Greg Moon is on the brink of making Oxfordshire and England bowling history.

The Banbury Borough star has won the county singles, triples and fours titles.

Only Tuesday's thunderstorms prevented him from attempting to become the first player to complete a clean sweep as he prepared to line up with Gary Lucas against Oxford City & County's Mike Nash and Mervyn Gleeson in the pairs final.

It has now been rearranged for Banbury Central on Monday (6pm) when Moon will resume his quest for a fabulous four-timer.

Moon started his winning spree in the fours final when he teamed up with Alan Prew, George Moon and Lucas to beat Ron Slater's Thame team 23-12 in front of a large crowd at Banbury Central on Friday evening.

Moon added the triples crown the following morning when, together with Prew and Lucas, he beat clubmates Calvin Carpenter, Darren Sharpe and Keith Holloway 21-10.

Moon's men got off to a flying to lead 11-0 after five ends.

They stretched their advantage to 19-4 after 11 ends, before Carpenter's trio started to rally.

However, a two on the 16th end killed off their challenge.

Moon staged a thrilling fightback to complete his hat-trick with a dramatic 21-20 victory over Prew in the singles final on Monday evening, again at Banbury Central.

Trailing 15-5 after 13 ends to his fellow England international, it looked as though Moon was about to see his dreams of a championship clean sweep shattered.

But, in front of a large gathering of spectators, Moon picked up seven shots over the next four ends to be just three behind at 15-12.

A three followed by a two put Prew within one shot of the title at 20-12.

But Moon dug deep over the next five ends to collect the nine shots he needed for a stunning victory.

The under 25 final took place at the same venue on Monday with Summertown's John Philpott beating clubmate John Major 21-14.

Philpott, a member of Oxfordshire's Middleton Cup team, took an 11-4 lead after only six ends.

However, Major fought back to level the match at 13-13 by the 13th end.

But six shots over the next four ends without reply put Philpott into a strong position and it only took another three ends for him to clinch victory, and book his place at Worth- ing.

The Allison, Longford and Officers Cups semi-finals and finals take place at Oxford City & County this weekend.

The Officers Cup semi-finals have been brought forward to tomorrow (6.30pm), with the remaining semi-finals and finals on Sunday (10.30am).


Allison Cup: A McIntyre (West Witney) v A Tozer (Osberton), B May (Rover) v D Wotherspoon (Lower Heyford).

Longford Cup: H WIlliams (West Witney) v M Holland (South Oxford), G Lazaruk (Thame) v I Whelpton (Banbury Central).

Officers Cup: I Whelpton (Banbury Central) v C Earl (Rover), M Hitchcox (West Witney) v B Lambourne (Shiplake).