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U25’s defeated by Surrey in JHCL

Oxfordshire Under 25s came up a little short for the second time in as many weekends against Surrey at Weybridge on Sunday. Having lost out in the White Rose regional final last week, the boys were looking to put things right as they took on their opponents in the Junior Home Counties League this time round however it wasn’t to be as they were defeated by 13 shots and 10 points to 4.

A far more experienced Surrey team got out of the blocks early and raced to an eighteen shot lead at five ends which despite a concerted team effort by the Oxon team could not be fully bridged as the game progressed. They got back to seven shots at fifteen ends but no matter how much they gave could not sustain the challenge to the end.

Gary May, with brother, Dean, Brandon King and Craig Maroney making a welcome return to the Under25s after a break from the sport, were Oxon’s best winning rink of the day. Having led from the start a deserved ten shot victory was the result.

After the game Surrey manager Dave Clark commented on the strength of his own team but also praised the Oxon players for the way they stuck to their task despite being behind the whole way. Once again valuable experience will have been gained and the team now looks ahead to the clash with Sussex at Kidlington on 7th July.

Read Full report here: JHCL Surrey v Oxon 230613

Oxon Skips first:

Shane Cooper 20, Dan Morris 26
Gary May 24, Josh Wilson 14
Dan Wakeman 18, Sam Muir 17
George Schwab 8, Matt White 26

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