About the League


All players are informed that following on from the Government announcement Today (Monday 16th March 2020) about measures being introduced to curb Coronavirus (Covid – 19); that the start of the 2020 Summer Darts League is postponed until further notice. This is due to the advice from the Government’s Chief Scientific and Medical Advisers that amongst other things “Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres”. This means that most, if not all, the pubs and clubs the league will be playing in will be closed and we should all be following the Government advice.
Once the Government advice changes regarding gatherings and crowded places the League Chairman and Secretary will decide on the best course of action on starting the league. Dependent on the time frame this could be a delayed start to playing the whole league, dropping the cup matches, only playing half the fixtures or whatever seem most appropriate at the time. Until such time as we get an idea of the timeframes for the restrictions being lifted we cannot make an informed decision and therefore there is no point is speculating on the way ahead at this stage.
We hope you all understand this decision and we will inform you as soon as we are in a positon to set a start date.
Yours in darts,
Cathy Campbell, League Chairman & Dougie Dyke, League Secretary
Sturminster Newton Darts League


The league is based around the town of Sturminster Newton in Dorset. It plays all year round with a Summer League playing from April to September and a Winter League playing from October to March. Both leagues are sponsored by local businesses, the leagues main sponsor is BNG Auto Services, other sponsors are The Swan Inn Sturminster Newton, James Holloway Property Maintenance, Kevin Selby and  Jason and the Alcho-Naughts. Matches are played on a Tuesday evening, with a presentation night on a Friday at the end of each season. There are currently 4 divisions, 2 of 8 teams, one of 7 teams and one of 4 teams in both leagues and no waiting list for teams to enter. Anyone wishing to enter a team into either league should contact the League Secretary or Chairman.



Pubs and Clubs in the League

Gillingham Sports and Social Club

Marnhull RBL Club

Milborne Port Sports & Social Club

Stalbridge RBL Club

Sturminster Newton Football Club

Sturminster Newton RBL Club

The Blackmore Vale Inn, Marnhull

The Crown Inn, Marnhull

The Royal Oak, Okeford Fitzpaine

The Swan Inn, Stalbridge

The Swan Inn, Sturminster Newton

The Tippling Philosopher, Milborne Port

The Trooper Inn, Stourton Caundle

The White Hart, Bishops Caundle


Chairman – Joe Spicer

Secretary – Dougie Dyke

Treasurer – Michelle Haynes

Contact details for the Secretary:

Mr. Dougie Dyke, 5 Durrant, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DQ

Tel 01258 475312

Click here to email the Secretary

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