Saturday, 21 April 2018

Plomer Cup holders Watlington suffer setback

HENLEY narrowly lost out at home to CAVERSHAM on Saturday in a six mixed triples friendly match played in cold

HENLEY narrowly lost out at home to CAVERSHAM on Saturday in a six mixed triples friendly match played in cold and windy conditions.

Both teams won three rinks each but the visitors had the edge as they won by four shots, 106-102.

Henley’s Cliff Blakeway, David Silvester and Len Snelgrove led their triples to comfortable wins.

Scores (Henley names): M Belcher, D Woodford, L Snelgove 19-12 shots; K Lawrance, D Maybury, J Thompson 16-17; S Daniells, R Kingston, D Silvester 19-12; B Davies, N Daniells, C Blakeway 20-14; A Scott, P Hawes, Barrie Davies 15-28; H Beaumont, J Woodford, FG Powell 13-23.

HENLEY had better fortunes on Sunday when they beat THAME in their annual four mixed rink friendly by 55 shots to 50 in a game truncated to 15 ends due to the persistent drizzle.

Best performance came from skip Barrie Davies with Di Woodford at lead, Andy Scott at two and Pat Hawes at three who steadily built up a good lead whilst allowing their opponents one shot on five ends.

Scores (Henley names): R Maybury, J Cross, J Woodford, F Powell 11-19; D Woodford, A Scott, P Hawes, Barrie Davies 20-5; M Johnson, J Hawthorne, R Kingston, L Snelgrove 13-12; B Davies, A Daniels, Malcolm Johnson, D Maybury 11-14.

WATLINGTON lost out away to THAME in a mixed five rinks match by 25 shots, going down 121-98. The visitors won on two of the five rinks.

Scores (Watlington names): Anne Evins, Muriel Smith, Alan Silvey, David Byers 19-22; Claire Soden, Jackie Soden, Bill Smith, Gordon Hooker 27-25; Phill Pym, Caroline Gould, Mick Saunders, Bob Gilkes 16-26; Will Soden, Margaret Silvey, Mick Evins, Steve Gilkes 16-33; Bob Thomas, Pat White, Dave Auger, Henry Franklin 20-15.

PEPPARD opened their Plomer Cup campaign with a 95-85 victory over last year’s winners WATLINGTON last Wednesday.

Elaine Roberts had a comfortable win, but on the four remaining rinks the outcome was in doubt at the conclusion of the penultimate end, two rinks being level and with only one shot being the difference on the other two rinks. The game eventually ended with Peppard winning by three rinks to two and taking eight points to Watlington’s four.

Scores (Peppard names first): Liz Waterfall, Ron Savill, Ruth Copp, Geof Mitson 14, Claire Soden, Peter Clayton, Mick Evins, Alan Silvey 18; Sheila Maugham, Tony Hill, John Rees, David Jennings 20, Antony Squire, Caroline Gould, Jim Trimmer, David Byers 21; Jimmy McLelland, Peter Watkins, Val Rees 18, Will Soden, Anne Evins, Gordon Hooker 16; John Waterfall, Barry Smart, Diana Faulkner 19, Sid Andrews, Carol Nall, Bob Gilkes 18; Brian Evans, Bill Copp, Jean Smart, Elaine Roberts 24, Mary Trimmer, Bob Thomas, Mick Saunders, Henry Franklin 12.

UNIVERSITY OF READING ran out comfortable winners at PEPPARD on Saturday in the Manchester Unity League.

Skips Geof Mitson and David Jennings suffered narrow defeats, both losing on the very last end. Elaine Roberts’ triple had a comfortable seven shot lead with two ends to play, but then lost five shots to run out winners by two. University of Reading won the match by four rinks to one and gained 10 points to Peppard’s two.

Scores (Peppard names): David Quint, Jean Smart, Geof Mitson 15-19; Chris Mitson, John Rees, David Jennings 15-17; Bob Eldred, John Faulkner, Elaine Roberts 22-20; Maureen Richens, Barry Smart, Val Rees 10-33; John Waterfall, Peter Watkins, Diana Faulkner 11-20.

Sunday’s match between PEPPARD and WALLINGFORD was brought to a close after 12 ends due to rain with each side having won two rinks each.

Scores (Peppard names): Gordon Richens, Sue Skingsley, Albert Shepherd 11-12; Sheila Maugham, Ron Savill, David Jennings 15-6; Sherryl Quint, Liz Waterfall, Peter Watkins 6-13; John Crowley, Maureen Richens, Barry Gibbons, Bill Outram 15-12.

SHIPLAKE narrowly lost out 80-77 away to CHARLBURY last Thursday in their Oxfordshire and District League Division 2 clash.

In a match played in high winds and rain the hosts picked up four points to the visitors’ two.

Graham Kennedy’s rink slumped to a 17 shots defeat while Barry Lambourne’s four went down by two. Barrie Evans’ rink ran out comfortable winners by nine shots but the best performance for the visitors belonged to the rink skipped by Jim Bland. After five ends Bland’s rink had not scored a single shot and trailed by 10 before clawing their way back to win by seven shots.

Scores (Shiplake names): P Buckett, D Harris, D Bullock, G Kennedy 10-27; F Benham, I Robinson, L Mitton, B Lambourne 19-21; J Chamberlain, G Clinch, D Steel, B Evans 25-16; T Beaumont, M Belcher, A Melville, J Bland 23-16.

SHIPLAKE eased to a comfortable 111-48 five triples mixed friendly win at WARGRAVE last Wednesday.

Roger Pitcher’s three led the rampage, winning by 30 shots with Barry Lambourne not far behind (+19).

Other winning skips for the visitors were David Bullock (+7) and Len Mitton (+9), with captain Wendy Cross dropping six on the last two ends to lose by two.

Scores (Shiplake names): E Pelling, P Mansfield, W Cross 12-14; V Harris, J Buckett, D Bullock 20-13; M Pelling, E Orchard, L Mitton 17-8; S Stretch, A Melville, P Pitcher 36-6; S Reid, M Belcher, B Lambourne 26-7.

SHIPLAKE went down by 94 shots to 85 at home to SUTTONS on Saturday in a five rinks mixed friendly.

Howard West was the most successful skip for the villagers, winning by 10 shots. Sylvia Blackmore also won, by two shots, although losing the last five ends. Graham Kennedy (-1), Wendy Cross (-7) and Mike Lovejoy (-13) were the other skips.

Scores (Shiplake names): T Beaumont, M Belcher, D Steel, S Blackmore 19-17; P Steel, I Robinson, E Orchard, M Lovejoy 15-28; W Buss, D Lloyd, P Christmas, W Cross 13-20; V Beaumont, M Stafford, F Benham, G Kennedy 17-18; J Webb, D Taylor, H Robinson, H West 21-11.

SHIPLAKE ran out 120-85 winners at WATLINGTON in the Plomer Cup on Sunday where they won on all five rinks to secure 12 points to the hosts’ 0.

Dave Bullock led from start to finish, winning by 10 while Wendy Cross finished eight up. Phil Buckett scored a five and a six on the 17th and 18th end, to win by seven. Sylvia Blackmore’s game changed hands twice before coming home by four. Barrie Evans was 10-1 down at the sixth end but gradually closed the arrears before going ahead on the 19th to win by six.

Scores (Shiplake names first): J Webb, J Snook, H West, S Blackmore 19, M Trimmer, C Auber, A Silvey, D Auber 15; J Buckett, M Pelling, D Steel, D Bullock 29, S Evans, S Andrew, N Brown, B Gilkes 19; M West, E Pelling, P Mansfield, B Evans 24, M Silvey, A Evins, D Dyers, J Trimmer 18; E Davis, I Robinson, H Robinson, W Cross 22, M Saunders, C Evans, C Nall, G Hooker 14; S Stretch, S Reid, F Benham, P Buckett 26, J Franklin, J Woolley, M Evins, H Franklin 19.

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