Gerrards Cross Bowls Club have enjoyed another competitive weekend.

This week, the key games were the men’s and ladies top club. This is a points scoring system for different bowls disciplines.

On Saturday morning the men travelled to Chesham and with David Simpson winning his 2 wood, The Cross started in fine style.

John McGuinness in the 4 wood soon added the second point and with the triples winning and the fours by a wide margin, Chesham conceded the game with all points to Gerrards Cross.

For a number of the players it was then back to Gerrards Cross for a Middleton Cup fixture against Kent. The Buckinghamshire team included eight Gerrard Cross members with John McGuinness, Drew Briden, Alan Price, David Simpson, Michael Gomme, Matt Hyde, David Ross and Neil Farnish all playing.

In a hard fought match, unfortunately the Bucks boys could quite match their Kent counterparts with the away side moving on to the next stage of the tournament.

Gerrards Cross eyes then turned to the ladies on Sunday morning and their turn in the Top Club against Iver Heath. The Cross under the stewardship of Julie Skelly got off to a great start in the singles to get the first point on the board.

Julie’s win was being reflected by the scores around the rinks where in all disciplines, the Gerrards Cross ladies were dominating. In the pairs, Katie Reid and Charleen Turpie were victorious.

The triples of Gill Young, Mary Smith and Terri Keen proved to be a very strong combination and beat their triples opponents 25-10

With three points on the board, the result was never in doubt but to complete a men and ladies 100% success the GX’s 4’s also won to pick up maximum points

The men travel to the Hazel’s Club in Aylesbury for the next round whilst the ladies have a home tie against Chesham. Traditionally the men have been strong at the Gerrard Cross Club but now the ladies are starting to build their reputation too.