Chesham ladies mark their golden year
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.
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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.