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Report Week 2 May 5th

It’s certainly been a good start for the ‘old timers’ this season as veteran Norman Holloway smashed off 15 dolls, 5-5-5 for The Red Lion Marston as they beat Cowley Workers 2-1 in Section 2. Holloway who claims he now plays from experience as he ‘can not see the doll’ was unlucky in the three sticks he missed as they just fell short of the doll. Red Lion won the opening leg 19-15 with Cowley Workers levelling in the second leg 22-21. Workers set the final leg with 19, but it was not quite enough as Lion’s anchor man Kevin Stuart clanged of the three dolls needed to snatch the leg by the odd doll.

Philip Adams bagged himself another 16 dolls 5-6-5 as Premier Champions The Cricketers \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'B\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' beat The George 3-0. Den Sellar chipped in with 15 dolls 5-5-5. Cricketers set 27 in the first leg and The George were well on target needing only seven from their last three players but could only muster six. Cricketers easily took the next two legs 36-27, 32-24.
Barry Williams and John Brown both hit maximum sixes for Kidlington Sports ‘B’ as they came from behind to beat Garsington Sports Club ‘B’ in Section 3. Garsington set the opening leg with 23 and it was just enough as Killington’s anchor man Dave Williams was left six to tie fell just one doll short. Kidlington responded well to take the next two legs 25-18, 22-19. Williams top scored with 13 dolls 5-4-4.

In Section 3 Democrats Chris Jenkins hit an impressive 15 dolls 5-5-5 but it was all in vain as they lost 2-1 at The Cross Keys. The Demo’s won the first leg 19-16 but lost the next two 19-17, 21-11.

In Section 4 Chequers Colin Richardson clanged off thirteen dolls 4-4-5 as they came away from North Oxford Con Club with maximum points, taking all three legs 22-14, 16-12, 22-8.
Barry Mudd 5-4-3 and Dave Edmonds 5-4-3 steered Kidlington Sports to a 2-1 win at home to Red Lion Islip in Section 6. They won the first two legs 17-16, 20-11 but Red Lion grabbed a consolation point in the final leg 17-12.

In Section 9 Donnington Club scored more dolls than Brill Club but still ending up losing 2-1. Donnington won the opening leg 13-10 and then set 14 in the next one. Brill Club also hit 14 and took the leg on three sticks. Donnington also set the final leg with 10 and after a slow start Brill Clubs anchor man Lee Mason was left with four to win the leg. After missing with his first stick he whipped off the next four to take the leg and game.

The Crown ‘B’ beat Red Lion ‘A’ Cassington 2-1 in Section 10, but the real story was The Crowns Simon Lawes hitting 5 dolls. He started off without troubling the doll in his first two throws, as usual but then just missed out on hitting his first ever six by knocking the doll off with his last five sticks just missing with his first stick. Crown won 10-7, 9-11, 14-7.

The rub of the green went to Kings Arms Wheatley as they just got the better over The Hollybush ‘A’ in Section 11. Winning the first leg 14-9, the next two legs were tied 11-11, 12-12 which they won both on three sticks. Mark Richards was top dog with eight dolls 3-2-3.

Teams in Section 10 please note that The Crown & Thistle has replaced Headington British Legion.

All competition forms should be returned by Thursday.

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