Venue switch is hitting the bullseye for Lancashire

Darts - growing in popularity
Darts - growing in popularity

DARTS in Wigan is booming according to Lancashire County committee member Ray Stone.

The Lancashire team moved to St Thomas’ Social Club in Marsh Green at the start of the current season and Stone couldn’t be happier to see his sport thrive in the town, reminding him of a time when Wiganers couldn’t get enough of stepping up to the oche. And this season looks set to come down to the wire with Lancashire and Yorkshire once again vying for top honours.

“It could come down to the last game again,” said Stone ahead of this weekend’s home match to Essex.

“We have Kent away after this weekend, Worcestershire at home and then our last game is Yorkshire at Yorkshire so I’m thinking that will be the decider.”

Stone, also manager of the Wigan Super League club has been delighted to see Wigan embrace the Lancashire set-up since it moved from Bolton, and is keen to point out the hum of darts activity.

“Going to St Thomas’ has helped a lot,” he explained.

“It’s been a success for everybody because Wigan is more of a dart town than Bolton.”

Lancashire will also be boasting their double World Champions Lisa Ashton and Stephen Bunting for Sunday’s match against Essex.

The pair will be bringing their trophies with them to the Comet Road venue and are willing for people to have their photographs taken with the prizes.