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Week 14

Games played Wednesday 10th August

Billy Trinder was in magnificent form as he clanged off fifteen dolls (6-5-4) for Garsington Sports A as they beat The George A in a high scoring game and put them back in the hunt for the Section One title. The George could only muster up a set of 21 in the opening leg and in reply Garsington blitzed it with a season best 33. They then won the next leg 28-23 with The George avoiding a whitewash winning the final leg 29-26. Luke Purcell with fourteen dolls (5-4-5) threw well for The George.
Kevin Giles hit a double sixer (6-2-6) but it was all in vain as The Gladiators A lost at home to Section One leaders Yarnton British Legion in another high scoring game. The Glad’s set the opening leg with 29 and in reply with a three doll start Yarnton left anchor man Eddie Lacey five to win, and he was up to the challenge whipping of all six to take the leg with 31. Yarnton then won the next leg 25-21. The Glad’s finally getting a point in the final leg with an impressive set of 32 with Yarnton replying with 27. Lacey top scored for Yarnton with fourteen dolls (6-4-4).
Premier leaders The Swan A failed to take advantage and lost at The Bullnose Morris A 2-1 which in turn boosted the Bullnose chances of the Section One title. The Swan started off well after they won the first leg 26-21 but then could only set 20 in the next leg. Bullnose hit 26 in reply to level the game. Swan set the final and deciding leg with 23 and after a slow reply Bullnose left anchor man Willy Waite four to win and he did not disappoint, clanging off the four needed to seal the victory. Jon Townsend was top dog for The Swan with fourteen dolls (5-5-4).
New Club A had a low scoring victory over The Black Prince. Robert Taylor (4-5-4) and Jimmy Kent (5-4-4) both hit a bakers dozen for The New Club while Darren Grant (4-4-5) did likewise for The Black Prince in the leg scores of 26-23, 18-26, 25-23.
Six Bells A Quarry threw well to beat The Woodman on their own patch. It was all over after the first two legs with The Bells winning them both 27-22, 30-21. Woodman grabbing a point in the final leg 21-19. Jim Clemson (4-6-3) for The Bells and Jeff Glenister (2-5-6) for The woodman both hit thirteen dolls.

In Section 2, Den Sellar turned back the clock as he clanged off thirteen dolls (4-5-6) to keep The Crown top by one point. They got better as the night went on against visitors The Gladiators B winning all three legs 21-18, 23-17, 26-22.
Garry Baily was astounding as he hit fifteen dolls (5-6-4) for The Swan B in their comfortable 3-0 home win over Red Lion Kidlington and boost their chances of the title. They won all three legs 26-15, 22-20, 23-18.
Six Bells D Kidlington stay in contention when they came away from The Queens Head with all three points. Queen’s set all three legs with 17-11-14 but it was never enough as the Bells went past with replies of 19-17-21.

Section 3 leaders Chequers A got a shock at home losing out to Tiddington Cricket Club 2-1. Playing with a player short cost them overall. They won the first leg on three sticks after it was tied 14-14 but lost the next two 18-14, 21-13. Phil Smith for the Cricket Club top scored with eleven dolls 3-4-4.
Florence Park Club A are still hot on the heels of The Crown but dropping a point at home to Six Bells B Kidlington did their cause no good. They set and won the opening leg 18-16 and then stormed the next leg 28-17. However they came back to earth with a bump in the final leg only setting with 15 which The Bells passed with ease replying with 19.
Vikings Sports A enhanced their chances with a straightforward 3-0 home win over The George B. Kevin Masterson clanged off a six in his ten haul as Vikings won all three legs 23-15, 20-14, 19-14.
Chequers C chances of the title are diminishing after they crashed at home to The King & Queen. Needing a maximum win they started off well winning the first leg 16-14. However it went downhill from there, King & Queen upped their game and won the next two legs 24-13, 25-18 to secure a fine come back win 2-1.

It a tight section 4, leaders The Blackbird stay a point clear after coming away from Garsington Sports Club B with maximum points. Blackbird won the first leg 16-12 and the second leg was tied 19-19. Three sticks was also tied and in the one stick shootout Blackbird set an impressive 4 and in reply Garsington fell one short with 3. Blackbird wrapped up victory in the final leg 20-16. Steve Buckle bagged himself a six in his dozen dolls total for The Blackbird.
There was some top throwing in the clash between The Berkshire and Masons Arms B. Charlie Guinan for The Berkshire hit thirteen dolls (4-4-5), while top doll scorer Joe Bandrowski for The Masons hit fourteen dolls 5-5-4. Berkshire won all three legs 22-15, 22-18, 17-14.
Littlemore British Legion had a fine away win at previous leaders Donnington Club A 2-1. Dave Bowler excelled with a dozen dolls (5-4-3) in the leg scores of 17-22, 21-19, 15-18.

In Section 5 The Democrats A title ambitions came crashing down after they lost 3-0 at The Red Lion B Old Marston. It was a poor team performance from The Demo’s as they lost all three legs 12-11, 15-12, 21-12.
Black Swan still remain at the summit after beating Donnington Club C 3-0. John Styles led the way with thirteen dolls (4-4-5) as they won all three legs 20-16, 24-17, 16-15.

A dozen dolls (3-4-5) from Bernie McCormack helped Section 6 leaders Vikings Sports D beat hosts Fox & Goat 2-1. They won the first two legs 16-13, 19-17 with Fox & Goat grabbing the last leg by the odd doll 15-14. Dave Fry hit a steady 4-4-4 for The Fox.
Vikings Sports C remain rooted at the foot of the table after they suffered a 3-0 loss at home to The Pheasant. They lost the opener 15-8, the second on three sticks after it was tied 15-15 and the final leg 19-17.

It’s still very tight in Section 7 with only four points separating the top six. Northway Club A lead by one point after beating The Original Swan A 2-1. They won the first two legs 17-11, 16-13 but could not make it a maximum win after The Swan won the final leg17-14.
Ian Turner clanged off thirteen dolls (4-5-4) for Northway Club B but it was all in vain as they lost at home to Green Road Club A 2-1 in a close encounter. Green Road set an won the opener by the odd doll 20-19 with Northway levelling in the next leg on three sticks after it was tied 12-12. Green Road sealing victory in the final leg 17-14.
Florence Park Club B push to the top was severely dented as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Red Lion B Cassington for whom Marcus Bunning was in fantastic form hitting a six in his fourteen doll haul, and he scored with his first eleven throws (6-5-3). Lion won the first leg 22-13 but had to rely on a three stick shoot out in the next leg after it was tied 15-15. They then claimed the final leg 17-14.

In Section 8 Catherine Wheel scored more dolls than their visitors Golden Ball B (50-45) but still somehow managed to lose 2-1. After losing the first leg by the smallest of margins 17-16 Catherine Wheel hit back in the next leg 19-13. The final and deciding leg was tied 15-15 with The Golden Ball winning it on three sticks.
The Cricketers put them selves back in the title hunt with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Red Lion A Cassington which has dented their title ambitions in the leg scores of 13-9, 16-12, 20-13.
Black Horse had a lucky 3-0 win over Northway Club C, with two of the legs being decided by one doll. They won all three legs 11-10, 11-10, 15-12.

SIXERS: K.Giles (2) (Gladiators A) J.Glenister (The Woodman) J.Clemson (Six Bells A) E.Lacey (Yarnton B.L.) J.Bailey (George A)
W.Trinder (Garsington Sports A) D.Sellar (The Crown) G.Bailey (Swan B) K.Masterson (Vikings Sports A) M.Bunning (Red Lion B Cass)

BLOBBERS: C.Meeson (Masons Arms A) G.Thomas (Florence Park B) S.Kenny (Black Horse) A.Bracey (Headington Con Club)
S.Keaney (Original Swan B) J.Riddell (Kings Arms)

TOP DOLL SCORERS:
15: W.Trinder (Garsington Sports A) D.Sellar (The Crown) G.Bailey (Swan B)
14: K.Giles (Gladiators A) E.Lacey (Yarnton B.L.) Lu.Purcell (George A) J.Bandrowski (Masons Arms B) M.Bunning (Red Lion B Cass)
13: J.Glenister (The Woodman) J.Clemson (Six Bells A) T.Greenaway (Garsington Sports A) C.Guinan (Berkshire) I.Turner (Northway Club B)
J.Styles (Black Swan)

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