No Room in the final for Risborough star Vicky

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Vicky Room failed in her attempt to reach the final of the County Under 25 competition but there was no disgrace in defeat as she lost 21-13 to current England skip Sian Gordon in the semi-final.

Vicky had previously beaten Carly Devereux-Jones from Wolverton Town in the quarters. Sian (Burnham) now faces Donna Brookes from Bletchley Town in the final.

In their cup game against Chesham on Sunday afternoon, Risborough were unable to wrench the trophy from Chesham’s grasp in the away leg of the two legged affair. They lost 100-128 with Martyn Page having the best win by 25-15 helped by Mick Bailey, Lance Adlam and Roger Kane.

The other scores were Mick Leggett 10-34, Alan Atkinson 15-25, Ray Rouse 17-15 and Jack Elliott 15-21.

In the Ladies County Singles Competition, Room will now face clubmate Carole Robertson for a place in the quarter-finals.

The County Competitions moved on with the last four in each discipline being resolved. Risborough will provide all four in the singles with Phil Gregory now facing Alan Atkinson and Trevor Room against Ray Gaskins. In the pairs it is a similar story for Risborough with Derek Plater and Trevor Room playing Darren Richardson and Martyn Page while Jamie and Wayne Richardson will face Keith Puddephatt and Alan Atkinson. The triples sees Jamie Richardson’s team take on Jack Elliott’s trio for a place in the County quarters.

Following a epic battle with Trevor Room’s four it will be Ray Gaskins’ quartet that now faces John Brooks from Wendover.

The Princes Risborough men made progress to the next round of the National Top Club Competition with a hard earned 4-1 victory at Chandos Park, Buckingham last Wednesday night.

Both Phil Gregory and Wayne Richardson earned tight wins in the two and four bowl singles respectively but with Martyn Page’s four going down to a defeat it was left to Trevor Room’s triple and Ray Gaskins and Ed Pilgrim in the pairs to earn the extra vital point, both duly delivered fine victories.

The next game is against Bletchley Town tonight (Wednesday).

On the same day the Over 60’s Two Rink team visited Olney in the National Competition and managed to scrape over the line with a one shot victory 33-32, Carole Robertson, Dennis Robertson, Ian Dudley and Lesley Throup triumphed 22-12 while Mick Pilgrim, Ray Rouse, Beryl Walford and Pam Armstrong lost 11-20. They will now face Chesham in the next round.

In the semi-finals of the Ladies Two Bowl Risborough had two representatives Judy Plater and Lesley Throup, who managed to get drawn against each other in the first game which resulted with Lesley triumphant by 15-11. She went on to face Pat Rodgers from Chesham and lost narrowly in a tight game.

Meanwhile, Hazells have got their Bucks County Bowls League campaign under way.

At home Hazells Seekers have started well beating Wendover Warriors by 28-16 shots. Hazells Wunders were less fortunate playing away to a very strong Cheddington A team and losing 23-5. On Thursday three ladies triples played at Aylesbury Town and enjoyed a comfortable 27 shot victory (63-36) with the highest winning rink going to Sue Smith, Carol Chanell and Anne Farmer (27-9).

On Friday night six rinks travelled to Wendover for the first leg of the Adams Cup. The green favoured Wendover who won by 95-138 shots. Hazells’ highest winning rink went to Ann Ramsay, Pam Spokes, Don Russell and Thornley Bryant (30-16). Ian Ramsay and Keith Harper enjoyed their first match for the club. Hazells look forward to the home leg of this trophy in August.

Three triples from Chesham Broadway came to Hazells, and with three players provided by Hazells, on Saturday a very pleasant afternoon was had by all. The sun shone on Hazells who won by a creditable 87-44 shots. Colin James, Carol Crick and John Smith took the highest winning rink (28-8). Sunday was another home match, this time against Berkhamsted. In the warm sunshine Hazells bowled to a 13 shot victory (95-82) with the highest winning rink going to Ellen Livett, Colin James and David James (21-11).