Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Bland keeps his nerve to give Shiplake narrow win



P W L D F A Ps

Palmer Park 17 10 4 3 1518 1258 126

Hurst 14 10 3 1 1382 997 119

Burghfield 12 9 2 1 1095 912 95

Shiplake 15 8 6 1 1253 1199 94

Un of Read 15 5 7 3 1251 1227 80

Goring 12 5 6 1 808 963 75

Henley 11 4 6 1 848 905 61

Pangbourne 14 3 9 2 1028 1334 57

Harwell 12 4 7 1 894 1084 55

Peppard 14 3 11 0 1061 1259 54


P W L D F A Ps

Shiplake 6 6 0 0 621 449 62

Watlington 6 4 2 0 640 605 40

Caversham 6 2 4 0 522 549 28

Henley 5 2 3 0 352 450 26

Peppard 7 1 6 0 502 584 24

HENLEY ran out 81-70 winners at home to PALMER PARK in a five mixed triples Manchester Unity League match. The hosts picked up eight points to the visitors’ four.

Frank Powell’s triple found themselves 9-7 down after 10 ends and thereafter took control and trebled their score while conceding only four shots to finish eight shots ahead.

Skip Barrie Davies and his triple had a similar experience, being level at halfway they scored a further 11 shots while giving away four shots to end up plus seven shots.

Trailing 11-9 after leading 7-0 was the catalyst for John Eatwell’s triple to rally strongly lifting their shots total at the end to 20 with their opponents finishing with three fewer.

Skip Gill Robins and her triple found themselves in a close game and being level with one end to play were unable to edge out the holding wood from their opponents to lose by that one shot. David Silvester’s triple lost out by six shots.

Scores (Henley names): S Daniells, M Robins, F Powell 21-13; M Johnson, C Blakeway, J Eatwell 20-17, R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 13-14; A Daniels, B Bishop, B Davies 17-10; A Scott, J Thompson, D Silvester 10-16.

On Sunday HENLEY lost out in a four mixed triples friendly at HEADINGTON, going down by 68 shots to 58. Skip Frank Powell’s triple turned a one shot deficit after 11 ends into a comfortable 18-12 win. Both Arthur Daniels and Barrie Davies’ triples were just behind from start to finish while Maurice Robins’ triple slipped up on the last three ends surrendering their lead to go down by three shots.

Scores (Henley names): M Johnson, R Kingston, F Powell 18-12; K Lawrance, D Maybury, A Daniels 10-19; B Davies, D Woodford, M Robins 16-19; Malcolm Johnson, P Hawes/A Scott, Barrie Davies 14-18.

SHIPLAKE beat THAME in Division 2 of the Oxford and District League last Thursday at Memorial Avenue by just one shot, 78-77, to pick up four points to the visitors’ two.

The rink of Barrie Evans lost by 20 shots. Graham Kennedy’s four found themselves 9-0 down after three ends, but picked up a seven on the ninth end to haul themselves back into contention. From then on it was nip and tuck all the way, with the home side scoring a golden shot on the last end to win by one.

Barry Lambourne’s rink dominated their opponents from the outset and ran out easy winners by 22 shots.

With Shiplake leading by three shots overall, the climax came down to the rink of Jim Bland who with just one end to play trailed by four shots.

With his last wood Bland drew a second shot which gave Shiplake victory.

Scores (Shiplake names): P Christmas, I Robinson, G Clinch, B Evans 8-28; F Benham, J Munnelly, D Bullock, G Kennedy 23-22; P Buckett, M Belcher, M Shepherd, B Lambourne 31-9; J Chamberlain, A Melville, R Pitcher, J Bland 16-18.

PEPPARD lost out to visitors SHIPLAKE in a five triples Manchester Unity League fixture. The hosts had one winning rink gaining two league points to Shiplake’s 10. Skip Diana Faulkner and her team fought their way back after a poor start to level-pegging at halfway and went on to win by three shots.

Scores (Peppard names first): Chris Eldred, Brian Evans, Geof Mitson 15, Mairwen West, Dave Bullock, Jim Bland 22; Bill Copp, Val Rees, Tony Reid 16, John Nunnelly, Helen Robinson, Barrie Evans 19; Bob Eldred, John Faulkner, Elaine Roberts 10, Margaret Bullock, Roger Pitcher, Graham Kennedy 27; Chris Mitson, John Rees, David Jennings 16, Ron Mansfield, Iain Robinson, Daphne Jacobs 20; Peter Watkins, Ruth Copp, Diana Faulkner 18, Mark Belcher, Peter Christmas, Wendy Cross 15.

PEPPARD lost out at UNIVERSITY OF READING in a five triples Manchester Unity League match on Saturday. Peppard won on two rinks, gaining four league points to the home team’s eight.

Scores (Peppard names): Peter Borseberry, Albert Shepherd, Diana Faulkner 21-16; Paul Smith, John Faulkner, Elaine Roberts 12-20; Chris Mitson, Colin Benger, Tony Reid 11-30; Jenny Wingrove, Bob Eldred, Geoff Mitson 20-11; Chris Eldred, Bill Outram, Peter Watkins 13-19.

PEPPARD lost out at home to SUTTONS in a five rinks friendly game on Sunday where the hosts won on two rinks.

On rink two skip Tony Reid’s team took control from the start and were 14 shots ahead at half-time; Suttons fought back in the second half and Peppard scored on only three ends, but victory was theirs by six shots.

Scores (Peppard names): Brian Borseberry, Michael Asher, Mavis Gomm, Ruth Copp 10-27; Sandra Atkinson, Frank Acton, Colin Benger, Tony Reid 26-20; Ron Savill, Barbara Asher, Peter Borseberry, Elaine Roberts 17-32; Jimmy McLelland, Gordon Richens, Maureen Richens, Peter Watkins 12-21; John Crowley, Penny Russell, Katie Boyle, Bill Copp 20-18.

WARGRAVE lost out away to READING B by 88 shots to 61 in the Kennet League. Wargrave picked up three points to Reading’s 11.

In the Chiltern and Thames League, hosts WARGRAVE beat CIPPENHAM 85-77. All five triples had winning rinks and a score of 10-0 was secured reversing the same score at Cippenham earlier in the season.

On Saturday WARGRAVE lost at home to BASSETSBURY MANOR by 51 shots to 43. Bassetsbury had two winning rinks and Wargrave one as the visitors picked up eight points to the hosts’ two.

Two friendly games were played, with both sides winning a rink each.

On Sunday WARGRAVE lost out 75-66 away to FLACKWELL HEATH with the hosts gaining nine points to the visitors’ one.

In a friendly match WARGRAVE defeated BRACKNELL by 88 shots to 63, winning on four rinks and drawing on the fifth.

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