Phil Gladden became the first Adderbury bowler in the club’s 88-year history to win an Oxfordshire Bowling Association competition when lifting the Allison Cup at South Oxford.
Gladden triumphed in the competition for non-badged players with a 21-12 victory over Charlbury’s Ray Hill in the final played over 20 ends.
In the semi-finals, Gladden had beaten West Witney’s Henry Beall 21-8, while Hill finished strongly to defeat Ray Plested (The Oxford) 21-16.
Hill was playing in his second final of the day, following a 24-end marathon in the Longford Cup overs 60s decider in which he went down 21-19 to Oxford City & County’s Paul Comley.
Hill fought back from 12-4 down to level at 15-15.
A run of five singles left Comley requiring one for the title.
But it wasn’t until Hill had picked up a three and a single, that Comley collected the single shot he needed.
In the previous day’s semi-finals played in heavy rain, Comley defeated Shiplake Village’s Trevor Beaumont 21-16, while Hill came from behind to win 21-17 against Witney Town’s Brian Smith.
Over the two days, Hill had played two semi-finals, two finals, with no fewer than 97 ends and had bowled approximately 388 woods.
West Witney’s Kevin Alder lifted the Officers Cup with a 21-11 victory over Chadlington’s John Benfield in the final.
In the semi-finals, Middleton Cup player Alder swept aside team manager Steve Gilkes, from Watlington, 21-3, while Benfield saw off South Oxford’s Richard Green 21-12.
5:37pm Monday 30th November 2015
OXFORD United reduced the amount they spent on agents fees according to the latest figures from the Football League.
1:00pm Monday 30th November 2015
DANNY Hylton thought Oxford United’s ‘ugly’ win at Hartlepool United was another sign of their potential to not just win automatic promotion, but the Sky Bet League Two title.
12:40pm Monday 30th November 2015
Oxford City will face fellow Vanarama National League South high-flyers Ebbsfleet United in the first round of the FA Trophy.
11:58am Monday 30th November 2015
Have your say on the main talking points at Oxford United in our 60-minute interactive discussion from noon.
11:21am Monday 30th November 2015
RONNIE Moore rued Oxford United's ability to capitalise on one lapse in concentration which saw his Hartlepool United side lose 1-0 at Victoria Park.
8:10am Monday 30th November 2015
A double from Lance Williams led Didcot Town to a 5-1 victory at home to Larkhall Athletic, despite having skipper Luke Carnell sent off It took the Railwaymen just 90 seconds to take the lead in this Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West clash.
8:00am Monday 30th November 2015
Striker Marlon Jackson scored twice on his return to help Oxford City come from behind and beat Marlow in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy at Marsh Lane on Saturday.
7:50am Monday 30th November 2015
CHRIS Maguire was pleased to see Oxford United show the quality he had heard about as the striker helped them to a win on debut.
7:50am Monday 30th November 2015
Romain Grosjean stormed up the field to finish ninth in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – his last race for the Enstone-based Lotus team.
7:30am Monday 30th November 2015
Kidlington scored twice i the last 15 minutes to secured a 4-2 victory over brave Woodcote/Stoke Row in the second round of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup.