First honours to Oakham

Oakham 120 Keyworth 92

OAKHAM have gained an early advantage in the OK Trophy, winning the first match in the series of four between the two clubs.

Oakham won three of the six rinks with substantial wins on two for a lead of 28 shots going into the second match, which will be at Keyworth. Worthy of special mention were the hot shots achieved on the rink skippered by Rick Tarleton (8 shots on 1 end) and the excellent 19 shot victory by Bob Hammond’s rink.

Scores: Chris Smith, Bob Swarbrick, Gail Robertson, Bob Hammond won 26– 7; Roger Lancaster, Brian Garner, Denis Smith, Rick Tarleton won 28–12; Les Wright, Lin Walters, Alan Jones, John Rogers won 24–16; Bob Spence, Peter Ferry, Ron Smurthwaite, Chris Wallis lost 16-19; John Poulton, Robin Bickers, Gwyn Davies, Barrie Payne lost 14-18; Mervyn Jones, John Moore, Nigel Trigg, Norman Coville lost 12–20.

Greetham Ladies 55

Oakham Ladies 84

AT a fixture they always look forward to, Oakham Ladies enjoyed a decisive win against Greetham.

Oakham won on all four rinks but by the narrowest of margins on two of them.

Scores: Ann Knight, Mary Smith, Ann Preston-Bambridge won 28–12; Juliet Healey, Eileen Wright, Janet Wright won 21–19; Lyn Pollard, Brenda Lang, Beryl Birch won 20-10; Hazel Jeffrey, Rita Hall, Val Crowder won 15 – 14.

St Margaret’s Co-op 84 Oakham 105

OAKHAM men won at St Margaret’s Co-op last Saturday thanks, in the main, to the emphatic 22 shot victory on the rink skippered by Barrie Payne.

Scores: Les Wright, Ken Jennings, Lin Walters, Chris Wallis lost 12–24; Chris Smith, Roger Hale, Gail Robertson, Barrie Payne won 35–13; Mervyn Jones, David Hillier, Bob Swarbrick, Denis Smith won 14–13; Tony Flower, Jack Pearce, Graham Cook, Bob Hammond won 24–14; Derek Bury, Bill Stewart, Alan Jones, Ron Smurthwaite tied 20-20.