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June 7th, 2013:

Around the greens from the Oxford Mail

Oxfordshire fall in cup opener
Oxfordshire made a disappointing start to their Middleton Cup campaign with a 122-110 defeat by Middlesex at Bush Hill Park.

Chestnuts roasted with 12-point deduction
Banbury Chestnuts have been hit with a 12-point deduction after failing to raise a side against Division 1 leaders Carterton in the Oxford & District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries.

Park man collapses
A Florence Park player was taken to hospital after collapsing during the Oxford & District League Division 4 game at Banbury Central B.

Ian Henwood by Oxford Mail

Oxon Ladies hold Northants to a tie in MEL

In pleasant weather conditions (for a change) and on the excellent playing surface at Banbury Chestnuts on Wednesday 4th June , Bowls Oxon Ladies drew a hard fought match with Northamptonshire to share the Middle England League points.

Result: Bowls Ladies 112 – Northants 112. Points shared of 8.5 each.

Rink Scores: (Oxon skips first)
Wendy Cross 26, A Height 7
Jan Lovegrove 23, H Sharpe 17
Hazel Woodward 14, P Lewis 34
Jeanette Berry 25, B Bishop 14
Pat Ostler 13, S Tansley 19
Angela Ives 11, A Petrucci 21