Headington A resumed normal service in Division 1 of the Oxford & District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries, with an emphatic 5-1 home win over Banbury Central.
A week after being pipped by one shot at Carterton, the runaway leaders rattled up their sixth ton of the season to thrash Central 115-54.
Howard Watts’s rink led the way with a 39-9 victory, while skips Colin Whitehead and Jason King also posted resounding wins.
Mike Andrew’s four prevented a whitewash with an 18-15 victory.
Witney Mills boosted their survival hopes by winning 4½-1½ at home to South Oxford.
John Mott’s men, with a 30-12 success, more than matched Dick Claridge’s 26-11 triumph, to ensure the hosts edged in 76-71.
Oxford City & County came out on top 4-2 at home to Carterton.
Two rinks were won by each team, with City & County skips Paul Comley and Mike Petersen triumphing by the bigger margins to give their side victory in the 70¾-63 scoreline.
Banbury Chestnuts returned to the top of Division 2 with a convincing 5-1 home victory over Thame.
Adie Twinn’s four raced to a 30-10 win for Thame, but Chestnuts dominated the other rinks to triumph 82-68.
Previous leaders West Witney crashed 5-1 at Bicester, and slip to third, with their conquerors leap-frogging them to take second spot.
Rob Pink’s rink providing the high spot for the home team with a 28-16 success as his side triumphed 82-67.
Adderbury took another big step towards promotion in Division 3 with a 4½-1½ win at bottom club Blackbird Leys.
Bloxham continued their domination of Division 4, although they only scraped home 4-2 this time at Florence Park.
Dave Morse’s rink did just enough for the away team with a 21-13 victory in the 73-68¼ scoreline.
Woodstock clocked up the magic century in a 5-1 home win over Oxford University Press.
Ron Collett’s four led the way with a 37-17 success as the hosts romped home 102-74.
Headington A 115 (5pts), Banbury Central A 54 (1) (Headington skips first): C Whitehead 26, W Campion 16; J King 35, J Tee 10; H Watts 39, I Whelpton 9; M Charlett 15, M Andrew 18.
Witney Mills 76 (4½), South Oxford A 71 (1½) (Witney Mills skips first): R Barnett 11, R Claridge 26; A Wiggins 13, D Tidball 13; J Mott 30, K Mobley 12; C Weller 22, H Payne 20.
Oxford City & County A 70¾ (4), Carterton 63 (2) (City & County skips first): M Hancock 12¾, B Sparkes 16; A Ley 13, R Clanfield 21; P Comley 23, T Jupp 11; M Petersen 22, P Sharman 15.
Bicester 85 (5),West Witney 67 (1) (Bicester skips first): R Pink 28, T Prew 16; P Hooley 18, K Alder 13; K Taylor 20, P Skidmore 16; A Hall 19, H Williams 22.
Charlbury 55 (1), Watlington 84 (5) (Charlbury skips first): D Dix 14, R Gilkes 18; D Cooper 11, S Gilkes 30; M Smith 19, H Franklin 16; M Fraser 11, G Hooker 20.
Banbury Chestnuts 82 (5), Thame 68 (1) (Banbury Chestnuts, skips first): A Northcote 29, R Slater 13; D Munslow 10, A Twinn 30; B Ray 22, J Timms 14; J Denbow 21, C Billingham 11.
Banbury Central B 73 (4), Oxford City & County B 69 (2) (Banbury Central skips first): J Pickering 23, C Pollard 12; R Cox 14, G Kerr 22; G Gerry 20, N Wharton 14; T McKenna 16, A Holmes 21.
Witney Town 83 (4½), Headington B 70 (1½) (Witney Town skips first): V Comley 18, M Kershaw 18; A Scholan 16, S Gould 17; B Bloomfield 26, R Edwards 16; P Demczak 23, C Harris 19.
Blackbird Leys 75 (1½), Adderbury 86 (4½) (Blackbird Leys skips first): G Roper 25, C Skidmore 21; M Mansell 16, P Gladden 25; P Sage 20, J Dancer 20; R Brain 14, T Ely 20.
The Oxford 98 (5), Kidlington 53 (1) (The Oxford skips first): G Watts 37, A Rowe 9; M Bracewell 27, J Hardie 12; P Ilott 29, C Cox 12; L Vaughan 15, M Brain 20.
Florence Park 68¼ (2), Bloxham 73 (4) (Florence Park skips first): J Battrawden 19½, J Stephens 21; I Gray 20, J Lucas 17; J Simmons 13, D Morse 21; M Gray 15¾, T Gardner 14.
Chadlington 89 (5), Hanborough 69 (1) (Chadlington skips first): P Radbone 22, K Williams 19; O Bennet 17, G Thompson 21; P Madeley 24, G Haynes 15; C Smart 26, M Oliver 14.
Woodstock 102 (5), Oxford University Press 74 (1) (Woodstock skips first): B Clarke 28, T Cox 8; R Collett 37, H Hyde 17; R Wright 13, G Giles 27; R Foster 24, G Jordan 22.
South Oxford B 86 (5), West Oxford 67 (1) (South Oxford skips first): B Stewart 22, F Webster 17; D Portman 17, M Alderson 23; P Woodville 29, M Pinfold 11; V De Paauw 18, P Moffat 16.
9:30am Friday 28th August 2015
ALEX MacDonald is working on making improvements in his game after admitting he is suffering a frustrating start to the season with Oxford United.
9:20am Friday 28th August 2015
ON the final whistle tomorrow Oxford United will know without consulting the league table whether they are ahead of schedule, or playing catch-up.
9:00am Friday 28th August 2015
OXFORD United are cautiously optimistic ahead of the results from a scan on Sam Long’s injured ankle today.
8:30am Friday 28th August 2015
DAVID King will be included in Oxford City’s squad for the first time as they host bottom side Weston-super-Mare in Vanarama National League South tomorrow afternoon.
8:00am Friday 28th August 2015
OXFORD United supporters are being encouraged to dig out shirts from the back of their wardrobe to take part in retro day.
7:30am Friday 28th August 2015
WANTAGE Town boss Daniel Barry believes his side are underdogs in tonight's derby at home to Didcot Town in the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round (7.45).
7:30am Friday 28th August 2015
YEOVIL Town will head to the Kassam Stadium in a very different mood after claiming their first win of the season.
7:00am Friday 28th August 2015
THE marquee bar at the Kassam Stadium will return for four games in the first half of the season, starting tomorrow.
6:30am Friday 28th August 2015
KIDLINGTON boss Martin Wilkinson admitted he has been stunned by his side’s unusual record of a dozen away cup ties in a row.
6:44pm Thursday 27th August 2015
LAWRENCE Clarke insisted he could take some positives despite bowing out of the World Athletics Championship yesterday, writes STUART WEIR.