Monday, 21 June 2021

Shiplake ladies celebrate repeat success in top club final

SHIPLAKE LADIES played THAME LADIES at Kidlington in the final of the Oxfordshire Top Club competition and were successful for

SHIPLAKE LADIES played THAME LADIES at Kidlington in the final of the Oxfordshire Top Club competition and were successful for the second year, beating their opponents 2.5 points to 1.5.

Margaret Bullock won her singles by seven shots (21-14). The pair of Jackie Stafford and Helen Robinson drew 16 shots each.

With Mairwen West, Phyllis Mansfield and Wendy Cross winning 24-13 it sealed the win for the villagers. The four of Sonia Stretch, Jean Webb, Edna Orchard and Daphne Jacob went down by 10.

SHIPLAKE travelled to HARWELL to play a Manchester Unity League triples match, winning on four of the five rinks by 23 shots and by 10 points to two. Daphne Jacob was 11-0 up after three ends then shared the spoils after that to win by 12.

David Bullock was 16-4 up at 10 ends, then his opponents came within three of him at the 14th before pulling away again to win by eight.

Graham Kennedy took an early lead and never looked likely to be caught, winning by eight. Wendy Cross’ triple just kept their lead all afternoon to come home by three.

Scores (Shiplake names): E Pelling, J Buckett, D Bullock 22-14; V Beaumont, M Belcher, D Jacob 24-12; M Pelling, P Buckett, W Cross 14-11; S Stretch, H Robinson, G Kennedy 20-12; M Bullock, I Robinson, T Beaumont 11-19.

Last Wednesday SHIPLAKE entertained TRENTHAMS in a six rinks mixed friendly and won by 46 shots (131-85).

Pick of the crop for the home side was Graham Kennedy who won by 24. Matt Shepherd, playing in the unusual position of skip, won by 17, not allowing his opponent to reach double figures.

Mike Lovejoy (+4), Roger Pitcher (+4) and Len Mitton (+1) were the other winning skips. Graham Clinch was 13-0 down after six ends, then put some shots on the board before going down by four.

Scores (Shiplake names): V Harris, J Munnelly, J Snook, L Mitton 15-14; S Stretch, S Reid, I Robinson, R Pitcher 19-15; M Pelling, W Buss, P Mansfield, G Clinch 17-21; J Buckett, E Pelling, J Chamberlain, M Shepherd 25-8; P Stode, D Taylor, D Buckett, M Lovejoy 22-18; E Davis, S Clinch, M Belcher, G Kennedy 33-9.

PEPPARD travelled to MILTON HILL for a four triple game on their artificial outdoor rink. Peppard suffered heavy defeats on two rinks, with a closer defeat by three shots on rink three. The only winning rink was led by Geof Mitson.

Scores: (Peppard names) J Evans, C Eldred, G Mitson 18-12; J Crowley, F Acton, E Roberts 8-28; J Waterfall, B Outram, J Smart 11-22, C Mitson, B Smart, D Jennings 16-19.

PEPPARD played at HARWELL in an Manchester Unity League fixture. On rink five Geof Mitson was always in the lead and won by five shots despite conceding 6 shots on the last four ends. Tony Reid had a good win by eight shots on rink three. Peter Watkins and David Jennings had a close win and a close defeat respectively. Peppard won the match by three rinks to two and 74 shots to 70, gaining eight points to Harwell’s four.

Scores: (Peppard names) J Wingrove, B Outram, B Eldred 11-19; C Eldred, B Smart, P Watkins 16-15; P Borsberry, V Rees, T Reid 18-10; C Mitson, J Rees, D Jennings 12-14; D Quint, J Smart, G Mitson 17-12.

PEPPARD made the short journey to WOODLEY for a rain-interrupted game of five triples. Peppard won on two rinks and lost on three rinks.

Scores: (Peppard names) J Crowley, J Smart, C Mitson 6-26; P Gibbons, C Eldred, G Mitson 19-9; P Russell, B Outram, P Watkins 10-23; C Benger, M Gomm, V Rees 15-16; M Richens, G Richens, J Rees 14-22; J Wingrove, K Boyle, B Smart 22-12.

PEPPARD entertained HURST for an Manchester Unity League fixture on Sunday. Diana Faulkner’s rink was always in control of their game and had a good win by 10 shots.

On the next rink David Jennings’ rink managed a win by four shots. Tony Reid’s rink were defeated by eight shots, mainly due to conceding 13 shots on three ends during the game. The other two rinks ended with convincing wins for Hurst. Peppard lost the match by three rinks to two and 74 shots to 90. Peppard gained four points and Hurst eight points.

Scores: (Peppard names) Bob Eldred, Shep, Diana Faulkner 22-12; Chris Mitson, John Rees, David Jennings 19-15; Peter Watkins, Val Rees, Tony Reid 12-20; Chris Eldred, Barry Smart, Elaine Roberts 9-23; David Quint, Jean Smart, Geof Mitson 12-20.

WARGRAVE played TWYFORD for the Hedges Cup. The cup has been contested since 1983 in honour of the late Ron Hedges who played for Twyford.

Six rinks of mixed triples were played, Wargrave won on four rinks and Twyford two. The winning score to Wargrave was 108-93.

WARGRAVE played away recently to DESBOROUGH, with five mixed triples played and Wargrave losing 73-98.

On Saturday WARGRAVE played away at MAIDENHEAD THICKET. Five mixed triples were played but unfortunately the weather stopped play after 10 ends. Wargrave lost, the score being 41-43.

On Sunday WARGRAVE were away at WINDSOR GREAT PARK. Five mixed triples were played but Wargrave lost, the score being 65-94.

WARGRAVE LADIES were away recently to both HURST and PALMER PARK but lost both matches. On August 21, Wargrave hosted their last event for the Masonics. A good afternoon of bowling was enjoyed by all.

HENLEY’S home five mixed triples friendly match with BROOMWADE was 64 -92 loss.

Jim Woodford skipped the only winning rink for the hosts, for the first nine ends, allowing the visitors’ reserve Bill Bowler to replace him for the last nine ends.

Scores (Henley names): A Scott, P Hawes, A Daniels 6-24; R Maybury, L Snelgrove, J Woodford, B Bowler 14-8, D Smith, R Sayer, M Johnson 15-20, R Kingston, D Woodford, J Eatwell 17-22, A Crisa, J Hawthorne, D Maybury 12-18.

HENLEY welcomed PANGBOURNE for a five mixed rinks Manchester Unity League match, going down by 73 -95 with each club receiving six points.

Skip Gill Robins’ triple, four shots to 11 down at 10 ends, won six of the eight ends remaining to surge ahead and win by 18-13.

Both John Hawthorne’s and Frank Powell’s triples won, the former by three shots although dropping shots on the last three ends, while the latter scored eight shots on the last four ends to secure a three shot win.

The other two triples struggled to match their opponents’ scoring.

Scores (Henley names): R Maybury, R Sayer, J Hawthorne 19-15, A Daniels, P Hawes, F Powell 19-16, R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 18-13, J Bower, D Maybury, J Eatwell 8-29, A Scott, J Thompson, D Silvester 9-22.

HENLEY’S five mixed triples Plomer Cup match at WATLINGTON resulted in a 57-99 defeat, with two points for Henley and 10 points to the hosts.

John Eatwell led his triple to the only win for Henley by nine shots, while the other triples experienced a collective lack of success.

Scores (Henley names): R Maybury, L Snelgrove, Malcolm Johnson 9-26, S Daniells, D Maybury, J Eatwell 19-10, A Daniels, P Hawes, F Powell 10-22, M Johnson, R Kingston, N Daniells 10-16, A Crisa, A Scott, D Silvester 9-25.

HENLEY visited the UNIVERSITY OF READING for a five mixed triples Manchester Unity League match, winning 86-83 and taking five points to the hosts’ seven.

David Silvester’s triple came out 29-8 on top the best win of the day with their scorecard recording the last five ends produced 18 shots without reply.

Skip Barrie Davies’ triple and their opponents each had the lead three times but finished all square, while Frank Powell’s triple were overhauled in the last few ends. Both Gill Robins’ and David Burdon’s triples were always just behind in their games.

Scores (Henley names): A Crisa, D Maybury, B Davies 16-16, S Daniells, M Robins, F Powell 16-22, A Scott, J Thompson, D Silvester 29-8, R Sayer, P Hawes, D Burdon 11-17, R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 14-20.

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