Mixed Week for Bowling Club

Henley entertained Didcot on the 5 June, in an evening five mixed triples Plomer Cup match winning on all rinks, with a score of 107-59. Three of the rinks could have gone either way with scores very close. Dave Wilson with Peter Borsberry and Angelika Crisa started well, leading by 4 shots, were 6 down after ten ends, pulled level 14-14 after sixteen ends, dropped 1 on the next end but then scored 4on the last end to win 18-15. Kevin Currill with Steve Sullivan and Romy Painter, started slowly, picked up a 6 on end six to lead 7-4 and from there, they raced away to become Henley’s highest winning rink at 32-6. Colin Ward with Simon Hatcher and Jeanie Davies were 4 down after five ends, picked up an 8 on end six to lead 10-6 then raced to a convincing win at 26-11. Barrie Davies with John Munnelly and Sally Daniells managed to score a 5 on end six to level the score 6-6, were 12-12 after sixteen ends but managed to get ahead and win 14-12. Gill Robins with Norman Daniells and Andy Scott scored steadily and were leading 17-5  after fifteen ends and although they dropped 10 shots over the final ends, they held on on to win 17-15.

On the 8 June, Henley entertained Island Bohemians in a five mixed triples friendly match winning 83-64. Joan Edwards with Martin Cranstoun and Peter Goddard held the lead from the start although by no great margin and ran out winners with a score of 17-12. Steve Sullivan with Peter Menhinick and Rachel Shaw were evenly matched at 10-9 after eleven ends but then pulled away to win 18-12. Barrie Davies with Ramsay Adams and Nigel Bridges were 6 up after nine ends and maintained that lead to run out winners 17-11. Andy Scott with Glynis Holland and Richard Kingston were leading 7-5 after nine ends when both teams made changes. Maurice Robins came on as lead and Richard Kingston went off and the Island Bohemian skip also changed. However it didn’t affect the outcome of the game and Henley increased their lead to win 21-9. Peter Borsberry with Colin Fall and new bowler Ian Wood struggled over the first eight ends and although they fought back, they couldn’t claw back the deficit and went down 10-20.

Henley visited Maiden Erlegh on Sunday 9 June, in a five mixed triple OTL match. Henley were heavily outplayed and lost on all five rinks, with a score of 63-112, conceding all 14 OTL points to the opposition. This was the first match of the season Henley had lost and will clearly jeopardise their position at the top of the league. Barrie Davies with Joan Edwards and Simon Hatcher were 9-15 behind by the fourteenth end but came back strongly to level the score at 16-16 by the seventeenth end only to drop 2 shots on the last end to lose16-18. Peter Borsberry with Angelika Crisa and Peter Falle were only a few shots behind throughout the match but could not quite make up the difference and lost 10-13. Kevin Currill with Glynis Holland and John Munnelly had a difficult match against a strong opposition and went down 10-29. Colin Ward with Sally Daniells and Steve Sullivan dropped 6 shots on the first end and could not regain them throughout the match and went down 18-24. Norman Daniells with Trish Jones and Andy Scott faced a very strong team and struggled throughout the match losing 9-28.  Henley was grateful to Trish Jones and Andy Scott who stepped in at the last moment to replace players who dropped out through illness.

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