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

RUGBY UNION: Britton, Schofield and Down return for London Welsh

Oxford Mail:

3:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has shuffled his pack for today’s Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (2).

Newey: Oxford United are doing it right

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

TOM Newey hopes Oxford United’s supporters will embrace the side’s progressive style after seeing them make it work for the first time at the Kassam Stadium.

Joining Oxford United's 'project' offers new chapter in life of Brian

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

HIS varied CV may include a spell at arch rivals Swindon Town, but Brian Howard’s debut for Oxford United should have gone a long way to convince any doubters not to hold it against him.

Fazackerley: Oxford United boss has managed with testing start well

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

DEREK Fazackerley says he has been impressed by the way Michael Appleton has dealt with a challenging start to life as Oxford United’s head coach.

AWARDS: Your chance to nominate best in local talent

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

NOMINATIONS for the 2014 Oxfordshire Sports Awards open today.

Collins thankful for Oxford United support after family emergency

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Friday 19th September 2014

MICHAEL Collins says he was moved by the support from Oxford United’s fans and staff during a difficult time earlier this month.

Westley wary of Oxford United as the rivalry with Stevenage resumes

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

GRAHAM Westley believes Oxford United’s new signings will help to make life difficult for Stevenage tomorrow.

Boost as Oxford United striker avoids surgeon's knife

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

WILL Hoskins could face a shorter lay-off with a groin injury than feared after a specialist advised surgery was not needed.

RUGBY UNION: Williams urges Chinnor to be quickly out the blocks

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Matt Williams has called on his Chinnor team to be smartly into their stride when they take on Dorking in National 2 South at Kingsey Road tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: Witney pay tribute to ex-captain Richens

Oxford Mail: rugby generic

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

WITNEY'S game at home to Buckingham in South West 1 East tomorrow promises to be an emotional occasion following the sudden death of former captain Doug Richens.

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