Crendon and Waddesdon head to Bournemouth for bowls tour

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It has been a busy but successful two weeks for Long Crendon Bowls Club.

Kicking off the action were Tony Smith, Di Gosling-Smith, Kirsten Seymour and Mick Evans, who won the Wendover Mixed Gala with 63 points out of a possible 72.

The following day saw another successful game against Hazells with Tony Smith, Di Gosling Smith, Brian Clements and Mick Evans from the Evans Above team pulling away in the first half of the game to secure a comfortable win in the opening league encounter of the season.

On the same evening, Pauling Cherry travelled to Chesham to play in the fourth round of the Champion of Champions against Courtney Harvey, eventually losing by two shots.

The third round of the men’s EBA pairs saw Tony Scott and Derek Golden win agait a pair from Aylesbury Town.

On Friday, 36 members from Long Crendon and Waddesdon travelled to Bournemouth for a bowls tour.

This was the first time the two clubs had undertaken a tour together, with the first game at Alderbury near Salisbury. In challenging conditions, the hosts won by 134-81.

Crendon and Waddesdon were also beaten at Brokenhurst, but it was third time lucky as they successfully mastered the green at Branksome Park in Poole to claim victory.

Throughout the tour, Waddesdon and Long Crendon held their own internal competition based on winning shots against their opponents, with Waddesdon coming out on top.

After arriving home, some of the Waddesdon and Long Crendon ladies were once again in action against each other in a friendly game. In ideal weather, Crendon won by two shots, 46-44. The top winning rink going to Deb Lyne, Sylvia Furness and Jenny Ashby.

Finally, the club held its triples competition. After a series of closely-fought games throughout the day, Hazel Girling, Tom Gray and Frank Ashurst played against Di Gosling-Smith, Dave Lyne and Tony Scott in the final, with the former trio clinching the trophy by three shots.