POUND CASHES IN ON KNOCK-IN
THERE could not have been a closer finish in Chalfont St Giles Bowls Club’s annual inter-club Spring Plate.
After the session stages, three teams were within one point of the lead, but it was Staff Burbridge, Joyce Cripps and Roy Pound who took on Denise Rogers, Chris Moir and Rob Kirby in the final.
After five ends, the final was still poised at four shots each, so a sudden death deciding end was needed, after which the honours eventually went to Pound’s team, when an unfortunate knock-in from their opponents gave them a one-shot victory.
Meanwhile, a top rink of 23-16 from Graham Buchanan, Barry Dyer, Linda James and Candi Ivey saw Chalfont get back to winning ways in the Three Counties League, paving the way for an overall 101-96 victory.
It was a better showing than their last Three Counties encounter – a 118-92 reverse to Harefield Hospital.
In the Bucks Plate, Chalfont won three out of four rinks, the best being Graham Buchanan, John Anderson and David Coode’s 22-13 triumph, as Amersham were beaten 61-60, while Denise Rogers, Chris Moir, Lyn Carroll and Maureen Harding beat a foursome from Chesham 26-11 in the Burnham Plate.
There were, however, friendly defeats to Princes Risborough (85-78) and Desborough (118-66).
Rose Kirby was in the highest winning rink in both, along with John Anderson and John Pink against Risborough (2012), and Mike Moir and Arthur Thomas against Desborough (12-11).