Chestnuts come back late on to beat Barton

Dawn Hewitt helped Banbury Chestnuts to victory over Middle Barton
Dawn Hewitt helped Banbury Chestnuts to victory over Middle Barton

Banbury Chestnuts produced a late surge to beat a strong Middle Barton 71-67 in their West Oxon Bowls League fixture.

Dawn Hewitt , Dave Ward and Martyn Cooper won 17-13 but Sheila Maishman, Dai Evans and Colin Taylor lost 10-32.

Ricky Marsden, Pat Taylor and Keith Buckle won 19-11 while Richard Cox, Pat Ray and Brian Ray won 25-11.

Bloxham comfortably beat Byfield 96-60 in Sunday’s club fixture.

Bloxham won on three rinks with the fourth drawn. Brian Smith’s rink won 33-11, Alan Miles won 28-17 and Ray Hopkins won 18-15 while Ray Billington’s rink drew 17-17.

Adderbury suffered a heavy 119-79 defeat at West Witney in Saturday’s club match, losing on four out of five rinks

George Sainsbury with Terry Mold, Les Smith and John Herman won 27-12.

But Bryan Ogilvie with Yvonne Twomey, Dave Drinkwater and Bill Dowling went down 13-24 and Chris Twomey’s rink of Tony Collett, John Holt and Peter Miller were beaten 18-24.

Dave Allington with Gordon Sumner, Roy Dickson and Graham Tyrrell lost 15-20 and Paul Jelfs with Peter Wells, Barry Timms and Roger Castle were crushed 6-41.