DARTS: Oxfordshire praying for a miracle to stay in top flight

Clare Bywaters returns for Oxfordshire A

Clare Bywaters returns for Oxfordshire A

First published in Sport

Oxfordshire head into their final Premier Division fixture of the season this weekend at home to Glamorgan, knowing that only a miracle will keep them in the top flight.

Bottom-of-the-table Oxon must beat relegation rivals Glamorgan and hope other results go their way.

Four counties could go down – Cheshire, Glamorgan and Gwent are the other candidates – but Oxon need a big victory to avoid being one of the two dropping to Division 1.

Relegation would end a two-year stay in the top flight.

Despite the county’s disappointing campaign overall, their ladies A team have been magnificent and are set to a capture their own section title.

They are boosted by the return of experienced Clare Bywaters, while Laura Ross comes in for her debut in the ladies B team.

Keith Bedding and Dean Lockyer return to the men’s B. The games will be played at the Ex-Services and Bicester Families Club in Sheep Street, Bicester, with play starting at 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

LINE-UPS.

Men’s A: N Cobb, S Holley, B Kearns (Doggy Styles Dog Grooming), P Kearns (Windrush Club), P Krabben, A Larner (Witney Trophy Centre), E Lilly, K Lowe, J McCarthy, D Smith, A Stevens (Corner House, Headington), A Thomas (ACG Labels). Men’s B: A Barrett (Oxford Blue Print), K Bedding (KRC), A Bowman, M Burns (Paddy Walsh), S Cooper, G Grant, D Hammond (Blue & Green Marine), D Newman (Duke of Cumberland’s Head), D Lockyer, J Palmer (The Blacks Head), S Robinson, N Russell (Roots of Oxford). Ladies’ A: C Bywaters (TD Travel Minibus Hire), S Cox, C Gallagher, D Hedman (Oxfordshire Executive Chauffeurs), K Ledbury, R Rose ( KFC).

Ladies’ B: Cali Birch, Cath Birch, T Borton, S Castle (KFC), H Prowton, L Ross.

Latest Sport news

Oxford United keeper Ryan Clarke rallies the troops

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

Oxford United’s biggest home crowd of the season is expected today for their clash with high-flying Wycombe Wanderers.

RUGBY UNION: May looks to lead London Welsh by example

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

TOM May is determined to lead by example as London Welsh look to turn their season around.

RUGBY UNION: Burnell - Rotation is not a luxury for London Welsh

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell says squad rotation has now become a necessity.

SWIMMING: City slickers claim British record

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

BRITISH GAS ASA NATIONAL MASTERS AND SENIOR AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

SNOOKER: Noake hits top break

Oxford Mail: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

DAVE Noake compiled the highest break of the Gentworks Oxford & District League Division 1 season, but could not save Abingdon Conservative Club B from defeat at Witney D.

MOTORSPORT: Coles ready to tackle new test

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

WANTAGE-BASED driver Ollie Coles is to test a Renault Clio with Derbyshire outfit 20Ten Racing, at Rockingham, near Corby, next Saturday.

MOTORSPORT: George ends with a flourish

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

HOOK Norton’s Calum George ended a year of mixed karting results with an encouraging display in the final race at Little Rissington.

BOXING: Russell claims national title

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

TERRY Russell, of South Moreton BC, near Didcot, produced a terrific performance to claim the vacant Queensbury League’s national super-middleweight title at Epsom racecourse.

BOXING: Healey calls shots to capture victory

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

BERINSFIELD’S Harriet Healey made a blistering start to beat Rebecca Connolly (Fitzpatrick’s BC) on a unanimous points decision at Devizes.

MOTORSPORT: FIA plan to probe the collapse of Oxon teams

Oxford Mail: Motor sport, racing car and driver generic image for sport

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

FIA president Jean Todt is to review the shock financial downfall of Oxfordshire teams Marussia and Caterham over the past week that has rocked the sport.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

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