Phil Gladden became the first Adderbury bowler in the club’s 88-year history to win an Oxfordshire Bowling Association competition when lifting the Allison Cup at South Oxford.
Gladden triumphed in the competition for non-badged players with a 21-12 victory over Charlbury’s Ray Hill in the final played over 20 ends.
In the semi-finals, Gladden had beaten West Witney’s Henry Beall 21-8, while Hill finished strongly to defeat Ray Plested (The Oxford) 21-16.
Hill was playing in his second final of the day, following a 24-end marathon in the Longford Cup overs 60s decider in which he went down 21-19 to Oxford City & County’s Paul Comley.
Hill fought back from 12-4 down to level at 15-15.
A run of five singles left Comley requiring one for the title.
But it wasn’t until Hill had picked up a three and a single, that Comley collected the single shot he needed.
In the previous day’s semi-finals played in heavy rain, Comley defeated Shiplake Village’s Trevor Beaumont 21-16, while Hill came from behind to win 21-17 against Witney Town’s Brian Smith.
Over the two days, Hill had played two semi-finals, two finals, with no fewer than 97 ends and had bowled approximately 388 woods.
West Witney’s Kevin Alder lifted the Officers Cup with a 21-11 victory over Chadlington’s John Benfield in the final.
In the semi-finals, Middleton Cup player Alder swept aside team manager Steve Gilkes, from Watlington, 21-3, while Benfield saw off South Oxford’s Richard Green 21-12.
6:00am Friday 9th October 2015
5:51pm Thursday 8th October 2015
OXFORDSHIRE’S Eddie Pepperell has plenty of work to do in the British Masters after shooting a one-over-par round of 72 at Woburn today.
9:30am Thursday 8th October 2015
DARRYL Eales has a simple message for Oxford United’s supporters in the wake of their derby victory – let’s do it all again on Saturday.
9:10am Thursday 8th October 2015
Oxford City Stars have bolstered their squad by signing Slovakian defenceman Boris Ruzicka.
9:00am Thursday 8th October 2015
OXFORD City Stars staged a superb third-period fightback from 4-2 down to beat Solent Devils 5-4 at Oxpens Road in English National League South 1.
8:30am Thursday 8th October 2015
HENRIETTA Knight has written for the first time about the death of her triple Cheltenham Gold cup winner Best Mate.
8:00am Thursday 8th October 2015
NOMINATIONS for the 2015 Oxfordshire Sports Awards closes tomorrow.
7:00am Thursday 8th October 2015
OXFORD University fly-half George Cullen scored 21 points as they defeated University of Queensland 26-21 at Iffley Road.
6:40am Thursday 8th October 2015
WITNEY will take on Oxford University Greyhounds for a place in the first round of the Oxfordshire Cup.
6:30am Thursday 8th October 2015
WOODSTOCK Harriers’ James Bolton claimed victory in the Hanney five-mile road race.