BOWLS ROUND-UP

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AMER­SHAM BC

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 BC

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 BC

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.

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