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The next game is at home to  Oxfordshire on Sunday 2nd December

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Saturday 3rd November 2018

Bucks v Oxfordshire

On Saturday 3rd November, Bucks travelled to Oxford, where we were made to feel very welcome.


The match started promptly and Bucks very soon found the weight of the mats which were running quite true.


David Gander won his first singles game and Paul Knight held out for a draw. Barry Somers and Arnie Jaffe, played a cracking game for a 17-6 win with Ann and Bob Hine also winning their opening game.


The triple of Brenda Gander, Peter and Linda Coker, won their game as did Joan Northcott, Irene Roberts and Brian Latham.


That only left the fours to play and they did not disappoint. Rosie Millard, Geoff Ames, Chris Millard and Malcolm Tingle won their game and Rosemary Followell, Peter Clarke, Kevin Dwyer and John Thompson won theirs.


15 points to finish the first session. Bucks were on a roll !!


The second half continued in similar fashion with David and Paul both winning their singles and Ann and Bob winning their second pairs game.


Both the triples and the fours continued the success story and won all the rest of the games.


The final score: Bucks 221 shots and 37 points, Oxford 138 shots and 3 points. However, the scoreline doesn’t do justice to the quality of the bowls. Oxford played extremely well, and Bucks had to fight for every point. So well done to both teams and we look forward to meeting up again on  Sunday 2nd December at Handy Cross.    RESULTS




Sunday 4th November 2018

Bucks v Hertfordshire

On Sunday 4th November, Bucks welcomed Hertfordshire to Handy Cross for the return match in the ICC series.

These two teams have met on numerous occasions, and the outcome is never certain until the last wood has been bowled. However, fresh from their victory over Oxford, Bucks were feeling confident, although a little weary. Two matches back to back is quite tiring.

Paul Knight opened the scoring with a fine 18 - 9 victory and Malcolm Warwick won 16 - 10.

Ann and Bob Hine matched Malcolm’s score and Sharon Drake and Arnie Jaffe, at 12 - 14 going into the final end, squeezed 3 shots out of the game to win 15 - 14.

Tony Rixon, Malcolm Tingle and Geoff Ames won their triple for a further 2 points and Kevin Dwyer, Peter Clarke, John Thompson and Ian Forbes scored a resounding 22 - 2 victory. Brenda Gander, Peter Coker, David Gander and Linda Coker topped off the first session with another fine win 17 - 5.     14 points to 2 at the halfway stage.

Paul and Malcolm both won their second singles games and Ann & Bob and Sharon & Arnie repeated their success in the pairs.

Herts came back strong in both triples, but Kevin, Peter, John & Ian won their fours game and Brenda, Peter, David & Linda drew what can only be described as a first class game of bowls with some amazing shots being played by both teams.

The final score: Bucks 226 shots and 31 points, Herts 153 shots and 9 points. As with the game against Oxford, the scoreline does not reflect the quality of the bowling from both teams.     RESULTS

What a weekend that was !!!

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