Report from county match v Worcestershire (19 Feb 2017, Oxford BC)

As John Williams says, a big result for the county and a welcome return to form.  Our A team won by 54 IMPs (14-6 VPs), the B by 237 (20-0) and the C by 82 (15-5) though this last result still awaits the outcome of an appeal which could reduce the margin of victory. John's report appears here. The teams were:

 A-teamB-teamC-team

Emily Middleton

& Nick Smith

Michael Robinson

& Steve Noble

Helen Lawton-Smith

& John Slater

David Patterson

& Brian Geary

Sandra Claridge

& John Williams

David Stead

& David Flower

Alan Wilson

& Chris Cooper

Diana Nettleton

& Chris Wilson

Gillian Lonsdale

& Nigel Wilkes

Mary-Ann Sheehy

& Chris Whitehouse

Michiel Cottaar

& Peter Litchfield

Dinah Lintott

& Andrew Lintott

Results from county match v Gloucestershire (15 Jan 2017, Cheltenham BC, 2.30)

In the first county match of 2017, our A-team lost 7-13, our B-team lost 6-14 and our C-team lost 5-15.  A report by John Williams appears here. The teams were as follows:

 A-teamB-teamC-team

David Patterson

& Brian Geary

Emily Middleton

& Nick Smith

Helen Lawton-Smith

& John Slater

Michael Robinson

& Robert Procter

Dinah Lintott

& Andrew Lintott

Gillian Lonsdale

& Colin Jones

Ian Angus

& Aleks Lishkov

Diana Nettleton

& Matthew Covill

Michiel Cottaar

& Peter Litchfield

Steve Noble

& Alan Wilson

John Williams

& Chris WIlson

Christopher Whitehouse

& Krys Kazmierczak

Reserves
None

 

 

Sunday 11 December 2016 - Results v Warwickshire

In the fourth match of the 2016-17 season, we were at home against Warks on Sun Dec 11th, but all three Oxon teams lost, the A-team by 7-13, the B-team by 2-18 and the C-team by 6-14.  A report by John Williams appears here. The Oxon teams were as follows:

 A-teamB-teamC-team

Aleks Lishkov

& Chris Wilson

Liza Furnival

& Nigel Birks

Helen Lawton-Smith

& John Slater

Michael Robinson

& Robert Procter

Christopher Whitehouse

& Mary-Ann Sheehy

Gillian Lonsdale

& Colin Jones

Diana Nettleton

& Matthew Covill

Sandra Claridge

& John Williams

Michiel Cottaar

& Emily Middleton

Nick Smith

& Alan Wilson

David Patterson

& Brian Geary

Krys Kazmierczak

& John Deech

Reserves
None

Sunday 13 November 2016 - Result v Staffs & Shrops

For the third match of the 2016-17 season, we were away to Staffs & Shrops in Wolverhampton. Our A-team won 12-18, our B-team won 18-2 and our C-team won 19-1. An entertaining report by John Williams appears here, for which many thanks.  These were the teams:

 A-teamB-teamC-team

Diana Nettleton

& Matthew Covill

Lorna Swadling

& Tim Dickinson

Helen Lawton-Smith

& John Slater

Michael Robinson

& Robert Procter

Christopher Whitehouse

& Mary-Ann Sheehy

David Flower

& David Stead

Kathy Talbot

& Denis Talbot

Chris Wilson

& John Williams

Michiel Cottaar

& Peter Litchfield

Nick Smith

& Alan Wilson

David Patterson

& Brian Geary

Liza Furnival

& Nigel Birks

Reserves
None

 

Sunday 9 October 2016 - Result v Nottinghamshire

The second match of the 2016-17 season, against Notts on Sun Oct 9th, resulted in a 6-14 defeat for our A-team but wins for the B and C-teams, by 16-4 and 15-5 respectively. A self-effacing match report from John Williams appears here . The selected teams were as follows:

 A-teamB-teamC-team

Ed Jones

& Chris Cooper

Dinah Lintott

& Andrew Lintott

Liza Furnival

& Nigel Birks

Diana Nettleton

& Matthew Covill

Christopher Whitehouse

& Mary-Ann Sheehy

Gillian Lonsdale

& Colin Jones

John Williams

& Chris Wilson

Lorna Swadling

& Tim Dickinson

Michiel Cottaar

& Peter Litchfield

Nick Smith

& Alan Wilson

David Patterson

& Brian Geary

Sandra Nicholson

& Krys Kazmierczak

Reserves
None

Sunday 11 September 2016 - Result v Leicestershire

The first match of the 2016-17 season  was away against Leics on Sun Sept 11th in sunny Loughborough. The A team recovered from a slightly negative first half to split the VPs 10-10, the B team gradually pulled away to win 15-5, and the C team saw their narrow half-time lead overturned to lose 8-12.  A match report from John Williams appears here. The teams were:

   

Nick Smith

& Robert Procter

Helen Lawton-Smith

& John Slater

Lorna Swadling

& Tim Dickinson

Dinah Lintott

& Andrew Lintott

Christopher Whitehouse

& Mary-Ann Sheehy

John Briggs

& John Deech

John Williams

& Chris Wilson

Diana Nettleton

& Matthew Covill

Simon Harrison

& Hugo Huggett

Chris Cooper

& Alan Wilson

Nigel Wilkes

& Gillian Lonsdale

Sandra Nicholson

& Krys Kazmierczak

Reserves
We should be so lucky!

 

 

National Inter-County Finals - Oxfordshire C finishes 2nd behind Herts

As Markham Trophy winners for 2015-16, Oxfordshire's C-team qualified to represent the Midlands in the end-of-season National Inter-County League Finals in Coventry on Sunday 10 July. The team finished 2nd out of 5, a score of 48 VPs not being enough to overhaul Herts. Thanks ar edue to John Slater for supplying the match report to be found here. These players represented the county:  

Helen Lawton-Smith/John Slater (capt)

Liza Furnival/Nigel Birks

Emily Middleton/Michiel Cottaar

Jo Murray/Colin Jones 

Sunday 3 April 2016 - Away v Worcestershire

The final match of the 2015-16 season saw the County C-team claim the Markham Trophy with a handsome 18-2 victory over their closest rivals Worcestershire. They finished 22 VPS clear of the rest of the division and will represent the Midlands in the National Finals this summer.  The A-team lost 6-14 to slip to a disappointing 6th in the Dawes League title and the B-team were nudged all the way down to 4th by a 7-13 defeat. John Williams's match report appears here. . The following teams played:

A TeamB TeamC Team

Michael Robinson

& Robert Procter

Emily Middleton

& Nick Smith

Peter Litchfield

& Michiel Cottaar

Kathy Talbot

& Denis Talbot

Sandra Claridge

& John Williams

Christopher Whitehouse

& David Patterson

Beryl Kerr

& Chris Kerr

Diana Nettleton

& Chris Cooper

Loran Swadling

& Tim Dickinson

Chris Wilson

& Aleks Lishkov

Nigel Birks

& Liza Furnival

Jo Murray

& Colin Jones

Reserves
TBC
Mon Jan 08 @11:00 - 15:30
Seniors Pairs
Sun Jan 14 @14:00 - 19:00
Dawes League v Worcs (Away)
Sun Jan 28 @14:00 - 19:00
County Pairs
Sun Feb 04 @13:30 - 19:00
Abingdon BC Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Sun Feb 11 @14:00 - 19:00
Harwell Cup
Mon Feb 12 @11:00 - 15:30
Seniors Pairs