BOWLS: Hot-shot Hawes races in to claim 13th Oxon title

Katherine Hawes with the singles trophy

Katherine Hawes with the singles trophy

First published in Sport

Oxford City & County’s Katherine Hawes extended her own record of Oxfordshire ladies’ singles titles to 13 with a clear-cut victory in the final on her home green.

Hawes regained the crown she last won in 2012 with a 21-12 win over clubmate Carol Penson.

The England international did the damage early on by racing into a 16-0 lead, before Penson fought back to make it 19-12.

Hawes then picked up the two shots she needed to claim the title.

City & County’s Donna Knight went one better than last year with a 14-11 victory over Banbury Central’s Carole Galletly in the two-wood singles.

It was a close contest throughout, but Knight just had the edge over the closing ends.

Penson’s side of Margaret Stacey, Marion Dalton and Carol Gaskins provided another City & County triumph with a 22-15 win over clubmates Sue Mayo (substitute), Myra Lewis, Knight and Hawes in the fours final.

Penson’s four established a sizeable lead only to see it pegged back, before producing some great saving bowls to clinch victory.

Banbury Central’s Melody Sykes won the unbadged singles 19-14 against Wendy Sandy.

The pairs, triples and under 25 singles finals will be played at Oxford City & County on September 7.

l Howard Watts (Headington) and Katherine Hawes (Oxford City & County) have qualified for the National Mixed Pairs finals at Leamington Spa on August 22.

They booked their place with a 19-16 win over skip Colin Webb (Broadway BC, Bucks) in the qualifying round.

City & County’s Donna Knight has qualified for the last 16 of the National Champion of Champions at Leamington Spa on Wednesday.

Knight swept aside Wolverton Town’s Jackie Squires 21-6 in the final area round.

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

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given special dispensation to Caterham to miss the next two grands prix whilst a buyer is sought for the cash-strapped marque.

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

Oxford City have completed the signing of former Royal Antwerp defender Kiko Insa, who will go straight into the side for tomorrow's Vanarama Conference North fixture against Hednesford Town at Marsh Lane.

'Major hope' that Caterham factory in Leafield could re-open despite F1 team also going into administration

Oxford Mail:

1:34pm Friday 24th October 2014

ADMINISTRATORS have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer.

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

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE presence of Andy Whing back in the Oxford United side has prompted other players to raise their game, according to Michael Collins.

Carlisle boss calls for faster start against Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

11:20am Friday 24th October 2014

KEITH Curle has demanded a strong start from Carlisle United when they host Oxford United at Brunton Park tomorrow.

FOOTBALL Rising star Roberts eager for Oxford United first-team action as Morris returns to Norwich

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 24th October 2014

James Roberts is in no mood to rest on his laurels as the young Oxford United striker looks to feature in a fourth successive game when they visit Carlisle United tomorrow.

Potter changes mood to rediscover swagger for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

ALFIE Potter says the secret to his return to form has been learning to enjoy football again after a difficult spell.

Oxford United pin Cambridge scoreline up in dressing room as motivation

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Friday 24th October 2014

MICHAEL Collins has revealed Oxford United are using a reminder of their hammering at Cambridge United to get fired-up for games.

Oxford United boss encouraged by Hoskins progress

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WILL Hoskins continues to be well ahead of schedule in his recovery from a groin injury.

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

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORD United’s next home game has been designated as Yellow Army Day by the club’s supporters’ group.

 

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