Springell clinches the dou­ble at club’s an­nual tour­na­ment

Sin­gles cham­pion also takes pairs tro­phy

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - by Jon Batham tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

SUE Springell took the ladies’ top hon­our at the Che­sham Bowls Club’s an­nual Cham­pi­onships.

Springell got her hands on the Higgs Cup af­ter be­ing crowned sin­gles cham­pion thanks to a 21-6 win over Donna Har­vey.

It was one of two crowns for Springell who also won the ladies drawn pairs in part­ner­ship with Gil­lian Hen­der­son, the duo over­com­ing Jackie Bate­man and Fay Green 17-14 in a tight fi­nal.

There was dou­ble dis­ap­point­ment for Har­vey though as she also lost out in the 2-wood sin­gles to Court­ney Har­vey 16-12.

Jean McNab took the hand­i­cap sin­gles, beat­ing June Hol­land 21-19 in one of the most keenly con­tested fi­nals of the day.

David Coles was the man with most to cel­e­brate as he scooped not only the 2-wood sin­gles crown, but also the pairs in part­ner­ship with Keith Pa­trick.

Chris Har­vey took the big prize as men’s sin­gles cham­pion, beat­ing Richard Free 21-18, while Alan Cohn took the hand­i­cap sin­gles hon­ours.

Away from the Club Cham­pi­onship, for a sec­ond suc­ces­sive year there was a clean sweep of wins for Che­sham bowlers at the Wat­ford & Dis­trict fi­nals day.

Cohn beat john Hol­land 21-15 in the Che­sham Sin­gles fi­nal be­fore, in an­other all Che­sham fi­nal, the triple of Howard Cave, Peter Hor­ton and Keith Pa­trick won 25-12 against David Hobbs, Trevor Bate­man and Colin Par­sons.

In the Fours, Ge­off Den­ham, David Sta­ples, Alan Cohn and Roy Rodgers won against North Wat­ford 19–14, but in the fi­nal pairs match the clean sweep looked in doubt as Howard Cave and John Hol­land were 14-6 down against North Wat­ford at the half­way stage, only to surge back to win 22-15.

Mean­while, Ray Keen won the Bucks Of­fi­cers Cup, played at Iver Heath, beat­ing David Heller of Bletch­ley Town 21-15 in the fi­nal, while the trio of Fay Green, Norman Green and Richard Free won The Chiltern & Thames Mixed Triples thanks to a 17-11 win over a team from East­cote.

Else­where, David Sta­ples and Alan Cohn came up just short in their quest for sil­ver­ware when los­ing in the fi­nal of the Uxbridge Open Pairs com­pe­ti­tion.

Clean sweep: (Clock­wise from above) Che­sham Bowls Club play­ers at the Wat­ford Vet­er­ans Fi­nal; Sue Springell and Chris Har­vey; Ray Keen with his tro­phy

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