Monday, 23 April 2018

Harwell’s triple triumphs at club’s annual gala day

HENLEY welcomed teams from Oxfordshire and adjoining counties Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to play in their annual gala on Sunday.

HENLEY welcomed teams from Oxfordshire and adjoining counties Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to play in their annual gala on Sunday.

Bowlers competed for the Mixed Triples Shield with prizes sponsored by A B Walker & Sons Ltd.

Six hours of bowling in two groups of round robin matches resulted in Harwell and Wargrave winning their groups.

In the six end final the Harwell triple ran out winners.

The club welcomed the Mayor of Henley, Stefan Gawrysiak, as patron of the club, and he presented the winners with the Shield.

Last Wednesday HENLEY ran out 86-78 winners away to BURGHFIELD in a five mixed triples Manchester Unity League match. The visitors picked up eight points to the hosts’ four.

Skip David Silvester’s triple with Rosemary Maybury at lead and Andy Scott at two, winning by eight shots, was the difference in the final score as each club won a further rink by one shot and lost another by three.

Scores (Henley names): B Davies, D Burdon, L Snelgrove 15-18; R Maybury, A Scott, D Silvester 23-15; F Powell, S Daniells, M Robins 13-14; D Maybury, B Bishop, Barrie Davies 16-13; R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 19-18.

HENLEY LADIES ran out narrow winners at home to WOKINGHAM LADIES despite losing two of the three triples played.

Angelica Crisa, leading for Henley, was in good form with Hilary Beaumont at two and Brenda Bishop skipping. At halfway the home team were 13-6 ahead but then found themselves level at 16-16 on the 17th end. The visitors won the rink with one more shot.

Janet Thompson’s rink were ahead for eight ends before Wokingham scored four and became level at the 14th end. Henley dropped a five to lose the rink 19-17.

Val Beaumont’s rink with Rosemary Maybury leading and Di Woodford at two started out with a four and never looked back as they won 19-11.

PEPPARD ran out winners by 11 shots at home to HENLEY GENTS in a four-triples friendly fixture.

On rink three skip David Jennings had a runaway victory, allowing the visitors to score on only two ends. The other teams were more evenly matched, each side had two winning rinks.

Scores (Peppard names first): John Waterfall, Tony Hill, Albert Shepherd 14, Colin Ward, Malcolm Johnson, Frank Powell 21; Brian Borsberry, Bill Outram, John Rees 11, Jim Woodford, Andy Scott, Barry Davies 26; Barry Gibbons, Brian Evans, David Jennings 27, John Cross, Richard Kingston, David Maybury 4; Peter Borsberry, Bill Copp, Tony Reid 24, Keith Lawrence, Arthur Daniels, Len Snelgrove 13.

PEPPARD ran out winners by eight shots overall in their five-triples Manchester Unity League match with GORING. Peppard gained eight league points to Goring’s four.

Rinks one and two were level scoring at half-time. On rink one the opponents had a poor second half while on rink two Peppard failed to score in the second half. Rink three saw Peppard 10 shots behind at halfway and it was the 12th end before they managed to come back into the game and Goring won by just one shot.

It was a tussle all the way on rink four but skip David Jenning’s team grabbed six shots on the last two ends, ending up the winners by two shots. Only on rink five, where skip Elaine Roberts’ team took the lead from the start, was the result never in contention, ending in a 10-shot Peppard victory.

Scores (Peppard names): David Quint, Bob Eldred, Ruth Copp 20-12; Chris Eldred, Tony Hill, Peter Watkins 10-21; John Waterfall, Jean Smart, Tony Reid 17-18; Liz Waterfall, Bill Copp, David Jennings 17-15; Colin Benger, Brian Evans, Elaine Roberts 21-11.

Last Tuesday WARGRAVE won 87-70 away to READING UNIVERSITY in the Kennet League. The visitors picked up 11 points to the hosts’ three in a match that saw them win two rinks and draw on the other.

The following day WARGRAVE lost out 91-55 at home to THREE MILE CROSS. The only winning rink for Wargrave was skipped by Marian Pope.

On Saturday WARGRAVE lost out by 58 shots to 46 away to BASSETSBURY MANOR in the Chiltern and Thames League. The visitors picked up just two points to the hosts’ eight.

On Sunday WARGRAVE went down to a 96-64 defeat at home to MAIDENHEAD TOWN in a five rinks triples match.

Wargrave only won on one rink, that skipped by T Smith with R Bedford and H Jones who won 14-13. Last Thursday SHIPLAKE won 96-68 away at THAME. Barrie Evans’ rink went into a 10-shot lead, only to see their opponents overhaul them. Barry Lambourne’s team trailed early on, but took control midway and ran out comfortable winners by nine shots.

Skip Graham Kennedy’s rink went behind by seven after five ends, but then dominated the home four who did not score a single shot in 13 ends, allowing their visitors to win by 20 shots.

Jim Bland’s team trailed Ron Slater’s rink by 12 shots before the Shiplake four pulled it back to earn a draw.

Scores (Shiplake names): J Chamberlain, M Stafford, G Clinch, B Evans 20-21; M Belcher, D Harris, D Steel, B Lambourne 24-15; F Benham, L Mitton, D Bullock, G Kennedy 31-11; I Robinson, D Buckett, T Beaumont, J Bland 21-21.

Last Saturday SHIPLAKE ran out 120-87 winners at TRENTHAMS in a six rink mixed friendly thanks mainly to Trevor Beaumont’s rink, who won by 29 shots.

The other five rinks were evenly contested with Graham Clinch winning by three, David Bullock and Wendy Cross by one each and Peter Christmas picking up nine in the last four ends to draw. The only losing rink for the visitors was skipped by Phil Buckett, who lost by one.

Scores (Shiplake names): S Clinch, D Taylor, H Robinson, P Buckett 14-15; S Stretch, D Harris, J Buckett, D Bullock 20-19; M Pelling, D Buckett, M Stafford, W Cross 18-17; W Buss, I Robinson, F Benham, P Christmas 16-16; M Bullock, E Pelling, P Mansfield, G Clinch 18-15; J Munnelly, V Beaumont, S Blackmore, T Beaumont 34-5.

On Sunday SHIPLAKE played their in-house drawn fours competition where six teams took part in a round robin. Val Beaumont, John Munnelly, Mairwen West and Trevor Beaumont met Sonia Stretch, Pat Walker, Mark Belcher and Daphne Jacob in the final where they ran out easy winners over four ends by 6-0.

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