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Week 5

REPORT FROM GAMES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY

Veteran Tony Bradford, at the grand old age of 81 clanged off fifteen dolls for the second time this season (5-5-5) to help New Club ‘A’ to a maximum 3-0 win at home to Red Lion ‘A’ Eynsham. They comfortably won the first two legs 30-23, 26-20 and were then set 27 in the final leg. Anchor man Bradford needing four to win whipped off five dolls to finish off a good night all round.
Paul Townsend top scored with fourteen dolls (5-5-4) and guided Black Prince ‘B’ to their first win of the season at home to Yarnton British Legion 2-1. They lost the opener 24-25 but won the next two legs 24-20, 23-19.
It was unlucky thirteen for The Gladiators Kevin Baker as he hit 5-4-4 but still ended up on the losing side, going down at home to The Black Prince ‘A’ 2-1. The Glad’s started off well winning the first leg 22-16 however Black Prince levelled in the next leg 23-22 and sealed victory in the final leg 22-17.

In Section 2 Chris Webb starred for The Ampleforth Arms ‘B’ as he bagged himself a six in his thirteen doll haul (3-6-4) in their 3-0 win at home to Kennington Social Club. The game was a lot closer than the result suggests with the opening leg being won on three sticks after it was tied 20-20. Second leg was won 23-20 and the final leg Kennington set with 21. Anchor man Webb needing four to win, duly obliged to give Ampleforth maximum points.
Golden Ball ‘A’ inflicted The Bullnose Morris ‘A’ first defeat with a close fought 2-1 win. They won the first two legs 19-18, 22-21 with The Bullnose getting a point in the final leg 18-14.
Simon King hit a six in his dozen dolls (6-2-4) for Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham in their 2-1 win at home to Vikings Sports in the leg scores of 22-20, 14-17, 22-14.
Nick Cross for Florence Park ‘A’ was another six hitter as he top scored with a dozen dolls (2-6-4) to lead them to a 3-0 win at Six Bells ‘A’ Quarry, 25-14, 22-18, 19-16.

In Section 3 young Josh Breakspear was in top form with twelve dolls (3-4-5) as Chequers ‘C’ came from behind to beat Cricketers Arms on their own turf. Cricketers opened with 17-11 win but lost the next two 15-11, 19-16.

Rob Jeffery hit a baker’s dozen (5-4-4) in Garsington Sports ‘B’ 3-0 win at The George in Section 4. They won all three legs 22-20, 17-15, 22-16.
Philip Simpson hit double figures (2-3-5) for Donnington Club ‘A’ in their 3-0 win at The Pheasant Inn ‘A’. It was fairly comfortable for the club men in the end winning all three legs 12-8, 17-11, 16-13.

In Section 5 Six Bells ‘B’ Kidlington just sneaked victory at Green Road Club ‘B’. The Bells set the first leg with 14 and in reply the clubmen’s anchor man Simon Hopkins whipped off the two dolls needed to win the leg by the odd doll. The second leg Green Road set with 15 and this time it was the Bell’s anchor man Warwick Morris that clanged off the four dolls that was needed for the win to level the game. The final and deciding leg Bells set and won 16-13.

Mick Fallows had a mixed night for White Hart Wolvercote at home to Seacourt Bridge in Section 6. He started off with a maximum six but followed that up with a 3 and a blob. However the hosts still went on to take all three legs 18-11, 16-9, 14-6.
Robin Cooper clanged off a dozen dolls (4-5-3) for Rose Hill Club ‘C’ as they came from behind to beat The King & Queen 2-1. The first leg King & Queen won easily 16-12 but Rose Hill came back well in the second leg to level 19-15. They then claimed victory in the final leg 20-13.

In Section 7 Cowley Workers came away from Florence Park ‘B’ with a close 2-1 victory. They set and won the first leg 17-16 and had to rely on three sticks in the second leg after it was tied 14-14. Florence Park secured a point in the final leg 11-7. Billy Munnelly was top dog for the Workers with ten dolls (3-4-3).

The Original Swan ‘A’ scored more dolls than their hosts Kidlington Football Club (32-36) in Section 8 but still lost out 2-1. The Swan had a comfortable start winning the first leg 15-10. Kidlington levelled in the next leg on three sticks after it was tied 11-11. The deciding leg went to the football club 11-9.

In Section 9 White House Bladon and The Red Lion Cassington both scored 33 dolls but it was The Lion that came away with a 2-1 win. White House took the first leg 13-8 with The Lion roaring back in the next leg 12-11. They then completed the comeback in the final leg 13-9. Wayne Townsend threw well for The Lion with 11 dolls (5-3-2).

TOP DOLL SCORERS
T.Bradford New Club A 15
P.Townsend Black Prince B 14
K.Giles Ampleforth Arms A 13
R.Goodall Six Bells C Kidlington 13
K.Baker Gladiators A 13
N.Lyon Black Prince B 13
C.Webb Ampleforth Arms B 13
R.Jeffery Garsington Sports B 13

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