Fen darts players Steve and Dennis join forces to win England Darts Organisation pairs title

Dennis Harbour, left, and Steve Carrett, right, with BDO darts legend Bobby George.

Dennis Harbour, left, and Steve Carrett, right, with BDO darts legend Bobby George. - Credit: Archant

Two Fenland darts players teamed up with an England star to become national champions.

Steve Carrett, of Nordelph, and Dennis Harbour, of Wisbech, who have played together for Cambridgeshire, came from behind to beat Ricky Williams and Aaron Monk 3-2 in the England Darts Organisation Men’s Pairs final at Selsey.

Their win qualifies them for the World Masters and English Open.

It is not the first time Carrett, a police officer who plays his darts at No More Bets, has become a national champion.

Twelve months ago, he beat George Killington 7-6 in a thrilling final to clinch the England Darts Organisation National Men’s Singles crown at Hull Arena.

Carrett said: “For some reason, I seem to do well at the English. Dennis is in the England team and we have played together before for Cambridgeshire. He’s number one in the county, I’m number two, so we decided to pair up.

“They were 2-0 up in the final but we fought back to make it 3-2. In the games preceding the final, we scored very heavily.”

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His previous year’s triumph was a big help to Carrett, who first picked up a set of darts only 12 years ago.

He said: “When you are in that position, with that pressure, there’s no substitute for experience. Dennis is a lot more experienced than me, but I seem to be learning fast.”

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