Che­sham re­gain Benev­o­lent Cup in un­likely come­back

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.

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