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Oxon men suffer narrow defeat by Beds in friendly

Oxfordshire Bowling Association played their second friendly of the season at Thame BC on Tuesday 23rd May to play Bedfordshire.

Oxfordshire got off to a slow start and were 6 shots down after 5 ends with rink 5 failing to win a single shot and conceding 15. Five ends later things had improved and Oxfordshire took the lead by 2 shots with rink 5 picking up their first shot and rink 6 storming into a 14 shot lead. The next 8 ends did not go the homeside’s way with Bedfordshire coming to term with the Thame green to establish a 14 shot lead. The last 3 ends saw a strong Oxfordshire comeback and at the end the score boards showed the match all square on the boards. Unfortunately for the home side the scorecards showed a different story and a 1 shot win for Bedfordshire.

Colts badges were awarded to Woodstock’s Brian Clarke and Banbury Chestnuts Keith Buckle. A 300 game badge was belatedly awarded to Oxfordshire Secretary Ian Whelpton.

Oxfordshire 115, Bedfordshire 116

Ron Slater Martin Oliver Brian Clarke Ken Williams won 22-14
Steve Tolhurst Eddie Dorling Philip Warner Mike Andrew lost 15-22
Colin Haley Mike Jones Brian Ray Paul Robbins lost 17-24
Vic Webb John Hurren David Bullock Alan Ley won 17-16
Roy Radband Larry Eltringham Keith Buckle Ian Whelpton lost 15-26
Bradley Squires John Timms Mick Morris Gordon Hooker won 29-14

Oxon men best Glous in Middleton cup trial game

Oxfordshire Bowling Association played their second Middleton Cup trial with a visit to Cheltenham BC to play Gloucestershire on Saturday 19th May. The Oxfordshire team completed the second trial with a narrow 5 shot win, 116 shots to 101.

With the rinks shared 3 each, the overall result was largely determined by Shane Cooper’s rink who recovered from 8 shots after 13 ends to take the last shots to win by 8.Paul Sharman and Mark Charlett skipped the other 2 winning rinks.

Oxfordshire 116, Gloucestershire 111.

Sam Watts Paul Skidmore Gary May Mark Charlett won 19-16.
Alan Carter Chris Weller Nathan Lewis Baden Sparkes lost 14-19.
Ade Kernish Paul Robbins David Leighfield A J Docherty lost 15-19.
Lee Young Will Campion Kevin Alder Shane Cooper won 24-16
Bradley Squires Paul Comley Andy McIntyre Nick Rae-Welsh lost 25 -26
Steve Witcombe Harvey Alder Steve Aldren Paul Sharman won 19-15

Oxon men beat Northants in friendly

The first friendly of the season for Oxfordshire Bowling Association was the match against Northamptonshire at Brackley BC.

The match was dominated by the rink 1 side skipped by Richard Barnett, who picked up 6 shots on end 6 and went on to dominate the rink with victory by 23 shots. Rink 6 started evenly but a streak of seven ends starting at end 13 saw them comfortably home by 11 shots. With two further rinks winning, Oxfordshire won the match by 22 shots.

Norman Hambridge (Bloxham BC) played his first game for Oxfordshire and was awarded a Colts badge.

Oxfordshire 136, Northants 104.

Paul Demczak Bill Jarvie Martin Oliver Richard Barnett won 35-12
Vic Webb Norman Hambridge Ken Williams Ian Whelpton lost 18-25
Steve Tolhurst John Timms Mick Morris Melvin Brain won 22-16
Henry Franklin Eddie Dorling David Wedge Alan Ley won 22-20
Allan Hunt Andrew French Alan Wase Brian Bloomfield lost 17-20
Chris Lewis John Hurren Les Days Paul Robbins won 22-11

Oxon ladies Walker cup and Johns trophy selection

The Walker Cup against Kent will be played at Oxford City & County on Sunday 27th May. The team has been selected: Walker Cup v Kent

The first Johns trophy will be on Saturday 2nd June at Chipping Norton BC. The team has been selected: Johns trophy v Bucks

The next rounds of the Johns are Saturday 23rd June v Kent at Thame BC and Saturday 7th July v Berkshire at Bracknell BC.

Oxon men beat Northants in Middleton cup trial

Oxfordshire Bowling Association started their 2018 Middleton Cup campaign with a well fought win over Northamptonshire at Oxford City and County Bowling Club. In the first of 2 trial games the Oxfordshire team won by 118 shots to 102.

With only one rink lost and that by a single shot Oxfordshire came close to a convincing win on all rinks. The extent of the win was determined by Ray Gaskin’s rink who won by 10 shots thanks in part to a 6 on the 10th end. With the sides level after 10 end, Oxfordshire gradually applied the pressure to lead by 11 shots after 15 end, by 12 shots after 18 ends and 6 shots at the finish.

The second trial is next Saturday at Cheltenham. Support will be most welcome.

Oxfordshire 118, Northants 102

Keith Holloway, Will Campion, Kevin Alder, Mark Sykes drew 19-19
Ade Kernish, Bradley Squires, A J Docherty, Ian Snowdon won 19-15
Mick Nash, David Leighfield, Shane Cooper, Ray Gaskins won 24-14
Sam Watts, Paul Robbins, Jason King, Mark Charlett lost 20-21
Jim Bland, Paul Comley, Ian Henwood, Nick Rae-Welsh won 17 -16
Alan Carter, Melvin Brain, Andy McIntyre, Baden Sparkes won 19-17

Oxon ladies beat Glous in a MEL game

Oxon ladies beat Gloucestershire in a Middle England League game played on Tuesday 15th May. Burford BC hosted the match on a lovely sunny day.

A colts badge awarded to Wendy Sandy of Carterton and Blazer Badge to Sheila Cranstoun of Shiplake.

BOL 123 – 13 points, Gloucestershire 121 – 4 points.

Wendy Cross 23, A Jones 19
Carol Gaskins 18, R Hughes 22
Daphne Jacob 25, J Crook 24
Pat Ostler 17, L Challenger 16
Sylvia Blackmore 25, J Sheward 20
Jeanette Berry 15, J Stannard 20

Oxon ladies lose opening games

BOL v Leicestershire (Middle England League) played on Friday 4th May at Chipping Norton BC. The weather stayed mild and the rain stayed away.

BOL 105 with 2 pts, Leicestershire 150 with 15 pts.

Wendy Cross 22, S Sharpe 23
Sylvia Blackmore 7, C Locking 25
Caroline Campion 27, L Green 17
Pat Ostler 15, P Walker 29
Carol Penson 12, A Johnson 31
Jeanette Berry 22, D Hurt 25

BOL v Worcestershire played at South Oxford on Thursday 10th May. Good weather again, but a less severe loss by 14 shots.

BOL 110, Worcestershire 124

Sylvia Blackmore 11, J Drewer 20
Pat Ostler 23, V Hall 13
Carol Penson 15, J Parfitt 23
Jeanette Berry 20, G Allen 26
Wendy Cross 19, D Jackson 16
Carol Gaskins 22, A Cartwright 16

Men’s 2 wood singles quarter finals

Congratulations to the 8 men who have progressed to the 2 wood singles quarter finals. The Quarter finals and Semi finals will be played at Oxford City and County BC on Sunday 13th May. Games commencing at 10:00am.

The Quarter final ties are as follows:

Mark Charlett (Headington) V Stuart Richens (Carterton)
Jim Bland (Shiplake) V Nathan Lewis (Headington)
Colin Whitehead (Headington) V Ian Snowdon (Headington)
Bernie May (Headington) V Ade Kemish (Watlington)

Competitors to arrive for 09:30am. Spectators are very welcome!

Men’s 2 wood singles

Gentlemen competing in the two wood on Sunday at Oxford City and County and South Oxford please ensure that you arrive to your respective club by 9am for the draws to be carried out.

The dress code for Sunday is Club shirt and greys.

Thank you to those who have informed Bradley in advance if you cannot attend on Sunday.

Any problems or queries please contact Bradley.

Mens and ladies fixtures

The men’s and ladies fixtures and latest team sheets are available.

Men’s fixtures

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