KEVIN Stuart was in tremendous form when he clanged off 14 dolls including a maximum six (6-5-3) for Littlemore British Legion, writes Andy Beal.

Legion lost the opening leg by the smallest of margins, 24-23 at The Catherine Wheel A, but came storming back in the next two legs winning them 26-23, 25-22.

After last week’s loss, White House bounced back in a high-scoring game against a depleted Swan team. They set and won the opening leg with an impressive 32, Swan replying with 25.

Swan then set an imposing 27, however this proved to be no problem for the White House, who hit 31 in reply. Swan won a deserved point in the final leg by the smallest of margins 27-26.

Rob Bradford (5-5-3), Steve McAteer (6-4-3) and Roger Goodall (5-3-5) all hit a baker’s dozen for The White House, while Mark Revill did the same for The Swan (3-6-4) and Mark Hewitson top scored with a superb 14 dolls (5-4-5).

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Gladiators set and won the opening leg at home to Black Horse A 27-24 but then collapsed in the second leg when they could only set 19. Black Horse galloped past that with ease, hitting 27.

In the final and deciding leg, Gladiators set 23 and Black Horse were on course to pass that, but a couple of blobs in the middle scuppered their chances and ended up three short with 20. Andy Beal top scored for The Glad’s with 13 dolls (5-4-4).

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In Section Two, Catherine Wheel C were in top form when they claimed maximum points at home to Masons Arms A, who set the opening leg with 19. In reply, The Wheel left anchorman Leon Kirkbride needing four to win, and he went one better by hitting five dolls.

A set of 13 by The Masons in the second leg was nowhere near enough as The Wheel surpassed that with ease, hitting 24. They then completed the whitewash in the final leg 22-14. Steve Tooke (4-5-4) and Josh Breakspear (4-4-5) top scored for The Wheel with 13 dolls.

The Blackbird came away from Bletchington Sports with a 2-1 win in the leg scores of 16-9, 21-16, 16-20. James Dineen threw well for the Bird for his dozen dolls (4-5-3).

SIXERS: K Stuart (Littlemore British Legion), S McAteer (White House), L Purcell (New Club A).

BLOBBERS: R McDonald, J Thompson (Red Lion Cassington) A Painter (Catherine Wheel B).

TOP DOLL SCORERS: 14: K Stuart (Littlemore British Legion), M Hewitson (The Swan); 13: A Beal (Gladiators), M Revill (The Swan), S McAteer, R Bradford, R Goodall (White House), S Hopkins (Six Bells B).