Hampshire will be out to prove a point when they travel to West Midlands in the British Inter County Darts League next weekend.

The 36-man and woman squad are determined to make up for defeat to Glamorgan in their opening game.

Hampshire tailed 14-4 overnight but made a brilliant comeback the following day to get back into contention – eventually losing 20-16.

Hampshire County Darts Organisation spokeswoman Alex Brindley is calling for that performance to be repeated - this time over two days .

She said: “We were bitterly disappointed to lose to Glamorgan after a spirited comeback on the Sunday.

“We lost heavily on the Saturday, but it was just one of those days. Our players played far better than the scoreline reflects and I can’t see it happening against West Midlands.”

She added: “All the players want to prove a point in the next match. There were some great performances from our new players and a great all-round team spirit.”

Hampshire – Men’s A: Luke Getty, Robin Hathaway, Linton Hickman, Charlie Jackson, Andy Mitchell, Steve Musson, James Nicholson, Steve Phipps, Nillson Pritchard, Sam Rooney, Gary Stafford, Mike Symes.

Ladies A: Sue Lowther, Jane Monaghan, Tara Power-Gillet, Wendy Reinstadtler, Joanne Senior, Nikki Stevens.

Men’s B: Chas Barstow, Dave Bonnett, Graham Chalk, Dave Coffin, Mike Gillet, Steve Jannaway, Jamie Kelling, Arron Monk, Andy Newcombe, Mick Street, Mark Thorne, Paul Winter.

Reserves: Steve Ballard, Mick Savvery.

Ladies B: Max Cadwallader, Clare Cheney, Abi Jurd, Kelly Palmer, Dawn Simmonds, Sue Thompson.

Hythe & District League: Players toed the oche for another long season of top quality darts on the Waterside.

Plenty of maximums were nailed on the first night (as well as a 171 from Glen’s Marcus Small) and Ian Hill hit the top finish off 124 for Hythe Club B. Hythe Club D’s Iain Coombs was next best with a 118 out-shot, Stu Court finished on 115 for Fawley RBL C, Kev Bookham hit a 110 leg for Glen and Gary Lloyd finished on 106 for Cue Ts.

Freemantle, Shirley & District: James Nicholson hit a 12-dart leg as his Division 3 side, Swaythling Club B, side beat Freemantle B 6-3. Nicholson also hit the top finish of the week with a 126. Teammate Paul Goldsworthy finished on 120 and Nillson Pritchard hit a 101 out-shot for Brass Monkey.

Lyndhurst Workmen’s Club League: There were just two ton-plus finishes in week two – both from Will Bookham. He hit a 123 while partnering his wife Sarah in the pairs and followed it up with a 119 in the singles.