Chestnuts storm up to second place

Dai Evans helped Chestnuts to victory over Woodstock
Dai Evans helped Chestnuts to victory over Woodstock

Banbury Chestnuts stormed up to second place in the West Oxon Bowls League with a 75-49 victory over Woodstock.

Richard Morris, Pat Ray and Colin Taylor won 14-12 while John Duncan, Maureen Tuffin and Keith Buckle won 20-13.

Richard Cox, Dave Ward and Pat Taylor won 24-11 while Maria Williams, Dai Evans and Brian Ray won 17-13.

But Bloxham lost 70-55 against Witney Town Aces.

Alan Miles with Hilary Thomas and Norman Hambidge lost 7-24 while Brian Smith with Chris Hall and Norma Gardner lost 11-21. But Tony Gardner with Jane Hall and Roy Billington won 23-11 and Ray Hopkins with Diane Billington and Des Jones drew 14-14.

Banbury Central lost 81-72 in Sunday’s mixed five rink club fixture at Bicester.

Saturday’s club fixture proved a tight affair as June Bone, John Bone and Ray Puddle lost 19-21 while Jill Hart, Terry Ulph and Paul Humphris lost 11-19, and Irene Lloyd, Eloise Jones and Jon Pardoe lost 12-14.

But Andy Winter, Keith Williams and Pam Shepherd won 15-14 and Sue Winter, Jenny Williams and Bob Joiner won 15-13.

Adderbury entertained Oxford University Press in Saturday’s club match and a close fought encounter ended with the visitors coming out 73-72 winners.

Chris Twomey was the only winning rink for Adderbury, with his team of Yvonne Twomey, Martin Barnard and Chris Holmes, getting home 23-12.

Malcolm Wigram with Ray Smith, Les Smith and George Sainsbury were narrowly beaten 19-20 while Phil Gladden’s rink of Dennis Roberts, John Holt and Graham Tyrrell went down 17-22 in another good game.

But Bryan Ogilvie’s rink of Terry Mold, Steve Goodenough and John Hermon lost 13-19.