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.

Have a look at our record of achievements over the past 9 years

Inter County Championships

Buckinghamshire are runners up in the 2019 Inter County Competition. They came a creditable second to eventual winners West Midlands

Well done Bucks


Sunday 25th August 2019

The last game in the series of Summer friendlies was yet another Australian Pairs competition. Unfortunately, only 14 pairs took part, mainly due to the fact that it was a Bank Holiday weekend, and many people were either away, or attending family get togethers, or looking after grand-children or any other weekend events.

However, all those who played had a great day, despite the low numbers and the excessive heat, which builds up quite dramatically in the Handy Cross Bowls Hall.

Each pair played 4 games with 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

The winners were as follows: (for all results and scores click here  - RESULTS)

   1st Place:  David and Brenda Gander

   2nd Place: Malcolm Warwick and Ian Forbes

Congratulations to them and well done to everyone else for taking part.

Next Month sees the start of the Inter County Competition with the first match away to Cambridge on Sunday 15th September, followed by the return match at Handy Cross on Sunday 22nd September.

There will be a full squad practice session on Sunday 8th September at Handy Cross


David and Brenda Ganderene

Runners up

Malcolm Warwick and Ian Forbes

We also ran a Target Bowls Competition which was won by Malcolm Warwick

So who won the BEST PAIR OF SHORTS competition ??

These were the un-knowing and possibly unwilling participants










For having the best fashion sense, with his pink shorts, red shoe laces and white gloves, and for standing in at the last minute to accompany Sharon, the judges have decided that the winner is:


(No prizes for this I’m afraid Ken, but thanks anyway)