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Week 6

REPORT FROM GAMES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 3rd JUNE

Barry Ruffels was in tremendous form for Garsington Sports ‘A’ as he bagged himself a six in his fifteen doll haul (5-6-4) but it was all in vain as The Woodman chopped them down 2-1. The opening leg was tight as The Woodman won it by the odd doll 21-20. Garsington levelled in the next leg with an impressive set of 31 to the Woodman’s reply of 22. The final and deciding leg Garsington set 22 but it was no where near enough as Woodman passed it comfortably with 26.
Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington still rule the roost in the Premier Section and remain unbeaten after a 3-0 home win over The Black Prince ‘B’. Jon Townsend led the way with fifteen dolls (4-5-6) and was well supported by skipper Roger Goodall with fourteen dolls (6-3-5) as they won all three legs 24-21, 27-25, 30-25.
Mark Washington was in fine form for Ampleforth Arms ‘A’ with thirteen dolls (6-3-4) as they just edged out The Gladiators 2-1. The first leg Ampleforth won at a canter 29-19 with Gladiators coming back well in the next leg taking it by one doll 25-24. Glad’s set the deciding leg with 23 which was not quite enough as anchor man Washington clanged off the dolls needed to win it by two dolls.
New Club ‘A’ lost their first game of the season in Section One when Black Prince ‘A’ won a close game 3-0. They triumphed in all three legs 27-25, 25-23, 30-28.

In Section 2 after returning from holiday skipper Steve Brandon stopped the rot as Six Bells ‘A’ Quarry won 3-0 at home to Vikings Sports ‘B’ and prevented a third consecutive defeat. Brandon clanged off a baker’s dozen (4-4-5) in the leg scores of 22-18, 17-14, 21-18.
Lee Anderson was in top form for Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington as he whipped off fourteen dolls (4-5-5) as they came away from Florence Park Club ‘A’ with a 2-1 victory. Red Lion won the first leg 26-22 and was then set 26 in the next. Anchor man Anderson was left needing all six to tie the leg, but he fell just one short with five to allow Florence Park to level. The final leg the club men could only muster a set of 13, which the Lion roared back with 24.
Kevin Stuart for Rose Hill Club ‘A’ (4-5-4) and Steve Tooke for The Golden Ball ‘A’ (5-3-5) both hit thirteen dolls apiece but it was Rose Hill who came out on top 2-1. They won the first two legs 23-18, 23-19 with Golden Ball coming back well in the last leg to grab a point 26-24.

The Crown Chalgrove remain unbeaten in Section 3 after an assured 3-0 win at home to Queens Head. Kenny Adams led the way with a dozen dolls (4-5-6) taking all three legs 20-16, 22-19, 20-15.
Chequers ‘A’ remain rooted at the foot of the table after their fourth defeat of the season this time at Vikings Sports ‘A’. They set thirteen in the first leg, and in reply Vikings left anchor man Pete Kennett four to win the leg, which he duly achieved with a stick to spare. Chequers levelled in the next leg 17-13 but a reverse of that score in the final leg gave Vikings the win.

In Section 4 Rose Hill Club ‘B’ scored one more doll than their hosts Masons Arms ‘A’ (46-45) but still ended up losing 2-1. Rose Hill won the opener 18-15 but lost the next leg on three sticks after it was tied 17-17. Masons then wrapped up victory in the final leg 13-11. Monty Morgan threw a steady 4-4-4 in his twelve doll total for the club men.

After losing their previous three games in Section 5 Chequers ‘B’ finally got the winning habit back defeating Littlemore British Legion 3-0 on their own alley. Chequers only hit eleven in the first leg but Littlemore fell one short with ten, however their chase was not helped with five of their players blobbing out in the leg. Chequers then went on to win the next two legs 18-14, 14-12. Steve Jenkins was top dog with eleven dolls (3-3-4).
Joe Beauchamp hit a rare six for North Oxford Con Club as they defeated hosts Vikings sports ‘C’ 3-0 in the leg scores of 23-11, 16-13, 19-17.

The top two clashed in Section 6 and it was leaders Six Bells ‘D’ Kidlington that returned victorious from Rose Hill Club ‘C’. After taking the opening leg 16-12 they had to rely on a three stick shoot out in the next leg after it was tied 13-13. Rose Hill earned a point in the final leg 14-10.

In Section 7 Berkshire House move level at the top with Red Lion Yarnton after defeating them away 2-1. Red Lion took an early lead in the first leg 15-12 and then set 19 in the next leg. Berkshire’s anchor man Nick Chapman was left needing five to win the leg, which he managed, knocking off the winning doll with his final stick. Berkshire then wrapped up victory in the final leg 18-11.

In Section 8 leaders Donnington Club ‘B’ scrapped a 3-0 win at home to Northway Club ‘B’. They won the first leg 18-12, but the next leg was tied 15-15 and three sticks could not separate them, Donnington finally winning the leg on a one stick shoot out. They then claimed maximum points in the final leg 15-14.

TOP DOLL SCORERS
J.Townsend Six Bells C Kidlington 15
B.Ruffels Garsington Sports A 15
R.Goodall Six Bells C Kidlington 14
L.Anderson Red Lion A Kidlington 14
N.Lyon Black Prince B 13
M.Washington Ampleforth Arms A 13
S.Brandon Six Bells A Quarry 13
K.Stuart Rose Hill A 13
S.Tooke Golden Ball A 13
C.Webb Ampleforth Arms B 13

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