Central's women had three pairings involved in this weekend's County Pairs Quarter and Semi-finals which were held on Saturday at the Thame bowling club. In their morning quarter-final, the pairing of Mo Cox and Sue Waring came up against a strong duo from the City & County club who had previously lifted the National Pairs title and proved to be too strong for them. The other two pairs representing the club were unfortunately drawn against each other in their quarter and in a closely fought contest, Carole Galletly and Caroline Campion came out on top against Eloise Jones and Pam Shepherd winning 17-9. In their semi-final Carole and Caroline had a comfortable 27-3 win against the Under 25 Watlington pairing of Katie Glenn and Emma Gilkes who had reached the semi-final after making a tremendous fight back in their quarter, forcing and extra end which they went on to win. 

Caroline has now qualified for four County finals and thereby four visits to Leamington in August. 


The Men's County finals took place on Sunday at the West Witney club with Central having representation in the Fours with Alan Carter, Les Campion, Keith McNeil and Will Campion. Their opponents, playing on their home green, were Bradley Squires, Harvey Alder, David Leighfield and Kevin Alder who always had the edge, eventually winning 21-11.

The Central lads now look forward to their visit to the Natonal's finals at Leamington after the ladies have completed their endeavours.


This year, for the first time, all four members of the Campion family will be representing their County at Leamington with father and son Les and Will Campion having qualified for the Men's Fours, whilst Caroline Campion and daughter Helen Young will be contesting the Women's Fours and Triples.


We wish every success to all the Central bowlers who will be making their way to Leamington. Check the dates and go and support them.


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Saturday, 17th of August 2019