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Walker Cup: Oxon ladies lose out to Surrey in final end thriller

Ladies Walker Cup 2015

Bowls Oxfordshire Ladies lost by 2 shots to Surrey in the Walker Cup on Sunday played at Windlesham BC.

Pat Ostler’s rink of Carole Galletly, Margaret Morris and Brenda Havard put out a solid performance against Surrey skip Pam Garden and had a close fought tussle eventually claiming a 7 shot victory. Katherine Hawes’ rink of Myra Lewis, Donna Knight and Gail Gilkes got off to a slow start slipping 9 shopts behind but persevered to bring the scores back close.

The final ended saw Hawes’ rink needing 1 shot to go through to the next round. The head changed hands with every bowl but unfortunately Hawes’ just missed the jack on her final bowl giving Surrey the shot they needed to win.

Oxfordshire 40, Surrey 42

Oxon skips first:

K Hawes 18, P Bourne 26
P Ostler 22, P Garden 16

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