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Doreen Hall

It is with sadness we have just learned that Doreen Hall, a long time member of Bicester BC and Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies, passed away on 19th July.  

Her funeral is at the Oxford Crematorium on Thursday 1st August at 11.30am.

City and county and Banbury teams qualify for the ladies pairs

Donna Knight and Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) and Carole Galletly and Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) have qualified for the national ladies pairs held at Leamington Spa in August.

Knight and Hawes faced their clubmates Jacky Gray and Carol Penson in the quarter final by 2 shots before going onto defeat Jan Gore and Caroline Bloomfield (Witney Town) by 10 in the semi final to qualify.

Galletly and Campion beat fellow clubmates Eloise Jones and Mo Cox on an extra end the quarter final before booking their place in the finals by beating Katie Glenn and Emma Gilkes (Watlington) by 6 in the semi final.


Qtr Final:
K Hawes 18, C Penson 16
C Bloomfield 19, B Havard (Banbury Central) 15
C Campion 21, M Cox 20
E Gilkes 23, V Bindon (Oxford City & County) 14

Semi Final:
K Hawes 23, C Bloomfield 13
C Campion 26, E Gilkes 20

Soden and Alder qualify for U25 pairs

Claire Soden (Watlington) and Jazz Alder (West Witney) have qualified for Leamington in the U25 pairs held at Leamington Spa in August.

The pair defeated Emma Dixon and Zoe Pratley by 3 shots in the final which was held at Thame Bowls club on Saturday.

Oxon ladies lose to Surrey in friendly

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies played Surrey at Witney Town on Tuesday 16th July 2019   A win to Surrey by 18 shots, 108; BOL 90 played over 18 ends due to another hot, sunny day.  

Sandra Grindrod, Pam Willoughby, Dawn Lynch, Brenda Havard 12, Surrey 19
Carole Walker, Barbara Singh, Hazel Oliver, Jeanette Berry 14, Surrey 11
Margaret Stacey, Mavis Hale, Pam Faulkner, Carol Penson 11, Surrey 23
Margaret Morris, Jenny Banton, Sylvia Blackmore, Carole Thornhill 21, Surrey 20
Anne Hale, Jane Williams, Maureen Cox, Wendy Sandy 15, Surrey 20
Jackie Stafford, Lyn Cooper, Pam Shepherd, Caroline Bloomfield 17, Surrey 15

Oxon ladies qualify for Walker Cup finals

Oxon ladies have qualified for the national Walker Cup (2×4’s) final stages played at Leamington Spa on Sunday 18th August.

In the first game, Oxon ladies faced Kent. Carole Galletly, Caroline Bloomfield, Helen Young and Caroline Campion faced a rink skipped by Amy Banes. The game was close fought with Campion’s rink just edging it to win by 2. Karen Galloway, Carol Gaskins, Donna Knight and Katherine Hawes faced Mo Hayes’ rink. Hawes’ rink was always in control winning by 16 shots.

The final qualifying game was against Sussex who had beaten Berkshire in the previous game. Oxon showed real team spirit and all played together excellently to dominate on both rinks.

Oxon 46, Kent 28
C Campion 22, A Banes 20
K Hawes 24, M Hayes8

Oxon 50, Sussex 14
Caroline Campion 24, Lorraine Kuhler 7
K Hawes 26, R Mackriel 7

Campion and Galletly qualify in the ladies singles

The quarter finals of the County Singles held at Banbury Chestnuts on Saturday 13th July saw eight bowlers play extremely well bowled closely fought games.

Unfortunately there had to be winners and losers with Caroline Campion playing Mo Cox in the semi final in another closely fought match and winning to represent Oxfordshire at Leamington.

The other semi final saw Carole Galletly and Katherine Hawes play a hard fought game with Carole also going forward to Leamington.  

Quarter Finals:
Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) 21, Wendy Cross (Shiplake) 19
Katie Glenn (Watlington) 20, Mo Cox (Banbury Central) 21
Carole Galletly (Banbury Central) 21, Wendy Sandy (Carterton) 18
Jody Flitter (Oxford City and County) 8, Katherine Hawes (Oxford City and County) 21  

Semi Finals:
Caroline Campion 21, Mo Cox 16
Carole Galletly 21, Katherine Hawes 12

Oxon ladies lose to Berks in friendly

Another sunny day, but a gusty wind to contend with at South Oxford BC on Friday 12th July.   A win for Berkshire by 13 shots. 

BOL 97, Berkshire 110.  

Janet Fountain, Chris Purnell, Pam Faulkner, Wendy Cross 24, Berkshire 15 Jan Gore, Maggie Alderson, Rosemary Phelps, Brenda Havard 20, Berkshire 13
Karen Galloway, Gill Muir, Pauline Williams, Carole Thornhill 12, Berkshire 27
Margaret Stacey, Pam Willoughby, Dawn Lynch, Maureen Osborne 16, Berkshire 19
Jackie Stafford, Sandra Wase, Erica Brown, Jeanette Berry 14, Berkshire 16 Margaret Bullock, Elaine Robinson, Doreen Penn, Carol Penson 11, Berkshire 20

Oxon men beat Oxon ladies in friendly

The President Of Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies Carole Thornhill, brought a team of her choice to play the OBA selected team at Banbury chestnuts on Tuesday 9th July.

With 3 winning rinks each the overall result depended on the last end of the final rink to finish.

Needing 3 to tie the match, the ladies achieved a 3 but unfortunately for them it was a 3 to the OBA to give them an overall win by 6 shots.

OBA 117, BOL 111

P Christmas T Gripe D Bullock I Whelpton lost to K Galloway P Taylor P Faulkner C Penson 18-28.
R Slater R Oliver J Lucas C Cox beat M Morris P Willoughby S Blackmore W Cross 24-13.
B Willoughby J Stephens D Lafford M Andrew lost to K Bland C Purnell G Muir C Gaskins 11-17.
D Wright J McGeough J Benfield M Morris beat M Bullock E Brown C Thornhill P Ostler 22-18.
P Killackey J Timms A Fleming A Wase lost to J fountain S Wase M Osborne A Ives 17-20.
S Tolhurst J Hurren K Buckle P Demczak beat J Gray J Banton H Kingsley J Berry 25-15.

Ladies county singles quarter and semi finals

The ladies county singles quarter and semi finals will be held on Saturday 13th July at Banbury Chestnuts BC.

All players to report at 9.30am (Whites and club shirts) Club Stickers

Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) v Wendy Cross (Shiplake)
Katie Glenn (Watlington) v Mo Cox (Banbury Central)
Carole Galletly (Banbury Central) v Wendy Sandy (Carterton)
Jody Flitter (Oxford City & County) v Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County)

Refreshments will be available.

Irene Molyneux’s funeral

The funeral of Irene Molyneux will take place at the Oxford Crematorium on Thursday 25th July at 11 am.

Refreshments will be available at Oxford City and County Bowls Club following the funeral.