Hot shot Hazells ladies on a high after remarkable streak seals comeback

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We bring you a round up of bowls news and results from clubs around the Vale.

HAZELLS

Hazells hosted the Ladies Trundell Trophy quarter finals between Amersham, Chesham, Gerrards Cross and Princes Risborough last week.

Chesham and Princes Risborough were victorious and will be playing in the semis/finals at Long Crendon on 2nd September. On the same hot day Hazells travelled to Cheddington. Despite winning three of the five rinks Hazells lost 91-115.

Hazells ladies were on a high on Tuesday. After nine ends at Aston Clinton they were losing 12-19 but a hot shot by Kate Griffiths, Pauline Hobson, Ann Ramsay and Anne Farmer resulted in a 28-10 shot win on their rink and an overall victory for the club by 27-41 shots.

Hazells Wunders remained top of Division 1 in the Bucks County Bowls League after beating Wing Wanderers by 12-16 shots. In Division 3 Hazells Nutters, played at home to Wing Arrows and won by 17-11 shots. Hazells Seekers were less fortunate away to top of the Division Risborough B. They lost by 7-25 shots.

Saturday saw 28 club members take part in the friendly but very competitive American Tournament. Everyone played in a team picked at random at the start of a 5 end match. After 5 matches the individual with the highest number of points was declared the winner. John Smith won this year with Roger Crick second and Dan Livett third.

Hazells club finals will take place this weekend.

ASTON CLINTON

The club’s ladies played a two rinks match at home against Hazells and lost 27-41.

On Thursday they had better luck against Princes Risborough away and in a six rinks mixed fixture won 101-94.

Over the weekend Cheddington were the visitors and over five mixed rinks played a foreshortened match, against a background of thunder and lighting, and won 77-52.

Traditionally on the Bank Holiday weekend, Aston invite their neighbours from the local Social Club to an afternoon friendly introduction to bowls. This year about 40 members of the Club attended and the children particularly enjoyed the event in the sunshine.

WADDESDON

This week continued the impressive form of the Waddesdon mens teams with a home 5 triples win against Tring BC. on Wednesday. The Silk Street team won convincingly on all 5 rinks in warm and dry conditions, the final score being 103 shots to 52. Highest winning triple was led by Spencer Taylor, with Pete Coyne and Anthony Saunders.

Thame BC were the visitors on Saturday, and over 6 mixed rinks were faced with the same fine form that Waddesdon players have shown recently. The overall score was 122 shots to 88 and 4 rinks to 1 with 1 drawn, which flattered the home side a little. Highest winning rink was skipped by Spencer Taylor again, ably assisted by Bruce Sherratt and Keith Wells.

Sunday was a different matter with the away trip to Hazells in Aylesbury over 6 mixed triples. On a good but rather heavy surface Waddesdon struggled a little, and a good game ended with victory to Hazells by 104 shots to 91 and 3 triples each.

Winners of the pens were led by Don Marlow, with Pam Spokes and Penny Ball.

The week ended on a high as it was confirmed that Waddesdons men had won the Mid Bucks League. The award ceremony and celebration game against the rest of the league will take place at Long Crendon Bowls Club on Monday 3rd September 5.30pm sharp. 6 triples for Waddesdon will play an individual triple from each of the other 6 teams in the league.