Adderbury set up relegation showdown with Chestnuts

Mick Jelfs helped Adderbury to vital victory over Charlbury
Mick Jelfs helped Adderbury to vital victory over Charlbury

It’s all to play for at The Shades in tonight’s (Thursday) Oxford & District Bowls League showdown.

Adderbury beat Charlbury 88-69 in division two last week, a victory that sets up a relegation decider at Banbury Chestnuts in the final game.

Adderbury are two points behind Charlbury, who have completed their fixtures, and one-and-a-half points behind Chestnuts but with a superior shots difference.

Captain Ted Eley led from the front against Charlbury and his rink of George Sainsbury, Paul Jelfs and Malcolm Brown set up a match-winning 35-19 triumph.

Chris Skidmore with Nigel Eley, Steve Millard and Pete Griffin won 20-15 while Phil Gladden with Ray Smith, Graham Tyrrell and Mick Jelfs scored a 19-15 win. But Tom Clark with Bryan Ogilvie, Cliff Hall and John Radley went down 14-27.

Banbury Chestnuts lost 102-67 against Watlington.

Alan Wase with Ricky Marsden, Dave Ward and Dai Evans won 21-17 but Lee Wilkinson with Eric Hilton, John Duncan and Colin Taylor lost 20-24. Keith Buckle with Martyn Cooper, Pat Noonan and John McGeough lost 9-27 while Jamie Wilkinson with Brian Ray, Richard Morris and Paul Boffin lost 17-34.

Banbury Central A beat division one leaders and current champions Headington A 5-1.

Will Campion with Alan Carter, Jim Gow and Lionel Lewis won 22-13 while Nigel Galletly with Andy Wilkin, Luke Gilbert and Paul Humphris won 20-13.

Les Campion with Dave Green, Ian Gilbert and Lee Young won 20-19 while Ian Whelpton’s rink of Chick Boyd, Mick Miles and Keith McNeil came back from 3-18 down, to a respectable 16-20 defeat.

Banbury Central B slipped to the bottom of division three after losing 90-69 at Headington.

Jim Pickering with Ed Creed, Brian Collins and John Bone lost 18-24 while Tom McKenna with Mal Leather, Terry Ulph and Tony Lawford lost 12-29. Bob Joiner with Graham Tilbury, Ray Puddle and John Hart drew 19-19 while Ron Cox with Bob Wilkins, Kieth Williams and John Pardoe won 20-28.

Bloxham won 96-61 against West Oxford.

Tony Gardner with Brian Smith, Des Jones and Ray Hopkins won 20-15 while Ron Higgins with Ray Sopp, Doug Woodward and Alan Miles won 31-19. Jim Lucas with Rob Kearvell, Chris Hall and John Stephens won 23-12 while Dave Morse with Norman Hambidge, John Nolan and Alan Round won 22-15.