Friday, 12 August 2022

Shiplake turn on the style to take derby day honours

HENLEY triumphed in their Oddfellows five rinks mixed triples league match at PALMER PARK

HENLEY triumphed in their Oddfellows five rinks mixed triples league match at PALMER PARK on Wednesday of last week.

The visitors, running out 85-76 winners after winning on four rinks, picked up 12 points to the hosts’ two.

Gill Robins skipped her rink to an eight shot win with Andy Scott and Norman Daniells 21-13. The other three winning rink were by margins of one shots.

Barrie Davies with Jeanie Davies and Colin Ward won 18-17, having been up 13 shots after seven ends. David Burdon with Angelika Crisa and Maurice Robins were level after 13 ends and managed to win 15-14 while Richard Kingston with Theresa Dombey and Kevin Browne won on the last end 17-16, having been level 16-16 after 17 ends.

Roger Sayer with David Maybury and Sally Daniells were eight down after six ends and managed to pull back to 14-13 after 16 ends, but went down 16-14.

On Saturday HENLEY ran out 67-61 winners at HEADINGTON in a four rinks mixed triples friendly, winning on two rinks.

Kevin Browne, a last minute replacement, skipped his rink of Rosie Maybury and Di Woodford to a 23-11 win, being 11 shots up after 14 ends.

Andy Scott with Angelika Crisa and David Maybury ran out 19-12 winners while Jim Woodford with Mavis Johnson and Peter Field went down by five shots, 17-12.

Len Snelgrove with John Cross and Theresa Dombey were three shots down after 15 ends, but dropped five shots on the last three ends to go down 21-13.

On Sunday HENLEY lost out 93-68 at home to SHIPLAKE in an Oddfellows/Plomer Cup five rinks mixed triples match, winning on two of the five rinks.

Henley picked up four Oddfellows League points to their opponents’ 10 and four Plomer Cup points to Shiplake’s eight.

Richard Kingston with Joan Edwards and Len Snelgrove pulled away after 11 ends to run out 22-11 winners for the hosts.

Peter Watkins skipped his rink of Brian Borsberry and Janet Thompson to a 15-11 win. Elsewhere Gill Robins with Andy Scott and Peter Borsberry dropped six shots on the last three ends to go down 21-15, Barrie Davies with Jeanie Davies and Colin Ward were two shots down after 14 ends, but went down 22-10 while David Burdon with Angelika Crisa and Keith Lawrance struggled throughout and went down 28-6.

Henley hosted the annual Oddfellows Triples League millennium event on Friday of last week which was contested by eight clubs. The teams were divided into two leagues of four and the teams then played a match over five ends against each of the three other teams in their league to determine the winners of each league.

The two winning club teams, HENLEY and SHIPLAKE then played a final over five ends. In a closely contested match Shiplake took the honours by a single shot on the final end.

SHIPLAKE suffered an 84-68 defeat on Thursday of last week in their Oxford Bowls League Division 1 clash at WITNEY MILLS. The visitors picked up 1.5 points to the hosts’ 4.5.

Shiplake, fielding a new rink of recently joined players, saw Barry Davies skippering his rink to a 27-13 defeat while David Bullock’s rink went down by 15 shots.

Barrie Evans’s rink went toe-to-toe with their hosts as they picked up a 16-16 draw while runaway victors for the visitors were the rink of Jim Bland who triumphed by 13 shots.

Scores (Shiplake names): J Gutteridge, R Kingston, N Daniells, B Davies 13-27; D Lloyd, F Benham, T Reid, D Bullock 11-26; J Munnelly, P McCoubrey, M Cranstoun, B Evans 16-16; B Copp, D Buckett, D Webb, J Bland 28-15.

WARGRAVE suffered a heavy 108-51 Kennet League defeat against DESBOROUGH B on Tuesday of last week as they failed to secure any league points while their opponents took all 14.

On Friday of last week WARGRAVE triumphed in their KLX match against MAIDENHEAD THICKET B to secure all 10 points on offer.

Maidenhead Thicket could only field two teams which meant Wargrave started the game with two points and 15 shots. On the rinks played D Smith, R Prew and J Sumner triumphed 35-6 while K Sykes, M Pope and G Hedges won 26-11. Wargrave are now three points clear at the top of Division 3 with one match remaining.

Last Saturday WARGRAVE played BASSETSBURY MANOR in the C/T league on three rinks with two friendly games played on a further two. Wargrave drew on one rink, consisting of Ray Gardiner, Marion Pope and Ken Brook, in the C/T league and lost on the other two. In the two friendly games Wargrave won one, 29-11, and lost one. The winning rink was that of John Coombes, Mary Coster and Mike Pope.

On Sunday WARGRAVE won their Berkshire County Benevolent Triples semi-final 23-9 against TILEHURST and will now progress to the final next month.

The Wargrave team was made up of Keith Sykes, Mike Pope and George Hedges while the Tilehurst team included Andrew Knapper who represented England in the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

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