Report Week 6
REPORT FROM MATCHES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 30th MAY
Alan Surman was in devastating form as he bagged himself a six in his fifteen doll haul for The Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington in their 2-1 win at The Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington. They done it the hard way coming from behind after losing the first leg 35-25. Six Bells levelled in the second leg 29-19 and then secured victory in the final leg 27-23. Steve Ward also starred for The Six Bells with fourteen dolls (5-4-5).
Three Pigeons lost their first game of the season going down to Premier Section holders The Cricketers ‘B’ 2-1. Pigeons won the opening leg 27-25 however Cricketers came storming back to take the next two legs 27-25, 30-26. Phil Wilkins led the way for The Cricketers with fifteen dolls (4-6-5) and was well supported by Ivor Clarke and John Townsend who both hit thirteen dolls.
Trevor Greenaway hit a bakers dozen for Garsington Sports Club ‘A’ and guided them to a 2-1 win over New Club ‘A’. Chasing a set of 26 anchor man Greenaway was left needing five to win and he did not disappoint as he clanged of the first five to secure an early lead. New Club won the next leg 28-24 before The Sports men grabbed victory in the final leg 21-19.
In Section 2 Vikings Sports Allan Davies was in for a massive score after hitting a six in the opening leg and then followed it up with a five in the second leg but fell away badly in the final leg with a one. They still managed to beat The Six Bells Quarry though 3-0 with leg scores of 20-15, 17-16, 22-18.
It was unlucky thirteen for Cowley Workers Chris Webb as he whipped of thirteen dolls (4-6-3) but it could not prevent them going down 2-1 at The Chequers ‘A’. They won the first leg 18-17 but lost the next two and game 18-16, 24-19.
Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham move into top position after beating Woodman Inn 3-0. Simon King starred with thirteen dolls (6-3-4) as they won all three legs 28-18, 21-20, 23-19.
Democrats just got the better over Tiddington Cricket Club in Section 4 in a close game. Democrats set the first leg with 19 and after a slow reply Cricket Club left anchor man Dick Brownshill four to win. However he was up to it and clanged off the four dolls needed to win the leg. Second leg Cricket Club set thirteen and this time it was Democrats anchor man Dan Thompson who came to the rescue hitting the three dolls needed to win the leg and level the game. Final leg went to The Democrats 20-17.
Clive Tutton was in fine form for The King & Queen ‘A’ with fourteen dolls (4-6-4) in their 2-1 defeat over Seacourt Bridge. They set and won the first two legs 16-13, 17-10 and then set 14 in the final leg. In Seacourt’s’ reply they left anchor man Danny Brown five to win and he went one better by whipping off all six to grab a point.
In Section 5 Queens Head ‘B’ Craig Disley had a mixed night in their 2-1 win over Chandos Arms ‘B’. After hitting a maximum six in the opening leg he failed to trouble the doll in the next and then followed it up with a one in the final leg.
Joe Bandrowski was in top form as he hit a bakers dozen (4-4-5) as Masons Arms ‘B’ beat Red Lion Wolvercote 2-1. They won the opening leg 23-14 but lost the next leg on three sticks after it was tied 18-18. Victory was secured in the final leg 21-19.
After twenty years of trying Daz Browning from The Red Lion ‘A’ Yarnton finally hit a maximum six in their game against The Nut Tee in Section 7. It must have took a lot out of him as he followed it up with a blob in the next leg! Anchor man Jason Ludlow was the hero for The Red Lion as in the first leg he smashed off the five dolls needed to win the leg by the odd doll, 18-17 then hit the winning doll in the next leg 16-15. Nut Tree won a point in the final leg 20-14.
In Section 8 it was unlucky thirteen for The Catherine Wheel in their clash away at Six Bells ‘B’ Kidlington. They hit thirteen in all three legs, winning the first leg 13-9, losing the next one on three sticks after it was tied 13-13 and losing the final leg 16-13.
Despite playing on crutches Michael Vickers top scored for White Hart with eight dolls but it could not prevent them going down 3-0 at home to Chequers ‘D’ 3-0 in Section 9. Leg scores 17-13, 17-13, 18-10.
In Section 11 Red Lion Marston move into second place with a 3-0 win over The Hollybush. After winning the first leg 12-3 they had to rely on a three stick shootout in the second leg after it was tied 13-13. They claimed maximum points in the final leg 10-5. Adrian Bull top scored with nine dolls (4-2-3).
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