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Week 2 Report

Chris Webb was in astounding form as he clanged off fifteen dolls (4-6-5) to guide The Chequers ‘B’ to a 2-1 win against their ‘A’ team in Section 2. They won the opening leg by the odd doll 17-16 before the ‘A’ team hit back in the next leg 21-18. Final and deciding leg the B team set 20 which proved too strong for their A team as they fell four dolls short with 16.
After a disastrous start the Six Bells ‘D’ recovered well to snatch a 2-1 home win against Vikings Club ‘A’. Chasing a set of 20 in the opening leg the Bells could only reply with a paltry 8. They recovered well in the next leg wining it 21-15. The deciding leg was tied 17-17 with the Bells winning it 6-5 to take the leg and game.
Seacourt Bridge and Gladiators ‘B’ fought out an exciting close game. Visitors The Glad’s won the opener 19-15 with Seacourt levelling in the next leg with the scores reversed in Seacourt’s favour 19-15. The last leg was tight with Seacourt setting 18 and after a steady reply Glad’s left their last two players six to win. Tim Smith who had doubled blobbed in the first two legs clanged off three with anchor man Darren Cox finishing of the job with a four to finish with a total of 20.

In Section One The George ‘A’ and New Club fought out a thrilling tight contest with only one doll separating the teams overall. New Club set a respectable 24 in the first leg which seemed to be enough as a slow reply by The George meant that their last three players needed twelve just to tie. However they were up to the task and a four from anchor man Kevin Stuart tied the leg, but it was to no avail as New Club won the leg on three sticks. Second leg was almost identical, New Club set 18, Kevin Stuart clanged off four dolls to tie the leg and once again New Club won the leg on three sticks. Final leg, George were chasing 20 and if as it was groundhog day Stuart whipped off four dolls but this time it was enough to win the leg by the odd doll with 21.
Premier Section Gladiators had to dig in hard to overcome their Section One visitors The Ampleforth Arms ‘A’ who set all three legs. Chasing a set of only 16 in the opening leg Gladiators just sneaked past it with 18. They then went two up in the next leg 25-18 and was set an impressive 26 in the final leg. Once again the Glad’s did just enough to get over the line with 27 in reply. Andy Beal with thirteen dolls (3-5-5) top scored for The Gladiators.
Rob Bradford whipped off 14 dolls (5-5-4) to guide the Black Prince to a maximum 3-0 win away at Garsington Sports Club. What could have been an uncomfortable night for the Prince they won all three legs 21-16, 27-25, 27-20.
Ashley Keenan starred for North Leigh Football Club with a baker’s dozen (5-4-4) as they beat Donnington Club ‘C’ 3-0 in the leg scores of 20-16, 23-18, 25-14.
Mark Revill hit a six in his 10 doll haul for The Swan ‘A’ as they beat hosts Cowley Workers 2-1. Swan won two legs 18-14, 26-17 with Cowley Workers winning the second leg on three sticks after it was tied 22-22.

In Section 3, Cowley Workers ‘A’ scored one more doll than their hosts The Blackbird (49-48) but still lost out 2-1 in a close competitive game. With the scores nicely poised at 1-1 The Blackbird set 18 in the decisive leg and in return the Workers fell just short by one doll with 17.

In Section 4 The Tandem threw well above their average when they claimed all three points at home to Duke of Monmouth. After scrapping by in the first leg 12-10, they then went on to win the next two legs with impressive scores of 21-9, 20-12.
Kidlington Sports Club started off in outstanding form at The Red Lion ‘B’ Yarnton winning the first leg 20-15, however they lost the next leg on three sticks 8-7 after it was tied 13-13. Lion then took advantage and set 18 in the final leg and Kidlington’s downfall was complete when they could only reply with 9. Daryl Connelly top scored with 10 dolls (5-2-3) for the club men.
Joe Bandrowski with 11 dolls (5-4-2) inspired The Masons Arms ‘B’ to a 21- home win over Six Bells ‘D’ Kidlington in the leg scores of 14-11, 15-11, 12-13.

Littlemore Rugby Club got their season of with a bang as they demolished hosts White Hart Wolvercote 15-5, 15-9, 13-6 in Section 5.


SIXERS: C.Webb (Chequers ‘B’) M.Revill (The Swan ‘A’)

BLOBBERS: D.Edmonds (Six Bells ‘C’) H.Morgan, D.Woodward (White Hart Wolvercote)

15: C.Webb (Chequers ‘B’)
14: R.Bradford (Black Prince)
13: A.Beal (Gladiators ‘A’) A.Keenan (North Leigh FC)


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