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

National Trials and Bucks Championships


On Sunday 17th  November, the National Trials and Bucks Championships for triples, took place at Handy Cross Indoor Bowls club.  Six teams took part, each playing the other five. Despite a late start, all the games were completed by 7.30 p.m. Well done to all those who took part.  The results were:

1st Place :  Kevin, Tim, Sharon

2nd Place :  Irene, Brian, Malcolm R

3rd Place:   Darren, Mark, James

4th Place:  Peter, Tony, Ron

For all the scores click the link:  SCORES

Bucks v Hertfordshire 1st December 2019

On Sunday 1st December, Bucks travelled to Potters Bar to play Herts in their fourth Inter County Competition

Having won their previous three games, Herts were looking to repeat their success. At the end of the first session it certainly looked as though they were going to cruise to victory, but this turned out to be a game of two halves.

Both the first two singles games went in favour of the home team, and only the pair of Malcolm Warwick and Paul Knight stopped them from winning all four games. Their score was 18 - 6, which would prove crucial later in the day.

Both the triples games went to the home side but the four of Linda Thompson, Jean McNab, John Thompson and David Gander won with a convincing score of 19 - 6. At the halfway stage Herts were well ahead with 12 points to Bucks 4 points.

Play continued in the second half without a break, and both the Herts singles players managed to overcome their opposition. However, that was just about to change. Malcolm and Paul secured a 17 - 5 victory, and Ann and Bob Hine scraped home with a 10 - 9 win. Four more points plus the bonus points, thanks to the great scores from Malcolm and Paul.

18 - 10 to Herts with just the triples and fours to play. Herts needed just one win and two bonus points, or two wins to secure the match.

The four of Linda, Jean, John and David won their second game and Tony Rixon, Mathew Orlando, Tony Short and Geoff Ames also won to pick up a further four points plus the bonus points. That left both triples still playing.

Irene Roberts, Ian Forbes and Brian Latham romped home with a score of 23 - 6 giving Bucks another two points.

Just one last game to be decided. Peter Coker, Linda Coker and Malcolm Richards were trailing Herts by 17 - 8 going into the last end. With the total shots for the triples at this stage standing at 53 - 53. If Herts won the last end, they would pick up 2 points plus 2 bonus points to win the match. However, thanks to some brilliant play, the Bucks trio won the last end by two shots. They lost the game but secured a very respectable draw at 20 points each.

The final score: Hertfordshire 181 shot and 20 points, Bucks 194 shots and 20 points. This was the same result as the previous year, and for Bucks, a good result for an away game.Well played both teams. Bucks now look forward to the return game on Sunday 15th December.

For all the scores click here:   Results

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