Thursday, 18 August 2022

Visitors Henley pass mixed triples university challenge

HENLEY came away winners from their Oddfellows Mixed Triples League match at READING UNIVERSITY on Wednesday

HENLEY came away winners from their Oddfellows Mixed Triples League match at READING UNIVERSITY on Wednesday of last week.

In a keenly contested encounter Henley came away 85-72 winners, having won on three of the five rinks, to pick up eight league points to the hosts’ four.

Scores (Henley names): D Woodford, C Blakeway, D Silvester 15-19; R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 24-11; R Sayer, S Daniells, B Davies 18-12; D Maybury, T Dombey, C Ward 10-19; A Crisa, M Robins, F Powell 18-11.

On Saturday HENLEY lost out by 103 shots to 65 away to WATLINGTON in the Plomer Cup.

The hosts won on four of the five rinks played to pick up 10 points to the visitors’ two.

Scores (Watlington names first): Anne Evins, Neil Brown, David Byers 18, V Rees, S Daniells, R Sayer 13; Margaret Silvey, Alan Silvey, John Lewis 22, A Crisa, M Robins, C Ward 8; Caroline Gould, Mick Evins, Bob Gilkes 15, R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 23; Vic Webb, Carol Nall, Henry Franklin 25, J Woodford, J Thompson, D Silvester 7; Joyce Franklin, Ron Slater, Chris Gilkes 23, W Outram, D Woodford, J Eatwell 14.

HENLEY narrowly lost out by 87 shots to 82 at home to BASSETSBURY MANOR on Sunday in a match that was interrupted by rain. The visitors won on three of five rinks played.

Scores (Henley names): J Cross, W Outram, C Ward 20-16; D Smith, L Snelgrove, R Sayer 17-20; J Bonar, D Maybury, B Davies 17-14; J Edwards, C Blakeway, N Daniells 17-19; K Lawrance, J Woodford, R Kingston 11-18.

HENLEY LADIES drew 46-46 in a three triples friendly game against CAVERSHAM.

Janet Thompson’s triple for Henley came out best with Mavis Johnson leading and Jeanie Bonar at two. At the seventh end they secured a four followed by a three making them 12-3 up. From there they never looked back winning 18-9. New Henley lead Lynn Sayer contributed well with back-up from Jasmine Weaver at two and a tussle all through their game with Gill Robins skipping made for an evenly matched game resulting in a win by one shot.

Henley’s Angelika Crisa was not so lucky being 11-9 down on the 12th end before seeing their Caversham opponents score a further 10 shots to reach 21 to Henley’s 11.

In a triples match played at WATLINGTON, the hosts ran out 101-66 winners against ABINGDON. The host side won on four of the five rinks played.

In county competitions Watlington’s Gordon Hooker was knocked out of the Officer’s Cup in the quarter-finals. In the pairs Hooker and Bob Gilkes lost out at the semi-final stage.

Sam Watts was beaten in the first round of the county two-wood competition by Howard Watts of Headington (no relation), who has won through to the final.

Sam then beat Howard in the semi-final of the county four-wood singles and will face Mark Sykes of Banbury Borough in the final.

Shane Cooper of Watlington was beaten in the semi-final of the county U25s singles by Dean May of Headington. May will then play Sam Watts in that final.

SHIPLAKE were soundly beaten on Thursday of last week as they went down 107-51 at CITY AND COUNTY in the Oxford League. The hosts secured all six points.

The rink of Trevor Beaumont got off to a disastrous start, and were 20 shots down after six ends, the home side going on to win by 21. Barrie Evans’ four were also outplayed with a fine performance from David Wedge and went down by 12 shots.

Graham Kennedy’s rink were in the lead at the halfway mark, but then the front end completely collapsed, allowing the hosts to run away with a 22 shot victory. The best Shiplake effort came from the rink of Jim Bland’s four who led for most of the evening, but went down by one shot scored with the last wood of the match.

Scores (Shiplake names): M Belcher, D Lloyd, G Clinch, T Beaumont 14-35; P Christmas, J Munnelly, T Reid, B Evans 10-22; F Benham, L Mitton, D Bullock, G Kennedy 11-33; B Copp, R Pitcher, D Webb, J Bland 16-17.

WARGRAVE lost out to WOKINGHAM C in the Kennet League by 87 shots to 60. Wargrave picked up two points to Wokingham’s 12 from the fixture.

WARGRAVE had better fortunes in their KLX League clash with BRACKNELL C as they won 70-29. Wargrave secured all 10 points.

In the mixed friendlies, WARGRAVE lost out to TWYFORD in the Dawes Cup by 129 shots to 68.

Six mixed triples were played with the rink of Eddie Allen, Jean Burton and Peter Burton having the best Wargrave win of 19-12.

WARGRAVE lost out to MAIDENHEAD TOWN on Saturday in a five mixed triples match by 97 shots to 69. Wargrave had one winning rink, that of Val Sims, Sam Morrison and George Hedges.

WARGRAVE LADIES lost out by 62 shots to 35 away to PALMER PARK LADIES in a two triples and one pairs match.

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