Thursday, 24 June 2021

Hosts ease to comfortable victory against Headington

HENLEY slipped to a three rinks to two defeat away to PALMER PARK in their first

HENLEY slipped to a three rinks to two defeat away to PALMER PARK in their first Oddfellows Triples League match of the season on Wednesday of last week.

The hosts picked up six league points to Henley’s four.

G Robins skipped her rink of R Kingston and N Daniells to a 22-12 win while D Silvester with A Crisa and C Blakeway won 14-12.

The losing rinks saw J Bonar, M Johnson and B Davies go down 14-18, A Scott, S Daniells and R Sayer 14-20 and M Johnson, M Robins and F Powell 10-27.

On Sunday HENLEY defeated visitors HEADINGTON in a five rinks triples friendly match. The hosts won on four of the rinks as they triumphed 122-57.

The rink of K Lawrance, D Woodford, and B Davies won 31-4, J Bonar, D Maybury, J Woodford 28-8, J Cross, L Snelgrove, V Rees 25-9 and H Beaumont, J Rees, F Powell 21-19. The rink of T Dombey, A Scott and R Kingston drew 17-17.

WARGRAVE went down to a 102-66 defeat against WOODLEY on Tuesday of last week in the Kennet League. Wargrave’s only winning rink, skipped by Clive Winfield included David Smith, Keith Sykes and Mike Pope as they triumphed 28-12.

Woodley, who won four of the five rinks played, picked up 12 league points to Wargrave’s two. On the same day WARGRAVE LADIES defeated HURST 53-39 as they won two of the three rinks played.

The best winning rink for Wargrave was that skipped by Marian Pope that consisted of Hilde Jones and Val Sims.

In a three rinks CT and friendly match WARGRAVE slipped to two rinks to one defeat in a match that saw them gain two CT points to CIPPENHAM’S eight. The winning rink for Wargrave, skipped by Clive Winfield and consisting of Mary Coster and Mike Pope, won 18-11.

In the three friendly matches Wargrave won two and lost one as they triumphed 103-94. The best winning rink, skipped by George Hedges and made up of Brian Turnbull and Terry Blake, won 26-11.

On Friday of last week WARGRAVE narrowly lost out 54-43 against BRACKNELL C in a KLX match. Wargrave picked up three points to Bracknell’s seven.

The winning rink for Wargrave, that won 15-13, was made up of skip Mike Pope, George Hedges and David Smith.

Last Saturday WARGRAVE defeated WEXHAM 106-103 in a friendly fixture. The best winning rink, skipped by Mike Pope and consisting John Avery and Phyl Edwards, won 26-8.

Hosts SHIPLAKE defeated GREAT HOLLANDS in a five triples mixed friendly, winning on three of the five rinks and by eight shots, thanks mainly to the rink skipped by Margaret Bullock, who coasted home by 14 shots.

Phil Buckett’s triple kept just ahead of the opposition right to the end, winning by four while David Bullock trailed from start to finish, ending up minus eight.

Captain for the day, Melvin Stafford got off to a bad start but stayed in contention, going down by four.

Drawing level at sixth, Barrie Evans’ three went into the lead before being pulled back and despite dropping six on the last two ends crossed the line by two shots.

Shiplake’s saviours of the day saw the married pair of Angie and Pat Main with skip Margaret Bullock win by 14.

Scores (Shiplake names): D Lloyd, J Buckett, P Buckett 18-14; V Beaumont, J Munnelly, D Bullock 12-20; M Barnett, M Woodard, M Stafford 12-16; W Buss, D Buckett, B Evans 22-20; A Main, P Main, M Bullock 23-9.

On Wednesday evening of last week SHIPLAKE eased to a 12-0 victory against PEPPARD in the Plomer Cup and OTL. The hosts won on all five rinks and by a huge margin of 87 shots (128-41).

With the first ends shared Barry Lambourne secured 10 shots over four ends and the result was then never in doubt. Wendy Cross took control from the start and ended up 15 to the good. Assisted by Katie Bland and Martin Cranstoun, Graham Kennedy romped home by 24 shots.

Making a good start Barrie Evans was pressurised by his opponents, only winning the match on the last two ends by five. Jim Bland scored 15 in three ends to win comfortably by 26, claiming the highest winning rink.

Scores (Shiplake names): M Bullock, J Munnelly, B Lambourne 26-9; V Beaumont, M Belcher, W Cross 22-7; K Bland, M Cranstoun, G Kennedy 32-8; P Mansfield, T Beaumont, B Evans 16-11; S Stretch, R Pitcher, J Bland 32-6.

SHIPLAKE narrowly won 55-53 away to WEST WITNEY on Thursday evening of last week in Division 1 of the Oxfordshire League. Shiplake picked up three-and-a-half points to West Witney’s two-and-a-half.

The rink skipped by Graham Kennedy struggled from the start eventually losing by 11 shots. Jim Bland’s four went into an early lead but failed to hold on to it and were overhauled in the later stages and went down by two shots.

Trevor Beaumont’s rink had a close match with their hosts and went into the last end holding a lead of two, but the home side scored a double to even the tie. The best performance of the evening came from the rink skipped by Barrie Evans, which led from the start putting 20 shots on the board without reply and eventually winning by a comfortable 15 shots.

Scores (Shiplake names): F Benham, L Mitton, D Bullock, G Kennedy 9-20; B Copp, R Pitcher, D Webb, J Bland 15-17; M Belcher, J Gutteridge, M Cranstoun, T Beaumont 11-11; P Christmas, M Stafford, T Reid, B Evans 20-5.

WATLINGTON started their season with a win in the first round of the Oxfordshire League Cup. The visitors won on all four rinks as they defeated hosts WITNEY 67-59.

In the next round of the competition WATLINGTON defeated WOODSTOCK 73-70 before losing out by one shot, 62-61 to THAME in round three.

In the National Club Two Fours competition, WATLINGTON beat SOUTH OXFORD B in the first round by 45-19.

In the Oxfordshire men’s league WATLINGTON lost 4-2 to OXFORD A, beat THE OXFORD 4.5-1.5 before beating WITNEY MILLS 5-1.

In the Oxfordshire U25s pairs competition final, Chris Gilkes of Watlington, playing with Dan Swanson of Bicester, beat Sam Watts of Watlington, and Brandon King, of Bicester again.

On Monday Watts is due to play in his England U25 team trial.

In the Plomer Cup WATLINGTON beat PEPPARD 101-47 to take 12 points to 0 while in friendly matches they defeated MILTON HILL (78-42) and THE OXFORD (119-85) while losing 116-68 to THAME.

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