CHALFONT ST GILES BC
CHALFONT St Giles Bowls Club performed an impressive turnaround against Desborough on Sunday, having lost the away match to them heavily back in May.
A top rink from Maggie Read, Graeme Richards and Nick Nicholls (25-9) was one of four out of five Chalfont won on the day to helped Chalfont triumph in the home leg comfortably and 107-63 overall.
They will be hoping for a similar reversal against Pinner, against whom they lost the away leg 98-69 last Tuesday, with the home leg to come in September.
Read was once again in the top rink, along with Liz Baldwin and Rob Kirby (17-9), while there was a narrow miss from Denise Williams’ team, who pulled back from 11-6, only to be pipped at the end 16-15.
Williams had something to smile about against Chesham ladies, however, as she led her rink to a 21-13 win – one of two out of three rinks Chalfont chalked up for a 60-53 overall victory.
But there was a 99-79 defeat at Bassetsbury Manor in the Three Counties League, despite wins on two rinks.
Chalfont also entertained the Pioneers, a sight-impaired group based in Chesham, and while the hosts won and had a top rink via Rose Kirby, Bill Bowler and Graeme Richards, the result was less important than their opponents’ ability to overcome their impairment and enjoy the sport.