Henley Beat Didcot in First Mixed Triples Cup of the Season

On Wednesday 8 June, Henley entertained Didcot in a five mixed triples Plomer Cup match. This was the defending Champions first cup match of the season running out winners 103-68, winning on three rinks and narrowly losing on two. Colin Ward with Kevin Browne and Joan Edwards started slowly, were 3 down after ten ends, finishing strongly with a winning score 26-11. Gill Robins with Norman Daniells and Nigel Bridges also started slowly, were 5 down after five ends, picked up the pace to only drop 4 shots over the next thirteen ends to run out winners 21-10. Andy Scott with Steve Sullivan and Jeanie Davies were evenly matched after seven ends, then fished strongly winning 29-12. Peter Borsberry with Simon Hatcher and Sally Daniells were evenly matched at 8 all after ten ends then narrowly lost 15-17. David Burdon with Peter Watkins and Romy Painter were leading by 3 after eleven ends, then fell away over the final ends to go down 12-18.

On Saturday 11 June, after many years of not playing each other, Henley and Island Bohemians managed to resurrect this fixture with a five mixed friendly match played at home. Henley managed to win on three rinks, but went down 83-94. Steve Sullivan with Martin Taylor and Jim Turner were pretty evenly matched after eleven ends, then pulled away finishing strongly winning by 10 shots and an overall score 24-14. David Burdon with Jeanie Davies and Keith Lawrance were 10 up after four ends, failed to score over the next nine ends being 4 down, then finished strongly just winning by one shot with the score 17-16. Andy Scott with Peter Watkins and Joan Edwards started strongly with a 5 on the first end, were 10 up after eleven ends, running out winners 20-14. Barrie Davies with Nigel Bridges and John Wilkinson were under pressure throughout the match going down 8-25. Peter Borsberry with Richard Kingston and Peter Falle, in his first match, were fairly evenly matched after eight ends, but couldn’t maintain their momentum going down 13-25.

On Sunday 12 June Henley visited Maiden Erlegh in an OTL five triples mixed match going down 83-97. Norman and Sally Daniells with Richard Kingston were evenly matched after six ends, then pulled away win 25-16. Colin Ward with Jeanie Davies and Maurice Robins were evenly matched after nine ends ends, dropped a 5, then pulled back to win 25-17. Gill Robins with Andy Scott and Peter Watkins were evenly matched throughout, level 15-15 after seventeen ends, but dropped 2 to go down 15-17. Peter Borsberry with Steve Sullivan and Romy Painter were  level after six ends, but fell away to go down 10-20. Barrie Davies with Simon Hatcher and Joan Edwards were evenly matched 5 all after five ends, but lost their way going down 8-27.

The previous Monday (6 June), Henley welcomed the 1st Henley Cubs Group to the Club for an evening of bowls. About 30 youngsters with Akela David Singer and his helpers had an enjoyable evening of bowling using smaller carpet bowls. The Club loves to support the local community with such events and hopes it might just spark some interest and they may become bowlers at some point in the future.