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Report Week 10 July 7th

Pete Coates bagged himself a brace of sixes in his haul of seventeen dolls but still ended up on the losing side as The Red Lion ‘A’ Eynsham crashed 3-0 at the New Club in Section One.. After losing the first two legs 27-25, 30-26 they were then set 24 in the final leg. With Coates leading off and hitting his second six of the night it looked like The Lion would grab a point, but the middle order collapsed leaving anchor man Lee Thompson six to win the leg, which proved to much as he ended up two short. Adrian Shepherd was top dog for The New Club with thirteen dolls 4-4-5.
Billy Trinder was another double six hitter as he clanged off sixteen dolls 4-6-6 as The Red Lion Marston almost lost their unbeaten record against The Queens Head in Section 2. The first leg was tied 20-20 as was three sticks, Red Lion winning the leg on one stick. Queens Head levelled in the next leg 29-26 but Red Lion made sure of victory in the final and deciding leg 27-21. Steve James top scored for The Queens with a dozen dolls 3-5-4.

In Section 3 Martin Bailey from The Red Lion Brill played a true anchor mans role as he steered them to a 3-0 win at home to Tiddington Cricket Club. With the first leg in the bag 20-16 Red Lion was set 21 in the next leg. After a steady reply Bailey whipped off the three dolls needed to take the leg by the odd doll. In the final leg The Cricket men set again this time with 18. This time Bailey needed four to win and he went one better by clanging off a five to give The Red Lion maximum points and bag himself a dozen dolls. Pete Pridmore also hit a dozen dolls 3-5-4 for Tiddington.

It wasn’t unlucky thirteen for Littlemore Rugby Clubs Brian Lester as he bagged himself a bakers dozen 5-4-4 in their 2-1 over The Crown in Section 5. With the game nicely poised at one all 17-15, 18-23 the rugby men went over the line 21-17 in the deciding leg.

In Section 6 Kennington Clubs Ian Fitzgerald experienced mixed emotions as he clanged off a six in his first throw but then followed it up with a three and blob. They still beat Red Lion Islip though 2-1 in the leg scores of 16-20, 19-16, 15-14.
A week before he is due to get wed Stuart Bell from The Quarry Gate ‘A’ hit his first ever six in his thirteen dolls as they comprehensively beat The Jolly Sportsman 3-0.They won all three legs 20-14, 18-16, 26-15 and his team mates wondered if he will be allowed to play again!
Gary Coultard also hit thirteen dolls (4-4-5) for the Nelson as they beat Red Lion Kidlington 3-0. They just won the opening leg 16-13 but upped their game in the next two legs 21-17, 19-15.
In the last game of Aunt Sally ever to be played at The Turner Arms before it shuts its doors this week they had Alan Buckingham failing to trouble the doll and Tony Bradford hitting a six to follow his blob in the first leg.
The first leg against Red Lion Yarnton was tied 13-13 with The Arms winning it on three sticks. They then won the second leg 13-10 but lost the final leg 9-16.

Ray Barsons grabbed his first ever six for Red Lion Cassington as they sunk Vikings Sports Club ‘C’ 2-1 in Section 7. They had to come from behind as they lost the opening leg on three sticks after the leg was tied 12-12, but managed to win the next leg 15-12. The last leg was also tied 11-11 with The Red Lion winning it again on three sticks. Barsons ended up with eleven dolls.
It was an extremely long night at The Six Bells Kidlington in their clash against Prince Of Wales. Six Bells won the opening leg 17-7 but the second leg was tied 15-15. Three sticks was also tied and even a one stick shoot out could not separate them, so it was back to six sticks which The Six Bells won. Prince Of Wales set the final leg with twelve and it was left to The Bells anchor man Shamus O’Malley to whip of the three dolls to tie the leg and send it to three sticks. This time The Bells claimed victory in the three stick throw off.

In Section 8 Graham Moon shone for The Donnington Arms with a bakers dozen (4-4-5) but it was to no avail as they went down 3-0 at home to The Masons ‘B’, who won all three legs 17-14, 16-13, 17-15.
It needed two legs of three sticks to separate The Cricketers and Folly Bridge after The Cricketers won the opening leg 19-16. The next leg was tied 13-13 with Folly Bridge winning it on three sticks. The deciding leg was also tied 14-14 with The Cricketers wining the three sticks shoot out to take the leg and game. John Colgrave top scored with 10 dolls.

Despite scoring more dolls then their opponents The Golden Ball ‘A’ lost to The Catherine Wheel ‘B’ 2-1 in Section 9. They took an early lead winning the first leg 15-10 but lost the next leg on three sticks after it was tied 13-13. It proved unlucky thirteen in the final leg for The Golden Ball as they set a bakers dozen but Catherine Wheel passed it by one doll to give them victory.

In Section 10 John Burnell threw well for his ten dolls 3-3-4 as Brill Club ‘B’ came away from The White Hart with maximum points. They won all three legs 14-13, 16-9, 16-12.

Darren StJohn hit a steady 3-3-3 for The Eight Bells in Section 11 but still ended up on the losing side as they lost out to leaders North Oxford Con Club 3-0 who remain unbeaten in the leg scores of 15-9, 16-8, 12-11.

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