Soham Comrades Club were entertained by darts’ great entertainer Wayne Mardle during his exhibition at the weekend.
The five-times World Championship semi-finalist took to the stage on Saturday night, and toed the oche against 16 local challengers.
Waterbeach’s Darren ‘Dazzle’ Diver got the challengers off to a great start by hitting double 16, before Mardle levelled with a win against Jon Goodjohn.
Next up was eight-year-old Fin Goodjohn who played the best darts of the night so far, with scores of 92, 95 and 98 helping him beat the former professional-turned-pundit.
Newmarket and District Singles Champion Gary ‘The Power’ Taylor was unable to find his form as Mardle won their game, before Simon Cassidy hit a trickshot of his own to topple Mardle.
The man nicknamed ‘Mr Angry’ took out 80 with two double tops, while event organiser Peter Cousins held his nerve to put the challengers in front again.
Mardle responded with victory over Freckenham Golden Boar’s Jon Palmer to make it 4-4 at the interval, where the eight lucky winners from the raffle took on ‘Hawaii 501.’
Mardle showcased a variety of trickshots during the second-half of the exhibition, throwing on his knees, from off the stage and even spitting the darts from his mouth into the double.
The night was rounded off with a question and answer session where Mardle gave an insight into behind the scenes of one of today’s most popular televised sports.