SNOOKER: J’s Sports Bar A secured the Oxford & District League Division 1 title in the most thrilling of circumstances.

Going into the final round a point behind leaders Highfield B, a 4-2 victory over Highfield A saw them nervously await the outcome of their rivals’ clash.

And the celebrations started when news came through that Highfield B had been held to a 3-3 draw by New Club A, leaving the teams level on points but giving J’s the title.


Premier/Div 1: New Club A 3, Highfield B 3; Oracle B 1, Abingdon Con A 5; Abingdon Con B 2, Oracle A 4; Highfield A 2, J’s Sports Bar A 4; Thame A 3, Woodstock 3.

Div 2: Oxford Bowls 4, New Club B 2; Littlemore RBL A 0, EOCC 6; Thame C 4, Eynsham A 2; Eynsham B 2, Oracle C 4; J’s Sports Bar C 3, Witney 3.

Div 3: House Club 5, Oracle F 1; Oracle D 4, J’s Sports Bar D 2; J’s Sports Bar B 5, Cowley Workers 1; Oracle E 4, Eynsham C 2; Green Road B 4, Littlemore RBL B 0 (w/o)

BILLIARDS: Nigel Bossom beat Keith Hollis to lift the Oxford & District League’s Arthur Cook Handicap Cup.

After seeing off Tony Fitzpatrick in the last four, Bossom defeated Hollis – who had beaten Mark Trafford in the semi-finals – 200-184 to lift the trophy.