BOWLS: Oxfordshire boosted by basement battle victory

Chris Earl skipped his Oxon rink to the biggest-winning victory

Chris Earl skipped his Oxon rink to the biggest-winning victory

First published in Sport

Oxfordshire can still avoid the wooden spoon in the Home Counties League after a 101-97 win over Buckinghamshire in their basement battle at Kidlington.

Oxon now need seven points from their last game against Middlesex at West Ealing on Saturday to move above Bucks and Berkshire.

Despite losing on four rinks against Bucks, the results of Chris Earl’s and George Schwab’s fours saw Oxon triumph 14-8 on points.

Enforced changes to the team saw Earl move to skip in place of the absent Ian Snowdon, and romp home 24-9 against Ray Gaskins.

His four of Paul Comley, Nigel Galletly and last-minute call-up Steve Tolhurst won 14 ends.

Schwab’s under 25s four of Shane Cooper, Joe Woodward and Sam Watts won the first seven ends to set up a 20-7 victory over Don Savage.

Skips Ian Henwood, Jason King and Mark Charlett lost by two, seven and eight shots respectively.

Bicester 16-year-old Dan Swanson and Headington’s Ian Kibblewhite made their county debuts on Henwood’s rink, alongside Steve Jones.

King was accompanied by Chris Tomlins, Adie Twinn and Les Days, while Mark Plested, John Mc-Geough and John Hardie were in Charlett’s four.

The sixth rink, skipped by Alan Ley and featuring Paul Lopez, Gordon Hooker and Richard Barnett, lost by seven.

Oxfordshire 101 (14pts), Buckinghamshire 97 (8) (Oxon skips first): M Charlett 15, D Simpson 23; C Earl 24, R Gaskins 9; J King 13, B Long 20; I Henwood 16, D Rose 18; A Ley 13, P Gositt 20, G Schwab 20, D Savage 7.

OXFORDSHIRE were blown away 135-101 as they welcomed Gloucestershire to Witney Town’s new clubhouse for a friendly.

The visitors finished strongly to win on five rinks, and were only denied a whitewash by Trevor Prew’s last-end save as his four achieved a 19-19 draw.

A colts badge was awarded to Witney Town’s Roy Radband.

Oxfordshire 101, Gloucestershire 135 (Oxon rink scores): V Webb, E Dorling, B Bloomfield, A Ley lost 18-15; R Radband, M Jones, D Wedge, I Whelpton lost 25-13; K Washington, T Backer-Holst, G Weedon, J Lucas lost 23-20; C Haley, J Timms, J McGeough, M Petersen lost 26-16; N Satchell, P Brittin, L Days, B Gilkes lost 24-18; M Cameron, S Tolhurst, K Williams, T Prew drew 19-19.

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Latest Sport news

RUGBY UNION: Lamb's boot is the key

Oxford Mail: Henry Lamb kicked a penalty and two conversions for Witney in their win against Oxford University Greyhounds

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOUTH WEST 1 EAST

RUGBY UNION: Banbury march on

Oxford Mail: Banbury star man Simon Brand

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

MIDLANDS 2 WEST SOUTH

RUGBY UNION: Zandy is stand-in

Oxford Mail: Oxford’s Zandy Macdonald

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

VARSITY PREVIEW

RUGBY UNION: Wallingford deny Bicester in derby

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOUTHERN COUNTIES NORTH

DARTS: Bull in line for Oxon bow

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RYAN Bull will make his debut for Oxfordshire when they entertain Surrey in Division 1.

HOCKEY: Goals by Stewart and Hibbert keep up unbeaten run

Oxford Mail: Kirsty Chapman celebrates with teammate Becky Hibbert (5) after putting Hawks into a shock lead against Slough.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Oxford Hawks maintained their unbeaten record in the Women’s Investec West Conference with a 2-2 draw at home to Trojans.

RUGBY UNION: Abingdon make it three in a row

Oxford Mail: Abingdon’s Mark Roberts

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BB&O ROUND-UP

Oxford United fans' discussion

Oxford Mail:

11:59am Monday 29th September 2014

Have your say on the main talking points at Oxford United in our 60-minute interactive discussion for supporters.

Oxford United head coach urges players to take responsibility

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

MICHAEL Appleton admitted Oxford United were second best where it really mattered as they lost 2-0 at Luton Town.

WATCH: Highlights of Oxford United's defeat at Luton Town

Oxford Mail:

10:24am Monday 29th September 2014

OXFORD United slipped back into the bottom two in Sky Bet League Two as they lost 2-0 at Luton Town.

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree