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GREENE KING CUP FINAL | Thursday 9th September 2010

The 2010 final of the Greene King cup played each year by teams in the Rutland Petanque league took place at the Crown Inn Tinwell near Stamford. The cup was won by the Chimera team four legs to one over the White Horse Hunters of Morcott

Three players from Little Oakley - Barry Bright, David Bailey and Dave Ormshaw - played for the Hunters, but to no avail. Chimera were a far better all round team and on top form. Still, to come runners up in a competition between 60 league clubs is not a bad effort

The biggest cheer of the night came right at the end of the match with the opposition on twelve points: my doubles partner David Bailey had to carreau the on-boule at a full 9 metres with our very last boule to stay in the match - great shooting David!

But all to no avail, for up stepped Tony Moulding to play a superb high point stopping two inches from the cochonnet - game over, goodbye

The Hunters team would like to thank the Chimera team for making it a friendly and enjoyable final. Maybe if Little Oakley could enter the Rutland and District League with our village team we would do very well, but sadly the village is just one and a half miles outside the league boundary Barry.

THE OAKLEY OPEN DOUBLES | Sunday 6th June 2010

The 2010 Little Oakley Village Open Pétanque Doubles competition was the best attended so far, with forty four teams competing. We have now reached the maximum for the number of pistes at present available to us in the village. This meant that we unfortunately had to refuse some last minute bookings. As in previous years we will send out priority booking forms on the 1st April 2011 to all teams that competed in this year's competition, with entrance available to other teams from 1st May 2011

The weather on the day was not kind to us this year, starting with light rain at the semi final stage and turning into a deluge just before the proposed start of the grand final. We then decided to share the 1st and 2nd prizes between the finalists. I am now in the process of trying to organise a play-off over three legs between Tony Moulding & Eileen Riddington and Steve Collins & Ian Binley one Saturday afternoon on the match piste and finishing with a fish and chip supper


5 wins + 51 points | Tony Moulding + Eileen Riddington

5 wins + 36 points | Steve Collins + Ian Binley

5 wins + 36 points | Sue Lawrence + Jane Herrick

5 wins + 34 points | Richard Smith + Pat Summers

For information on the village open doubles competition telephone 01536 745013


THE OAKLEY OPEN DOUBLES | Sunday 7th June 2009

3rd Little Oakley Village Petanque Tournament

36 Teams competed in a Pairs Competition

Winners | Steve Collins & Ian Binley from Stamford

Losing Finalists | Pat Summers & Lisa Edmondson

Semi Finalists | Paul Wicks & Matt Wick

Sue Lawrence & Jane Herrick

Best Team from Little Oakley Village | Ian Mabin & John Vale


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