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Week 8


Paul Bennett was in top form for The Woodman hitting a six in his fourteen doll haul (6-4-4) but it could not prevent them going down 2-1 to unbeaten Six Bells in Section 2 despite scoring more dolls. The damage was done in the first two legs which Six Bells won 25-23, 26-25. Woodman avoided the whitewash in the final leg 24-17.
Ampleforth Arms ‘A’ move level top with The Bells after taking maximum points at home to The Griffin 23-18, 22-15, 26-24.

Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington remain unbeaten in the Premier Section and move three points clear at the top after winning all three legs at home to The Gladiators ‘A’ 26-18, 35-18, 24-20.
It was unlucky thirteen for Rose Hill Club’s Luke Purcell as he clanged off a bakers dozen (4-4-5) but still ended up on the losing side as visitors The Black Prince won 2-1. It was all over after the first two legs 20-18, 21-18 in Black Prince favour, however Rose Hill came back well to salvage a point in the final leg 25-23.

Tiddington Cricket Club shocked leaders The Crown Otmoor in Section 3 by winning the opening leg 16-14. Crown recovered well to win the next two legs 19-17, 23-17 to move clear at the top. John Lehane was top dog with eleven dolls (5-3-3).

Section 4 leaders Vikings Sports ‘C’ crashed at home to Donnington Club ‘A’ 2-1 in a very close game. Vikings started off well winning the opening leg on three sticks after it was tied 18-18. Donnington levelled in the next leg also on three sticks after it was tied 17-17. The final and deciding leg went to the visitors 21-17.Jack Wells threw well for Vikings with a dozen dolls (4-3-5).
Paul Wallington shone for The Pheasant Inn ‘A’ with thirteen dolls (5-4-4) as they won at home to Cowley Workers 2-1 in the leg scores of 21-14, 15-17, 20-18.

Top played bottom in Section 5 and it was leaders New Club ‘B’ who came out on top 3-0 away at Donnington Club ‘C’. Paul Ridgley led the way with a maximum six in hit eleven dolls (1-6-4) as they won all three legs 20-13, 21-14, 24-13.
Gareth Williams clanged off thirteen dolls (5-5-3) for The Cricketers ‘B’ as they came from behind to beat North Oxford Con Club ‘A’ who won the opening leg 21-15. Cricketers won the next leg 22-17 and then made sure of victory in the final leg 16-13. Mick Richardson clanged off a six for The Con Club while team mate Jim Boyce hit a dozen dolls (3-4-5).

Six Bells ‘D’ Kidlington came away from The Chandos Arms with a hard fought victory in Section 6. The hosts won the first leg by the odd doll 9-8 and the second leg was tied 10-10. A three stick shootout could not separate them 8-8 however Six Bells won the leg on one stick 4-2. Six Bells wrapped up the win in the final leg 16-9. Kirk Ridgeway top scored for The Bells with ten dolls (4-2-4).

In Section 7 it was a family affair in Northway Club ‘B’ home victory against Prince Of Wales. Granddad Brian Vickers and grandson Kevin Vickers Jnr both hit a maximum six in their respective totals of 13 (4-3-6) & 11 (3-2-6) as they won all three legs 16-15, 17-12, 21-17.
Only one doll separated The Bullnose ‘B’ & Donnington Club ‘B’ (44-45) but it was the Bullnose who came out on top 2-1. They won the opening leg 14-13 with Donnington levelling in the next leg 14-12. The deciding leg was tied 18-18, Bullnose winning it on three sticks.

Derek Stansfield hit a bakers dozen (4-5-4) for The Cricketers Arms but it was all in vain as they lost out at Florence Park Club ‘B’ 2-1 in Section 8. Very little could separate the two teams as the Club men won the first leg 14-13, and Cricketers levelling in the next leg 17-16. Florence Park sealed victory in the final leg 16-14.

Section 9 leaders The Kings Arms are still to drop a leg as they recorded their seventh straight 3-0 win this time at The Crooked Pot, 14-13, 13-10, 14-10.
Jim Crawford bagged himself a six for The Golden Ball as they crushed Littlemore Rugby Club 3-0 in the leg scores of 17-10, 14-8, 18-9.

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