Sundays fixture away to Leicester City & District Parks BA at Leicester Indoor bowls club saw the VP's return home with a 3 rinks to 2 win with a 95 - 73 scoreline.

With last years fixture being a victim to Covid it was good to be back to the welcoming Leicester club, the fast green and the superb catering.

A 27-9 highest winning rink from John Dunne,Tim Cox, Alan Rowe and Michael Morris led the charge for Oxfordshire, followed by Chairman Allan Hunt leading for the Chipping Norton indoor trio of Tony Smith, Percy Hickman and John Hurren, who after dropping a five on the fourth end collected one themselves on their way to a 26-15 win.

Bob Foster, Paul McGrath, Brian Ray and Alex Fleming were the VP's third winning rink, taking fourteen ends for a ten shot 21-11 win.

The two outside rinks saw Oxfordshire on the losing end in both games. Gerald Fountain, Roger Oliver, John McGeough and Mick Andrew, 9-5 up after ten ends dropped two fours and a two which put the Leicester foursome six shots up. The Oxfordshire foursome finished on a 13-20 scoreline.

At the other end of the green, Pat Ray, Ian Whelpton, Bernie May and Chris Cox closed the tenth end of their close game one shot down at 6-7, then dropped a single on each of the next five ends before a two brought them back to within two shots of their opponents. With the time limit only allowing another two ends to be played and the game looking to be in the bag, the Oxfordshire four became distracted by the welcoming aroma of the awaiting aftermatch meal, allowing the City & Parks rink to pick up a couple of triples to become their sides highest winning rink on 18-8.

We now move on to welcoming Northamptonshire Vice Presidents to Oxford City & County IBC next Sunday.


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Wednesday, 10th of August 2022
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