Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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Bucks v Herts

On Sunday 18th September, Bucks welcomed Hertfordshire to Handy Cross, for the first game of the 2016-17 Inter County Competition.

Both counties support each other during the Summer months by attending the various friendly competitions they both organise. Therefore, there was a lot of friendly banter and good humour as well as some very serious bowling.

Bucks started off a little nervously with both singles players struggling against some serious opposition. Fortunately David Gander managed to trickle in a great last wood to win his game by one shot. Both pairs started off in similar vein but a strategic change of playing order after nine ends for Sharon Drake and Bob Hine, completely changed the game and they came from 4-9 down after nine ends to win the game 18-10.

The triples of Val Latham, Irene Roberts and Brian Latham won 10 of the 13 ends for a convincing 14-5 win whilst Rosemary Followell, Tony Rixon and Jack Rutley scored a very creditable 16-7 victory.

Then the fours completed the morning session with Hilary Richards, Jan Hedges, Geoff Ames and Malcolm Richards winning 12-4 and Tony Short, Peter Coker, Linda Coker and Neil Hedges winning 12-8. The score at the half way stage was Bucks 101 shots and 12 points, Herts 83 shots and 4 points

After lunch, both singles players lost, despite some great bowling from them. However, both pairs won their games with sufficient shots to get the bonus points as well.

In the triples, Val, Irene and Brian were victorious once again, as were Tony, Peter, Linda and Neil in the fours with Hilary, Jan, Geoff and Malcom conceding four shots in the last end for a 9-9 draw.

Everyone agreed that all the games were played in a great atmosphere of friendly rivalry, but Bucks came out as the eventual winners with a final score of 202 shots and 27 points against Herts 167 shots and 13 points.

We look forward to the return match which will be played at Potters Bar on Sunday 30th October.

Before that we have to travel to Croydon to play against London County on Sunday 9th October.

Well done everyone and good luck in the next  games.


For all the scores and more pictures, follow this link:  SCORES

Schedule of Dates for 2016-17

The schedule of dates for 2016-17 is now available and can be viewed by following the link:

Diary Dates 2016-2017