Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

Welcome to the B.S.M.B.A. Website.

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 2018-19

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

Well done Bucks

I.C.C. Bucks v London

13th October 2019

On Sunday 13th October, London came to Handy Cross for the 3rd game of the 6 game series of the Inter County competition.Unfortunately, they were two players short and so their fours were at an immediate disadvantage.

Bucks had to make a couple of last minute changes to their team but did manage to field a full squad.

The first session went well for Bucks, with Sharon Drake and David Gander both winning their singles games, while Malcolm Warwick and Ian Forbes, Peter Clarke and Darren Brown, won their pairs.

Brenda Gander, Ann Hine and Bob Hine won their triples, as did Rosemary Followell, Irene Roberts and Brian Latham.

To put the icing on the cake, Arnie Jaffe, Lyn Dancer, Kevin Dwyer, Malcolm Tingle, and Tony Rixon, Jean McNab, Peter Coker and Linda Coker won both the fours games.

At the half way stage, Bucks were ahead 16 - 0.

After a break for lunch, David won his second singles game, whilst Sharon managed to keep the shots total high enough to get the bonus points. Malcolm and Ian drew their pairs, as did Rosemary, Irene and Brian in the triples. The other triple and both fours won their games. This gave Bucks 26 points and the bonus points in all four disciplines.

The final score was Bucks 247 shots and 34 points, London 148 shots and 6 points.

Well done Bucks and well played London, despite being under strength. Let’s hope you will be back to a full team when we play the return match in January.

For all the scores click here:  RESULTS

The next match is away, against Hertfordshire on Sunday 1st December.

National Trials & Bucks Championships


On Sunday 29th September, 20 players took part in the National Trials and Bucks Championship Singles event. There were four groups of five players, each playing the others within their group.

The winners and runners up in each group then went forward to the play offs with the top four being entered for the National Championships.

For all the scores and results click on this link:  RESULTS

The next Trials will be for the Pairs on Sunday November 3rd.

Can I buy you lunch or maybe a beer or two

John Lewis, Debenhams, M&S or Pound shop.


The ESMBA is running an Open Triples competition on 26th October at Watford Indoor Bowls club

There are large cash prizes and trophies to be won.

The entry form is available from the ESMBA website or click on this Link