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June 23rd, 2013:

Oxon ladies secure a 6 shot victory over Berks to qualify for regional finals

Walker Cup 2013

Oxfordshire Ladies beat Berkshire by 6 shots today in the Walker Cup (national double rink competition) played at Banbury Chestnuts.

Ann Spearman, Carol Morgan, Donna Knight and Caroline Campion raced to a 16 – 4 head start at 10 ends over Berkshire’s Lilian Holliday while Annie Gilkes, Hazel Woodward, Jeanette Berry and Katherine Hawes were struggling to settle against Jane Porter and trailed 15 – 5. The game remained close with Berkshire closing the gap on Campion’s rink at 15 ends to just 7 shots with Hawes’ rink remaining steady to keep the score against them to 8 shots. Hawes’ rink finished first losing by just 8 shots and Campion’s rink had 2 ends to play being 3 up on the game. They held their nerve to pick up a single and a double to secure a victory for Oxfordshire.

The regional finals will be played on Sunday 14th July at Suttons BC, Surrey.

Oxfordshire 46 – Berkshire 40.

Oxon Skips First:
C Campion 28 – L Holliday 14
K Hawes 18 – J Porter 26

Banbury trios qualify for Leamington

Ladies Triples Qualifiers 2013

Teams skipped by Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) and Maureen Osbourne (Banbury Borough) have qualified for the National Triples Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

Campion along with Carole Galletly and Stella Amos are through after a narrow 2 shot semi final victory over Oxford City & county’s Donna Knight, Katherine Hawes and Gail Gilkes.

The Banbury Borough trio Osbourne, Margaret Morris and Leslie Jones (sub for Angie Ives) beat Maggie Alderson, Carol Gaskins and Carol Penson (Oxford City & County) by 6 shots in their semi final.

Quarter Finals: C Campion 19, A Gilkes 4; D Knight 22, M Plested 13; G Robbins 16, M Osbourne 22; C Penson 24, N Nicoll 1.
Semi Finals: C Campion 15, D Knight 13; M Osbourne 17, C Penson 11.