COWLEY Workers A survived a scare to beat hosts Queens Head A and preserve their unbeaten record.

Tom Oliver put the Cowley Workers ODDA Section 2 leaders in front.

Alex Ward and Dean Fowler hit back to give Queens Head the lead, before Michael Slatter levelled.

The hosts retook the lead, but Darren Allen equalised, before the Workers swept the pairs to finish 6-3 ahead.

There was another topsy-turvy clash when Cricketers Arms B entertained Chequers Inn.

The visitors raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to wins from Craig Inness, Richard Reveley and Mick Kennett.

But the home side roared back to get on level terms as Alan Hunter (180), Karl Smith and John Kearney made it 3-3.

That was as good as it got for Cricketers, as Chequers took all the pairs matches for a 6-3 success.

Premier Section leaders TJ’s A made it 11 wins out of 11 following a 6-3 home triumph over Waggon & Horses.

Mark Laverack’s maximum got Croft Bar off to a flying start in their Section 1 clash against visitors Kidlington Green Social Club.

Michael Wilkes made it 2-0, before the away side drew level after wins from Joe Palmer and Rhys Kerry (180).

The singles finished level at 3-3, with Rob Thorne’s success for Croft cancelled out by Jamie Tong.

But the hosts were not to be denied, with a whitewash in the pairs seeing them finish 6-3 ahead.

Bullnose Morris enjoyed their biggest victory for a long time as they hammered Section 3 high-fliers George Bar B 8-1.

They sprinted into a 5-0 lead as Brian Clarke, Colin Hinton, Andy Douglace, James Hardink and Gary Shorter all won.

George pulled one back, but it proved to be their only success as a 3-0 pairs win gave Bullnose a stunning scoreline.




Premier & Section 1: Croft Bar 6, Kidlington Green 3; Democrats Club 2, Challow RBL 7; Red Lion 5, TJ’s B 4; TJ’s A 6, Waggon & Horses 3.

Section 2: Catherine Wheel 4, Challow CC 5; Cricketers Arms B 3, Chequers Inn 6; Kidlington FC 5, Red Lion 4; Queens Head A 3, Cowley Workers A 6.

Section 3: Cowley Workers B 5, Duke of Monmouth 4; Donnington CC A 4, Cricketers Arms A 5; George Bar 1, Bullnose Morris 8.

Section 4: Masons Arms 3, Queens Head B.

Section 5: Marston RBL 2, Cowley Workers C 7.


Premier & Section 1: Kidlington Green 5, Bletchingdon SC 4; TJ’s A 5, Red Lion 4; Witney Snooker Club 5, Florence Park CC 4.

Section 2: Blackbird Leys BC 4, Kidlington FC B 5; Donnington CC A 4, Northway CC 4; Original Swan A 5, Donnington CC B 4.

Section 3: Catherine Wheel 3, Six Bells 6; Florence Park CC B 3, TJ’s B 6.

Section 4: Ampleforth Arms 6, Original Swan B 3; Cowley Workers C 3, New Club 6.


A Stevens 2 (TJ’s A), S Holley 2 (Red Lion), C Myres 2 (Cricketers Arms A); W Harris (Red Lion), D Smith, T Wood, A Quinn (all TJ’s A), J Weller (Cowley Workers A), N Lowe (Red Lion), A Hunter (Cricketers Arms B), D Beavan (Chequers Inn), J Green (Challow CC), P Krabben, K Wilkins (both Challow RBL), M Laverack, M Breakspear (both Croft Bar), R Kerry (Kidlington Green).


M Wilkes 131 (Croft Bar), D Allen 120 (Cowley Workers A), M Smith 116 (Challow RBL), S Davidson 115 (Challow CC), M Wilkes 113 (Croft Bar), M Smith 111 (Challow RBL), M Laverack 104 (Croft Bar), C Iness 102 (Chequers Inn), R Kelly 100 (Kidlington Green).