Mixed results for bowls clubs

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THAME bowls club overcame Headington B as they won by 76 shots to 62, with Vic Webb, Paul Heaffy, Adie Twinn and captain John Lester getting top rink honours.

On Saturday Thame welcomed Long Crendon bowlers for the home leg of two fixtures.

It was an opportunity for some of the newer bowlers to play for the club and Adie Smith deserves a mention for his performance on rink 2 winning by 1 shot on the last end.

Long Crendon won the match by 101 shots to 94. Top Rink honours went to John Wheeler,

Simon Bell, Marthie DuPreez and Skip John Lester, winning 26 shots to 11.

Five of Thame’s new members joined in the fun at High Wycombe Bowls club for Thame’s first game at that venue. The welcome was warm although the bowling was breezy but everyone enjoyed themselves. With one end to play, Thame were winning on one rink and were tied on three, but the home team managed two shots to secure three winning rinks and took the game with 128 shots to Thame’s 93. Top rink honours for Thame were Marthie

Dupreez, Wendy North,John Hurley and skip Andy Walker winning 18 shots to 13.

Bank Holiday Monday was a chance for Tring bowlers to try out their waterproofs on their annual match with Thame. Five Mixed Rinks battled the elements and with two ends to play

Tring managed a narrow victory on two rinks, preventing a clean sweep by the home side.

Thame won with 86 shots to 71 and the rink of Skip Ken Kilroy assisted by Jackie Emberson,

George Manders and Simon Bell won with 19 shots to 12.

Keith Wright was in blistering form playing for the home club against Oxford Masonics on Thursday in the Mid Week Triples. Making up the 17 shots Thame required to win the match, he played at Skip with Derek Goodyear and Ingrid Dale. Keith managed to find the ‘Jack’ almost every time the opposition held shot, which gave him Top Rink honours with 30 shots to 9 shots. This was enough to give Thame the match by 78 shots to 70.