DEMOCRATS Social Club edged past Kidlington Green Social Club in a closely-fought clash as the Cowley Workers ODDA got under way in 2020.

Hosts Democrats, from the Premier Section, raced into a 2-0 lead through Phil Say and Rob Adnams.

But Section 1's Green Club levelled thanks to wins from Graham Manning and Mark Laverack (180).

Adam Bowman edged the home side in front again, only for Martin Britnell to level the scores, before a 2-1 pairs success finally saw Democrats win 5-4.

Challow Cricket Club ran out 6-3 winners in their meeting with visitors Red Lion in Section 2.

Nick Lowe (180) put the away side ahead, but their opponents hit back with Brian Grant and Scott Davidson helping them into a 3-1 lead.

Tony Wheeler reduced the arrears but Challow took the final singles match and went on to take the pairs 2-1.

Phoenix Sports Club won a see-saw match at Blackbird Leys Bowls Club in Section 2 of the ladies' competition.

The visitors got off to a great start when wins from Louise Holland, Rachel Ritchie and Emma Jacob gave them a 3-0 lead.

The Bowls Club fought back and wins from Emma Baldwin, Dannie Phipps and Kathy Plowman levelled the score at 3-3.

But Phoenix responded with a whitewash in the pairs for a 6-3 triumph.



Premier & Section 1: Cowley Workers A 5, Prince of Wales B 4; Democrats Club 5, Kidlington Green 4.

Section 2: Challow CC 6, Red Lion 3; Chequers Inn A 7, Queens Head A 2; Kidlington FC 9, Catherine Wheel 0.

Section 3: Cricketers Arms 7, Littlemore RFC 2; Six Bells 1, Cowley Workers C 8.

Section 4: Donnnington CC A 6, Marston RBL B 3; Duke of Monmouth 3, New Club 6; Masons Arms 6, Donnington CC B 3; Queens Head B 4, George Bar A 5.

Section 5: Ampleforth Arms 1, George Bar B 8; Marstons RBL A 4, Butchers Arms 5; Prince of Wales A 2, Florence Park CC 7; White Hart 4, Rose Hill CC 5.


Section 1: Blackbird Bar 5, Florence Park CC 4; Bletchingdon SC 4, Donnington CC C 5; Cricketers Arms 5, Red Lion 4.

Section 2: Blackbird Leys BC 3, Phoenix Sports Club 6; Chequers Inn 6, Original Swan 3; Donnington CC B 4, Kidlington FC B 5.

Section 3: Ampleforth Arms 5, Masons Arms 4; Florence Park CC 2, Six Bells 7; Gladiators SC 3, George Lounge 6.

Section 4: Kidlington FC A 6, East Oxford CC 3; Kings Arms 5, Cowley Workers B 4.

Section 5: Cowley Workers 4, Littlemore RBL 5; Original Swan B 6, George Bar B 3.

This week's 180's

M Laverack, M Britnell, J Palmer (all Kidlington Green); P Say, R Adnams (both Democrats Club); P Bustin (Prince of Wales B); M Oliver (Cowley Workers A); N Lowe (Red Lion); M Stocker (Kidlington FC); K Smith (Cricketers Arms); P Cassidy (Donnington CC A); J Cole (New Club); C Tarrant (Queens Head B); J Ewins (Ampleforth Arms).

100-plus checkouts

A Malyinko 158 & 128 (Democrats Club); M Kennett 120 (Chequers Inn A); M Thompson 120 (Donnington CC A); S Willoughby 112 (Prince of Wales B); M Laverack 105 (Kidlington Green); K Thomas 105 (Duke of Monmouth); R Adnams 102 (Democrats Club); S Coling 100 (Prince of Wales B).