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May 5th, 2015:

Men’s Two Wood Singles

Next Sunday’s last 16, Quarters and Semi finals will take place at South Oxford BC starting at 2.00pm.
This a change to the timings in the Yearbook.

There is a printing error in the last 16 round and it should read:
1 F v G
2 H v A
3 B v C
4 D v E
5 I v J
6 K v L
7 M v N
8 O v P

Apologies for any confusion that may have been caused. The draw is up to date in the competition’s section: 2 Wood Singles.

League Cup 3rd Round

The third round of the Oxfordshire Bowls League Cup saw Division 3 side Headington B pull off a 2O shot win against Division 1 side Shiplake, to book their place in the semi-finals for the first time. Shiplake had dispatched last year’s runners up City & County A in the previous round, but with only Barry Lambourne collecting a win for the visitors, Headington B were able to power through for a first ever clash between themselves and Headington A. Defending champions Headington A ran out emphatic winners against Hanborough and Kidlington in the previous 2 rounds, to qualify for the semi-finals for the 6th year running.

The closest game of the competition so far came between local rivals Thame and Watlington, with only 1 shot separating the 2 sides at the end. Ex-Thame stalwart, Ron Slater, went back to his old green for an early season return, needing 2 shots to tie the game for Watlington. However, the chance for a dramatic return was lost and Thame held on to progress to their first ever League Cup semi-final.

Thame now line up against 3 time winners Banbury Central A in the other semi-final, as Central racked up another 30+ shot win, this time defeating City & County B on their march to the semis.

The League Cup returns after the end of the League season in August, with the semi-finals played on the South Oxford green.

3rd round results:

Thame 62, Watlington 31; Banbury Central A 91, City & County B; Headington B 74, Shiplake 54; Kidlington 40, Headington A

Semi-Final draw, 13th August 2015 – Thame v Banbury Central A; Headington B v Headington A

League Cup Draw

Oxon Ladies lose to Leics in MEL

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies lost to Leicestershire in their second Middle England League match of the season. They played the game on Thursday 1st May at Belgrave BC.

BOL 103, Leics 124.
2 pts to 15 pts.

Oxon skips first:

Jeanette Berry 16, C Massie 13
Caroline Campion 21, D Hurst 25
Anne Norton 14, P Walker 23
Wendy Cross 19, A Johnson 20
Brenda Havard 20, L Green 22
Pat Ostler 13, J Groves 21