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John Radley Memorial Shield

A very successful JR Memorial Shield competition was held on Sunday 9 June and even the weather was kind to us.
It was a competitive afternoon of games played in a very enjoyable atmosphere. 
There were 10 teams taking part, Adderbury put in 2 rinks and the other 8 teams were Banbury Borough, Banbury Chestnuts, Bloxham, Byfield, Middle Barton, Woodford, Shipston on Stour and Teddington.
The competition was 5 games of 5 ends against a different opposition on 5 different rinks, the winner being the team with the most shots over the 5 games.
The winning team being Shipston on Stour, who amassed a total of 37 shots, Adderbury 'A' were second with 29 shots and third were Middle Barton with 27.  Bryan's rink was the strongest, holding everyone else up with a mere 16 shots, albeit they did win 2 of their 5 games.
Each rink paid an entry fee of £20, making a total of £200, which was presented to JR's family who will be donating it to a Leukemia Research charity.
The shield was presented to the winning team by some of JR's family and our President Mick.
The afternoon was a great success and all teams have intimated their desire to take part next year.
Pictures of the days events are now in the Gallery
 

Shipston on Stour winners with some of JRs family