Summary of week 2 some highlights and some lowlights!

Well week 2 fixtures certainly provided some excellent performances for some and some not so good performances for others!

Let’s start with the search for that elusive first maximum throw of the season…………well after 2 weeks we are still waiting for  the first 6 of the season to be recorded. Plenty of players getting close with 8 players scoring 5’s and Dave Dix actually hit two 5’s in recording the best 3 leg total of 13 dolls in Abingdon Utd/Con Club’s 3-3 draw with The Vine Cumnor who shared the spoils for the second successive week. Other players hitting 5 dolls on the night were Mick Samways for the Plum Pidding (I won’t mention his 3 leg total score!), Kevin Billington and Dean Bowler both for the  Red Lion A Dean actually hit 11 dolls overall, Pat Wiltshire, for the Bell Grove A, Luke Dewar for the Grapes A Andrew Farrant  hit a 5 for the Eight Bells at Eaton in the same match , but his efforts didn’t help his side as they went down 6-0. Caroline Baker also contributed a 5 doll leg for the Red Lion B in her 10 doll total on the night.

There were plenty of double figure scores recorded with Scott Humphries and Leigh Clapton hitting 10 apiece to support Dave Dix’s 13 for Abingdon Utd/Con Club for their hosts The Vine Danny Hamilton also hit 10 dolls. Elsewhere in the Premier Dave Hudson making his first appearance of the season hit 10 dolls as did Colin Brin for Steventon Sports, Ian  Brook top scored for Croft Nomads with 11 dolls in their 4-2 win at  near neighbours College Oak A for whom skipper Phil Soden also scored 10, Karl Ford hit 10 dolls for the Boundary House as they got their campaign underway in some style with their maximum points win at the Eight Bells.

It would be remis of me not to mention 2 very special leg scores by Section A sides College Oak A and Plum Pudding who both recorded 32 doll leg scores in their matches against Croft Nomads and the Bystander A. I know these scores included their handicap. but excluding those they still managed “real doll” scores of 25 and 26 which is remarkable when they started the season with 2023 team averages of  less than 17 dolls!  Great contribution from all of the team in both cases!

And now for a score at the other end of the range!  The Croft Bar entertained  Abingdon RBL and whilst they assure me they won the beer leg in the second leg of the match (which they lost 4-2) they managed only 4 dolls! With a team that consistently performs well in the B section that was more than a little surprising !!

Looking overall at the results after just 2 weeks it is interesting to not that no team in the Premier, A, B, C, and D sections have maximum points from their 2 games so if that trend continues it promises to be an interesting season in all of the sections. Some of the new teams with many new players are still finding their feet (and scoring throws!), but I am sure that they will soon start scoring well and winning games, but most of all enjoying their Wednesday night’s Aunt Sally experience.  Newcomers Fleur de Leys B in the F section are the exception as they are off to a flying start  with 2  6-0 wins already under their belts!

Finally this week can I thank everyone for getting their match score cards recorded so promptly. All  cores were online by lunchtime Friday and that’s great. We know some people have difficulty getting online so bear with us while we sort that and until we do it’s OK to send photo’s of match cards please to either myself or Paul Stone and we will ensure that they get entered. One plea though on match cards please proper names, not nicknames. That’s fine for the scoreboard but match cards we need to make sure we know who’s who if we have to enter and whilst I can sometimes work out from the surnames I did struggle last week to find out who Monkey really was!

Have a great week!








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