BOWLS: Oxon are rock bottom after nail-biting loss against Sussex

Jason King skipped Oxon’s highest-winning rink

Jason King skipped Oxon’s highest-winning rink

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Oxfordshire are bottom of the Home Counties League after being pipped 123-122 by Sussex at Thame.

Oxon won on three of the six rinks, but were edged out with Sussex taking the points 16-6.

Jason King skipped Oxon’s highest-winning rink to a 31-12 victory.

Oxfordshire 122 (6pts), Sussex 123 (16)

(Oxon rinks first)

Rink 1: M Plested, P Hooley, C Earl, B Lambourne 18, B Henstridge, D James, B Steadman, M Taylor 26.

Rink 2: M Nash, A Twinn, W Campion, P Sharman 17, M Biggs, D Nevell, B Thorpe, G Ives 18.

Rink 3: R Green, S Jones, R Barnett, D Ley 8, J Fenn-Tye, P Soper, D Hutson, A Smallridge 32.

Rink 4: C Tomlins, J Woodward, J Hardie, J King 31, C Ainsworth, S Fenn-Tye, D Kent, A Albon 12.

Rink 5: B Bloomfield, T Prew, C Weller, B Sparkes 24, B Fosket, H Dale, B Henty, K Woodcock 18.

Rink 6: D Taylor, P Skidmore, K Alder, A Prew 24, C Wood, J Smith, R Taylor, A Paine 17.

OXFORDSHIRE won on five of the six rinks to beat City & County Bristol 147-80 in a friendly at Oxford City & County.

Paul Lopez (Oxford City and County) was awarded a six-game badge.

Oxfordshire 147, City & County Bristol 80 (Oxon rink scores): P Lopez, L Eltringham, R Barnett, S Jones won 35-8; S Tolhurst, J Benfield, M Jones, A Ley won 21-9; B Willoughby, J Hurley, A Hall, M Andrew won 25-15; V Webb, P Brittin, H Franklin, M Brain lost 24-13; C Lewis, N Satchell, D Bullock, I Whelpton won 27-13; T Gripe, M Oliver, D Wedge, J Lucas won 26-11.

PHIL Gladden was not the first member of Adderbury BC to win Oxfordshire BA silverware, as reported in last week’s column.

This honour went to Richard Wise who won the same trophy as Gladden, the Allison Cup, in 2001.

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