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Report Week 16


With just two games left in the season ten of the eleven sections are still up for grabs. The Crown Chalgrove were crowned the first Section winners after they captured Section 9 in their first season with a 2-1 win at The Kite Inn. They won the first two legs 16-15, 15-6 but lost the last leg 11-10.

The Cricketers took one step closer to regaining the Premier Section with a 2-1 win over The Gladiators’ A’ for whom Philip Adams was in tremendous form as clanged off two sixes in his fifteen doll haul (6-6-3). He was well supported by Kevin Baker with fourteen dolls (4-4-6) as they ran out winners 32-27, 30-28, 21-27. Keith Weller whipped off a six for his fourteen dolls (4-6-4) for The Gladiators.
Red Lion Brill need two more points to claim the Section 1A crown despite losing at home to The Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington 2-1. Dick Walsh starred for the Bells with thirteen dolls (6-4-3) in the leg scores of 27-23, 22-25, 24-23.

The top two clashed in Section 2 and it was The Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham who leap frog Vikings Sports ‘B’ to the top of the pile with a 3-0 win. Red Lion had the game wrapped up in the first two legs 27-24, 21-17 but had to rely on three sticks in the final leg to claim maximum points after it was tied 21-21.
Rob Bradford clanged off fourteen dolls (4-6-4) to help Ampleforth Arms secure a 2-1 win over Chequers ‘A. The first two legs were shared 23-17, 25-26 before Ampleforth claimed victory in the final leg 23-20.

Bullnose Morris needs just one more point to win Section 3 after they came from behind to defeat hosts Cowley Con Club 2-1. The opening leg was tied 16-16 with the club men winning it on three sticks. Bullnose came back well in the next two legs 24-19, 22-16 to wrap up the win. Graham Hambridge was top dog with a dozen dolls (4-4-4).

Its very tight in Section 4 with only three points separating the top five, however the top two King & Queen and Six Bells ‘A’ Kidlington both crashed to 3-0 defeats. Kidlington Sports Club ‘B’ done the damage to King & Queen 16-16, 21-18, 19-17, while Seacourt Bridge defeated The Six Bells 19-11, 19-17, 16-16.

North Oxford Con Club leads Section 5 by one point after they came away from Viking Sports ‘C’ with a 2-1 victory. They won the first leg 17-14 but Vikings came back well in the second leg 24-20. The Con Club won the final and deciding leg 19-15.
Queens Head ‘B’ move into second spot with a 3-0 over Folly Bridge and extinguish their hopes of the title taking all three legs 22-18, 15-12, 18-14.

Section 6 is still up for grabs after leaders Quarry Gate lost away at second placed Masons Arms ‘A’. The first leg was tied 18-18 with Masons winning it on three sticks. Masons then went two nil up in the next leg 21-16. Quarry Gate grabbed a point in the final leg 19-16.
It was unlucky thirteen for Nigel Bower as he hit a bakers dozen (3-6-4) for King & Queen ‘B’ but they still lost out 2-1 to Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington 10-17, 20-16, 14-17.

Only two points separate the top three in Section 8 after leaders The Golden Ball ‘A’ crashed away to Brill Sports Club 3-0, who now move up to second place in the leg scores of 12-11, 16-12, 18-14.

Red Lion Marston inflicted the first league defeat for Florence Park ‘B’ and now move into prime position in Section 11. They won the first two legs 16-14, 16-10 and the final leg was won on three sticks after it was tied 10-10.

In the under 18’s competition Elliot Greenough from The Original Swan ‘A’ and Jake Carter from Florence Park Club battled their way to the final and will now meet on finals night Friday October 19th.

*Any games that are rearranged due to the Oxford Utd V Swindon Town game must be played before September 5th and the secretary must be informed. No games, including any outstanding can not be played after this date. Any games played after this date will be null and void.*

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