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Report Week 17

REPORT FROM MATCHES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST

Cricketers ‘B’ retained the Premier Section with a 2-1 win at The Black Swan after their nearest rivals The Three Pigeons crashed 3-0 at The Red Lion ‘B’ Kidlington. Jon Townsend led the way with fifteen dolls (6-5-4) as they won the first two legs 31-26, 28-22 before losing the last leg on three sticks after it was tied 27-27.
Red Lion’s win over The Three Pigeons moves them two points clear in Section One as they claimed maximum points 32-24, 28-23, 29-28 and to set up a showdown with Garsington Sports next week. Steve Bayliss was top dog with fourteen dolls (5-4-5). Garsington Sports ‘A’ beat The Red Lion Brill 3-0 with Ken Maunder top scoring with a dozen dolls 3-6-3.

Two teams share top spot in Section 2 with Vikings Sports ‘B’ boosting their chances with a 3-0 win at The Chequers ‘A’. Allan Davies top scored with twelve dolls (4-3-5) as they won all three legs 20-17, 20-19, 23-20. Richard Dunn bagged himself a six for The Chequers.
Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham share the lead after they came away from Cowley Workers with a hard fought 2-1 victory. They won the opening leg 24-21 but The Workers levelled in the next leg 22-20. The Red Lion won the final and deciding leg 17-15.

In Section 4 four teams are still battling it out at the top. King & Queen ‘A’ lead the way after they had a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Donnington Club ‘A’ 17-14, 21-16, 23-17. Clive Tutton threw a steady dozen dolls (3-4-5).
Kennington Club A’ and Six Bells ‘A’ Kidlington fought out a long and close match as only one doll separated the teams. Kennington thought their set in the first leg of 18 was enough but The Bells anchor man Alan Wood clanged off the four dolls needed to tie the leg which they then went on to win in the three sticks. In the second leg Kennington set nineteen and once again Wood came to the rescue with another four to tie the leg, however Kennington won this three stick shoot out. The final leg went to the club men 18-17.
Kidlington Sports Club ‘B’ and Tiddington Cricket Club both scored forty two dolls apiece but it was Kidlington who came out on top. The first two legs were shared 15-14 with Kidlington setting the final leg with thirteen. In reply Tiddington had nine on the board after four throws but the next three players blobbed out leaving anchor man Dick Brownsill needing five to win, which he just fell one short with four to tie the leg. Kidlington won it on three sticks. Phil Smith from Tiddington was top dog with a bakers dozen (4-4-5).

Section Seven leaders Red Lion Islip crashed at home to Red Lion ‘C’ Eynsham 2-1 which allowed The Nut Tree to draw level after they came away from Six Bells ‘D’ Kidlington with maximum points. They won all three legs 19-13, 14-9, 13-12.
It was not unlucky thirteen for The Cricketers ‘A’ Steve Cristy as he whipped off a bakers dozen (4-4-5) to help them to a 3-0 win at home to Kidlington Sports ‘A’ 18-11, 14-12, 17-14.

In Section 10 Tony Flett from The Prince Of Wales Iffley Village hit his best ever score as he clanged off fourteen dolls including a maximum six (3-5-6) to lead them to a 2-1 win over Littlemore British Legion 9-13, 15-11, 16-7.

In Competitions semi-final night ten times Oxford Singles winner Philip Adams from The Cricketers ‘B’ beat Keith Bull from Team Monarch 2-0 while team mate Kevin Baker beat Steve Ward from Six Bells ‘C’ in an epic. In the first leg Baker set each throw and opened with five which Ward matched. Three sticks was tied 2-2 and one stick was tied 1-1, back to six sticks and Baker hit five again which was enough as Ward fell one short with four. Baker then set five in the next leg which proved to strong for Ward this time to give Baker a 2-0 win.

All final result cards must be received to the secretary by Monday 10th September.

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