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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).

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