Chandos hold on to capture Knockout Cup

BOWLS: Sunday saw Buckingham-based Chandos Park take on Aylesbury Town in the final of the Slade Sunday Morning Knockout Cup and win a thrilling contest by 12 shots.

After five ends Chandos held an overall 24-19 lead. After 10 ends the lead had progressed to 25 with a 53-28 scoreline and it seemed all over.

At 15 ends with the scores at 73-44 Chandos still had a commanding lead, but Aylesbury rallied with rinks three and four looking to keep it together.

A final score of 92-80 saw a Chandos win by a narrow margin but credit shoud go to both teams for a hard-fought battle.This was the sixth successive season that Chandos captain Chris Lawrence has picked up the cup.

The spring meeting of Chandos Park Bowls Club will be held at the clubhouse on Thursday, April 7 at 7pm. All existiing and new bowlers will be welcome.

Slade Ladies won 111-43 at home to Bletchley Ladies last Friday.

The scores were:

Rink 1: J.Corcoran, J.Berry, J.Nicholls, M.Berry 17 Bletchley 18.

Rink 2: P.Allen, R.Galvin, L.East, D.Parrott 34 Bletchley 4.

Rink 3: P.Kimble, J.Jeacock, P.Costello, J.Honey 39 Bletchley 6.

Rink 4: S.Galvin, K.Smith, J.Lawrence, J.Thompson 21 Bletchley 15.

Slade were also 74-68 winners on March 22 at home against a Neil and Nobbies select side.

The scores were:

Rink 1 :(Slade) J.Lawrence, B.Gibson, J.Yhompson, C.Lawrence 11 D.Vince, R.Bryant, P.Costello, N.Holman 16.

Rink 2: R.Martin, J.Berry, P.Todd, M.Berry 20 S.Phillips, K.Smith, A.Smith, J.Evans 23.

Rink 3: S.Edwards, D.Scott, J.Martin, L.Tattersall 19 T.MIller, J.Hancock, M.Kitchener, V.Hambleton.

Rink 4: V.Scott, J.Chivers, J.Howlett, M.Edwards 24 P.Miller, J,White, A.Carter 18