THE final divisional Bucks Cup match for Marlow Bowls Club ended successfully with two wins, a draw and a defeat - enough of a shot difference to give them an 11-3 victory on points.

The home team of Dave Turner, Bobby Anson, Brian Jones, Pat Ryan, Trevor Day and Dave White. Jones’ triple won 20-11 while White’s trio got a 17-17 draw.

Over on the synthetic surface at Chess Vale things were a bit more testing as Bob Broad, Roger Turpie and John Boult started slowly, but the situation changed around the halfway mark. The team reversed the scores and began to build on an increasing lead, eventually running out 25-11 winners.

The trio of Andy Savin, Paul Simmons and Peter Burgess competed well and were ahead of a while.

The triple were a couple of shots behind when they dropped a four. Soon after the heavens opened and they eventually lost the match 20-11.

The results give Marlow 43 points and enough to win the division outright. It conjures up a likely quarter-final match against either Hazells, Long Crendon or Aylesbury dependent on results.

The club’s second away fixture of the week against Maidenhead Town was yet another opportunity to get into a winning vein, but the home side won heavily on one rink which ultimately swung the game in their favour.

Marlow’s best rink was Jean Barltrop, Bob Perrin and Trevor Day, who were languishing 14-9 behind after 13 ends, but within two more ends held a three shot lead to take the match 21-15.

John Stevens, Peter Butler and Alan Burden had a scintillating start when going 14-3 ahead after just five ends. Their opponents came back to within two shots in the 17th end before Marlow held on for a 21-18 win.

The rinks of Clive Brooks and Pam Butler were closely matched but they both lost by one and three shots respectively to give Maidenhead Town a 95-89 overall win.

The trip to High Wycombe offered Marlow a good opportunity to get back to winning ways but the hosts won on three of the five rinks to take the match 87-74.

The top rink for Marlow was Brooks, John Battersby and Ann White, who included six shots in the 15th end, and won comfortably 24-13.

Peter Jennings, Perrin and Sue Burden also won 17-14.