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Thame Bowls Club’s men enjoyed two outstanding away victories leading up to the second of May’s Bank Holiday weekend when they defeated Oxford City and County B team 78 – 59 in the first League match of the season and then the following evening, won the first leg of the Norfolk Cup against a strong South Oxford team 86 – 75.  
Having been unbeaten in our promotion year last season, that effectively extends our unbeaten league run to 13 matches.
The highest winning rink at City and County was played by Robin Jenner, newcomer Paul Costin, Derek Goodyear and George Andrews and the highest winning rink at South Oxford was played by Paul Costin (again), Bill Sandiford, John Walker and Ray Plested.
The mixed team were well beaten at Long Crendon last Saturday but with a full programme of matches to come throughout June, July and August we are confident that matters will improve. 
The first home league match will be this Thursday evening 31st May against Adderbury and the return leg of the Norfolk Cup will be played on Friday 15th June at the Chiltern Grove, Queens Road green.
At 10am this Sunday 3rd June, the ladies play in the next round of the Oxfordshire Top Club against Banbury Central and all spectators would be welcome. 
Mike Ralls

It has been a glorious week for Thame’s Lady bowlers who made the most of the sunshine and the feel good wedding factor to record wins, starting with Henley on 15 May 61 – 32 (best winning rink Jackie Emberson, Jill Brooks and Caroline Walker).

Then the Ladies had a magnificent win against Hanborough on 20 May in the Oxfordshire County Top Club competition (see Gallery for photos).  In that match we won all four disciplines with Caroline Walker singles, Jill Brooks and Doreen Penn doubles, Margaret Boynton, Maire Duncan and Barbara Waters triples and Sharon Heafey, Marion Keal, Frances Goodyear and Maxine Plested in the fours.  The next round is the quarter final on Sunday 3 June at home to Banbury Central and spectators are most welcome.

The Ladies did lose their 100% record against Tring on 18 May on a difficult playing surface and the mixed team lost at home to Hagbourne on 19 May 69 – 94 with the highest winning rink played by Jane Kimber, John Hurley and Ken Calcutt.

Thame’s men open their Oxfordshire League campaign on 24 May with an away match against Oxford City and County with the result to be published next week.

Mike Ralls

Thame Bowls Club had a topsy-turvy week comfortably winning their first two fixtures and then losing the next two.

The ladies beat South Oxford 69 – 26 on Bank Holiday Monday with the highest winning rink played by Margaret Boynton, Jill Brooks and Maxine Plested.  The mixed match against Oxford Masonics on Wednesday 9 May was won 91 – 73 with the highest winning rink played by Graham Watson, Alfred Jochum and Marion Keal.

The game on Saturday 12 May against Adderbury was abandoned after 9 ends when the heavens opened and Thame were down 21 – 40.  The following day in glorious sunshine they were well beaten at Henley 49 – 94 but the best Thame rink was played by Chris Shannon, Jane Kimber and Carsten Jochum.

Mike Ralls


With a change in the weather, our club fixtures came thick and fast with a loss in the mixed triples match away against Waddesdon on Tuesday 1 May 61-75 (Thame’s highest winning rink David Owens, Graham Watson and Caroline Walker) and a defeat for the men on Thursday 3 May in the Oxfordshire League Cup by 49 shots to 73 against a strong League 1 Banbury Central team.  Thame’s one winning rink was played by Ian Rutherford, Graham Watson, John Timms and Les Canfield.

The Bank Holiday weekend saw Thame Ladies opening their account on Friday 4 May with a win against Princes Risborough 50 - 37 with their highest winning rink played by Marion Keal, Jill Brooks and Doreen Penn.  

The mixed game on Saturday 5 May saw Maidenhead Town win by 4 shots after Captain Les Canfield was forced to retire hurt.  Thame’s winning rink was played by Ray Plested, Graham Watson and Adie (a guest from Maidenhead).

The final game on Sunday 6 May saw Thame win by 71 shots to 60 with the highest winning rink played by Frances Goodyear, Marion Keal and Ron Duncan.

Mike Ralls

After an all too brief few days of hot sunny weather, winter returned with a vengeance to cancel the away fixture last Saturday at Maidenhead Thicket.  Twenty four hardy souls however took to the Green on Sunday in a keenly fought contest against Aylesbury Town.  Thame ran out eventual winners at 57 to 42 with the highest winning rink played by Les Canfield, John Walker and Jill Brooks.

Mike Ralls

We have been forced to put back the start of the season because of the long spell of damp weather and switched our opening match against Chessvale last Thursday to our opponents all weather rink.  Unfortunately, Chessvale proved too strong and ran out winners by 92 points to 69 with Thame’s one winning rink played by Alfred Jochum, Jill Brooks and Jesse Matthews.

Our second match, away at Marlow, saw another defeat, this time by 117 points to 89 but an enjoyable afternoon was had by all in fine weather.  Thame’s one winning rink was played by Thomas Tisbury, John Walker and Doreen Penn.

Mike Ralls

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