NEAL Russell was in stunning form as Kidlington Green Social Club trounced the visiting Democrats Club 7-2 in the Cowley Workers Club ODDA Winter League.

Russell, the reigning league singles champion, hit two 180s and a brilliant 160 finish for the Premier Section hosts against their Section 1 opponents.

Joe Palmer’s opening win for Kidlington was answered by Demos’ Rob Adnams, before Russell and Sean Holly put the home side 3-1 ahead.

Ashley Presley pulled one back for the visitors, before a 3-0 pair success maintained the reigning champions’ unbeaten record.

In Section 2, George Bar B kept up their good form with an 8-1 win away to Black Bull, despite losing the opening leg to Tony Wheeler.

Singles wins from Andrew Ray, Andy Buckingham and Nick Baldwin helped George to victory.

Cricketers Arms came from 2-0 down to defeat visiting Littlemore RFC B in Section 3.

Cliff Whistler and Sam Thompson put Littlemore ahead, but the Cricketers stormed back thanks to wins from Chris Myers, Doug Mingham, John Goodenough and Martin Andrews.

In the Ladies League, Section 1 side Blackbird Leys Bowls Club stormed to a 7-2 success away to their Premier Section rivals Witney Snooker Club.

The visitors swept into a 4-0 lead, thanks to Kim Mercer-Rolls, Emily Baldwin (180) Lorraine Singleton (180) and Debbie Stevens.

Witney pulled one game back through Greta Britnell, but the the Bowls Club eased home thanks to Charlie Dodson’s win and a 2-1 pairs success.




Premier & Section 1: Kidlington FC 0, Abingdon United SC 9; Kidlington Green SC 7, Democrats Club 2; Challow RBL 6, Prince of Wales 3; Black Bull 1, George Bar B 8.

Section 2: George Bar A 2, Bell Inn 7; Littlemore Rugby Club A 5, Cricketers Arms B 4.

Section 3: Cricketers Arms A 6, Littlemore Rugby Club B 3; Original Swan A 3, Bullnose Morris 6; Red Lion A 6, Cricketers Arms C 3; Vikings SC 5, Chequers Inn A 4.

Section 4: Florence Park CC A 4, Six Bells 5; Queens Head 8, Marston RBL A 1; Donnington CC C 5, Duke of Monmouth 4;.

Section 5: Cowley Workers Club B 3, George Lounge 6; Gladiators SC 7, East Oxford CC 2; Butchers Arms 4, Donnington CC A 5.

Section 6: White Hart 3, Florence Park CC B 6; Rose Hill CC 3, New Club 6; Donnington CC B 8, Red Lion B 1; Marston RBL B 4, Horspath CC 5.


Premier & Section 1: Florence Park C A 8, Cowley Workers C 1; Red Lion 4, Florence Park CC B 5; Witney Snooker Club 2, Blackbird Bowls Club 7; Catherine Wheel 5, Berinsfield CC 4.

Section 2: Donnington CC B 7, Kidlington FC B 2; Six Bells Quarry 6, Six Bells Kidlington 3.

Section 3: Bletchingdon SC 4, Northway CC 5; Cowley Workers A 1, Marston RBL 8; George Lounge A 5, Original Swan 4.

Section 4: Masons Arms 5, Donnington CC A 4; New Club 4, Chequers Inn 5.

Section 5: Cowley Workers B 4, Florence Park CC D 5; Kidlington FC A 4, Vikings SC 5; Prince of Wales 4, New Club A 5.


N Russell (Kidlington Green Club) 2, J Palmer (Kidlington Green SC), E Baldwin (Blackbird Leys BC Ladies), L Singleton (Blackbird Leys BC Ladies), M Smith (Challow RBL), T Baughan (Challow RBL), K Wilkins (Challow RBL), T Tricker (Prince of Wales), J Kearney (Cricketers Arms B), G Brewis (Bell Inn), M Norton (Original Swan A), T Leach (Six Bells), P Burr (Duke of Monmouth), A Platt (Cowley Workers B).


N Russell (Kidlington Green SC) 160, M Kennett (Prince of Wales) 129, S Thompson (Littlemore Rugby Club B) 118, J Palmer (Kidlington Green SC) 110, C Whistler (Littlemore Rugby Club B) 104, G Shorter (Bullnose Morris) 101.