WEST Witney’s David Leighfield and Headington's Ian Henwood have qualified for the semi-finals in all four of Oxfordshire main county competitions which will be held at Banbury Chestnuts on Sunday.

The pair will face each other in the singles, while Ray Gaskins (Headington) takes on Stuart Richens (Carterton) in the other last-four clash.

The winners of all the semi-finals will qualify to represent Oxfordshire in the national finals at Leamington Spa in August.


Pairs: I Henwood & M Charlett (Headington) v H Watts & J Philpott (Headington), N Lewis & C Whitehead (Headington) v A McIntyre & D Leighfield (W Witney).

Triples: J Philpott, N Lewis & H Watts (Headington) v A McIntyre, D Leighfield & K Alder (W Witney), I Henwood, J King & M Charlett (Headington) v O Bennett, T Warner & G Walker (Carterton).

Fours: B Squires, H Alder, D Leighfield & K Alder (West Witney) v J Nicholls, I Henwood, J King & M Charlett (Headington); P Latter, D Wakeman, D Clanfield & R Clanfield (Carterton) v A Carter, L Campion, K McNeil & W Campion (Banbury Central).

  • CARTERTON’S Tim Jupp, Gordon Walker, Steve Aldren and Paul Sharman retained the Oxfordshire senior fours title with a thrilling one-shot victory over Headington’s Bernie May, Dennis Crook, Paul Comley and Howard Watts in the final at Burford.

After 20 ends, the teams were tied at 19-19, before Aldren’s wood on the final end gave Carterton a 20-19 success as they held on to the cup.