WEST Oxford Democrats Club started their Oxford & District Summer League season with a 4-2 home victory over Oracle, writes PETE EWINS.

Billy Hill (7,530) won the opening match, before Mark Trafford (10,440) and Alan Donavan (5,430) hit back to put Oracle 2-1 ahead.

But Hill, Richard Garrett (8,270) and John Patey (6,840) gave Democrats victory.

Bob Pincombe, Dave Gordon, Jenny Webb and Dave Jarman gave Gladiators a 4-2 win over Bletchington.

Mike Jones (10,150) and Lewis Stratford (9,260) were in top form as Vikings drew 3-3 at home to Donnington, while the spoils were also shared when Masons travelled to Berinsfield.