A WOMEN'S darts team has come back to win the local league just months after being left without a venue.

Savanna Ladies, formerly Lord Clive Ladies, had to move out of their venue of more than 30 years, the Lord Clive pub in Whitefield, after it closed last year.

Savanna Pool and Snooker Club in Whitefield stepped in to save the day by giving the team a new home.

And now, just eight months on, the Savanna Ladies have won the Prestwich and District Ladies Darts League, ahead of Royal Oak in second and New Grove in third. The league consists of 12 teams, based in the Prestwich and Whitefield areas.

Joanne Stockley, Savanna Ladies team captain, said: "We were playing the New Grove team at Savannas. It was always going to be a close game because they are a brilliant team, and it's always very tight at the top of the league.

"The game ended up a draw, three-and-a-half to three-and-a-half, which gave us a half point lead to win the league.

"We have gone from having no pub to play from to winning the league.You really couldn't write it , and as team captain I couldn't be more proud of my ladies. This really is our year.

"I would like to thank JJ, Christine and the team at Savanna Pool and Snooker Club for making us feel so welcome."

The Lord Clive Ladies team was established more than 30 years ago as a community club. Two of the original members, Margaret Ashton and Mary Craig, are still playing on the team, which is made up of 11 members, aged between 28 and 82.