KIDLINGTON Green’s excellent start to the Cowley Workers ODDA season continued with a win over Premier Section side Challow British Legion.

Graham Manning led the way for the Section 1 leaders, claiming the week’s highest checkout of 156.

Rhys Kerry beat his father to double the lead, while Joe Palmer made it 3-0.

Dan Kirton got the Legion on the board, but wins from Martin Britnell and Mark Laverack gave the Green men a 5-1 lead.

Although Challow won the pairs 2-1, it was too little, too late.

Didcot Railway Club claimed their first Section 1 victory of the season, against a visiting TJ’s B side still waiting for a win.

The hosts blew their opponents away by running up a 5-0 lead as Joe Betteridge, Stu Rideout, Ash Presley, Steve Rideout and Paul Godding were all successful.

Steve Willoughby pulled one back, but the Railway Club took the pairs 2-1 for a 7-2 triumph.

Stuart Bell hit two maximums as hosts Chequers Inn B edged past Queens Head A 5-4 in Section 2.

Matty Bray and Dean Fowler put the visitors ahead early on.

But Bell’s feat was the fourth singles win in a row, as James Sutherland, Ade Cox and Andy Webb put them 4-2 up.

The Queens won the pairs 2-1 but lost 5-4 overall.

It was similarly close between Phoenix Sports and hosts Kidlington FC B in Section 2 of the ladies’ competition.

A see-saw singles finished all square as Rachel Ritchie, Rebecca Ritchie and Emma Quarterman’s wins for Phoenix were cancelled out by Nicola Slay, Hollie Lord and Nicola Betteridge.

A 2-1 pairs win sealed a 5-4 success for Kidlington.




Premier & Section 1: Democrats Club 4, Croft Bar 5; Didcot Railway SC 7, TJ’s B 2; TJ’s A 7, Cowley Workers A 2; Kidlington Green SC 6, Challow RBL 3.

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

Section 3: Bullnose Morris 4, Cricketers Arms 5; Cowley Workers B 3, Cowley Workers C 6; George Bar A 9, Six Bells 0.

Section 4: Duke of Monmouth 6, Masons Arms 3; Queens Head B 3, Donnington CC 6; New Club 7, TJ’s C 2; George Lounge A 7, Marston RBL B 2.

Section 5: Rose Hill CC 1, George Bar B 8; Butchers Arms 6, Florence Park CC 3; Marston RBL A 6, Prince of Wales 3.


Section 1: Florence Park CC A 1, TJ’s B 8; TJ’s A 8, Bletchingdon SC 1.

Section 2: Donnington CC B 4, Chequers Inn 5; Kidlington FC B 7, Phoenix SC 2.

Section 3: Ampleforth Arms 3, Florence Park CC B 6; Donnington CC 3, Gladiators SC 6; Masons Arms 8, Six Bells 1.

Section 4: Catherine Wheel 6, East Oxford CC 3; New Club 5, Kings Arms 4; Red Lion 6, Cowley Workers B 3.

Section 5: Cowley Workers A 3, Prince of Wales 6; Littlemore RBL 2, New Club 7.

This week’s 180s

P Krabben 2 (Challow RBL), L Craddock 2 (Democrats SC), S Bell 2 (Chequers Inn B); B Walton (Original Swan A Ladies), C Bowman (Florence Park CC A Ladies), A Bowman (Democrats SC), R Adnams, P Say (both Democrats SC), R Thorne (Croft Bar), A Stevens, A Quinn, T Wood (all TJ’s A), M Wheeler (Bullnose Morris), P Hewlett (Masons Arms), G Brain (Queens Head B), M Laverack (Kidlington Green SC), M Fowler, J Green (both Challow CC).

100-plus checkouts

G Manning 156 (Kidlington Green SC), T Wood 141 (TJ’s A), P Say 126 (Democrats Club), D Muddiman 124 (Kidlington FC), A Stevens 122 (TJ’s A), S Baker 118 (Kidlington FC), R Thorne 117 (Croft Bar), S Rideout 108 (Didcot Railway SC), T Wheeler 107 (Red Lion), D Fowler 106 (Queens Head A), S Ashburner 100 (Catherine Wheel).