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Oxon beat berks in HCL

Oxfordshire played Berkshire at South Oxford in the first match of the 2018 Home Counties League campaign. With a convincing start on rink 2 Oxfordshire built a lead of 23 shots after 5 ends. Over the next 5 ends the lead had built to 36 and by the completion of 18 ends Oxfordshire still had a lead of 29.

Wins on rinks 1 to 5 left Berkshire with a single rink win. The appointment of Kevin Alder a manager for the Hpme Counties League prove initially successful – despite his rink’s defeat The result is an exact reversal of last season result and the shot scores also very nearly a mirror image.

Colts badges were awarded to West Witney’s Alistair Hayes and Shiplake’s Matt Shepherd.

Oxfordshire 132, Berkshire 98.
20 points, 2 points.

Bernie May Joe Justin Chris Cox Jason King won 23-18.
Sam Watts Adie Twin Ian Henwood Mark Charlett won 32-8
Steve Witcombe Matt Shepherd Steve Aldren Paul Sharman won 22-14
Ade Kemish Brian Bloomfield Paul Skidmore Shane Cooper won 25-17
Bradey Squires Alan Ley Lee young David Leighfield won 18-14
Orren Bennett Alistair Hayes Reny Clanfield Kevin Alder lost 12-27

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