BOWLS: Hawes happy to help England retain crown

Katherine Hawes

Katherine Hawes

First published in Sport

Oxfordshire's Katherine Hawes helped England retain their British Isles Women’s International Series title in Jersey.

Having received a late call-up into the team, the Oxford City & County star played her part as England won all four of their matches against Ireland, Scotland, Jersey and Wales on Les Creux’s artificial green.

Hawes said: “I was quite pleased with it being the first time on an artificial surface, and I was at No 3 whereas I have played at No 2 before.

“I thought I did quite well and the other people in my team did too.”

England opened up with a 120-108 win over Ireland, with Hawes featuring in a 21-12 rink victory skipped by Lincolnshire’s Penny Strong, alongside Worcestershire’s Sue Davies and Derbyshire’s Jo Skelton against Barbara Cameron.

Hawes and her rinkmates were then pipped 16-15 by Scotland skip Lorna Smith, but England won 108-102 to make it two wins out of two.

An emphatic 140-86 victory over Jersey followed with the four including Hawes regaining the winning thread with a 21-12 success over skip Helen Greechan.

England clinched the title by walloping Wales 143-97, with Hawes’s side beating skip Judith Wason 21-15.

Hawes added: “I think we did very well and we were obviously pleased by the result.

“We only lost one game by one, so that was nice from a personal point of view.”

Ecclestone allows Caterham break

Oxford Mail: The gates at the Caterham factory in Leafield remain closed for a second day

11:47am Friday 24th October 2014

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FOOTBALL: Oxford City boost ranks by signing Spanish defender

Oxford Mail: Justin Merritt, Oxford City's new general manager

5:46pm Friday 24th October 2014

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Oxford Mail:

1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014

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Collins: Whing's return has boosted everyone at Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Friday 24th October 2014

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Carlisle boss calls for faster start against Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

11:20am Friday 24th October 2014

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Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

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Potter changes mood to rediscover swagger for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

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Oxford Mail:

9:10am Friday 24th October 2014

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Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

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Yellow Army Day scheduled for Oxford United's clash with Wycombe

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Friday 24th October 2014

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