DARTER Mick Taylor was flying the flag for Accrington’s Stanley Street Club at Lakeside last week.
The 40-year-old had got to the prestigious final eight of the inaugural John Smith’s People Darts Championship.
He had seen off all contenders at the Stanley Street and then finished top out of 80 darts players at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall to be the North West representative.
While the BDO World Darts championship was going on, Mick came up against Scottish qualifier Arthur Jenkins in the quarter-final and won 3-1.
"It was a great match," said Stanley Street owner Phil Miller.
"We went to watch and he was 1-0 down and then he made a 120 check-out finishing on the bull.
"No matter what happens to him, you can never take away that he did that on the Lakeside stage with around 100 people watching."
Mick, known as "Mickey T" for the competition, then came up against Tommy Dove, the North East qualifier in the semi-final but lost 3-0.
"Mick suffered after having to change the flights of his darts just before the match because of sponsorship issues," added Phil.
"It seemed to shake him up but he still did well and flew the flag for us.
"Hopefully he will go one better next year although he will struggle to top his 120 check-out."