KINGS Arms gave their Section 4 title hopes a shot in the arm with a narrow victory against visitors Masons Arms.

Richard Huggins (180) and Daryl Fathers got them off to the perfect start in the Cowley Workers ODDA League.

Masons levelled through Graham Newport and Paul Stockford, but the hosts broke clear again with victories from Trevor Leach and Carl Shirley.

Despite losing the pairs 2-1, Kings Arms had done enough and moved to within one point of leaders Littlemore Rugby Club, who lost 5-4 at George Bar A.

A clean sweep in the pairs saw New Club come from 4-2 down to beat hosts Queens Head B 5-4.

Daniel Packford and Dave Morris were their singles winners, while Craig Tarrant, Gary Pinches, Darren Moss and James Turner were on target for Queens Head.

Bullnose Morris roared back to win 6-3 against Section 3 rivals Donnington Community Centre A.

Steve Blake (180) and Neil Jackson gave visiting Donnington a 2-0 lead.

But the hosts responded through James Harding, Brian Clark, Colin Hinton and Gary Shorter, before a 2-1 win in the pairs.

In the ladies’ section, Premier Division side Witney Snooker Club were pushed all the way at Section 1 leaders Bletchingdon Social Club.

Amy Holley cancelled Carol Smith’s opener for the visitors, who went on to take charge thanks to successes from Kim Reynolds, Paulette Guy and Greta Britnell,

Karen Young kept Bletchingdon’s hopes alive, but despite winning the pairs 2-1 they finished 5-4 down.

At the top of the table, Kidlington Green Social Club and Cricketers Arms have both won eight out of eight, beating Red Lion and TJ’s A respectively.




Premier & Section 1: TJ’s A 6, Challow RBL 3.

Section 2: Chequers Inn 5, Catherine Wheel 4; Cowley Workers A 7, Cricketers Arms B 2.

Section 3: Bullnose Morris 6, Donnington CC A 3.

Section 4: George Bar A 5, Littlemore RFC 4; Kings Arms 5, Masons Arms 4; Queens Head B 4, New Club 5.

Section 5: Florence Park CC 5, Ampleforth Arms 4; Cowley Workers C 6, George Lounge 3; Prince of Wales 3, Butchers Arms 6.


Premier & Section 1: Bletchingdon SC 4, Witney Snooker Club 5; Cricketers Arms 5, TJ’s A 4; Red Lion 3, Kidlington Green SC 6.

Section 2: Northway CC 5, Original Swan A 4.

Section 3: Chequers Inn A 6, Catherine Wheel 3; George Lounge A 6, Florence Park CC 3; TJ’s B 5, Masons Arms 4.

Section 4: Kings Arms 6, Ampleforth Arms 3.

Section 5: Cowley Workers A 4, Kidlington FC A 5; Red Lion 9, Prince of Wales 0.


A Quinn 2 (TJ’s A). T Wood (TJ’s B), D Wyatt (Challow RBL), M Ashburner (Catherine Wheel), M Kennett (Chequers Inn), S James (Cricketers Arms B), A Hunter (Cricketers Arms B), S Blake (Donnington CC A), R Huggins (Kings Arms), D Turner (Littlemore RFC).


D Beavan 130 (Chequers Inn), T Tomlin 106 (New Club).