Josh Breakspear was in top form as he clanged off 13 dolls (5-4-4) to help Donnington C beat visitors New Club in their Section One clash.

Chasing all three legs, the hosts took the opener 21-17, lost the second 23-16 and won the decider 22-18 to seal a 2-1 triumph.

New Club’s Ady Shepherd also hit a baker’s dozen (3-5-5) in the Oxford & District clash, but it was not enough for victory.

Gladiators A began with a bang in their 2-1 success over Garsington Sports, setting and winning the first leg 27-20.

They struggled afterwards, though, as their opponents levelled with a 25-23 victory in the next leg.

Gladiators set a beatable 22 in the decider, but Garsington toiled in reply and ended up four short with 18.

Spencer Buckingham bagged himself a six in his 12-doll haul for North Leigh FC as they beat The Blackbird B 3-0 at home.

It was a straightforward night for the west Oxfordshire side, going 2-0 up with wins of 20-17, 26-19 and completing the whitewash with 24-20 in the final leg.

There is a three-way tie at the top of Section Two and Six Bells D boosted their hopes with a 3-0 triumph over Gladiators B 17-12, 22-17, 19-17.

Chequers B lost ground following their whitewash at home to Red Lion A Yarnton.

The hosts set 19 in the first leg of a high-scoring game, but Lion anchor man Mark Poulter stepped up, hitting the three required to sneak the leg with 20.

A comfortable second leg 22-14 put the Lion two up, before Chequers set an impressive 25 in the third.

A good reply by the Lion left Poulter needing four to win and once again he did not disappoint, clanging off the winning doll with his final stick to snatch the leg by the odd doll with 26.

In Section Three, Tom Finney was in excellent form for The Blackbird A in their maximum win over visitors Donnington B, clanging off 13 dolls including a six (3-6-4) to help his side to leg scores of 15-13, 22-16, 18-14.

Vikings B remain rooted to the bottom of the table after a 3-0 defeat at Cowley Workers B.

The opening leg was tied 11-11 which Cowley Workers won on three sticks, before taking the next two legs 19-10, 17-10.

The clash of the Bells – Six Bells’ Quarry and Six Bells B Kidlington – in Section Four was a ding dong of a match.

Kidlington won the opening leg 17-15 and were then set 14 next time around.

A poor response left anchor man Henry Clarke needing five to win and he recovered from an early miss to hit the five required to snatch the leg with 15.

Bells Quarry won the final leg 15-10 to claim a well-earned point.

White Hart Wolvercote are finding it tough in Section Five, but they almost took a leg at The White Horse as they lost 13-5, 9-6, 13-4.

Littlemore Rugby Club are enjoying their return to the league and won 11-9, 19-8, 15-10 at home to Golden Ball. James Crawford top-scored with nine dolls.

WEEK FIVE Roll of honour

SIXERS: S Buckingham (North Leigh FC), T Finney

(Blackbird A).

BLOBBERS: K Straud (Vikings Club B), J Whittington (Duke Of Monmouth), D Smith (Six Bells C), R McDonald (Red Lion Cassington), M Todd (White Hart).

TOP DOLL SCORERS: 13: J Breakspear (Donnington Club C), A Shepherd (New Club), T Finney (Blackbird A).