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Thame Bowls Club weekly report no. 20

The Green has now closed, as the Clubhouse is under refurbishment, and the final matches have all been played away from home. Unfortunately, the majority of these matches were defeats but there was a creditable draw with Oxford City and County 78 points apiece.

A heavy loss to Bassetsbury Manor 60 – 101 was followed by a good win over Cheddington 80 – 75 with the best rink played by Jane Kimber, Adrian Wilcox, Leonard Grimshaw and skip Bill Giles.

The final two matches were against Hazells (73 – 115) (highest winning rink Paul Youens, Marion Keal and Ray Plested) and a strong Marlow side (93 – 99) who were celebrating their Centenary season. Thame presented Marlow with an embroidered pennant to mark this superb achievement. Thame’s own centenary will (hopefully) be celebrated in 2024.

The Club’s AGM will be held on Monday 21st October at the Chinnor Rugby Club.


 

Mike Ralls

 

23rd September 2019

 

 

Thame Bowls Club weekly report 19

With all matches now being played away with the demise of the Clubhouse, it has been a difficult time for Thame’s bowlers. Two heavy defeats against Chessvale and Aston Clinton were followed by a defeat against Adderbury 55 – 75 and a loss against Bassetsbury Manor 43 – 93.

The best rinks against Adderbury were played by Keith Brooks, John Wheeler, Jill Brooks and Jesse Matthews and against Bassetsbury were played by Alfred Jochum, Frances Goodyear and Dave Holland.

The only saving grace was another win by Thame Ladies against High Wycombe 49 – 45 with the highest winning rink played by Marion Keal, Frances Goodyear and Sandy Webb. This completed the season for the ladies who have had only one loss and one draw throughout the season.

Now that the Clubhouse is being demolished, the Presentation Evening will be held at Chinnor Rugby Club on Friday September 20th at 7pm and the AGM will be held on Monday October 21st at Chinnor Rugby 6:30 for 7pm.

Mike Ralls

2 September 2019

 

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Thame Ladies were once again on top form in the past week, firstly beating Wendover Ladies 59 – 29 and then Aylesbury Town Ladies 49 – 48. The best rink against Wendover was Jan Sargeant, Jackie Emberson and Doreen Penn and the best rink against Aylesbury was Margaret Boynton, Frances Goodyear and Caroline Walker. Regrettably the match against Thame Gentlemen had to be cancelled because of the weather, otherwise, the men would have had a thrashing.

The mixed team against Long Crendon was a narrow defeat by 86 shots to 88 but the highest winning rink was played by Carsten Jochum, Marion Keal and Jane Kimber.

The annual Potter Cup was won by Ron Duncan and Ken Calcutt after a fine afternoon of competitive bowls and everyone taking part enjoyed the occasion. The day was completed by hosting the sponsors evening where the members and sponsors were able to mix and socialise before the Clubhouse is closed down for refurbishment. There are a few pictures in the gallery.

Mike Ralls

 

21 August 2019

 

 

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Thame men’s last league match of the season against Chadlington could have determined either a promotion to League 2 or strangely a relegation to League 4! The end result of 62 shots to 70 meant a points total of 2 against Chadlington’s 4 and a final position of 4th equal on points with Shiplake and Bloxham. The top two sides are promoted and bottom two sides relegated so the three teams in the middle stay there for next season. The Club Captain, Ron Duncan, is going to stand down at the end of this season and the Club have expressed their many thanks to him for his professional, efficient and sociable efforts throughout the year.

The two mixed games this week had mixed results with a fine win against Tring (68 – 58) with the best rink played by Ray Lewin, Terry Emberson and Ron Duncan, but a heavy defeat against South Oxford (78 – 118) with the highest winning rink played by Jane Kimber, Jan Sargeant, Leonard Grimshaw and Jess Matthews.

The Club is now planning the many tasks that will be required before the Clubhouse is redeveloped and it will be all hands to the pumps for the rest of the month.

Mike Ralls

 

13th August 2019.

 

 

Thame Bowls Club weekly report 16

Thame men’s bowlers came strong against a Bloxham side competing for the second league place and won 72 – 63 giving them 4 league points against Bloxham’s 2. The best Thame rink was Graham Watson, Ian Rutherford, John Timms and Paul Costin. Thame have one last game to play on this coming Thursday against second from bottom Chadlington and a 6 – 0 scoreline could see Thame promoted to League 1. Equally a 0 – 6 score could see them relegated so there will plenty to play for.

The friendly against Bicester was a defeat by 64 points to 100 but the highest winning rink was played by two newcomers Keith Brooks and Geoff Roynon with skip Leonard Grimshaw. Frances Goodyear and Jane Kimber both played for Bicester as that team were short of players and Jane was on the highest winning rink.

Although the friendly against Watlington had to be cancelled as Watlington could only field 7 players, the new bowlers competition continued on Tuesday 6th August and it came to a very close finale. Teams B and D eventually went through to the final with 15 points apiece but were closely followed by Team A with 13, Team E with 12.5 and Team C with 11.5 points. Team F brought up the rear with 8 points.

In the final Team B won by 5 shots to 2 which with 1 point for each winning end and a bonus point for the highest number of shots, gave them a winning margin of 4 points to 2. The winners, who were presented with the trophy by Sharon Heafey, were Sandra French, Samantha Carnell, Barry Green and Geoff Roynon.

Mike Ralls

7th August 2019

 

 

Thame Bowls Club weekly report 15

It has been a fairly quiet week for Thame’s bowlers when compared to their usual full program but they still found time to meet Didcot and Bicester as well as playing the second round of the Paul Heafey Cup.

The mixed team lost 53 – 73 to Didcot but the best rink was played by Jackie Emberson, Pete Southam and Terry Emberson. The men’s league match against Bicester was a loss of 56 – 76 resulting in 5 points to Bicester and 1 point to Thame. Thame have now dropped to 4th position but are on equal points with Shiplake and just 4 points behind Bloxham in 2nd place who are Thame’s next opponents.

The second session of the Paul Heafey Cup saw 24 new bowlers battle out another two matches and the current league positions are : -

Team B (Sandra French, Samantha Carnell, Barry Green and Geoff Roynon) 14 points

Team E (Denise Manger, Colin French, Keith Brooks and Val Sawyer) 11.5 points

Team D (Terri Blackburn, Maureen Gidley, Phillip Dodd and Mike Sawyer) 11 points

Team A (Mac Warner, Peter Woodman, Peter Gibbons and Peter Dawe) 10 points

Team C (Claire Lewis, Maggie Gibbons, Colin Feltham and Vic Dawe) 7.5 points

Team F (Barbara Lewin, Mary Taylor, Ken Lewis and Paul Youens) 6 points

The last game will be played on Tuesday next followed by the final and a social evening to discuss where things went wrong!

Mike Ralls

31 August 2019

 

 

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The ladies of Thame did not have quite such a good week with their first defeat to Aylesbury Town by 40 – 53 although Thame’s highest winning rink was played by Margaret Boynton, Jill Brooks and skip Doreen Penn.

The Top Club semi finals against South Oxford were also a loss overall but it was a very close 58 – 61 but there were wins for Caroline Walker (21 – 2) in the singles and for Ann Ashfield, Margaret Boynton, Barbara Waters and Frances Goodyear (17 – 15) in the fours.

The mixed team versus Wendover also lost 78 – 87 with the best rink played by new bowler, Keith Brooks, Alison Wilkinson and skip Graham Watson.


 

The Paul Heafey Cup

On Tuesday 23rd July, the first round of this new bowlers competition took place and all six teams played two games of 4 end rinks. Team B consisting of Sandra French, Samantha Carnell, Barry Green and Geoff Roynon have taken an early lead but only by 1 point ahead of Team D who consists of Terri Blackburn, Maureen Gidley, Phillip Dodd and Mike Sawyer. Teams A and E are not far behind on 5 points each but Teams F (3 points) and Team C (2 points) have work to do. With another three games before the final over the next two weeks, with five points available on each game, there is all to play for and the positions can change dramatically.

Mike Ralls

 

24th July 2019

 

 

Thame Bowls Club weekly report 13

Thame Men’s bowlers were back in action last Thursday and easily beat a Shiplake team that struggles to perform away from home. Thame won by 79 shots to 61 and will receive 5 league points to Shiplake’s 1. This takes Thame back to second place in the league behind Bicester. The highest winning rink was played by Paul Costin, Leonard Grimshaw, George Andrews and skip Robin Jenner.

Gordon Taylor, the Club’s President, sponsored the annual President’s Day on 13th July and 33 bowlers took part throughout a keenly contested day, with the eventual winners being Barbara Lewin, Mike Zakaszewski and Chris Shannon. The match was completed by a meal and the Narrowgate Competition prize of a bottle of whiskey, was won by Derek Goodyear, who promptly donated it back to the raffle. Gordon donated the monies raised on the day to Sharing Life Trust and Thame Youth Project.

There were also two friendlies during the week; Woodstock at home was a win by 50 – 43 (highest winning rink John Sear, John Walker and Jesse Matthews) but Loudwater away was a defeat 48 – 68 (highest winning rink Ray Lewin, Pete Southam and Sandy Webb).

The Hawker Cup was completed last Friday but the results are not yet in.

Mike Ralls

17 July 2019

Thame Bowls Club weekly report 12

Thame Ladies have continued to dominate their opposition over the last few weeks with good wins over Watlington and Wendover.

The game against Watlington was three triples, finished 56 - 30 and the highest winning rink was played by Ann Ashfield, Jill Brooks and skip Frances Goodyear.

The match against a reduced Wendover side was won by 39 shots to 25 with the highest winning rink played by Ann Ashfield, Jill Brooks and skip Caroline Walker.

Thame’s Men however were defeated by their bogey side, Banbury Central in the Oxfordshire County League fixture by 57 shots to 74 giving them just 1 league point to Banbury’s 5 and dropped Thame to third.

There were two defeats for the Club’s mixed teams over the weekend although the final scores are not yet in.

Some 18 new bowlers have signed up so far for this year’s Paul Heafey Cup which will be played over the 23, 30 July and 6 August. The number reflects the very healthy 2019 recruitment campaign and the Club is bucking the current bowls trend elsewhere in the district.

Mike Ralls

9 July 2019

Thame Bowls Club weekly match report 11

The weather has been kind to Thame bowlers this week and has helped to improve the results.

Although the mixed match against Hagbourne was a defeat by 62 – 75, (the highest winning rink played by Jane Kimber, Mac Warner and Graham Watson) the games against Didcot and High Wycombe were wins 65 – 62 and 62 – 56 respectively. The winning rinks were played by Roger Mackreal, John Walker and Frances Goodyear against Didcot and by Janet Shannon, Terri Blackburn, Graham Watson and Jesse Matthews against High Wycombe.

The mixed match against Wendover was a narrow defeat 91 – 95 but the highest winning rink was played by Gini Williams and Mike Zakaszewski (both new bowlers) and Jane Kimber (who was skipping for the first time).

Thame ladies progressed in the Top Club competition by beating Hanborough on all rinks. They will play South Oxford next on 21stJuly 2019.

Mike Ralls

4 July 2019

Thame Bowls Club weekly match report 10

Although matches against Long Crendon and South Oxford had to be cancelled in recent weeks (as the opposition were unable to get enough players), vital Oxfordshire League men’s fixtures went ahead as planned and proved successful on both occasions.

First a comprehensive defeat over Chadlington 103 – 46 with wins on all rinks gave a useful 6 points to the league total; the highest winning rink was played by Ron Duncan, John Ashfield, Les Canfield and skip Bill Giles. Then a closer game against Hanborough ran out 73 – 54 giving 4 points to Thame and 2 points to Hanborough; the highest winning rink was played by Graham Watson, Mike Ralls, John Timms and skip Chris Shannon.

The mixed friendlies against Loudwater (an easy win at home) and at home against Didcot (a closer win 65 – 62) were enjoyed by all sides and the highest winning rink against Didcot was played by Roger Mackriell, John Walker and Frances Goodyear. 

Finally the Club’s own triples competition, the Purser Cup was played  on 23rdJune and the final between Dave Holland, Jill Brooks and Janet Shannon against Tony Adamson, Jane Kimber and Chris Shannon, saw a win for Tony, Jane and Chris.

Mike Ralls

29 June 2019

Thame Bowls Club weekly match report 9

Thame Bowlers survived most of the weather during the last week to complete three matches. The men beat a strong Bloxham side in the Oxfordshire and District League, Division 3 by 64 shots to 56 giving them a useful 4 league points; the best rink was played by Ron Duncan, John Ashfield, Les Canfield and skip Bill Giles.

The home match against High Wycombe was a good win 130 – 88 and the highest winning rink was played by Ian Rutherford, Derek Goodyear, Keith Brooks and Marion Keal that included a maximum ‘Hot Shot’ score of 8 on one end, but the Sunday game against Princes Risborough saw a defeat by 74 shots to 90. Thame’s best rink was played by Jesse Matthews, Marion Keal again and newcomer Gini Williams.

The Club has participated in the SODC ‘Go Active Gold’ campaign, designed to promote sports for all ages and they have benefitted by a number of new bowlers taking up the offer of a free six week course which comes to an end this week. Approximately 20 new members have joined the Club so far this season thereby bucking the trend seen in other clubs over recent years.

Mike Ralls

17 June 2019

Thame Bowls Club weekly match report 8

A mixed week for the Thame bowlers with wins against Oxford City and County 21 – 10 in a friendly match and Bicester in the men’s Oxfordshire League 57 – 52 which gave Thame 4 league points and moved them up one place. The highest winning rink against Oxford was played by Ann Ashfield, Jackie Emberson and Maxine Plested. The highest winning rink against Bicester was played by Ron Duncan, John Ashfield, Les Canfield and skip Bill Giles.

The friendly mixed match against Bicester on the following Saturday however saw a disappointing defeat by 50 – 104. The highest winning rink was played by John Walker, Alfred Jochum and skip Chris Shannon.

The results are not yet in for the second leg of the Norfolk Cup and will be covered in the next report. The ‘Go Active Gold’ campaign launched by SODC to encourage people to take up a sport, has proved very popular at the Bowls Club and the regular Tuesday evening sessions have been well attended.

Mike Ralls

10th June 2019

Thame Bowls Club weekly report 7

Thame Bowls Club played three friendly matches during the week and although the ladies could only draw 47 points each against Princes Risborough, to spoil their 100% record to date (highest winning rink Marion Keal, Jill Brooks & Doreen Penn), the two weekend games were heavy defeats against Abingdon and Chesham. It was encouraging however to see a number of new bowlers take to the Green for Thame and results will inevitably improve with practice.

The home leg of the Norfolk Cup against South Oxford finished 52 points to Thame and 64 points to Oxford with Thame’s highest winning rink played by Ron Duncan, Mike Ralls, Les Canfield and skip Bill Giles. The away leg will be played on Friday 7 June at South Oxford’s green when the trophy will be awarded to the winning team.

The Midweek Cup, a new competition this year, with sixteen bowlers competing over three weeks, drew to a close and the trophy was taken by Barry Green, Val Sawyer, Jill Brooks and Leonard Grimshaw by a winning margin of just 2 points.

Mike Ralls

3 June 2019

Thame Bowls Club weekly report 6

Thame Bowls Club ladies won again during the week to maintain their 100% record so far this season. They beat Aston Clinton by 25 points to 21 with Janet Shannon, Jill Brooks and Caroline Walker and Jane Kimber, Marion Keal and Shirley Foster sharing the honours of highest winning rinks.

Their male counterparts in the Oxfordshire League suffered a resounding defeat against Shiplake 46 points to 95 losing on all rinks and dropping to fifth position overall. The mixed sides also lost to Aylesbury Town and Long Crendon but the Midweek Cup, a new internal competition has been well supported with the final taking place this week.

The Whitsun Trophy was also keenly contested over the Bank Holiday weekend and the eventual winners were Ann Ashfield, Marion Keal, Sharon Heafey and skip Ron Duncan who beat Roger Mackriell, Maire Duncan, Mike Ralls and John Ashfield in the final. The beaten semi finalists were Kevin Sharman, Frances Goodyear, Graham Watson and John Walker and Mike Zakaszewski, Jane Kimber, Jill Brooks and Chris Shannon.

The Club also continues with the ‘Go Active Gold’ campaign designed for brand new bowlers every Tuesday evening at 6.00 pm and the numbers of attendees so far has proved very encouraging.

Mike Ralls

27 May 2019

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Thame Ladies had another fine win midweek against Tring Ladies 40 – 29 with the highest winning rink played by Jane Kimber, Jill Brooks and skip Shirley Foster. They have a 100% record for the season to date.

The men’s Oxfordshire League team lost to Banbury Central B by 52 – 80 shots earning just 1 league point and are currently in third place but with plenty of bowling still to come.

The friendly against Hagbourne was closely fought and Thame came out winners by 5 shots (84 – 79) with the highest winning rink played by Alfred Jochum, Jesse Matthews and skip Bill Giles.

The first round of the internal Midweek Cup got underway and the Tuesday evening rollups for new bowlers have now entered their third week with in excess of 20 new bowlers attending. All newcomers are welcome to try their hand at bowls every Tuesday from 6.00 pm and the only equipment needed is a pair of comfortable flat soled shoes.

Mike Ralls

20 May 2019

Thame Bowls Club Weekly Report 4

The weather played a hand in Thame Bowls Club’s matches this week with two games cancelled because of rain, two worthy wins in rather cool conditions and two narrow defeats in bright sunshine.

The ladies beat South Oxford 67 – 57 with the highest winning rink played by Sue Ludgate, Frances Goodyear and skip Maureen Giles. The men’s League team beat Hanborough 77 – 51 (which earned them 4.5 league points) with the highest winning rink played by Paul Costin, John Walker, Ray Plested and skip George Andrews.

The weekend Triples matches saw the Club go down 69 – 71 against Adderbury (with the highest winning rink played by Roger Mackriell, Jane Kimber, Derek Goodyear and skip Graham Watson) and 72 – 85 away at Henley (with the highest winning rink played by Jan Sargeant, Marion Keal and skip Ray Plested).

The Club’s recruitment days and the first of their Tuesday evening roll ups for potential new members under the ‘Go Active Gold’ initiative have been very successful with 28 attendees so far. The Tuesday evening course will continue throughout May and June between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm and anyone wanting to learn how to play are welcome to attend.

Mike Ralls

13/5/2019

Thame Bowls Club Weekly Report 3

Thame Bowls Club have had a very busy week with 5 matches played in almost arctic conditions. The midweek team lost narrowly to Waddesdon 81 – 95 with the highest winning rink played by Jane Kimber, Marion Keal and Ian Rutherford.

Although the men’s League side were heavily defeated by Division 1 side, West Witney in the Oxfordshire League Cup, Thame’s ladies beat off a challenge from Princess Risborough by 46 points to 41. Their highest winning rink was played by Maureen Giles, Jill Brooks and Doreen Penn (19 – 6).

The two friendly games played over the weekend were both victories for Thame; 78 – 74 against Maidenhead Town (highest winning rink Carsten Jochum, Derek Goodyear and Ray Plested) and 81 – 74 against Watlington (highest winning rink Mike Sawyer, Jane Kimber and Bill Giles).

It has been very pleasing to note that in the last three weekend games, new bowlers have been part of the highest winning rinks and this bodes well for the future. The Club continues to seek new bowlers and are inviting anyone who may be interested, to join in every Tuesday evening during May from 6.00 pm; the only kit required is a pair of flat soled shoes.

Mike Ralls
06/05/2019

Thame Bowls Club Weekly Report 2

Thame Bowls Club played two friendly matches in the past week, losing away against a strong Princes Risborough team 64 points to 88 but winning away against Maidenhead Thicket by 95 points to 75. That match was played in the remnants of Storm Helena on a heavy green so the win was all the more commendable with the highest winning rink played by Roger Mackriell, Maureen Giles and skip Chris Shannon.

The Club also held their second Recruitment Day last Sunday and seven potential new bowlers came along to try the game. This number combined with the sixteen new faces attending the first day has shown a healthy response to the local advertisements and introductions made by existing members and augurs well for the future of the Club.

The Club will now host rollup sessions for any new bowlers, every Tuesday evening, throughout May and June, from 6.00 pm and all are welcome to attend. The only equipment required is a pair of comfortable flat soled shoes as bowls will be provided; the bar will also be open for refreshment to replace the calories lost during the evening.

Mike Ralls,

29/4/2019

 

 

Thame Bowls Club Weekly Report 1

Thame Bowls Club opened their season last week with a Club match between teams chosen by the Chairman, Bill Giles and the Assistant Secretary, Mike Ralls. Some 36 members played 6 rinks of Triples over 15 ends and Mike’s team just came out tops.

The friendly matches started with home games against Chessvale (a win by 100 points to 70) and Marlow (a loss by 81 points to 97) which will be followed by two away matches this week against Princes Risborough and Maidenhead Thicket. The highest winning rink against Marlow was played by Gini Williams, Barbara Waters and John Walker.

The first Recruitment Day of the season was held on Easter Saturday and some 16 new faces attended to try their hand at bowls (some for the very first time) in glorious sunshine. They were warmly welcomed by several existing members and with the bar being open during the afternoon, the occasion was deemed to be an unqualified success.

The second Recruitment Day will be held on Sunday 28 April from 2.00 am and anyone interested in taking up the sport will be welcomed. The only kit required is a pair of comfortable flat soled shoes.

Mike Ralls

This past week we narrowly lost our Tuesday game at home against Bassetsbury Manor 61 – 69 and then at the weekend lost our two away matches at Cheddington 65 – 81 in a rinks match and defeat at Hazells 58 – 101.
Mike Ralls
 

We had another disappointing week with defeats at home to Princes Risborough and away at Oxford City and County.  We did have winning rinks however and against Risborough, Dave Powell sharing with Simon Bell, Barbara Waters and John Walker were triumphant and against City and County, newcomer Roger Blackburn, Marion Keal and Chris Shannon were victorious.

The Club held its finals weekend over 8/9th September weekend and there were a number of very closely fought matches.  

Ian Rutherford and Chris Shannon beat Les Canfield and Leonard Grimshaw in the Victory Pairs.  

Thomas Tisbury and Doreen Penn beat Shirley Foster and John Ashfield in the Warwick Cup.

Maxine Plested beat Ann Ashfield in the Ladies 2 Wood Singles.

Robin Jenner beat Paul Costin in the Walker Cup.

In the Jubilee Handicap Cup, Bill Giles beat Chris Shannon and in the Honour Cup, Frances Goodyear beat Janet Shannon.  

In the Josey Cup for married couples, Doreen and Graham Penn beat Janet and Chris Shannon.  

Shirley Foster and Frances Goodyear beat Jill Brooks and Ann Ashfield in the Ford Cup and Paul Costin beat John Sear in the Taylor Cup.

Paul Costin also beat Chris Shannon in the Michael Jones Cup.

Maxine Plested beat Doreen Penn in the Pomeroy Cup.  

And finally Graham Watson beat Bill Giles in the Coronation Cup.

Mike Ralls

We had two disappointing defeats last week against Aston Clinton 74 – 98 and Adderbury 56 – 118 but had two winning rinks played by Marion Keal, Alfred Jochum and Dave Holland against Aston Clinton and Ian Rutherford, Chris Shannon and Les Canfield against Adderbury.

The game on Friday evening was the annual Ladies v Gents match and this year was won by the Ladies 76 – 73.  The highest winning rink for the ladies featured Marion Keal, Barbara Lewin, Sharon Heafey and Sandy Webb and the highest winning rink for the men was played by Leonard Grimshaw, Kevin Sharman, Derek Goodyear and Dave Holland.  Both Barbara and Kevin are new bowlers this year and were a credit to their teams.  The Club sponsors were invited along to see the Club in action and they enjoyed the fine hospitality and buffet tea at the end of the match.

On Sunday September 2nd, the Club and Thame Lions hosted Blind Bowlers Day and 16 totally blind or partially sighted bowlers, assisted by the Club’s markers, took part in a competition throughout the day finishing with a presentation of medals and a trophy.  A thoroughly enjoyably day for all concerned.

Mike Ralls

The Ladies enjoyed a good win against a strong Aylesbury team on 21st August by 52 shots to 46 with a highest winning rink of Jane Kimber, Margaret Boynton and Maxine Plested.

The game against Chessvale on the 23rd was also a good win by 85 shots to 67 and the highest winning rink was played by Dave Powell and Simon Bell who shared the 18 ends, Maxine Plested and skip Bill Giles.

The final game over the Bank Holiday weekend against Waddesdon saw the team go down by 52 shots to 93 with the only winning rink played by Alfred Jochum, Victoria Nemar and skip John Walker.

Mike Ralls

President's Day on Sunday was a great success.  Some 36 bowlers took part in a 2 wood triples tournament for the President's Cup and the final was closely contested between Adrian Wilcox, Alfred Jochum and Caroline Walker who were eventually beaten 7 - 4 by Sue Ludgate, Jackie Emberson and Ian Rutherford.  Their trophy will be formally presented at the end of the season Presentation Evening on 29th September. 

Thame ladies took on the men on 14 August as their scheduled match had been cancelled and walloped them by 12 shots.  The highest winning rink was played by Frances Goodyear, Jane Kimber and Jackie Emberson.

The two friendly matches against Princes Risborough and Long Crendon were both defeats 64 – 113 and 89 – 110 respectively but highest winning rinks were played by John Timms, Peter Southam and Frances Goodyear and Carsten Jochum, Ian Rutherford and Ray Plested.

Mike Ralls

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