Sunday, 22 April 2018

Derby win lifts Shiplake off foot of Manchester Unity League table

NORMAN DANIELLS and Brenda Bishop ran out winners of Henley Bowls Club’s yardstick competition held on Saturday.

NORMAN DANIELLS and Brenda Bishop ran out winners of Henley Bowls Club’s yardstick competition held on Saturday.

Points were scored in the competition for each wood being within a yard of the jack at the end of the 12 ends played.

Daniells beat Barrie Davies in the men’s final while Bishop beat Janet Thompson in the ladies’ final.

On Sunday HENLEY ran out 90-75 winners away to PROSPECT PARK in a five mixed triples friendly match.

David Silvester led his triple with John Cross at lead and Di Woodford at two, to a nine-shot win which included scoring six shots on one end. Not to be outdone, the other Henley triples on their rinks produced end wins of four (twice), five, seven and eight shots.

Scores (Henley names): R Maybury, A Scott, J Woodford 19-11; M Johnson, D Maybury, M Robins 13-18; Malcolm Johnson, R Kingston, G Robins 16-16; J Cross, D Woodford, D Silvester 22-13; B Davies, L Snelgrove, Barrie Davies 20-17.

SHIPLAKE ran out 97-74 winners at home to HENLEY in a combined Manchester Unity League/Plomer Cup match last Wednesday. Shiplake picked up 10 points to the visitors’ two.

David Bullock got off to a flyer against Brenda Bishop and was 15-1 up after seven ends to win by 13.

The best match of the evening was between Wendy Cross and Gill Robins with the latter getting a five on the last but one end to draw level and holding shot in the last, before the Shiplake captain rested on it to win by one. Helen Robinson was never troubled by the triple of Maurice Robins and ran out winners by 17. Barrie Evans and Frank Powell changed lead five times before the Shiplake skip scored seven in three ends to win by four.

Howard West was 18-3 down at the 12th against David Silvester and although scoring seven in the remaining ends was well beaten by 14.

Scores (Shiplake names first): P Walker, L Mitton, D Bullock 22, D Maybury, D Burdon, B Bishop 9; M Belcher, E Orchard, W Cross 18, R Kingston, N Daniels, G Robins 17; M Bullock, M Lovejoy, H Robinson 28, M Johnson, S Daniels, M Robins 9; M West, I Robinson, B Evans 19, R Maybury, A Daniels, F Powell 15; P Mansfield, D Steel, H West 10, A Scott, J Thompson, D Silvester 24.

SHIPLAKE ran out comfortable 105-55 winners at home to WITNEY TOWN in Division 2 of the Oxford and District league last Thursday. Shiplake picked up five league points to their opponents’ one.

Barry Lambourne’s rink romped home winners by a massive 30 shots. Barrie Evans’ team played against a Witney side who were a man short and won by 18.

The four of Graham Kennedy dominated their opponents in the early stages before their opponents won the next six ends. The Shiplake four hit back to win by 12 shots.

Jim Bland’s rink, who trailed by 14 after 10 ends, went on to lose by 10 shots.

Scores (Shiplake names): P Buckett, M Belcher, M Shepherd, B Lambourne 35-5; J Chamberlain, I Robinson, G Clinch, B Evans 29-11 (adjusted from 15); F Benham, L Mitton, D Steel, G Kennedy 27-15; T Beaumont, D Buckett, A Melville, J Bland 14-24.

SHIPLAKE’S five rinks lost 115-110 at MAIDEN ERLEGH on Saturday.

Howard West was 14-12 down at the 14th but scored 15 shots in the last few ends to win by 12. Wendy Cross, the other winning skip for the visitors, scored five in the last two ends to win by one. The other skips for Shiplake were Peter Christmas (-6), Mick Lovejoy (-9) and Daphne Jacob (-12).

Scores (Shiplake names): S Clinch, E Pelling, P Buckett, P Christmas 14-20; E Davis, P Walker, P Mansfield, H West 27-15; M West, M Woodards, G Clinch, W Cross 20-19; J Buckett, M Pelling, D Taylor, M Lovejoy 21-30; S Stretch, J Munnelly, E Orchard, D Jacob 19-31.

On Sunday SHIPLAKE triumphed 128-99 away to DESBOROUGH in a six rink mixed friendly. Trevor Beaumont was the most successful skip, winning by 15 shots; other winning skips for Shiplake were G Clinch (+7); Wendy Cross (+3), Peter Christmas (+3) and Daphne Jacob (+9).

Scores (Shiplake names): D Buckett, H Robinson, G Clinch 19-12; M Pelling, I Robinson, L Mitton 12-20; D Harris, D Taylor, W Cross 20-17; J Webb, M Shepherd, T Beaumont 27-12; V Beaumont, J Snook, D Jacob 25-16; E Pelling, E Orchard, P Christmas 25-22.

PEPPARD suffered defeat at HANBOROUGH in a five triples friendly match, losing on all but one rink where skip Bob Eldred’s team managed a draw.

Scores (Peppard names): John Crowley, Chris Eldred, Bob Eldred 15-15; Ron Savill, Paul Smith, Elaine Roberts 12-18; Barry Gibbons, Jean Smart, Barry Smart 7-27; Brian Borsberry, Chris Mitson, Geof Mitson 11-17; Pat Gibbons, Peter Borsberry, David Jennings 8-25.

PEPPARD defeated MAIDEN ERLEIGH by 17 shots overall in a three rinks, two triples friendly fixture. The highest winning rink was skipped by Tony Hill who forged ahead from the start and the result was never in contention.

Scores (Peppard names): Chris Mitson, Brian Borsberry, Janet McCulley, Geof Mitson 21-10; John Waterfall, Mavis Gomm, Katie Boyle, Bob Eldred 16-22; Sheila Maddison, Ken Stewart, Albert Shepherd 18-13; Liz Waterfall, Peter Borsberry, Tony Hill 24-12; Maureen Richens, Gordon Richens, Chris Eldred, Elaine Roberts 16-21.

PEPPARD lost out to WARGRAVE last Saturday in a friendly five triples fixture. Skip Val Rees’ team managed a 10-shot win. Peppard had two winning rinks but lost overall 97-78.

Scores (Peppard names): Peter Borsberry, Chris Mitson, Bob Eldred 9-24; Maureen Richens, Paul Smith, Geof Mitson 13-27; Bill Outram, Barry Smart, Val Rees 21-11; Barry Gibbons, Albert Shepherd, Jean Smart 14-17.

PEPPARD defeated GORING ALMSHOUSES in a five triples friendly on Sunday. The hosts won on four rinks in a 77-62 victory.

Scores (Peppard names): Liz Waterfall, Paul Smith, Bob Eldred 20-11; Ron Savill, Pat Massey, Peter Watkins 17-15; Frank Acton, Katie Boyle, John Waterfall, 16-14; Lin Prendergast, Chris Eldred, Ken Stewart 13-9; John Crowley, Mavis Gomm, David Jennings 11-18.

WARGRAVE ran out winners at home to MAIDEN ERLEIGH last Tuesday in the Kennet League. Of the four rinks played Wargrave won on two, and drew one, picking up 11 league points to their opponents’ four.

Last Thursday WARGRAVE hosted a match between London Masonics and Berkshire Masonics. Six rinks of triples were played with Berkshire running out the winning side.

On Tuesday of last week WARGRAVE LADIES lost out at home to PALMER PARK.

WARGRAVE also lost out in their recent four mixed triples match at GREAT HOLLANDS, going down 57-54.

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