Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

Bucks v Northants  12th November 2017


On Sunday 12th November, Bucks travelled to Daventry IBC, to play against Northants in their fifth game of the ICC series.

Both Paul Knight and David Gander won their singles games in style whilst Malcolm Warwick and Ian Forbes won their pairs game, giving Bucks a good start with 6 points on the board.

The triples of Joan Northcott, Irene Roberts, Arnie Jaffe and Jean McNab, Jenny Burden, Malcolm Tingle, won their games, followed by the four of Rosie Millard, Hilary Richards, Chris Millard and Malcolm Richards winning theirs. Another 6 points making it 12 - 4 to bucks at the half way stage.

With two non-playing umpires, the decision had been made to play straight through without a break, and so the singles and pairs went straight out onto the mats as soon as the previous games had finished.

Paul and David repeated their success of the first half giving Bucks all 10 points for the singles. For the pairs, Malcolm and Ian won again and so did Kevin Dwyer and Bob Hine, scraping through with a 12 -11  victory, giving Bucks a further 8 points.

At this point in the match the score was 24 - 4 to Bucks and so the pressure was off. But that didn’t affect the triples who both won their games giving Bucks a further 6 points to make the final total 196 shots and 30 pts to 175 shots and 10 pts.

The points score didn’t reflect the quality of the match, whereas the shot difference of just 21 shots over 16 games indicates some very close fought games, and meant that Bucks had to fight for every point.




Single 1


David Gander





Single 2


Paul Knight





Pair 1


Malcolm Warwick



Ian Forbes





Pair 2


Kevin Dwyer



Bob Hine





Triple 1


Joan Northcott



Irene Roberts



Arnie Jaffe





Triple 2


Jean McNab



Jenny Burden



Malcolm Tingle





Four 1


Rosie Millard



Hilary Richards



Chris Millard



Malcolm Richards





Four 2


David Hobbs



Richard Forsythe



Peter Clarke



Mervyn Wilson

TEAM LIST

RESULTS



Northants


Bucks



Shots

Points


Shots

Points


Singles 1

10

0


17

2

Singles 1

Singles 2

7

0


17

2

Singles 2

Singles 1

10

0


13

2

Singles 2

Singles 2

10

0


14

2

Singles 1

Totals

37

0


61

8


Bonus points

0



2









Pairs 1

12

0


16

2

Pairs 1

Pairs 2

16

2


10

0

Pairs 2

Pairs 1

11

0


12

2

Pairs 2

Pairs 2

11

0


14

2

Pairs 1

Totals

50

2


52

6


Bonus points

0



2









Triples 1

10

0


13

2

Triples 1

Triples 2

10

0


11

2

Triples 2

Triples 1

4

0


16

2

Triples 2

Triples 2

13

0


14

2

Triples 1

Totals

37

0


54

8


Bonus points

0



2









Fours 1

8

0


12

2

Fours 1

Fours 2

19

2


6

0

Fours 2

Fours 1

14

2


8

0

Fours 2

Fours 2

20

2


3

0

Fours 1

Totals

61

6


29

2


Bonus points

2



0









Total shots

185



196



Total points

8



24


Bonus points

2



6









Totals

185

10


196

30