DIVISION 1 champions Donnington Club won through to the final of the Johnsons Buildbase Oxford League’s Gracie J’s Cup with a 4-2 victory over their Division 2 counterparts Gladiators, writes PETE EWINS.

In the semi-final at Oracle, Ian Moquet put Donnington ahead when he beat Bert Lovegrove 5,550-4,420 in the opener before the in-form Bob Pincombe (6,700) made it 1-1.

Dennis Atkins (10,060) and Melissa Standbridge (6,560) then made it 3-1 before the pairs were shared.

In the final, they will face Oracle or Berinsfield.

West Oxford Democrats reached the plate final by beating Vikings A 28760-25,810 on aggregate after a 3-3 draw.

Richard Garrett (4,440), John Patey (9,580) and a pairs win by Patey and Terry Green (5,160) did the damage for Demos.

In the final, they will take on Masons B, who triumphed 4-1 against Gladiators B thanks to Reg Johnson, Grant Johnson, Andy Gibbons and a pairs win from Reg and Mark Johnson. Jenny Webb won for Gladiators.


Group A: Democrats v Vikings A (at Gladiators), Oracle v Donnington (Berinsfield). Group B: Gladiators A v Headington CC (Democrats).