IT WAS another wonderful weekend for Gerrards Cross who were seeking a hat-trick of cup final wins.

The men did not quite get over the line in the Bucks Cup but a strong performance from other members saw them emerge as winners of the Chiltern and Thames Trophy, with the ladies triumphant in the Trundel.

All eyes were on Iver Heath Bowls Club as they hosted the finals of the ladies’ Trundel and the men’s Bucks Cup, which featured the Cross playing across all rinks.

With the Gerrards Cross ladies playing Iver Heath in a two-rink triple format, the smart money was on the home team.

The Cross ladies were however totally focused and soon drew ahead with both rinks skipped by Hannah McConnell and Julie Skelly.

Iver fought back and provided a strong test but Gerrards Cross come through to lift the Trundle after winning 34-28.

Manager, Skelly, said: “I’m so pleased for all the ladies that have really come into their own this year and with the Top Club in Leamington next week. I’m so proud.”

The men were up against Bletchley Town in the final of the Bucks Cup and, despite a tough start, they came right back into the match. The scores were all level with four ends to play.

Lady Luck however was not quite smiling on the Cross and Bletchley drew ahead in the final ends to retain their title.

The club fielded a team of three triples in the mixed semi-finals against a strong side from Ladygate at Harrow and performed heroics to beat their Middlesex opponents by 11 shots.

The final was against Bassetbury Manor from High Wycombe and, in a high-scoring game, the triple of Gill Young, Chris Harvey and Keith Patrick won by a considerable margin of 23 shots.

With the treble skipped by Duncan Gauld winning by seven, the trophy was as good as won by the Gerrards Cross side before the end.

Cross captain David Grieve was full of praise for the team. He said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the team and I’m delighted that Gerrards Cross has retained the trophy we won for the first time last year”

Club President Kirk Smith said: “Whilst it's disappointing not to win all three finals, for any club to be able to put three competitive teams into three finals is an unbelievable achievement and shows the strength in depth we have here."