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BOWLS: Cox bid ends in last-16 defeat
10:00am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Sport
Banbury Central’s Mo Cox reached the last 16 in the Women’s National Two Wood Singles Championship at Leamington before going out 17-12 to Felixstowe & Suffolk’s Katherine Rednall.
Cox had beaten Taunton Deane’s Kirsty Hembrow 15-11 in the first round, before defeating Purton’s Alison Fail 17-11 in round two.
Oxford City & County’s Jacky Gray knocked out Bolton’s Margaret Gill 15-10 in the preliminary round, but then fell 14-9 to Cheryl Colby (Burghfield, Berkshire).
The City & County quartet of Myra Lewis , Donna Knight, Gail Gilkes and Katherine Hawes went out 21-14 to Kirsty Richards, Pat Humpage, Ruth Phillips and Sandra Smith (Bournville, Warwickshire) in the fours second round.
They had opened up with a 23-9 demolition of Poole Park’s Anne Walford, Wendy Hardy, Julie Leake and Penny Cresswell.
Banbury Central’s Carole Galletly, Helen Young, Stella Amos and Caroline Campion went out 21-14 to Cleethorpes’ Tracy Dent, Kirsty Cox, Chris Gowshall and Amy Gowshall in round one.
WATLINGTON teenagers Claire Soden and Emma Gilkes battled their way through to the Gwen Steele Unbadged Singles semi-finals at Oxford City & County.
Soden, 13, beat Headington’s Pat Blackford in the quarter-finals, while Gilkes, 18, defeated Banbury Chestnuts’ Chris Purnell.
Soden will now face Carterton’s Gill Muir and Gilkes will take on Shiplake’s Helen Robinson on finals weekend of September 1 and 2 at Oxford City & County.
OOXFORDSHIRE Ladies were defeated 117-97 by Surrey in a friendly at Southey.
Surrey 117, Oxfordshire 97 (Surrey skips first): S Maulin 22, S Rogers 13; P Clarke 20, D Lynch 10; C Leathwood 24, D Jacob 20; C Paton 24,C Penson 17; D Double 12, J Berry 20; M Vandeau 15, H Woodward 17.
SUE Mayo and Maureen Osbourne won the Blay Cup at Hanborough BC.
Jan Gore and Jill Hart captured the Blay Plate.
OOXFORDSHIRE'S men beat Oxfordshire Ladies 125-96.
Oxfordshire BA 125, Oxfordshire Ladies 96 (Oxon BA skips first): M Gleeson 15, S Lacey 19; G Roper 27, J Berry 11; D Allin 23, A Ives 14; P Comley 25, C Penson 13; B Gilkes 11, K Hawes 23; A Hall 24, W Cross 16.
OXFORD City & County’s Paul Lopez was awarded his colts’ badge as Oxon’s men hammered Wiltshire 163-74 in a friendly at Pewsey Vale.
Wiltshire 74, Oxon 163 (Oxon rinks scores): S Tolhurst, M Jones, A Perona, I Whelpton won 26-12; V Webb, J Timms, J McGeough, M Brain won 30-9; P Lopez, P Brittin, D Allin, C Weller won 35-9; M Clarke, N Satchell, D Wedge, A Hall won 24-11; C Lewis, M Cameron, R Slater, A Ley won 24-21; D Lines, L Lewis, B Evans, M Petersen won 24-12.
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