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Week 9

REPORT FROM GAMES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 1st JULY

Alan Holt was in tremendous form as he clanged off fifteen dolls including a six (4-5-6) for The Black Prince ‘A’, but it was all in vain as Section One leaders Yarnton British Legion piped them 2-1. Black Prince set and won the opening leg 27-19 and was then set 26 by Yarnton, which proved to be one to strong as they fell one doll short with 25 in reply. The final and deciding leg Yarnton set and won 28-24.
The Woodman’s Paul Bennett was another fifteen hitter (5-5-5) as they came from behind to beat The Ampleforth Arms ‘A’ 2-1. The Ampleforth got off to a flyer in the first leg, with Rob Bradford hitting a six, they set a formidable 30 to Woodman’s reply of 23. Woodman responded well in the next leg taking it 29-19 and then went on to win the last leg and match 25-21.
New Club ‘A’ almost, and should have ruined Premier Section leaders The Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington unbeaten record but just fell short on a long night. Six Bells got off to the perfect start winning the first leg 29-22 and then set 31 in the next leg which they hoped would give them a two nil lead. However New Club had other ideas and came storming back to win it with a chase of 34. The final leg Six Bells could only muster up a set of 23 and New Club should have passed it with ease, but could only tie the leg. With Six Bells setting each leg, three sticks were tied 12-12 and one stick was tied 4-4. Back to six sticks Six Bells hit 23 again but this time New Club fell short by one doll with 22 to hand Six Bells victory. Roger Goodall top scored with fourteen dolls (5-4-5) while team mate Andy Beal, and New Club’s Ade Shepherd and John Horton all hit thirteen dolls.
Garsington Sports ‘A’ remain at the foot of the table and drifting after losing 3-0 at The Gladiators, although the result did not reflect the closeness of the match. The first leg was tied 26-26, Glad’s winning it on three sticks. The Gladiators then went two up in the next leg 27-20 and just scrapped though on the final leg 26-25.

In Section 2 Ampleforth Arms ‘C’ Chris Webb made it a trio of fifteen hitters on the night as he bagged himself a six in his fifteen doll haul (4-6-5) to lead them to a comfortable 3-0 home win over Red Lion ‘A’ Kidlington
19-13, 27-20, 27-21.
Steve Tooke whipped off his third six of the season in his thirteen doll total (3-6-4) to help Golden Ball ‘A’ to a 2-1 win at Florence Park ‘A’. They won the first leg 21-15 with Florence Park levelling in the next leg 21-20. Final leg going to Golden Ball 21-13.
Six Bells ‘A’ Quarry scored more dolls than their visitors Red Lion ‘B’ Eynsham (57-55) but still lost out 2-1.
Mark Hewitson was top dog for The Lion with thirteen dolls (4-5-4) as they won the first two legs 17-15, 22-21 before losing the final leg 16-21.

In Section 3 Tiddington Cricket Clubs Dick Brownsill hit a bakers dozen (4-3-6) as they beat leaders The Crown 2-1 in the leg scores of 24-17, 13-19, 24-16.
The opening leg against Chequers ‘C’ and Brill Sports Club ‘B’ was an epic. It was tied 20-20 and then three sticks, one stick, and back to six could not separate them, with Brill Club winning it on the second time around on three sticks. Chequers levelled in the next leg 24-15 with Brill taking the deciding leg 17-14. Dave Green for The Chequers was top dog with thirteen dolls (5-4-4).

Garsington Sports ‘B’ Section 4 title ambitions were dented when visitors The Pheasant Inn ‘A’ came away with the spoils 2-1 in the leg scores of 14-15, 15-13, 16-21. Pheasants Ian Sharp banged off a six in his ten doll haul.

North Oxford Con Club boosted their Section 5 title hopes and in turn weakened Red Lion ‘A’ Marston hopes as they came away with a close 2-1 win. The club men won the first leg 15-12 with Red Lion winning the next leg by the same score. North Oxford set the final leg with 18 and it was just enough as Red Lion came up one short with 17 in reply.

In Section 6 Robin Cooper hit a rare six but it could not prevent Rose Hill Club ‘C’ losing at home to Red Lion ‘C’ Eynsham 2-1. They started off well winning the first leg 16-11 but then went on to lose the next two 15-11, 15-13.

The Berkshire ‘A’ stay top of section 7 after a mixed night at the Blackbird. They set and won the opening leg 20-16 and then lost the next leg 11-10. The deciding leg they hit 20 again which was enough as The Blackbird could only reply with 12. Nick Chapman top scored for the Berkshire with ten dolls (5-1-4).
Northway Club ‘A’ move level with The Berkshire at the top after a comfortable 3-0 home win against basement boys The Catherine Wheel who are the only team not to record a victory this season, 13-10, 16-10, 12-10.
In the clash between the two Red Lions from Yarnton and Marston B it was the Yarnton Lion that roared the loudest as they took all three legs at home 11-9, 15-9, 17-13. Ron Squires was top man with eleven dolls 2-4-5

TOP DOLL SCORERS
A.Holt Black Prince \'A\' 15
C.Webb Ampleforth Arms \'C\' 15
P.Bennett The Woodman 15
R.Goodall Six Bells \'C\' Kidlington 14
A.Beal Six Bells \'C\' Kidlington 13
A.Shepherd New Club \'A\' 13
D.Brownsill Tiddington Cricket Club 13
D.Green Chequers \'C\' 13
G.Townsend Gladiators 13
J.Horton New Club \'A\' 13
M.Hewitson Red Lion \'B\' Eynsham 13
M.Poulter Yarnton B.L. 13
S.Tooke Golden Ball \'A\' 13
T.Nicholls Six Bells \'A\' Kidlington 13

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