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Report Week 3


Despite the appalling weather conditions again, John Bailey from The Chequers ‘A’ Quarry bagged himself a brace of sixes (2-6-6) as they defeated The Red Lion B Eynsham 2-1 in Section 2. After losing the opening leg 12-16 they came back well to take the next two legs 22-16, 20-14.

In the Premier Section Roger Goodall with fifteen dolls (5-6-4) starred for The Six Bells C’ Kidlington but it was not enough to prevent them going down 2-1 at home to Garsington Sports Club ‘A’. The Sports men won the first leg 30-28, but Six Bells levelled in the next leg 23-18 before Garsington won the final and deciding leg 27-23.

In Section 3 Kevin Stuart hit a steady 5-5-5 for Rose Hill Club ‘A’ but they still went down to Vikings Sports ‘A’ 2-1. Rose Hill easily won the first leg 26-18 but crashed in the next leg 16-20. Rose Hill set the final leg with 19 which was not enough as Vikings went past it with 22.
Some impressive throwing by The Bullnose ‘A’ gave them a 3-0 win at The Three Horseshoes. They won all three legs 21-18, 27-14, 22-19 with Kenny keep leading the way with eleven dolls 2-5-4.

In Section 4 Garsington Sports ‘B’ anchor man Len Wing grabbed them a point in their clash against The Six Bells ‘A’ Kidlington. Trailing 2-0 they were set 17 in the final leg and it looked enough to give Six Bells maximum points as Wing was left needing four to win. This did not faze him as he went on to clang off five dolls with his first five sticks to give Garsington a well deserved point.

Vikings Sports ‘C’ scored more dolls than Donnington Club ‘C’ but they still lost 2-1 in Section 5. They won the opening leg 16-9 but lost the next two 13-12, 14-10.

Steve James hit his first six of the season (2-2-6) for The Queens Head in Section 6 as they came from behind to beat The Masons ‘B’ 2-1. After losing the opening leg 15-17 they won the next two 19-16, 19-17. James Morrison and Joe Bandrowski were top dogs for The Masons with eleven dolls each (5-3-3).
The Gladiators ‘B’ Keith Tanner hit a dozen dolls (4-5-3) but it was all in vain as they lost out 2-1 to The Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington. Red Lion comfortably won the first leg 19-13 but Glad’s fought back in the next to take it 18-10. Final leg went to Red Lion 16-13.

In Section 7 The Nut Tree also scored more dolls than their opponents Red Lion Islip but they also lost out 2-1. Red Lion won the first leg by the odd doll 15-14 but had to rely on a three stick shoot out after it was tied 12-12 in the next. Nut Tree came storming back in the final leg to win it 19-17. Neil Brock for The Red Lion hit a dozen dolls 5-3-4.

Red Lion ‘B’ Cassington thought it was not going to be their night after they were demolished in the opening leg 8-17 by Brill Social Club ‘A’ in Section 8. However they fought their way back to level in the next leg 10-9 and then went on to claim victory in the final leg 14-10.

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