Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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Within these pages you will find information about the Association together with articles relevant to what is happening around the County.  We hope you find what you are looking for and that you will visit our site on a regular basis to keep you up to date and informed.

Have a look at our record of achievements over the past 9 years

Inter County Championships 2018-19

Buckinghamshire are runners up in the 2019 Inter County Competition. They came a creditable second to eventual winners West Midlands

Well done Bucks

Bucks v Hertfordshire 15th  December 2019

On Sunday 15th December, Bucks welcomed Herts to Handy Cross for their fifth Inter County Competition.

Darren Brown opened the scoring for Bucks with a useful 17 - 11 shots win in the singles. Unfortunately that was it for the first session with the other single and both pairs losing, albeit all very close fought games.

Kevin Dwyer, Tim Jones and Brian Latham won their triple and as with the first session, these were the only points won for Bucks in the second session. The score at the half-way stage Herts 12 points to Bucks 4.

The afternoon session started on a more positive note, with David and Brenda Gander and Ann and Bob Hine winning both the pairs games with sufficiently high scores to take the two bonus points. Another 6 points to Bucks.

Sadly, the singles, triples and fours all lost, with Herts taking the rest of the points for a 30 - 10 victory.

A very disappointing day for the Bucks team, who are now in danger of finishing bottom of their group, with just one more game to play.

All credit to the Herts team, who all played magnificently and deserved their win. Good luck to them in their next game, which if they win, could put them at the top of Group 5 and into the KO rounds.

For all the scores click here:   Results

National Trials and Bucks Championships

Over 55 Pairs

On Sunday 8th December, eleven pairs took part in the National Trials and Bucks Championships in the Over 55’s Pairs. There were two groups, one of six pairs and one of five pairs, each team playing the other members within that group.

In Group 1, Arnie Jaffe and Malcolm Warwick won four and drew one of their five games to top the group with 9 points. David and Brenda Gander came 2nd having won three games for 6 points.

In Group 2, Brian and Val Latham won all their four games for 8 points with Irene Roberts and Malcolm Richards coming second with 6 points.

In the KO rounds, Arnie and Malcolm beat Irene and Malcolm, David and Brenda beat Val and Brian.

Arnie and Malcolm them beat David and Brenda to take first place and second places.

Irene and Malcolm beat Brian and Val for third and fourth places.

1st Place: Arnie Jaffe & Malcolm Warwick

2nd Place: Dave and Brenda Gander

3rd Place: Irene Roberts and Malcolm Richards

4th Place: Brian and Val Latham

For all the scores click here:  SCORES

Tim Jones, the latest member of the Bucks county team, in action against Herts