Oxfordshire's two sides fell at the first hurdle in the Men’s National Fours Championship at Worthing.

Banbury Borough’s Andrew Buttress, George Moon, Greg Moon and Mark Sykes went down 21-14 to Barry Kitto, Kieran Murray, Robbie Coleman and Alex Walton (Brampton Institute, Hunts).

And Bicester’s Robert Pink, John Thompson, Martin Workman and Paul Hooley lost 25-13 to Richard White, Ian Clark, Gary Morris and Mick Asplen (Burton House, Lincs).

Headington’s Colin Whitehead reached the quarter-finals of the National 55 & Over Pairs Championship.

Representing Bucks with Wexham’s John Whitehead, he lost 31-22 to Dorset’s Barry Patterson and David Ralph.


National 55 & Over Pairs Championship 1st round: C Whitehead (Headington) & J Whitehead (Wexham) 22, B Alexander & J Matthews (Bath) 8; W Greenway & R Goodchild (Morland, East Hendred) 22, C Taylor & C Cranham (Cove) 18. Quarter-final: W Greenway & R Goodchild 9, E Hughes & R Breame (Bromley) 27.

National Junior (Under 25s) Singles Championship 1st round: Dan Wakeman (Carterton 21, R Willoughby (Halesworth Angel, Suffolk) 19; S Watts (Watlington) 7, R Drew (Cambridge & County) 21. 2nd round: D Wakeman 13, D James (Bideford) 19.