Shock victory for Helmdon

BILLIARDS: Bottom of the table Helmdon turned the form book on its head by defeating Croughton & District League leaders Marston A 3-2.

David Wiggins and Andy Buckingham both won for the latter only to see Michael Ayres and Tony Wilson hit back and win by sufficient margins to ease Helmdon to their shock one-point victory.

Adstone have joined Marston to share the top spot following a narrow 3-2 victory over other leading contenders Overthorpe A. James Pearson and Andy Cleaver got Adstone off to a flying start, a fight back from Tony Best and Gary Boswell just failed to take the odd point.

Foxhill’s run of poor results continued when losing out to Brackley Bowls 4-1. Jim Mumford won the opening game for Foxhill but from then on Bowls took command through wins from Malcolm Skuce and Paul and Jed Seckington.

Finally in another odd point victory Overthorpe B defeated Marston B, thanks to wins from Clive Parker, Roger Davies and Ian Walker. Marston’s two points came via Tim Wheeler and an aggregate point for the total points scored.