Mixed re­sults for Alder­ton at cham­pi­onships

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

MIKE Alder­ton en­joyed a busy if mixed week­end as Chal­font St Giles Bowls Club staged their club cham­pi­onships.

Club cap­tain Alder­ton got the bet­ter of John Pink in both the 2-wood and cov­eted men’s sin­gles, but came out on the wrong end of the re­sult in three other fi­nals.

Tim Tim­ber­lake and Denise Wil­liams de­prived Alder­ton and Hazel Baker the chance to be in­au­gu­ral win­ners of the Aus­tralian pairs, a tro­phy in­sti­gated in mem­ory of Ros and Norman Clare.

He and part­ners Bill Bowler and Nick Ni­cholls also came off sec­ond best to Mick Lane, Gra­ham Buchanan and Barry Mills in the men’s triples, while Pink gained re­venge for his sin­gles de­feats to Alder­ton when he scooped the men’s pairs, in the com­pany of Al­lan Rum­ble.

Club pres­i­dent Staff Bur­bridge shows no sign of slow­ing down af­ter he won the club cham­pi­onship at the ex­pense of Rose Kirby, who also lost to Denise Rogers in the ladies sin­gles and missed a third chance of glory when she and team­mates Mau­reen Hard­ing and Tony Batkins came off sec­ond best to Mor­gan Ka­vanagh, Linda James and Hazel Baker.

This was a sec­ond win of the week­end for Baker, who also took the ladies pairs crown in com­pany with Mau­reen Hard­ing at the ex­pense of Shirley Tay­lor and Lyn Carroll.

Baker made it a hat-trick of ti­tles when she joined forces with Joyce Cripps and Mau­reen Bur­bridge to take the ladies triples.

Carroll mean­while is no longer a novice hav­ing won that ti­tle, again at the ex­pense of Pink, but she could not add the mixed pairs crown as she and Buchanan were beaten by Tim and Liz Bald­win.

Tro­phy win­ners: (Clock­wise from left) Mike Alder­ton, Tim and Liz Bald­win, Lyn Carroll

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