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Report Week 14 11th August

Neil Lyon was in devastating form as he clanged off a brace of sixes in his fourteen doll haul for The Three Pigeons, as they beat The George 2-1. George set 28 in the opening leg which seemed to be enough as in reply The Three Pigeons left anchor man Lyon six to tie. He did not disappoint as he hit the maximum. George won the leg on three sticks. Three Pigeons responded well taking the next two legs 33-19, 31-19. Team mate Paul Townsend chipped in with fourteen dolls 4-5-5.
Gladiators John Allnutt hit thirteen dolls (5-4-4) but it was to no avail as they lost out 2-1 to The Chequers ‘A’. They took an early lead in the first leg 26-21 but then fell apart in the next two 19-22, 19-25. Jason Harris hit a steady 4-4-4 for The Chequers.

In Section 12 The Priory’s anchor man Steve Trotter whipped of a six in his total of ten dolls as they won all three legs at home to The Prince Of Wales Iffley Village 13-9, 11-10, 15-9.
The Hollybush Inn finally got their first victory of the season beating Red Lion ‘B’ Kidlington 2-1. They lost the opening leg 9-14 but came good in the next two legs 8-7, 9-4.

In Section 11 Darren StJohn from The Eight Bells bagged himself a six in his eleven dolls as they took maximum points against Kings Arms ‘B’ Kidlington, 10-9, 15-4, 11-10.
North Oxford Con Club ‘B’ tasted defeat for the first time this season as they lost away at The Prince Of Wales Horspath Road 2-1. The game was over after the first two legs as they crashed 11-10, 17-11, but won the final leg 14-12.

Paul Burton with a dozen dolls (2-5-5) was top scorer for The Six Bells ‘A’ Kidlington as they came away from The Red Lion Wendlebury with all three points in Section 8. Winning the first two legs 16-10, 16-14 they were then set 16 in the final leg. Six Bell’s anchor man Alan Wood whipped off the doll needed to take the leg by the odd doll.

In Section 7 The Star proved too strong for Red Lion Cassington winning all three legs 20-10, 15-9, 17-13 and for the first time this season not one player hit a blob! Charlie Stimson top scored with ten dolls.
It was not Steve Prew’s night as he failed to trouble the doll all night including a three stick leg, but The Red Lion Garsington still beat The Ampleforth Arms 2-1. Lion won the first leg on three sticks after it was tied 18-18. Ampleforth Arms levelled in the next leg 16-10. Lion roared back in the final leg 21-15. Mark Washington hit eleven dolls (5-3-3) for The Ampleforth.

Section 4 leaders The Chequers ‘C’ crashed to a 3-0 loss at The Cricketers Littleworth. Malcolm Jeacock and Nigel Bowers led the way for The Cricketers with eleven dolls apiece while Derek Stansfield chipped in with a six. Cricketers drew first blood in the first leg 22-20 but had to rely on three sticks in the next leg after it was tied 17-17. They then made sure of maximum points in the final leg 24-22.

Section 3 leaders Red Lion Brill suffered their second defeat of the season as they went down 2-1 at The Seacourt Bridge. Danny Brown with thirteen dolls (5-4-4) led the way for The Seacourt as they won the first two legs 23-20, 21-19, but lost the final leg 23-18.

It was not unlucky thirteen for Mark Buckland as he hit a baker’s dozen (4-6-3) for The Black Swan in their 3-0 win at The Queens Head in Section 2. They won all three legs 20-17, 25-17, 19-17.
Ray Townsend (4-5-5) and Paul Holt (5-6-3) were top dogs for The Squire Bassett as they beat Cowley Workers 2-1. They won the opening leg 28-16 but lost the next leg on three sticks after it was tied 23-23. The final and deciding leg went to The Squire Bassett 24-14.
It was unlucky thirteen for Tony Barret (3-6-4) as The Six Bells Quarry lost at home to The Woodman 2-1. The first leg was tied 18-18 with The Woodman taking the leg on three sticks, and then the second leg 24-22. Six Bells grabbed a point in the final leg as they banged in a whopping 32 to The Woodman’s 15.

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