TJ’S Club B almost got off to a winning start to life in Section 1 of the Cowley Workers ODDA.

The newly-promoted side led 3-2 at Kidlington Green thanks to wins from Paul Bustin, Steve Willoughby and Howard Cannon.

But the hosts, who had struck through Dan Kieron and Rhys Kerry (180) levelled through Joe Palmer, before sweeping the pairs to run out 6-3 winners.

Preben Krabben’s two maximums were in vain as Section 1 side Challow British Legion were edged out 5-4 away to Waggon & Horses.

Krabben helped them into a 3-1 lead, alongside successes for Matty Smith and Kevin Wilkins.

But the Premier Section hosts hit back.

After Reg Bowers’ early win, Simon Key (180) and Mark Luckett made it 3-3, before a 2-1 pairs triumph.

Cricketers Arms B held off a fightback to beat visitors Queens Head 5-4 in their Section 2 opener.

Ricky Goodenough took the opener, but the Cricketers opened up a 4-1 lead thanks to Steve James, Alan Hunter (180), Karl Smith and Andy Buckingham.

Matty Bray reduced the arrears and Cricketers lost the pairs 2-1, but had done just enough.

Dan Jones produced the week’s biggest checkout with 126 as George Bar B romped to a 7-2 victory at home to Original Swan in Section 3.




Premier & Section 1: Croft Bar 4, Red Lion 5; Kidlington Green 6, TJ’s B 3; Waggon & Horses 5, Challow RBL 4.

Section 2: Chequers Inn 3, Cowley Workers A 6; Cricketers B 5, Queens Head A 4; Kidlington FC 6, Catherine Wheel 3; Red Lion 4, Challow CC 5.

Section 3: Duke of Monmouth 4, Cricketers A 5; George Bar B 7, Original Swan 2.

Section 4: Donnington CC B 6, George Bar 3; Littlemore RFC 2, New Club 7; Masons Arms 7, N Oxford CC 2; Queens Head 5, Kings Arms 4.

Section 5: Butchers Arms 3, Ampleforth Arms 6; Florence Park CC 2, Cowley Workers C 7; George Lounge 4, Marston RBL 5.


Premier & Section 1: Florence Park CC A 4, Bletchingdon SC 5; Red Lion 2, Cricketers Arms 7; Witney SC 2, Kidlington Green 7.

Section 2: Blackbird Leys BC 6, Original Swan A 3; Kidlington FC B 4, Donnington CC A 5; Northway CC 1, Rose Hill CC 8.

Section 3: George Lounge A 4, Six Bells 5; Mason Arms 6, Florence Park CC B 3.

Section 4: East Oxford CC 5, Cowley Workers C 4; Gladiators SC 6, New Club A 3.

Section 5: Prince of Wales 3, Cowley Workers B 6.

This week’s 180s

M Davies 2 (Croft Bar), P Krabben 2 (Challow RBL), S Coling (TJ’s B), D Wyatt (Challow RBL), S Key (Waggon & Horses), T Oliver (Cowley Workers A, A Hunter (Cricketers Arms B), M Ashburner (Catherine Wheel), N Lowe (Red Lion), J Crawford (Littlemore RFC).

100-plus finishes

D Jones 126 (George Bar B), R Kerry 116 (Red Lion), S Willoughby 113 (TJ’s B), M Oliver 111 (Cowley Workers A), P Cook 100 (Cowley Workers A).