A HIGH-QUALITY clash saw Catherine Wheel beat hosts Chequers Inn A 6-3 to claim only their second win of the season in Section 2.

Terry Sparrowhawk claimed the first of three maximums in the Cowley Workers ODDA clash.

Michael Ashburner and Otis Williams then put the visitors 3-0 ahead.

Chequers reduced the arrears after wins from Richard Reveley and Mike Kennett (180).

But Sean Ashburner (180) hit back, before Catherine Wheel took the pairs 2-1.

Kidlington Football Club went top of the table with a 6-3 victory over struggling Chequers Inn B.

Rob Smith and Mick Richardson gave them a 2-0 lead, but from then on the singles were shared.

James Sutherland and Chris Webb got Chequers on the board, while Darren Muddiman and Peter Gough responded.

The footballers went on to edge the pairs 2-1.

Cricketers Arms emerged 5-4 winners against Florence Park Community Centre A in Section 1 of the ladies competition.

After Carol Bowman put the visitors Florence Park ahead, the Cricketers hit back to lead 3-1 with successes from Lorraine Singleton, Debbie Stevens and Lyn Bayliss.

Lindsay Boyce pulled one back, but Louise Stratford’s success proved crucial, as Florence Park won the pairs 2-1 but lost overall.



Premier & Section 1: Blackbird Leys BC 8, Kidlington Green 1; Cowley Workers A 1, Challow RBL 8; Croft Bar 4, Didcot Railway SC 5; Democrats Club 7, Prince of Wales B 2.

Section 2: Chequers Inn A 3, Catherine Wheel 6; Kidlington FC 6, Chequers Inn B 3.

Section 3: Cricketers Arms 5, Cowley Workers B 4; George Bar 6, Kings Arms 3.

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

Section 5: Marston RBL A 6, George Bar B 3; Prince of Wales A 5, Rose Hill CC 4; White Hart 1, Butchers Arms 8.


Section 1: Bletchingdon SC 6, Red Lion 3; Cricketers Arms 5, Florence Park CC A 4.

Section 2: Blackbird Leys BC 3, Original Swan A 6; Chequers Inn 7, Northway CC 2.

Section 3: Ampleforth Arms 6, George Lounge A 3; Donnington CC B 4, Masons Arms 5; Gladiators SC 5, Six Bells 5.

Section 4: Cowley Workers A 3, J’s Sports Bar 6; Kidlington FC A 7, Cowley Workers B 2; Kings Arms 4, Catherine Wheel 5; New Club A 4, East Oxford CC 5.

This week’s 180s

L Craddock 2 (Democrats), D Smith 2, S Smith 2 (both Blackbird Leys BC); A Bowman (Democrats), P Krabben, M Payne, M Smith (all Challow RBL), S Fisher, R Thorne (both Croft Bar), T Sparrowhawk (Catherine Wheel), M Kennett (Chequers Inn A), K Smith (Cricketers Arms).

100-plus checkouts

A Jones 144 (Blackbird Leys BC), M Oliver 139 (Cowley Workers A), S Stevens 118 (Blackbird Leys BC), M Smith 116 (Challow RBL), P Say 116 (Democrats Club), J Janaway 115 (Butchers Arms), R Carter 110 (Didcot Railway SC), S Ashburner 108 (Catherine Wheel), B Farnsworth 107 (George Bar B), A Ball 104 (Didcot Railway SC), C Webb 101 (Marston RBL A).