Oxfordshire's two sides suffered second-round exits in the Bowls England Men’s National Fours Championship at Worthing.

Headington’s four of Dean May, Nathan Lewis, Nick Rae-Welsh and Howard Watts bowed out 21-14 to skip Nigel Brignall (Nafferton, Yorkshire).

And Carterton’s side of Sammy Timms, David Clanfield, Gordon Walker and Paul Sharman were pipped 18-16 by Adrian Holden (Felixstowe & Suffolk BC).

Watts’s four had beaten John Stafford (Carnon Downs, Cornwall) 21-9 in the first round, while Sharman’s side saw off Michael Carter (March Town, Cambridgeshire) 23-12.

Oxon’s Gary May suffered an agonising 21-20 defeat by Michael Barrass (Backworth Welfare, Northumberland) in the National Junior Singles Championship second round.

He had opened up with a 21-7 win over Jon Duggan (Maulden, Bedfordshire).

Oxon champion Darren Wakeman, from Carterton, was beaten 21-10 by Phil Harvey (Gosforth, Northumberland) in round one.

Didcot’s David Hancock went out 21-19 to Michael Simpson (New Lount, Leics) after beating Matt Hamilton (Ilminster, Somerset) 21-16.