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Report Week 1 April 28th

73 year old veteran Pete Hitchman showed that he still has it as he clanged off 17 dolls for The Cross Keys in their 2-1 win at The Quarry Gate in Section 3. Pete missed with his 13th stick and even whipped off all three dolls in the three sticker in the middle leg.
Quarry Gate took an early lead winning the first leg 21-19. The second leg was tied 21-21 with The Cross Keys taking it on three sticks. Final leg went to the Keys 21-15. Pete Kennett top scored for The Quarry Gate with 11 dolls.

With a handicap system brought in at the top section New Club from Section One took full advantage of their 3 dolls start by beating Premier Side Three Pigeons 3-0. Craig Beal & Eddie Edwards both hit a six for The Pigeons but it was in vain as they lost out 30-28, 28-28, 27-24. Adrian Shepherd was top dog for The New Club with 14 dolls 4-4-6.
There was no trouble for The George as they beat The Chequers 3-0 despite giving away five dolls. Steve Walton led the way with 15 dolls 4-6-5 as they won all three legs 31-25, 29-26, 28-21. Jason Weller chipped in with 13 dolls 6-4-3.
Six Bells also had to give a five doll start at home to The Gladiators but they also ran out 3-0 winners 27-19, 34-24, 29-20 with Steve Ward top dog with 13 dolls 2-6-5.
Cricketers’ B’ made it a clean sweep for the Premier teams with a 3-0 win at home to The Rowing Machine again giving a five doll start. Philip Adams top scored with 16 dolls 6-5-5 and was well supported by Kevin Baker with 15 dolls 6-4-5 in the leg scores of 30-29, 23-20, 29-22.

It wasn’t unlucky 13 for Red Lion’s Billy Trinder as he bagged himself a bakers dozen 3-4-6 in their 3-0 win at Six Bells Quarry in Section 2. They won all three legs 19-16, 26-19, 27-24

In Section 4 nothing could separate The Chequers ‘C’ and King & Queen as the first two legs were ties 20-20 & 12-12. Chequers winning both legs on three sticks. They then made sure of maximum points winning the final leg 18-15.

KIdlington Sports captain Barry Mudd led the way with 14 dolls 4-6-4 in Section 6 as they took maximum points at home to The Turners Arms. They won the opening leg 17-14 and won the second leg on three sticks after tying 18-18. The Sportsmen easily won the final leg 21-11.

Despite scoring more dolls than their opponents Priory ‘B’ still lost to Northway Club 2-1 in Section 7. Priory won the opening leg 19-14 but lost the next leg on three sticks after drawing 19-19. They then set 13 in the final leg but it was not enough as Northway clinched it by the odd doll.

Martyn Boulton whipped of a six in his 13 dolls 3-4-6 for The Folly Bridge as they defeated Chandos Arms 2-1 in Section 8. They won the opening leg 11-9, but Chandos responded well levelling the match in the second leg 19-14. Folly Bridge then set 19 in the final leg which proved to strong for Chandos who replied with 16.

In Section 9 Golden Balls Mark Faulkner experienced all emotions as he failed to hit the doll in his first throw, only just managed one in his next but then clanged of a maximum six in his final throw. This helped them defeat The Blackbird 2-1 in a very close contest, leg scores being 11-11, 13-14, 16-15

In Section 11 Black Swans John Lucin bagged himself a six in his dozen dolls but they still lost out to North Oxford Con Club 3-0.
The Democrats Stuart Clark also hit a six but ended up on the losing side as Prince Of Wales beat them 2-1.

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