Name: Leigh Beeton    -  2002


Team Venue: Ongar Sports & Social Club, Love Lane, Chipping Ongar

League: Essex Super-league


In Brief:  Leigh is 26 years old and was born in Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) where he grew-up and started playing darts. The first league he played in was the Market Deeping Darts League. It wasn’t long before he was performing in Cambridgeshire’s Super-league for Peterborough at the Crab & Winkle, where he was a member of the 1992 Championship side that was captained by England captain, Martin Adams. In 1993 Leigh played for the County team against Hampshire and Yorkshire. He tells me that he lost both games, and he particularly remembers the 5th leg against Yorkshire were he scored back to back 140’s followed by three 26’s. In 1997, he moved to Chelmsford, and had a season in the Chelmsford & District league before joining the Red Lion ‘A’ team from High Ongar in the Ingatestone & District league. Leigh help them win promotion to the first division in his first season and has won back to back League and Cup doubles, plus a Summer League title. Individually, Leigh won the Alfred Candler Memorial Cup at his first attempt, however, couldn’t defend his title due to not having a fixture book with him when booking a holiday. Leigh played in the Essex Super-league this season, were he was the team secretary of Ongar (& chief sandwich maker) and qualified for the Champions of Champions. Leigh loves his darts and enjoys the Vauxhall Weekend’s each year with all his mates, and although Leigh has moved to Colchester, he is remaining at Ongar for next season.