AFTER a complete turn-around in fortunes, Oxfordshire trounced Sussex

142-91 in their Middleton Cup match at Popes Mead.

Following their 141-77 defeat at home to Kent in their first outing, Oxon hit back in style to go second in the South B table.

After five ends, the visitors had established a 32-shot advantage thanks in no small part to the 16-0 lead attained by Ian Snowdon’s rink.

The pattern continued throughout the match as Oxon secured five comfortable rink victories.

A 100-game badge was presented to Headington’s Ian Henwood (Headington BC).

Oxfordshire will be hoping to maintain their winning form, when they play Surrey at Oxford City & County on Saturday, June 23.

Sussex 92 (2pts), Oxon 142 (20)

(Oxon scores)

Rink 1: A Kernish, D Leighfield, AJ Docherty & I Snowdon won 37-10.

Rink 2: A Carter, P Robbins, K Alder & B Sparkes won 23-14.

Rink 3: J Bland, P Mabbutt, N Lewis & P Sharman lost 27-14.

Rink 4: S Watts, P Skidmore, G May & M Charlett won 22-13.

Rink 5: S Witcombe, W Campion, S Cooper & R Gaskins won 22-9.

Rink 6: M Nash, P Comley, I Henwood & N Rae-Welsh won 24-18.

Oxfordshire completed a successful weekend with 41-29 victory over the Isle Wight in the Balcomb Trophy at Headington to qualify for the regional finals at Bromley on Sunday, June 24.

Mark Charlett’s rink trailed early on but then took control to lead by 16 after 18 ends.

Defeats on the final three ends left them winning by 11.

On the other rink, Nick Rae-Welsh took the final end for a one-shot success.

Oxon 41, Isle of Wight 29

(Oxon rink scores)

Rink 1: R Gaskins, S Cooper, I Henwood & N Rae-Welsh won 16-15.

Rink 2: P Sharman, N Lewis, A J Docherty & M Charlett won 25-14.

Chipping Norton’s Percy Hickman and Paul Killackey were awarded colts badges after helping Oxfordshire BA defeat Oxfordshire Ladies 116-100 on their home rink.

Oxfordshire tasted defeat when they lost 107-97 to Leicestershire in a friendly at Bicester.

Mick Morris (Banbury Borough) and Nigel Satchell (Kidlington) were awarded 50-game badges.

Oxon 97 Leicestershire 107

(Oxon rink scores)

Rink 1: A Carter, D Byers, L Days & K Williams lost 23-18.

Rink 2: M Cameron, L Eltringham, J Benfield & A Wase lost 16-15.

Rink 3: A Hunt, E Dorling, J McGeough & M Andrew lost 19-18.

Rink 4: R Slater, C Haley, B Clarke & I Whelpton lost 19-15.

Rink 5: S Tolhurst, N Satchell, D Wedge & M Morris lost 15-13.

Rink 6: P Demczak, J Timms, T Gripe & A Ley won 18-15.