Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Oddfellows see Henley win

HENLEY ran out winners in their Oddfellows Triples League match against READING UNIVERSITY on Wednesday of

HENLEY ran out winners in their Oddfellows Triples League match against READING UNIVERSITY on Wednesday of last week.

The hosts won the match by 93 shots to 78 to pick up eight league points to the University’s six.

Skip David Burdon led his triple of Angelika Crisa and Peter Borsberry to a 20-15 win while Simon Hastings, Maurice Robins and Joan Edwards went down narrowly 20-18.

Roger Sayer, Sally Daniels and Colin Ward lost 17-14, Richard Kingston, Norman Daniells and Jeanie Davies lost 20-16 but the rink of Barrie Davies, Sally Daniells and John Rees won 25-6.

On Saturday HENLEY suffered a 109-74 Plomer Cup defeat at WATLINGTON as the hosts won on four of the five rinks played. Watlington picked up 10 points to Henley’s two.

Barrie Davies’s triple with Val Rees and Jeanie Davies came through on the final end to win by a single shot 19-18. Peter Borsberry’s triple with Janet Thompson and Andy Scott lost 24-14, Norman Daniells, David Maybury and Angelika Crisa lost 25-17, Roger Sayer, Sally Daniells and John Rees lost 22-10 and Peter Watkins with Lynn Sayer and Bill Outram went down 20-14.

On Sunday HENLEY lost out in a mixed triples friendly match away at BASSETSBURY MANOR by 83 shots to 80.

Richard Kingston, Maurice Robins and Dilys Smith won 24-12 while Gill Robins skipped Malc Johnson and Jim Woodford to a 20-16 win.

Roger Sayer’s triple with Mavis Johnson and Len Snelgrove let an early lead of 12-5 slip away to lose 14-12. Kevin Browne, Andy Scott and Theresa Dombey lost 18-14 while Keith Lawrance, Di Woodford and John Cross lost 23-10.

WARGRAVE ran out 52-46 winners in their top-of-the-table KLX home match with WINDSOR AND ETON C on Friday of last week.

In securing eight league points having won two of the three rinks on offer, Wargrave have now taken 35 from the last 40 on offer.

Scores (Wargrave names first): Sam Morrison, Roger Prew, John Sumner 21-15; D Smith, G Smith, G Hedges 17-14; B Turnbull, K Sykes, M Pope 14-17.

On Tuesday of last week WARGRAVE LADIES suffered defeat against PALMER PARK as they lost on all three rinks.

WARGRAVE narrowly won the annual Daws Cup on Wednesday of last week against TWYFORD.

After close games on all six rinks Wargrave won by just one point, 107-106, to secure the trophy.

Val Sims, Bill Cordell and David Smith won their rink 22-15, Brian Turnbull, Mary Trussler and Mike Pope 22-19 and Byron Byatt, Phyl Edwards and Ken Jones 18-17.

On Wednesday of last week SHIPLAKE defeated PANGBOURNE in a round of the Oddfellows Triples League by 125 shots to 45 to secure all 14 points on offer. Tony Reid was 11-0 up by the sixth and scored steadily from then on, only allowing his opponent to win three ends.

Jim Bland’s opponent did score on six ends but only for singles as he cruised on to register 27. Barry Lambourne’s opponent fared even worse, scoring on only five ends for singles against 22. Barrie Evans also only let his opponent win five ends as he scored 27 points.

The closest match of the evening was 10 shots with Graham Kennedy scoring 24 to 14.

Scores (Shiplake names first): P Mansfield, L Mitton, A Reid 25-6; J Buckett, D Bullock, J Bland 27-6; K Bland, M Shepherd, B Lambourne 22-5; W Buss, M Cranstoun, B Evans 27-14; V Harris, M Belcher, G Kennedy 24-14.

On Thursday of last week SHIPLAKE went down to a 77-68 defeat at home to OXFORD CITY AND COUNTY A in the Oxfordshire League. The visitors secured 4.5 points to Shiplake’s 1.5.

Jim Bland’s rink started well and built a sizeable lead by halfway, only to lose the last six ends, and the tie by five shots. Graham Kennedy’s four were never in contention, and slid to a 14 shot defeat.

The rink of Barrie Evans pulled back a five shot early deficit, and moved ahead only to be pegged back for a draw. Success for the home side came from the rink of Barry Lambourne, who led from beginning to end, and won by 10 shots.

Scores (Shiplake names): D Lloyd, P McCoubrey, R Pitcher, J Bland 13-18; F Benham, L Mitton, D Bullock, G Kennedy 12-26; P Christmas, M Cranstoun, T Reid, B Evans 17-17; D Buckett, J Gutteridge, M Shepherd, B Lambourne 26-16.

SHIPLAKE LADIES ran out 22-shot winners at WOODLEY LADIES in a three rinks triples match.

In a very tight low scoring game Wendy Cross lost the last end by one to draw the game. Helen Robinson took the lead on the third end before running out the winner by 17 shots.

Sylvia Blackmore controlled her match from the start and despite dropping a five on the 16th won comfortably by five.

Scores (Shiplake names): P Walker, W Buss, W Cross 11-11; V Harris, P Mansfield, H Robinson 22-5; N Barnett, R Copp, S Blackmore 18-13.

SHIPLAKE triumphed 91-84 away at CIPPENHAM in a six triples mixed friendly match on Saturday.

In a close game where three shots was the most that separated the two sides all afternoon Elaine Robinson scored a single on the last end to draw.

Winning seven ends on the trot David Bullock overtook his opponent to come home by five while Jim Bland scored a five on the fourth end to take the lead where he stayed to the very end, winning by nine.

Mike Lovejoy won eight of the 18 ends he scored in singles whereas his opponent scored fours, threes and twos to win by 11.

Getting off to a good start helped Wendy Cross to keep ahead of the game to win by three. Trailing by four shots and going into the last end Melvin Stafford pulled off a great win by scoring five to win by the odd shot.

Scores (Shiplake names): P McCoubrey, P Leen, E Robinson 14-14; A Main, F Benham, D Bullock 16-11; D Lloyd, K Bland, J Bland 24-15; W Buss, J Stafford, M Lovejoy 11-22; M Bullock, M Belcher, W Cross 17-14; M Barrett, P Main, M Stafford 16-15.

On Sunday SHIPLAKE went down by 91 shots to 82 at home to TILEHURST.

Starting with a five on the first end, Wendy Cross had to fight hard all the way to win by two when her opponent twice came from behind. With his opponent only winning five ends for the same amount Matt Shepherd coasted home by 13.

Level at the 10th Graham Kennedy then lost six of the last eight ends to lose by four. After a bad start Melvin Stafford then put a few shots together to take the lead by two but then he was also overtaken, losing by five.

In a close game in which the lead changed hands a few times Martin Cranstoun won the last end with a single but it wasn’t enough as he went down by one. It was a bad day at the office for Howard West and his triple as they were outbowled by 14 shots.

Scores (Shiplake names): D Harris, D Steel, W Cross 17-15; K Bland, J Stafford, M Shepherd 18-5; D Buckett, E Robinson, G Kennedy 15-19; P Walker, M West, M Stafford 12-17; D Lloyd, P Mansfield, M Cranstoun 13-14; P Leen, S Cranstoun, H West 7-21.

On the same day Shiplake’s Jim Bland lost out 21-9 to Keith Holloway of Banbury Borough in the semi-final of the county singles competition at Banbury Chestnuts Bowling Club.

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