SHIPLAKE were soundly beaten at home to CAVERSHAM on Sunday. The visitors won all five
SHIPLAKE were soundly beaten at home to CAVERSHAM on Sunday. The visitors won all five rinks by 24 shots to secure all 12 points from the Plomer Cup clash.
After losing the first end by one, Dave Webb won the next three ends to go 5-1 up. It was then nip and tuck as his opponents kept in touch, eventually pegging him back to 12-12 by end 14, finishing 19-13 down.
After recovering from a slow start Graham Kennedy drew level 8-8 by end 10, the lead then switched back and forth before Caversham took the honours 15-17. It was close all the way until Barrie Evans scored a six on end 12 to take a comfortable lead of 13-9. His opponents went 17-13 ahead as Caversham won seven shots against one to win by eight.
Captain Jim Bland started struggled to keep in touch with his opponent for the remainder of the match. Caversham were 11-0 up by end four and although the home side rallied slightly, went down by five.
After sharing the first two ends Caversham edged away to lead by six. Daphne Jacob won seven of the next nine ends to go 17-10 up, but her opponent won the last six to win by three.
Scores (Shiplake names): W Buss, J Gutteridge, R Pitcher, D Webb 13-19; F Benham, R Copp, D Bullock, G Kennedy 15-17; B Copp, E Robinson, W Cross, B Evans 16-24; J Webb, S Pitcher, T Beaumont, J Bland 18-23; P Christmas, K Bland, M Shepherd, D Jacob 17-20.
CAVERSHAM MEN played their first away game of the season at TILEHURST on Saturday where they won by 90 shots to 85, winning on three of the five rinks played.
Ron Robson, with David Ash and David Quint, were 10-0 down but came back to win 21-18 which included a seven on one end.
The highest winning rink was Peter Slatford, with Harry Walmsley and Mick Fowkes.