Long road to suc­cess


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

TURN­ING up at the wrong ground did not stop Joe Jaquest and Mick Lane win­ning their home leg of Chal­font St Giles Bowls Club’s Thames Val­ley League clash against Cip­pen­ham.

Af­ter ini­tially trav­el­ling to Cip­pen­ham, the duo re­turned to Chal­font in time to win their tie 24-8, as­sisted by Ge­orge Ivey, who had turned up at the right lo­ca­tion. Chal­font also won an away tie by a sin­gle shot, but they went down to a slen­der 63-62 de­feat over­all.

Chal­font were also the ca­su­al­ties of a Three Coun­ties League trip to Hare­field Hos­pi­tal where, de­spite win­ning on three of the five rinks – the best ef­fort com­ing via Staff Bur­bridge, Liz Bald­win, Pam An­der­son and Mike Alder­ton – they lost 86-81 over­all.

How­ever, a top rink of 25-11 from Rose Kirby, Dave Hard­ing and Arthur Thomas set up a 63-40 Chiltern & Thames League win over Mar­low, while wins on all four triples re­sulted in a 103-44 friendly win over Uxbridge.

The ladies beat Ger­rards Cross 40-32 thanks to a 21-15 rink win for Badl­win, Maggy Read and Mau­reen Hard­ing, with Sylvia Webb, Mau­reen Bur­bridge and Shirley Tay­lor re­cov­er­ing from 11-1 down to claw back a 19-17 vic­tory in the other, while Wex­ham were beaten 80-57 in a mixed match.

Else­where, Candi Ivey came up just short in her bid to be a county cham­pion. Hav­ing seen off ri­vals from New­port Pag­nall and Bletch­ley in the quar­ter and semi-fi­nals of the un­badged sin­gles, she went down 21-18 to a Burn­ham op­po­nent in the fi­nal, By way of con­so­la­tion, her ef­forts were enough to earn her a county colts badge.

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