THE men emerged as top dogs following victory in the Captain’s Day match against the ladies at Amersham Bowls Club on Sunday.
Played over five rinks, three of these changed hands on the last end in a close encounter, leaving the men winning three and drawing two.
They also took the overall honours 10078, with top rink on the day consisting of Robert Pink, Alan Ballard, Brian Drew and Ray Cox.
The previous day, despite rain persisting throughout the afternoon, Amersham managed a full Three Counties League match at home to Bassetsbury Manor and won convincingly 104-68.
This followed wins on three rinks, one and one lost, with the winners’ best rink going to Gayle Barrington, Ian Lee, Eric Sherlock and Jim Saunders.
But the shoe was on the other foot against Marlow last Tuesday, with Amersham losing on three rinks and only winning one – that of Sheila Barber, Chris Russell and skip John Brooks.
CHESHAM Bowls Club have plenty of work to do in the second leg of their Challenge Cup tie against Marlow following a first leg defeat on Sunday.
They went down 118-105 in the home leg and now have it all do to when they travel to Marlow to complete the tie in July.
Best rink for Chesham was David Hobbs, John Burgin, Pat Rodgers and Chris Fillery, who won 22-13 but could not prevent an overall loss.
There was better news in the London & Southern Counties Shield, where Chesham played both the home and away leg against Burnham on the same day and grabbed a victory by just one point.
The home team of Howard Cave, Richard Free, Chris Harvey and Keith Patrick were struggling and were 25-7 down at the halfway stage, but surged back to lose just 29-23.
This fightback proved to be crucial, as the away team of Chris Fillery, Michael Richards, Trevor Bateman and Brian Wright won their match 22-15, earning Chesham an overall 45-44 victory.
CHESSVALE Bowls Club’s men are adapting well to life in Division One of the Watford Men’s Veterans League following promotion.
Having won their first two matches against Kings Langley Blues and Chesham Reds, they narrowly went down 31-30 to Croxley Reds in their third.
A Chessvale team also went down 84-72 in a friendly at Princes Risborough, despite a highest winning rink from Janet Gehrig, Brian Rogers and Wil Gehrig, while rain caused a home friendly against Potten End to be curtailed at 11 ends.