Che­sham ladies mark their golden year


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHE­SHAM Bowls Club’s ladies sec­tion are mark­ing their 50th an­niver­sary this year, hav­ing been founded in 1965, and the cel­e­bra­tions are well un­der way.

For the first ma­jor event of the year, ladies cap­tain Jackie Bate­man wel­comed Friends of English Bowl­ing, the big­gest sup­porter of out­door bowls in Eng­land, which raises funds to as­sist youth devel­op­ment and sup­port the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships.

Che­sham lost the ac­tual game 117-109, de­spite a top ef­fort from Brenda Waterman, Fay Holmes, Dave Sills and Shirley Gar­diner, who won their rink 25-13.

How­ever, Che­sham en­joyed a win­ning streak in their week’s other games, with the ladies re­cov­er­ing to win 57-34 at Iver Heath, where top rink was Mar­garet Den­ham, Mo and Chris Smethurst 24-8.

Thame were also seen off 117110, with a best rink of 25-14 from Waterman, Kitty Lofty, Colin Par­sons and cap­tain Trevor Bate­man, while a great rink of 27-7 from Bate­man, Mar­garet Shep­herd, Martin Black­man and Mike Bai­ley helped Che­sham re­turn from Tring with a 111-73 win.

Che­sham’s Rod Har­vey, who is this year’s Buck­ing­hamshire BA pres­i­dent, brought a team from all over the county to play his home side and Bate­man was again on the top rink (32-12), along with Harry Den­ham, Chris Fillery and Keith Pa­trick, as Che­sham won 145-112.


SPE­CIAL YEAR: Che­sham Bowls Club

Fi­nally, in the sec­ond round of the Bucks Cup, Che­sham played Chess Vale and won at home but lost away.

How­ever, a 27-8 rink win from Nathan Har­vey, Frank McCart­ney and Mick Sk­erry’s en­sur­ing an over­all 75-65 victory.

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