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Week 14


A trio of players from The Black Prince, Chris Price, Darren Grant & Carl Edginton clanged off a six in their clash against Red Lion ‘A’ Eynsham and helped them to a 2-1 win. They lost the opening leg 27-20 but came back well to secure the win in the next two legs 29-22, 26-24.
Francis Hillier was in top form for The Cricketers ‘B’ as he bagged himself a six in his fifteen doll haul as they came from behind to beat Rose Hill Club ‘A’ 2-1. A good set of 27 gave Rose Hill an early lead with The Cricketers levelling in the next leg 25-24. The final and deciding leg Rose Hill set 25 which was not enough as The Cricketers breezed past with a chase of 29. Liam Purcell was top dog for the club men with fourteen dolls (4-4-6).
Garsington Sports Club ‘A’ had a fine win at home to The Three Pigeons winning the first two legs in style 31-24, 31-25. The Pigeons preventing the whitewash in the final leg 31-22. Neil Lyon top scored with fourteen dolls (4-6-4).

Section 2 leaders The Six Bells Quarry got back to their winning ways after losing their unbeaten record last week they came away from Team Monarch with a 2-1 win despite the efforts of Monarch’s Darren Cox who hit fourteen dolls (5-5-4). The first leg was tied 21-21 with Monarch winning it on three sticks. Six Bells won the next two legs 22-18, 23-20 to give them victory.
The Ampleforth Arms ‘A’ move to within a point of the leaders after a 3-0 win at The Three Horseshoes ‘A’. Rob Bradford led the way with thirteen dolls (3-5-5) as they took maximum points 22-20, 25-17, 23-21.
The Woodman continue to storm up the table with their sixth consecutive win this time a 3-0 win at The Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham. The opening leg had to be decided on three sticks after it was tied 23-23, and then The Woodman completed victory in the next two legs 27-23, 22-20. Simon King for The Red Lion threw well for his fourteen dolls (6-4-4).

The Chequers ‘B’ almost pulled of a shock in Section 3 after they took the opening leg against leaders The Bullnose ‘A’ 14-12. The second leg Chequers set fourteen and The Bullnose had to rely on anchor man Willy Waite to whip off the four dolls needed to tie the leg, Bullnose going on to win the leg on three sticks. Chequers set the final and deciding leg with fourteen and once again Waite came to the Bullnose rescue knocking off the three dolls needed to win the leg and with it the game.
The Crown Otmoor lost ground after a disastrous first two legs at The Ampleforth Arms ‘C’ which they lost 17-12, 23-14. They grabbed a point in the final leg 22-18.

In Section 4 a rare six from Billy Munnelly could not prevent Cowley Workers going down 2-1 to The George ‘A’ in the leg scores of 17-15, 12-20, 18-11.
Leaders The Queens Head lost at home to second placed The Masons Arms in which both teams hit fifty two dolls. Masons won the first leg on three sticks after it was tied 21-21. Queens drawing level in the next leg 16-13. The all important final leg Masons set with eighteen which was enough as The Queens fell three short with fifteen.
Vikings Sports ‘C’ failed to capitalise after they crashed at home to New Club ‘C’ 2-1. Damage was done in the first two legs which they lost 14-13, 18-13 before winning the last leg 22-13.

Section 5 leaders Vikings Sports ‘D’ were on for maximum points when they won the first two legs against The Cricketers Arms ‘A’ 23-15, 23-16 but then collapsed in the final leg losing it 10-19.

Section 6 is so tight only four points separate nine of the ten teams. Leaders King & Queen ‘B’ lost at home to North Oxford Con Club 2-1, after losing the first two legs 15-13, 18-15 they won the last leg on three sticks after it was tied 19-19.
James Ormrod clanged off his first ever six but it could not prevent The Red Lion ‘C’ Eynsham falling to The Seacourt 2-1 in the leg scores of 17-13, 16-18, 14-20. Danny Brown top scored for Seacourt with eleven dolls (3-4-4).
Despite Andy Henderson failing to trouble the doll all night The Six Bells ‘D’ still managed to beat The Three Horseshoes ‘B’ 2-1. Bells lost the first leg 18-14 and just scrapped by in the next two legs by the odd doll 13-12, 12-11.

Seamus O’Malley with ten dolls (3-3-4) led the way for Section 7 leaders The Six Bells ‘B’ to maximum points at home to The Prince Of Wales. They comfortably won all three legs 16-12, 20-15, 17-14
Second placed Rose Hill ‘B’ lost pace on the leaders after they lost away at Donnington Club \'B’ 12-11, 18-14, 16-18.

There’s a three way tie at the top of Section 8 with The Chequers ‘C’ winning 3-0 at Red Lion ‘B’ Cassington 13-7, 15-9, 15-13, Gladiators ‘B’ winning 2-1 at home to Cricketers Arms 14-18, 20-13, 18-12. and Marston British Legion winning away at Northway Club ‘A’ 2-1 in a close game. The first leg went to Northway on three sticks after a 15-15 tie , Legion levelling in the next leg 13-10 and winning the final leg on three sticks after it was tied 15-15 again.

Paul Grant hit double figures (3-4-4) for the first time this season as Section 9 leaders easily beat visitors Littlemore Rugby Club 3-0 in the leg scores of 16-4, 19-4, 19-13.

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