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Week 1

REPORT FROM WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL
Alan Goodgame and his team The Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington were in devastating form in the opening game of the season away at Yarnton British Legion in the Premier /Section One clash.Goodgame missed with his first three sticks but then clanged off the doll fifteen times with his next fifteen sticks to end up with a double sixer (3-6-6). He was well supported by Dick Walsh with fourteen dolls (5-6-3) and Roger Goodall with thirteen dolls (5-3-5) as The Six Bells hit a total of 93 dolls in the leg scores of 32-24, 31-28, 30-25.
Champions Cricketers ‘B’ suffered a rare first game defeat at home to New Club ‘A’. They never got going as they lost the first two legs 22-18, 20-19 but came back well to win the final leg 28-23. Pip Goulding with a six top scored for The Cricketers with a dozen dolls (2-4-6).
Neil Lyon with fifteen dolls (6-5-4) helped The Three Pigeons to a maximum win at home to The Black Prince.They set the opening leg with a massive 33 which The Prince could not get near with a reply of 26. Pigeons won the next leg 29-24 and were then set 25 in the final leg. Anchor Lyon made sure of maximum points by clanging off five dolls to give them the leg 27-25. Team mate Kevin Giles chipped in with fourteen dolls (4-5-5).
Newly promoted to Section One Rose Hill Club ‘A’ started quick of the blocks away at Garsington Sports ‘A’ with an opening leg win of 29-25. They could not keep it up though as Garsington won the next two legs 26-21, 29-21. Steve Greenough (6-4-3) and Martin Ruffels (3-5-5) both hit a bakers dozen for the Sports men.

In Section 2 Daryl Simpson was in fine form as he whipped off fourteen dolls (5-4-5) to steer the Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham to a 3-0 win at Team Monarch for whom Keith Bull top scored with thirteen dolls (3-4-6). The Lion won all three legs 22-15, 26-22, 28-16.
The dolls were shared 63 apiece in a close contest between Six Bells Quarry and Chequers ‘A’ but it was The Bells who won the game 2-1. Chequers won the first leg by the odd doll 19-18 with the second leg tied 24-24. Bells winning it on three sticks. The final and deciding leg Bells won it after setting by the odd doll 21-20. Phil Hounslow for The Chequers (3-5-5) and Mick Holton for The Bells (4-6-3) were top dogs with thirteen dolls.
Despite scoring more dolls than their opponents, The Woodman lost out to visitors The Three Horseshoes ‘A’ 2-1. They lost the first leg 20-19 and then the second 18-14, however snatched a point in the final leg 22-16.

Despite Ged Cox failing to trouble the doll all night King & Queen ‘A’ still managed to take maximum points at home to Green Road Club in Section 4. Clive Tutton led the way with eleven dolls (5-3-3) as they won all three legs 20-16, 19-13, 17-13.

In Section 5 The George ‘B’ John Brown was in outstanding form as he bagged him self a six in his fourteen doll haul (4-4-6) to inspire his team to a 3-0 win at Donnington Club ‘C’. They comfortably won all thee legs 21-17, 16-15, 20-6.
Newly formed Vikings Sports ‘D’ got their season of to a winning start beating Brill Sports Club ‘A’ 2-1 despite scoring fewer dolls than their opponents. Vikings just won the first two legs by the odd doll 16-15, 18-17 with Brill taking the final leg 17-13.

In Section 8 The Chequers ‘C’ Ben Green hit double figures (3-4-4) to lead them to a 3-0 win at home to Red Lion Marston. They just won the opening leg by one doll 16-15 but then went on ease the next two legs 19-15, 18-11.

Despite Chris Cox clanging off a dozen dolls (4-5-3) The Kite lost away at Red Lion ‘A’ Cassington 2-1 in Section 9.Lion won the first leg 11-9 with The Kite levelling in the next leg 16-11. The deciding leg went to the Lion 13-8.

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