A SELECTION of competitive Marlow bowlers had another busy week as they ventured into the next rounds of the EBA matches this week.

It was however the end of the road for the national Fours team of Dave Turner, Stewart Rump, Andy Savin and David White after a 21-11 defeat at Iver Heath.

Savin achieved success in the EBA matches as, first he joined up with Turner and Roger Turpie to beat a High Wycombe trio skipped by Chris Stonell 19-11 in the triples, and then edged him out again in the singles, 21-20.

In the other half of the triples draw, Bob Broad, Nobby Anson and John Henniker squeezed into the next round with a close 18-16 victory over a team from Chesham led by Alan Cohn.

White, Brian Jones and Stuart Rump won by an even closer margin, 16-15, against the other High Wycombe trio.

In the EBA pairs, White and Rump won through convincingly against the Marlow pairing of Ian Burns and Bill Pocock.

Savin faces White in the EBA singles next.

The oppressive heat almost called a halt to the home match against Burnham and, such was the intensity, that is was decided to call a halt prematurely and only 15 end were played.

Marlow clinched a 63-48 win largely due to a fine victory by the triple of Margaret Day, Sue Burden and Lynda Taplin.

They took a 5-0 lead in the fourth end but dropped a six straight after, the Burnham rink’s only score in the game. The trio then straight back into gear and won easily, 29-6.

Ian Burns, Tanis Hudson and Alan Burden were 9-7 down after 10 ends but closed out the game with a flourish, winning 17-10.

Despite two defeats on the other Marlow rinks the home side conquered both the heat and Burnham.

In the midweek encounter between Marlow ladies and Flackwell Heath, it was a dominant display by the home team. In particular the rink of Helen Dixson, Sue Moore and skip Hudson, who carved a strong 12-3 lead after nine ends, picked up a seven in the 14th end and then coasted to victory 28-10.

Lesley Brown, Elizabeth Bamford and Mags Shelley were ahead throughout their match and ran out 22-10 winners.

The rink skipped by Sue Burden were only one shot behind after 14 ends but tailed off towards the end. That however did not affect the outcome as Marlow triumphed 60-38.