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Week 4 2008-09 Season - Autumn
Sep 26 2008
Fieldside romped to a 6-0 win at home to New Club A to move clear at the top of the Premier Division. An outrageous fluke on the black saw Paul Robinson beat Ian Gee 49-43 in the opening frame before seeing off his opponent more convincingly in the next. Karl Walker had no problems disposing of Alan Mander and Michael Bennett saw off a tenacious Justin Shepherd to complete the rout.

A late result and then two matches in a week has elevated Riley C to top spot in Division One. After a heavy defeat at the hands of Witney C last week, the Riley side rebounded with a brace of wins. The first was against Rodney House where Wayne Reddy beat Nick Anderson on the black in a tight opening frame but Anderson replied to win frame 2. Rob Franklin got the better of Nigel Wilkins to put Riley 3-1 up before Steve Hale shared his two frames against Rob Holt. On Monday they beat Green Road Club 4-2 with 2 frames each from Tony Hicks and Ron Reddy. Wayne Reddy was unable to emulate his team mates and lost his frames against Andy Benwell.
Eynsham A and House Club A battled to a draw to leave both teams still searching for a win. Mike Augar beat Ashley Bowerman to put House Club 2-0 up. Keith Philpott made it 3-0 only for Bob Thiele to snatch their next frame by just 3 points. Lawrence Parsons got the better of Paul Larkins to ensure Eynsham got an equal share of the spoils.

Abingdon Con A moved to the top of Division Two after defeating bottom placed Thame B 4-2. Nigel Bossom and Vince Taylor played out the best two frames of the evening, Bossom winning both for Thame. In the first frame Bossom made a break of 29 while in the second, Taylor recorded a break of 24. Bossom hit back immediately with a well controlled break of 37 which left him in prime position to win the frame. A break of 24 helped Peter Baskerville coast past Dave White in the third frame. White put up a better fight in frame four and needed pink and black to win. While landed perfectly on the black after a great pot on the pink, but he then contrived to miss the black which Baskerville accepted to snatch the frame. John Dawson won the match for Abingdon and was always in command against Tom Fletcher.
Oracle B made it two wins from two matches with a 4-2 win against Riley D. Pom Merola and Chris Webb won a frame each, as did Frankie Merola and James Griffin. Nino Merola was in good form and cruised past Bob Hayward to win the match. Elsewhere, two frames from both James Kerr and Ian Dibley were enough to see Eynsham D beat Cowley Con A 4-2. Cowley’s frames were won by Arthur Coakley.

Ashton A made it four wins from four matches and have stretched the lead Division Three to a massive 10 points. Their latest victims were Eynsham B. Kevin Leach took the first frame for Ashton, but then lost frame two to John Ayres. Tony Marshall and Tim Bowles also traded frames before a break of 25 helped John Street beat Kevin Truby 2-0.
New Club B are in second place and head a trio of teams on 11 points, which includes their most recent opponents Witney B. Witney took a 2-0 lead thanks to Simon Barker who won two black ball frames against an unlucky Paul Moss. Luke Purcell won the third frame for New Club which included a break of 21, but opponent Stephen Hedges replied with a break of 33 in the fourth to restore Witney’s 2 frame advantage. New Club’s saviour was Peter Wardle who made 3 breaks of 22 and played the best two frames of his life against Terry Cook.

Dave Daley increased the highest break in Division Four to a creditable 41 in the final frame of Riley E’s match against Cowley Con B. Richard Mundy and Steve Green put Riley’s 4-0 up before Mark Bayliss won the fifth frame for Cowley Con. Daley’s break cam in the final frame and secured a 5-1 win for Riley.
Riley F came from behind three times to earn a draw at House Club A. Tony Nichols gave the home team the lead before Chris Williams levelled. Sam Nichols restored the Garsington side’s lead, only for Wayne Montgomery to restore parity once again. A break of 27 helped Brian Field win the fifth frame, but he lost by a single point to Peter Goodgame in the sixth.

So to Division Five where Riley Vets (Veterans) now lead the way following a 4-2 win away at Littlemore RBL B. Nolan Aselford (28 h’cap) took the opening frame for Littlemore, but to his credit, Doug Baker then hit back to beat Aselford in the second. Des Truss picked up both frames against Andrew Bradbury before Tony Baker and Steven Bradbury shared the final two frames.
Cowley Con D recorded their third win of the season with a 5-1 win against league newcomers Riley G. Anthony Turner picked up two frames against Peter De Banks, Doug Turner drew with Andrew Gee while Simon Painter beat Graham Harcus.