RUTHERFORD overcame Forum B 7-3 to clock up a tenth successive victory in Oxford & District League Division 1.

Matthew Davies led the way for the table-toppers with a maximum, but Forum’s

Pierre-Olivier Colard was on song as he snatched a consolation point almost single-handedly.

He beat Lewis Waddup and Neil Hurford before claiming the doubles with Pawel Zukowski.

Forum A narrowed the gap to three points at the top with a 9-1 victory over Forum C.

In Division 2, Vikings lost their 100 per cent record at the 14th time of asking with a 6-4 defeat to Witney A.

Guy Plowman’s maximum did most of the damage to beat the leaders.

Gladiators won three matches this week, beating Forum E 6-4, Holton A 7-3 and Bicester B 8-2.

The top two faced off in Division 3 as Forum I played out a 5-5 draw with Forum H to stay six points clear.

It was the same scoreline as hosts Holton B shared the points with Witney B, despite Adrian Reeve claiming an impressive maximum for the visitors.


Div 1: RAL A 7 (M Davies 3), Forum B 3;

Forum C 1, Forum A 9 (K Bushell 3, F Harris 3);

Forum D 10, Brookes 0.

Div 2: Witney A 6 (G Plowman 3), Vikings A 4;

Bicester B 1, RAL B 9 (J Talbot 3, M Isherwood 3); Gladiators 7 (P Knight 3), Holton A 3;

Gladiators 8 (P Knight 3, D Gardner 3), Bicester B 2; Gladiators 6 (K Giles 3), Forum E 4; Forum G 1, Forum F 9 (D Moulton 3, D So 3).

Div 3: Forum I 5, Forum H 5; Vikings B 5, Bicester C 5; Bicester D 2, Holton C 8 (S Casey 3); Holton B 5, Witney B 5 (A Reeve 3); Community A 7 (T Ruane 3), Holton D 3.