IT’S neck and neck at the top of Section 1 of the Johnsons Buildbase Oxford League with Masons A and West Oxford Democrats Clubs fighting it out, writes PETE EWINS.

Democrats won 4-1 at home to Headington Conservative Club.

Eddie Tebby (5,260) and Richard Garrett (6,120) put them 2-0 up, before Keith Hollis (10,120) cut the deficit.

However, Billy Hill (12,410) and Terry Green (3,250) wrapped up victory.

Masons A were 3-2 victors at Marlborough Club thanks to Mick Murphy (5,710), Dave Rose (5,230) and in-form Alan Lowe (6,420).

Masons B won for the first time this season with a 4-1 home success over Dolphin.

Premier Division leaders Kennington triumphed 4-1 at home to Didcot Conservative Club thanks to Pauline Withey, Kevin Godfrey, Steven Sheard and Mark Trafford.

Second-placed Vikings lost 3-2 at home to Comrades.


Kennington 4, Didcot CC 1; Vikings 2, Comrades 3; Masons B 4, Dolphin 1; Marlborough 2, Masons A 3; Democrats 4, Headington CC 1; Gladiators A 4, Berinsfield 1.

  • THE Oxfordshire Open takes place at Didcot CC this Saturday (10.30am), with the Oxford men’s seven-a-side and ladies’ five-a-side Inter Area championship, plus the under 22 tournament taking place at the same venue on Sunday (12).

Men’s: K Godfrey, S Sheard, M Trafford, A Oliver, D Tooke, S Florey, J Patey.

Ladies: P Withey, M Standbridge, J Florey, S Atkins, S McIntyre.