Marshall takes double
JOAN Marshall was a two-time winner at Gerrards Cross Bowls Club’s finals day – held over two weekends due to the club’s success in reaching three county finals.
Marshall beat Shirley Murrell to win the ladies junior championship, then teamed up with Margery Kennedy to see off Joyce Leeson and Mary Smith in the ladies pairs.
Smith recovered to overcome Maureen Merry in the ladies championship, while the men’s championship was won by Kevin Dwyer against George Reid.
Reid had the consolation of a men’s two wood win over Duncan Gauld, while Kennedy, who lost the ladies 100pts final to Janice Welsh, landed the ladies’ two wood with victory over Margaret Poole.
It was a family affair in the mixed pairs, where Joyce Leeson and Bob Leeson beat Susan Dwyer and Kevin Dwyer, while in the men’s pairs, Tony Holden and Simon Cobb were winners against Michael Gomme and Chas Stapleton.
The latter duo then met in the Salinger Cup which Gomme took home, while Leeson lost the men’s 100pts final to Hug Russell, and Cobb lost out to Nick Maris in the senior championship. Finally, Derek Evans beat Adam Constable in the men’s junior championship.
Elsewhere, in the final of the Burnham Plate, the ladies team of Smith, Poole, Merry and Jill Roylance were convincingly beaten by Long Crendon, while the Chiltern & Thames League team lost in the final to Rosedale and had to settle for a runners-up trophy.