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Week 10

REPORT FROM GAMES PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY 8th JULY

Terry Stuart was in exceptional form as he clanged off fifteen dolls (5-5-5) for Red Lion ‘A’ Eynsham in their 3-0 win at home to Ampleforth Arms ‘A’. They set and won the opening leg by the odd doll 24-23 and then won the next two 28-24, 32-26 to claim maximum points. Mark Washington top scored for The Ampleforth with thirteen dolls (4-4-5).
New Club ‘A’ move to the top of Section One after demolishing their close rivals Yarnton British Legion 3-0.
Jimmy Kent led the way with a bakers dozen (5-5-3) as they won all three legs 28-21, 22-17, 24-22.
Black Prince ‘A’ are hitting form at the right time and are only a point behind as they produced a good 3-0 win at home to Garsington Sports Club ‘A’. They won the opening leg 21-18 and then were set 28 in the next leg, which proved to be no problem as they raced past it with an impressive 33 and finally wrapping up proceedings in the last leg 26-24.
Andy Beal (5-5-4) Dick Walsh (4-5-5) and Roger Goodall (6-4-4) all hit fourteen dolls for Premier pace setters Six Bells ‘C’ Kidlington as they beat The Gladiators 3-0. Pete Rampton chipped in with thirteen dolls (4-3-6) as they won all three legs 29-18, 26-25, 32-26.
The Woodman stay in second place after a close maximum win over Black Prince ‘B’. They had to rely on a three stick shoot out in the opening leg after it was tied 18-18, won the second leg by one doll 25-24 and then comfortably won the final leg 30-21.

Only three points separate the top three teams in Section 2 with Rose Hill Club’s lead cut to one point after they dropped a leg at home to Vikings Sports ‘B’. Chasing a set of 22 in the first leg Rose Hill’s anchor man Kevin Stuart clanged off the five dolls needed to secure the win with 23. They went two up in the next leg 29-18 but lost the last leg 17-25. Stuart was top dog with thirteen dolls (5-5-3).
Ampleforth Arms ‘B’ move within a point thanks to some fine throwing from Chris Webb who bagged himself a six in his fourteen doll haul as they defeated Six Bells ‘A’ Quarry 3-0. The Ampleforth hit 30 in the opening leg when chasing a set of 20 and then took the next leg 25-19. The final leg was tied 21-21 with anchor man Webb hitting all three in the three stick shoot out to tie up maximum points.

Despite a six from Steve Christy Cricketers Arms Cowley still find themselves rooted at the foot of the table in Section 3 after coming away from Vikings Sports ‘A’ defeated 2-1. Mark Washington hit form with thirteen dolls (5-4-4) for The Vikings as they won the first two legs 17-15, 27-20, before losing the last leg 18-19.

In Section 4 Visitors Rose Hill ‘B’ just got the better over hosts North Oxford Con Club ‘A’ in a close contest.
Rose Hill set all three legs and won the opening leg 19-17 the second by the odd doll 17-16 and set 18 in the final leg. Con Club’s anchor man Mick Richardson clanged off four dolls to tie the leg who then went on to win the leg on three sticks.
Donnington Club ‘A’ title ambitions took another hit as they lost their third game on the bounce, this time at home to The George. Henry O’Connor and Dean Jacobs both hit elven dolls for The George in the leg scores of 23-19, 18-15, 23-16

There were some strange scoring in the Section 5 clash between Red Lion ‘A’ Marston and Six Bells ‘B’ Kidlington. Red lion could only muster up a set of ten in the first leg, however in reply Six Bells replied with a shocking four. Lion went two up in the next leg 17-14. Six Bells massively improved in the third leg winning it 22-15.
New Club ‘B’ continue their control at the top with their ninth win out of ten, this time at home to North Oxford Con club ‘B’. James Gilding led the way with eleven dolls, (4-3-4) as they strolled to victory 21-12, 15-11, 17-15.

Green Road Club ‘A’ put a severe dent in Six Bells ‘D’ Kidlington Section 6 title ambitions as they thumped them 3-0 at home. Green Road won the first leg on three sticks after it was tied 12-12 and then won the next leg by the smallest of margins 12-11. They then wrapped up a perfect night in the final leg 16-14.
Rose Hill Club ‘C’ took full adavantage and move one point clear at the top thanks to a 3-0 win at White Hart Wolvercote. They won the last leg on three sticks after it was a tie 13-13 after going two up 16-13, 12-11.

Section 7 leaders Berkshire House ‘A’ almost came unstuck at The Democrats Club as the first two legs had to be settled on three sticks. Both were tied 11-11 & 14-14, Berkshire winning them both on the shoot out. Final leg Berkshire took easily 21-11.

Section 8 basement boys Northway ‘B’ were unlucky not to produce a shock at title contenders The Original Swan. They set thirteen in the opening leg and in reply Swan struggled and only just sneaked by with fourteen. Northway set the next leg with fourteen and it was thanks to Swan’s anchor man Belmant Chalal who whipped off four dolls to win them the leg with eighteen. Swan fell to pieces in the final leg, only setting with seven, which Northway easily passed that with sixteen.

It’s very tight at the top of section 9 and joint leaders Golden Ball ‘B’ remain unbeaten after they beat Berkshire ‘B’ on their own patch. They raced into a two nil lead 11-8, 14-9, but lost the final leg 14-9.


TOP DOLL SCORERS
T.Stuart Red Lion \'A\' Eynsham 15
C.Webb Ampleforth Arms \'B\' 14
A.Beal Six Bells \'C\' Kidlington 14
D.Walsh Six Bells \'C\' Kidlington 14
R.Goodall Six Bells \'C\' Kidlington 14
M.Washington Ampleforth Arms \'A\' 13
B.Ruffels Garsington Sports \'A\' 13
S.Tooke Golden Ball \'A\' 13
J.Kent New Club \'A\' 13
K.Stuart Rose Hill Club \'A\' 13
P.Rampton Six Bells \'C\' Kidlington 13
K.Masterson Vikings Sports \'A\' 13

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