Henley Bowling Club welcomed Henley Mayor, Councillor Michelle Thomas and a number of the Town Councillors for a social evening of bowling followed by a fish & chip supper last Thursday. This is an annual event where Club members give some instruction and organise everyone into teams which quickly brings out the competitive spirit in them all.
On Wednesday 20 July, Henley entertained Trentham in a five mixed triples friendly match that was reduced to sixteen ends because of heavy rain. Henley won on four rinks with the overall score 63-62. Simon Hatcher with David Burdon and John Wilkinson scored steadily, 9 nine up after nine ends and ran out winners 19-7. Andy Scott with Richard Kingston and Ramsay Adams were 7 up after eleven ends, dropped 5 on the next three ends, then managed to run out winners 12-8. Steve Sullivan with Sally Daniells and Maurice Robins came up against a strong triple and went down 4-25. Norman Daniells with Colin Ward and Martin Taylor were 2 down after nine ends, level 11-11 after fourteen ends but picked up 4 to win 15-11. Peter Borsberry with Romy Painter and Brian Duddy struggled from the start, were 6 down after twelve ends, then found the green picking up 8 over the final four ends, 4 on the last end to win 13-11.
On Saturday 23 July, Henley entertained Wargrave in a four mixed triples friendly with Henley winning on all four rinks by the healthy margin of 95-43. Joan Edwards, skipping for the first time this season, with Steve Sullivan and Jim Turner were never behind and ran out winners 30-10. Barrie Davies with Martin Taylor and Keith Lawrance were 1 down after two ends, 9 up after thirteen ends, then scored 12 on the final ends to win 27-6. Kevin Currill, skipping for the first time for the club, with Sally Daniells and Peter Falle were 4 down after twelve ends, picked up 4 to draw level, then ran out winners 17-14. Peter Borsberry with Andy Scott and Jenny Wingrove, in her first representative match this season, and shared with Peter Watkins, were 8 up after eight ends, dropped a 4 on the next end, then Peter Watkins played in Jenny’s place for the team to win 21-13.