BOWLS is often considered to be a sport for those that have reached retirement age but there are a few at Gerrards Cross that might dispute this.

Tom McGuinness and George Reid, whose combined age would not qualify them for a pension, are two of a number of younger

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members that are disproving this opinion.

In the Under 25 county Pairs, the duo took on opposition from Olney. The

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boys were on top form and soon took a commanding lead, before Olney conceded a the 14th end with the score standing at 50-0.

This is an incredibly rare event and many club members were scratching their older heads wondering if they had ever witnessed a scoreline of this magnitude before.

The boys now progress to the county area finals and are just one game away from qualifying for the national finals in Leamington.

Gerrards Cross has qualified for the semi-finals of the Griffin Cup, the first season that the club has entered the competition.

In the earlier rounds, they had dispatched the holders, Garston, and in the quarter-finals came up against a side from Hemel Hempstead. It was a close affair in a two-rink format with Cross winning by five shots across both and will now progress to the semi-final on a neutral green in August. The top rink was skipped by Matthew Hyde.

The Gerrards Cross ladies have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Trundell and are still in contention in the Burnham Plate.

The Cross played Chalfont St. Giles in a friendly although there was a little more at stake as the Broomwade Trophy is contested over two games, home and away, between the two clubs.

The first match, played at Gerrards Cross, saw the home team under the stewardship of Ernie Cochrane win the tie by three shots. There is still however an away game to be taken into account before the Cross can claim the trophy.