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August, 2017:

Oxon ladies lose to Warks in MEL

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies lost to Warkwickshire a Middle England game played at Stratford upon Avon on Tuesday 25th July.

BOL 84 (Nil pts), Warwickshire 144 (17 pts)

Margaret Bullock, Maggie Alderson, Daphne Jacob, Pat Ostler 11, S Hornsby 24
Margaret Stacey, Sue Gokgor, Shirley Crick, Brenda Havard 15, M Tims 26
Karen Galloway, Carole Thornhill, Pam Faulkner, Carol Gaskins 13, J Cook 19
Jacky Gray, Sandra Wase, Pam Shepherd, Marion Darton 19, M Edwards 20
Chris Purnell, Jody Flitter, Hazel Oliver, Jeanette Berry 19, M Parsons 25
Margaret Morris, Ruth Copp, Pat Taylor, Carol Penson 7, J Corn 30

Domestic cup finals day

The Domestic cup finals day will be hosted at Witney Town Bowls Club Sunday 6th August. Semi final games are commencing at 10:00am. Bacon rolls and registration from 09:15am. Lunch available to order upon arrival for spectators and competitors.

Ladies final county selection against Hants and Cambs

The final ladies county games against Hampshire and Cambridgeshire have now been selected: Match Sheet (Hants, Cambs)

Oxon men beat Herts in friendly

Oxfordshire hosted Hertfordshire at Kidlington on Tuesday 1st August.

Sharing the rinks at 3 each the overall result of the match was determined on rink 1 where Barry Willoughby Percy Strange Allan Hall and Brian Bloomfield recovered from a slow start in which they conceded 1 shot on all of the first three ends before finding form to take 17 of the last 18 ends to win by 24 shots. Paul Robbins rink’s win by 17 shots were eually effective and Alan Ley produced a single on the 21st end to win by 1.

Oxfordshire 135 Hertfordshire 106.

Scores:-

Barry Willoughby Percy Strange Allan Hall Brian Bloomfield won 28-4.
Bernie May Larry Eltringham Glynn MiddletonIan Whelpton lost 14-24
Steve Tolhurst Bill Jarvie John McGeough Melvin Brain lost 23-24
Chris Lewis John Timms Alan Wase Paul Robbins won 28-11
Paul Demczak Alex Fleming David Wedge Mick Morris lost 20-22
Brian Ealey Nigel Satchell Brian Ray Alan Ley won 22-21

Oxon men lose to Surrey in HCL

Returning to Eastbourne after a successful President’s Tour to play Sussex in the Home Counties League Oxfordshire experienced a trouhle-free coach trip round the M25. On Saturday 29th July they were looking for their first win in this year’s competition.

Playing in rain throughout the afternoon the weather finally brought the players off for the final time after 15 or so ends.

David Leighfield and Kevin Alder lead their rinks to narrow victories but the other 4 skips all failed to produce wins and Oxfordshire went down by 24 shots.

Oxfordshire 71 4 points, Sussex 95 18 points.

The rink scores were:-

S Tolhurst S Gibson I Whelpton M Brain lost 10-16
S Witcombe T Prew S Aldren W Campion lost 18-22
A Kernish A Hall R Barnett C Weller lost 8-22
B Squires A Fleming C Cox D Leighfield won 15-10
C Lewis S Jones B Bloomfield R Gaskins lost 6-14
P Demczak T Gripe P Robbins K Alder won 14-11

Oxon men lose to Wilts in county friendly

Oxfordshire hosted Wiltshire at Witney Town on Tuesday 25th July.

With only one rink winning (by two shots), one drawing, two losing by a single shot and two heavy defeats Oxfordshire lost the match by 17 shots.

Oxfordshire 109 Wiltshire 126.

Scores:-

Mick Saunders John Stephens Martin Oliver Richard Barnett lost 20-21.
Mel Cameron John Hurran Allan Hall Alan Ley lost 17-18
Chris Lewis Bill Jarvie John Benfield Ian Whelpton lost 16-23
Steve Tolhurst Colin Haley John McGeough Mick Morris drew 21-21.
Mike Jones John Hicks Paul Demczak Alan Wase won 19-17
Roy Radband Eddie Dorling Percy Strange Brian Bloomfield lost 16-26

Oxon men beat Isle of Wight in friendly

After the Wiltshire defeat the following day Oxfordshire travelled to Three Mile Cross BC for their annual friendly against Isle of Wight hoping to reverse their fortunes.

With wins on 4 rinks Oxfordshire recorded a comfortable win by 24 shots.

Oxfordshire 124 Isle of Wight 100.

Scores:-

Alan Carter Eddie Dorling Henry Franklin Allan Hall won 28-11
Mel Cameron John Jarvis Phil Warner Richard Barnet won 24-18
Paul Demczak Bill Jarvie Mick Morris Paul Robbins won 20-14
Bradley Squires John Timms John McGeough Alan Ley lost 14-23
Chris Lewis Alex Fleming Alan Wase Ken Williams won 21-14
Roy Radband Steve Tolhurst David Wedge Ian Whelpton lost 17-20

League week 12

This week’s matches resolved some promotion and relegation issues but left others still as muddled as ever!

In Division 1, Headington confirmed what we have all though for some weeks and clinched the title. Their 5-1 defeat of City and County and Watlington’s loss to Banbury Central leaves them fifteen points apart with two matches to play. They need thirty more shots to top one thousand for the season, a league record, so I am told, as is their 350 point shot difference!

In the match itself, Howard Watt’s rink took the prize with a twenty shot margin, only Alan Ley’s men were able to deliver for City and County with a narrow win.

Banbury went to Watlington needing a win and, surprisingly given earlier form this season, came away with one and were disappointed with only four points having led on all four rinks at eighteen ends! Excellent wins for Ian Whelpton and Will Campion’s rinks, with the former going 14-0 up at the start of their match, meant that the home side struggled.

(I have not had a full result for the South Oxford v Carterton match but I gather the result was four – two to South and I have record this information on the latest league tables.)

What the above results mean is that South Oxford are now relegated; they only have one match to play and cannot catch the teams above them. Carterton, Central and West Witney now fight to avoid filling the second relegation place, with Carterton favourites as their remaining fixtures are against Watlington and Headington.

Division 2 remains as fluid as ever! Kidlington are almost there and can clinch promotion next week away at Shiplake. Despite being held by Adderbury this week, Mike Peterson’s men clinched the match points for the leaders with a fourteen shot victory and rivals Witney Mills and Town will both need big wins in their final two matches to overtake them, as they tussle for the second promotion place.

Witney Town did their own promotion prospects no harm with an emphatic whitewash of Chipping Norton with all fours rinks restricting their opponents to low scores.

At the bottom of the table, Adderbury’s two points moves them to a position where they can still avoid relegation but they will need to score seven points more than Chipping Norton and Shiplake to do so.

In Division 3, Charlbury’s 6-0 defeat of Bicester means that they are all but promoted; Blackbird Leys will need to win their final two matches 6-0 to overtake them. Jim Stevens and Eddie Abbey’s rinks both scored thirty plus shots whilst restricting their opponents to single figures in a very big win for the leaders. Unfortunately for Bicester this league is so close that their defeat means almost certain relegation as they have only one more fixture left to play.

Blackbird Leys hopes of promotion were pretty much dashed by Hanborough who defeated them 5 -1 in a close match with three rinks finally going Hanborough’s way.

With Banbury Central losing at home to Headington and only having one fixture left they go from promotion candidates to relegation prospects! An eight shot win for Martin Kershaw proved enough for the visitors in an otherwise very close match.

Hanborough host Charlbury next week in a match that may decide both promotion places and the division title.

Congratulations go to Division 4 champions Thame. Their comprehensive defeat of Oxford University Press means that they cannot be caught by the two chasing clubs as they each have only one remaining fixture.

Indeed, Bloxham are still in the hunt for the final promotion place as they still have two fixtures to play and, having defeated South Oxford this week, thanks to Tony Gardner’s rink’s big win, they travel to champions Thame next week still able to catch those directly above them.

City and County moved into second place with their 5-1 defeat of Woodstock though the match would have been closer had Paul Shipton’s triple not had to forfeit twenty-five percent of their score for Woodstock.

City and County go to West Oxford next week knowing that six points will guarantee them promotion regardless of South Oxford’s result when they visit the newly crowned champions in the last week of the season.

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