Monday, 15 August 2022

Shiplake retain cup by narrow margin

SHIPLAKE retained their Plomer Cup title despite losing their final match of the season.

SHIPLAKE retained their Plomer Cup title despite losing their final match of the season.

Needing six points to retain their crown when they visited CAVERSHAM, the visitors just managed it although losing the match by 16 shots they won three of the five rinks to just pip Watlington to the trophy by just one point.

Barrie Evans got off to a poor start for Shiplake but scored a five on the sixth end which put him in good stead for the rest of the game as he finished 16 to the good.

Level at the eighth Jim Bland went behind and it wasn’t until the 17th/18th when he scored a three and a four that turned the game in his favour and despite his opponent winning two of the last three ends they were only singles, as he came home by three. Despite a good start Mike Lovejoy’s four were out-bowled and could only score nine to their opponents’ 31.

After picking up a three on the first end David Bullock’s four struggled and could only pick up mainly ones and twos here and there while his opponent scored more frequently as he lost by 19.

Although Graham Kennedy went into the last end five up the game was a lot closer than the score suggests. The last end was so nearly thrown away; as the skips left the head Shiplake were four down and with his opponent drawing another shot Kennedy managed with his last bowl to reduce the score. Despite his opposite skip hitting his bowl it only knocked it in for shot and the disaster was passed.

Scores (Shiplake names): J Webb, E Robinson, M Belcher, B Evans 28-12; K Bland, C Gutteridge, P Main, J Bland 20-17; P Steel, D Buckett, D Steel, M Lovejoy 9-31; A Main, P Mansfield, F Benham, D Bullock 15-34; W Buss, J Gutteridge, J Munnelly, G Kennedy 16-10.

HENLEY lost their final Oddfellows League mixed triples match at home to HURST on Saturday.

The hosts went down 83-77 despite winning two rinks, drawing one and losing on the other two. Henley picked up five league points to finish in sixth spot while Hurst picked up nine.

Barrie Davies with Romy Painter and John Rees picked up eight shots on the last four ends to run out 22-14 winners. Richard Kingston with Dilys Smith and Bill Outram fought a close match, picking up two shots on the final end to win 14-13.

After 11 ends Roger Sayer with Jenny Wingrove and Len Snelgrove were leading 17-8, and after 17 ends were down one shot, but managed to win the final end to draw 18-18.

David Burdon with Angelika Crisa and Peter Borsberry went down 20-13 while Andy Scott with Brian Borsberry and Val Rees lost 18-10.

George Hedges and Brian Turnbull were the winners of WARGRAVE’S drawn pairs at their recent club competition finals. Elsewhere Michael Pope won the over 60s singles title, Marion Pope the ladies’ singles and ladies’ two wood singles, Turnbull the novice singles, Keith Sykes the men’s singles, David Smith the men’s two wood singles and Jean and Peter Burton the married pairs.

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