Chesham regain Benevolent Cup in unlikely comeback
CHESHAM Bowls Club played their second and final round of the Benevolent Cup away at Princes Risborough on the July 1.
After the previous leg, Princes Risborough led by a margin of 27 shots and Chesham had an uphill task ahead of them.
However, after winning on four of the five rinks, Chesham managed to regain the cup by the narrowest of margins as they won with just one shot.
Top rink honours went to Delphine Brown, Roger Lofty and captain Alan Cohn, who won 25-9.
Chalfont St Giles Bowls Club defeated Gerrards Cross in the first leg of the Broomwade Trophy on June 25.
In the friendly mixed triples, Chalfont won 4-2, which was only just enough to scrape a win by a single shot 100-99 to take into the deciding home leg in a few weeks time.
The Chalfont top rink went to Allan Rumble, Margaret Timberlake and Dave Harding. On the following day, Chalfont defeated Amersham 10-2 in the home leg of the Three Counties with an overall score of 118-86.
Chalfont’s top rink was Linda James, Bob Baker, Chris Moir and Tim Timberlake.
On June 27, Chalfont lost 78-59 in a friendly against Cippenham.
Chalfont’s top rink was with Bob Baker, Bernard Bailey and Bryan Hedley,
On Thursday it was the ladies turn again in another round of the Trundell and Burnham Plate. In the Burnham Plate, Chalfont drew with league leaders Cippenham 20-20.
Chalfont then lost both home and away to Gerrards Cross in the Trundell.
On Saturday, Chalfont played their annual friendly against Windsor and Eton BC, which was away this year.
The five-rink match was reduced from 21 to 18 ends in an attempt to combat the heat.
Chalfont won 3-2 over Windsor as top Chalfont rink went to Rose Kirby, Mike Moir, Liz Baldwin and Tim Baldwin who won 21-10.
The overall score could not have been closer as Chalfont won by a single shot 81-80.
On Sunday, Chalfont won a return friendly away to Rickmansworth British Legion 106-36 as Chalfont claimed all four triples in challenging conditions as the sun continued to blaze down over them.