It started with the Jackson 5 and this week it was the Central 8.

Having already beaten Headington's "B" and "C" sides in the National Club Two Fours, Central completed the hat-trick on Wednesday with a 41-39 shot win against their "A" side.

 

Lee Young, Andy Wilkin, Graham Morbey and Nigel Galletly got off to a great start winning the first 5 ends to lead 11-0, but then conceded ten shots over the next 5 ends to reach the half way mark 11-10 in front. Central's other rink of Alan Carter, Bob Joiner, Keith McNeil and Will Campion up against Howard Watts' four reached the start of the eleventh end 9-7 in front, coming back fron 3-4 down after five ends. After 15 ends Central had built up a 17-12 lead on both rinks, with the pressure building on the visitors for the final stages of the match. As one would expect, Headington made a late rally, which was reduced by some great saving woods by both Central skips for the rinks to finish 20-21 and 21-18 with Galletly (fortunately) not having to play his last wood.

 

Not to be outdone by the men, Central's women continued their good form with a convincing win in the National Women's Top Club against Oxford City and County. Carole Galletly took the Singles 21-11, whilst in the pairs, Pam Shepherd and Caroline Campion nearly completed a whitewash with a 33-1 win. The triples provided another Central winning scoreline for Bev McNeil, Pat Ray and Helen Young, 14-4. The foursome of Mary Tee, Melody Sykes, Gill Sharpe and Brenda Havard just missed out on a win, drawing 12 all.

Aylesbury Town will be their host's in the next round.

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Monday, 22nd of July 2019