Henley Wins at Desborough and Palmer Park

On Wednesday 14 June, Henley visited Desborough in a three rinks and two triples mixed friendly match winning on two of the rinks, and one of the triples with the resulting score of 91-61. Gill Robins with Steve Sullivan, Martin Cranstoun and Brian Duddy were leading by 2 after six ends, picked up a 6 on the seventh end, and finished as Henley’s highest winning team with a 14 shot margin, 24-10. Colin Ward’s triple with Peter Watkins and Nigel Bridges were 7 up after nine ends and 13 up after fourteen ends. Although they dropped three 2s over the remaining ends they still ran out winners 18-10. Norman Daniells with Peter Borsberry, Andy Scott and Jenny Wingrove were 6 up after nine ends and maintained their lead finishing on 16-10. Barrie Davies with Simon Hatcher, Sally Daniells and Maurice Robins were evenly matched 7-6 after nine ends and just lost with a score of 12-14. David Burdon’s triple with Jeanie Davies and Angelika Crisa were just 1 down after nine ends, fell away to 8 down after fourteen ends and went down 11-17.

On Saturday 17 June, Henley visited Palmer Park in an OTL five mixed triples match and although both sides won on two and drew on one, Henley had the higher overall score of 87-83. This gave Henley 9 OTL points and Palmer Park 5. Norman Daniells with Simon Hatcher and Angelika Crisa took four ends to find the green then never looked back, racing to Henley’s winning rink 23-8. Peter Borsberry with Sally Daniells and Peter Falle were evenly matched after six ends, picked up a 6 on end seven, dropped 4 on end twelve but maintained their lead winning 18-16. Colin Ward with Jeanie Davies and Peter Watkins dropped 3 on the first end, scored 5 on the next end, scored another 5 on end thirteen, were level 15 all after sixteen ends, 1 down after seventeen ends, then scoring 1 to draw 16-16. Gill Robins with Steve Sullivan and Nigel Bridges started slowly, were 10 down after six ends, pulled back to just 4 down after fifteen ends but couldn’t maintain their momentum going down 16-20. Barrie Davies with Andy Scott and Joan Edwards struggled from the start. They were 11 down after eleven ends, pulled back to six down after sixteen ends, but finished 14-23.

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