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It’s not all work and no play even for a bookkeeper - Article Four - GXBC open day 27th June

Hopefully reading my previous post you put Sunday 27th June in your diary if you didn’t or reading my posts for the first time the Gerrards Cross open day is Sunday 27th June all ages are welcome to come along and try out the sport of Lawn Bowls

Come and try Bowls

Looking to learn a fun new activity? Keen to meet new people? Bowls is a great sociable game for all ages and abilities. If you are interested in having a go, why not come to our Open Day which in 2021 will be on June 27th. You will be introduced to the basics and can have a go on our beautiful bowling green, followed by a drink and some food in the bar. If you can't make the Open Day don't worry, we also offer free taster sessions. You don't need any equipment to have a go, just a pair of flat soled shoes as everything else is provided.

Although a quiet period for the Gerrards Cross Bowls club mixed friendly matches there are plenty of competitive matches taking place now and during the next few weeks including Buckinghamshire County competitions.

Gerrards Cross completed their fixtures in the Bucks cup league with wins over Iver Heath and Denham dropping only 2 points of the possible 42pts to finish top the Div 4 and progress into the Quarter finals.

The ladies equivalent of the Bucks cup is the Vi Trundell and Burnham Plate and the ladies have not been letting the men have all the limelight as they have also had a good start in these competitions as they are unbeaten with wins against Wexham and Iver Heath in the Vi Trundell and a win against Iver Heath in the Burnham Plate.

In the ladies County competitions Katie Reid and Anne Green along with Terri Keen and Gill Young have progressed to the Quarter finals of the Pairs competition.

In the Chiltern and Thames league the format in a match consists of 3 mixed triples with 2 points for each game and 4 points for the over winners on shot scored. Gerrards Cross mixed squad looking to retain the trophy they won in 2019, have not had a great start having lost the first two matches to Chesham the losing run continued in the away match at Marlow.

The early rounds of National, London & Southern Counties, Watford & District, Buckinghamshire competitions continue with another shock in the first round of the National Senior Pairs with the pair of Dave Simpson and Neil Farnish getting beat on the last end of their away match 14-15 by a Richings Park pair skipped by Claud Stimpson. Still, plenty of Gerrards Cross members involved in these competitions and GX had a good win against holders Garston in the Watford & District Ray Cup beating them 49-46 on their own green.

In the national men’s club 2 fours a competition won by GX in 2018 on Friday 11th they travelled to Iver Heath and got over the line with one rink winning by 2 with one end still to play on the other Iver Heath were 5 down so overall 7 shots down with a possible 8 on the last end conceded so GX now play Richings Park in the next round.

Update on the internal GX Triples competition organised by Matt Hyde last time I advise had to play the league leaders in our last match and needed a point from it to make the final well we managed that in the first set even though we lost the second set and the tie break.

In the final Katie Reid, Kirk Smith and myself had to play Stephen McAlister, Michael Gomme & George Reid again but this time winner takes all. The first set went our way 9-7 and we managed to tie the second set to win the game.

Since my previous post The Chalfont Bookkeeping Service Ltd has been fairly busy and in the last week have been trying to get ahead of myself as the ICB is providing updates on a number of subjects next week.

My Second-round match of the National Senior Singles against Michael Skerry of Iver Heath went well and I now play fellow GX member Bob Doddington.

Busy couple of weeks ahead taking part in the London & Southern Counties Shield and Lonsdale at Luton, Chiltern & Thames League, County competitions, Watford & District Griffin Cup and singles.

If you haven’t already put the GX Open day in your diary it’s Sunday 27th June, your chance to try out Lawn bowls or just visit for the social side. If you are unable to make the Open day but want to experience bowling then check out the GX website and contact the club to arrange a time more suitable.

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