Farnish leads the way
NEIL Farnish set Gerrards Cross Bowls Club on the road to victory in their National Two Fours clash with Burnham this week.
Farnish scored a comfortable win in the two wood singles to give the hosts the first rubber of what would ultimately prove to be a 5-0 whitewash of their near neighbours.
Richard Reid took the four woods convincingly and victory was assured when Alan Price and George Reid clinched a win in the pairs match.
Tom McGuinness, David Simpson and Kirk Smith added a further point with victory in the triples and the rout was confirmed when Burnham conceded the fours with Cross’s quartet well in front.
The Bucks Cup campaign is also off to a winning start thanks to a 10-4 win over Denham.
Two of the triples games were lost, but victories in the other two by wider margins was enough for a six-point margin of victory overall.
There was more success in the first leg of the annual Friendship Cup against neighbours Iver as Cross won five of the six rinks to carry a healthy 122-86 lead into the return.
Alan Smith, David Roff and Kirk Smith led the way, overturning an early 8-0 deficit to become highest winning rink in a 26-11 victory.
The ladies team are celebrating too this week after recording a first win of the campaign and swiftly following it with another.
They broke their duck for the year with a tight 48-46 win on their travels to Flackwell Heath with Pat Holden, Joyce Ludford and Mary Smith making up the highest winning rink.
Holden was then to the fore again alongside Sue Oldroyd and Helga Thorpe as Marlow were beaten 59-43.
And in a week of successes, the mixed team ended their losing streak with a 12 shot win over Court Park.