Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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Within these pages you will find information about the Association together with articles relevant to what is happening around the County.  We hope you find what you are looking for and that you will visit our site on a regular basis to keep you up to date and informed.

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Derek bragging again …..

about the size of his bowls !!

At least, I think that was what he said ??

Do you mind NOT taking pictures of ME just as I’m about to bowl.

Good grief !!

I didn’t expect it to go THAT high

I thought it was going to be a picture of me !!

Both wrong. It was a lovely picture of Linda !

“We Three Kings of Orient are ………two playing bowls and one at the bar …”

National Trials  -  Fours


Sunday 15th January saw the Bucks National Trials for Fours, played at Handy Cross.


Unfortunately, only 4 teams took part, each one playing the other 3 teams. As there were only 4 teams there were no play offs.


The final results were:

1st place  -  Malcolm Warwick, Malcolm Tingle, Arnie Jaffe and Ian Forbes

2nd place  -  Linda Coker, Peter Coker, Derek Carter and Sharon Drake

3rd place  -  Victoria Nemar, Derek Kent, Peter Clarke and Richard Forsythe

4th place  -  Brian Latham, Val Latham, Irene Roberts and Kevin Dwyer


For all the scores and pictures, click on the following link:  Results

Inter County Competition

Bucks top of Group 4


For the second year running, Bucks have topped the Group 7 table with a very creditable 147 points, 1191 shots for and 1038 shots against.


They now proceed to the Knockout stages of the Inter County Competition and will be facing Essex, who were runners up in group 2. This will be a replay of last years Prelim match when Bucks narrowly beat Essex to go into the next round against Somerset. (They lost that game)


The winner of this match will play Avon, who get a bye to the quarter finals.


The match will be played on Sunday 5th February at Daventry Indoor Bowls club.


Good luck Bucks. Let’s see if we can go all the way this year.


Next season, Bucks will play in Group 6 alongside Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.


To see all the fixtures as published by the ESMBA click this link:  FIXTURES