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 CLUB NEWS                                            Last updated ;  JA  29th June  2017


RESULT ; We played a 3 Counties return match on Tuesday 27th June, against Amersham on our green and the weather was not as sunny or hot as the previous  week. We managed a good win on 4 out of the 5 rinks and total shots of 116 to 68 picking up 10 points to 2. This was a good win for us and we had 2 close top rinks with the winner being Chris Moir, Dave Harding, Denise Williams and Mike Alderton by 26 shots to 7. 

RESULT ; On Monday we visited Gerrards Cross, and having lost badly (85-122) in last years equivalent friendly fixture, hopes were not high. What a difference a year makes! The weather was fine, and the greens played well, and we won on 5 out of 6 triples, and 131-67 overall. Our Top Rink was Robin Newman, John Pink and Denise Williams (25-7), and we look forward to the home return in  a months time.

RESULT ; On Sunday we played another Three Counties game, this time away against Bassetsbury Manor. Our opponents had already waived one rink through their lack of players, but the remaining four were closely fought in the first half, with only a few shots in it.  However after tea we got a better measure of their tricky greens, to pull away to a win of all 12 points, and 89 -51, thanks to a good all round performance by everyone.  Top rink was Roger Darbourne , Liz Baldwin, Denise Williams and Rob Kirby (25-9) , and a mention to Dave H, Bob B, Anne D & Tim Baldwin who scraped home by a shot after being  5 down with three ends to go,  to complete the clean sweep. 

County Under 25's ;  Commiserations to Morgan Kavanagh and his Milton Keynes partner in the County under-25's,  in going out of this competition on Sunday, but congratulations in having reached the semi-final and losing to a more experienced pair.  Better luck next year.

RESULT ; On Saturday we played a friendly at home against Denham, and despite winning three of the six triples, with a top rink of Gill & Mike Wise with Mo Harding scoring 20 - 7, we still contrived to lose by 10 shots 94-104.   (sorry Mo for the earlier typo

RESULT:  The ladies played their Burnham Plate and Trundall matches on Thursday  against Cippenham and Iver Heath respectively. The team at Cippenham consisted of Flora Alderton, Gill Wise, Lyn Carroll and Maureen Harding and won by 21 to 20 shots getting 4 shots on the last end.  The Trundall team at home ended with a draw of 18 shots each and the away team lost by 16 shots to 25. It was mentioned that Iver Heath ground was very wet although we had no rain.  

Burnham Plate UPDATE ;  The ladies win on Thursday means that they cannot be caught and will win their Division, 4b.  They will next play the winners of  Division 4a (currently looks odds-on to be Denham) on July 13th, to decide who is to be deemed winner and runner-up in the overall Division 4, to play in the quarter finals on July 30th, against Division 3.      

RESULT:  Hazel Baker and Rose Kirby played a county match on Wednesday against two ladies from Wexham  and won quite convincingly.

The men played in the last Bucks Cup game against a Home/Away team from high Wycombe and only managed 1 win away and lost the other 3, losing by 2 points to 12.  

RESULT:   We played a 3 Counties  match today, Tuesday 20th June, against Amersham at their green and although we recovered from a bad first half in very hot weather to win on 2 rinks out of 5 we lost 81 shots to 100 and only got 4 points to their 8.  This was the same as last year. Our top rink was Joyce Cripps, Robert Yalden, Denise Williams and Allan Rumble who won by 19 to 14 shots. We managed to do this without some of our more experienced players , so well done to all who played.

Note ;       Please be aware that Bassetsbury Manor is down to 4 rinks instead of 5 in the match on 25th June. The teams for this match has now been re-selected. 

  Note ; There was an error in the posting of the Friendly team to play Away at Cippenham on June 29th, in that a 'Home' match was wrongly stated .  This has been corrected on the team-pick sheet and hopefully all players will know this from their fixture cards.

RESULT ; Although there was no Club event on Sunday, two matches did take place. Rose Kirby and Hazel Baker played in the National Senior Pairs at home against a couple from Iver Heath and Richings Park, and won 25-13 to go on to the next round against a pair from Chesham.  Good Luck to them. 

Meanwhile the club was represented at the Chiltern & Thames League Champions Day, when last years winners, The Mill B C  hosted  a 4-triple match against representatives from the rest of the league.  The champions won all four games, but our three, Lyn Carroll with Maureen and Dave Harding,  gave a good account, and had a most enjoyable afternoon.  

RESULT ;  Our only match of the weekend was against Chess Vale at home in the Three Counties League.  Our record against Chess Vale is not good and one needs to go back to 2013 for a home win , but this year saw a wonderfully warm and sunny day, and an improvement with a solid win, on all 5  rinks and by 118 - 76 overall, taking all 12 points.  Our Top spot was tightly contested by Mo & Dave Harding, Chris Pound and Tony Batkins on one rink, and Rose Kirby, Linda James, George Ivey an Hazel Baker on another.  Both had +13 shot differences, but Top Rink honours went to Tony and his team on winning ends. 

 Ladies v Gents;  There has been an update on the postponement of this club event.  Because it appears unlikely that the club will now be involved in the Bucks Cup quarterfinals scheduled for Sunday 16th July, this date is free for the Ladies v Gents to be re-organised then, so a notice and sign-up sheet to that effect, will be posted in the clubhouse.  The date in September will remain a free-day for now... 

RESULTS ;  Thursday was a busy day, starting with a friendly away to Harrow,  This mixed match was thin on Ladies because the Burnham plate and Trundell were played on the same day (see below).  This fixture has often proved difficult Away, (though less so at Home), and so it proved again this year.  Last year was rained off, but this year the sun shined and the competition was hot.  At half way, we were leading 33-26 and only losing on one rink. However something in the biscuits at tea time gave our opponents a spurt and they recovered to win two of the 4 rinks ( we tried to claim a 2-2 draw...!) and 69-60 on overall shots.  Our Top Rink was Joe Jaquest, Barry Mills and Dave Harding (21-13) and we look forward to the return leg in August.  

The Ladies had a better time, recording a win in the Burnham Plate against Gerrards Cross by 34-20 (well done Flora Alderton. Lyn Carroll, Liz Baldwin,  & Maureen Harding) and then in the Trundell Trophy, beating Burnham B C away 21-14, (well done Chris Moir, Denise Rogers, Hazel Baker & Candi Ivey) and despite losing a close game at home, taking the extra points for an overall win  by 41-36,  and thereby 4 points to 2.

Additional Game for the Men ;  The T V L 1-2-3  will be against Ashford , at their green, on July 10th , at 6.00 though this time has to be confirmed with our opposition.  This KO competition is integral with our affiliation, though we have opted out of their Double-fours this year.  A sheet will be put in the clubhouse shortly, so please sign up your availability. 

RESULTS ; On Wednesday the Ladies played an afternoon friendly against Amersham, and secured a victory by two triples to one, and 57 - 49 shots overall.  Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Lyn Carroll & Denise Williams (22-16).

In the evening the Men played a Bucks Cup match against Chesham and fared less well, with one win away (well done Graham Buchanan, Barry Mills & Tim Baldwin)  but losing the other away game, and both home ones (albeit one was by a single shot) to lose by 10 points to 2. 

REPORT ; The Club's annual Mixed Invitation Gala was held on Tuesday on a lovely summers day, and thanks are due to all our members who made the day a success, and to the thirteen clubs who sent teams to support us.  The bowling was competitive and the results over the four sessions were close.  The final game to leave the green happened to be the one to resolve third place, with Gerrards Cross beating Glory Mill.  First & Second was a close call all day with only one point between them, and they were level at the end, with the result resolved on shot difference. The team from Cheddington, lead by Geoff Roberts, (helped by a 'hot shot' early in the day) won by one shot over The Mill, and prizes were presented by President Staff Burbridge.  The Charity Spider was won by Joyce  from Gerrards Cross and raised £50 for Scannapeal.

NOTICE ;  Ladies v Gents.  Due to a number of withdrawals due to the competition with Fathers Day , the Chalfont Village Street Party, and our sending a team to play in the C&T Champions Day at The Mill BC, (good luck, Maureen Dave & Lyn), it has been decided to postpone the Ladies v Gents event to Sat 16th Sept,  its traditional place after Finals weekend which is a FREE SATURDAY in your fixture cards.  We trust that those who had applied will understand, and we will try to avoid having events on Fathers Day in future years.

NOTICE ;  An advance date for your Diaries ;  The Presentation Dinner will be on Friday 1st December, at Harewood Downs Golf Club.  ( Don't worry - This doesn't clash with the Turkey & Tinsel trip to Bournemouth !) . This date will be also recorded  on the Competitions Page for future reference.

RESULT  The first Thames Valley League game of the season, postponed from earlier in May due to the weather, was played against Richings Park on Monday evening.  Two Men's triples are played at home,and two played away in this format, and we shared the honours by winning one at home and one away, but losing the other two. The shots details and points allocation will be clarified shortly.   

Re-arranged Game ;  The friendly game against Tring which was abandoned on June 6th due to the weather has been re-arranged for July 12th. As previously this game will be at Home, starting at 2.30, ans dress -Greys.  A new sheet will be posted, but where possible, recognition will be given to those who were due to play in the abandoned game. 

RESULT ; The Three Counties game against High Wycombe was played in windy sunshine  and proved a testing afternoon as we managed only one winning Rink, and lost the match by 10 points to 2.  (86-139).  Our Top Rink was Graham Buchanan, Morgan Kavanah , Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton, (24-18)  but it was clear how HW have been unbeaten so far this season, in one case coming back from 3-16 to squeeze home 19-17.    

100 Club;  The June Draw for the 100 Club was made last night and the winners are as follows ;       £25  Sylvia Webb,  £15  John Pink,   £10  George Ivey  

Cancellation ; Unfortunately there were not enough names down for the 'Fun Day' on Sunday, so members can concentrate on  their internal competition matches ? Apologies to those who had expressed interest.   

STOP PRESS: The Secretary of the Three Counties League has withdrawn the status sheets that were published a couple of days ago, and which were reproduced on this website.  We have deleted the links and comments on this erroneous issue, and links to  a revised results list & league table have been added below.  Suffice to say that we play High Wycombe at the weekend, and we now understand that they are unbeaten to date.  .......No Pressure then ! 

http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/3C table 8 June.pdf 

http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/3C Results 8 June.pdf 

RESULT ;   On Thursday 8th June we played a friendly at home against Cippenham on a very dull afternoon and won by 4 rinks to 1 getting 69 shots to 50. Our top rink was Robert Yalden, Chris Pound and Allan Rumble who won by 21 - 9 shots.

Ladies Pairs ;  In the evening after the Tring cancellation, following a brief respite, the showers continued, but Rose Kirby and Hazel Baker nevertheless played a pair from Iver Heath in the National Ladies Pairs.  This was a very wet, but close game, and with one end to go, the Chalfont pair were a single shot ahead. Iver Heath moved into a three-shot advantage in this last end to glimpse victory, but with her last bowl of the match Hazel recovered to take another shot to win 16-14.  Well done and good luck in the next round.

Not so fortunate were John Anderson & Mike Alderton who played through the rain at Wexham, (which was slow enough last weekend) to lose in the men's pairs.

CANCELLATION ; Unfortunately the home match against Tring was cancelled due to the heavy overnight and morning rain, and uncertainty regarding possible damage to the greens following ponding which was still present late in the morning.  Apologies to those selected, particularly should the club actually dodge the afternoon showers which are predicted !  We will investigate a re-arrangement of this fixture if a mutually sensible date can be found before we visit Tring in September.

RESULT ;  On Monday evening (5th June) we played Chesham at home in the second leg of our Chiltern & Thames fixture. The rain arrived as forecast, and a miserable three hours ensued as we battled both our opponents and the elements.  Despite being 23-30 behind overall at half-way, we coped with the conditions marginally better than our visitors, and came through to win two of the three triples, and 53-49 overall. Top rink was Rose Kirby. Pam Anderson & Tim Baldwin (26-15, so we took 8 points to Chesham's 2, 18-6 over the 2 legs. 

Financial Advice This is to let you know that Katie Forman's talk on Inheritance Tax, Powers of Attorney and related topics, which had to be postponed because of her illness, will now take place on this coming Friday, June 9th in the clubhouse, starting at 4.30pm.  It will be very informal, with lots of opportunities for questions and discussion, and will finish in good time for the friday evening bowling. There was quite a lot of interest in this talk and we hope that you will all be able to be there on Friday, and please pass this information on to any members who do not have access to the website. 

RESULT ;    On Sunday afternoon we resumed our campaign in the Three Counties League and played away at Wexham .  Their greens were slower and tighter than we have encountered recently, which made for an interesting afternoon.  We managed three winning rinks , but the two losses were sufficient to giveWexham the overall shots by 98-95, making the match a draw 6pts each.  Our Top Rink was  Bobbie Richards, Liz Baldwin, George Ivey and Anne Darbourne, and a special mention to Hazel Baker's team who were mostly behind all afternoon before a final spurt to win by 1 shot on the final end.   

County Comps ;  Well done to Morgan Kavanagh and his partner from Bradwell (Milton Keynes) in the County Under-25 Mens Pairs who won well again (29-6) today at MK, to progress to the Quarter Finals.

 Meanwhile, commiserations to Mike Alderton & Hazel Baker who fell at the second hurdle of the County mixed pairs, losing to a pair from Richings Park on their 'lightning-fast' green. 

RESULT ;  Later, on Thursday evening, the Ladies played their first match in the Burnham Plate, at home against Cippenham. Our team of Gill Wise, Lyn Carroll, Liz Baldwin & Maureen Harding, had a steady game and after  a very even first 12 ends, won a 6, and thereafter gradually drew ahead to a final win by 21-13.

RESULT ; On Thursday we played Princes Risborough in our annual mid-week friendly. This match has always been close, but for the past few years, PR have always had the edge.  Regrettably this again proved the case. Playing away in glorious sunshine we took a little while to find our way on their greens, and at half time we were 15 shots behind. In the second half we held our own, but couldn't claw back, losing overall by 79 - 96. We had two winning rinks (out of 5) with Top Chalfont Rink going to  Rob Yalden, Graeme Richards and Candi Ivey, 20-13. We entertain P R at home in a weekend game later in the season, and will look to overturn this result !  

NOTICE ;  Remember that this month there are a number of Club Events for your Diary.

This Saturday is the Friends and family afternoon when you can bring your guests to try the game and see how you spend your summer ! 

On Sunday June 11th , there is a Fun afternoon planned  with a series of different games on the green, managed by Mike Alderton under the guiding hand of Bill Bowler.  Look for the Sheet in the clubhouse to sign up for this event.

For many of the COMPETITIONS the first play-by date is also June 11th. However, remember that the first play-by date for the Mixed Triples has been relaxed to 2nd July, (due to popular demand).

On 13th June, the club hosts its Invitation Mixed Gala, so assistance on morning to erect gazebos etc before our guests arrive, will be appreciated and timings notified nearer the time.  

On Sunday June 18th, the annual Ladies v Gents will be staged, and again, please put your names down so that the Captains can pick their teams. 

RESULT ; Our second match in the Bucks Cup was against Chess Vale on Wednesday evening (May 31st).  Adapting to their artificial green is always a challenge, but both away teams played a close game, eventually winning one (Mike Alderton, Hubert Cox and Tony Batkins) and holding on 12-12 at the 16th end before going down. The story at home was similar, winning one, (David Coode, Dave Harding and Mick Lane) but losing the other.  Overall we lost shot score 65 - 74, winning 4 points to Chess Vale's 10.  

NOTE ;  Hard luck to Rose Kirby and her Ladies' rink, who had entered in the County 4's competition, coming up against a Burnham team on their rather poor green (for which apologies were duly offered by them) and being knocked out in the first round on Tuesday. 

RESULT;  We played away at Aston Clinton in another friendly on Tuesday 30th May and having increased the match to 6 triples to accommodate players on both sides, we managed to win on 4 of them and an overall shot difference of 95 -86. Our top rink was Sue Patey, Colin Richards and Nick Nicholls who won 26 -17, including  a 6 on the final end.

Spring Plate ; We held our Spring Plate competition on Monday 29th May which was affected by some late withdrawals, but still mostly played as triples,  and this was won by Margaret Timberlake, Mike Moir and Roy Pound, and by 6 points over the runners up.

RESULT;   We entertained Desborough bowling club in a friendly triples match on Sunday 28th May and the weather kept mainly fine and it was hot and humid, but nice to bowl. We won 4 out of 5 rinks and a total shots of 104 to 64 which was very rewarding after a similarly heavy defeat in the fixture at this stage last year . Our top rink was Bill Bowler, Pat McKay and Tony Batkins who won by 24 shots to 10. 

 RESULT   We played Harefield Hospital on Saturday 27th Mat in a Three Counties match and although we only won on 2 rinks out of 5 we managed a win on shots by 100 - 89 giving us 6 points each. Our top rink was Chris Moir, Roy Pound, Pam Anderson and George Ivey winning by 33 to 7. The weather was windy but no rain appeared which made it a good afternoon for all.

RESULT On Wednesday 24th May we played our first Bucks Cup game after being promoted from the Plate competition last year, but unfortunately lost to Marlow.  Despite winning one game away and drawing one at home the other two losses meant a shots defeat and 3-11 in points overall.  It is tough at the top! 

RESULT ; We have entertained Harrow & District over many years, but missed last year when they  underwent a re-organisation, but they returned on Tuesday to resume our annual encounter. Starting in drizzle, we were winning on four rinks to one loss at half-time, and cruising 54-38 in the lead.  However after tea, the sun came out and Harrow started a come-back so that by the end we were winning on one, and losing on four! However our one winning  (and Top) Rink of Bob Baker, Denise Rogers & Candi Ivey managed an impressive 35 - 4 win in a rather mis-matched game, to allow us to scrape home to win  overall  88 - 85. 

NOTICE ;  As announced last Friday to those at the triples social evening, unfortunately there will be no baked potato meal this week, as all the ladies are away on various holiday breaks at the same time.  Normal service will resume on June 2nd.

NOTICE ;  Spring Plate ;     Please see correction. Most members will have seen the sign-up sheet for the Spring Plate next Bank Holiday Monday, so this is a last call for those who were meaning to sign up but have yet to do so.  This is a drawn mixed Triples competition and starts at 10.30 on  Monday 29th May. If you cannot get down to the clubhouse, call Maureen Burbridge or send a 'Contact Us' note through this website.

Ladies 'Academy'  ; Well done to those who attended the first session on May 22nd.  The next session will be on Monday June 5th, at 4 o'clock. 

RESULT ;  On Sunday we entertained Windsor Great Park to a friendly 6 rink encounter, and on a glorious sunny afternoon, the game was hotly contested ! After at least three years without a mixed-rinks win against WGP, fortunately Mike Alderton, (also smarting from yesterday's loss ?), managed a solid Top Rink with Linda Lames, Chris Moir and Pam Anderson, (26-13) as we came through with an overall  win by 125 - 103.  

RESULT ;We play Cippenham a number of times each season, in friendlies, TVL and Burnham Plate.  The first encounter was on Saturday in a 6-triple friendly, and it was first blood to our opponents on their turf.  We won two triples to their four, although two of the losses were by single shots, and lost by 84 - 99 overall. Our Top Rink was Joyce Cripps, Graeme Richards and Tim Baldwin (18-10)  and we look forward to redressing the balance later in the season. 

NOTICE ;  On Saturday June 3rd , are holding a Friends and Family afternoon, starting at 2.00pm.  It is exactly what it says it is, an opportunity to bring friends and family to the Club to see how you spend at least some of your spare time and have a go at bowling themselves. We did this last year and it was very successful in showing people how enjoyable the game can be.  Of course the ulterior motive is that it would be lovely if it resulted in new members but the main objective is for you to have a good time at the Club with your friends and family.

Age is no barrier, although 10 years old is probably about the minimum. Woods will be provided and shoes are available although almost any flat shoe without heavy tread or studs would be suitable. The bar will be open and tea/coffee/soft drinks will also be available.
It should be a very pleasant afternoon and if you are thinking of coming along it would be veryhelpful if you could let us know (by email or phone or in person) how many people you would be bringing. This will help us plan.

NOTICE ;  The Committee have ratified the Coaches' proposal that George Ivey be formally appointed as the Club's Senior Coach. George is already a County Coach, and we thank him for offering to co-ordinate the coaching initiatives within the club. 

LADIES ;  As the Trundell and Burnham Plate matches approach in future weeks, the first such initiative from the Coaches is to offer some focussed sessions on Monday evenings, starting THIS MONDAY May 22nd, from 4 oclock, to the players in the Trundell & Burnham Teams, (or those aspiring to do so in the future).  For ease of reference in the future , these sessions will be referred to as the Ladies Academy !  Contact George or Ladies Captain, Liz Baldwin for any further details 

APOLOGIES ; from Katie Forman from St James's Place, for having to cancel the informal talk on Inheritance Tax, on Friday night, due to ill health.  This will be re-arranged and a new date advertised in  due course.

County Mixed Pairs Despite the weather that caused other cancellations, Mike Alderton and Hazel Baker played their first round of the County Mixed Pairs on Wednesday evening at Iver Heath. Playing Anthony Roff (Son of the Roffs who were past members and donors of the Roff Cup) and Rachel Edfe, they had a close game in the drizzle, and despite being 12-18 down won the last five ends to win narrowly 19-18.  Well done Mike & Hazel, and good luck in the next round (against a pair from Richings Park !)  * (apologies for the earlier error, as the pair from Iver Heath who Mike expected to win, and who I referred to initially, were beaten by another from Richings Park)

CANCELLATIONS; The two matches due to be played on Wednesday  17th have fallen victim to the wet weather. We will try to reschedule the Friendly against Rosedale Park to later in the season, and the TVL game against Richings Park is under discussion regarding re-scheduling or sharing the points.  Apologies to all those affected, but at least you can put away your wet weather gear!

 RESULT ; On Tuesday we entertained Ladygate to a friendly at home, and a very close affair it turned out to be. We managed close wins on three triples, and drew the fourth, but a loss on the final triple allowed Ladygate an overall win by 78 - 75.  Well done to Top Rink Mick Lane, with Pam Anderson, and Lyn Carroll, who gallantly stepped up to play at short notice as well as sorting the Teas.  Our unbeaten run had to end somewhere, but it was a close thing! 

RESULT :  Every season we are invited to play in the Bowls England Top Club competitions, and because fixture congestion can be an issue, this year our Ladies entered whilst our Men declined.  On Monday the Ladies were drawn away to Iver Heath, always a formidable opposition, and so it proved again this season.  Well done to Rose Kirby and Hazel Baker for winning their Pairs match (29-15), and to the Triple (Flora Pam & Candi) who were only narrowly beaten 14-17, but unfortunately Iver Heath proved too strong, and the rain became a factor, in the Single and Fours sections, and whilst we lost overall by 3 parts to 1, we gained valuable experience for the Trundell and Burnham campaigns to come. 

RESULT ; On Sunday, we visited Aylesbury Town for a friendly, and having lost in the three encounters played since we started fixtures in 2015,  and being 44 -54 down at half way, the "writing was on the wall".  However the team rallied well, &.....our winning run continues.!   We came back strongly in the second half, to win 4 out of the 6 triples, and 113 - 92 overall.  Our Top Rink was Linda James, Tim Timberlake and Allan Rumble (24 - 7).

However, commiserations to Mike Alderton who failed to overcome his opponent from Richings Park in the men's "Champion of Champions" competition on Sunday morning. 

On a more positive note, congratulations to Morgan Kavanagh in the County under-25 men's pairs, as he and his partner from Bradwell BC (Milton Keynes) won through their first round match, (15-11) playing at Bradwell. on Sunday. 

LADIES GALA  ;  Aston Clinton have a few spaces left for their Ladies Gala Day on Weds 19th July.  Anyone interested, follow this link to their flyer.  http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/GD invitation 2017.pdf

RESULT ; Our first Game in the Three Counties League was played on Saturday at home against Flackwell Heath, and  our pleasing run of success this season continued with another win by 103 - 90, winning 3 of the 5 rinks, and taking 8 points to Flackwell's 4.  Top Chalfont Rink was Joyce Cripps, Mike Moir, Pam Anderson and Tony Batkins,  (28-16).    

All earlier reports are now archived in the 'archive' pages of this website