Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Hosts make home advantage tell

SHIPLAKE defeated visitors BANBURY CENTRAL in Division 1 of the Oxford and District League on Thursday of last week by 79 shots to 74. The hosts picked up five points to the visitors’ one.

The rink of Trevor Beaumont got away to a flier and led 11-0 after six ends but the visitors came back strongly. However, a five on the 18th end ensured victory to the hosts.

Barrie Evans’ rink, playing against the county president, put 12 on the board after seven ends, and despite a lull in the middle of the game ran out easy winners by nine shots.

Barry Lambourne’s rink suffered two six shots against ends during their tie, but showed enough class to shrug these off to win by six.

It was a night to forget for Jim Bland’s four who went down 29-13.

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