Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Henley slip to triple defeat in Oddfellows League ties

HENLEY suffered three consecutive away defeats in Oddfellows Triples League matches over the last week as

HENLEY suffered three consecutive away defeats in Oddfellows Triples League matches over the last week as well as going down in a men’s friendly match.

On Tuesday of last week HENLEY MEN went down to defeat at home to WOODLEY in a friendly fixture. Barrie Davies’ triple against Woodley with Jim Woodford and Peter Field secured a half 16-16, but the remaining triples lost out. John Rees with Bill Outram and John Cross lost 24-10, Kevin Browne with Andy Scott and Mick Belcher lost 23-13, Peter Borsberry with Len Snelgrove and Bryan Sherwood 27-11 and Colin Ward with Keith Lawrance and Brian Borsberry 27-11.

On Wednesday evening of last week at READING UNIVERSITY, HENLEY lost out on four of the five Oddfellows League triples played as they went down 90-73 to secure two points to the hosts’ 12.

Gill Robins’ triple with Norman Daniells and Colin Ward won 29-8 but David Burdon’s triple of David Maybury and Jennie Wingrove went down 18-15, Richard Kingston’s triple of Peter Watkins and Angelika Crisa 20-9, Barrie Davies’ triple of Peter Borsberry and Jeanie Davies 15-12 and Roger Sayer’s triple with Sally Daniells and Andy Scott succumbed by 29-8.

On Saturday, in the same competition, HENLEY lost out 66-49 at GORING with defeats on two of the three rinks played to secure three points to the hosts’ 11.

Gill Robins’ rink with Norman Daniells, Peter Borsberry and Jennie Wingrove succeeded in turning around an eight point deficit after 15 ends to win 21-16. Roger Sayer’s rink with Sally Daniells, Maurice Robins and Angelika Crisa went down 26-11 while Richard Kingston’s rink with Peter Watkins, Theresa Dombey and Andy Scott lost 24-17.

On Sunday HENLEY won on three of the five Oddfellows League triples played at HARWELL but still lost out 87-73 to pick up six points to the hosts’ eight.

In tightly contested games Richard Kingston’s triple with Maurice Robins and Jeanie Davies secured a14-12 win while Gill Robins with Norman Daniells and Andy Scott turned around a deficit of four with two ends to play to win 21-19. David Burdon’s triple with Peter Borsberry and Rosie Maybury won 15-13, but Roger Sayer’s triple with Sally Daniells and Brian Borsberry went down 17-14, and Barrie Davies’ triple with David Maybury and Lynn Sayer lost 26-9.

SHIPLAKE defeated WOODLEY last week in a five rinks mixed friendly by 14 shots.

At the halfway stage Barrie Evans was two up and then scored a seven to double his score. His opponents fought back and went one up by the 15th before Shiplake hit back to win the rink by securing the last three ends.

In a topsy-turvy game Wendy Cross needed a three on the last end to level the game and although managing to win the end it fell short by one. In a game of catch up Tony Reid won the last four ends to draw a most entertaining game.

Scoring well in the last four ends in a tight game Melvin Stafford produced the highest winning rink of the evening. In this high scoring game Howard West left it to the last end to see him claim victory by one shot after scoring a three.

Scores (Shiplake names): M Bullock, D Buckett. D Bullock, B Evans 23-16; D Lloyd, P Steel, R Pitcher, W Cross 17-18; S Stretch, P McCoubrey, J Gutteridge, T Reid 15-15; J Buckett, D Steel, S Pitcher, M Stafford 20-13; V Harris, P Mansfield, M Lovejoy, H West 24-23.

SHIPLAKE lost out to Oddfellows Triples League fourth placed side PALMER PARK on Saturday in a match played in blustery conditions. The six shot defeat earned Shiplake four points to Palmer Park’s 10 and prevented the hosts from moving to the top of the table.

After a good start Shiplake’s Graham Kennedy was caught at the half-way stage but then he scored a four on the 12th to put him in the lead again which he maintained, coming home by four.

Five down at the ninth Barrie Evans won six of the last eight ends for a total of 12 to end a perfect come-back and collect two points.

By the 12th Ryan Buckett was five up but then his opponents came into the fore, winning the last six ends to lose by three.

Leading by four at the 10th in this topsy-turvey beginning Jim Bland and his opponent both dropped a five but his adversary finished well, winning by one shot after winning the last three ends.

Wendy Cross was just the one shot behind at the 11th but like most of the other Shiplake games this afternoon lost the last three ends in the run in to go down by 11.

Scores (Shiplake names): E Robinson, T Reid, G Kennedy 20-16; P Steel, M Cranstoun, B Evans 17-12; M West, M Lovejoy, R Buckett 12-15; J Stafford, M Shepherd, J Bland 18-19; D Steel, H West, W Cross 11-22.

SHIPLAKE ran out 137-82 winners in a six-rinks friendly match at TILEHURST on Sunday in a match that saw the visitors win four rinks, draw one and lose one.

The biggest win for Shiplake came on the rink of David Lloyd, Angie Main, John Guttridge and Jim Bland who came from 9-6 down to win 37-10.

The other winning Shiplake rinks were that of Pat Walker, David Harris, Dave Bullock and Wendy Cross who triumphed 23-10, Clare Gutteridge, Pat Lena, Jacki Stafford and Sylvia Blackmore who won 21-18 and Elaine Robinson, Phyllis Mansfield, Jody Buckett and Ryan Buckett who won 26-9.

Scores (Shiplake names): P Walker, D Harris, D Bullock, W Cross 23-10; P Christmas, P Main, AN Other, M Stafford 15-15; D Lloyd, A Main, J Gutteridge, J Bland 37-10; C Gutteridge, P Lean, J Stafford, S Blackmore 21-18; E Robinson, P Mansfield, J Buckett, R Buckett 26-9; J Buckett, C Buckett, K Bland, M Shepherd 15-17.

CAVERSHAM secured promotion to Division 1 of the Kennet League after defeating SUNNINGDALE. The highest winning rink for the Caversham was that of David Quint, Martin Cranston, Ray Emmett and Stephen Hall.

Elsewhere Tim and Kim Eales from Maidenhead Town Bowls Club ran out winners of Caversham’s annual gala day on Sunday.

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