AMERSHAM Bowls Club’s men took the honours in the annual battle of the sexes match against the ladies on Saturday.
Traditionally one of the last fixtures of the season at Amersham, the six triples match saw the men triumph 128-86. The rink of Norman Wilson, Brian Dawkins and Eric Sherlock led the way for the victors, while the ladies’ top rink comprised Helen Murphy, Meg Wilson and Pat Barnard.
Earlier in the week, Amersham staged their Champion of Champions match, where Jon Barber got the better of Ann Parker.
The week’s other action saw Amersham win a friendly away to Kitcheners 62-61 in a game decided on the very last end.
Key to victory was the rink of Meg Wilson, Margaret Sherlock and David Balderson, who turned a seven-shot deficit into a 20-12 win courtesy of a run of eight successive winning ends, one of which saw them score an eight.
CHRIS Wellsted was the biggest winner as Chessvale held their club championships last weekend.
Wellsted carried off a trio of titles, the pinnacle of which was the men’s singles where he dispatched Allan Sherrock 21-8.
He then saw off Colin Woods 2111 in the handicap singles, before teaming up with Pauline Loakes to win a tight drawn pairs contest against Will Gehrig and Derek Coomber 19-16.
Loakes would also scoop the ladies biggest prize, taking the singles laurels with a 21-7 triumph over Jean Nettleten.
Coomber got ample consolation when he teamed up with Ken Woodward to win the nominated pairs courtesy of a 24-13 win over Alan and Margaret Harding.
The closest final of the day saw Pete West beat Andy Loakes 21-20 in the men’s plate, while Ron Nash beat Kingsley Juett 21-9 in the Novice singles.
GERRARDS CROSS BC
GERRARDS Cross Bowls Club closed their season on a high by carrying off the County Benevolent Triples at Iver Heath on Sunday.
The trio of Kirk Smith, Andy Briden and Tom McGuinness comfortably saw off Princes Risborough in the day’s final to seal GX’s fifth county title of the season.
The win was in contrast to a much tighter semi-final where they really had to battle to defend a three-shot lead over Bletchley on the final end.
Elsewhere, in the Bucks League playoffs, Chesham Erasers finished third after comfortably beating Slough, this after suffering a narrow semi-final defeat at the hands of Wendover.