BOWLS: Headington hot-shots give Mills a mauling

Mark Charlett skipped his Headington A rink to victory against Witney Mills

Mark Charlett skipped his Headington A rink to victory against Witney Mills

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Headington A maintained their advantage at the top of Division 1 in the Oxford & District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries, with an emphatic 5-1 win at Witney Mills.

Allan Wiggins’s rink provided the only point for the home side with a 26-24 victory over Howard Watts.

But Mark Charlett, Nick Rae-Welsh and Jason King skipped their rinks to convincing wins as Headington recorded their fourth successive century of shots in a 116-67 scoreline.

Shiplake emulated Headington by chalking up a ton in their excellent 5-1 win at South Oxford, which keeps them second.

Barry Lambourne’s men led the way for the visitors with a 31-8 victory, while Richard Claridge’s rink prevented a whitewash with a 28-21 triumph as Shiplake won 104-67.

Oxford City & County A dominated their basement battle at home to Banbury Central A to win 6-0.

City & County won on all four rinks through Alan Ley, Paul Comley, Mark Hancock and Chris Earl, with the 82-58¾ triumph moving them up to fourth.

Banbury Chestnuts stay top in Division 2 despite their 4-2 loss at Charlbury.

Both clubs took two rinks, but David Dix and Dave Cooper’s big wins were enough to give the home team an 82-65 victory.

Bicester recorded a fine 5-1 win at home to Chipping Norton.

Allan Hall led the way with a 31-7 success, as only Peter Rathbone’s rink prevented a whitewash.

West Witney beat Thame 4-2, with Paul Skidmore’s 23-shot victory outscoring good wins for the hosts’ Les Westcott and Lionel Lewis.

Division 4 leaders Bloxham maintained their advantage with a 5-1 victory at home to West Oxford.

David Morse’s rink’s 40-14 triumph was the highest-winning margin of the week.

RESULTS

Division 1

Oxford City & County A 82 (6pts), Banbury Central A 58¾ (0) (City & County skips first): A Ley 16, I Whelpton 9¾; P Comley 17, W Campion 16; M Hancock 24, M Andrew 16; C Earl 25, J Tee 17.

South Oxford A 67 (1), Shiplake 104 (5) (South Oxford skips first): R Claridge 28, T Beaumont 21; N Keen 14, J Bland 24; D Tiball 17, B Evans 28; H Payne 8, B Lambourne 31.

Witney Mills 67 (1), Headington A 116 (5) (Witney Mills skips first): R Barnett 21, M Charlett 31; J Mott 11, N Rae-Welsh 27; C Weller 9, J King 34; A Wiggins 26, H Watts 24.

Division 2

Bicester 91 (5), Chipping Norton 50 (1) (Bicester skips first): E Sheffield 28, N Siford 12; P Hooley 20, K Field 15; A Hall 31, S Davis 7; R Pink 12, P Rathbone 16.

Charlbury 82 (4), Banbury Chestnuts 65 (2) (Charlbury skips first): J Stevens 13, K Buckle 18; M Fraser 16, B Ray 24; D Dix 31, A Northcote 14; D Cooper 22, A Wase 9.

Thame 70 (2), West Witney 79½ (4) (Thame skips first): L Wescott 24, H Williams 13; L Lewis 21, T Prew 16½, R Duncan 11, P Skidmore 34; A Twinn 14, K Alder 16.

Division 3

Banbury Central B 74 (1), Witney Town 80 (5) (Banbury Central skips first): J Pickering 19, V Comley 25; R Cox 17, A Schulan 19; R Wilkins 18, P Demczak 19; G Gerry 20, B Bloomfield 17.

Headington B 78 (4), Kidlington 73 (2) (Headington skips first): M Kershaw 23, C Cox 9; S Gould 13, J Hardie 29; R Edwards 18, A Rowe 24; C Harris 24, J O’Shea 11.

Blackbird Leys 48 (0), Oxford City & County B 96 (6) (Blackbird Leys skips first): J Baldwin 14, G Ray 26; R Brain 15, N Wharton 25; S O’Keefe 7, T Gripe 26; D Buckwell 12, C Pollard 19.

Adderbury 91 (5), The Oxford 76 (1) (Adderbury skips first): P Gladden 25, L Vaughan 18; C Skidmore 25, P Ilott 21; T Ely 12, G Watts 29; J Dancer 29, M Bracewell 8.

Division 4

Bloxham 89 (5), West Oxford 72 (1) (Bloxham skips first): J Lucas 14, E Fry 29; T Gardner 19, F Webster 14; D Morse 40, M Alderson 14; R Hopkins 16, B Murphy 15.

Chadlington 81 (5), Woodstock 56½ (1) C Smart 25, J Stone 6; P Madeley 17, R Wright 15; P Rathbone 15, R Collett 22½; O Bennet 24, B Clarke 13.

Florence Park 74 (1), Hanborough 81 (5) (Florence Park skips first): M Gray 16, G Thompson 18; I Gray 17, G Haynes 29; P Booth 17, M Oliver 23; J Battrawden 24, K Williams 11.

Oxford University Press 91 (5), South Oxford B 83 (1) (OUP skips first): T Cox 25, D Portman 15; H Hyde 22, M Lyne 21; G Giles 23, P Stewart 16; P Tweddle 21, V De Paaux 31.

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Oxford Mail:

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Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

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