THE Black Prince claimed an impressive win over Donnington C as the scores improved in week three of the Oxford & District season.

The front-runners maintained their 100 per cent record as they hit 92 dolls on their way to a 3-0 victory.

Setting in all three legs, the Prince began with an impressive 33-17 win and then struck 30 to leave Donnington anchor man Steve Greenough needing six to tie.

He gave it a worthy effort, hitting five to leave them just one short with 29.

The Prince then claimed maximum points with a final-leg triumph of 29-21.

Roger Goodall (5-5-3) and Dick Walsh (5-3-5) both hit a baker’s dozen.

Elsewhere, Gladiators A hit 90 dolls in their 3-0 victory at The George A.

Martin Cook clanged off 14 dolls (5-5-4), with Chris Jenkins (4-5-4) leading the supporting cast as the whole team reached double figures in a 31-26, 30-25, 29-22 triumph.

The Swan A beat visitors New Club 3-0 to make it three wins out of three.

Playing with a man short, the away side were never really in the contest but only lost the opening leg 17-15.

Swan then took advantage of the numerical advantage, winning the next two legs 25-16, 27-15.

In Section Two, the battle between Six Bells A and D went in the latter’s favour.

Pete Rampton (4-5-4) and Steve Ward (1-6-5) excelled for the D team to secure an 18-13, 21-19, 15-22 triumph as both sides ended with 54 dolls.

Ben Green hit a consistent dozen (4-4-4) to guide the Chequers B to a maximum 3-0 win against visitors Donnington A, with leg scores of 20-16, 18-16, 17-13.

Darren Trinder and James Bennett both hit a six for Vikings A in their 3-0 success at Gladiators B.

They won all three legs 23-20, 21-19, 19-13.


Section Three: Masons Arms A 3, Vikings Sports B 0; Donnington B 1, Catherine Wheel 2; Ampleforth Arms B 1, Cricketers Arms 2; The Blackbird 2, George B 1; Red Lion 1, Cowley Workers A 2.

Section Four: The Tandem 3, Six Bells B 0; Six Bells C 0, Kidlington FC 3; Six Bells 3, Duke Of Monmouth 0; Red Lion B 1, Masons Arms B 2; Rose Hill Club 1, Bletchington Sports Club 2.

Section Five: Northway Club B 3, White Hart 0; Swan C 2, Cricketers 0; Littlemore RC 1, Northway Club C 2; Red Lion 0, White Horse 3.

SIXERS: P Rampton, S Ward (Six Bells D), D Trinder, J Bennett (Vikings Club A), G Rees (The Blackbird), M Cox (Northway Club B), I Sharp (Seacourt Bridge).

BLOBBERS: D Edmonds, D Smith, L Walsh (Six Bells C), J Whittington (Duke Of Monmouth), M Ormrod, A King (Swan C).

TOP DOLL SCORERS: 14 M Cook (Gladiators A); 13 C Jenkins (Gladiators A), D Walsh, R Goodall (Black Prince), P Rampton (Six Bells D).