Double Winning Week for Henley Bowls
On Wednesday evening 29 June, Henley played away to Shiplake in a five mixed triple Plomer Cup & OTL match winning four of the five rinks with an overall shot score of 99 – 68. Henley secured 10 points to 2 in the Plomer Cup league and 12 points to 2 in the OTL. Henley’s highest winning rink was skipped by Peter Borsberry with Jo Wilson and Simon Hatcher. Never looking back they ran out winners by 26-10. Following on their heels was the rink skipped by Barrie Davies with Peter Watkins and Joan Edwards. Never headed, they won 22-9. David Wilson skipped with Nigel Bridges and Sally Daniells and after three ends they were trailing 0-7 shots. However, they crept back on ends four and five and scored a 6 on end six to take the lead by 8-7. It was nip and tuck then until the last two ends, picking up two 4s to win 24-16. The rink skipped by Gill Robins with Richard Kingston and Norman Daniells were always in control and won 16-11. Not so fortunate was the rink skipped by David Burdon with Jeanie Davies and Steve Sullivan. Leading 3-1 on end three, Shiplake turned up the heat and were leading 14-3 on end eight. Henley then scored a 4 to halve the deficit but Shiplake continued their form and by end fourteen were leading 19-8, finally succeeding 22-11.
On Sunday 3 July Henley visited Hurst bowling club in a five mixed triples OTL match winning on four rinks and losing on one. Henley ran out overall winners at 102 – 69 gaining 12 points to Hurst’s 2. Barrie Davies with Amanda Smithdale and Simon Hatcher had a close match up to the eleventh end when they took firm command and ran out clear winners 23 – 15. It was Amanda’s first match after joining this season and we congratulate her on a game well played. Gill Robins with Peter Watkins and Steve Sullivan stormed ahead from the beginning and were firm winners at 29-14. David Wilson with Maurice Robins and Jeanie Davies were ahead until the sixteenth end when they conceded 2 and 1 shots on the last two ends to go down 14-16. Peter Borsberry with Richard Kingston and Joan Edwards had a difficult start until they drew level on the ninth end after which, they surged ahead and ran out clear winners at 22-13. David Burdon with Brian Duddy and Sally Daniells were level after seven ends then scored steadily to secure the win at 15-13.