MASONS Arms recovered well after last week’s reverse by triumphing 5-1 at home to Gladiators Club A in Group B of the Oxford Summer League, writes PETE EWINS.

Glads’ Bob Pincombe put the visitors in front with a 3,110-1,270 win over Martyn Wood, Dave Rose (3,100) and Mick Murphy (4,860) making it 2-1 to the home side.

Further wins from Martyn Wood (3,500), Dave Rose (3,070) and Mick Murphy (4,570) completed victory to keep Masons’ title hopes alive.

In Group A, Berinsfield Club fought out a 3-3 draw with Didcot Con Club.

Dave Tooke starred for Didcot, scoring 11,030, while Craig Mace (6,850), Geoff Mace (4,950) and John Boal, with his first win, were on song for Berinsfield.

Marlborough Club won 4-2 away at Bletchingdon Club.

Pete Soanes (6,870) and Andy Skinner (6,300) won for the home side, while Chris Bateman (8,590) and (3,620) Chris Plant (4,260) and Chris Iagoe (8,040) were the Marlborough victors.

l A GRADING meeting will take place at the Gladiators Club on Tuesday. All entries must be with the league secretary by this date.

Latest Standings

Group A: Comrades played 6, 24pts; Didcot CC 7, 22; Berinsfield 6, 20; Marlborough 7, 18; Bletchingdon 6, 12.

Group B: Democrats 6, 30; Masons 6, 25; Glads B 7, 22; Glads A 7, 19; Standard 6, 0.