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9th September Report

In one of the closest finishes ever Six Bells Quarry clinched the Section 2 title in the final game of the season. Anyone of four teams was in with a chance but The Six Bells came out on top by beating The New Club 3-0. They started of well winning the opening leg 25-22, and just sneaked the second leg by the odd doll 19-18. Six Bells won the final leg 22-19 to give them the title. Tony Barret top scored with a dozen dolls 5-4-3.

Chequers ‘A’ left it to the last stick of the night to clinch the Section 5 title. Needing one point to guarantee the title they started of badly by losing the first tow legs to The Vikings 23-13, 20-9. The final leg was tied 16-16 so it went to three sticks. Chequers gained the point they needed by winning the three stick shoot out. James Bennett was in top form for The Vikings with 13 dolls 6-5-3.

The Red Cow retained the Section 7 title by just one point in a nail biting finish. They lost at home to Brill Social Club 2-1 which left the door open for Ashton Club to over haul them. However Ashton club needing all three legs won 2-1. Damage was done in the middle leg they lost 10-9.

Despite losing 3-0 away at Six Bells ‘B’ Kidlington, Littlemore Rugby Club were crowned Section 9 Champions. They only just lost the first leg 16-15 but then crashed in the next two legs 15-9, 17-10. Seamus O’Malley was in top form for The Six Bells with a dozen dolls 3-4-5.

There were five 6’s scored in the Premier clash between Champions The Cricketers and The Three Pigeons. Indeed The Cricketers finished the season off unbeaten with 99 dolls as they won all three legs 31-29, 33-31, 35-28. Paul Townsend (3-6-5) Mick Gosford (6-3-4) and Neil Lyon (6-4-2) hit sixes for The Pigeons, while Ivor Clarke (5-4-6) and Kevin Baker (6-5-4) hit sixes for The Cricketers.

Kevin Giles finished of with 10 dolls as he claimed the top doll scorer for the league with 220 dolls as The George beat The Red Lion 2-1. They won the first two legs 22-19, 25-21 but lost the final leg 27-24.

Under 18’s finalist Elliot Greenough made his debut in the league with a fine 9 dolls (4-3-2) as Section One Champions Garsington Sports beat The Black Swan 3-0. Legs scores being 20-18, 26-14, 21-18.

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