Adderbury cruise to facile first victory of the season

Adderbury's Bryan Ogilvie sends down his wood against Waddesdon at Twyford Gardens
Adderbury's Bryan Ogilvie sends down his wood against Waddesdon at Twyford Gardens

Adderbury recorded their first win in division two of the Oxford & District Bowls League beating Bicester 117-56 to take maximum points.

Phil Gladden’s rink of Steve Millard, Paul Jelfs and Mick Jelfs led the way with a 37-16 victory.

Ted Eley with George Sainsbury, Rod Head and Ian Dunn chipped in with a 30-12 triumph.

John Radley with Bryan Ogilvie, John Hermon and Cliff Hall won 25-12 and Chris Skidmore’s rink of Dave Allington, Nigel Eley and Pete Griffin coasted home 25-15.

Banbury Chestnuts lost 92-54 against Witney in division two.

Keith Buckle with Martyn Cooper, Norman Stringer and John Duncan lost 16-24 while Alan Wase with Dai Evans, Eric Hilton and Dave Woods lost 17-19.

Colin Taylor with Ricky Cox, Richard Morris and Brian Ray lost 13-23 and Lee Wilkinson with Pat Noonan, Brian Stonebridge and Ricky Marsden lost 8-26.

Banbury Central B lost 72-79 in division three against rivals Chipping Norton.

Tom McKenna with John Pardoe, Brian Collins and Bob Brown won 20-17 while Ron Cox with Bob Wilkins, Ray Puddle and John Bone came with a late surge and took four shots on the last end to clinch 23-22 win.

But Malcolm Leather with Bob Joiner, Ed Creed and Terry Ulph drew 16-16 while Keith Williams with Eric Trinder, Bob Rogers and Eric Knowles lost 13-24.

Bloxham lost 81-60 against Blackbird Leys in division four.

The winning Bloxham rink was led by Tony Gardner with Brian Smith, Rob Kearvell and Ray Hopkins who won 26-15.

Dave Morse with Chris Hall, John Nolan and Alan Miles lost 15-25, Jim Lucas with Ray Sopp, Des Jones and Alan Round went down 10-20 while John Stephens with John Elstob, Doug Woodward and Norman Hambidge lost 9-21.