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CLUB NEWS                             Last updated  TB  14th August  2018

RRESULT ; On Tuesday we visited Pinner Bowls Club for the away leg of our friendly matches.  Last year we narrowly lost this fixture, and the home match was abandoned in the rain, so there was no real track record to indicate how this year would go.   Pinner have an 'interesting' green, and after this years hot weather has created patches of faster surface, it was even more 'interesting' !   The match was moving in Pinner's favour at half time, and the tea interval didn't help us as we continued to lose on all rinks afterwards … except on one, and well done to Callum Kavanagh, Graham Buchanan and Mike Alderton, who drew their game 18-18.  Otherwise the overall score was 58 - 101, and we lick our wounds and look to the return in September. 

RESULT ;  On Monday 13th August, we started the week with a Ladies friendly match away to Chesham. Three triples played an enjoyable game on a fine sunny afternoon  and although we lost on two of them (albeit one was by a single shot) the third game was a solid win, carrying the shots to give us an overall win by 56 - 45.  The Top Rink was Maggie Pipe, Margaret Timberlake and Liz Baldwin (28-10). 

RESULT ; On Sunday it was time for another Three Counties game, and after a couple of disappointing results, it was time for a change !  The game was away at Wexham, and played under gathering clouds which never quite managed to rain on us.  At half time the match was finely poised,  though our Top Rink of Rob Kirby, Candi Ivey, Maggie Pipe and Mike Moir were never in danger, going on to win 34-9.  The other games ebbed and flowed, but eventually all four got over the line ahead, two of them by just a single shot, to claim a win by 122-70 and  all 12 league points.  

Obituaries;  Details treceived from BBA, of the recent passing of members from adjacent clubs,  can be found under County News ;  Ann Tift of Leighton Buzzard, Bill Holden of Denham,  Ken Johnson of Cippenham and Robbie Williams of Chesham.

APPEAL ; The 3 x 3 match against the Chesham Pioneers was postponed from the date in the card, to next week on 15th August at 10.00 am.  Unfortunately Maureen B's indisposition has lead to an oversight in being late to put up a team sheet for this re-arranged game.   It would be a shame to let down our sight-impaired opposition, so anyone prepared to step in to help, please contact John Anderson a.s.a.p.   This game is usually restricted to about 12 ends, so will probably take less than 2 hours. 

RESULT:  We played Flackwell Heath at their ground on Thursday. Unfortunately we only won on 2 rinks out of the 5, and were reduced to 3 players on one rink due to one no-show which lost us 25% of that score.  That rink was one of the two to win, but the other was our *Top Rink , comprising Roger Darbourne, Margaret Timberlake, and Bob & Hazel Baker (38-7). The overall result was a narrow defeat 91 to 94 which regrettably cost us the final  2 points so the overall score was a loss by 4 points to 8. The ground was very heavy and spongy to play on,  which our opponents found easier than we did.   *Apologies to our Top Rink, missed in the first report of this game.

NOTICE:   Unfortunately this week has been affected by a trio of Cancellations !  The match on Monday against Gerrards Cross was cancelled due to the excessive heat forecast, as was the Tuesday Ladies game against Windsor Great Park.  Possible re-arrangement dates are in the hands of the fixtures Secretary.  The Saturday game  against Rickmansworth on Sat 11th August has also been cancelled due to lack of support by our members.  

RESULT:  On Sunday we played another Away match against High Wycombe in the 3 Counties league but unfortunately we lost on all rinks after some close games on 2 of the rinks.  The green played well and our hosts took advantage of their local knowledge.

RESULT:  On Saturday we played a friendly match against Princes Risborough Away and we managed to win 3 triples out of 4 with a match score of 78 to 65. We had a Top Rink of Chris Pound, Mike Wise and George Ivey winning by 25 - 14, It was a hot muggy afternoon but the players carried on to the end.  

BURNHAM PLATE;  After the re-arrangement to a Home Fixture, thanks to all the supporters who came to see the Quarter-final against Loudwater on Saturday morning   

However.....Hard Luck Ladies!  after a very close game with never more than a few shots in it, we went into the last end one shot adrift, and so nearly 'nicked it', but eventually lost by 16 shots to 18.  Good luck to Loudwater in the Semi-final.

High Wycombe Gala ;  Two teams of members played at high Wycombe on Friday, and one was victorious.  Well done to Candi Ivey, Rose Kirby and Maureen Harding. 

Jubilee Cup ;  Further to the details posted earlier, this Bank Holiday competition will be followed by a free Barbecue for those taking part and other members supporting the event.  Get your names down as soon as possible so we can see how many bangers & burgers we are going to need ! 

ADVANCE NOTICE  ; The  2018 A.G.M  will be on 3rd November, 10.00 for a 10.30 start, so please put this in your Diaries.  The notice for committee nominations will be posted in due course, but if there are any motions or resolutions that members wish to see discussed, it is never too early to advise the Secretary accordingly. 


Some damage is being found on the greens due to badly delivered bowls

ALL MEMBERS are responsible for putting down the protective mats at both ends, to limit this damage.

If you see damage occurring please suspend your game, advise the Captain if in a competitive match, and place mats before continuing.

A good green is Vital to the maintenance of the Club

REMINDER ; Friday night , 3rd August;  For those who were not at last week's Friday roll-up and food , unfortunately NEXT WEEK will be a roll-up WITHOUT the Baked Potato options, as the Ladies are all separately unavailable.  If  any last-minute stand-ins come forward to fill the gap, we will advertise the change accordingly.

Ladies Invitation Gala ;  On Tuesday afternoon, the annual gala entertained thirteen teams from the area, and despite one internal reserve team being needed to replace a late withdrawal, the event went smoothly as ever, with much help from our team in the kitchen and the set-up volunteers.  The weather helped (not too hot and a nice breeze) and after a closely fought three sessions, the clear winners were one of two teams from Stoke Poges, with the runners up from Buckingham West End, one member of whom also won the Charity Spider ! Thanks again to all the organisers and helpers for another successful and popular day.

CANCELLATION ;  After last week's cancellations due to Hot Weather (GX Ladies) and Wet Weather (Wendover friendly) the friendly against Eastcote on Thurs Aug 2nd, has been cancelled by them, due to a lack of players.  Apologies to those concerned, but PLEASE,  more names are needed for next weekend and Three Counties games in the immediate future, so it would be appreciated if those who have missed games can transfer their support to these important League fixtures. 

 Volunteers needed !  The Ladies' Gala is on Tuesday Afternoon, and volunteers are sought  to put up the gazebos etc, from about 9 o'clock that morning, for no  more than an hour.  'Fingers crossed' that the weather has returned to warm and sunny by then. There will also be a need to take them down again around 5 - 5.30.   Please contact Roger Darbourne if you can help.

CANCELLATION ; Apologies to those concerned, but after a review of the weather forecast for the morning and early afternoon, the away friendly match against Wendover has been cancelled.  A replacement date will be investigated with our hosts, possibly in September. 

RESULT ;  After the rain overnight to freshen the air, on Saturday we went to play our Three Counties game away at league leaders Harefield Hospital with hopes of repeating our home form against them.  Alas, it was not to be.  Whilst we were missing some of  the members who played in our home victory, Harefield seemed to take full advantage of their home knowledge, and went into an early lead (it was 24 - 59 at half way) on four rinks, and despite a short rain-burst maintained the pressure throughout. Well done to Flora Alderton, Hubert Cox, Pam Anderson and Rob Kirby for securing Top Rink and 2 points, but overall we went down 61 - 125, with Harefield taking the remaining 10 points.   Our run-in to the end of the season looks to be an uphill one !

RESULT ;   On Thursday we had a friendly match against Wexham.  On another 'scorcher', we abandoned trial ends to 'one shot on the first two ends', and reduced the match to first 15, but then 16 ends only.  Our opponents had had a number of cancellations due to the heat, so were grateful that the game went ahead at all. At half time we were up in two triples (and down in the other two) but 8 shots up overall and the indications were good.  But...………..

In the second half we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, losing two games by a single shot, and a third by rather more !.  The fourth triple salvaged respect but were held to a draw, (all down to our opponents grabbing  a final shot with the last delivery  when we were holding 6 !)  so Top Rink honours go to Rose Kirby, Liz Baldwin & Tim Baldwin , (12-12).  The overall shot score was 43-58, but we look forward to a return game under less stressful circumstances.!

NOTICEAs the players concerned should have already been advised, unfortunately the predicted hot weather on Wednesday has prompted the cancellation (hopefully only a postponement to a later date) of the ladies friendly match against Gerrards Cross.

Chiltern Tourers - Please note ;   For those who went on this Spring's trip, and anyone else who is interested,  there is now a copy of the photo taken of the touring party loaded onto the appropriate page of this website.  Apologies for the delay in accessing this.   Anyone interested in receiving an electronic copy, please contact Tim Baldwin .

RESULT ;  Monday evening brought the final game in the divisional stage of the Chiltern & Thames League, at home against Marlow.  Two of the Triples went ahead early and cemented our overall win, whilst the third had a close tussle, only emerging with a two shot win over the last few ends.  So it was a 10 pts - 0 win, and by 75-37 overall, with Top Rink going to Hazel Baker, Bob Baker, and skip Lyn Carroll.  This leaves us unbeaten, and probable Divisional winners, to play in the quarter-finals on Sunday August 26th (hopefully at Home).  Well done to all team members so far. 

RESULT ;  On Sunday we played our Three Counties game away against Chess Vale.  For most players this was the first time on their artificial carpet since the same time l;ast year, so it took a while for us to adjust.  In that time Chessvale took a  solid lead, and at half time were winning on all rinks and by 66 - 25 overall. However the second half was a different story and we held our own, adding 46 shots to our opponents 44  but this was not enough to avoid the inevitable defeat. (71 - 110)  However we had one  rink where the recovery was enough to secure the 2 points, and that was our Top Rink of Rose Kirby, Bill Pipe,  Liz Baldwin & Tim Baldwin (23-17). Chess Vale took 10 pts to our 2. 

RESULT:   On Saturday we played a friendly match against Aylesbury Town away but were unable to field  a full team and could only do 3 triples. The opposition proved too strong for us and we lost on all 3 triples. The score was 33 to 50.  Well done to all who played for us.

Wendover Gala.   Also on Tuesday (17th) some of the members formed two teams to play in the Wendover B C Ladies Gala. The team of Rose Kirby, Chris Moir and Hazel Baker won the event, and Margaret Timberlake, Chris Pound and Denise Williams managed third place, out of the twelve teams taking part.   A note for any other members participating in Galas, please keep the website informed, and we will publicise your involvement, and hopefully, your success !  

RESULT ; On Tuesday we played our return friendly against Ladygate Bowls Club.  Our first encounter at home in May was a solid win for us, but today it was Ladygate's turn to dominate.  After some effort to get a full match of five triples, the vibes were not good at half way, when we were down on all rinks, and by 20 - 60 overall !.  We rallied in the second half, losing only another 10 shots across the match, but still ended up on the wrong end of a clean sweep, and by 59 - 109 overall.  A pleasant (and not excessively hot ) afternoon in good company, and some members will meet again in the Club Galas over the next few weeks.

RESULT ;  On Monday evening we visited Marlow, to play the away leg of our Chiltern and Thames League encounter.  On a warm evening, but slow green, we started well, and only a Marlow recovery in one very tight triple prevented a clean sweep.  Nevertheless we won on the other two rinks, and by 62 - 38 on shots to take the overall points, to achieve an 8 pts to 2 win, and remain unbeaten in the league this year.  Top Chalfont Rink was  Mike Alderton with Bob and Hazel Baker (25 - 6).

BUCKS PLATE ;  The quarter-final match against Newport Pagnell was played on Sunday morning, in fine warm weather, and with supporters from both camps enjoying a good competitive game. Chalfont took good advantage of home knowledge and went into a 40-27 lead at half time, leading on three out of four triples.  Unfortunately our opponents gradually got their line, and crept into a lead in the second half.  At the end we were two matches each, but 63-71 down overall, to concede the game to Newport Pagnell,  who we wish well in the semi-finals.

RESULT :  On Saturday we played a friendly at home against Stoke Poges. and despite a Top Rink of Maggie Pipe, Mike Wise and Rob Kirby (18-13) and a draw on a second green, we lost the remaining games to go down by 74-80 overall.    

CANCELLATIONS ;   The game  against Kitcheners B C next week has been cancelled through lack of support, and we will need to consider whether to  continue with this fixture in future.  Similarly, the TVL game against Egham has been forfeited due to a shortage of players willing to make this trip.  and we are seriously considering withdrawal from this league next season. The forthcoming match against the Pioneers has also been postponed to August, due to a mix-up at their end, and further details will be posted in due course.

RESULT ; On Thursday we entertained Aylesbury Town to a friendly match of five triples, and after Mid-week Captain  Maureen Burbridge added herself and Staff to the team at the last minute to rescue Captain-of-the-Day Dave Harding,  and with a late ring-round to get Lyn Carroll to complete the team, the match went ahead.  We managed to keep in front on all rinks for most of the time, and when the tightest team got a 3 to squeeze home by a shot, we achieved a clean-sweep,  and by 105 - 59 overall.  Top rink was Nick Nicholls, Robin Newman and Bryan Hedley (30-10). 

NOTE ;  for information on two recent obituary notices from Wendover BC, please refer to the County News Page of this website. 

RESULT ; On Tuesday evening, Glory Mill returned to us, to play the second of our Chiltern & Thames matches.   On the evening, we proved too good for them, winning on all three triples, and by 82 - 30 overall, taking all 10 points, and remaining unbeaten in this competition to date. Our Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Liz and Tim Baldwin (33-5). We go on to Marlow next week, who we believe are also unbeaten, which will prove interesting..... watch this space ! 

 100 Club ; The winners for July in our monthly raffle, were drawn as follows ;

£25 George Ivey,  £15 Bill Paterson,  and £10  Alan Williams . 

RESULT ;  On Monday afternoon, there was a friendly Ladies game at home against Amersham, where we won on two out of the three triples, and comfortably overall (in the muggy heat??) , by 51 shots to 34,  and with Top Chalfont Rink going to Flora Alderton, Chris Moir and Liz Baldwin (20 - 9)

THREE COUNTIES LEAGUE ;  The current situation can be found on the following Links, but in Summary, Chalfont are leading the table at present, with a game in hand over second place Harefield Hospital.  However we have played most of our home games, and the remaining fixtures are predominantly away, so we will need to keep going.....  

Current Table ;    http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/3C July 8.pdf

Matches to date ; http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/3C July 8 F.pdf

 SOCIAL NEWS ;  Bob Baker has circulated to all those involved, that the visit to the Crown Green Club at Henley in Arden is in danger of cancellation (postponement to next season) due to the extreme weather and its effect on the playability of their green.  A final decision is anticipated shortly. 

TRIPLES WEEKEND ; The men's and Ladies Triples competitions got off to a shaky start, with the games being brought forward to 12.00 to offset the worst of the afternoon heat, but after some unavoidable late arrivals, all scheduled games were played to a result. The Semi-finals then took place on Sunday (at 14.00 as advertised) and whilst the men had two close matches, the Ladies were more clear-cut and finished early,  and the outcomes can now be found on the Competitions Tab of this website. 

RESULT ;  On Thursday evening, the Ladies played their last match in the Burnham Plate, at home to Iver Heath.  The situation was that Cippenham appeared to have won the division, and we were in second place, a point ahead of Iver Heath, who could take second spot, and a quarterfinal place, with a win tonight. The resulting match was hard fought, and on the night we held off our opponents with an 18-18 draw, sharing the league points, and squeezing into the quarterfinals against the ladies from Loudwater who have won their division. This is a repeat of the quarter-final pairing last year, but this time we must visit Loudwater, where recent experience in the friendly match last week indicated a challenging green, (only partially starred by the BBA team) with little grass and much deterioration in the current weather...…..   Good Luck Ladies !! 

RESULT:  The C & T match on Wednesday 4th July was at Home to High Wycombe and we were expecting a hard match but our opponents decided to put in a few newer bowlers and we had a comfortable win on all 3 rinks by 78 to 27 shots giving us the 10 points. Our top rink was Barry Mills, Liz Baldwin and Tim Baldwin by 31 - 8 shots. 

RESULT ; The  match on Tuesday evening was a Chiltern and Thames fixture away against Glory Mill. Their three-rink green is notoriously tricky, and in the current heatwave, there was very little green grass, and so it proved very fast as well.  Two of our triples got the hang of the nuances in time to record wins, and Top Rink went to Rob Kirby , Dave Harding and late replacement Pam Anderson (20-8). With two ends to go, the shot difference was too close to call, but our third triple 'found it' eventually, to limit their loss and we secured an overall win by 53-44, gaining 8 league points to 2.  Glory Mill come back to us next week and we look forward to it. 

RESULT ; A new week and Monday brought another friendly, this time away to Loudwater. Many greens are suffering in the heat, and this was one of the most distressed we have seen. However we managed to control our woods (imagine short-mat with bumps!) and win on three of the four triples and by 74 - 59 overall.  Our Top Rink was Robin Newman, Mike Moir and Bob Baker (22-11) and added thanks to Bob  who was a late replacement.

RESULT ;  On Sunday we played away to Rickmansworth British Legion, in a return friendly on yet another roasting afternoon, and on a badly 'roasted' green (brown?).  However the banter was good, and the bowling enjoyable, if somewhat challenging, but we mastered the conditions and won on all four triples, and by 106 - 36 overall. 

The Top Chalfont Rink was Graeme Richards, Gill Wise and Rob Kirby (37 - 11). 

RESULT ; On Saturday we played our annual friendly against Windsor and Eton BC and this year the match was away.  The weather continued to blaze away, and the 5-rink match was reduced from 21 to 18 ends, in deference to the heat.  The match was closely contested throughout with never many shots in it, and in the end we won three rinks to Windsor's two, with Top Chalfont Rink going to Rose Kirby, Mike Moir, Liz Baldwin and Tim Baldwin  (21-10).  The overall score could not have been closer and we managed to win the match by ……….… a single shot  81-80.   Phew ! 

NOTICE ; Bucks Plate ;   Our quarter-final game against Newport Pagnell, is at home on 15th July at 10.00. For full details of the clubs and venues for the final stages, follow the attached link ;   

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Bucks plate Stages.pdf

RESULT The matches keep coming, and on Thursday it was the ladies turn again in another round of the Trundell and Burnham Plate (BP).  In the BP we were away to Cippenham, the current league leaders, who had beaten us at home last week.  The game was an even tussle throughout and ended with 20 shots to 20, …a draw!  (1 point each). 

The Trundell was home & away against Gerrards Cross, who were looking to revenge their Top Club defeat, and unfortunately we were unable to raise our game again to match their determination, and we lost both home and away by convincing margins.

RESULT ;  On Wednesday, the weather was no cooler, but in the friendly against Cippenham, we were not so hot!  After some late changes in the line up, (thanks to Bob and Anne for stepping in at short notice) we managed one winning (and therefore Top ) Rink with Bob Baker, Bernard Bailey and Bryan Hedley (22-12) but struggled in the other three to go down 59 - 78 overall. We play Cippenham on a number of occasions and formats, so we need to up our game next time !  

RESULT ; On Tuesday, and another scorching afternoon, we played the home leg of our Three Counties games against Amersham. Smarting from our defeat away last week, it was satisfying to turn the table and record four rink wins to one for our visitors, and  an overall score of 118 - 86 to take a  10 points to 2 win.  It was unfortunate that one of their players didn't show, and with no reserves, under the rules the affected rink, which happened to be the Captains, was forfeited to us.  This game was still played 4 v 3 to achieve a shot difference for the overall score, and in the event, this was the closest fought of the five, with Amersham recording a hollow victory by a shot after the 25% reduction was applied (Complicated -isn't it!). Otherwise our Top Rink was Linda James, Bob Baker, Chris Moir and Tim Timberlake.  

100 Club ; The winners in the June Draw were  Mike Wise (£25), John Pink (£15) and Barry Dyer (£10).  Remember you can always add to your 'investment' at any time, just see Rose Kirby.!

RESULT ; On Monday afternoon, on "the hottest day of the year so far "(BBC) we went to Gerrards Cross to play the first leg of the Broomwade Trophy, a friendly mixed triples arrangement between our two clubs.  We managed to win on 4 and lose on 2 of the 6 triples, but this was only just enough to scrape a win by a single shot 100-99, to take into the deciding home leg in a few weeks time.  The Chalfont 'Top Rink' was decided on ends-won, and awarded to Allan Rumble, Margaret Timberlake and Dave Harding, over Tim Baldwin, Chris Moir and Staff Burbridge, both with shot differences of +10.  

RESULT: Our match on Sunday at Home was a 3 Counties contest against Bassetsbury Manor and I am pleased to say we won 3 out of 5 rinks and the score was 114 to 88 which gives us 8 points to 4. Our top rink was Chris Moir, Mike Moir, Roger Darbourne and Hazel Baker winning by 23 to 12. many thanks to Maggie Pipe for stepping in at the last moment and thanks to Bill Pipe for doing the bar for the first time. 

PLEASE NOTE ;  The friendly match against Gerrards Cross on Monday is at 2.00 NOT 2.,30 as erroneously stated on the team-pick notice on this website.  Apologies, and hopefully all concerned will have noted my error !   

RESULT ; On Saturday afternoon, we played a friendly away to Denham, in a 6 triple match. This was also a close affair, with each side winning on three rinks, but our hosts came out overall winners by 120 - 110.  However, in addition to our Top Rink of Bobbie Richards, Bernard Bailey and Rob Kirby (22-12) we had TWO 'HOT SHOTS', (winning an end with all 9 bowls counting)  with one from Mike Wise, Pam Anderson and Tim Baldwin, and another by Sue Patey, Colin Richards and Dave Harding.  Well done everyone, and the certificates will be on their way shortly !

RESULT ;  The  Ladies Top Club adventure continued on Saturday morning, with the third round match against Tilehurst (Nr Reading) on a beautiful summers day that showed our club off well to our new visitors.  The games started very evenly, predicting a close match, and so it proved. Unfortunately Hazel Baker lost the singles by a deciding final shot (20-21), and Anne Darbourne's four were similarly pipped by one shot  (16-17). Lyn Carroll's triple held on for a win by 18-15, to remain unbeaten in their three-match run, but unfortunately the Pairs lost decisively, to allow our visitors to progress to the next round. A very creditable performance by all our players, and we wish Tilehurst well in their continuing run. 

TRIPLES WEEKEND ;  This is scheduled for July 7th & 8th and the draws have been published.  All quarterfinals will be held on Saturday afternoon, along with the one Ladies Semi-final that requires no quarter-final involvement.  Then on Sunday, the other three semi-finals will be played.  Dress is Greys, and all matches will be at 14.00 (2 pm) and rinks will be drawn on the day.

RESULT:  The 3 Counties game at Amersham was played on the 20th June and we lost by 88 to 96 shots, drawing on one rink and winning on one rink. The winning rink was Rose Kirby, Hubert Cox, Nick Nicholls and Mike Alderton by 19 - 17. Our return match is on the 26th June at Home when we hope to reverse the scores. We got 3 points to 9,  which makes it very tight at the top of the table. (see links below)

Table to 19 June ; http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/3C June 21.pdf

Results to 19 June ; http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/3C June 21 A.pdf

NOTE ;  Apologies for a lapse in some entries over the last few days due to the absence of your web-manager ;  The results from the 3C at Amersham will be posted shortly.    The teams for Gerrards Cross on Monday, and Cippenham on Wednesday are now posted on this website under the Midweek tab.

RESULTS ;  The recent scores from the Trundell & Burnham Plate are now in, and unfortunately they record a dip in form, with a number of defeats.  Last week the Trundell games were against Iver Heath, known to be strong, and the scores demonstrated this with 12-28 and 9-25 losses.  This week the scores were better, but we still lost both Home and Away to Wexham, by 10-15 and 14-16 respectively.  Let us hope that the Top Club game on Saturday brings better fortune.  ALL members are invited to attend this morning game (from 10.00), to support our Ladies. 

Meanwhile the Burnham Plate team lost last week to Cippenham 16-21, and this week to Denham, 15-17. However it must be borne in mind that both all our BP opponents (except Iver Heath who we have beaten at home) only enter the BP and not the more prestigious Trundell, so our Ladies in this second competition, are playing the best that these other Clubs can offer.

 RESULT:   Our latest C & T match was on Monday 18th June when we played High Wycombe at their green and we won on all 3 triples.The overall score was 51 to 38 and our highest winning triple was Hazel Baker. John Anderson and Mike Alderton by 17 - 11. It was a close game on all the rinks.

RESULT:  We played Chess Vale at Home in the 3 Counties league on Saturday 16th June and beat them on all rinks with our top rink of John Pink, Linda James, Pam Anderson and John Anderson winning by 27 - 9. Our total shot score was 121-67 and we picked up all 12 points.  Chess Vale will be determined to beat us at their ground on the carpet in the return match.  

RESULT:  Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton played their next round in the National pairs against a pair from Gerrards Cross and unfortunately lost.  Hope you have better luck next time. 

RESULTS  ;  The Ladies also played a further round in both the Trundell & Burnham Plate (BP)  on Thursday, and the BP was played in the afternoon, at home against Cippenham.  Despite a good tussle, we lost by 5 shots.  In the evening the Trundell teams were home and away against Iver Heath, and unfortunately both lost  to bring a hiccup to our recent good run of success. The full shot details of both these league games will be included when they are put into the dedicated 'Results' tab on this website.

RESULT ;  There was a friendly visit to Harrow on Thursday,  slightly depleted by the Ladies league games, but we were loaned one player (for whom thanks are due to our hosts). Nevertheless we gave a good account of ourselves , winning on three of the four triples giving an overall victory by 82-65 overall.  Much of this margin was provided the Top Chalfont Rink of Mike Moir, Roger Darbourne and Bob Baker, 30 - 8,   though the other wins were rather closer.

Bucks Plate ;  Following the match between Amersham and Stoke Poges in our group, we know that Chalfont St Giles have topped their division (3), and so are home in the quarters, on Sunday 15th July, to meet the runners up of another division (1), being Newport Pagnell Bowling Club.  Well done to the Bucks plate team, and good luck in the quarter finals.   

RESULT ; The Ladies played a 3- triple friendly away at  Amersham on Wednesday, and found the going a bit tough on a challenging green.  We had one winning rink with  Bobbie Richards, Margaret Timberlake and Liz Baldwin, (16-14) but unfortunately the others slipped to an overall loss by 44-57.  We will have a chance to get our own back  when they come to us in early July.  Well done to everyone for taking defeat with good grace and enjoying a pleasant afternoon's bowling. 

NOTICE   : The Friendly match against Harrow has been selected, (ALL PLAY for those who applied) and is noted on the Mid-week tab.  Apologies for the delay, but there was a danger that this match would need to be cancelled through a poor application due to the Ladies matches in the evening.  Thank you to the late recruits. 

Invitation Mixed Fours Gala;  On Tuesday June 12th, we held our Main Gala on a cool, but mostly dry day, when the rain was kind enough to drift by as we had lunch !.  After a minutes silence to remember our past President and long-time member Bill Bowler, whose funeral took place today, the 14 teams battled through four sessions of 8 ends. No-one managed four wins,  so it was a tight finish when the points were added up.  Winner by a single point was Glory Mill, with Wendover just making second place on shot-difference over a team from Chesham. 


The 'spider' and cakes donations made £70 for the Iain Rennie Hospice Charity, and "a good time was had by all" , and thanks are due to the ladies in the kitchen, bar and greens support, for making it another successful day. 


All the reports for 2018  pre- June 11th  are now archived in the 'archive' pages of this website