Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Mixed fortunes for Henley

HENLEY hosted HURST for a five mixed triples MUL match, going down 61-101, but by winning on two rinks gained

HENLEY hosted HURST for a five mixed triples MUL match, going down 61-101, but by winning on two rinks gained four points to the visitors’ eight.

Skip Barrie Davies’ triple, with David Maybury at lead and Brenda Bishop, at two, took the lead, but lost it for four ends before going ahead again and finishing 20-13 winners.

The triple, skipped by David Silvester, led from the first end to the last winning 18-12.

Scores: (Henley names) B Davies, F Powell, L Snelgrove 9 -25; D Maybury, B Bishop, Barrie Davies 20 - 13; S Daniells, J Woodford, M Robins 9 - 21; R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 5 - 34; A Scott, J Thompson, D Silvester 18 - 12.

The MUL match against Peppard was rained off.

HENLEY emerged as 90-81 winners in their midweek friendly five mixed triples match against DIDCOT.

The close result was reflected by shots difference of three, twice five and six, the exception being plus-13 for skip Gill Robins’ triple with Arthur Daniels at lead and Richard Kingston at two.

Scores (Henley names): T Dombey, L Snelgrove, F Powell 13-18; B Davies, D Woodford, J Eatwell 17-22; A Daniels, R Kingston, G Robins 26-13; R Maybury, J Woodford, Barrie Davies 18-12; D Maybury, P Hawes, M Robins 13-16.

HENLEY visited HARWELL for an MUL match of five mixed triples winning 93-81 and taking five of the 12 points available.

Skip Gill Robins’ triple, with Richard Kingston at lead and Norman Daniells at two set a good example by scoring freely, in winning by 33-6, which initially the other triples followed.

However their winning positions evaporated over the last five ends, allowing the home team to win on three rinks and drawing on the other in which Angelika Crisa played her first MUL match.

Scores (Henley names): A Crisa, D Maybury, C Blakeway 20-20; J Woodford, P Hawes, M Robins 15-20; R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 33-6; D Woodford, A Scott, D Silvester 11-16; R Maybury, D Burdon, F Powell 14-19.

HENLEY travelled to MAIDEN ERLEGH for a five mixed triples friendly match and lost by 60-103.

Henley’s only winning triple had Jeannie Bonar at lead, Richard Kingston at two and Norman Daniells at skip finishing four shots to the good.

Barrie Davies’ triple was always in contention but just lost out by two shots.

Scores (Henley names): J Cross, P Hawes, Barrie Davies 14-16; H Beaumont, J Hawthorne, J Woodford 10-22; J Bonar, R Kingston, N Daniells 21-17; R Maybury, D Woodford, F Powell 9-22; B Davies, D Maybury, G Robins 6-26.

HENLEY MEN welcomed MAIDENHEAD THICKET MEN for a four triples friendly match, winning 79-63.

Although skip Barrie Davies’ triple scored the highest number of shots for Henley, skip David Silvester’s triple had the best difference in scoring 23 shots but only conceding six.

Scores (Henley names): K Lawrance, D Maybury, D Silvester 23-5; A Daniels, M Johnson, B Davies 27-15; J Cross, R Kingston, J Eatwell 16-23; J Woodford, L Snelgrove, F Powell 13-19.

SHIPLAKE travelled to WITNEY TOWN in Division 2 of the ODBL last Thursday and lost by 17 shots (70-87).

The rink of Barrie Evans struggled from the start and by halfway found themselves seven shots adrift. Despite a short-lived recovery they finally went down by four.

Jim Bland’s four never came to grips with the green and were totally outplayed by 14 shots. Graham Kennedy’s team, despite a good start, were never really in control, and lost by four. The only shining lights of the evening for Shiplake were the makeshift team of Phil Buckett, who led from the start, and ran out winners by five.

Scores (Shiplake names): I Robinson, D Steel, G Clinch, B Evans 18-22; T Beaumont, D Buckett, A Melville, J Bland 13-27; J Chamberlain, D Harris, D Bullock, G Kennedy 17-21; J Munnelly, M Stafford, M Belcher, P Buckett 22-17.

SHIPLAKE travelled to SUTTONS last Wednesday to play a five rink mixed friendly and were successful by the small margin of six shots (106-100). Best rink for the villagers was skipped by captain Wendy Cross, including Margaret Bullock (+16) with her husband David skipping the other winning rink (+7). Jim Bland drew in a high scoring game 27-27.

Scores (Shiplake names): S Stretch, K Bland, M Lovejoy, J Bland 27-27; M Barnett, E Davies, P Mansfield, D Bullock 23-16; M Bullock, M Belcher, A Melville, W Cross 27-11; E Pelling, T Windess, S Blackmore, D Jacob 16-26; M Pelling, J Munnelly, E Orchard, B Evans 13-20.

Saturday saw SHIPLAKE travel to GORING for a MUL game, losing on all three rinks by 24 shots (39-63) and 12 points to nil. Despite a fight-back Howard West went down by four. Wendy Cross was always playing catch-up, losing by seven. Daphne Jacob’s four struggled from the start, ending up 13 down.

Scores (Shiplake names first): S Stretch, S Reid, M Belcher, W Cross 15; E New, L Redding, T Elvin, K Clark 22. J Stafford, D Taylor, P Mansfield, D Jacob 8; P Clark, R Goddard, P Jones, L Smith 21. W Buss, M Barnett, E Orchard, H West 16; I Wilox, K Elvin, P New, G Horne 20.

Sunday saw SHIPLAKE entertain BROOMWADE from High Wycombe in a five rink mixed friendly and lost by three shots (96-99). Matt Shepherd was coasting along 18-5 up at the 13th and then never scored another shot until the last with a single, to draw 19 apiece.

Helen Robinson was also going well, being 25-9 up at the 14th, before finishing nine to the good.

Phil Buckett was nib and tuck but then scored nine in four ends to win by five.Wendy Cross dropped away at the end to lose by eight. Peter Christmas’ four struggled all afternoon finishing minus nine.

Scores (Shiplake names): J Webb, M Pelling, D Steel, M Shepherd 19-19; T Beaumont, E Davis, I Robinson, H Robinson 28-19; V Beaumont, E Pelling, M Stafford, W Cross 18-26; P Steel, D Buckett, J Stafford, P Buckett 20-15; D Harris, D Taylor, J Buckett, P Christmas 11-20.

WARGRAVE ran out 111-84 winners against BROOMWADE, picking up 10/0 points in the Chiltern and Thames Mixed Triples league on Saturday.

Wargrave lost 51-80 at READING in the four mixed triples friendly after a promising start. In the Kennet League, Wargrave won 8-6 against READING B. Ken Brooks’ rink had the winning score receiving 37-12 shots. The ladies’ team played Reading in a three triple friendly match but unfortunately lost 40-57.

PEPPARD lost on four rinks and overall in a six triples friendly at TWYFORD.

The visitors’ two winning rinks each made it by just one shot with Peppard taking 66 shots to Twyford’s 102.

Scores: (Peppard names) John Crowley, Bill Outram, Elaine Roberts 8-22; Colin Benger, Gordon Richens, Ruth Copp 13-12; Chris Mitson, Peter Borseberry, John Rees 7-21; Mavis Gomm, Bill Copp, Peter Watkins 11-19; David Quint, Ron Savill, Val Rees 11-13; Maureen Richens, Paul Smith, Geof Mitson 16-15.

On Sunday PEPPARD hosted HARWELL in a five triples MUL match which reversed their fortunes and gained 10 league points to the opponent’s two points. Peppard won on four rinks. On skip Diana Faulkner’s rink the result was never in contention and the team took 17 more shots than their opponents. Skip Geof Mitson’s team, on the other hand, faced stiff opposition in the first half, followed by Harwell scoring on only one end in the second half and Peppard winning by 15 shots.

Scores (Peppard names) Liz Waterfall, Peter Watkins, David Jennings 13-22; Colin Benger, John Faulkner, Elaine Roberts 16-9; Jimmy McLelland, Barry Smart, Diana Faulkner 27-10; Chris Mitson, Albert Shepherd, Tony Reid; 15-14; David Quint, Jean Smart, Geof Mitson 22-7;

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