SNOOKER: Highfield B closed the gap at the top of the Oxford & District League Division 1 table.

Their 4-2 win at basement side Woodstock coupled with J’s Sports Bar A’s 5-1 defeat at Premier Division champions-elect Abingdon Conservative Club A sees just two points now separating the teams.

Jay Roberts won twice for Highfield, but the victory was secured by the narrowest of margins, Andy Benwell beating Priyan Shah 48-47 to grab the all-important sixth point.


Premier/Division 1: J’s Sports Bar A 1, Abingdon Con A 5; Woodstock 2, Highfield B 4; Oracle B 5, New Club A 1; Highfield A 2, Littlemore RBL C 4.

Division 2: EOCC 0, Witney 6; Thame C 3, J’s Sports Bar C 3; New Club B 2, Eynsham A 4; Littlemore RBL A 2, Oracle C 4; Oxford Bowls 3, Thame B 3.

Division 3: Oracle D 3, House Club 3; Eynsham C 1, J’s Sports Bar D 5; Green Road A 4, Cowley Workers 2.

BILLIARDS: Thame and Headington Conservative Club both recorded whitewashes in their bid to finish as Oxford & District League Division 1 runners-up.

With Littlemore RBL six points clear at the top of the table, just one point separates the rivals battling for second.


Littlemore RBL 3, Oxford Bowls 0; New Club 0, Thame 3; Ashton 2, Fieldside 1; Eynsham 0, Headington Con 3.