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The club is affiliated to Bowls England, and operates Lawn Bowls throughout the summer, and compete in all County competitions, Thames Valley League and local friendlies. We also organise short-mat bowls and social events in the winter.

CLUB NEWS                             Last updated JA  19th May  2019

NOTICE:  Can everyone check their emails for the amendments to the fixtures lists as some matches have changed locations, 

NOTICE:   The 100 club draw this month was won by  John Pink,  Colin Richards and Shirley Taylor. 

RESULT:  We played another friendly on Sunday against Windsor Great Park and unfortunately lost by 97 to 109 shots overall. It was a very nice afternoon and everyone was friendly. We won 2 triples, drew 2 triples and lost 2 triples and we had a highest winning rink of Chris Moir. Roger Darbourne and Dave Harding who won 19 to 12.

RESULT:   We played a friendly match Away to Cippenham on Saturday 18th May and we came out the winners by 5 triples to 1 winning by 129 to 65. Our Top rink was Chris Moir, Lyn Carroll and Mike Alderton by 22 to 4. Well done to all who played.

CANCELLATION:  The match against Desborough has been called off as they cannot get a team to play us. 

RESULT:   On Thursday we played a friendly away against Herts and won 4 out of 5 triples by 103 to 64 shots. Our highest winning rink was Denise Rogers, Bryan Hedley and Hazel Baker winning 27 to 9. 

 RESULT:   Wednesday was not a good day for us in the Bucks Cup against Chess Vale. we won one rink at home and lost the other three rinks with a points score of 2 for us and 10 for ChessVale.

NOTICE:  Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton played a county game against a pair from Iver Heath and although they were doing well they lost 15 to 18.  A good attempt by them and well done for giving it a go. 

  RESULT: On Tuesday 14th may we hosted a friendly game against Ladygate in lovely sunshine and we again came out the winners even though we had to loan them a player and go down to a pairs on one rink. The score was 95 to 64 with us winning 4 out of the 5 games. Our highest rink was George Ivey, Lyn Carroll and Dave Harding by 27 to 4.

RESULT:  We had a busy weekend and had mixed fortunes in the games. Our 3 Counties game Away to Flackwell Heath was a success winning 3 rinks to 2 giving us 8 points to 4. Our highest winning rink was Chris Moir,Linda James, Bob Baker and Nick Nicholls by 32 to 7 shots. The Home game on Sunday against Long Crendon was not so good and we lost on all triples except for a drawn one consisting of Rose Kirby, Mike Wise and George Ivey who scored 12 all. Well done to everyone who played.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ;  The winner of the Rosella is entered into the following years' Ladies 'Champion of Champions' competition , and Hazel Baker has opened her account this year, with a win over her opposite number from Iver Heath, winning 21-16 to progress to the next round. Well Done ! 

FIXTURE AMENDMENTS;  Members will have noticed a couple of changes to details in recent fixtures, which has caused a review of the card, and a glitch has been discovered whereby some Home/Away details are incorrect. The following links will show the corrected details for May & June, and the rest of the calendar will be revised shortly.

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/FixturesMayJune.pdf

RESULT ;  Following last years success in the Bucks Plate, we had won our division and gained promotion to the Bucks Cup.  The competition is fiercer in this higher echelon, and we approached our first match against Marlow on Wednesday evening with some concerns, not helped by the light rain which got worse as the evening went on.  With two triples at home, and two away, we managed to exceed our expectations with one win out of 2  at both ends of the fixture, but lost on overall score, by 67 - 75.  Well done to the winning teams of Henry Bell, George Ivey and Tim Baldwin (22-16 at Home) and Graham Buchanan, Nick Nicholls and Tony Batkins (22-18 Away)  who secured 4 points to Marlow's 10.

...but earlier it had rained!  CANCELLATION ;  Unfortunately the overnight rain, and continuing heavy rain and hail showers were enough to cancel the friendly game planned for Wednesday against Kings Langley. 

 APOLOGIES ;  On Tuesday, the friendly game against Rosedale was subject to the error all captains fear, with each club thinking the match was at their home. !  Lessons will be learnt, and our players enjoyed a good practise session, once it was realised that our opponents weren't coming. The fixture card appears to have suffered some gremlins, and will be double re-checked and any amendments notified in due course.

RESULT ; On Saturday 4th May we played a friendly against Hazells at home but suffered a defeat by 80 to 128 winning only one triple. This was therefore our Top Rink, with Maggie Pipe,  Bob Baker  and John Pink who won 20 to 18. The weather was very variable with us having to stop because of the heavy hailstones, whilst generally it was raining and cold,  but then the sun came out. !

WELL DONE to the Greens Team, for getting the green to a good state and full 'starring' by the County starring team, following their visit last week.  The following link gives the full results for the clubs in our division. 

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Starring report.pdf

Chiltern Tourers ; A number of our members joined Allan Rumble again this year, on his trip to Spain to play a few local clubs there.  A report on the trip and a few group photos, can be found on this site under "Winter Bowling & Chiltern Tourers".   If any of these travellers have further photos to illustrate this trip, please pass them to Tim Baldwin, otherwise …."what else happened in Spain will stay in Spain " 

Competitions ;  The 2019 Draws have taken place and are posted in the clubhouse, and can be found on the appropriate page of this website ;   All players are urged to get their early games organised, especially using the free week in the May Calendar to get the competitions underway.

 RESULT ;  On Wednesday 1st May , we played a friendly at home against Glory Mill, and after  a mix-up on the number of triples due to be played had been sorted out, three Triples enjoyed a good afternoon's bowling.  We managed two wins out of three, with Top Rink going to Candi Ivey, with Rob Kirby and Lyn Carroll (30-10), giving us an overall win by 64 -43.  We always enjoy playing this small club, and news that they are under notice of possible closure in the next couple of years is unfortunate.  However we look forward to further encounters this year, in the C&T league and another weekend friendly.

RESULT ; On Tuesday , our first midweek friendly was against Court Park, on a fine warm afternoon, giving everyone a fine chance to consolidate their start to the season.  At half-way the score was close, but leaning towards our visitors, but after tea we edged ahead to an overall win by 81-76.  Top Rink was Rob Kirby, with Staff Burbridge and Chris Moir (25-11), but also notable was the recovery from  2-10 to 15-15 by Graham Buchanan, Mick Lane and Mike Wise.  We look forward to our return game , when Court Park, currently having to all their matches play away till June, will have their new Clubhouse open.

NOTICE ; Apologies to the Ladies hoping to play, but Denham have called off the friendly game on May 2nd, through lack of players.  

100 Club ;  The winners in the April Draw were

£25 Roy Pound ,   £15  Oakley Dyer,   £10   Ivy Eyres

RESULT ;  The second match of the weekend was more enjoyable on a brighter Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately, less successful.  We played at home in a friendly against Stoke Poges, and started encouragingly, being 11-6 up overall after 3 ends.  The run-in to the tea break saw a resurgence by our opponents, who led 34-29 at the break.  The second half was close on all rinks, though Stoke Poges ran away at the end, winning by 69 - 48. Our closest result was by Tony Batkins, with Chris Moir and Colin Richards (14-15) , who were deemed to be our Top Rink, despite losing a 7 at half way.  

RESULT ;  The first match of the season was a friendly at home against Rickmansworth British Legion,  and was a win by 74 - 58, helped by our Top Rink of Chris Moir, Hubert Cox and Captain-of-the-Day George Ivey  who won 35-8 against an opposing Captain who was supporting two new bowlers.  Well done to both teams for playing on a cold day with windy conditions.  Lets hope the weather improves in the coming weeks.  

NOTE ; The team selections for the matches in early May can be found on the three tabs above, for mid-week, week-end or Ladies matches. 

The first Friday roll up WITH BAKED POTATOES was on Friday 26th, and a hardy 12 players risked the wet forecast and got away with it. Hopefully when the  group currently touring with Allan Rumble in Spain bring back some sunshine, numbers will improve.

NB ;  following reaction to suggestions at the pre-season meeting to amend the approach to the Fearnley Cup, it has been decided to retain the format of recent years, so everything on the Friday roll-up will remain unchanged.

 NOTICE ;  The teams for the first weekend matches are posted on the appropriate page of this website ; Note that the Sunday match has ben reduced to 4 triples by our visitors (Stoke Poges)  but those players affected by this reduction have been notified, and the teams adjusted accordingly 

The Greens are Open !!

As announced at the pre-season meeting, the greens are available for practise and self-organised roll-ups over the Easter Weekend,  from Thursday afternoon.  

The weather is improving, and all members are encouraged to get back into shape in the run-in to the first Friday night roll-up on the 26th,  and the first matches over the 27th-28th.  The Teams for these early matches HAVE BEEN POSTED, so watch out and tick your names as usual. 

and so ...............Good luck for the new season! 

Obituary ;   We are very sad to report the death of our member  Robin Newman, who died on Tuesday after suffering for some months with Motor Neurone Disease.

His funeral will be held on Friday 12th April 10.30 am at St Michael's Church Grenfell Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2BP.   After the service his burial will be a family only affair - but , after that, anyone who would like to join the family for a drink / refreshments at The Chequers Inn, Wooburn Green will be very welcome.  No flowers please but any donations to the Motor Neurone Disease charity will be much appreciated.  

 Pre-season Meeting ;   The EGM on Sunday March 24th, with the informal pre-season meeting that followed, was well attended, with everyone looking forward to the new season.  The proposal which necessitated the EGM,  that members be offered the opportunity to pay £30 'up front' in lieu of match fees, was passed with a strong majority, and most members have already taken advantage of the stream-lining initiative.

The Chairman, Tim Timberlake, updated members on various items of news, including the installation of the new water tank, the ongoing discussions with the PC on Lease, Water Supply and Access issues.  

The Clubhouse spring clean will be on April 4th, and members were asked to let Mike Alderton know if they intend to come ….. the more the merrier !

The Greens should be open for Thursday April 18th, allowing members plenty of roll-up practice over the Easter break. The First formal Friday roll-up (with food) will be on April 26th,  ahead of the first match on the 27th  (v Rickmansworth British Legion).  Team selection sheets have been posted, so get those names down for the Captains choice ! 

It was noted that the Fearnley Cup will still be awarded at the end of the season, but will be based on 'The Most Improved Player', rather than solely on the Friday evening results.  This will allow informal coaching on Friday nights where requested.  ** see a later amendment to this suggestion, added on 26th April above .

The Competition entries are now open, and the draw will take place as advertised, but will not involve a fully open forum, ( which has not been wholly successful in recent years) but will be posted after a draw by the comp's organisers (Graham Buchanan and Mike Alderton) and assisted by two independent 'scrutineers' , who will be selected from the volunteers who identified themselves at the meeting.  


  PLEASE NOTE ;

All the reports up to  March 2019 are now transferred into the 'archive' pages of this website.