Friday, 25 June 2021

Kingston’s rink dominate as side ease to comfortable triples win

HENLEY triumphed in their Oddfellows Triples League match at PANGBOURNE by 128 shots to 52. The

HENLEY triumphed in their Oddfellows Triples League match at PANGBOURNE by 128 shots to 52. The visitors gained success on four rinks with the other drawn to give them 13 of the 14 points available.

Barrie Davies with Jeanie Davies and Jim Woodford romped to a 17-2 lead at halfway and finished with a 30-7 scoreline.

Peter Watkins, having Len Snelgrove at one and Sally Daniells at two led from the start and came home as 29-11 winners. Richard Kingston’s triple with Jenny Wingrove as lead and Norman Daniells as two scored consistently from the first end to win 35-2.

Davis Burdon having Angelika Crisa at one and Cliff Blakeway at two struggled and at 14 ends were 16-8 down but a one and then three threes saw them home 18-16. Peter Borsberry with Joan Edwards leading and Maurice Robins at two were trailing 8-1 after seven ends, level after 13 ends and just in the lead after 17 ends only to see themselves lose the last end to finish 16-16.

On Sunday SHIPLAKE played their annual gentlemen versus ladies match and for the first time ever it was won by the ladies by seven shots (71-64).

Despite taking a four on the last end Ruth Copp went down by three shots to John Gutteridge in a match where the ladies were always in contention.

Despite getting off to a good start Melvin Stafford for the gents was overtaken by Phyllis Mansfield, who scored 14 shots to the gents’ four over the last eight ends.

Again the men led by Howard West led from the start but Jean Buckett scored a four and a five to leapfrog into the lead by one. She then scored frequently, including a six to win by 10 and the highest winning rink of the afternoon.

In a very close game John Munnelly scored six in the last four ends to beat his opponent Helen Robinson by seven to end up the men’s best rink.

Scores (ladies’ names first): C Gutteridge, P Steel, R Copp 16, P McCoubrey, P Main, J Gutteridge 19; M Barnett, P Walker, J Stafford, P Mansfield 21, J Walker, D Lloyd, D Steel, M Stafford 14; S Stretch, M West, M Belcher, J Buckett 25, C Buckett, D Buckett, B Copp, H West 15; A Main, W Buss, H Robinson 9, P Leen, P Christmas, J Munnelly 16.

SHIPLAKE were beaten by 109 shots to 97 at WOKINGHAM on Saturday in a mixed triples friendly.

Sheila Cranstoun’s triple were completely out-bowled on the afternoon, losing by 21 shots.

Picking up two fives in the first two ends Martin Cranstoun must have thought he was in for an easy ride but his opponent also picked up two fives before Martin pulled away again to win by five. David Bullock got off to a good start and was 13-5 up at the seventh then his opponent won the next five ends to take the lead with finally one end to go Shiplake won by two to win a close game by one.

In a close ding-dong match Pat Main need three on the last end to draw but although winning the end it was only for a single. Losing 24 shots to four with six ends to go Mike Lovejoy then won the next five ends for 12 shots to make the score a much more respectable one. Allowing his opponent to win only six ends Melvin Stafford cruised home by 14 shots to win 24-10.

Scores (Shiplake names): K Bland, D Buckett, S Cranstoun 6-27; V Harris, J Munnelly, M Cranstoun 24-19; E Robinson, D Harris, D Bullock 15-14; D Lloyd, P Mansfield, P Main 12-14; P Leen, J Stafford, M Lovejoy 16-25; A Main, M Woodard, M Stafford 24-10.

SHIPLAKE lost out by 76 shots to 73 at SOUTH OXFORD in Division 1 of the Oxfordshire League on Thursday of last week. The hosts secured five league points from the match to Shiplake’s one.

Barry Lambourne skipped a new look rink with Trevor Beaumont making a first appearance in the league this season and John Gutteridge making his debut at three. The Shiplake four made a solid start before the seasoned hosts took a grip of the game and eventually won by four shots. Jim Bland’s four with another experimental front end never came to terms with their hosts and trailed home losing by seven shots. Graham Kennedy’s rink with a new lead also went behind from the start, and went down by four shots.

The only respite for Shiplake came from the rink of Barrie Evans where for the first time this season all four players played well, were never in trouble, and despite a late rally from the hosts, romped home by 12 shots.

Scores (Shiplake names): T Beaumont, D Lloyd, J Gutteridge, B Lambourne 17-21; D Buckett, B Copp, D Webb, J Bland 15-22; D Harris, L Mitton, D Bullock, G Kennedy 14-18; P Christmas, M Cranstoun, T Reid, B Evans 27-15.

On Wednesday of last week SHIPLAKE suffered a 57 shots Oddfellows Triples League defeat at HURST. The hosts secured 12 league points to Shiplake’s two.

Leading by two shots at the 16th, Barrie Evans dropped nine shots in the last two ends to go down by seven.

Struggling for most of the game Graham Kennedy clawed his way back to one down going into the last end where he scored his best total of the game (four) to win by three. Level at the sixth Wendy Cross then struggled for the rest of the game, losing by six.

Daphne Jacob had a torrid evening as she only won six ends for seven, whereas her opponent scored freely for 36. Tony Reid also struggled as he went down by 18.

Scores (Shiplake names): E Robinson, M Lovejoy, B Evans 13-20; M Bullock, D Bullock, G Kennedy 17-14; J Munnelly, M Cranstoun, W Cross 11-17; M Belcher, L Mitton, D Jacob 7-36; V Harris, S Cranstoun, A Reid 13-31.

Jim Bland of SHIPLAKE has reached the semi-finals of the county singles after beating Stuart Richens of Carterton on Friday evening of last week. Bland will now meet Keith Holloway of Banbury Boro.On Monday 5th July Wargrave Kennet League team lost to Maidenhead Town ‘B’ team .

WARGRAVE ran out winners against SUTTONS in a friendly match in which the winning rink was made up of Terry Blake, Ray Trussler and David Smith.

WARGRAVE went down to defeat in a three triples match against HIGH WYCOMBE by just one shot. The winning Wargrave rink consisted of John Avery, Marion Pope and Graham Whiting.

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