FOLLOWING on from their recent successes, the Marlow National Fours team excelled again as they went on their travels to the hallowed green at Gerrards Cross last week.

Gerrards Cross are a club with great strength in depth but the


foursome of Dave Turner, Stewart Rump, Andy Savin and skip Dave White were in good shape and began the match well.

They carved out an early lead and then kicked on after the 10th end to stretch that lead, but approaching the 17th the home side came back into the game.

White and his boys held their ground and eventually Gerrards Cross conceded the match with victory going to


21-13. The next round now awaits the Marlovians.

The second of Marlow’s sequence of Centenary matches went ahead against an Ian Harvey-led London & Southern Counties team but in rather pitiful conditions.

They managed to get through 15 ends, but at that point the weather took over and the bowlers headed for the clubhouse.

It was yet another top rink award for Trevor Day and his team of John Prowse, Alex Hamill and Pam Butler as they dominated their match for a sublime 21-4 win.

Clive Brooks skipped his foursome which included John Battersby, Tanis Hudson and Bob Perrin to a useful 17-9 victory, but the three other rinks all lost in the difficult conditions. Nevertheless, Marlow clung on to a six-shot overall win by (69-63) thanks mostly to the excellent performance by Day and his team.

Marlow now look forward to their next Centenary match in which they pitch their skills against the might of Bowls England on Wednesday 3rd July.