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27th May report

Lee Thompson clanged off 15 dolls (4-5-6) for The Red Lion Eynsham but still ended up on the losing side as they lost 2-1 at home to The Three Pigeons in the Premier Section. They started of well winning the opening leg 25-24 but lost the next leg 24-28. Red Lion set the final leg with 22 which was no where near enough as The Pigeons passed that with ease with 31 dolls. Dave Townsend top scored for The Pigeons with 14 dolls 6-3-5 and team mate Graham Wilsdon also hit a six in his dozen dolls.
The Cricketers beat one of their nearest rivals The George 3-0 in a low scoring game. Cricketers won the first leg on three sticks after tying the leg 20-20. They then went on to take maximum points in the next two legs 25-23, 31-24. Geoff Townsend 3-6-5 and Philip Adams 5-5-4 were top dogs for The Cricketers while Steve Walton also hit fourteen dolls for The George 5-5-4.

Ken Fisher hit a steady 4-4-4 for The White Hart as they came from behind to beat Cowley Workers 2-1 in Section 2. Workers took the first leg on three sticks after they drew 23-23, but White Hart came storming back winning the next two legs 22-13, 18-12.
Nathan O’Donnell whipped off a dozen dolls 4-6-2 to inspire The Dogwood to a 2-1 away win at The New Club. They won the first leg 19-16 lost the next 19-22 and won the deciding leg 25-20.

In Section 3, it was unlucky 13 for Billy Trinder as he rattled off thirteen dolls 5-4-4 for The Red Lion Marston in their 2-1 defeat at home to The Gardiner Arms. The Lion started of well winning the opening leg 24-18, but lost the next two 15-19, 19-20. Pete Dempsey was top man for The Gardiners with 12 dolls 5-5-2.

Phil Jackson was in top form for The Red Lion Garsington as he hit a bakers dozen 5-5-3 in their 2-1 home win against The Crown in Section 4. The Lion had the game in the bag after winning the first two legs 15-9, 19-14. Crown grabbed a consolation point in the final leg 18-16.

The Chequers just got the scrapped a 2-1 win at The Bull in Section 5. Chasing a set of 14 in the first leg they only could muster 8 from six players but a four from Richard Dunn and another Four from anchor man Paul Whitman saw them through 16-14. The second leg was tied 17-17 with The Bull winning it on three sticks to level the match. The final leg was also tied 19-19 but it was The Chequers who won it on three sticks to claim the game 2-1.

Jack Russell ‘B’ beat The Red Lion Cassington 2-1 but had to do it the hard way way after losing the opening leg 11-12 in Section 10. Ron heath and Brian Reidy both hit eight dolls as they came back to take the next two legs 12-8, 13-11.

In Section 11 Headington British Legions Terry Cox bagged himself 11 dolls 2-5-4 as they beat Oxford Rugby club 2-1. After taking the first leg 11-8 they lost the second leg by the odd doll 9-10. The final and deciding leg The Legion set 13 and it was just enough as The Rugby Club men fell just one doll short with 12.

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