Adderbury close gap on the leaders as they look to go up

Banbury Chestnuts bowler Jim Lyne sends down his wood against Southam in Saturday's club fixture
Banbury Chestnuts bowler Jim Lyne sends down his wood against Southam in Saturday's club fixture

Adderbury moved into second place in division two of the Oxford & District Bowls League after an emphatic 98-60 victory over Thame.

The win was worth five points and puts the villagers above Watlington and just below Witney Mills in the table.

Top rink was Phil Gladden with Mick Jelfs, Phil French and Ted Eley who won 31-9 with Tom Clark’s rink of Bryan Ogilvie, Cliff Hall and John Radley winning 29-9.

Chris Skidmore Snr with Frank Duty, Malcolm Brown and Pete Griffin picked up two on the last end to win 19-18 but Julian Dancer with Nigel Eley, Rod Head and Chris Skidmore Jnr slipped to a 19-24 defeat.

Banbury Chestnuts beat Headington B 84-74 in division three.

Brian Ray with Ricky Marsden, Richard Cox and Jamie Wilkinson won 22-21 while Colin Taylor with Eric Hilton, Norman Stringer and Martyn Cooper won 25-15.

Derek Ives with Dave Tilley, John Duncan and Alan Wase won 17-14 but Keith Buckle with Dai Evans, John Tobin and Jim Denbow lost 20-24.

Bloxham lost 66-82 against Chipping Norton.

Dave Morse’s rink of Simon Wratten, Doug Woodward and Ray Hopkins were the only winners, 21-16.

Ron Higgin’s team of Des Jones, John Elstob and John Stephens had a tight game but dropped six shots on the last end to lose 15-21.

Brian Smith’s rink with Ray Sopp, John Viggers and Alan Round lost 17-24 while Tony Gardner’s team of Chris Hall, John Nolan and Alan Miles lost 13-21.

Banbury Central B kept their division four promotion bid on track with an 87-58 win against West Oxford.

Tom McKenna with Eric Trinder, Brian Collins and Chris Williams set things rolling with a 25-8 win while Ron Cox with Ron Havard, Keith Williams and John Hart won 29-16.

Jim Pickering with Bob Wilkins, Terry Ulph and Tony Lawford won 17-14 but Malcolm Leather with Ed Creed, Maurice Tombes and Eric Knowles lost 16-20.