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July 9th, 2015:

Ladies County Finals

The ladies County Finals will be held at Oxford City & County on Saturday 25th July and Sunday 26th July.

Saturday 26th July
Report 9:30am, Start 10am

U25 Singles
Katie Glenn (Oxford City & County BC) v Jazzmin Alder (West Witney BC)

Unbadged Pairs
Maureen De Paauw/Sue Stewart (South Oxford BC) v Wendy Rossiter/Linda Price (Headington BC)

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

Report 1:30pm, Start 2pm

Katherine Hawes/Donna Knight (Oxford City & County BC) v Carole Galletly/Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC)

Sunday 26th July
Report: 9.30 AM, Start: 10 AM

2 Wood Singles

Jeanette Berry (Oxford City & County BC) v Carol Gaskins (Oxford City & County BC)

Pam Shepherd, Gill Sharpe, Carole Galletly, Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC) v Mo Cox, Sue Waring, Annie Gilkes, Anne Norton (Banbury Central BC)

Vicky Harrison, Margaret Stacey, Jacky Gray (Oxford City & County BC) v Donna Knight, Gail Gilkes, Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County BC)

County Finals 2015

Ladies Gwen Steel Unbadged Singles

The Ladies Gwen Steel Unbadged Singles will take place on Saturday 22nd August 10am at Oxford City & County. The format will be 3 woods, 15 ends played through to a final with 18 ends.

This competition is open to ALL lady bowlers who have NOT received their County Blazer Badge (except 3 times winners not eligible). The finalists are eligible to play for the County and may put their names down for selection.

Refreshments will be available. To enter please see club notice board, please note entries to reach the Hon Treasurer (Mrs Angela Ives) by Monday 17th August. If you have entered and then find you cannot come, a phone call to 01295 259845 or Email: would be appreciated.

Ladies Singles: Hawes and Campion qualify

Singles Qualifiers 2015

Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) and Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) have qualified for the national singles championships held at Leamington Spa in August. The singles quarter and semi finals were played at Oxford City & County on Sunday 5th July.

Hawes swept aside Oxfordshire ladies president Wendy Cross in the quarter final before beating fours team mate Myra Lewis by 5 shots. Campion equally managed a comfortable win in the quarter final against Caroline Bloomfield before qualifying with a 8 shot victory over Jeanette Berry.

Quarter Finals: J Berry 21, S Gokgor 19; C Bloomfield 5, C Campion 21; W Cross 7, K Hawes 21; M Lewis 21, P Williams 7.
Semi Finals: J Berry 13, C Campion 21; K Hawes 21, M Lewis 16.

League Week 9

The Division 1 title looks to have been decided with four matches still to play for the protagonists! The Juggernaut that is Headington A rolled on at Bicester’s expense. Another six nil victory leaves them ten points clear of second place Carterton. Jason King and Nick Rea-Welsh did the real damage for Headington but at least Bicester held them to under one hundred shots! Bicester themselves now look as though avoiding relegation will be difficult.

At fifteen ends, in the match at Shiplake, West Witney were heading for one of the real shocks of the season. Leading on three rinks, they were on track for five points but the home side did not go down without a fight and succeed in snatching draws on two of the three. Still Harry Williams’ winning total was enough to give the visitors the match points and reopen their struggle with City and County in the relegation zone.

The third match saw a disappointing Banbury Central side defeated at home by Carterton. Highlight of the match was Paul Sharman’s rink putting Will Campion’s men to the sword with a thirty shot winning margin.

Division 2 remains tight. The top of the table match saw home side Witney Mills outplay visitors Watlington on three rinks, including a big victory for Richard Barnett’s men over the recent ‘super rink’ of Shane Cooper. With wins for John Mott and Chris Weller, they generated enough shots to overcome the seventeen shot win for Bob Gilkes’ rink for the visitors and extend Mills lead at the top.

The third and fourth place sides met at Adderbury with visitors South Oxford coming out on top, despite playing two triples. Indeed had Dick Claridge’s three scored one more shot they would have won and South Oxford would have come away with five points instead of four.

Recovery of the week was at The Oxford Bowls Club were Paul Ilott’s rink were five shots down at twenty ends and scored the six they needed to snatch victory! Dennis Sims’ men had already ensued victory for the home team with a thirteen shot win.

In Division 3 City and County have Collin Pollard’s thirty shot winning margin to thank for their three points in the fixture with Chipping Norton. The visitors were unlucky not to take more home from the match as they won well on the other three rinks.

Witney Town extended their lead at the top of the division by whitewashing Chadlington while Banbury Chestnuts remain in contention after their five one demolition of Kidlington. A big win for Keith Buckle’s rink in the latter match ensured match points for the home side.
The final match saw Mark Kirby’s rink winning margin large enough to secure match points for Headington and push Bloxham deep into relegation trouble.

In Division 4, early leaders Hanborough now trail Banbury Central after their loss to West Oxford. In a close match, Mick Alderson’s fourteen shots were enough to give his team the match points.

Meanwhile Central were defeating South Oxford. Tom McKenna’s twenty shot win and good wins on two other rinks sees Central move to the top of the division.

A fifteen shot win by Paul Sage of Blackbird Leys proved insufficient for the visitors as Woodstock won well on the other three rinks in the final match in the division.

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