Two Out of Three Wins for Henley Bowling Club

On Wednesday 27 July, Henley visited Goring & Almshouses in a three rinks OTL match. Despite winning on two rinks, Henley went down 55-61 thus gaining 6 points to Goring & Almshouses’s 8points. Gill Robins with Norman Daniells, Peter Watkins and Brian Duddy were evenly matched at 7 all after eight ends and 12 all after eleven ends. They pulled away but were then pegged back but eventually won 22-18. Barrie Davies with Andy Scott, Peter Borsberry and Joan Edwards were 7 down after five ends, 9 all after nine ends, then gradually pulled away to win 20-17. Simon Hatcher with Steve Sullivan, Sally Daniells and Maurice Robins found rink one very difficult and struggled up to the fourteenth end. They then more than doubled their score but still went down 13-26.

On Saturday 30 July, Henley entertained Reading in a five triples OTL match winning on all rinks 88-63 thus gaining the maximum 14 points. New member Kevin Currill with Steve Sullivan and Jeanie Davies raced into a 12 shot lead after eleven ends, continued to hold their momentum and won comfortably 20-9. Peter Borsberry with Simon Hatcher and new bowler Amanda Smithdale started well, fell away to 6 down after eleven ends but then picked up the pace to win 20-15. Andy Scott with David Burdon and Joan Edwards started strongly, were 11 up after seven ends, 5 up after fifteen ends and won 16-11. Barrie Davies with Martin Taylor and Romy Painter were evenly matched after nine ends, then pulled away to run out winners at 15-12. Colin Ward with Sally Daniells and new bowler Peter Falle were 10 up after nine ends, 6 up after sixteen ends, dropped 5 on the last two ends but managed to hold on to win by one shot, 17-16.

On Sunday 31 July, Henley entertained Farley Hill in a three mixed triples friendly match, Henley winning on all three rinks with the score 51-31. The game, originally scheduled for a 2:30pm start, was rescheduled for 1;15pm so the players could get home to watch the Women’s European Championship Final. Gill Robins with Peter Watkins and John Wilkinson were level 5 all after seven ends, pulled away to be 7 up after thirteen ends and although they fell away a little, still ran out winners 15-12. Peter Borsberry with Peter Falle and Jim Turner were in control from the start and raced to a convincing 16-5 win. Kevin Currill with Joan Edwards and Maurice Robins were 7 up at the half way stage, and maintained their advantage running out winners 20-14.