VIKINGS stretched their lead in Division 1 by winning 5-1 at home to Masons Arms, writes PETE EWINS.

Ian Moss (6,760), Mike Jones (7,070), Allan Lacey and Alan Oliver won the opening singles, before the pairs were shared.

Oliver lost an 8,500 break in the fifth game to let in Masons for their point.

Vikings are now ten points clear of Berinsfield and Democrats Club, who lost 4-2 at home to Oracle A.

John Patey (5,720) won first, but Oracle bounced back through Pauline Withey (7,780, break 4,200), Mark Trafford (10,440, break 7,760) and Ian Gordon (5,140).

The pairs were then shared.

Premier leaders Donnington Club won 4-2 at Oracle B.

Sean Stratford (4,880) won first, before Mellissa Standbridge (5,090), Dennis Atkins (9,720) and Jenny Florey replied.

The pairs were shared – Stratford and Melvyn Johnson (10,680) on target for the hosts, while Florey and Atkins (7,440) responded.

Gladiators Club moved two points clear in Division 2 after a 4-2 home success over rivals Headington Con Club.

Bert Lovegrove (10,930) was on song for the home side, while Sid Ponting (6,520) starred for the visitors.

l The Oxford & District League is sponsored by Richard Garrett-Everest Home Improvements.