DARTS: Cowley make Kidlington work for their success

Joe Palmer defeated Ian  Moss 2-1

Joe Palmer defeated Ian Moss 2-1

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Premier Section side Kidlington Green Social Club B fought off a determined display from Section 2 leaders Cowley Workers to reach the second round of the men’s Seven-a-side Cup.

The visiting Kidlington outfit took the lead when Joe Palmer defeated Ian Moss 2-1, but Workers levelled thanks to Jon Jukes’s 2-0 win over Lee Russell.

Green Club regained the lead when Sean Holley, who recorded a 180, defeated Pete Hall 2-0, but Aaran Stevens took advantage of Neil Russell’s missed doubles to make it 2-2.

The home side’s resistance was finally broken by wins from John Russell and Stuart Wright as Kidlington triumphed 4-2.

The all-Section 2 clash saw visiting Corner House B defeat George Bar C 4-1.

Mick Kennett, Mick O’Leary, Trevor Ballard and Richard Reveley were the Corner House winners.

Section 1 leaders Peachcroft Social Club proved too strong for Section 3 hosts East Oxford Conservative Club as they cruised to a 6-1 success.

Chequers Inn, from Section 6, triumphed 5-2 away to Section 4 side Cricketers Arms B, thanks to wins from Ben Green, Ian Gill, Steve Geddes , Gavin Jewell and Benji Cuff.

In the preliminary round of the Ladies’ Seven-a-side Cup, Donnington Community Centre A, from Section 1, squeezed past Section 7 side hosts George Bar C 4-3.

The home side took the lead when Amelia Martin beat Julie Baldwin, but the visitors hit back to go 2-1 up with wins from Eileen White and Ann Marks.

The George levelled with a victory for Carla Smith over Emma Elliott, before Donnington restored their lead 3-2 as Ann Clark defeated Julie Maloney.

But the Section 7 side would not give in and Caroline Champion beat Anne Ranger to make it 3-3.

In a tense decider, Emily Baldwin just got the better of Tracy Hutt to put Donnington through to the next round, where they will be joined by Black Horse and Corner House.

Last week’s 180s: S Holley (Green Rd SC B), S Wilkes (Peachcroft SC), N Lowe (Peachcroft SC), A Bowden (East Oxford CC), K Smith (East Oxford CC).

Ton-up finishes: G Newbold (George Bar C) 119, J Jukes (Cowley Workers SC) 116, J Russell (Green Rd SC B) 108, S Holley (Green Rd SC B) 104. J Palmer (Green Rd SC B) 101.

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