HENLEY hosted 15 clubs from Oxon, Berks and Bucks in their annual gala day to compete for the Mixed Triples Shield.
After seven matches Didcot B and Shiplake finished as winners of their respective groups.
In the six end final much of the good bowling seen during the day was replicated as the Shiplake triple of Jim Bland as skip and Sue and Roger Pitcher at lead and two respectively gained a win with the last wood of the match.
Former Henley chairman Cliff Blakeway presented the winners’ shiled together with a small shield and the prizes to each of the finalists. The prizes were donated by AB Walker and Sons Ltd.
BURGHFIELD ran out winners at HENLEY in a Manchester Unity League match by 97 shots to 82. The hosts lost on two rinks to the visitors’ three.
Gill Robins skipped her team of R Kingston at one and N Daniells at two, to a win by 10 shots.
David Silvester skipped his team of J Thompson at one with A Scott at two to win by six shots. Barrie Davies’ team of R Sayer at one, S Daniells at two, narrowly lost on the last end, tying on the penultimate end they gave away three shots on the last to lose 18-15.
Scores (Henley names): G Robins, N Daniells, R Kingston 23-13; D Silvester, A Scott, J Thompson 20-14; B Davies, S Daniells, J Rees 15-18; C Ward, D Woodford, F Powell 11-21; M Johnson, V Rees, J Hawthorne 13-31.
SHIPLAKE suffered a heavy 118-42 defeat away to a young HEADINGTON side in the Oxford and District League on Thursday of last week.
The scratch rink led by Len Mitton had a torrid match, only scoring once, and lost 46-3. Jim Bland’s four were outplayed in the first hour, and despite a comeback lost by 28-15 while Barrie Evans’ rink held their own at first, but were gradually overcome by the home team losing 22-10.
Trevor Beaumont’s rink did well and led for the first hour before being overtaken and losing 22-14.
Scores (Shiplake names): J Chamberlain, I Robinson, G Clinch, L Mitton 3-46; P Buckett, R Pitcher, D Webb, J Bland 15-28; J Munnelly, D Bullock, G Kennedy, B Evans 10-22; F Benham, M Belcher, M Cranstoun, T Beaumont 14-22.
SHIPLAKE ran out 113-87 winners at home to TRENTHAMS on Saturday in a five rink mixed friendly match.
With the lead swapping eight times David Webb scored nine in the last four ends to win by six. Trevor Beaumont seemed to be in control of the game in the early stages before their opponents came good and won by two.
Restricting their opponents to singles on the ends that they won, Graham Clinch ran out the winner by six. Picking up a six helped Roger Pitcher to an eight shot win after an early shaky start. Losing a five on the first end, David Bullock then soon caught up and overtook his opponents, winning by eight.
Scores (Shiplake names): S Stretch, V Beaumont, D Steel, D Webb 24-18; R Copp, P Steel, B Copp, T Beaumont 18-20; J Webb, P Benham, M Stafford, G Clinch 20-14; P Christmas, I Robinson, P Mansfield, R Pitcher 28-20; S Pitcher, D Taylor, F Benham, D Bullock 23-15.
On Sunday SHIPLAKE won on four of the five triples played in their Plomer Cup match at DIDCOT as they triumphed by 14 shots. On a fast green Shiplake picked up 10 points to the hosts’ two.
Graham Clinch’s triple were two down at the half-way mark before Didcot upped their game and ended up 10 in arrears. Len Mitton was 10 to the good at half way stage before dropping seven in three ends only to reply with a five and a four to win by 11.
Although dropping a five at the fourth David Webb picked up a seven to be the highest winning rink for the visitors. Martin Cranstoun was trailing up to the 17th when he picked up a five to go four ahead and although conceding a three, scraped home by the one shot.
The triple of Phil Buckett picked up a five on the 10th to level the scores, went behind again, before scoring eight in the last three ends to win by two.
Scores (Shiplake names): J Webb, M Stafford, G Clinch 10-20; P Steel, D Buckett, L Mitton 27-16; A Main, D Steel, D Webb 25-13; J Buckett, M Belcher, M Cranstoun 22-21; S Cranstoun, P Main, P Buckett 21-19.
The previous Sunday SHIPLAKE held their annual drawn fours competition. With nine teams each playing four games of five ends the team of Sonia Stretch, new member John Gutteridge, Graham Clinch and Daphne Jacob beat Pat Steel, Pauline Benham, Martin Cranstoun and Howard West five shots to two with the ends shared in the four ends game.
WATLINGTON ran out comfortable 119-52 winners at home to MILTON HILL on Sunday in a triples encounter.
Scores (Watlington names): Anne Evins, Muriel Smith, David Byers 30-7; Jo Trott, Joyce Franklin, John Lewis 17-12; Rosemary Lewis, Alan Silvey, William Smith 26-13; Mick Evins, Charles Rhodes, Mick Saunders 23-8; Margaret Silvey, Neil Brown, Dave Breden 23-12.
PEPPARD lost out at home to TWYFORD in a six triples match. The visitors won on five of the six rinks played with the hosts winning on the rink skipped by Jenny Wingrove by a single shot.
Scores (Peppard names): Sue Skingsley, Brian Borsberry, Bob Eldred 11-23; Jenny Wingrove, Colin Benger, Jean Smart 21-20; Kevin Browne, Peter Watkins, Diana Faulkner 11-14; Peter Borsberry, John Faulkner, Elaine Roberts 9-20; Lin Prendergast, Chris Eldred, David Jennings 9-20; Maureen Richens, Pat Massey, Barry Smart 9-17.
PEPPARD suffered a 93-46 defeat away to HENLEY GENTLEMEN in a four rink fours match.
Scores (Peppard names): Derek Hepburn, Kevin Browne, Peter Watkins 11-27; Ron Savill, Colin Benger, David Jennings 7-25; Colin Barrett, Mike Asher, Peter Borsberry 16-24; John Crowley, Brian Borsberry, Barry Gibbons 12-17.
Last Saturday PEPPARD hosted their annual Ron Watts Triples competition.
Several new members took part and seven teams played on a round robin basis with points being allocated depending upon the score of each individual game.
The competition was eventually won by the team of new member Vivienne Wheeler, Brian Borsberry and Barry Smart.
PEPPARD ran out narrow 64-60 winners at home to HANBOROUGH on Sunday with both sides winning on two rinks each.
Scores (Peppard names): Sherryl Quint, Colin Benger, Peter Borsberry, Peter Watkins 22-14; Maureen Richens, Brian Borsberry, Barry Smart 9-13; Ron Savill, Jean Smart, Bob Eldred 17-14; Penny Russell, Chris Eldred, David Jennings 16-19.