Long road to success
CHALFONT ST GILES BC
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.