Bowling Club Celebrates 2021 Double

Henley Bowling Club celebrated their double winning 2021 season of the Plomer Cup and the Oddfellows Triple League on Saturday.

It is thought that this is the first time in the history of the Club that they have won the Oddfellows Triple League and they haven’t won the Plomer Cup since the 1980s.  The Plomer Cup is believed to be first presented in 1933 by former Henley Mayor and founding Chair of Henley Bowling Club, George Plomer.  As well as the plaque which is currently being made, the Club received a cheque for £100 for winning the Oddfellows Triple League.

The final table for the Plomer Cup saw Henley beat runners-up Caversham 63 points to 53.25. Other clubs that play for the Plomer Cup are Shiplake, Watlington and Didcot.

On winning the Cup and the League, Captain Andy Scott said, “I’m lost for words.  We were so surprised that we did so well and it’s a great honour for Henley to have won these competitions and well done to all Henley-on-Thames Bowling Club.  It’s all about teamwork.”  Chair, Sally Daniells added, “It’s given us all a real buzz and renewed enthusiasm for playing.  We’re all part of a lovely family.”

Henley played Pangbourne in this season’s Oddfellows Triple League on Saturday (28 May) winning the match by 79-38 shots and gaining 11.5 points to Pangbourne’s 2.5.  Norman Daniells with Simon Hatcher and Joan Edwards started strongly, were 11 up after ten ends, winning 20-8. Gill Robins with Colin Ward and Richard Kingston were 6 up after eight ends, but lost momentum, going down 10-12. Barrie Davies with Sally Daniells and Peter Watkins were 15 up after nine ends, running out winners 27-7. Peter Borsberry with Steve Sullivan and Jeanie Davies were  level 10-10 after nine ends, then pulled away to win 22-11.