In the Oxfordshire Bowls League the men's 'A' team continued their recent formwith an emphatic 5.5-.5points win away at nearby Kidlington. Keith McNeil with Chick Boyd, Andy Winter and Andy Wilkin top scored for Central with a 21-6 win.

Alan Carter, Luke Gilbert, Graham Morbey and skip Will Campion won 22-11, whilst Michael Andrew with Ian Whelpton, Ian Gilbert and Les Campion won five of the last 6 ends to come back and win 24-16. The only blemish was on the rink of Nigel Galletly with Lee Young, Nick Spencer and Bob Joiner who also staged a second half recovery to draw 18-18.


Not to be outdone, the 'B' team won their home fixture against Blackbird Leys 4-2. The lost points were down to the rinks of Eric Trinder 11-19 and Mal Leather 15-17. Jim Pickering's four won 15-13 and Tom McKenna's men grabbed the match points for Central with a resounding 23-5 victory.


In the National Mixed Over 60's Tony Allcock trophy, Central's double rink travelled down to Marlow in Buckinghamshire for the area Semi-final and came away with a 46-34 victory. Eloise JOnes, Pam Shepherd, Graham Morbey and Keith McNeil won 23-14 and Mary Tee, Brenda Havard, Nigel Galletly and Michael Andrew won 23-20. Central now play Stony STratford in the Area Final.


Central's women were still flying high last weekend, winning their County Top Club sem-final against Shiplake Village.

They received a great start by Helen Young, comfortably winning 21-7 in the singles.

The triple of Gill Hunt, Bev McNeil and Mary Tee were involved in a close game, but the 6 picked up by them on the penultimate end proved very decisive in their 20-14 win.

Eloise Jones, and Sue Waring were involved in another close tussle in the pairs but managed to hold to win 21-20.

Jenny Williams, Jane Williams, Gill Sharpe and Anne Norton were narrowly beaten 15-19 in the fours.


Witney Town will provide Central's opposition in the final which will be played at Shiplake Village on September 2nd.  

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Saturday, 17th of August 2019