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.

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