THERE was double knockout joy for Cressing with the club claiming Cup and Plate titles in the Braintree Open Darts League.

Cressing A took their impressive current league form into the Knockout Cup final as they claimed the 2017 title with a win against Braintree Football Club.

The best of 21 leg final saw Cressing take the early advantage as Mick Cain and Tony Bamsey both won their games 2-1.

That advantage was extended in the third with Tony Holland's 3-0 win over the Football Club's Alan Dewar to put Cressing just four legs away from victory.

John Abbott's 2-1 win against Hayden Acott moved Cressing closer to victory but Mark Tilley gave the Football Club some hope of rescuing the match as he beat Perter Hayden 2-1 in the fifth.

However, those hopes were dashed in the next game as Richard Pryke secured the leg needed to confirm Cressing A as Knockout Cup champions.

There was also involvement for Cressing B in the final of the Knockout plate as they faced Eagle A.

A 3-0 win for Kelvin Byrne in the opener put the Eagle in early control.

Cressing came back with a 3-0 win for Graeme Waterman against Barry Old, followed by 2-1 wins in the next three games as they placed themselves just two leg wins away from victory.

The Eagle won the sixth 2-1 but with Harry Smith securing the leg needed in the final game of the night, Cressing B added the Plate Knockout title to their list of season's achievements.

Meanwhile, in league action, Wethersfield Club played Notley Sports and with a 2-1 win in the pairs and a draw in the triples gave Wethersfield a slight match advantage going into the singles.

Notley responded, though, by winning the opening four singles to secure those points and the overall match win.

The Retreat powered into a match lead against Eagle B by winning the pairs 3-0 and the triples.

Eagle came back with 2-0 wins for Andy Smith and Ash Gibson in the first two singles but with the Retreat winning the remaining games, they had the singles and match points won.