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August 16th, 2015:

Ladies Nationals: Knight & Hawes win pairs

National Pairs Winners 2015

Donna Knight and Katherine Hawes have won the Bowls England Women’s National Pairs Championship, sponsored by Sporting Highlights. They defeated Cambridgeshire’s Linda Churchman and Cheryl Salisbury yesterday at Leamington Spa in the final by 9 shots.

The duo beat Sarah Newson and Catherine Popple from Huntingtonshire in the semi final after a string of close fought games to reach the final. Hawes now just needs to win the national singles to complete her full collection of national titles.

The national title finished off a good year for Oxfordshire ladies at Leamington with two semi finalists and a quarter finalist in the singles and fours. In the singles, Caroline Campion and Katherine Hawes reached the quarter finals with Hawes just losing by 4 shots while Campion powered on to the semi final with a 6 shot victory over Derbyshire’s Jo Skelton before narrowly losing out in the semi final to Surrey’s Gemma Barnett by 2 shots.

In the national fours, Ann Norton’s four of Mo Cox, Gill Hunt and Sue Waring reached the semi final stages after comfortably cruising through the earlier rounds. Unfortunately the four lost out to the eventual winners from Northamptonshire.

The final event for the ladies will be the Amy Rose competition for the under 31’s. Oxfordshire will play Leicestershire on Saturday 29th August at 9:30am on B3 & B4. Supporters welcome.

Full Oxfordshire results:

2 Wood Singles:
1st Round: B Hill (Bolton, Lancs) bt J Berry 16-12; C Gaskins bt S Almond (Sunderland, D’ham) 17-4.
2nd Round: J Eley (Bushey, Herts) bt C Gaskins 16-5.

Singles:
1st Round: K Hawes bt S Alexander (Littleport, Cambs) 21-18; C Campion bt C Baxter (Wigton, Cumb) 21-10.
2nd Round: K Hawes bt V Molton (Kingswood & Hanham, Glos) 21-8; C Campion bt P Proud (Ventnor, IoW) 21-15.
Last 16: C Campion bt C Watson (Lindfield, S’sex) 21-12; K Hawes bt R Wigfield (Desborough Town, N’thants) 21-16.
Quarter Final: M Hayes (Ashford Rail, Kent) bt K Hawes 21-17; C Campion bt J Skelton (Stute, Derbys) 21-15.
Semi Final: G Barnett (Cheam, Surrey) bt C Campion 21-19.

Pairs:
1st Round: Bramford, S’folk (S Utteridge) bt C Campion 20-13; K Hawes bt Wilton, Wilts (L Trattles) 23-7.
2nd Round: K Hawes bt Portishead RBL, S’set (M Gozna) 17-16.
Last 16: K Hawes bt Cleethorpes, Lincs (A Gowshall) 22-21.
Quarter Final: K Hawes bt Sheerness St Georges, Kent (A Banes) 21-17.
Semi-final: K Hawes bt Parkway, Hunts (C Popple) 18-17.
Final: K Hawes bt Littleport, Cambs (C Salisbury) 20-11.

Triples:
1st Round: Eastbourne, Sussex (J Fordham) bt J Gray 18-14; K Hawes bt Cleethorpes, Lincs (A Gowshall) 13-12.
2nd Round: K Hawes bt Greenhill, D’set (M Crawford) 24-8;
Last 16: Kingscroft, Leics (K Fudger) bt K Hawes 20-16.

Fours:
1st Round: C Campion bt Barbourne, Worcs (P Jew) 24-10; A Norton bt Alnwick Ladies, N’land (J Lormor) 30-8.
2nd Round: C Campion bt Parkway, Hunts (A Kenny) 24-19; A Norton bt Downham Market, N’folk (H Garner) 25-8.
Last 16: A Norton bt Whitnash, Warks (M Tims) 22-13; Hurstpierpoint, Sussex (B Davies) bt C Campion 16-15.
Quarter Final: A Norton bt Newton Hall, D’ham (A Bernard) 22-16.
Semi Final: Desborough Town, N’hants (R Wigfield) bt A Norton 19-11.

Senior Singles:
1st Round: C Gaskins) bt Leics (S Lemon) 21-11.
2nd Round: Lancs (E Benvie) C Gaskins 21-10.

Senior Pairs:
1st Round: N’land (J Allen) bt P Shepherd 24-22;

U25 Singles:
1st Round: L Blankley (Kingscroft BC, Leics) bt J Alder w/o; K Hipkiss (Stute BC, Derbys) bt K Glenn 21-20.

U25 Pairs:
First Round: Cambridgeshire (E Felce) bt J Alder 18-6.