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Oxon men lose to Sussex in HCL

Oxfordshire played Sussex on Saturday 27th July at Eastbourne BC. After 5 ends the scores were level despite a disappointing end 2 for Ray Gaskins rink dropping a 7.  For the next few ends the overall scores were close thanks mainly to the rink of Will Campion. Then things started to go Sussex’s way and by the 15th end the deficit had grown to 24 shots. With Kevin Alder’s rink winning by 4 shots it was left to the 2 outside rinks to win their 21st end to win their rink and share the rinks points and keep the final total shot difference to 31.

Oxfordshire remain in 5th place in the Home Counties League 18 points behind league leaders Middlesex who play at South Oxford on Saturday. 

Oxfordshire 100 and 6 points Sussex 131 and 16 points.

Rink scores
Percy Hickman Brian Clarke Gordon Hooker Paul Skidmore won 18-17.
Chris Lewis Alan Ley Jim Bland Ray Gaskins lost 13-24.
Henry Beall Phil Gladden Les Days Chris Weller lost 12-28.
Joe Justin James MacDonough Stuart Timms Kevin Alder won 19-15.
Trevor Prew Steve Aldren Orren Bennett David Leighfield lost 16-26.
Richard Green Ted Eley Brian Bloomfield Will Campion won 22-21.

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