Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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The next event at Handy Cross is a friendly match against the Essex B team on Sunday 18th March.

ICC KO Quarter Finals

Buckinghamshire v Devon

On Sunday 11th February 2018, Bucks travelled to Daventry IBC to play their quarter final match against Devon. Bucks had a bye through to this round whereas Devon had to play Surrey in the Preliminary competition. They won that game by an overwhelming margin of 38 to 2. Was this due to an under strength Surrey or were Devon fielding an exceptionally strong team. Bucks were about to find out !!

Paul Knight won his singles game by 15 shots to 9, but apart from that no other points were scored in this round, with the other singles game and both pairs losing by quite high margins.

The triple of Joan Northcott, Val Latham and Brian Latham won their game and Kevin Dwyer, Malcolm Tingle and Geoff Ames, managed a draw at 12 all. The four of Rosie Millard, Linda Coker, Peter Coker and Chris Millard also won their game by 14 shots to 6.

The score at the halfway stage was 7 shots to Bucks and 9 shots to Devon. At this stage the game was retrievable. All Bucks had to do was to win five of the remaining eight games with sufficient shots to obtain the bonus points in two disciplines. However, ………..

Devon had other ideas about how the end score should look.

Paul won his second singles match 13 - 9 and sadly, that was the only score of the second session with Devon dominating all the other disciplines.

The final score was Bucks 156 shots and 9 points, Devon 216 shots and 31 points. The only consolation, was that we managed to score a few more points than Surrey the previous week.

Congratulations to Devon and good luck in the next round. Commiserations to Bucks. It was fun getting there, and who knows, next year we might be back to full strength and progress a little further.

Meanwhile, we have the summer friendlies to look forward to.

So roll up the mats and let’s head off home.                           For all scores click here  RESULTS