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July 10th, 2017:

Men’s county games – Selection 5

The selection for Men’s county games between 5th – 30th August is now available: Selection 5

Oxon fall at final Johns hurdle

Bowls Oxfordshire ladies lost to Berkshire in the final Johns trophy group game on Saturday at Banbury Chestnuts.

The game was close fought with Oxon only losing overall by 12 shots with a few results going the right way would have seen victory by Oxon. Oxon only had two winning rinks with Carol Gaskin’s rink of Maggie Alderson, Pauline Williams and Daphne Jacob defeating Morgan Merryweather by 2 shots and Donna Knight’s rink of Helen Kinglsey, Sue Gokgor and Carole Galletly beating Helen Simpson by 1 shot.

A surprise result saw bottom of the table Bucks beat Kent, a clean sweep from either Berkshire or Oxfordshire would have seen them top the table and go through the regional finals. Kent live to fight another day and retained their place at the top of South A’s table.

Oxon 108, Berks 120
4pt, 18pts

Margaret Bullock, Jacky Gray, Brenda Havard, Jeanette Berry 19, N Holder 22
Jackie Stafford, Pat Ostler, Carol Nall, Marion Darton 18, J Porter 22
Maggie Alderson, Pauline Williams, Daphne Jacob, Carol Gaskins 21, M Merryweather 19
Margaret Stacey, Elaine Robinson, Carolien Bloomfield, Wendy Cross 16, L Holliday 18
Helen Kingsley, Sue Gokgor, Carole Galletly, Donna Knight 16, H Simpson 15
Margaret Morris, Maureen Osbourne, Sylvia Blackmore, Carol Penson 18, B Wall 24

Men’s semi finals

The men’s semi finals will be held at Thame Bowls Club on the 16th – 18th July. The schedule is now available: Semi finals

Ladies qtr & semi of pairs and U25 pairs final

The ladies pairs quarter and semi finals and U25 pairs will be held at Oxford City and County on Satruday 22nd July at 10am (report 9:30 in whites and with club stickers). Refreshments will be available.

Helen Young (Banbury Central BC) v Caroline Bloomfield (Witney Town BC)
Sheila Oldham (West Witney BC) v Caroline Campion (Banbury Central BC)
Dawn Hewitt (Banbury Chestnuts BC) v Maureen Cox (Kidlington BC)
Carole Thornhill (Chipping Norton BC) v Carol Gaskins (Oxford City and County BC)

Under 25 pairs final

Claire Soden (Watlington BC) v Jazzmin Alder (West Witney BC)

Oxon men beat Warks in friendly

Oxfordshire travelled to Numeaton to play Warwickshire on Tuesday 4th July.

Despite sharing the rinks three each, the size of the victories by the rinks of Alan Ley Melvin Brain and Allan Hall proved sufficient to see Oxfordshire home by 13 shots.

Oxfordshire 119 Warwickshire 106.

Steve Tolhurst Bill Jarvie Phil Warner Richard Barnett lost 10-22
Allen Smith Tony Backer-Holst John Benfield Mick Morris lost 16-20
Ron Slater Colin Haley Alex Fleming Melvin Brain won 23-12
Andrew French Terry Gripe John McGeough Mike Andrew lost 17-21
Chris Lewis John Timms Ken Williams Alan Ley won 29-14
Barry Willoughby Eddie Dorling Paul Demczak Allan Hall won 24-17

Banbury Central qualify for ladies senior fours

Mo Cox, Mary Tee, Carole Galletly, Caroline Campion (Banbury Central) have qualified for the Bowls England national senior fours championships held at Leamington in August. Campion’s four had a 17 short win over Jackie Stafford, Sheila Cranstoun, Ruth Copp, Sylvia Blackmore from Shiplake.

Mo Cox, Mary Tee, Carole Galletly, Caroline Campion 29
Jackie Stafford, Sheila Cranstoun, Ruth Copp, Sylvia Blackmore 12