WATLINGTON lost out in a friendly match at home to WALLINGFORD on Sunday.
Watlington had novice 16-year-old player Rebecca Colquhoun making her debut. The villagers also lent their opponents a triple.
Scores (Watlington names): Jo Trott, Mary Trimmer, Jim Trimmer 19-11; Ann Evins, Rosemary Lewis, Alan Silvey 13-26; Margaret Silvey, Caroline Gould, Henry Franklin 20-23; David Bredon, John Lewis 19-11; (two Watlington rinks) Mick Evens, Joyce Franklin, Carol Nall 14, Rebecca Colquhoun, Bob Thomas, Neil Brown 15.
HENLEY lost out 86-73 to WALLINGFORD on Wednesday of last week. Henley won on two of the five rinks.
Roger Sayer skipped his rink with John Rees as one and Sally Daniells as two to a 10-shot win.
Colin Ward’s rink with Arthur Daniels at one and Val Rees at two won by four shots while Frank Powell’s rink with Tony Hewitt at one and Andy Scott at two narrowly lost by two shots. Barrie Davies’ rink with John Cross at one and Len Snellgrove at two lost by five shots while Jim Woodford’s rink with Richard Kingston at one and Pat Hawes at two lost overall 13-23.
SHIPLAKE, playing their first match in two weeks, ran out narrow 109-100 winners away to MAIDENHEAD in a mixed five triples friendly on Saturday despite only winning on one rink.
In a tight clash the rink of S Cranstoun, V Beaumont, I Robinson and A Reid were level after 10 ends before the villagers went 12-10 ahead. However, the home side scored 15 shots on the next eight ends to the visitors’ three to triumph 26-19.
The rink of R Copp, D Buckett, H Robinson and D Webb were leading 15-13 after the ninth end but lost the last end by seven shots to lose out 20-16.
The rink of J Webb, S Pitcher, R Pitcher and M Cranstoun fought back from 22-12 down after 17 ends with eight shots from the last four ends but eventually lost out 23-20.
Shiplake’s only win of the match came from the rink of J Chamberlain, S Reid, B Copp and T Beaumont who eased to a 33-10 victory.
The final rink saw the best comeback of the match. A Main, J Snook, P Main and M Lovejoy found themselves 13-0 down after five ends. The four then picked up four shots to start the fight back and after nine ends were leading 20-19. The visitors dropped two shots on the 20th end before picking up a shot on the final end to draw 21-21.
On Sunday SHIPLAKE lost out by 106 shots to 79 away to TILEHURST in a mixed triples match.
Shiplake won on three rinks, those skipped by Wendy Cross, Martin Cranstoun and Graham Clinch.
WARGRAVE went down to a 52-45 defeat away to BRACKNELL in the KLX League. The hosts picked up eight points to the visitors’ two.
WARGRAVE LADIES suffered a narrow 50-47 defeat away to WOODLEY LADIES in a three triples match. Wargrave’s best scoring rink was that of V Sims, M Pope and P Edwards. Host club TWYFORD eased to a comfortable 130-63 Hedge Cup win at home to WARGRAVE in a six mixed triples match.
In a five mixed triples friendly, WARGRAVE lost out by 83 shots to 78 away to BURGHFIELD. The visitors won on two rinks, the best of which comprised R King, M Trussler and K Brooks. In a home five mixed triples match against DESBOROUGH, WARGRAVE went down to a heavy 104-50 defeat.
PEPPARD narrowly lost out by two shots at home to MILTON HILL on Sunday.
The five triples return match saw the lead change hands on several occasions. Overall the visitors won by 85 shots to 83.
Scores (Peppard names): F Acton, C Eldred, P Borsberry 15-19; R Savill, J Smart, B Eldred 5-28; J Crowley, K Browne, D Faulkner 25-9; S Atkinson, B Borsberry, B Smart 19-18; C Benger, J Faulkner, E Roberts 19-11.
During the season Peppard played three internal competitions for awards donated by previous members. Having previously postponed the match due to inclement weather, Peppard played the Clarrie Cook Cup on Monday afternoon.
The game is played as a three wood, pairs competition and consisted three short games with teams moving after each group of six ends. One to seven points were awarded according to the difference in score. In all 10 teams took part with experienced players paired with newer members. The winners were the team of Jean Smart and Kevin Browne who won all three games. Elaine Roberts and Lin Prendergast, who also won all three games, came second by a single point.
MANCHESTER UNITY LEAGUE
P W L D F A Ps
Palmer Park 15 12 2 1 1471 1033 125.5
Shiplake 14 10 3 1 1297 1003 120.0
Hurst 14 7 5 2 1211 1082 96.5
Burghfield 11 8 3 0 955 774 88.0
U of Reading 14 6 7 1 1074 1198 73.0
Harwell 13 4 9 0 898 1124 56.0
Goring 11 2 7 2 757 818 52.0
Henley 11 2 8 1 802 1021 46.0
Pangbourne 13 2 9 2 870 1282 39.0