BOWLS: Greyfriars v Oxford & District

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Win for visitors by four shots

Greyfriars played Oxford & District on Saturday at Oxford and despite having to play three rings and two triples (one of the Greyfriars rinks had only three players) they managed to win by four shots, 81-77. It was an excellent match and Greyfriars highest winning rink was Dave Longdon, Bill Mather and Colin Haywood, who at ten ends were up by 11 shots and they continued to hold the lead to the end.

Scores: Alan Holland, Irvine Templeton, Wilie Taylor and Graham Spencer won 20-18; Dave Longdon, Bill Mather and Colin Haywood won 22-13; Jim Rossiter, Brian Hunt, Michael Jackson and Ian Bassnett won 17-14; Mike Tansey, Arthur Waugh and Graham Archer lost 11-17; Peter Holland, Len Faulconbridge and Chris Overton lost 11-15.