Tuesday the 26th saw Central gain revenge in their friendly home fixture against local rivals Adderbury for the drubbing the 'B' team had recently received in the league. All four rinks went in our favour for a 80-37 shot scoreline. Five days after the longest day of the year amidst the hottest and sunniest period of fine weather for a long time, the game was played over 18 ends. How soon the nights start drawing in.

The scorelines were as follows.

Eloise Jones, Jill Hart, Andy Winter and Mal Leather beat Yvonne Twomey, Pete Briggs, Graham Tyrell and Chris Twomey 24-7.

Ray Puddle, Tery Humphreys, Jim Gow and Sue Waring beat Dennis Roberts, Peter Wells, Cliff Hall and David Salter 25-7.

Sue Winter, Tony Lawford, Jane Wiliams and Bob Joiner beat Bill Dowling, Dave Watson, Chris Holmes and Malcolm Brown 16-13.

John Hart, Jackie Humphreys, Tony Carey and Tom McKenna beat Tony Collett, Dave Drinkwater, Dave Allington and Bryan Ogilvie 15-10.

 

The West Oxfordshire ladies league produced another win for Central at Hanborough, despits losing on two of the three rinks. The storming 22 shot win on Caroline Campion's rink ensured Central took the overall score 52-42 and the accompanying four points.

Jenny Williams, Gill Hunt, Helen Young and Caroline Campion won 30-8.

Eloise Jones, June Bone, Mary Tee and Sue Waring lost 11-16.

Jill Hart, Sue Winter, Pam Shepherd and Carole Galletly lost 11-18.

 

With the Men's 'A' team on stand down, the Central Men's 'B' team travelled to Headington to play their high flying 'B' team. The visit was not as successful as on the two previous occasions, this time being crushed by 77shots to 46 and only managing to pick up 1 point from the 19-12 win on the rink of John Bone, Bob Wilkins, Jim Gow and Eric Trinder.

Ron Havard, Ray Puddle, Paul Humphris and Jim Pickering lost 13-18.

Dave Boneham, Graham Tilbury, Tony Smith and Tom McKenna lost 5-28.

John Hart, Bob Rogers, Keith Wiliams and Mal Leather lost 9-19.

 

Saturday and Sunday saw Central's women enjoying success in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the County Triples and Singles. 

In Saturday's Triples, held at Chipping Norton BC, Mary Tee, Pam Shepherd and Sue Waring took the morning quarter's against Jeanette Berry's Oxford City & County trio 20-11, whilst their fellow Central threesome,in the other half of the draw, Carole Galletly, Helen Young and Caroline Campion won their game against Maggie Alderson's South Oxford side 18-13.

In the afternoon semi's, Waring's team had a good win against the Oxford City & County triple skipped by Carol Gaskins, who conceded with two ends remaining.

Central's other semi finalists came up against England International, Katherine Hawes and her City & County team mates, booking a place in the final, going one shot better with an 18-12 win.

With both triples having made the finals at the end of July, the club is sure of the winner and runner-up in the Triples County Championship which is played at the end of July

 

In Sunday's singles, played at the Witney Town club, Caroline Campion had a convincing win in the morning quarter's, 21-2 against Banbury Borough's Margaret Morris. Her afternoon semi-final opponent was none other than the skip she had been victorious over in the triples, Katherine Hawes. Following on from her morning success, Caroline proceeded on her way to a final place with a 21-5 win. In the final she will meet Karen Galloway from the Oxford City & Couny club.

 

The National Championships which will start at Royal Leamington Spa at the beginning of August will feature both the Central triples and Caroline in the singles.

 

By then the nights will have started to draw in.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 18th of December 2018