Eleventh title success for Oakettes

Oakettes are the Ladies League champions for a record eleventh time after a narrow 5-pins victory over Hot Cheese Stampers at the Three Compasses, Charminster on Tuesday.

Oakettes only two defeats came within their first six games but since a home defeat at the end of October by Wonder Women the Bere Regis outfit have gone on a nine match unbeaten run to clinch the title with a game to spare. 

Oakettes origins can be found in Swanie Rivers ladies team from the Rivers Arms, Cheselbourne that played in the league from 1990 until the 98-99 season before the team folded. Team member Clare Ross formed the Oakettes team and took the Swanie Rivers place in Ladies Section A for the 99-00 season playing at the Royal Oak, Milborne. After finishing 6th in their debut season the Oakettes went on to dominate the ladies league for the next 11 seasons winning the ladies title nine times, the ninth coming in 2011. Jen Sims took over the team from the 13-14 season and from the 15-16 season the team played at the Royal Oak, Bere Regis. The Oakettes tenth title came in the 18-19 season. Alongside their league successes the Oakettes have won the Ladies Knockout Cup on seven occasions, 99-00, 03-04, 05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 09-10 and 16-17.