Oxfordshire bowed out of the English Short Mat Bowling Association’s Inter County Competition with a 29-11 defeat by West Sussex in the knock-out preliminary round at Royal Russell School, Croydon.
Oxon 156 (11pts), West Sussex 201 (29)
Singles: G Davies lost 21-5 & won 22-9; AJ Brown lost 17-10 & 16-7.
Pairs: G Cross & R Wiggins lost 15-12 & 13-12; J Bradbury & L Woodward lost 20-10 & 15-12.
Triples: A Sirett, N Pratley & C Hasker lost 11-9 & 11-5; L Orlando, S Faulkner & T Clough drew 8-8 & lost 11-5.
Fours: T Mills, N Cottrell, B Barnard & N Davies lost 16-4 & won 7-6; M Davies, E Hasker, T Cross & D Wiggins won 12-6 & 16-6.
OXFORDSHIRE SHORT MAT
Wantage & District Challenge Cup quarter-finals
Hanney BC 16 (0pts), Chieveley 24 (8)
1st leg: Hanney (P Simpson, R Hatley, V Simpson, T Zanker) 10, Chieveley (G Hornsey, S Ives, N Cottrell, T Clough) 11.
2nd leg: Hanney (B Savage, F Martin, E Herbert, A Savage) 6, Chieveley (F Heath, D Bolus, D Sims, D Wilson) 13.
Stanford Village 18 (2pts), Stanford Vale 30 (6)
1st leg: Stanford Village (L Gray, M Evans, B Evans, M Davies) 11, Stanford Vale (T Bulley, M Hance, G Iles, C Iles) 6.
2nd leg: Stanford Village (V Smith, B Channer, T Gardiner, C Williams) 7, Stanford Vale (H Broad, M Wyatt, M Hull, P Broad) 24.