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Week 6 Match Reports

‘A’ Section

TEAM

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AGT

PTS

AVE

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Ab. Utd. ‘B’

6

5

1

0

272

205

31

15.11

2

The Fox

6

5

0

1

255

197

29

14.16

3

College Oak

6

4

1

1

256

207

25

14.22

4

Old Masters

6

3

0

3

243

215

22

13.50

5

Spread Eagle

6

3

0

3

249

210

18

13.83

‘B’ Section

TEAM

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AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab. Legion

6

3

1

2

217

226

18

12.05

2

Ab. Con. Club

6

2

1

3

224

225

15

12.44

3

Ab. Utd. ‘C’

6

1

1

4

167

233

9

9.27

4

Ab. Utd. ‘A’

6

1

1

4

133

205

9

7.38

5

Penlon

6

0

0

6

162

255

4

9.00

Game reports.

College Oak beat Penlon 6-0 with leg scores of 13-8, 13-7, 21-7. For The Oak L.Clapton included a 6 in his 12 dolls, S.Enock 10, P.Soden & D.Cross 9 each & A.Pocock 7. Their 47 dolls was their highest total so far. For Penlon T.Lach & M.Jeffries 7 each. Marks 7 included a 3rd leg 5, missing with his last stick. V.Smith waited until his 18th stick before hitting the doll.

Old Masters beat Ab. Con. Club 6-0 with leg scores of 13-11, 13-11, 21-12. For OM A.Woolloff included a 6 in his 13, T.Downes 12, G.Barguss 8, M.Hall & J.Barguss 7 each. In reply for the Con. Club J.Simms 10 & J.Castle 8.

The Fox beat Ab. Legion 5-1 with leg scores of 15-8, 14-14, 14-12. For The Fox B.Parker 14, N.Nuttall 9, D.Butler 8 & P.Stone 7. For The Legion C.Brind 11 & N.Tait 9.

Ab. Utd. ‘C’ drew 3-3 with Ab. Utd. ‘A’ with leg scores of 8-4, 7-7, 7-10. For Utd. ‘C’ nobody scored very many and everyone scored very few. Helen throwing like a clapped out Polish pole dancer managed 1-1-1. Their 22 dolls was their lowest total so far. J.Bussey top scored for Utd. ‘A’ with 7 dolls. M.Fenton managed just 1 doll. Mick, have you thought of standing with your back to the doll and throwing them between your legs. Might be worth a try.

Ab. Utd. ‘B’ consolidated their lead in the ‘A’ section after a 6-0 win over Spread Eagle. The leg scores were 14-13, 16-14, 16-14. For Utd. ‘B’ T.Ward 13, D.Holmes 12, B.Clapton 8 & D.Davies 7. For The Spread G.Brown hit a cracking 4-5-6 & J.Simmons 12.

Regards

Tosh

p.s. Wasn’t there some c**p calling tonight.

p.p.s. Will try to get through the games as quickly as possible tonight, remember patience is a virtue. Good luck to all and don’t forget the 3 stick rule.

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Week 5 Match Reports

‘A’ Section

TEAM

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AGT

PTS

AVE

1

Ab. Utd. ‘B’

5

4

1

0

226

164

25

15.06

2

The Fox

5

4

0

1

212

163

24

14.13

3

College Oak

5

3

1

1

209

182

19

13.93

4

Spread Eagle

5

3

0

2

208

164

18

13.86

5

Old Masters

5

2

0

3

196

181

16

13.06

‘B’ Section

TEAM

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AGT

PTS

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1

Abingdon Legion

5

3

1

1

183

183

17

12.20

2

Ab. Con. Club

5

2

1

2

190

178

15

12.66

3

Ab. Utd. ‘C’

5

1

0

4

145

212

6

9.66

4

Ab. Utd. ‘A’

5

1

0

4

112

183

6

7.46

5

Penlon

5

0

0

5

137

208

4

9.13

Game reports.

Ab. Utd. ‘B’ beat Ab. Con. Club 6-0 with leg scores of 15-13, 17-11, 18-13. For Utd. ‘B’ D.Bowler hit a bakers dozen ( that’s 13 to the uneducated ), Brian ‘Cracker’ Clapton 11, D.Davies 10, D.Holmes & I.Morrison 8 each. For Con. Club T.Barrett 10, P.Wiblin 8 & J.Simms 7.

Spread Eagle came from behind (good skill) to beat Ab. Utd. ‘C’ 4-2 with leg scores of 10-11, 20-11, 16-10. For The Spread J.Simmons hit a cracking 4-6-5, J.Bowler (making his first appearance) 10, G.Brown & M.Phillips 8 each. The Spreads’ 46 dolls was their highest so far this season. For Utd. ‘C’ S.Martin 9 & A.Gregory hit 7.

Ab. Utd. ‘A’ won their first game of the season after a 4-2 win over Penlon, leaving them as the only team not to won a game. The leg scores were 10-8, 7-9, 11-5. For Utd. ‘A’ Jon Warrell top scored with 8 dolls. Their 28 dolls was their highest so far. In reply T.Lach top scored with 9. J.Carter started badly then got worse and scored 2 dolls. R.Holmes throwing like a Peruvian brothel keeper also managed 2.

Ab. Legion beat Old Masters 4-2 with leg scores of 12-10, 14-11, 11-16. For Legion C.Brind 12 & D.Sapey 9. For OM G.Barguss & A.Woolloff 9 each, T.Downes & J.Barguss 7 each. Less said the better….

College Oak inflicted the 1st defeat of the season on The Fox in beating them 4-2 with leg scores 14-14, 15-12, 12-12. For The Oak L.Clapton 12, S.Enock 8, P.Soden, A.Pocock & D.Cross 7 each. For The Fox D.Butler 10, R.Berry 9, N.Weston 8 & B.Parker 7.

Regards

Tosh

p.s. I will start selling raffle tickets tonight for the Xmas raffle which will be held on 14th of December. For more info on the raffle please read the Pairs Competition sheet.

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Chances of Getting 18

Due to the fact the Wednesday night was a complete wash out, not just for me but team wise the performance was pretty lacklustre. I got to thinking the other day about the chances of getting 18. I suppose you can call it the holy grail of the Aunt Sally world.

Lets face it hitting all 18 sticks is not something I think I’m ever going to have to worry about, it’s completely out of my league. It’s certainly not something you can think “I might get lucky” it’s just not going to happen.

There are literally a handful of players that can claim to have done it and had it confirmed by a 3rd party. All except one are from Oxford, one of whom has done it twice. I’m not one for researching however I’ve tried to get some clarification on this.

There is a possibility that I’ve missed someone so please I’d love to add more to this list.

Abingdon

Doug Califano

Oxford

Phil Adams

Kevin Giles (Twice)

Den Sellers (youngest when he did it)

We all know someone who has had 17 in league or competition, or even 18 in practice. But to have done it during a game, it’s epic to think of. You know they didn’t do it on pure luck or by accident, though certainly that may have had a part to play. That score was achieved by skill without a doubt.

Considering my abysmal throwing on Wednesday night what would I happy with?

What would you be happy with? When you get home and your significant other says, “How did you get on”? What number is it that changes your mind from “I was crap” or “I did alright” or even “I threw well” Does that number go up or down depending on the circumstances of the throw or how well you are playing?

Personally I always think I want a minimum of 3 a leg, I’m happy with that. In fact if I could end up with 9 per game for 18 games (162) I’d be very happy but I’m sure that maybe I’m putting too much pressure on myself.

Perhaps what I need to do is look at what I got total for the last year and work out what my actual total is and aim to beat that. Easy to do as the results are online. So my average is 7.5 dolls a game. Not my best year again if I’m honest. So looking at this winter season anything above 136 for the season and I’ll be happy. I’m never happy with a throw I don’t know if that’s because I’m competitive in all that I do. Sure if I get a 6 I’m over the moon no doubt. You’ll often hear me muttering I could’ve got one more or that should have been 4 or 5. It’s like some sort of compulsion I always want one more. Quite often during a game I think I wish I could have that throw again, or if I just had one more throw I know I could do better.

As someone wiser than me said “you’re only as good as your last throw” but then with equal measure “no one cares about that last throw, it’s this one that counts”

Anchorman

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