Trio make it a first for Buntingford

PUBLISHED: 11:13 02 August 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

FOR the first time in Buntingford Bowls Club s history, it will have representatives at the EBA National Championships. Scott Wake, John Powell and Mark Plume qualified for the championships which will be held later this month after reaching the final of

FOR the first time in Buntingford Bowls Club's history, it will have representatives at the EBA National Championships.

Scott Wake, John Powell and Mark Plume qualified for the championships which will be held later this month after reaching the final of the Hertfordshire County Triples championship, beating Royston in the semi-final by one shot.

The trio then met Welwyn Garden City in the final at Shire Park, Tewin, on Sunday.

And after an exciting and closely fought match, Buntingford were crowned county champions winning 12-11.

Wake repeated his semi-final exploits by sealing the victory with the last bowl of the final end. Buntingford will now represent Hertfordshire in the Eastern Counties competition.

- IT was a good week for Royston Vets as they claimed two comprehensive victories in the space of a few days.

Travelling to Shephalbury for a five-rink encounter, Royston turned on the style and ran out 98-61 winners.

They then coasted home to another victory beating the Three Horse Shoes 101-76.

The ladies team also claimed a win in the North Herts League, also beating the Three Horse Shoes.

Brenda Holland, Anne Martin, Eileen Hyde, and Yvonne Whitehouse won 31-10, while Beryl Huckle, Gillian Fisk, Pam Keating, and Eunice Dockree won 23-13.

Len Payne, Mick O'Flanagan, and Peter Adams saw off their Holwell opposition in the L&D Triples, winning 23-5.

In the L&D Pairs, Royston were given another win courtesy of Stan Whitehouse and Bob Porter's impressive display.

However, in the North Herts Interclub League they lost their matches with Letchworth Garden City. Len Payne, Derek Goodwin, Laurie Ramsay and Peter Adams lost 22-12, and Simon Lee, Stan Whitehouse, Mick O'Flanagan, and Stewart went down 23-17.

- BASSINGBOURN notched another two wins in the Cambridge & District League Division 1.

Two wins this week, have given the club the perfect platform, with Bassingbourn edging away from the chasing pack - led by next week's opponents Sawston.

First up for Bassingbourn was a trip to Mitchell Lodge in Swaffam Prior. Oliver Stewart made his debut on rink one, and helped his teammates to a convincing 23-13 win.

The league leaders then claimed a 17-10 win on rink two, while Ian Stewart, Dave Lester, and Val Francis had a comprehensive 17-9 victory.

Bassingbourn completed the rout with another comfortable win, this time 30-4.

Overall, Bassingbourn won by a 50 shots, with the home side suffering their biggest defeat to date.

Bassingbourn then entertained Chesterton in what was another impressive performance, and started the night in style with a 17-7 win courtesy of Graham Parrish, Andy Brown, and Bob Stevenson.

That was followed by Bill Manley, Don Slater, and Sid Manning's hard-fought 18-13 victory, while in another tight game Ken Clark, Joe Cippulo, and Jamie Stewart came out on top with a 23-14 win.

And despite getting off to a terrible start, Ian Stewart, Dave Lester, and Don Laing clawed their way back after trailing 11-2 to claim a well-earned 18-16 victory.


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