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Report Week 12


Chris Jenkins was in exceptional form as he clanged off sixteen dolls (5-5-6) to inspire The Gladiators ‘A’ to a 3-0 win at The New Club ‘A’ although the game was a lot closer than the score line suggests. The first two legs The Gladiators only won by the odd doll 27-26, 27-26 but then wrapped up maximum points in the final leg 29-24.John Horton was top dog for The New Club with a bakers dozen (5-5-3).
The Three Pigeons smashed of ninety six dolls in their clash against The Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington with all but one of their players hitting double figures. Paul Townsend led the way with fourteen dolls (6-4-4) as Pete Dempsey, Stuart Rainbow, Paul Sawyer, and Neil Lyon all hit thirteen dolls as they won all three legs 32-28, 34-23, 30-25. Steve Ward replied for The Six Bells with fourteen dolls (5-6-3).
The Cricketers ‘B’ extend their lead at the top of the Premier Section with a 3-0 win at The Ampleforth Arms. Philip Adams showed them the way with fourteen dolls (4-4-6) and as was well supported by team mate Dennis Sellar (6-4-3) as they claimed all three legs 28-21, 27-20, 33-21.
Two scores of thirteen by brothers Barry & Martin Ruffels were enough to see them over the finishing line against The Red Lion ‘A’ Eynsham. After losing the opening leg 27-21 they came back well to win the next two legs 28-27, 25-22.

A bakers dozen from James Bennett (3-5-5) could not prevent The Six Bells ‘A’ Quarry from a 2-1 defeat at home to The Bullnose Morris ‘A’ in Section 2. They lost the opening leg only by one doll 23-22 and levelled in the next leg 23-18. Bells could only set 15 in the final leg which The Bullnose passed easily with 18.
Team Monarch almost inflicted the first defeat for Rose Hill Club ‘A’ after taking the opening leg 24-21. Rose Hill came back well in the next leg 18-15 and then set nineteen in the final and deciding leg. Team Monarch fell agonisingly one doll short with eighteen which would have tied the leg. Rose Hill are now the only team in the league to remain unbeaten.
Thirteen dolls (5-3-5) from The Woodman’s Neil Pratley was the difference as they just got the better over The Griffin 2-1. The Woodman won the first leg 15-13, but The Griffin came back to level in the next leg 23-18. Woodman set in the final leg with 22 which proved to be just enough as The Griffin fell three short with 19.

Section 3 pacesetters The Red Lion ‘B’ Yarnton lost their unbeaten record to The Chequers ‘C’. The damage was done in the first two legs which they lost 23-18, 19-18 but they did claw back a point in the final leg 19-16.
The Three Horseshoes kept their title ambitions alive with an impressive 3-0 win at Kennington Club ‘A’. After winning the first leg 17-13 they hit 26 in the next two legs which was more than enough as the club men replied with 19 & 17.

Top doll scorer in Section 4 Chris Webb bagged himself a six in his thirteen doll haul for The Six Bells ‘B’ Quarry in their 3-0 win at New Club ‘B’. The Bells won the opening leg 24-20 but had to rely on three sticks in the next leg after it was tied 16-16. The last leg Six Bells chasing a set of 20 left anchor man Webb needing five to win. He went one better by clanging off a maximum to give them all three points.
Barry Gilding was top man for The New Club with eleven dolls (2-3-6).
Kidlington Sports Club ‘B’ hit an impressive 27 in their opening leg against Tiddington Cricket Club who replied with 22. They then won the next leg 18-16 with the Cricket men taking the final leg 17-13.
Mick Walsh hit his best score of the season with thirteen dolls (3-5-5) but still ended up on the losing side as The Masons Arms ‘A’ went down 2-1 to Garsington Sports ‘B’ in the leg scores of 13-15, 19-22, 17-12.

In Section 5 Donnington Club ‘A’ Lee Worrall started off with a two then clanged off two fives for his dozen dolls as they came away from The King & Queen ‘B’ with maximum points 18-15, 22-15, 23-16.
Martyn Boulton did likewise for leaders The Vikings Sports ‘C’ as they also claimed maximum points at home to The Red Lion Islip. With the first two legs in the bag Vikings were set seventeen in the final leg. Anchor man Boulton needing four to win went one better by hitting his second five of the night.

In Section 6, Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington continue their surge up the table with their 11th win of the season after they beat The Fairview Inn ‘B’. Lead off man John Brown got them of to a perfect start by whipping off all six dolls as the won the opening leg 24-18. They won the next leg 16-14 before losing the final leg 17-14. Team mate Lee Anderson was in top form with thirteen dolls (5-4-4).

Mick Glenn scored a rare six in his eleven doll haul as The White Hart defeated The Kite 2-1 in Section 9. They lost the first leg 14-8 but came back well to win the next two legs 15-6, 14-7.
Section 10 leaders got of to the worst possible start against The Prince Of Wales when they could only muster up a score of 3 in the opening leg, which the POW passed with a score of 7. Kennington rallied in the next two legs 12-6, 14-3 to give them a 2-1 victory.

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