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Aug 10  DOWN BUT WE PUT UP A FIGHT

Adderbury will be playing in Division Three of the Oxford and District Bowls League next season after the fight against relegation from Division Two ended at Witney Mills.

We needed three points to stay up but were beaten 0-6 by our promotion-seeking opponents.

Our late season revival meant there was something to fight for going to the last match but The Mills were too strong.

The shots score was 58-86 to the Millers.

Phil Gladden with Chris Holmes, Graham Tyrrell and Phil French did best losing 19-22; with Mick Jelfs’ rink of Paul Jelfs, Rod Head and Bryan Ogilvie going down 12-19.

Ted Eley with Dave Allington, Dave Watson and Malcolm Brown were beaten 11-20; and Tom Clarke, with Steve Millard, John Hermon and Cliff Hall lost 16-25.

 

August 3  THREE POINTS TO STAY  UP                  

Adderbury’s remarkable bid to avoid relegation from Division Two of the Oxford and District Bowls League continued with a 5-1 victory over second-in-the-table Witney Town.

We need three points from the last match of the season – away to promotion-chasers Witney Mills – to stay up and send Chipping Norton down.

Chippy have slumped to second bottom in the table after picking up just three points from their last three matches. They have completed their fixtures and have an inferior shots difference to Adderbury.

Against Witney, Phil Gladden with Chris Holmes, Graham Tyrrell and Phil French won 32-15; and Ted Eley with Dave Allington, Dave Watson and Malcolm Brown took a 22-10 victory.

Tom Clark’s rink of Steve Millard, John Hermon and Cliff Hall eased home 24-17; but Bryan Ogilvie with Paul Jelfs, Rod Head and Mick Jelfs lost 15-24.

 

July 29  MATCH CANCELLED BY WEST WITNEY

 

July 27  STILL HOPE IN RELEGATION BATTLE

Adderbury are fighting for survival in the Oxford and District Bowls League Division Two after looking relegation certs a few weeks ago.

We picked up two more valuable points at Kidlington and are now five points behind relegation rivals Shiplake who didn’t play this week.

With both sides having two games left Adderbury must keep collecting points and hope Shiplake suffer heavy defeats.

At Kidlington Tom Clark with Steve Millard, Chris Holmes and Cliff Hall scored a four-shot victory 17-13; and Ted Eley with Dave Allington, Dave Watson and Malcolm Brown won 16-15.

Bryan Ogilvie’s rink of Paul Jelfs, Rod Head and Mick Jelfs went down 18-27; and Phil Gladden with Nigel Eley, Graham Tyrrell and Phil French lost 10-24.

 

PHIL IN THE SEMI-FINALS

Phil Gladden reached the semi-finals of the Allison Cup beating Witney Town’s Tim Ludlow 21-18 in the quarter finals.

The semis and the final will be played at Witney on Sunday August 6. Phil won the prestigious county competition in 2014.

Two other Adderbury bowlers reached the last eight but Dave Allington lost 15-21 to Brian Smith of Witney Town – and Mick Jelfs went down 14-21 to Banbury Central’s Ian Gilbert.

 

July 22   WOODFORD CUM SECOND

Adderbury ran riot at Woodford cum Membris in a four-rink club match – winning on all rinks and securing a 78-49 overall victory.

The top Adderbury rink was skipped by Chris Twomey who with Dave Allington, Tony Collett and Peter Miller won 21-10.

Bryan Ogilvie with Terry Mold, Dave Drinkwater and Roy Dickson claimed a 20-12 victory; Tom Clark’s rink of Yvonne Twomey, Gordon Sumner and Trevor Stevens finished 23-16 up; and Ted Eley with Dennis Roberts, John Holt and Dave Watson completed the whitewash 14-10.

 

July 20  WIN BOOSTS SURVIVAL HOPES

Adderbury kept their league survival hopes alive with a 5-1 points win over second-from-the-bottom Shiplake.

Adderbury are now eight points behind Shiplake but have a game in hand and with three games to play could still avoid the drop from Division Two of the Oxford and District Bowls League.

Against Shiplake, Mick Jelf’s rink of Paul Jelfs, Rod Head and Chris Holmes set up the victory with a 26-9 win; and Phil Gladden with Roy Dickson, Dave Watson and Phil French finished 19-13 ahead.

Ted Eley with Dave Allington, Dennis Roberts and Malcolm Brown won 17-16; but Tom Clark with Steve Millard, Peter Briggs and Cliff Hall lost 15-24.

The shots total was 77-62.

 

July 15   HANBOROUGH FAIL FRENCH TEST

Adderbury scored a two-shot victory over Long Hanborough in Saturday’s club match at Twyford Gardens. Playing three rinks and one triple the final score was 66-64 to the home side.

Phil French’s rink of Dennis Roberts, Les Smith and Gordon Sumner made sure of victory with a magnificent 24-9 win; and Mick Jelfs with Roy Dickson and Ged Sutton won the triple 15-14.

Dave Allington’s rink of Terry Mold, Steve Goodenough and Dave Watson went down 13-15; and Chris Holmes with George Sainsbury, John Holt and Graham Cheatham lost 14-26.

 

July 8  CLOBBERED AT KINETON

Adderbury were beaten 79-113 at Kineton in Saturday’s five-rink club match.

Club captain Bryan Ogilvie led from the front and skipped Adderbury’s only winning rink and with Dennis Roberts, Nobby Hortin and Tony Collett took a 21-20 victory.

George Sainsbury with Yvonne Twomey, Graham Cheatham and Roy Dickson went down 16-18; Dave Allington’s rink of Gordon Sumner, Steve Goodenough and Graham Tyrrell lost 15-18; Mick Jelfs with Les Smith, Bill Dowling and Trevor Stevens finished 11-23 down; and Chris Twomey with Terry Mold, Dave Drinkwater and John Hermon took a 16-32 beating.

 

July 6.  RELEGATION WORRIES AFTER CHIPPY DEFEAT

Adderbury’s relegation worries deepened with an 82-89 defeat at Chipping Norton in the Oxford and District Bowls League Division Two.

We picked up a single point and with four matches left are rooted at the bottom of the table. 

At Chippy, Adderbury looked the likely winners with a few ends to play but we dropped shots on all rinks as the home side rallied to grab victory.

Tom Clark with Steve Millard, John Hermon and Cliff Hall made sure of a point with a 33-15 win; but Bryan Ogilvie with Paul Jelfs, Rod Head and Mick Jelfs went down 19-24.

Ted Eley’s rink of Dave Allington, Dave Watson and Chris Holmes were beaten 18-26; and Phil Gladden with Roy Dickson, Graham Tyrrell and Nigel Eley lost 12-24.

 

July 4.  WE SPOIL BLOXHAM'S PARTY

Bloxham Bowls Club celebrated its 60th anniversary with a match against their first-ever opponents, Adderbury.

That first fixture in 1957 was the start of local derbies that have been played annually ever since.

Adderbury spoiled Bloxham’s party on Tuesday running out comfortable 87-68 winners.

For Adderbury, Joe Wright with Bryan Ogilvie, Martin Barnard and Roger Castle won 28-12; Cliff Hall with George Sainsbury, Dave Watson and Pete Griffin scored a 22-13 victory; Tom Clark’s rink of Bill Dowling, Roy Dickson and Nigel Eley squeezed home 23-22; but Chris Holmes  with Gordon Sumner, Tony Collett and Rod Head lost 14-21.

 

July 1.  OLD HEADS PREVENT WHITEWASH

Old heads and experience prevented Adderbury from suffering a whitewash at West Witney.

George Sainsbury skipped the foursome that gave Adderbury one winning rink from five – but the overall score of 79-119 showed the Witney club’s superiority.

George Sainsbury with Terry Mold, Les Smith and John Herman won 27-12; but Bryan Ogilvie with Yvonne Twomey, Dave Drinkwater and Bill Dowling went down 13-24; and Chris Twomey’s rink of Tony Collett, John Holt and  Peter Miller were beaten 18-24.

Dave Allington with Gordon Sumner, Roy Dickson and Graham Tyrrell lost 15-20; and Paul Jelfs with Peter Wells, Barry Timms and Roger Castle were mauled 6-41.

 

June 24.  TUCKED UP BY THE BLANKET PEOPLE

Adderbury were tucked up twice in three days by Witney Mills – in the league on Thursday and again in this Saturday friendly.

The Millers, originally the team of Early's Witney Blanket Company, won three of the five rinks in the weekend fixture with Adderbury winning one and the other being drawn.

The Saturday score was Adderbury 99 Witney Mills 109.

Bryan Ogilvie with Terry Mold, Les Smith and John Hermon won 23-17; Tom Clarke with Peter Wells, John Holt and Nigel Eley drew 23-23; and Malcolm Wigram with Rod Head, Frank Wigram and Pete Griffin went down 23-24.

George Sainsbury with Yvonne Twomey, Martin Barnard and Mick Jelfs were beaten 19-24; and Chris Twomey with Dennis Roberts, Bill Dowling and Peter Miller lost 11-21.

 

June 22.  ANOTHER POINT BUT WE FADE LATE ON

Adderbury picked up a single point in their home match against Witney Mills in the Oxford and District Bowls League Division Two.

The villagers were disappointed with the final score of 67-87 after being level pegging at the halfway stage. But the Millers finished strongly to take the lion’s share of the points.

Ted Eley with Dave Allington, Dave Watson and Malcolm Brown secured the point with a 20-17 victory; but Phil Gladden with Graham Tyrrell, Malcolm Wigram and Nigel Eley went down 15-22.

Bryan Ogilvie’s rink of Paul Jelfs, Rod Head and Mick Jelfs were beaten 15-22; and Tom Clarke with Steve Millard, Dave Drinkwater, and Cliff Hall lost 16-26.

 

June 15 - PHIL’S RINK POINTS THE WAY

Adderbury picked up a valuable point in their Oxford and District Bowls League Division Two match at Witney Town.

Phil Gladden’s rink rampaged to a 28-11 victory but our three other rinks couldn’t produce the goods and all lost. The final score was Adderbury 70 - Witney Town 90.

Rink scores were Phil Gladden with Graham Tyrrell, Steve Millard and Nigel Eley won 28-11; Tom Clarke with Chris Holmes, John Herman and Cliff Hall went down 18-26; Bryan Ogilvie’s rink of Paul Jelfs, Rod Head and Mick Jelfs lost 13-24; and Ted Eley with Dave Allington, Dave Watson and Malcolm Brown were beaten 11-29.

 

May 8 - TOUGH AGAINST TOP CLUB

Adderbury found it hard going against top-of-the-table Kidlington in Division Two of the Oxford and District Bowls League.

Playing at home, Adderbury went down on all four rinks with the overall score 64-89.

Cliff Hall with Steve Millard, John Herman and Chris Holmes lost by one shot 15-16; Ted Eley with Roy Dickson, Peter Briggs and Dave Allington were beaten 19-26; Phil Gladden’s rink of Graham Tyrrell, Steve Goodenough and Nigel Eley took a 15-23 hit; and Bryan Ogilvie with Rod Head, Paul Jelfs and Mick Jelfs lost 15-24.