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League Week 3

In a game that may be significant at the end of the season, Headington’s meeting with Watlington last Thursday turned on Jason King’s rink’s defeat of Steve Gilkes’ men. Whilst the rest of the Gilkes family, Bob and Chris, led their rinks to victory, Steve’s men lost by twenty-eight shots giving Headington overall victory and cementing their place at the top of Division 1.

Elsewhere, West Witney were defeating a depleted Banbury Central team missing five of their A squad. Good wins for Kevin Alder and Paul Skidmore’s rinks, only Lee Young able to reply for Central.

City and County got the better of a close match against South Oxford thanks a big win for Paul Comley’s men. The result leaves the losers at the foot of the table.

In Division 2, Tim Ludlow’s rink won the Witney clash for his Town team. Their twelve shot winning margin was not only Town’s single win but also sufficient to swing the match to his side by ten shots as the other rinks were separate by no more than a single shot.

Chipping Norton were having a more comfortable time at home to a Shiplake side making their longest trip of the season. Whilst Barrie Evan’s rink were able to provide some solace for the visitors, Jeff Martin and Keith Field ‘s were winning with ease for the home side.

The closest margin of the week was at Bicester in Division 3, where the visitors, Banbury Central, managed to win on three closely fought rinks but lost the match to Kevin Taylor’s rink who won the final rink by fifteen shots to snatch the match points by a single shot, and tie the result.

The other fixtures were a little more one sided, Hanborough defeating Chadlington, thanks to Martin Oliver’s twenty-two shot margin, and Charlbury running up the only hundred plus score of the week in their defeat of Blackbird Leys. Eric Pitts and Malcom East’s rinks both scoring over thirty shots in this match.

Division 4 saw the most one-sided match of the week with Bloxham’s defeat of Oxford University Press. Jim Lucas leading the way for the victors with a twenty-three shot winning margin.

Elsewhere, City and County defeated South Oxford comfortably whilst Thame eventually won at home to West Oxford. Two rinks apiece in the latter match with Paul Heafey’s rink swinging the result to the home team with their eighteen-shot margin.

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