DARTS: Workers bounce back in style to stun Shears
Section 1 side Cowley Workers Social Club sprang a surprise 5-4 home win over Premier team Shears in the Greene King Oxford & District Darts Association.
The Workers had lost their last two games 7-2 and 8-1, and when Shears took the opening two games through Oliver Highton (180) and Preben Krabben it looked like they may suffer a similar fate.
But the Cowley side stormed back to lead 3-2 with wins from Phil Cook, Bob Freemire (180) and Wayland Honour.
Shears levelled when Jim Pryde beat Mo Oliver.
But Cowley, for whom Sean Stratford hit two 180s, took the pairs 2-1 to claim a famous victory, In ladies’ Section 1, Crown House Club, who posted their first win of the season with a 5-4 victory at Berinsfield Community Centre B last week, repeated the success with a 6-3 home triumph over the same rivals.
Berinsfield raced into a 2-0 lead with wins from Cath Pollard and Caz Chorley.
But Crown House roared back with Jane Bellinger, Pauline Hogg, Lorraine Gavin and Rachel Joines putting them 4-2 ahead.
Crown House sealed victory when Joines and Gavin beat Pollard and Chorley in the opening pairs game, before the other two were shared.
Premier & Section 1: Original Swan A 8, Littlemore RBL 1; Cowley Workers SC 5, Shears 4; White Horse 1, Railway SC A 8.
Section 2: Three Horseshoes 0, Rose Hill CC 9; Chequers A 1, Butchers 8; Green Rd SC B 3, North Oxford Con Club 6.
Section 3: College Oak B 5, Bullnose Morris A 4; Marston RBL A 3, Railway SC D 6; Quarry Gate 7, Marsh Harrier 2.
Section 4: Kings Arms 5, Shelley B 4; Follybridge 7, Green Rd SC A 2; Nuffield Bar 3, Red Lion B 6; Prince of Wales A 6, George Bar B 3.
Section 5: Lord Nuffield SC 5, Grove House SC 4; New Club SC 5, Nelson A 4; Bullnose Morris B 1, George Bar A 8.
Section 6: Blackbird Bar A 7, Sutton Courtenay FC 2; Railway SC B 4, Masons B 5; Nuffield Lounge B 6, Marston RBL B 3.
Section 7: Nelson B 5, Berinsfield CC 4; Jack Russell 2, Vikings SC A 7; Railway SC E 2, Masons C 7; Kennington SC 6, Red Lion 3.
Section 8: Nelson C 2, Catherine Wheel C 7; Masons D 5, East Oxford CC 3; Rose Hill CC B 3, Headington RBL B 6.
Section 9: Vikings SC B 5, JR Hospital SC 4; Black Swan 4, Red Lion 5.
Section 10: Team Monarch 6, Crown House SC 3; Gladiators Club 4, Black Horse 5; Plough 2, Prince of Wales 7; Railway SC C 6, Prince of Wales B 0.
Premier & Section 1: Shelley C 8, Vikings SC A 1; Quarry Gate C 3, Blackbird Bar 6; Crown House SC 6, Berinsfield CC B 3.
Section 2: Florence Park CC 6, East Oxford CC 3; Donnington CC B 3, Quarry Gate D 6; Berinsfield CC A 7, Prince of Wales A 2.
Section 3: Three Horseshoes 6, South Oxford SC 3; Gladiators SC A 3, Donnington CC A 6.
Section 4: Follybridge 7, Cherwell Club 2.
Section 5: Littlemore RBL 7, Quarry Gate B 2; Six Bells B 8, Grove House SC B 1.
Section 6: Nuffield Arms B 4, Six Bells A 5; Jack Russell 6, Golden Ball A 3; Catherine Wheel A 5, Littlemore RC 4.
Section 7: Cowley CC C 5, Chequers A 4; Black Swan 1, Bullnose Morris 8; Cowley CC B 6, Catherine Wheel B 4.
Section 8: Rose Hill CC 3, JR Hospital SC B 6; Marston RBL 4, Red Lion 5; Chequers B 6, George Bar B 3.
Section 9: Quarry Gate A 5, Cricketers B 4; Vikings SC B 2, Cowley CC A 7.
THIS WEEK’S 180s
S Stratford (Cowley Workers) 2, A Sawyer (Marsh Harrier) 2, T Wood (Original Swan A), J Jukes (Original Swan A), N Baldwin (Littlemore RBL), B Freemire (Cowley Workers), O Highton (Shears), K Middleton (White Horse), O Varney (Railway SC), S Paintin (College Oak B), M Hutt (Marston RBL), A Barrett (Railway SC D), S Sheard (Shelley B), M Worrell (Follybridge), P Davies (Follybridge), L Smith (Follybridge), P Simms (Nelson B), A Bowden (East Oxford CC), N Pollard (JR Hospital SC), C Walton (Gladiators SC), P Parker (Black Horse).
100 PLUS FINISHES
M Woodbridge (College Oak B) 130, J Jukes (Original Swan A) 126, J Sutherland (Masons C) 121, S Paintin (College Oak B) 120, B Boyce (Rose Hill CC A) 120, S Foster (Railway SC A) 117, S Holley (North Oxford CC) 116, M Woodley (Headington RBL B) 115, D Waine (Three Horseshoes) 114, J Mathis (Team Monarch) 106, K Jones (Nuffield Arms Ladies) 102, D Slezak (Cowley Workers SC) 102, E Moffat (Nelson A) 101, O Varney (Railway SC A) 100, P Eagle (Butchers) 100.
Peter Bampton Mixed Pairs 1st round: East Oxford Con Club A v North Oxford Con Club B, Follybridge A v East Oxford Con Club C, College Oak D Abingdon v East Oxford Con Club B, Three Horseshoes B v College Oak B Abingdon, Blackbird Bar B v North Oxford Con Club A, Donnington Comm Centre B v Three Horseshoes A. To be played on Saturday, March 21.
Story By: Oxford Mail