Oxfordshire's English Short Mat Bowls Association team went down to a 24-16 defeat away to Northamptonshire at Northampton IBC.

David Wiggins proved to be Oxfordshire’s most consistsent performer as he triumphed in both his singles matches, 15-12 and 14-7.

Northamptonshire 182 (24pts), Oxfordshire 175 (16).

(Oxfordshire scores) Singles: D Wiggins won 15-12, won 14-7; AJ Brown won 13-8, lost 15-12.

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Pairs: N Cottrell & L Orlando lost 15-10, won 16-12; M Davies & L Woodward lost 14-10, lost 16-10.

Triples: P Dunn, J Bradbury & K Dickson lost 16-5, lost 11-10; D Watts, N Pratley & C Hasker won 19-1, lost 15-10.

Fours: S Hall, T Mills, P Collett & T Cross lost 12-5, lost 16-5; S Faulkner, N Lovell, S Orlando & N Davies, lost 8-6, won 15-4.


West Oxfordshire League Witney Mills Millers 23 (6), Charlbury Oaks 22 (2); North Leigh Millers 36 (8), Witney Mills Weavers 16 (0); Hanborough Herons 22 (2), Eynsham Falcons 32 (6).

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