FORUM A took advantage of British Rail’s inactivity to go top of Division 1 of the Oxford & District League.

Without captain Karl Bushell, it fell to Elson Costa to win all three matches and lead Forum A to a 7-3 win over Forum C.

Kiarash Shaddel excelled for the C side, beating Greg Boone and Fraser Harris.

Third-placed Bicester A beat Forum D 6-4, despite having to field a substitute player from Division 2.

Although Jamie Felton failed to record a victory he performed well, Bicester ultimately grateful to maximums from Dave Ralls and Darren Palmer.

In Division 2, Forum F beat Forum E 8-2 to stay top, John Talbot starred to ensure all four points went to the leaders.

Vikings B hold on to second despite being held to a draw by Begbroke, for whom Paul Humphrey starred.

His maximum was crucial and hard-fought, being taken the full distance by Serogo Tabuni and Dom Juiwong before coming out on top.

Division 3 leaders Bicester E beat Holton C 7-3 thanks to trebles for Martin Taylor and Muriel Hooker.

Tom Brennan starred as Bicester D beat Vikings C 6-4.

Basement side Holton D won their first match of the season, beating Bicester C 6-4, despite a Vic Davies maximum for the losers.


Division 1: Forum A 7 (E Costa 3), Forum C 3; Forum B 3, Forum D 7 (P Zukowski 3); Bicester A 6 (D Ralls 3, D Palmer 3), Forum D 4; Forum D 7, Forum B 3 (P Colard 3).

Division 2: Holton A 5, Gladiators A 5 (M Penn 3); Forum G 4, Forum H 6 (A Anstis 3, R Hambridge 3); Begbroke 5 (P Humphrey 3), Vikings B 5; Forum F 8 (J Talbot 3), Forum E 2.

Division 3: Vikings D 5, Holton B 5 (J Cripps 3); Bicester D 6 (T Brennan 3), Vikings C 4; Holton D 6, Bicester C 4 (V Davies 3); Bicester E 7 (M Taylor 3, M Hooker 3), Holton C 3.