Bloxham Bowls Club
Fixture Reports & News

Fixture Reports & Results for 2017 Season

Fixtures and results for 2016 season

WOMTL, Banbury Chestnuts

Bloxham’s match away to Chestnuts was a 2 all draw on rinks but Bloxham won the match with more shots, 75 to 62.   Pat Ostler’s rink lost 15-20, Alan Round lost 17-13 but Tony Gardner won 21-13 and Rob Kearvell’s rink won by 26-12.  Bloxham picked up 8 points, the other 4 going to Chestnuts.

Banbury Borough

In their regular friendly away to Banbury Borough we lost 3-1 and by 63 to 80 points.  The winning rink was Dave Morse with John Nolan, Rod Ostler and Norman Hambidge, 22-15.  Losing rinks were Ron Higgins with John Price, playing his second match since starting bowling, Doug Woodward and Brian Smith, 11-23, Tony Gardner with Ray Sopp, Des Jones and Ray Hopkins, 15-19, and Jim Lucas with Simon Wratten, John Elstob and Alan Round, 15-23.

Banbury Central

In a friendly against Banbury Central we won on 2 rinks lost on 1 and had one drawn and the shots were also drawn at 57-57.  Rob Kearvell’s rink won 16-12, Brian Smith’s lost 11-20, Alan Round’s drew 16-16 and Norman Hambidge’s lost 14-9.

League, Oxford University Press

The seasons last league match resulted in a 4-2 win for Bloxham and by 92 to 79 shots but the score was insufficient to gain promotion.  Ray Hopkins rink with Rob Kearvell, Chris Hall and John Stephens won 33-17, Ron Higgins with Ray Sopp, Doug Woodward and Norman Hambidge lost 18-20, Tony Gardner with Simon Wratten, Des Jones and Brian Smith lost 21-25 and Dave Morse with John Elstob, John Nolan and Alan Round won 20-17.

Oxford Masonic

In an afternoon game Bloxham against Oxford Masonic we won by 3-1 on the rinks but lost by 76 to 78 shots.  Alan Round’s rink won 26-17, as did Brian Smith’s by 20-18 and Ron Higgins by 22-17 but Pat Ostler’s rink lost heavily by 8-26 to give the shots win to Masonic.

League, West Oxford

In their penultimate Oxford League match Bloxham won by 96 to 61¾ shots against a weakened West Oxford team, winning on all rinks.  Tony Gardner with Brian Smith, Des Jones and Ray Hopkins won 20-15¾, Ron Higgins with Ray Sopp, Doug Woodward and Alan Miles won 31-19, Jim Lucas with Rob Kearvell, Chris Hall and John Stephens won 23-12, and Dave Morse with Norman Hambidge, John Nolan and Alan Round won 22-15. 

Hawker Cup, Middle Barton

Played at both clubs at the same time the home team of Ray Hopkins, Doug Woodward, Ron Higgins and Tony Gardner won by 6 shots but the away team of Brian Smith, Norman Hambidge, John Stephens and Dave Morse lost by 6 shots resulting in a drawn match.  As a result was required a further end was played at Bloxham which Middle Barton won by 1 shot resulting in them going through to the next round and Bloxham being knocked out.

Oxford City and County

In a new and enjoyable friendly fixture Bloxham beat OCC by  77-67, winning on 2 rinks and drawing on 2.  Ray Hopkins with Ray Sopp, Sue Miles and Brian Smith won 15-14, Ron Higgins with Linda Morse, Rod Ostler and Norman Hambidge won 21-10, Pat Ostler with Des Jones, Rob Kearvell and John Stephens drew 22-22 and Dave Morse with Ros Sopp, Doug Woodward and Alan Miles drew 19-19.

League, Woodstock

In the return match against Woodstock at Bloxham the home side won 3 rinks to 1 and by 99-69 points.  Tony Gardner with Brian Smith, Des Jones and Ray Hopkins led all the way for a solid 37-11 win.  Ron Higgins with Ray Sopp, Doug Woodward and Alan Miles won 22-18 and Dave Morse with Rob Kearvell, Alan Round and John Stephens took the deciding points on the last end winning 23-21.  Jim Lucas with Norman Hambidge, John Elstob and Alan Jones lost 17-19 on the last end.

WOMTL, Witney Town Blues

Bloxhams home WOMTL match against Witney Town Blues resulted in a loss on all four rinks and by 66 points to 95.  Brian Smith, Anne Kearvell and Rod Ostler lost 21-22 on the last end, Tony Gardner, Hilary Thomas and Rob Kearvell lost 13-19, Jim Lucas, Doug Woodward and Norma Gardner lost 21-24, and Pat Ostler, Des Jones and John Stephens lost 11-30.

WOMTL, Burford

Bloxhams home WOMTL match against Burford gave them a 3-1 win by 71 points to 65.  Winning rinks were Tony Gardner, Sue Miles and John Stephens 20-15, winning on the last 4 ends, Alan Miles, Rob Kearvell and Linda Morse 16-14, and Ray Hopkins, Hilary Thomas and Brian Smith 17-16 winning on the last end.  Dave Morse Anne Kearvell and Norma Gardner lost 18-20 on the last end.

League, Blackbird Leys

In their return league match, Bloxham at home, beat Blackbird Leys by 3 rinks to one and by 81-69, reversing the away result.  Winning rinks were Jim Lucas with Norman Hambidge, John Elstob and Alan Jones, 19-16, Dave Morse with Rob Kearvell, Chris Hall and John Stephens, 23-10, and Ron Higgins with Ray Sopp, Simon Wratten and Alan Miles, 26-19.  Tony Gardner’s rink with Brian Smith, Des Jones and Ray Hopkins lost 13-24.

League, Chadlington

Bloxham playing away to league leaders Chadlington drew 2 rinks all but lost on points by 66 to 74. Winning rinks were Ron Higgins with Ray Sopp, Doug Woodward and Alan Round who won 18-17 on the last end, and Jim Lucas with Norman Hambidge, John Elstob and Alan Jones by 21-15.  Losing rinks were Tony Gardner with Rob Kearvell, Des Jones and Alan Miles by 14-23 and Ray Hopkins with Brian Smith, Bob Ottway and John Stephens by 13-19.

Adderbury

Bloxham’s return friendly at Adderbury was a reversal of their home fixture with a 72-68 win and by 3 rinks to one.  Jim Lucas with Anne Kearvell, Rod Ostler and Bob Ottway won 23-15, Pat Ostler with Rob Kearvell, John Elstob and John Stephens won 22-18 and Ray Hopkins with Ros Sopp, Doug Woodward and Simon Wratten won 15-14, with the losing rink being Alan Miles with Ray Sopp, Sue Miles and Brian Smith by 12-21.

League, South Oxford

Bloxham’s league match away to South Oxford was a 3-1 rinks win and a points win of 81-75. Ray Hopkins rink with Rob Kearvell, Des Jones and Alan Miles led throughout to win 26-17, whilst Jim Lucas with Norman Hambidge, Simon Wratten and Alan Jones won 19-18 and Ron Higgins with Ray Sopp Doug Woodward and Alan Round won 20-18 gaining the lead for the last four rounds.  Dave Morse with John Nolan, Brian Smith and John Stephens lost 16-22.

Hanborough

Bloxham’s friendly match away to Hanborough gave them a 3-1 rink win and by 78-62. Alan Miles with Ray Sopp, Annie Roy-Barker and Rob Kearvell won 21-10, Brian Smith with Ros Sopp, Des Jones and John Stephens won 20-13, whilst Dave Morse with Hilary Thomas, Doug Woodward and Sue Miles lost 20-25 on the last end after leading for most of the game, and Ray Hopkins, Linda Morse, John Nolan and Bob Ottway won 17-14

League, OUP

Bloxham’s home match with OUP resulted in a draw at 2 rinks each but an overall win for Bloxham by 88 points to 65. Dave Morse’s team with John Nolan, Chris Hall and Brian Smith led the way with a convincing 32-5 win, but subsequent matches were much closer. Ron Higgins with John Elstob, Bob Ottway and Alan Round were the other Bloxham winning rink by 20-19 whilst the rinks of Tony Gardner, with Rob Kearvell, Des Jones and Alan Miles lost 17-20 and Jim Lucas with Ray Sopp, Simon Wratten and Alan Jones lost 19-21.

WOMTL, Charlbury

The home match with Charlbury gave Bloxham a 3 rinks to 1 win and a shot win of 76 to 66, giving Bloxham 10 points and Charlbury 2. Brian Smiths rink with Doug Woodward and Norma Gardner lost 14-19, Dave Morse’s rink with Sue Miles and John Stephens won 19-18, Tony Gardner’s rink with Hilary Thomas and Alan Round won 25-14, and Alan Miles rink with Linda Morse and Des Jones won 18-15.

League, West Oxford

The away game at West Oxford was curtailed by the weather so the result was 3 points each.

Little Compton

In their mixed home friendly with Little Compton on Saturday Bloxham drew 2 rinks all but won 83-59 on shots.  Ray Hopkins rink with Ray Sopp, Sue Miles and John Stephens had a good win 31-6, and Tony Gardner with Linda Morse, Norman Hambidge and Alan Miles won 22-19.  Norma Gardner’s rink with Hilary Thomas, Doug Woodward and Brian Smith despite leading all match lost on the last end 14-16, and Dave Morse with Ros Sopp, Simon Wratten and Bob Ottway lost 16-18 in a close match.

League, Woodstock

In their away game to Woodstock Bloxham lost on all four rinks with a total score of 51-83. Dave Morse with Norman Hambidge, Simon Wratten and Alan Miles lost 13-19, Jim Lucas with Ray Sopp, Bob Ottway and Alan Round lost 13-15,, Tony Gardner with Brian Smith, Des Jones and Ray Hopkins lost 17-26 and Ron Higgins with John Elstob, Doug Woodward and John Stephens lost 8-23.

League, Blackbird Leys

Bloxham lost their away game to Blackbird Leys 1 rink to 3 and by 60 shots to 81.  The winning Bloxham rink was led by Tony Gardner with Brian Smith, Rob Kearvell and Ray Hopkins winning 26 to 15.  The other rinks were Dave Morse with Chris Hall, John Nolan and Alan Miles losing 15-25, Jim Lucas with Ray Sopp, Des Jones and Alan Round losing 10-20 and John Stephens with John Elstob, Doug Woodward and Norman Hambidge losing 9-21.

WOMT, Witney Aces

Bloxham’s away game to Witney Aces resulted in a 43 to 104 shot loss with Witney gaining 12 maximum league points.  Alan Miles team with Ros Sopp and Rob Kearvel lost 5-28, Brian Smith with Chris Hall and Sue Miles lost 15-19, Doug Woodwards team with Anne Kearvell and Des Jones lost by one shot, 18-19, and John Stephens rink with Ray Sopp and Hilary Thomas lost 5-38.  

WOMT, Woodstock

Bloxham played Woodstock away in their first WOMTL match and only won on one rink, that was John Stephens with Doug Woodward and Hilary Thomas by 22-14. Alan Miles’s rink with Anne Kearvel and Rod Ostler lost 15-19, Ray Hopkins with Rob Kearvel and Norma Gardner lost 9-21 and Brian Smith with Ray Sopp and Sue Miles lost 10-26, with an overall loss of 56 to 80. 

League, Chadlington

Bloxhams league match at home against Chadlington resulted in a 4 rinks to nil win for the home side.  Dave Morse’s rink with Norman Hambidge, John Nolan and Alan Miles won 26-12, Ron Higgins rink with John Elstob, Doug Woodward and John Stephens won 25-16, Jim Lucas’s rink with Ray Sopp, Des Jones and Alan Round won 22-18, and Tony Gardners rink with Brian Smith, Rob Kearvell and Ray Hopkins won 26-14.

League, South Oxford

Bloxhams first league match of the season gave them a 3-1 win by 74 – 69.  Alan Rounds rink with Ray Sopp, Peter Wood, and Bob Ottway lost 12-24 but there were wins for John Stephens with John Elstob, Doug Woodward and Ron Higgins by 20-15, Dave Morse with Norman Hambidge, Simon Wratten and Alan Miles by 21-17 and Tony Gardner with Rob Kearvell, Des Jones and Ray Hopkins by 21-13.

Adderbury

In their second match of the season at home to Adderbury Bloxham drew 2 all on the rinks but lost on points 50 – 60. Winning rinks were Tony Gardner’s with Sue Miles, John Nolan and Norman Hambidge at 14-9, and  Norma Gardner’s rink of Ray Sopp, Des Jones and Alan Miles at 13-12.  Jim Lucas with John Viggers, Anne Kearvell and Simon Wratten lost 14-15 and Ray Hopkins with Ros Sopp, Doug Woodward and Rob Kearvell lost 9-24.

Charlbury

Bloxham’s first match of the season, a friendly at Charlbury on Sunday, saw a disappointing 4 – 0 defeat by 47 – 83.  Tony Gardner’s rink with, Doug Woodward and Linda Morse lost by a single point at 19 - 20.  Ron Higgins with John Elstob & Norman Hambidge lost 11-17, Norma Gardner with Rob Kearvell &  Alan Miles lost 8 – 26, and Dave Morse with Sue Miles & Simon Wratten lost  9 - 20.

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