Good Wins for Henley Bowls This Week
On Wednesday 15 June, Henley entertained Desborough in a five triples mixed friendly match winning on two, drawing on one and losing by just one shot 85-86. Steve Sullivan with Jeanie Davies and Martin Taylor started off strongly, were 12 up after thirteen ends, lost their impetus, but still finished in front at 21-17. Barrie Davies with Keith Lawrance and Brian Duddy started slowly, picked up the pace in the middle, were 8 up after fourteen ends, running out winners 20-17. Colin Ward with Norman Daniells and Peter Falle were level 7 all after nine ends, 6 up after fifteen ends, but lost 6 over the final ends to draw 16-16. Peter Borsberry with David Burdon and John Wilkinson were 9 up after seven ends were 3 up after thirteen ends, but narrowly went down 16-19. Simon Hatcher with Joan Edwards and Maurice Hill started strongly and were 7 up after eight ends but only managed to score 4 over the next ten ends going down 12-17.
On Saturday 18 June Henley entertained Palmer Park in a five mixed triples OTL match on a comparatively chilly afternoon, winning on four of the rinks 103-75. Henley gaining 12 points to Palmer Park’s 2. Henley’s highest winning rink was Barrie Davies with Sally Daniells and Richard Kingston scoring consistently with the winning score 27-9. Peter Borsberry with Colin Ward and Joan Edwards started with a 5, and another 5 on end six to go 9 up. They maintained their lead and ran out winners 26-17. Norman Daniells with Simon Hatcher and Jeanie Davies were leading by 9 shots after sixteen ends, dropped 8 on the final ends to just win by one, 21-20. Gill Robins with Kevin Browne and Peter Watkins were 5 down after fifteen ends, finishing strongly picking up 6 on the last three ends to win by one 15-14. David Burdon with Andy Scott and Romy Painter were 8 down after thirteen ends, picked up 8 over next four ends to draw level but couldn’t maintain their momentum dropping 1 on the final end to go down 14-15.