SHIPLAKE got their new season off to a winning start with an 89-64 victory over Bracknell side GREAT HOLLANDS in a mixed friendly five triples match on Saturday at Memorial Avenue.
Mick Lovejoy’s triple managed to pull away by four while Howard West’s rink lost by 15. Captain Graham Clinch won by 12 shots.
Barrie Evans’ triple won by 18 shots while Roger Pitcher shared the ends won but scored better to win by two.
Scores (Shiplake names): V Harris, M West, M Lovejoy 15-11; J Buckett, J Stafford, H West 15-30; W Buss, M Cranstoun, G Clinch 24-8; A Main, P Buckett, B Evans 23-5; S Cranstoun, P Main, R Pitcher 12-14.
On Sunday SHIPLAKE lost out 91-85 at home to ROYAL HOUSEHOLD in a five rink mixed friendly.