Henley Bowling Club visited Reading on Saturday in an OTL five mixed triples match winning on two rinks losing on three with the overall score 77-97. This gave Henley 4 OTL points and Reading 10. Peter Borsberry with Joan Edwards and Nigel Bridges were Henley’s highest winning rink. They were 11 all after eleven ends but pulled away to 7 up after fourteen ends and finished with a 21-17 score. Colin Ward with Martin Cranstoun and Glynis Holland, playing in her first league match, dropped a 6 on the first end, picked up to 12 all after ten ends then the lead from there to run out winners at 19-18. Gill Robins with Norman Daniells and Peter Falle scored steadily and were leading 9-0 after seven ends but failed to score over the next seven ends with the score 9-21. They then scored 7 over the final end to go down 16-21. Kevin Currill with Andy Scott and Angelika Crisa were evenly matched five all after six ends, were 3 down after fourteen ends and finished 5 behind on 12-17. Simon Hatcher with Sally Daniells and Barrie Davies struggled from the start going down 9-24.
On Sunday 3 July, Henley played Maidenhead Town at home in a five mixed triples friendly match, and, despite the constant rain and drizzle, managed to play all eighteen ends. Henley won on three of the five rinks and ran out winners 91-67. Barrie Davies with Hylton Jenkins, in his first match for the club, and Trish Jones were the highest winning rink, scoring steadily from the start. They were 8 up after twelve ends and finished on a score of 23-8. Andy Scott with Peter Watkins and Maurice Robins were 11 up after ten ends and ran out winners 22-12. Gill Robins with Martin Cranstoun and Richard Kingston were 12 up after eight ends and finished with a winning score of 19-11. Kevin Browne with Peter Falle and Jackie Handley, also in her first match, were 8 all after eight ends, still level after fourteen ends but then dropped a 7 on end fifteen and never quite recovered to lose 17-20. Peter Borsberry with Frank Powell and Keith Lawrance were evenly matched 9-8 after fourteen ends, but fell away, going down 10-16.