Saturday, 13 August 2022

Visitors triumph at Peppard’s gala day

FOLLOWING a gap year, PEPPARD held their annual gala day last Sunday in the format of a mixed rink competition.

FOLLOWING a gap year, PEPPARD held their annual gala day last Sunday in the format of a mixed rink competition.

The event was well supported with 18 teams taking part. President Elaine Roberts welcomed the visitors with the proceedings organised and umpired by Geof Mitson and Barry Smart.

Teams played in two groups, with each team playing four games of seven ends.

Winning all four games, Palmer Park headed group one. Close competition in group two brought about an exciting finale, with the Oxford Bowls Club coming out on top with seven points with Woodley, Wargrave and Peppard all narrowly missing out with six points.

In the final both leads put on the pressure as they inched each other away from the jack. The lead was constantly changing until on the sixth end when a good shot secured four shots for Palmer Park who took the honours.

HENLEY triumphed by 92 shots to 76 in their latest Plomer Cup match at DIDCOT last Saturday.

On Saturday 8th August Henley returned successfully to Plomer Cup action away to Didcot in a mixed triples match over five rinks.

The outstanding Henley rink was that of captain Andy Scott whose triple having been 8-16 down after 10 ends eventually won 22-18 on completion of their 18 ends match.

Henley managed to win on four of the five rinks played as they picked up 10 league points to the hosts’ two.

Scores (Henley names): W Outram, S Daniells, R Sayer 19-11; J Bonar, L Snelgrove, B Davies 17-15; A Crisa, J Thompson, D Silvester 15-20; R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 19-12; L Sayer, M Robins, A Scott 22-18.

The following day in the same competition HENLEY lost out by 91 shots to 58 away at CAVERSHAM.

The visitors lost on four of the five rinks as they claimed just two league points to the hosts’ 10.

Scores (Henley names): A Crisa, D Woodford, R Sayer 7-19; L Sayer, J Rees, A Scott 6-20; J Bonar, M Robins, B Davies 13-20; R Kingston, N Daniells, G Robins 19-16; J Woodford, V Rees, F Powell 13-16.

HENLEY MEN lost out in a friendly fixture at home to PEPPARD on Tuesday of last week.

The visitors won on three of the four rinks to triumph 67-62.

Scores (Henley names): J Woodford, W Outram, A Scott 10-19; K Lawrance, R Kingston, F Powell 13-16; J Hawthorne, N Daniells, C Ward 21-12; J Cross, L Snelgrove, D Silvester 18-20.

HENLEY narrowly triumphed 67-66 in a mixed triples friendly over four rinks at HAGBOURNE on Wednesday of last week in a match that saw both sides win two rinks each.

Scores (Henley names): J Rees, T Dombey, R Sayer 12-19; R Kingston, D Woodford, B Davies 23-9; J Woodford, V Rees, C Ward 19-12; A Crisa, K Lawrance, A Scott 13-26.

HENLEY LADIES ran out winners away at WOKINGHAM in a three triples friendly match played on a dry fast green.

It took four ends for Henley to find the pace but once started they competed well and enjoyed an 18 shot win.

The best result came off the rink skipped by Di Woodford who won 22-4. Skip Janet Thompson for Henley although starting off well just fell behind to lose out 17-13. Gill Robins, skipping with Hilary Beaumont leading and Angelika Crisa at two, enjoyed a close scoring game until the 12th end when they pulled away to win 24-20.

HENLEY LADIES ran out winners at home to TWYFORD LADIES on a warm afternoon.

Di Woodford, skipping for Henley, with Hilary Beaumont leading and Dilys Smith at two were level six shots on the ninth end before narrowly losing 15-14.

This was rectified by Janet Thompson’s triple of Lynn Sayer and Angelika Crisa who reversed the scoring by winning 15-14. The third triple led by new bowler Joan Edwards with Mavis Johnson at two and Gill Robins skipping streaked ahead maintaining their lead throughout to win 23-10.

On Wednesday of last week SHIPLAKE travelled to WATLINGTON in a round of the Plomer Cup and although winning on three of the five rinks, went down by two shots (91-89) with both sides picking up six points each.

Trailing by nine at the 15th Barry Lambourne then stepped up a gear but was unable to catch David Byers, losing by four. At the 15th Graham Kennedy was 14 adrift against Les Westcott, then scored seven in five ends to add a bit of respectability to the score, losing by eight.

Just keeping ahead in the whole match Wendy Cross ran out the winner by four against Gordon Hooker. Level pegging at the 19th Barrie Evans then scored in both the two remaining ends to beat Henry Franklin by three. Eight down at the 11th David Bullock then scored nine in three ends to see him home against Bob Gilkes.

Scores (Shiplake names first): E Davis, S Reid, M Stafford, W Cross 18, R Lewis, K Clayton, S Watts, G Hooker 14; M Bullock, E Robinson, J Munnelly, B Evans 20, M Trimmer, M Ewins, A Twinn, H Franklin 17; W Buss, D Buckett, B Copp, D Bullock 22, J Franklin, D Breden, J Trimmer, B Gilkes 18; J Stafford, M Barnett, M Shepherd, B Lambourne 15, V Webb, A Evins, N Brown, D Byers 19; R Copp, M Lovejoy, F Benham, G Kennedy 14, C Gould, B Thomas, J Lewis, L Westcott 22.

Last Saturday SHIPLAKE suffered a 99-87 defeat away at OXFORD SPORTS in a six rink mixed triples match.

Mick Lovejoy was 15 shots down at the 14th but then managed to score 10 in the last four ends to lose by eight. In the early stages Dave Webb was just a few shots in front, then had a scoring spell to win by 10. Sylvia Blackmore got off to a good start and stayed that way to the end, winning by 10.

David Bullock was level at the fifth at three apiece, but then never scored another shot for the rest of the game, losing by 24. Martin Cranstoun led from start to finish, coming home by seven. Daphne Jacob scored a five on the last end to win by three.

Scores (Shiplake names): S Reid, M Bullock, M Lovejoy 15-23; C Gutteridge, J Munnelly, D Webb 18-8; M Woodard, M Stafford, S Blackmore 20-10; E Robinson, S Cranstoun, D Bullock 3-27; J Webb, J Gutteridge, M Cranstoun 23-16; D Lloyd, P Christmas, D Jacob 18-15.

WARGRAVE lost out by 98 shots to 70 at TWYFORD in the Kennet League on Tuesday of last week. The visitors lost on three of the four rinks and picked up just two points to the hosts’ 12. The Wargrave winning rink was that of Peter Campbell, Keith Sykes, David Smith with Mike Pope as skip.

In their KLX League match on Friday of last week WARGRAVE lost out by 57 shots to 54 away to DESBOROUGH C. Wargrave picked up four points to Desborough’s six. The Wargrave winning rinks were those of Sam Morrison, Keith Sykes with Roger Prew as skip and Richard Bedford, Dave Smith with Mike Pope as skip.

Last Saturday WARGRAVE lost on all five rinks in a friendly match with BURNHAM.

WATLINGTON defeated WEST WITNEY in the quarter-final of the Hawker Cup.

Vic Webb, David Auger, Les Westcott and Gordon Hooker drew with 19 shots each, while Sam Watts, Adie Twinn, Shane Cooper and Chris Gilkes triumphed 28-11.

Watlington will now go on to the finals day at Oxford’s City and County on August 23.

In the Oxfordshire Men’s League WATLINGTON missed out on promotion as they lost their final match 5-1 to CHARLBURY.

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