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Oxon ladies lost to Warks in MEL

Oxfordshire ladies lost to Warkwickshire in the Middle England League. The game was played at Banbury Borough on Tuesday 24th July on a blazing hot afternoon cooled slightly by a gentle breeze.

Disappointing result by 16 shots, BOL 100, 4 pts. Warwickshire 116, 13 pts.

Sylvia Blackmore 20, D Bloxham 16
Carole Thornhill 14, D Moore 26
Jeanette Berry 20, J Corn 15
Wendy Cross 16, M Edwards 22
Pat Taylor 17, M Parsons 23
Carol Penson 13, C Cooke 14

Ladies county finals

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies county finals will be held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of July at Oxford City & County.

Saturday 28th July
Report 9:30, Start 10am

Jeanette Berry (Oxford City and County BC) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC)

Under 25 singles
Emma Gilkes (Watlington BC) v Zoe Pratley (Oxford City & County)

Report 1:30, Start 2pm

Mo Cox (Banbury Central BC) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC)

Unbadged pairs
Jenny Lynch/Ros Burden (South Oxford BC) v Zoe Pratley/Josie Gilbert (Oxford City and County BC)

Sunday 29th July
Report 9:30am, Start 10am

2 wood singles
Carole Galletly (Banbury Central BC) v Katherine Hawes (Oxford City and County BC)

4 wood singles
Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC) v Karen Galloway (Oxford City & County)

Report 1:30pm, Start 2pm

Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC)

Ladies pairs qtr and semi finals

Donna Knight and Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) and Carole Galletly and Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) are through to the national pairs championships held at Leamington Spa in August.

Hawes and Knight won comfortably in the quarter final, the semi final was a closer game against a pair from Shiplake with Hawes and Knight going 2 – 12 down but pulling it back to 6 – 12 before picking up a 7 to edge ahead. Campion and Galletly won both games convincingly which completed a bumper year for Campion and Galletly who qualified in 4 events but Campion couldn’t attempt make it all 5 because she didn’t enter the 2 wood singles! A special mention should go to the U25 pair of Katie Glenn and Emma Gilkes who battled back in their quarter final from 1 – 15 down against Witney Town to take the game to an extra end and take them into the semi final. It is good to see the U25’s breaking through to the final stages of the county competitions.

Quarter finals:
K Hawes 27 (Oxford City & County), S waring (Banbury Central) 6, D Jacob (Shiplake) 23, R Lloyd (Bicester) 18, P Shepherd (Banbury Central) 9, C Campion 17, E Gilkes 26 (Watlington), C Bloomfield (Witney Town) 25.

Semi finals:
K Hawes 25, D jacob 17.
C Campion 27, E Gilkes 3.

Ladies U25 singles and pairs

The U25s Emma Gilkes and Jazzmin Alder played their re-arranged semi final at Oxford City and County BC on Friday 20th July.

Emma raced into the lead only for Jazzmin to settle down and pull back to level the scores at seven ends. Then it was a closely fought game with both girls trying to get a grip of the pace on the green until Emma pulled away leaving Jazzmin on 11 shots for five ends and only able to score one more shot with the result Emma 21, Jazzmin 12.

With the final being played at Oxford City and County the following weekend Emma will face Zoe Pratley who both represent Oxfordshire at Leamington on Sunday 5th August at 9.30am and 11.30am respectively.

The U25’s pairs final was played at Oxford City and County on Sunday morning 22nd July, Claire Soden (Watlington) and Jazzmin Alder (West Witney) are through to the nationals at Leamington in the U25 Pairs after playing a very convincing game against Zoe Pratley (Oxford City and County) and Emma Dickson (Watlington). Final score over 18 ends 29– 13.

Their match will be at 1pm on Saturday 18th August on E green (unless rescheduled).

Ladies pairs qtr and semi finals on Saturday

Oxon ladies pairs quarter and semi finals will be played at Thame BC on Saturday 21st July starting at 10am (players report by 9:30am in whites/club shirts and club stickers). Refreshments will be available.

Katherine Hawes (Oxford City and County) v Sue Waring (Banbury Central)
Daphne Jacob (Shiplake) v Renee Lloyd (Bicester)
Pam Shepherd (Banbury Central) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central)
Emma Gilkes (Watlington) v Caroline Bloomfield (Witney Town)

Oxon ladies played Berks and Surrey in county games

Oxon ladies travelled to Wantage BC to play Berkshire on Friday 13th July with a disappointing loss by two shots.

BOL 103, Berkshire 105

Jeanette Berry 27, H Simpson 15
Carole Thornhill 27, S Goodchild 17
Daphne Jacob 17, A Wheeler 18
Angela Ives 19, S Harrison 33
Maureen Osborne 13, A Ward 22

On Tuesday 17th July Oxon ladies took a coach trip to Chertsey BC and had a very good result against Surrey with a win by 43 shots.

BOl 126, Surrey 83

Wendy Cross 17, P Bourne 13
Sylvia Blackmore 17, D Double 14
CaroleThornhill 18, S Maylin 15
Jeanette Berry 23, J Barnett 13
Carol Penson 20, C McGrail 14
Pat Ostler 31, V Hobart 14

Ladies senior fours won by Banbury Borough team

The winners of the Senior Fours is the team from Banbury Borough: Margaret Morris, Janet Fountain, Erica Brown and Angela Ives. They will represent Oxfordshire at Leamington in the Nationals, beginning their challenge on Wednesday 22nd August.

Played at Banbury Chestnuts on a very hot afternoon Borough put on the pressure with a four on the first end and kept ahead leading by eight shots until the 18th end when they dropped a five with Central behind by 3 shots with three ends to play. But Borough rallied with a two and a four over the next two ends leaving Central conceding the match with 9 shots adrift and just one end to play.

A hard fought match in very hot conditions: Banbury Borough 25, Banbury Central 16.

Oxon ladies beat Bucks in friendly

A very hot Monday afternoon in a quiet, charming setting with lovely gardens at Woburn Sands BC opened just four years ago.

A win for BOL with 128 shots against Buckinghamshire’s 92.

Carol Penson 16, L Throup 21
Jeanette Berry 19, C Clark 16
Carole Thornhill 19, L Hewins 20
Wendy Cross 21, T Keen 13
Caroline Bloomfield 25, I Skerry 14
Daphne Jacob 28, B Brown 8

Campion and Galloway qualify for national singles

Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) and Karen Galloway (Oxford City & County) have qualified for the national singles championships held at Leamington Spa in August.

The singles was played at Witney Town BC on Sunday 1st July.

Quarter Finals
Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) 21, Margaret Morris (Banbury Borough) 2
Donna Knight (Oxford City & County) 19, Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) 21
Carol Penson (Oxford City & County) 21, Jazzmin Alder (West Witney) 14
Liz Kemish (Watlington) 14, Karen Galloway (Oxford City & County) 21

Semi Finals
Caroline Campion 21, Katherine Hawes 5
Carol Penson 15, Karen Galloway 21

Emma Gilkes through to U25 singles semi finals

The first of the under 25 ladies singles was played at Witney Town BC on Sunday 1st July. Emma Gilkes defeated Katie Glenn by 3 shots. The other quarter final couldn’t be completed as Jazz Alder was playing in the ladies singles quarter finals. Zoe Pratley is in the final after receiving a walk over.

Quarter Finals:

Emma Gilkes (Watlington BC) 21, Katie Glenn (Watlington) 18
Emma Gilkes will play the winner of Emma Dickson (Watlington) v Jazzmin Alder (West Witney) (date to be arranged)