Bassingbourn clinch champions play-off

BASSINGBOURN Bowls Club celebrated another successful outdoor season, having competed well in both their league and cup competitions. In the Meldreth League, Bassingbourn lost only one game all season and as a result qualified to play the other division w

BASSINGBOURN Bowls Club celebrated another successful outdoor season, having competed well in both their league and cup competitions.

In the Meldreth League, Bassingbourn lost only one game all season and as a result qualified to play the other division winners Sawston in the champion of champions playoff.

The game was always going to be a close fought affair, but with four ends to go Bassingbourn had a 14-shot lead and looked comfortable winners.

Then on two rinks a 5 and a 7 were dropped and suddenly things became very tense.

With one end to play on the last rink, Bassingbourn were two shots behind.

When the skip Jamie Stewart came to bowl Bassingbourn were holding two shots and he drew two lovely blocking shots which left the Sawston skip with an impossible shot and meant that Bassingbourn won by one shot overall.

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In the business house pairs league Bassingbourn finished in a respectable third place in the men's league and fourth in the mixed, while in the business house competitions Bassingbourn were represented in three out of the four finals.

The club also reached the final of the Kenzie Cup where they demolished Comberton to claim a deserved winners medal having blitzed to a 26-shot winning margin.

The club also saw a successful Cambridge and District League season come to an end, when they claimed third spot in Division One, while in the Foxton Mid-Week League, Bassingbourn secured fourth place.