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September 7th, 2015:

Headington A celebrate League & Cup double

League Cup Winners 2015

League title winners Headington A, were crowned ‘double’ champions for the second year running, after celebrating victory in the Oxfordshire Bowls League Cup final.
Having defeated their B side in the semi-final, Headington A came up against 3 times winners Banbury Central A on the floodlit green at Kidlington.

At the half way stage there was nothing to choose between the sides, as Central led on 3 of the 4 rinks but were still equal on shots over all. Headington’s rink of John Nichols, Steve Hainge, Paul Mabbutt, and Jason King were proving the difference between the 2 sides and were able to dominate short jacks to help stretch their lead. As the darkness descended Headington managed to step up a gear across all four rinks, finishing the last 5 ends strongly to romp to a 29 shot victory. Will Campion’s four went down fighting, with a narrow win for Central, and Nigel Galletly’s rink held on for a well fought draw.

A delighted team captain, Mark Charlett commented, “To collect the League and Cup double for the fifth time is a great finish to the season and I’m delighted with the success we’ve had at the club again this year. I’d also like to congratulate Banbury Central A on a good battle and Kidlington Bowls Club for being such excellent hosts again”.

Headington A 79, Banbury Central A 50: N Rae-Welsh 20, I Whelpton 9; H Watts 16, W Campion 17; M Charlett 16, N Galletly 16; J King 27, K McNeil 8.