CSG mourns loss of pop­u­lar pres­i­dent

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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

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