BELL Inn recorded a stunning 8-1 victory at home to leaders Chequers Inn A to leapfrog into top spot in Men’s Division 2 of the Cowley Workers ODDA Winter League.

Wins from Simon Davison, Les Radford, Scott Bennett and Brian Grant saw Bell race into a 4-0 lead.

Chequers pulled one back when Howard Cannon beat George Brewis – despite Brewis hitting a brilliant 150 finish.

But Simon Key clinched victory for the Bell, who took the doubles 3-0.

George Bar B came from 2-0 down to scrape in 5-4 at home to Littlemore Rugby Club A.

Matty Brain and Bob Brown put Littlemore ahead, but the hosts fought back to level with wins from Mark Laverack and Andy Buckingham.

Tony Allday overcame Darren Simons, despite a 154 finish from Simons, to put the visitors ahead again before Andrew Ray made it 3-3.

But George took the pairs 2-1 to edge home.

What a difference a week makes. Seven days after Cricketers Arms C beat their A team 7-2, the scoreline was reversed as the A team gained their revenge.

Florence Park CC A, the unbeaten Ladies’ Premier League leaders, were given a fright when trailing 3-2 to their Section 1 B team.

Jackie Merritt, Sue Simmonds and Lydia Harper put the B team ahead.

However, the A team’s Clare Bywaters won the last singles, hitting a brilliant 130 finish (60-20-50), and they took the pairs 3-0.



Premier & Section 1: Prince of Wales 7, Kidlington Football Club 2; Cowley Workers A 4, Kidlington Green Club 5.

Section 2: Bell Inn 8, Chequers Inn B 1; George Bar 5, Littlemore Rugby Club 4; Cricketers Arms B 5, Black Bull 4.

Section 3: Cricketers Arms C 2, Cricketers Arms A 7; Bullnose Morris 8, Vikings SC 1.

Section 4: Masons Arms 4, Donnington CC 5; Marston RBLA 6, Florence Park CC A 3; Duke of Monmouth 2, George Bar A 7.

Section 5: East Oxford CC 6, Butchers Arms 3; Donnington CC A 3, Gladiators 6; Original Swan B 4, Cowley Workers B 5.

Section 6: Red Lion B 4, Rose Hill CC 5; Horspath CC 6, White Hart 3; Florence Park CC 4, Marston RBL 5.


Premier& Section 1: Florence Park CC B 3, Florence Park CC A 6; Blackbird Leys Bowls Club 3, Blackbird Bar 6; Cowley Workers 5, Red Lion 4.

Section 2: Six Bells 5, Catherine Wheel 4; Kidlington FC B 4, Rose Hill CC 5.

Section 3: Original Swan 5, Bletchingdon SC 4; Marston RBL 4, Chequers Inn B 5.

Section 4: Chequers Inn A 2, Florence Park CC C 7; Donnington CC A 5, Kings Arms 4; Duke of Monmouth 6, New Club B 3.

Section 5: New Club A 4, Cowley Workers B 5; Vikings SC 8, George Bar 1; Florence Park CC D 6, Prince of Wales 3.


T Tricker (Kidlington FC) 2, M Burns (Kidlington Green SC), S Holly (Kidlington Green SC), T Wood (Cowley Workers A), J Jukes (Cowley Workers A), A Stevens (Cowley Workers A), S Willoughby (Chequers Inn B), J Kearney (Cricketers Arms B), M Hutt (Marston RBL A), M Baldwin (Florence Park CC A), W Bright (George Bar A), L Allen (Donnington CC C), A Pratt (Cowley Workers B).



D Simons (George Bar B) 154, G Brewis (Bell Inn) 150, J Palmer (Kidlington Green SC) 142, C Bywaters (Florence Park CC Ladies A) 130, S Bennett (Bell Inn) 126, B Clarke (Bullnose Morris) 116, G Holden (Donnington CC A) 114, H Cannon (Chequers Inn) 111, S Holly (Kidlington Green SC) 110, G Bennett (Marston RBL B) 106, S Holly (Kidlington Green SC) 101.

OXFORDSHIRE, who sit third in Division 1 of the BDO

Inter-Counties Championship, travel to take on leaders Cornwall in a crunch clash this weekend.

Victory in the match at St Austell could put Oxon top the table.


Ladies’ A: G Freshwater, D Hedman, L Jennings, K Ledbury, L Ross, J Telling.

Ladies’ B: Cath Birch, Cali Birch, S Burns, E Everett, I Richardson, C Smith.

Men’s A: T Baughan, K Bedding, G Grant, P Hall, S Holley, P Krabben, A Larner, K Lowe, L Russell, N Russell, K Smith, S Wright.

Men’s B: M Burns, S Dennett, M Kearns, S Key, A Quinn, B Richardson, D Smith, P Smith, A Thomas, S Tricker, S Turner, T Wood.