Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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The next event at Handy Cross is a Spoon Drive on Sunday 22nd April

Friendly match against Northants

On Sunday 18th March, Bucks played a friendly match against Northants at Handy Cross. Despite the severe weather conditions and the closure of the Handy Cross roundabout for maintenance, nearly all the players managed to arrive without incident and on time.

The game was played to ICC format but without the stress of a serious competition, which meant that there was quite a lot of good natured banter between the players. It was an exceptionally good day’s bowling.

In the first session, the honours were shared between the disciplines, with the Bucks singles players winning their first two games, while the pairs both lost. This situation repeated itself with the Fours winning both their games and triples lost. At the half way stage all points were equal.

A break for lunch was enhanced by some delicious cakes made and provided by Tim Gunter. Thanks Tim, they were amazing.

The second half singles were shared one game each, as were the pairs. It looked as though no one wanted to take the lead, and with both Bucks triples winning and both fours losing, it looked like it would be a draw.

Fortunately for Bucks, they just sneaked sufficient shots in the last game, to take the bonus points and creep into the lead to win 22 points to 18. The shots were 203 for Bucks and 168 for Northants.

Altogether a most enjoyable days friendly bowling and one which could well be repeated in the future.

For all scores click here RESULTS


Me, a poser ??

Urrgh ! I just can’t look !!

Some great action shots ………… Poetry in motion ………  or not !!

So who’s eaten all the Chocolates ????

Hmmm !! I wonder ??

Oh No ! Really ??

The jury’s out !!