Aston beat rivals Hazells to advance in national two fours

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Aston Clinton men won a Bucks Plate fixture home and away against Wing 12-2 and followed it up with a six-shot victory over Bucks Masonic this week.

But the best was to come in the National 2/4s.

In the second round of the nationwide competition, Aston were drawn away against Hazells of Aylesbury. On the first rink they went down by seven shots but the second rink won by 14 to secure an overall win by seven shots.

Aston will now play Cheddington or Waddesdon in the next round.

Finally, on Saturday Clinton went to Little Gaddesdon for a friendly match where they won 72-63 over four mixed triples.

It was also a successful week for Aylesbury Town.

The club enjoyed an overwhelming win against Wendover in the Bucks Cup – triumphing on 3 rinks and drawing the 4th. A Litchfield; G Leese; L Richardson drew 18 all. T Steadman; G Lee; K Stratfull won 23 -12.

B McCunn; D Cook; G Milligan won 24-10 G Murray; P Rogers; C Perrottet won 24-15 won 13-1.

Town then played host to a prestigious ladies’ county match between Gloucester and Cambridge (SEE SLIDESHOW) which was won by Gloucester by 32 shots.

Elsewhere, Risborough’s men continued their Bucks County Cup campaign by winning their third group match against Broomwade 14-0.

This puts them in a strong position at the top of the group, seven points clear of nearest rivals Chesham, with two games left to play, one of which is against Chesham.

Winning the group will ensure a home tie in the quarter-final. All four triples returned winning cards with Trevor Room and Darren Richardson at home and Martyn Page and Ray Gaskins at Broomwade.

The men then progressed in the National Top Club competition with a 5-0 whitewash of Hazells. Wayne Richardson and Phil Gregory won the four and two wood singles respectively by good scores and there were similar emphatic triumphs for Ray Gaskin’s pair and Martyn Page’s four, with Trevor Room also chipping in a victory in the triples. A game against Wendover or Chandos Park, Buckingham awaits in the next round.

In the County Competitions, with places for the two finalists at the last National Championship finals to be held at Worthing at stake, the two-wood is now down to the last eight and Risborough will have two representatives with Ray Gaskins and Joe Cook both through, the games to be played on Wednesday July 17.

In a friendly, Risborough ladies were on their travels with visits to Aylesbury Town and Chesham. Both games resulted in victories by 84-61 at Aylesbury with Barbara Perry along with Janet Preston and Jenny Barney netting the best win with a 24-11 score, other scores were Joan Beach 17-14, Margaret Foulger 22-17 and Beryl Walford 21-19. At Chesham in a tight game a 56-52 victory was achieved with Jean Fish, June Tombs and Jenny Barney returning the best card.