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Report Week 5


Chris Webb was in tremendous form as he hit fourteen dolls (4-5-5) to inspire The Six Bells ‘B’ Quarry to a maximum three points at home to Tiddington Cricket Club in Section 4. He was well supported by team mate Terry Cox (4-4-5) as they won all three legs 21-19, 20-11, 20-15.
James Gilding smashed off fourteen dolls 5-5-4 to lead New Club ‘B’ to a comfortable 3-0 win against Cowley Con Club in the leg scores of 18-14, 19-16, 15-13.

There were three sixes hit in the Premier clash between Gladiators Club ‘A’ and Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington. Roger Goodall, Steve Horne, and Alan Surman all from the Six Bells were the maximum men as they won the game 2-1 in leg scores of 27-16, 29-22, 27-31. Goodall top scored with fourteen dolls (4-6-4).
Philip Adams also hit fourteen dolls (5-4-5) as The Cricketers ‘B’ ran out easy winners at home to The New Club ‘A’ 3-0 winning all three legs 28-18, 28-19, 26-20.
Vikings Sports ‘B’ inflicted the first defeat for Red Lion ‘A’ Eynsham as they won 2-1. Vikings won the opening leg 32-24 but the Red Lion levelled in the next leg on three sticks after it was tied 27-27. Vikings then won the game in the final leg 30-25.
Ampleforth Arms ‘A’ won their first game of the season against fellow Section 1 side Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham. They secured victory in the first two legs 23-18, 21-19 with The Lion coming back well in the final leg 28-19.

In Section 2 Team Monarchs anchor man Darren Cox came to their rescue in the opening leg against Cowley Workers. Chasing a set of 17 Monarch left anchor man Cox five to win the leg, which he managed hitting the winning doll with his final stick. They then went on to win the next two legs 19-16, 18-15.
Luke Purcell was in fine form as he clanged off a bakers dozen (4-4-5) to lead Rose Hill Club to a very close fought 3-0 win against The Bullnose ‘A’. They won the opening leg 22-18 but had to rely on three stick shootouts in the next two legs. Anchor man Kevin Stuart was their hero as he clanged of two fours in the legs to tie them after they were chasing sets of 18 & 16.
Charlie Buckingham was in fine form for The Woodman as he whipped of thirteen dolls including a maximum six (3-6-4) but it was all in vain as they lost away at The Black Prince ‘A’ 2-1. Chris Price also hit thirteen (6-4-3) for The Prince as they won the first leg 21-18, lost the next 22-21 but won the final and deciding leg on three sticks after it was drawn 23-23.

In Section 6 Donnington Club ‘C’ lost their first game of the season at The Priory going down 2-1. The damage was done in the first two legs as Priory won them 14-9, 12-11. Donnington grabbed a point in the final leg 19-16.
Only one doll separated Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington and Red Lion ‘C’ Eynsham but it was the Kidlington boys that roared the loudest. The opening leg was tied 12-12 with Kidlington winning it on three sticks. Eynsham levelled in the next leg 17-15 but Kidlington won the final leg by the odd doll 12-11. John Brown top scored with eleven dolls (2-5-4).
Despite John Warland failing to trouble the doll all night Chequers ‘B’ still managed to beat Kidlington Sports Club ‘A’ 2-1. Team mate Harry Jenkins was top dog with ten dolls (2-4-4) as they won the first two legs 16-11, 15-12 but lost the last leg 14-12.

Ampleforth Arms move to top of section 7 after a close fought game at The Catherine Wheel. Although they took all three legs it was much closer than the score suggests winning the first two legs by the odd doll 17-16, 16-15, and the final leg 14-12.

Nelson Smith hit a dozen dolls (4-5-3) for The Red Lion ‘A’ Yarnton in Section 8 as they came from behind to beat Donnington Arms 2-1. Losing the opening leg 15-12 Red Lion came back well to win the next two 18-15, 18-14.
Six Bells ‘B’ Kidlington hit an impressive fifty six dolls in their 3-0 win at home to Florence Park Club. Seamus O’Malley led the way with eleven dolls (5-3-3) in maximum points win 18-9, 18-15, 20-12.

In a high scoring Section 9 game North Oxford Con Club ‘B’ beat Kings Arms Kidlington 2-1. Paul Smith showed them the way with a dozen dolls (4-4-4) after losing the first leg 17-13 they won the game in the next two legs 15-11, 18-15.

There is a three way tie at the top of Section 10 with Corner House being one of them after they won all three legs at home to The Cricketers Arms. They won the first two legs 8-2, 10-8 but had to rely on a three stick shootout in the final leg after it was tied 11-11.

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