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Report Week 11 July 14th

Six Bells Kidlington move to the top of the Premier Section with a 2-1 win at the Three Pigeons. Roger Goodall led the way with fifteen dolls (5-6-4) as they won the first two legs 34-25, 34-24, but lost the final leg 22-32. Ady Cross, Alan Goodgame and Steve Ward all hit a dozen dolls while Mike Gosford was top dog for The Three Pigeons with fourteen dolls 4-5-5.
Gladiators came away from Premier champions The Cricketers with an unexpected 3-0 win in a low scoring contest. Cricketers never really got going as they lost all three legs 25-20, 23-20, 24-23.
The George had to fight hard for their 2-1 win against bottom club The Rowing Machine. George took an early lead in the opening leg 24-18 and then set 24 in the next leg. After a steady reply Rowing Machines anchor man Eddie Lacey was still left four to win the leg and he did not disappoint as he whipped them off with a stick to spare. The final leg was almost as close with The George winning it 30-28. Willy Waite (2-6-5) and John Weller (3-5-5) top scored for The George.

In Section two Black Swans Martin Green was in sparkling form as he clanged off fourteen dolls including a six as they came from behind to beat Cowley Workers 2-1. After losing the first leg 22-23 they came back well to win the next two legs 31-21, 24-17.
Yarnton British Legion move up to third spot after defeating The Woodman 2-1. They got of to a bad start losing the opening leg 20-14 but recovered well to win the next two and take the game 24-14, 24-21. Charlie Buckingham hit a six for The Woodman.

Robert Taylor bagged himself a six in his fourteen doll haul for The Red Lion Brill as they just beat The Cross Keys 3-0 in Section three. The first leg was tied 23-23 with The Red Lion winning it on three sticks. They then went on to take maximum points in the next two legs 22-20, 18-17. Ray Peachey was top dog for the Keys with eleven dolls.

It was unlucky thirteen for Chandos Ian Sharp in Section four as he hit a six in his thirteen dolls (6-3-4) but still ended up on the losing side to The Masons 2-1. They lost the first leg 17-19 won the next 14-13 but lost the deciding leg 11-19.

In Section 7 The Nelson ‘A’ finally brought an end to Northway’s unbeaten run this season. Nelson won the first two legs 21-17, 16-13 with Northway grabbing a consolation point in the final leg 16-13. Craig Greenough top scored for The Nelson with nine dolls.
Red Lion Wolvercote remains rooted at the bottom of the table after a 2-1 home defeat to Democrats Club. They started of well taking an early lead in the opening leg 15-14 but lost the next two 15-18, 13-18. John Leahy threw well for The Democrats with ten dolls 4-4-2.

Folly Bridge put a dent in leaders Nut Tree title ambitions in Section 8 beating them 2-1. Winning the first two legs 15-11, 20-16 they then looked for maximum points with a set of 21 in the final leg, but Nut Tree are not top for nothing as they responded well to win the leg by the odd doll with a reply of 22. Martyn Boulton for Folly Bridge was top scorer with eleven dolls 4-3-4.

Brill Club ‘B’ remain unbeaten in Section 10 after beating The Crown 2-1. Tim Daly led the way with ten dolls (3-4-3) in the leg scores of 16-11, 17-11, 13-14.

Eight Bells had a comfortable 3-0 at home to Kings Arms in Section 11 despite Jackie Harman falling to trouble the doll all night. Team mates Simon Plested (5-3-2) and Darren StJohn (2-3-4) more than made up for it as they took maximum points 12-10, 9-7, 12-8.

There is a three way tie at the top of Section 12. Kidlington Sports beat The Holly Bush 2-1, The Original Swan beat Red Lion Kidlington 3-0 and The Priory beat The Kite 3-0.

Please note The Turner Arms has not closed down and is open for business.

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