Reports & Results for Friendly Matches 2018

Saturday 16th June 2018 – Cirencester vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
A. Lin T. Pearce B. Harris E. White/I.Dandy Jo. Sullivan
Ji. Sullivan G. Pearce M. Crooks I. Dandy/I. Barrett J. Barrow
Ge. Vincent
J. White A. Wicks H. Hayes M. Way P. Barrow
Lost 15 – 19 Lost 12 – 13 Lost 9 – 21 Lost 10 – 18 Won 18 – 16
Highworth’s first visit to Cirencester in a number of years on an overcast day, where the weather didn’t quite know what to do, saw a close match run away from them in the last two or three ends across the rinks. With David playing for the Cirencester rink there was plenty of sledging of the captain on rink 4. Meanwhile, changes in personnel and playing order within the Highworth rink side during the match brought a little confusion to the sequence of play on rink 4.
Well done Josie S, Jill & Paul for the only win today, whilst Brian made a promising debut and Andrew stepped up to skip, Seeing his side lose by the narrowest of margins.
Our thanks to our hosts for both their warm hospitality and working with us to expand the game beyond the scheduled four triples and allow more of our members to have a game.
Result: Cirencester 87 Highworth 64
Saturday 26th May 2018 – Highworth vs West Witney
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
 J. Renno  T. Renno  G. Pearce  M. Crooks  V. Fewtrell
 Ge. Vincent  I. Barrett  J. Fewtrell  E. White  T. Pearce
 M. Way  S. Hicks  H. Hayes  D. Armitage  J. White
 Won 22 – 16  Lost 9 – 17  Won 18 – 17  Lost 6 – 28  Won 29 – 10
With Ian Webb, John Tompkins and Andrew Wicks all guesting for West Witney and playing well, Highworth were  up against it, especially as West Witney also fielded a player who had appeared 3 times at Leamington, so to finish with scores so close and having won on three of five rinks was something of an achievement.
Result: Highworth 84 West Witney 88
Saturday 13th May 2018 – Highworth vs Wantage
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4
 Jo.Sullivan  A. Lin  V. Fewtrell  J. Barrow
 J, Hill  Ge. Vincent  Ji. Sullivan  P. Barrow
 M. Way  Gr, Vincent  I. Barrett  J, Fewtrell
 Lost 11 – 21  Won 20 – 11  Won 20 – 14  Lost 5 – 26
 Whilst it wasn’t as hot as the previous weekend, the sun shone and Highworth were able to play a friendly at home for the first time this year. One thing that didn’t change from last week’s games though was Gerry Vincent once again appearing on the highest winning rink and claiming yet another Highworth pen!  Unfortunately for Highworth, whilst sharing rink victories with Wantage, they couldn’t match them in the shots department. Nevertheless, an enjoyable day and we look forward to trying to get revenge at Wantage in August.
Result: Highworth 56 Wantage 72
Sunday 6th May 2018 – Witney Town vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
D. Clements V. Fewtrell H. Pollock A. Lin I. Webb
J. Fewtrell Ge. Vincent K. Pollock Ji. Sullivan Jo. Sullivan
D. Armitage I. Barrett M. Jones (Guest) M. Way B. Clement
Lost 15-18 Won 19-14 Won 17-12 Lost 13-17 Lost 17-23
Another hot and sunny day but, unfortunately, another loss for the team. However, the outcome was only decided after the final rink was completed. The side featured debuts for Heather, Dee and Bob, but due to our only having 14 players, Witney Town kindly provided us with Mike, who helped guide Heather, playing alongside husband Kieron, to victory at the first attempt. Meanwhile, rink 2 saw a remarkable fight back. Having been 9-0 and 14-2 down, Val, the evergreen Gerry Vincent and skip Ian B went on to win 10 successive ends to record s 19-14
Result: Witney Town 84 Highworth 81
Saturday 5th May 2018 – Carterton vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4
M. Crooks G. Pearce A. Lin J. Spencer
Ge. Vincent I. Barrett T. Pearce J. Barrow
D. Armitage J. Etherington M. Way P. Barrow
Won 23 – 15 Won 20 – 16 Lost 9 – 26 Lost 10 – 19
The sun shone & the friendly team got to take to the green for the first time this season with mixed fortunes. Mick Crooks, playing his first game of the season, and friendly team stalwart Gerry Vincent had stand-out performances in a very competitive match, for which the score did not reflect how tight most ends were.
Result: Carterton 76 Highworth 62
Saturday 28th April 2018 – Highworth vs Wroughton
Unfortunately, the wet weather that has plagued the start of the season, claimed this friendly as a victim. With a very soft green and slippery conditions underfoot, there was no alternative but to call the match off early Saturday morning,
Result: Match Postponed

——- Upcoming Matches ——-

Sunday 23rd June 2018 – Fairford vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Fairford   Highworth
Friday 29th June 2018 – Burford vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Burford   Highworth
Saturday 30th June 2018 – Highworth vs Filkins
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3
Result: Highworth   Filkins
Sunday 15th July 2018 – Witney Mills vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Witney Mills   Highworth
Sunday 22nd July 2018 – North Wilts vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: North Wilts   Highworth
Saturday 28th July 2018 – Highworth vs Fairford
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Highworth   Fairford
Friday 3rd August 2018 – Shrivenham vs Highworth   (HALLS TROPHY)
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5 Rink 6
Result: Shrivenham Highworth
Friday 10th August 2018 – Highworth vs Burford
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Highworth   Burford
Saturday 11th August 2018 – Highworth vs Faringdon
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Highworth Faringdon
Sunday 19th August 2018 – Malmesbury vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Malmesbury   Highworth
Saturday 25th August 2018 – Wantage vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Wantage   Highworth
Saturday 8th September 2018 – Highworth vs Carterton
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Highworth   Carterton
Sunday 9th September 2018 – Faringdon vs Highworth
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Faringdon   Highworth
Saturday 15th September 2018 – Highworth vs Witney Town
Rink 1 Rink 2 Rink 3 Rink 4 Rink 5
Result: Highworth   Witney Town