BOWLS: Headington roar on with third successive ton

Jason King led his Headington four to a 24-18 win

Jason King led his Headington four to a 24-18 win

First published in Sport

Headington A strengthened their grip at the top of Division 1 of the Oxford & District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries, with a 6-0 home whitewash of Oxford City & County A.

Howard Watts’s rink led the way again with a 31-11 win over Paul Comley as Headington recorded their third successive century of shots with a 105-66 victory.

Jason King, Mark Charlett and Ian Snowdon’s fours completed the clean sweep for Headington.

Shiplake moved up to second with a 5-1 win at Banbury Central A.

Trevor Beaumont, Barry Lambourne and Jim Bland’s rinks shone as Shiplake racked up a 94-53 scoreline.

Carterton edged to a 4-2 home win over South Oxford A.

Tim Jupp’s rink led the way for Carterton with a 21-13 victory in the 77-71 scoreline.

Banbury Chestnuts increased their lead at the top of Division 2 with a comfortable 4-2 win at home to Bicester.

Dave Munslow’s rink recorded a 28-8 victory to help see Chestnuts home 85-68.

Watlington remain second despite losing 4-2 at Thame.

Big wins for Les Westcott and Lionel Lewis’s rinks gave the home side the match points in an 83-73 scoreline.

Chipping Norton finally registered a victory with a 4-2 home win over West Witney.

Nigel Siford’s four starred with a 28-9 triumph as their side ran out 82-73 winners.

The Oxford’s lead at the top of Division 3 was cut to a point following their 4-2 home win over Banbury Central B.

Paul Ilott’s rink recorded the biggest win of the week with a 34-8 victory as The Oxford triumphed 75-67.

RESULTS

Division 1

Banbury Central A 53 (1pt), Shiplake 94 (5) (Banbury skips first): I Whelpton 19, B Evans 14; J Tee 9, J Bland 24; M Andrew 17, B Lambourne 30; W Campion 8, T Beaumont 26.

Carterton 77 (4), South Oxford A 71 (2) (Carterton skips first): R Clanfield 16, H Payne 20; D Clanfield 17, R Claridge 20; T Jupp 21, N Keen 13; P Sharman 23, D Tiball 18.

Headington A 105 (6), Oxford City & County A 66 (0) (Headington skips first): H Watts 31, P Comley 11; I Snowdon 22, C Earl 13; J King 24, A Ley 18; M Charlett 28, M Hancock 24.

Division 2

Banbury Chestnuts 85 (4), Bicester 68 (2) (Banbury skips first): J Denbow 15, P Hooley 22; A Northcote 17, R Pink 19; A Wase 25, K Taylor 19; D Munslow 28, A Hall 8.

Chipping Norton 82 (4), West Witney 73 (2) (Chipping Norton skips first): S Davis 24, P Skidmore 17; P Rathbone 10, H Williams 26; K Field 20, K Alder 21; N Siford 28, T Prew 9.

Thame 83 (4), Watlington 73 (2) (Thame skips first): L Wescott 28, R Gilkes 13; R Duncan 12, S Gilkes 22; L Lewis 26, H Franklin 15; A Kemish 17, G Hooker 23.

Division 3

The Oxford 75 (4), Banbury Central B 67 (2) (The Oxford skips first): M Bracewell 13, J Pickering 19; A Louch 10, G Gerry 23; P Ilott 34, R Wilkins 8; L Vaughan 18, T McKenna 17.

Oxford City & County B 75 (2), Headington B 78 (4) (City & County skips first): G Kerr 27, S Gould 14; N Wharton 11, R Edwards 28; T Gripe 18, M Kershaw 16; G Gray 19, T Murphy 20.

Adderbury 87 (5), Kidlington 69 (1) (Adderbury skips first): J Dancer 22, J Hardie 17; P Gladden 12, A Rowe 27; C Skidmore 21, C Cox 16; T Ely 32, J O’Shea 9.

Witney Town 89 (5), Blackbird Leys 48¾ (1) (Witney skips first): B Bloomfield 14, R Brain 15¾; P Demczak 28, S O’Keefe 6¾; V Comley 28, D Buckwell 10½; A Schulan 19, A Fleming 15¾.

Division 4

West Oxford 66 (1), Chadlington 70 (5) (West Oxford skips first): F Webster 13, P Rathbone 16; M Alderson 31, O Bennett 8; B Murphy 13, P Madeley 22; E Fry 9, C Smart 24.

Hanborough 79 (4), Oxford University Press 61¾ (2) (Hanborough skips first): G Thompson 29, M Kirby 11; G Haynes 12, G Giles 21; K Williams 12, T Cox 21; M Oliver 26, H Hyde 8¾.

Woodstock 85 (6), Florence Park 60 (0) (Woodstock skips first): B Clarke 27, C Dawson 19; R Collett 17, P Booth 13; R Wright 16, M Gray 14; R Foster 25, I Gray 14.

South Oxford B 56 (1), Bloxham 92 (5) (South Oxford skips first): P Woodville 14, T Gardner 31; D Portman 8, J Lucas 23; E Lamb 20, J Stephens 14; V De Paauw 14, D Morse 24.

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