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May 19th, 2017:

Ladies county and Johns trophy selection

The ladies county games for the next three games have now been selected: Herts, Northants, Notts

The Johns trophy game against Bucks on Saturday 3rd June at Waddeston bowls club has now been selected: Johns trophy v Bucks

Men’s selection for 7th – 27th June

The men’s county games between 7th – 27th June have now been selected: Selection 2

Oxon men beat Northants in first friendly of 2017

The first friendly of the 2017 season for Oxfordshire Bowling Association saw Northamptonshire welcomed to South Oxford BC on Tuesday 16th May.

Most Oxfordshire rinks started steadily with only rink 1 skipped by Melvin Brain bucking th trend and leading by 15 shots after 10 ends. Oxfordshire continued to strengthen their position to lead by 29 shots. The last 2 ends on every proved absolutely decisive with the home side winning by 33 shots to 4. With 2 rinks picking up 6 shots and 2 more picking up 7 and smaller contributions from the other 2.With 5 rinks winning and the 6 th recovering well to lose by 2 shots.

Oxon 144 Northants 95

Mel Cameron, Nigel Satchell, Les Days, Melvin Brain won 34-12.
Paul Demczak, John Timms, Ken Williams, Ian Whelpton won 27-14.
Chris Lewis, Bill Jarvie, Alex Fleming, Richard Barnett won 22-15.
Brian Ray, Percy Strange, David Bullock, Alan Ley won 21-15.
Tim Jupp, John Hicks, Gordon Hooker, Brian Bloomfield lost 17-19.
Barry Willoughby, Bradley Squires, Mick Morris, Bob Gilkes won 23-20.

Ladies lose first two MEL games and win friendly against Worcs

Bowls Oxfordshire ladies played their first three county games of the season with two loses in the Middle England League and a win over Worcestershire in a county game,

The first game was on the 5th May at Leicester bowls club on a fast green which got the better of Oxfordshire in the Middle England League.

BOL 111 – Leics 131.
6 pts to 11 pts.

Carol Galletly 20, D Hurst 18
Jeanette Berry 20, L Green 25
Brenda Havard 21, P Sutton 18
Wendy Cross 18, P Walker 17
Daphne Jacob 11, C Dixon 28
Marion Darton 21, C Massie 25

Oxfordshire won against Worcestershire on Thursday 11th May at Broadway bowls club.

BOL 133, Worcs 101.

Jeanette Berry 21, S Davies 16
Caroline Campion 33, D Jackson 12
Carol Penson 23, J Drewer 12
Marion Darton 15, P Harris 19
Wendy Cross 18, A Cartwright 25
Carol Gaskins 23, M Borthwick 17

The second Middle England League game was against on Tuesday 16th May at Bishops Cleeve BC on a very rainy day.

BOL 85, Gloucs 163.
2 pts to 15 pts.

Carol Penson 25, J Stannard 10
Wendy Cross 16, J Scott 22
Marion Darton 13, I Bird 28
Shirley Crick 3, R Hughes 45
Jeanette Berry 19, K Gent 25
Daphne Jacob 9, J Sheward 33