BEN Green achieved the highest score of his career as he clanged off 13 dolls (5-4-4) for The Chequers B against The Six Bells D.

It was to no avail, though, as the visitors hit 28 in the final leg to beat their opponents’ 20 and win 2-1.

The Six Bells are in a three-way share of the lead with Six Bells A Kidlington and Queens Head at the top of Oxford & District Section Two.

The weather played havoc in week seven, with not one maximum six recorded across the board for the first time in many seasons.

Six Bells A Kidlington stayed joint top thanks to a hard-fought victory against The Seacourt Bridge.

After shooting into a 2-0 lead, Seacourt anchor man Mark Tilling whipped the four dolls needed to level at 20-20 in the final leg and take it to three sticks.

Six Bells came through it, though, sealing maximum points.

Donnington A tasted victory for the first time this season, winning 2-1 at Gladiators B.

Elsewhere, The Black Prince remain the only unbeaten team in the Premier Section after they defeated The George A 3-0.

Phil Austin starred for the hosts with 13 dolls (5-3-5).

George set all three legs, hitting 24 in the first two only for Prince to reach 27 and 26 in reply – anchor man Mick Phipps clanging off five dolls in the second.

The whitewash was completed by a 25-21 triumph in the final leg.

Ampleforth Arms A and Garsington Sports clashed in a meeting of two teams yet to triumph.

The latter got off the mark with a 3-0 win, leaving The Amp as one of only two sides in the league still seeking a victory.

Garsington claimed the first two legs 19-15, 20-17 and had to rely on a three-stick shoot-out to take the final leg after it was tied 17-17.


Premier/Section One: The Swan A 2, Donnington Club C 1; New Club 1, North Leigh FC 2.

Section Two: Red Lion A 1, Chequers A 2; Vikings A 1, Queens Head 2.

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

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

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

BLOBBERS: S Hannon (Cowley Workers A), B Woodward (White Hart), P Blake (Kidlington FC), G Bourton (The Tandem), A Brown (Ampleforth Arms B).

TOP DOLL SCORERS: 13: S Horwood (Cricketers Littleworth), C Buckingham (North Leigh FC), B Green (Chequers B), P Austin (The Black Prince).