Oakham travelled to Keyworth to begin their defence of the OK trophy. This is the first match of four in the trophy series to be played between the two clubs during the season.
Oakham were in tremendous form on a tricky green, winning on all five rinks and taking a lead of 31 shots into the second round.
The kitty rink was skipped by Paul Murrant.
Bob Spence, Jeff Turnbull, John Rogers, Paul Murrant Won 22 – 12
David Thorne, Gale Robertson, Ray Gregory, Chris Wallis Won 24 – 17
Ray Wilkins, Peter Gleeson, Alan Jones, Denis Smith Won 19 – 12
Graham Cook, Lindsey Walters, Rod Stanley, Bob Hammond Won 20 – 17
Bob Swarbrick, Norman Coville, Rick Tarleton, Barrie Payne Won 17 – 13