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Report Week 4

REPORT FROM MATCHES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 15th MAY

Ian Grant was in top form as he clanged off fourteen dolls (5-4-5) for The Black Prince ‘A’ as they came away from The Six Bells ‘A’ Quarry with maximum points in Section 2. Team mate David Leopold chipped in with a bakers dozen (3-5-5) as they won all three legs 22-17, 24-13, 24-18.

Geoff Townsend with fourteen dolls (5-3-6) and Philip Adams with thirteen dolls (3-4-6) made sure The Cricketers B did not slip up away at Red Lion B Eynsham in the Premier Section as they won all three legs 30-24, 28-23, 31-29.
Robert Taylor bagged himself a six in his thirteen doll haul (4-6-3) for The New Club ‘A’ but it could not prevent them going down 2-1 at Garsington Sports ‘A’. New Club won the opening leg 25-17 and then set 24 in the next leg. Garsington had to thank anchor man Trevor Greenaway for snatching the leg by the odd doll as he whipped off the five dolls needed. Garsington wrapped up victory in the final leg 26-24.
With a two doll handicap Vikings ‘B’ took full advantage in their game against The Gladiators ‘A’ as they banged in a score of 34 in the opening leg chasing a set of 26. The Glad’s levelled in the next leg 29-21. Vikings set 25 in the deciding leg which proved to be enough as The Glad’s fell two dolls short with 23.
Roger Goodall (4-5-5)Alan Surman (6-3-4) and Steve Ward (4-6-3) inspired The Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington to a comfortable 3-0 home win over The Ampleforth Arms ‘A’ 26-20, 28-22, 28-23.

Andy Kay hit a steady 4-4-4 for The Red Lion Yarnton in Section 3 to keep their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win at Kennington Social Club. The club men won the first leg 16-15 but Red Lion roared back in the next two legs 24-15, 25-17 to claim a deserved victory.
Dave Green was in electrifying form as he whipped off fourteen dolls (4-5-5) for The Chequers ‘C’ in their 3-0 win at The Six Bells ‘A’ Kidlington, 24-13, 21-13, 23-19.
Three Horseshoes also remain unbeaten after they came from behind to beat The Crown 2-1. They lost the first leg 17-15 but came back well to claim the next two legs 25-23, 21-19. Phil Jackson was top dog for the Shoes with thirteen dolls (4-4-5).

In Section 4 Keith Quinell hit a six in hit total dolls score of thirteen (2-5-6) but it was all in vain as Kidlington Sports ‘B’ crashed at home to The Original Swan ‘A’ 2-1. First two legs went to The Swan 17-15, 21-16 with the Sports men winning the final leg 21-18.

It was not unlucky thirteen for The Democrats Richard Wyness as he clanged off thirteen dolls 3-5-5 to lead them to a 3-0 home win over Red Lion Islip in Section 5. Victory was never in doubt as they won all three legs 18-13, 20-17, 19-14.

In Section 8 Donnington Arms came away from Northway Club ‘B’ with a hard fought 2-1 victory. They won the opening leg 15-10 and had to rely on a three stick shoot out in the next leg after it was tied 10-10. Northway grabbed a point in the final leg by the odd doll 13-12. Phil Chaundy top scored for Donnington with nine dolls.

In Section 9 Original Swan ‘C’ and Kings Arms went into their clash both unbeaten and it was The Kings Arms who remained unbeaten after a 2-1 win. They secured victory in the first two legs 18-16, 13-7 before The Swan won the final leg 14-12.
Only two dolls separated The George ‘B’ and The Kite but it was enough to give The Kite a close fought 2-1 win. Kite set and won the opening leg 11-10 and set with eleven in the next leg. George won that by the odd doll with a chase of twelve. Kite won the third and deciding leg 12-10.

In Section 10 Oxford Rugby Club almost produced history by becoming the first team to score zero in one leg. They were unlucky in the opening leg against Kennington Social Club ‘B’ losing it on three sticks after the leg was tied 8-8. They then lost the next leg 10-9, before came that almost fateful leg when the only player to hit the doll was third man James Knox to spare their blushes as they lost the leg 12-1.
Dave Spriggs hit double figures (3-4-3) for Headington British Legion as they had a comfortable 3-0 win at Red Lion ‘C’ Kidlington 10-7, 16-6, 12-6.

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