Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

Bucks v Oxfordshire Saturday 4th November 2017


On Saturday 4th November, Bucks travelled to Oxford, for their fourth game of the 2017-18 Inter County Competition and looking to reverse the result from their previous meeting.


Paul Knight managed a draw in his singles, as did Ann and Bob Hine in the pairs, while Sharon Drake and Arnie Jaffe won their pairs game. All the scores were very close at 50 - 52 shots and 4 points each.


The triples, however, were on fire, with Brenda Gander, Victoria Nemar and Kevin Dwyer winning 14 - 7 and Rosie Millard, Tony Short and Chris Millard winning 23 - 3. Joan Northcott, Val Latham, Irene Roberts and Brian Latham won their fours game 11 - 6, with Rosemary Followell, Jenny Burden, Peter Clarke and Malcolm Tingle just losing out by one shot on the last end at 8 - 9, making the score at the half-way stage 106 - 77 shots and 10 - 6 points.


In the second session, David Gander won his singles 20 - 14 and Paul scored enough shots to ensure getting the bonus points in that discipline, while Ann and Bob hung on to a precarious lead to win 12 - 10 in the pairs.


Rosy, Tony and Chris won their second game 15 - 10 and secured another 2 bonus points in the triples, and to round off a very successful day’s bowling, Joan, Val, Irene and Brian won 7 - 5.


The highlight of the match came in the last end of the fours game with Rosemary, Jenny, Peter and Malcolm trailing 7 - 11.


Holding 2, Peter called Malcolm in for a running wood to take out the opposition’s wood lying in third place. A brave call which could have so easily gone horribly wrong. Malcolm sent down a perfectly weighted shot to remove the offending bowl and picked up 4 shots to make the game a draw at 11 -11.


The final score:  Oxford 172 shots and 15 points. Bucks 204 shots and 25 points. A well deserved win and a very positive team effort. Well done Bucks.


Single 1


Paul Knight





Single 2


David Gander





Pair 1


Sharon Drake



Arnie Jaffe





Pair 2


Ann Hine



Bob Hine





Triple 1


Brenda Gander



Victoria Nemar



Kevin Dwyer





Triple 2


Rosie Millard



Tony Short



Chris Millard





Four 1


Rosemary Followell



Jenny Burden



Peter Clarke



Malcolm Tingle





Four 2


Joan Northcott



Val Latham



Irene Roberts



Brian Latham

Team List

RESULTS



OXFORD


BUCKS



Shots

Points


Shots

Points


Singles 1

12

1


12

1

Singles 1

Singles 2

11

2


10

0

Singles 2

Singles 1

14

0


20

2

Singles 2

Singles 2

15

2


12

0

Singles 1

Totals

52

5


54

3


Bonus points

0



2









Pairs 1

12

0


14

2

Pairs 1

Pairs 2

14

1


14

1

Pairs 2

Pairs 1

10

0


12

2

Pairs 2

Pairs 2

19

2


10

0

Pairs 1

Totals

55

3


50

5


Bonus points

2



0









Triples 1

7

0


14

2

Triples 1

Triples 2

3

0


23

2

Triples 2

Triples 1

10

0


15

2

Triples 2

Triples 2

14

2


11

0

Triples 1

Totals

34

2


63

6


Bonus points

0



2









Fours 1

9

2


8

0

Fours 1

Fours 2

6

0


11

2

Fours 2

Fours 1

5

0


7

2

Fours 2

Fours 2

11

1


11

1

Fours 1

Totals

31

3


37

5


Bonus points

0



2









Total shots

172



204



Total points

13




19

Bonus points

2




6








Totals

172

15


204


25