Darbourne’s title hopes
CHALFONT St Giles Bowls Club 2014 Ladies Champion Anne Darbourne won the first round of the Bucks 2015 Ladies’ Champion of Champions competition.
She overcame Athena Cawley from Richings Park 21-14 after 24 ends to set up a tie in the next round against Kay Dilkes from Burnham.
There was a good start to the club’s Three Counties campaign, beating Flackwell Heath convincingly 106-68 to take 10 points to Flackwell’s two, with top rink honours going to Candi Ivey, John Anderson, Chris Pound and Mike Alderton 33-7.
This was followed by a close friendly defeat to Aylesbury Town in which both teams enjoyed two triple wins apiece, but the match against Kings Langley, planned for last Wednesday, was cancelled due to the prevailing high winds and wet weather forecast.