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24-hour dart marathon, The Boat Inn, Main Street, Allerton Bywater - Mark Hay, Gary Hollingworth, Paul Hackett, Richard Wilson, Neil Riley Daniel Hollingworth & Neil Bond throwing for Cancer Research

24-hour dart marathon, The Boat Inn, Main Street, Allerton Bywater - Mark Hay, Gary Hollingworth, Paul Hackett, Richard Wilson, Neil Riley Daniel Hollingworth & Neil Bond throwing for Cancer Research

A TEAM of darts players scored a charity bullseye when they completed a 24-hour marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The six-strong team, from the Boat Inn at Allerton Bywater, completed dozens of games, as well as holding a raffle to boost funds, during the marathon, which started at 6pm on Friday night.

They were also joined for the first evening of the marathon by professional darts player Joe Cullen, who took on the team and regulars, winning all but one of his games.

Team member Paul Hackett, 38, said: “It was absolutely fantastic, we aimed to raise £2,000, but we have surpassed that target and we’re looking at £2,500-£3,000 in total.

“We were really well supported, but after midnight, when people started going home, it got a bit tougher, but when they came back in the morning our morale started to lift again.”

The players played singles’ and doubles’ matches in rotation, with a maximum 20-minute break from playing during the 24-hour period.

Paul, of Davy Road, Allerton Bywater, added: “By about mid-afternoon it was a bit difficult, but the last couple of hours there was a big countdown which kept us going. We were all aching and a bit tired afterwards, but I would do it again.”

 

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