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Report Week 10


Martin Herbert from The Red Lion ‘A’ Eynsham almost joined the elite ‘18’ club as he clanged off seventeen dolls in their 3-0 win over Premier leaders The Three Pigeons. Herbert hit the doll with his first fifteen sticks and just missed with his sixteenth as they ran out winners 34-29, 28-26, 27-25. Kevin Giles and Dave Townsend both hit thirteen dolls (5-4-4) for The Pigeons.
Roger Goodall from The Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington hit his second sixteen of the season (6-5-5) to move to the top of the doll scorers table and help the Bells to a high scoring 2-1 win at home to The Cricketers ‘B’. Den Sellar for The Cricketers also hit sixteen (5-6-5) as the Bells won the opening leg 34-26. Cricketers levelled in the next leg 34-31 but The Six Bells secured victory in the final leg 31-27. Dick Walsh, 14 (5-5-4) and Andy Beal 13, (5-3-5) threw well for The Bells while Barry Townsend hit thirteen dolls (3-6-4) for The Cricketers.
The Black Swan move to top of Section 1A with a hard fought 2-1 win at home to Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington. Black Swan set the first leg with 25 and it seemed to be enough as a slow reply from The Red Lion left their anchor man Paul Sawyer needing six to win, and he did not disappoint as he clanged off all six dolls to give The Lion an early lead. Black Swan pulled level in the next leg 22-21 and then claimed victory in the final leg 21-17. Paul Sawyer hit fourteen dolls (6-4-4) for The Lion as did John Horton for The Black Swan.
Ken Maunder was in consistent form as he whipped off fifteen dolls (5-5-5) to assist Garsington Sports ‘A’ to a 2-1 win at Gladiators ‘A’. Martin Cook was top dog for The Glad’s with fourteen dolls (5-4-5) but it could not prevent them going down 28-25, 22-24, 26-28.

In Section 2 Tony Barrett for The Six Bells Quarry was in sparkling form as he bagged himself a six in his fifteen doll haul (5-4-6) in their 3-0 home win over The Black Prince. Six Bells won the first two legs 22-21, 21-18 then banged in a score of 30 in the final leg to The Black Prince reply of 18.
Mark Poulter hit a maximum six in his thirteen dolls (6-4-3) but it could not prevent The Red Lion Yarnton going down 3-0 to leaders The Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham in the leg scores of 19-14, 21-15, 19-15.

Darren Cox was in top form as he clanged off fifteen dolls (4-6-5) for Team Monarch as they beat Masons Arms ‘A’ 2-1 in Section 3. Monarch won the first leg 21-17 lost the next 15-20 but won the decider 20-18.
Terry Lester hit fourteen dolls (4-5-5) for Green Road Social Club but it was all in vain as they lost 2-1 to leaders The Bullnose Morris ‘A’. With the game nicely poised at 1-1 The Bullnose won the final and deciding leg 21-17.

In Section 4 Danny Brown (5-4-3) for The Seacourt Bridge and Dave Williams (4-4-4) for Kidlington Sports Club ‘B’ both hit a dozen dolls ,but it was Seacourt who came away victorious. They raced into an early two nil lead 18-17, 21-19 but lost the final leg 19-15.

Donnington Social Club ‘C’ outscored their visitors Queens Head ‘B’ in Section 5 (51-45) but still ended up losing 2-1. Queens Head won the opening two legs 13-12, 20-16 with Donnington taking a point in the final leg 23-12. John Lucin top scored for Donnignton with ten dolls. (2-3-5).

In Section 7 The Golden Ball ‘B’ scored more dolls than their opponents Red Lion Islip (47-44) but still lost 2-1 in a close contest. Red Lion won the first leg on three sticks after it was tied 14-14 and then won the next leg by the odd doll 15-14. Golden Ball grabbed a point in the final leg 19-15.

Jolly Sportsman took maximum points at home to Donnington Club ‘B’ in Section 9 but it was much closer than the score suggests. The opening leg was tied 11-11 with Jolly Sportsman winning it on three sticks. Sportsman just won the next leg 18-17 and completed the night in the final leg 12-7. Mark Collins top scored with nine dolls.

In Section 10 The Priory hit a massive 28 in their opening leg against Cricketers and then took maximum points in the next two legs 13-9, 12-6.

Section 11 leaders Florence Park ‘C’ had a scare against bottom club George & Dragon when they had to rely on a three stick shoot out to win the opening leg after it was tied 10-10 and only just won the second leg 9-7. They recovered well to easily take the last leg and maximum points 18-5.
Second placed Red Lion Marston dropped a point away at The Kings Arms Kidlington. After comfortably winning the first two legs 14-7, 14-9 they collapsed in the final leg losing it 13-8.

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