CSG mourns loss of popular president
CHALFONT St Giles Bowls Club are mourning the loss of former club president Norman Clare, who passed away last Sunday following a long battle with illness.
Described as a very special, friendly and kind man, and an irreplaceable part of the club who will be sorely missed, Mr Clare’s funeral will be held at Amersham Crematorium’s Milton Chapel on June 8 at 1pm.
On the green, there were mixed fortunes for Mike Alderton, who progressed to the next round of the Champion of Champions competition with a 21-18 win over a Denham player, but crashed out of the County Pairs after he and Hazel Baker lost to a couple from Iver Heath.
Alderson was also part of the highest winning rink, along with Chris Moir and Graeme Richards, as Cippenham were beaten 97-60 in a friendly, in which Chalfont won five triples and drew the other.
Ladygate were also beaten emphatically in a friendly encounter, with wins on four our of five triples for Chalfont as they cruised to a 83-66 victory, the best being Janice Batkins, Allan Rumble and John Anderson’s 2411 win.
Over in the Thames Valley Mens League, Chalfont recovered from an opening day defeat to Richings Park, in which their only winning rink came courtesy of Anderson, Graham Buchanan and David Coode 21-11, to beat Wexham 81-45, where Anderson, Buchanan and Coode again came top of the rinks with a 28-6 win.
In the Three Counties League, a 11892 home defeat to Harefield Hospital may appear to have been a fairly close encounter, and many of the rinks were competitive, but Chalfont ultimately only managed two drawn rinks and lost the others.
There was a Top Club competition for the ladies who, having enjoyed a first round bye, cane up against tough opposition in the shape of Burnham. Moir gave a good account but lost the singles, but Denise Rogers and Rose Kirby both won their pairs by a single shot.
However, the triple and rink games were tightly fought, but lost by four and five shots respectively.
Meanwhile, there were also friendly defeat to Windsor Great Park, in which top rink went to
Joyce Cripps, Barry Dyer, Roger Darbourne & Nick Nicholls (18-14), and Desborough, where Kirby, Mike Moir and Arthur Thomas provided the only winning rink (12-11).
Former President Norman Clare passed away last week