KIDLINGTON Football Club survived a big scare before extending their unbeaten start to the season to four matches.

The leaders of Cowley Workers ODDA Section 2 fell 3-0 down as hosts Queens Head A made a flying start.

Alex Ward (180), Matty Bray (180) and Jason Taylor all tasted success.

But Steve Baker’s win triggered an impressive comeback for the visitors.

Peter Gough and Pete Smith (180) levelled the scores after the singles and a clean sweep of the pairs saw them finish 6-3 ahead.

There was also a fightback in Section 1, where Challow British Legion entertained Kidlington Green Social Club.

The visitors gained the upper hand early on with victories from Rhys Kerry (180) and Jamie Tong.

Preben Krabben (180) pulled one back, but the Green men went 3-1 ahead thanks to Dan Kirton’s win.

However, the Legion equalised via Kevin Wilkins and Dan Wyatt (180), before a 2-1 pairs success gave them a 5-4 triumph.

In the ladies’ competition, Premier Section leaders Kidlington Green Social Club swept aside visiting Section 1 side TJ’s A.

Sue Burns and Jo Pollard got the hosts off to a strong start.

Shaz Thompson pulled one game back, but that was as good as it got for the away side.

The Green Club claimed the remaining six matches to win 8-1.




  • Premier & Section One: Challow RBL 5, Kidlington Green SC 4; Democrats Club 5, Croft Bar 4; TJ’s B 4, Waggon & Horses 5.
  • Section 2: Catherine Wheel 5, Cricketers Arms B 4; Cowley Workers A 5, Red Lion 4; Queens Head A 3, Kidlington FC 6.
  • Section 3: Donnington CC A 4, George Bar B 5; Cricketers Arms A 6, Bullnose Morris 3.
  • Section 4: George Bar A 4, Queens Head B 5; Kings Arms 6, Donnington CC B 3; Nth Oxford CC 1, Littlemore RFC 8.
  • Section 5: Ampleforth Arms 6, George Lounge 3; Cowley Workers C 6, Rose Hill CC 3; Marston RBL 6, Butchers Arms 3; Prince of Wales 2, Florence Park CC 7.


  • Premier & Section 1: Bletchingdon SC 3, Red Lion 6; Kidlington Green SC 8, TJ’s A 1.
  • Section 2: Donnington CC B 2, Northway CC 7; Original Swan A 6, Donnington CC A 3; Rose Hill CC 5, Kidlington FC B 4.
  • Section 3: Six Bells 4, Chequers Inn A 5; TJ’s B 6, George Lounge A 3.
  • Section 4: Cowley Workers C 3, Ampleforth Arms 6; George Lounge B 4, East Oxford CC 5; Kings Arms 4, Gladiators SC 5; New Club A 4, Original Swan B 5.
  • Section 5: Cowley Workers B 5, New Club B 4; Kidlington FC B 5, Prince of Wales 4; Red Lion 7, George Bar, 2.

This week’s 180s

R Kerry, G Manning (both Kidlington Green), P Krabben, M Kerry, D Wyatt (all Challow RBL), S Fisher (Croft Bar), C Roberts (TJ’s B), J Willoughby (Waggon & Horses), J Kearney (Cricketers Arms B), G Baker, T Wheeler (both Red Lion), A Ward, M Bray (both Queens Head A).

100-plus finishes

M Aust 119 (Red Lion), R Kerry 116 (Kidlington Green SC), K Wilkins 106 (Challow RBL), A Smith 105 (Kidlington FC).