Central book their place in the last four

Chris Derry sends down her wood for Banbury Chestnuts Ladies against Whitnash
Chris Derry sends down her wood for Banbury Chestnuts Ladies against Whitnash

Banbury Central A moved into the last four of the Oxford & District Bowls League Cup after seeing off Oxford City & County B 90-57.

Will Campion’s rink of Stuart Smith, Paul Humphris and Ian Whelpton top scored 26-15 while Nigel Galletly’s rink of Andy Wilkin, Jonathan Pardoe and Bob Joiner won 25-15.

Allan Hunt, Chick Boyd, Keith McNeil and John Tee won 22-14 and Les Campion’s rink of Dave Green, Mick Miles and Graham Morbey won 17-13 and Central will play Thame in the semi-final in August.

Sunday’s opening round of the OBA Two-Wood Championship saw Central duo Morbey and Galletly win through to the last 16 at South Oxford next weekend.

Adderbury won on four out of six rinks but still lost 119-98 at Witney Town in Saturday’s Green Barney Shield first-leg.

The 21-shot defeat makes the villagers’ bid to win back the shield a tough task.

Terry Hooley with Dave Watson, John Plowman and Pete Griffin won 23-18 while Bryan Ogilvie with Dave Allington, Jan Wilson and Nigel Eley finished 19-15.

Julian Dancer’s rink of Graham Tyrrell, Pete Goodson and Chris Holmes triumphed 20-17 and John Radley with Mick Jelfs, Bill Dowling and John Hermon won 17-14.

But Phil Gladden with Terry Mold, Dave Drinkwater and Phil French went down 7-22 and Cliff Hall’s rink of Dennis Roberts, Eric George and Roger Wilson lost 12-33.