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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 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.

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