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Report Week 4 May 19th

Martin Green clanged off 14 dolls including a maximum six as The Black Swan won all three legs at home to The Dogwood in Section Two. Team mate Trevor Jones also hit a six in his eleven dolls as they ran out winners 21-18, 26-23, 28-20.
Despite scoring more dolls than their opponents Queens Head lost out to The Red Lion Marston 2-1. Queens Head set the first leg with a handy 25 but The Red Lion could not have had a better start in their reply as Billy Trinder clanged off a maximum six, however the rest of the team struggled and left their last two players nine to win. Terry Stuart whipped off five dolls and anchor man Kevin Stuart also clanged off five dolls to win the leg by two dolls. Queens Head easily took the second leg 20-13 and then set 17 in the final and deciding leg. Again it was left to The Lion’s anchor man Kevin Stuart to whip off the four dolls needed to tie the leg in which they won on three sticks. Ian Bowler top scored for Queens Head with a dozen dolls 3-5-4.
It was not unlucky thirteen for Neil Pratley as he bagged himself 13 dolls, 4-5-4 for The Woodman Inn as they beat The New Club away 2-1. Woodman won the opening leg by the odd doll 18-17 but lost the next leg 22-15. Woodman set the final leg with 24 which proved too much for The New Club as they fell five dolls short. Barry Gilding was top dog for The New Club with a dozen dolls 5-4-3.
Still in Section Two Six Bells Tony Barret was in top form with fourteen dolls 6-4-4 as they had no trouble taking all three legs at home to Cowley Workers 27-13, 25-19, 21-13.
Andy Young hit a rare six as Section One team Garsington Sports beat Premier side The George 2-1. Garsington raced to an early lead winning the first two legs 27-19, 31-27. The George grabbed a consolation point in the final leg 30-29. Barry Ruffels hit a bakers dozen 5-3-5 for the Sports men.
In Section 4 only one doll separated Cowley Con Club and The Masons Arms. The first two legs were tied 19-19 & 19-19 with The Masons Arms winning them both on three sticks. They then made sure of maximum points by winning the final leg 13-12. David Naylor threw well for his ten dolls 4-3-3.
Stuart Bishop led the way for The Ampleforth Arms in Section Five with a dozen dolls 2-5-5 as they defeated The Catherine Wheel ‘A’ 2-1. They won the opening two legs with ease 16-12, 21-10 but just missed out on maximum points losing the final leg 18-17.
It was unlucky thirteen for Whitmore Arms Malcolm Skuce as he banged off 13 dolls 4-6-3 but still ended up on the losing side to The Golden Ball ‘B’ 2-1. Leg scores being 11-13, 12-11, 12-13.
In Section 6 The Nelson ‘B’ came away from The Red Lion Kidlington with all three points with some impressive throwing. Gary Coultard top score with a dozen dolls 5-3-4 as they easily won all three legs 24-12, 23-11, 18-9.
There was mixed fortunes for The Chequers ‘B’ in Section 9 as they gained their first win of the season against Brill Club 2-1. Adam Woodley top scored with ten dolls 5-2-3 while team mate Neil Jackson failed to trouble the doll in the leg scores of 12-8, 15-16, 13-9.
In Section 11 Paul Smith hit a six in his eleven dolls for North Oxford Con Club as they beat The Eight Bells 3-0. They won the opening leg 12-8 but had to rely on a three stick shoot out in the next leg after it was tied 15-15. The Club men made sure of taking maximum points in the final leg 13-11.

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