COWLEY Bowls Club were defeated by Court Park 56-35 despite having home advantage in the Chiltern & Thames league meeting.
K Fisher, R Rods and S Driver were unlucky to lose their rink 19-18 while Cowley also lost the remaining two 21-6 and 16-11.
They restored some pride in a friendly between the two sides on the same day winning 47-23 overall after J Fisher, S Stone and M Webber pulled off a 33-11 rink win and the club winning the other rink 14-12.
Cowley also overcame Hayes 54-40 in a friendly winning all three rinks 20-10, 20-18 and 14-12.
And despite losing three rinks - 17-14, 22-12 and 24-13 - to Dean Park, victories of 30-5 and 32-9 in the other rinks for Cowley were enough to win 101-77 overall.