THE Bucks Cup continued its league format with triple rinks home and away against Burnham this week.

It was important for Gerrards Cross to gain maximum points as it impacts who the side play if they reach the knock-out stage.

With some very positive bowling displays across all rinks both home and away, the Cross ran out 99-37 winners to secure maximum points. The top rink consisted of Josh and Drew Briden with Michael Gomme.

The ladies were also in action at the weekend, playing at home to Wexham in the Top Club competition.

This is a competition that features four rinks with a single, pair, triple and four and thus is an extremely good test for all bowlers.

Despite the windy and cool weather, the Gerrards Cross side adapted well to the conditions and won on all four rinks to take the tie 4-0 and progress into the next round.

This match demonstrated the strength of the Cross ladies and reflects well for the future.

The weekend saw a number of Gerrards Cross male bowlers represent Buckinghamshire in the Middleton Cup.

On Saturday against Berkshire, the Cross bowlers accounted for almost 50 per-cent of the team with Bucks defeating their near-neighbours by 20 shots.

The first round of the Balcomb Trophy was played on Sunday with Gerrards Cross bowlers accounting for six of the eight bowlers selected.

It was an incredibly tight affair against Hampshire down in Southampton that needed an extra end to separate the teams.

Some inspirational bowling on the last end from John McGuinness, who was playing with his son Tom, saw Bucks progress to the next round.