Chal­font St Giles star Baker keeps ti­tles in fi­nals week­end

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On Fri­day after­noon in the Jim West com­pe­ti­tion, Hazel Baker re­tained the ti­tle she won in 2017.

Baker raced into an 8-2 lead over John Pink, only to be pegged back to 11-10 af­ter 14 ends.

Pink could only man­age a sin­gle fur­ther shot as Baker won the tro­phy 21-11.

The other Fri­day match was the mixed triples, con­sist­ing of Baker, Linda James and Mor­gan Ka­vanagh, de­fend­ing their 2017 ti­tle, against Flora Alder­ton, Denise Rogers and Barry Mills.

The hold­ers went into an early 13-3 lead, and then 24-7 be­fore the chal­lengers got go­ing and won the last five ends, but were un­able to pre­vent a 24-22 loss.

The first of three fi­nals on Satur­day morn­ing saw Pink claim his first sin­gles ti­tle in the (cox) novices sin­gles.

He was level with Henry Bell at 4-4 early on, but got into his stride and com­fort­ably won 21-7.

The men’s cham­pi­onship saw Mike Alder­ton win his sixth ti­tle in the past seven years, this time with a 21-7 win over Bob Baker.

The Weatherly Club Cham­pi­onship was a much closer con­test be­tween Baker and Tim Bald­win. The game was 8-8 af­ter nine ends and tied again at 18-18 af­ter 24 ends, un­til Baker re­tained the tro­phy she won in 2017.

Mau­reen Harding and Rob Kirby de­feated Sue Patey and Bryan Hed­ley 22-15 in the Roff mixed pairs.

The men’s pairs saw Mike Alder­ton and grand­son Mor­gan Ka­vanagh win 25-13 against Robin New­man and Joe Jaquest.

Satur­day after­noon was rounded out by Baker, James and Chris Pound win­ning the ladies’ triples by 18-17 over Liz Bald­win, Wil­liams and Chris­tine Moir.

On Sun­day, Baker re­tained an­other 2017 tro­phy as she de­feated Anne Dar­bourne in the ladies sin­gles.

The ladies pairs saw Harding and Patey hold an early de­ci­sive lead to claim vic­tory over Moir and Mag­gie Pipe.

The men’s triples saw Kirby, Bill Pipe and Nick Ni­cholls win 20-14 over Bald­win, Bill Pat­ter­son and Hu­bert Cox.

Baker and Alder­ton won the Aus­tralian Pairs with a one-shot vic­tory over Pink and Rogers to con­clude the pro­gramme.

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