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Report Week 16 25th August

In one of the worse nights for weather in many years, Kidlington Sports ‘B’ Barry Williams top scored with fifteen dolls (5-5-5) in Section 3 but he still ended up on the losing side as they lost out to Tiddington Cricket Club 2-1. They lost the opening leg 16-15 but came back well to level in the next leg 23-18. The final leg was tied 20-20 with the Cricket men winning it on three sticks. Dick Brownsill was top dog for Tiddington with thirteen dolls (3-5-5).
Despite losing to their nearest rivals The Red Lion Brill claimed the Section 3 title by grabbing the point they needed in their 2-1 defeat at The Vikings Club. In the first leg Red Lion set 19 and after a slow reply Vikings anchor man Robin Charlton was left four to win. After missing with his first stick he clanged off the next four to win the leg. Vikings then took a 2-0 lead winning the next leg 19-14. In the final and deciding leg Red Lion came back well to win it 25-17 to get the point they needed to win the league.
Quarry Gates ‘B’ Nigel Debanks hit his first ever six in his dozen dolls as they beat Garsington Sports ‘B’ 2-1.
Two scores of 18 was enough to give them a two nil lead before Garsington stormed back to take the final leg 26-16. Lewis Johnson also hit a six for Garsington.

Its still al to play for in Section 4 as the top two teams both recorded 3-0 victories. Leaders Red Lion B Eynsham had comfortable win at home to The Chequers winning all three legs 18-15, 15-14, 23-17.
Second place Cricketers A Littleworth also won 3-0 away at The Chandos Arms but the score line was much closer than it suggests. Cricketers took an early lead in the first leg 19-13 but tied the next two legs 17-17. They won both the three sticks shoot outs to give them maximum points.

In Section 5 The Fairview Inn’s title ambitions fell apart as they crashed 3-0 at home to Vikings Sports ‘A’ which puts them right back in the hunt. Steve Trinder and Kevin Masterson both hit ten dolls as they won all three legs 16-13, 20-19, 20-15.

Section 6 leaders Kennington Social Club lost at home to Quarry Gate A 2-1 but still remain top. Graham Morton led the way for Quarry Gate with fourteen dolls (4-5-5) as they won the first two legs 23-15, 20-17. The final leg was tied 15-15 with Kennington grabbing a point on three sticks.
The Nelson ‘B’ capitalised on Kennington’s loss by coming away from Kidlington Sports club with maximum points. They easily won two of the legs 19-13, 20-11 but had to rely on three sticks after tying the middle leg 15-15.

Vikings ‘C’ Ian Gardiner was in tremendous form despite the rain as he clanged off fourteen dolls 4-6-4 in their 2-1 win at The White Hart in Section 7. Gardiner was the only one to hit double figures in the leg scores of 16-13, 15-8, 14-16.

Section 8 could not be any tighter as only two points separate the top four. Leaders The Nut Tree beat second place The Queens 2-1. They won the opening two legs 15-14, 19-13 but lost the final leg 17-13. Dean Fitzgerald top scored for The Queens with a dozen dolls 5-2-5.
Second from bottom Fairview Inn B shocked The Folly Bridge by coming away with a 2-1 win. The Folly got of to a bad start losing the opening leg 14-19 but recovered in the next leg 15-12. Fairview could only set 12 in the final leg but it turned out to be enough as The Folly fell one doll short to dent their title ambitions.
The final quartet The Masons Arms also crashed to a 21- home defeat to The Cricketers A Cowley. They started of well winning the first leg 13-12 but then fell apart losing the next two legs 14-18, 14-15. Bob Ellis threw well for his dozen dolls (4-5-3).
Paul Burton for The Six Bells ‘A’ Kidlington broke his duck as he hit his first ever maximum in his total of ten dolls as they beat The Chandos Arms 2-1. After losing the first leg 12-11 they won the next two 14-9, 20-14.

In the Premier Section leaders Six Bells Kidlington beat The Chequers 3-0 with Steve Ward top scoring with fourteen dolls 5-4-5 in the leg scores of 31-23, 24-21, 31-23.

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