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Ladies pairs qtr & semi finals

The quarter finals were played on Saturday morning 22nd July at Oxford City and County BC in reasonable weather conditions until the last few ends when the heavens opened and the rain kicked in for the rest of the day.

Myra Lewis and Helen Young (Banbury Central) played a closely fought game against Jan Gore and Caroline Bloomfield (Witney Town) but after being just one shot up after 17 ends, then went on to pick up 5 shots on the next three ends. They went into the last end 6 shots up and won the match conceding just one shot on the last end.

Carole Galletly and Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) ran out the winners by 7 shots against Brigitte King and Sheila Oldham (West Witney) after racing away at the start of the game.

Due to illness unfortunately, Maureen Cox and her partner (Kidlington) received a walk over to the semi final.
Carol Gaskins and Karen Galloway raced ahead and Carole Thornhill and Roberta Jarvie (Chipping Norton) conceded after 18 ends.

Helen Young 19, Caroline Bloomfield 14
Caroline Campion 21, Sheila Oldham 14
Maureen Cox w/o
Carol Gaskins 25, Carole Thornhill 6

The semi finals, played in non stop rain, saw two very closely fought matches.
One between mother and daughter which ended drawn after 20 ends, with Helen Young and Myra Lewis winning a place in the Nationals at Leamington through with one shot on the last end.

The other semi final Carol Gaskins and Karen Galloway with a place at Leamington with a two shot win.

Helen Young 18, Caroline Campion 17
Carol Gaskins 19, Maureen Cox 17

Oxon ladies beat Surrey in friendly

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies beat Surrey at Banbury Chestnuts on Tuesday 18th July.

BOL 140, Surrey 102

Margaret Morris, Carol Morgan, Dawn Lynch, Jeanette Berry 23, J Pederson 15
Janet Fountain, Josie Gilbert, Pat Taylor, Carol Nall 21, J Colvin 18
Carole Walker, Pam Willoughby, Pauline Williams, Pam Shepherd 30, S Maylin 14
Helen Kingsley, Pat Ray, Caroline Bloomfield, Carol Penson 25, G Smith 24
Anne Hale, Sue Gokgor, Carole Thornhill, Pat Ostler 21, M Beach 12
Chris Purnell, Lyn Cooper, Maureen Osborne, Brenda Havard 20, I Kimber 19

Terry Batt Rawden wins ladies unbadged singles

Terry Batt Rawden (Watlington) won the ladies unbadged singles played on Sunday 16th July at Oxford City and County BC.

In a closely fought final Terry Batt Rawden came out the winner against Jazzmin Alder winning 19 shots to 15.

Semi finals:
Liz Kemish (Watlington) 11, Terry Batt Rawden (Watlington) 12
Jazzmin Alder (West Witney) 16, Katie Bland (Shiplake) 3

Oxon ladies lose to Surrey by 6 in Walker cup regional finals

Bowls Oxfordshire lost to Surrey by 6 shots in the Walker cup regional finals held at Old Coulsdon today.

Jeanette Berry’s rink of Margaret Bullock, Sue Gokgor and Brenda Havard had a close fought game all the way through. They managed to extend their lead to 3 shots at 12 ends and again at 19 but Surrey didn’t let them get away at either point. They ended up dropping a 4 on the 20th end to go 2 shots a drift but followed up with a 2 of their own to draw the score on their rink level.

Donna Knight’s rink of Carole Galletly, Margaret Morris and Carol Nall struggled to score, dropping a string of single shots to see them 6 shots adrift at 16 ends. A 4 on the 17th end brought them back within 2 shots of Pat Bourne’s rink but Knight’s four didn’t score again until the final end leaving them to lose the rink and the game by 6 shots.

Oxfordshire 31, Surrey 37.

Margaret Bullock, Sue Gokgor, Brenda Havard, Jeanette Berry 19, Debbie Souter 19.
Carole Galletly, Margaret Morris, Carol Nall, Donna Knight 12, Pat Bourne 18.

Ladies beat the men in annual friendly

With the men having the turn to choose the venue for the annual match between the ladies and men of Oxfordshire, this year’s choice was the club of the men’s President, Chipping Norton. A break in the hot weather of recent days meant that players were scampering on and off the green for most of the afternoon. The decision to limit the match to 18 ends was welcomed by all, with the exception of rink 1 who came off reluctantly only to realise they had only played 16 ends. After two more ends the two sides were still level at 18 all.

With the Presidents’ rink also drawing, the result of the match depended on the other 4 rinks. Wins for the rinks of Brian Bloomfield and Mick Morris were balanced by wins for Pat Ostler and Jeanette Berry, both of which finished strongly winning the last 7 and 6 ends respectively.

Oxfordshire BA 98, BO Ladies 100.

Ron Slater Brian Ealey Phil Warner Ian Whelpton v Margaret Morris Jazzmin Alder Sylvia Blackmore Wendy Cross drew 18-18.
Steve Tolhurst John Timms Alan Wase Brian Bloomfield v Sue Gokgor Gill Muir Daphne Jacob Carol Penson OBA won 16-8.
Allen Smith Bill Jarvie Glynn Middleton Paul Demczak v Maggie Alderson Pam Willoughby Shirley Crick Brenda Havard drew 16-16.
Barry Willoughby Eddie Dorling john McGeough Allan Hall v Janet Fountain Karen Alder Carole Thornhill Pat Ostler BOL won 18-13.
Mel Cameron Roy Radband Alex Fleming Mick Morris v Margaret Stacey Karen Galloway Maureen Osborne Marion Darton OBA won 23-16.
Mick Saunders John Stephens Martin Oliver Melvin Brain v Jan Gore Jacky Gray Pam Shepherd Jeanette Berry BOL won 24-12.

Oxon fall at final Johns hurdle

Bowls Oxfordshire ladies lost to Berkshire in the final Johns trophy group game on Saturday at Banbury Chestnuts.

The game was close fought with Oxon only losing overall by 12 shots with a few results going the right way would have seen victory by Oxon. Oxon only had two winning rinks with Carol Gaskin’s rink of Maggie Alderson, Pauline Williams and Daphne Jacob defeating Morgan Merryweather by 2 shots and Donna Knight’s rink of Helen Kinglsey, Sue Gokgor and Carole Galletly beating Helen Simpson by 1 shot.

A surprise result saw bottom of the table Bucks beat Kent, a clean sweep from either Berkshire or Oxfordshire would have seen them top the table and go through the regional finals. Kent live to fight another day and retained their place at the top of South A’s table.

Oxon 108, Berks 120
4pt, 18pts

Margaret Bullock, Jacky Gray, Brenda Havard, Jeanette Berry 19, N Holder 22
Jackie Stafford, Pat Ostler, Carol Nall, Marion Darton 18, J Porter 22
Maggie Alderson, Pauline Williams, Daphne Jacob, Carol Gaskins 21, M Merryweather 19
Margaret Stacey, Elaine Robinson, Carolien Bloomfield, Wendy Cross 16, L Holliday 18
Helen Kingsley, Sue Gokgor, Carole Galletly, Donna Knight 16, H Simpson 15
Margaret Morris, Maureen Osbourne, Sylvia Blackmore, Carol Penson 18, B Wall 24

Ladies qtr & semi of pairs and U25 pairs final

The ladies pairs quarter and semi finals and U25 pairs will be held at Oxford City and County on Satruday 22nd July at 10am (report 9:30 in whites and with club stickers). Refreshments will be available.

Helen Young (Banbury Central BC) v Caroline Bloomfield (Witney Town BC)
Sheila Oldham (West Witney BC) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC)
Dawn Hewitt (Banbury Chestnuts BC) v Maureen Cox (Kidlington BC)
Carole Thornhill (Chipping Norton BC) v Carol Gaskins (Oxford City and County BC)

Under 25 pairs final

Claire Soden (Watlington BC) v Jazzmin Alder (West Witney BC)

Banbury Central qualify for ladies senior fours

Mo Cox, Mary Tee, Carole Galletly, Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) have qualified for the Bowls England national senior fours championships held at Leamington in August. Campion’s four had a 17 short win over Jackie Stafford, Sheila Cranstoun, Ruth Copp, Sylvia Blackmore from Shiplake.

Mo Cox, Mary Tee, Carole Galletly, Caroline Campion 29
Jackie Stafford, Sheila Cranstoun, Ruth Copp, Sylvia Blackmore 12

Oxon ladies to play Surrey in Walker Cup regional finals

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies will travel to Old Coulsdon on Sunday 16th July to play Surrey in the regional finals of the Walker Cup. Team has been selected: Walker Cup v Surrey

Oxon ladies beat Bucks in friendly

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies beat Buckinghamshire in a county friendly played at Witney Town BC on Monday 3rd July.

BOL 163, Buckinghamshire 85

Margaret Bullock, Maureen Osborne, Daphne Jacob, Carol Gaskins 36, B Brown 8
Elaine Robinson, Phil Houlihan, Gill Muir, Wendy Cross 26, C Clark 14
Carole Walker, Sandra Wase, Shirley Crick, Pat Ostler 23, P Natt 15
Jackie Stafford, Roberta Jarvie, Pam Faulkner 39, F Green 8
Janet Fountain, Sue Gokgor, Caroline Bloomfield, Marion Darton 24, C Lee 15
Jan Gore, Jenny Banton, Pam Shepherd, Brenda Havard 15, T Keen 25