HENLEY MEN narrowly lost out at home against HAGBOURNE in a four triples friendly match. Both teams won on two rinks each with the visitors having the higher shots total.
Skip Barrie Davies and his triple were level pegging at half before finding themselves two down after 15 ends. A seven on the next end and finishing with a two and another two ensured a win.
John Hawthorne’s triple led from the start and were never headed in their game.
The other two triples found the game going against them from the start and were unable to turn it round.
Scores (Henley names): J Cross, L Snelgrove, F Powell 16-28; R Kingston, J Rees, B Davies 24-15; A Scott, T Hewett, J Woodford 14-23; M Belcher, D Palmer, J Hawthorne 15-13.
HENLEY lost out to Manchester Unity League winners HURST in their five mixed triples match by 108 shtos to 61. Henley picked up two league points while Hurst gained 10.
Gill Robins’ triple gained a comfortable lead, reduced by five in the closing stages but won on the last end to finish 18-11 winners. Skips Frank Powell, John Hawthorn, David Silvester and Jim Woodford all saw their triples lose out.
Scores (Henley names): A Crisa, D Maybury, J Woodford 12-22; R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 18-11; S Daniells, M Robins, J Hawthorne 16-22; R Maybury, L Snelgrove, F Powell 4-33; A Scott, J Thompson, D Silvester 11-19.
HENLEY’S final match of the season was the captain’s triples, played as a round robin and drawn triples basis.
At the end of all the matches four of the teams were level on points but shots difference allowed the triple of Sally Daniells, Tony Hewett and Jim Woodford as skip to claim first prize with Margaret Golden, Len Snelgrove and their skip, John Hawthorne as runners up.
WATLINGTON triumphed 88 shots to 78 in their triples match on Sunday at High Wycombe against BASSETSBURY MANOR.
In a keenly fought match Watlington won on three of the five rinks. Watlington’s top rink was skipped by David Auger, with Silvia Evans as two and Rosemary Lewis leading.