VAL GARROOD beat close runner-up Wendy Tindale in competition as the ladies at Amersham Bowls Club held a successful Bernie Day on Friday.

Amersham entertained Hemel Hempstead in a four-rink mixed triples match on Sunday. The game concluded at two rinks all but Hemel won the overall shot count 76-57. The top rink for Amersham was Phyl Choulerton, Eric Sherlock and Ted Choulerton.

The club entertained Wendover in a Chiltern & Thames match over three mixed triples. It is always a good-spirited competition but on this occasion the opposition proved rather strong and won on all three rinks with the score 61-33 in their favour. The top rink included Brian Feakes, Stuart Campbell and Elizabeth Gillott.

Amersham ladies had an enjoyable but long match against Iver Heath in the Burnham Plate competition and lost by a single shot 19-18.

The club hosted Wendover in a five-rink mixed triples match and it was a close game with the scores fluctuating all the time from rink to rink. Wendover won three rinks to two and the overall shot count was 78-76.

Amersham travelled to Wexham to play a five-rink mixed match in the Three Counties League. The side got off to a flying start and, by the halfway stage, were up on all five rinks and leading overall by 36 shots.

Then the dreaded tea break after 10 ends happened. In the past the club has lost matches after the interval but, on this occasion, they managed to keep their lead and win the match on four rinks to one, 106-77 (10-2 on points). The top rink for Amersham included Jean Oldfield, Keith Leonard, Gayle Berrington and Ray Cox.