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July 12th, 2016:

Ladies county finals

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies county finals will be held at Oxford City & County on Saturday 30th July at 10am (players report 9:30am) & 2pm (players report 1:30pm)


Jeanette Berry (Oxford City & County BC) v Myra Lewis (Oxford City & County BC)


Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County BC) v Donna Knight (Oxford City & County BC)

Margaret Morris, Maureen Osborne, Angela Ives (Banbury Borough BC) v Pam Shepherd, Carole Galletly, Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC)


Margaret Morris/Carole Walker/Maureen Osborne/Angela Ives (Banbury Borough BC) v Karen Galloway/Margaret Stacey/Carol Gaskins/Carol Penson (Oxford City & County BC)

Carole Galletly/Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC) v Pam Shepherd/Annie Gilkes (Banbury Central BC)

Refreshments will be available

Men’s semi finals

The men’s OBA semi finals will be played on Saturday 17th July at Banbury Chestnuts BC.

10.30 a.m.
Keith Holloway (Banbury Borough) v Jim Bland (Shiplake Village)
Colin Whitehead (Headington) v Chris Gilkes (Watlington)

11.30 a.m.
Ian Henwood & Mark Charlett (Headington) v Nigel Eley & Ted Eley (Adderbury)
Tim Jupp & Stuart Richens (Carterton v Jim Feeley & Chris Cox (Kidlington)

Dean May, Gary May & Nick Rae-Welsh (Headington)
Jamie Wilkinson, George Schwab & Mark Sykes (Banbury Borough)

1.00 p.m.
Keith Holloway, Darren Sharpe & AJ Docherty (Banbury Borough)
Peter Maisey, Dan Wakeman & Chris Weedon (Carterton).

4.30 p.m.
John Nicholls, Ian Henwood, Jason King & Mark Charlett (Headington)
John Philpott, Colin Whitehead, Ian Snowdon & Ray Gaskins (Headington)

Dean May, Nathan Lewis, Gary May & Howard Watts
Keith Holloway, Jamie Wilkinson, George Schwab & Mark Sykes (Banbury Borough)

League Week 9

Week 9 of this year’s league provided the usual mixture of easy wins and close matches.

Leaders Headington had a bye in Division 1 giving Carterton the chance to close the gap. They did so with a good win over third place Banbury Central. Big wins for the rinks of Tim Jupp and Chris Weeden nullified Keith McNeil’s response for Central.

City and County’s win at home to Witney Mills pushed the latter into the relegation zone. As you would expect with a club shot total of over one hundred, all four City and County rinks performed well developing big early leads and then building on them.

Shiplake travelled to South Oxford with two experimental rinks as their search for league players continues. Neither worked well and only the more settled rink of Barrie Evans made the shot count look close. However, the good point coming from the match was the return of league chairman, Trevor Beaumont after his recent family loss.

Currently, any one of four clubs could join Shiplake in the relegation zone after next week’s matches.

Leaders of Division 2, Watlington, were given a scare by bottom club Bicester. The latter were one end away from a memorable victory with Paul Bannister’s rink leading after twenty ends on only to drop a five and have victory snatched away from them by Shane Cooper’s men. Elsewhere, Paul Hooley’s rink held a seventeen shot lead at the halfway point only to have Bob Gilkes cut the gap to seven and thus give Watlington the match points.

Witney Town’s defeat of Charlbury leaves them in the second promotion place. Paul Demczak’s six on end thirteen sealed victory in their match whilst Eric Pitts’ snatched victory with threes on the last two ends having been five shots adrift after nineteen ends.

West Witney comfortably defeat of Adderbury included a big win for Tim Prew’s rink with only Chris Skidmore’s rink able to reply for the visitors, who now find themselves in a relegation battle.

Kidlington’s defeat of Banbury Central leaves them ten points clear at the top of Division 3 and looking nailed on for promotion. (However, stranger things have happened!). In what began well for the visitors ended well for the home side with Joe Woodward’s rink picking up twelve shots in the last four ends to ensure match points for his club, whilst a five on the final end ensued Chris Cox’s men also won.

Headington’s defeat of Thame ended the latter’s run of recent good results with Martin Kershaw’s rink outstanding for the home side.

Hanborough’s defeat of City and County turns the promotion and relegation battles into turmoil with only seven points separating second from seventh place. In a close finish Geoff Thompson’s rink’s nine shot margin proved enough to nullify Terry Gripe’s ten for the visitors.

Division 4 leaders Chadlington moved clear of chasers Bloxham with victory in a close match decided by Ron Arthur’s nine shot victory.

Blackbird Leys maintained their recent run of good form and move into second place with their defeat of Woodstock despite Dave Francis efforts for the visitors.

South Oxford fell just short of matching City and County’s one hundred and six shots in a one sided match against West Oxford.

Printable report
Rink scores
League tables