A SCINTILLATING win by Savin, Burgess, David Alexander and John Stevens almost gave Marlow a victory over the Bucks Bowls Association team at Pound Lane last Thursday.

The quartet took a 6-1 lead in five ends, made it 17-7 in the 12th and, with some big scoring, closed out the match with an excellent 36-9 win.

Unfortunately the only other winning rink was Dennis Bloomfield, Clive Brooks, Barltrop and Doug Pounds, who took a storming 9-1 lead after seven end, got chased down, but still took the game 17-15 with three shots in the last end.

The remaining three weeks lost giving the Bucks Bowls Association a close 99-93 victory, but it was still another successful centenary match in this big year for the club.

  • Marlow had a bad day at the office against the might of London Welsh after four defeats from four rinks. The closest the home team came to a win was Peter Barltrop and his rink, who were five shots shy of their opponents in a 24-19 loss.
  • With the Marlow men facing Hazells in the Bucks Cup on Sunday, it was a good incentive for the ladies pairing of Jean Barltrop and Geraldine Perrin when facing Teresa Newman and Judy Rogers from the same opposing club.

The duo however could not get going and lost the Pairs quarter-final match 27-10 at Aylesbury.

The ladies also experienced a 57-37 defeat at the hands of Maidenhead Town. Barltrop skipped the only winning rink alongside Jo Perry and Angela Moss, a tidy 221-12 success.

Felicity Rees beat former Marlow bowler Jean Williams to reach the Bucks County Singles quarter-finals.

There was mixed success for the three Bucks League teams playing during the week. The only win came from Marlovians, who beat Chesham 24-14 with Steptoe skipping the team.

  • The trio of White, Brian Jones and Rump came up trumps against Eddie Pilgrim and his trio from Waddesdon in the EBA Triples quarter-final, producing a fine 23-9 victory.

Savin and his team went out 26-14 as they could not find a way past the Gerrards Cross threesome headed by former Marlow bowler David Ross.

Later in the week, White and Rump sent a message to Bucks Cup opponents Hazells with a resounding 23-4 win and will now go on to face Bletchley Town in the semi-final.