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Week 6

Games played Wednesday 1st June

The Woodman got their first win of the season under their belt with a 3-0 win at The Six Bells A Quarry. Eddie Edwards starred with fourteen dolls (5-5-4) as they comfortably won all three legs 25-15, 25-19, 28-16.
Premier Section leaders Gladiators A dropped a point away at Yarnton British Legion. They quickly got off the mark winning the first two legs with ease 29-21,31-27 However The Glad’s slumped in the final leg with a set of 22. Yarnton passed that with a player to spare with 24. Geoff Townsend for The Gladiators was top dog with thirteen dolls (4-6-3), while Mark Poulter also hit a baker’s dozen for the Legion (3-5-5).
New Club A took advantage of The Glad’s slip up with a 3-0 away win at The Black Prince. They won the opening leg 27-21 and then only set 23 in the next leg. Black Prince looked likely to pass that, but The Black Prince anchor man Ian Grant needing three to win, blobbed out. New Club then rounded up their maximum win in the last leg 22-14.
The George A secured their second win of the season with a low scoring 3-0 win at Garsington Sports Club A. They won the opening leg by the odd doll 17-16 then went on to win the next two legs 17-15, 19-13.

In Section 2 The Swan B move level top after a close 2-1 win at The Red Lion A Kidlington. Red Lion set the opening leg with 22 and in reply Swan left anchor man Mark Revill three to win, he went one better and clanged off four dolls to take the leg with 24. Swan set and lost the next leg 19-21 and in the final and deciding leg Swan set 22. Red Lion left anchor man Revill four to win, however he was unable to repeat his first leg heroics and could only muster up a score of one to leave them three short. Garry Baily hit a six for The Swan in his ten doll haul.
The Six Bells D Kidlington move level at the top with The Swan after their 2-1 win at home over Queens Head.
The first two legs were shared 20-15, 18-20 with The Bells winning the all important final leg 19-16. Steve Ward for The Bells top scored with a dozen dolls (5-3-4).
New Club B remain rooted at the bottom after losing at home to Six Bells A Kidlington 2-1 in the leg scores of
14-20, 18-15, 13-15.

Section 3 leaders Chequers A had a shock after they lost 2-1 at lowly Tiddington Cricket club. Tiddington easily won the opening leg 17-12 but Chequers came back well to level in the next leg 19-16. The Cricket club set in the last leg with 22 and it proved to be enough as The Chequers fell seven short with 15 in reply.
Despite lead off man Kevin Duffy hitting a six in the opening leg Masons Arms A still languish at the foot of the table after coming away from Vikings sports B with nothing. The first leg was tied 21-21 with Vikings winning it on three sticks. They then went on to take maximum points in the next two legs 21-18, 23-13.

In Section 4 Ian Bowler clanged off a six in his thirteen dolls haul (2-5-6) for Littlemore British Legion in their 3-0 win at home to leaders Donnington Social Club A, although the game was much closer than the score suggests. Donnington set the first leg with eighteen and Littlemore just got by with nineteen to sneak the leg. Legion set the next leg with sixteen and Donnington equalled that but lost out on the three stick shoot out. Legion wrapped up the points in the final leg 22-16. Dave Bowler hit a steady 4-4-4 for his dozen dolls.
The Blackbird move level top after a 2-1 win at home to Garsington Sports B in the leg scores of 15-13, 14-7, 13-19.

Red Lion B Old Marston almost claimed their first win of the season in Section 5 away at Democrats Club A. The first leg Red Lion could only set 9 which the Democrats passed with ease hitting 18. Lion levelled in the next leg chasing a set of thirteen they sailed past with a reply of sixteen. The deciding leg was tied 11-11 but Democrats winning it on three sticks to deny The Lion their first win.

In Section 6 Chequers B set thirteen in the opening leg at home to Rose Hill Club B and in reply Rose Hill left anchor man Arthur Bowers five to win and he almost pulled it off but fell one short after whipping off four dolls. Chequers winning the leg on three sticks. Rose Hill came back well to win the next two legs and with the game 16-14, 17-13.

Northway Club A stay at the top and unbeaten in Section 7 with a 3-0 win over visitors Original Swan A. Northway set and won the first leg 15-13 and then Swan set in the next leg with fifteen. In reply Northway’s anchor man hit four to tie the leg and then win it on three sticks. Northway then won the final leg 17-12.
Donnington Club B only scored three more dolls than their visitors Marston British Legion, but went on to win the game 3-0. The opening leg Donnington won by the shortest of margins 14-13 and the second leg was tied 16-16 with Donnington winning it on three sticks. They them completed the maximum win in the final leg 13-11.

The Black Horse leapfrog Northway Club C at the top of Section 8 with a fine 3-0 away win. They won the first leg by the odd doll 11-10 and then easily own the next two legs 16-9, 11-7.

In Section 9 The White House could not have got off to a worse possible start at leaders Bletchingdon Sports Club, after their first three players all recorded three blobs each. No surprise that the sportsmen won all three legs 14-4, 18-7, 13-4.

SIXERS: R.Goodall (New Club A) G.Townsend, K.Baker (Gladiators A) G.Bailey The Swan B, K.Duffy (Masons Arms A)
I.Bowler (Littlemore British Legion)

BLOBBERS: L.Walsh (Red Lion B Marston) K.Sharp (Fox & Goat), G.Holden (Catherine Wheel), J.Anson, J.Alsop, S.Ross (White House)

TOP DOLL SCORERS:
14- E.Edwards (The Woodman)
13- M.Poulter (Yarnton B.L.) G.Townsend (Gladiators A), I.Bowler (Littlemore British Legion)
12- R.Goodall (New Club A), L.Thompson, J.Townsend (Swan A) S.Ward (Six Bells D) N.O’Donnell (Prince Of Wales) D.Bowler (Littlemore B.L.)

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