star of the fixtures though was Minstead A player Gary Hughes who nailed a 160 finish. Mike Chalk checked out on 116 for Paultons Cricket Club and Jason Callaway registered a 112 out-shot for Exbury Club.
Division 1: Brockenhurst FC 5 New Forest 2, Exbury 4 Minstead A 3, Fawley RBL 4 New Inn 3, Lyndhurst A 2 Coach & Horses B 5.
Division 2: Paultons CC 6 Saxon B 1, Coach & Horses A 6 Lyndhurst B 1, Minstead B 3, Gamekeeper 4, Mailmans bye.

Bishop’s Waltham & District League
Successful players in the preliminary round of the John Goode Cup were: Dean Cole (Bishop’s Walth SC), Anthony Barrow (Black Dog), Nick Harding (Acorn) and Steve Perren (Bishop’s Walth SC). Perren hit a 14 and 15-dart leg and checked out on 120 while Cole threw a 16-dart leg.

Hythe & District Men’s League
Three ton-plus finishes came during the Knock-out Cup games – a 113 by Stu Court for Fawley RBL A, and 104s from Michael Kane (Old Mill B) and Ryan Owen (Travellers Rest).
Team Knock-out: Langley 2 Legion A 5, Anchor Inn 4 Hythe A 5, Exbury A 0 Malt A 5, Travellers 1 Old Mill A 5, Roebuck A 4 Old Mill B 5, Lord Nelson B 5 Hythe & Dibden CC 4, Hythe B 5 L ord Nelson A 3.

Totton Challenge League
Viking’s 5-5 draw with Elephant A put them on top of the table ahead of Peg A and Normans who have a game in hand.
Adrian Grant hit a 109 finish for New Inn and Tony Stickland threw a 12-dart leg for Salmon Leap B.
Results: Salmon Leap A 4 Salmon Leap B 6, Normans 6 New Inn 4, Elephant A 5 Vikings 5, Peg B 5 Elephant B 5, Keys 5 Saxon 5, Peg A bye.

Freemantle, Shirley & District League
Dave Cook hit a 136 and the shortest leg – 12 darts – for Saints B. Top check out though was a brilliant 170 from Liberty’s Andy Callaway. Others: 130 S Adams (Wellington B), 113 Linton Hickman (Swan), 107 Melvyn Woodford (Robin Hood).
Division 1: Saxon 8 Old Farmhouse 1, North Badd 2 Prince of Wales B 7, the Swan 4 Saints B 5, Robin Hood 2 Brass Monkey 7.
Division 2: Saints A 6 Prince of Wales A 3, Mountbatten A 6 Freemantle A 3, The Rover 4 Kings Arms 5, Liberty’s 4 Spike Islander 5.
Division 3: Freemantle B bye, Nursling 5 Swaythling 4, Wellington B 6 Saints C 3, Waterloo 1 Wellington A 8.
Division 4: Mountbatten B 9 Bitterne Park 0, Cafe Reflections 3 Bedes Lea 6, Malvern bye, Key & Anchor bye.
Hythe & District Ladies’ League Division 1: Glen A 4 Roebuck 3, Malt & Hops a 1 Fawley RBL 6, Travellers B 0 Exbury 7. Division 2: Falcon 6 Glen B 1, Hythe Club 4 Travellers A 3, Langley Tavern 3 Malt & Hops B 4.

Players on the maximum mark recently
Lyndhurst Workmen’s Club League: Steve Dare (Lyndhurst B).
Bishop’s Waltham & District League: Dean Cole (Bishop’s Walth SC), Charlie Ayres (Bishop’s Walth SC), Andy Spreadbury (Acorn), Steve Perren (Bishop’s Walth SC) x2, Jason Richards (Bishop’s Walth SC).
Totton Challenge League: Kevin Knight (Keys), Ian Keppie (New Inn), James Archer (Elephant B) x2.
Freemantle, Shirley & District: Dave Cook (Saints B), Sean Morrisey (Saints B), Darren Andrews (Saints B), Pete Thornton (North Badd), Conrade Taute (North Badd), Sid Woolgar (PoW B), Steve Ballard (PoW B), George Manning (Spike), Dennis Murrell (Saxon), Les Wallace (Old Farmhouse), Danny Hatcher (Mountbatten A), John May (Saints A), Dean Cornforth (Rover), Pete Amey (Brass Monkey).
Portswood, Shirley & District Mixed League: Craig Ryves (Eastleigh WMC A).
Hythe & District Men’s League: Stu Court (Legion A), Dan Lee (Old Mill A), Michael Kane (Old Mill B), Shaun Hilton (Old Mill B), Daniel Phillips (Roebuck A).