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                                                2018 Match Reports

5th Sept vs Court Park (away)

Following a grand tour of the Hillingdon area, Colin Wakefield and Ray Birch joined the team for a match of five triples. On a fine and sunny early autumn afternoon, we triumphed by 29 shots ( 107-78 ), winning on four rinks and losing on one.Our highest winning rink was Peter Perdoni, Nigel Reynard and Ken Tucker.

It is interesting to note that the London Borough of Hillingdon is investing heavily in sports facilities . During the winter closed season Court Park B.C. will be gaining a complete new clubhouse costing £305,000. Gone will be the tented area, used for dining and the small wooden clubhouse, being replaced by a modern brick built structure.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

1st September vs Iver Heath

After a delayed start due to a mix up over the numbers of triples being played, Iver thought 5, HW thought 6) we eventually played a match of 4 rinks with Roy kindly playing for the opposition. In spite of this both teams enjoyed a close match in ideal conditions. HW started off well and had a comfortable lead when we stopped for tea. However, as is often the case " it all changed after tea" and Iver started to make up the deficit. It ended up with HW winning on 2 rinks, by 2 shots and 1 shot drawing on one and losing on the other, The overall result was a win for Iver Heath by 9 shots , 90-81. The highest winning rink for HW was Maria, Karen, Paul D and Quintin.

Match report was submitted by Jean Reeman 

 

30th August vs Glory Mill ( away )

Chris Baker captained a team of 4 triples. A scratch squad acquitted themselves well and we lost by the very narrow margin of 4 shots (52-56), losing on two rinks, drawing on one and winning on one. Our highest (only) winning rink was Phil Hathaway, Peter Perdoni and Chris Baker. Thanks to Sue and John Philp who assisted Glory Mill, bowling for them to ensure that a full match was played..

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

26th August vs Denham

Match had to be cancelled as it had rained all day and the green was flooded. 

 

 25th August vs Bassetsbury  (T.C.L.)

 No match report submitted

 

23rd August vs Royal Household

No match report submitted 

 

19th August vs Amersham  ( T.C.L. )

 No match report submitted

 18th August vs Chess Vale   ( T. C. L. )

No Match report submitted 

 

12th August vs Ladygate ( away )

The teams arrival was hampered by the closure of Breaskpear Road South which meant that it was necessary to take an alternative route via Ruislip High Street. Everyone became lost for a while but eventually we all reached our destination. We lost the 6 triples match by 28 shots ( 89-117 ), losing on 4 rinks, drawing on one and winning on one. The highest and only winning rink was Heather Green, Kevin Murphy and Allen Wetherell .

Due to the rainfall over the last 24 hours and a damp atmosphere the green was heavy but generally ran true. A turn round of fortune for our Club Secretary who was on the only losing rink yesterday and on the only winning rink today.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell

 

 

11th August vs Maidenhead Town ( away )

A strong High Wycombe team of 5 triples overcame Maidenhead Town by 20shot ( 92-72) winning on 4 of the 5 rinks. Highest winning rink was Merle Birch, Paul Derham, and Barry Sharp. The green was a little heavy but ran true. We were not used to the cool conditions but adjusted to them well.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

 

9th August vs Gerrards Cross ( away)

This is the first occasion for at least eight years that we have had a friendly match with this club. It felt a little strange for play to start with rain was falling and light showers continued for the remainder of the afternoon. The green was true and ran well despite the dampness. Also during the match a large bonfire clouded the green with acrid smoke. Among all the distractions the 4 triples match progressed well, albeit with HWBC losing by 30 shots, ( 55-85). We had one winning rink  which was Ray Birch, Joyce Fowler and Phil Hathaway 

A light snack and tea was provided at half time and a raffle was held at the end following a summary of the afternoons play by the Captains of the day. Consideration will be given to arranging two friendlies with this club next season.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

5th August vs Chalfont St Giles T.C.L.

On paper this should have been a close match, but after last week we played our A game and we won in a canter, 134-68, 5 rinks won , 12 points. Highest winning rink Jean Williams, Nancy Sharp, Dave Larkin and Ian Smith +26 shots. That result was very important. Well done everyone, we are now 4 points clear at the top of the league 

Match report submitted by John Newport. 

 

 4th August vs Windsor & Eton

No match report submitted 

 

 

29th July vs Amersham T.C.L.

On a very wet miserable afternoon we entertained Amersham. Things didn't go our way, they acquainted themselves better than us with the conditions. We lost 94-96, 3 rinks to ! with one drawn. Thanks to Barry, Freda, Keith and Chris who won 31-15 giving us some respectability . This was a big wake up call.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

28th July vs Maidenhead Town

The very hot weather finally cooled down and the afternoon was a full 10 degrees below that experienced on the previous few days. It was agreed with Maidenhead to play 5 rinks. We won on there rinks and lost on two with an overall win by 26 shots. 105-79 , Maidenhead have recruited 30 new players this season and four of them played their first competitive matches here. Congratulations to our opponents.Highest winning rink Joyce Fowler, Kevin Murphy, Dave Larkin and Allen Wetherell.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

24th July vs Flackwell Heath

Prior to this afternoon match with a 2.00pm start, weather warnings had been issued as the forecast was for 30 degree plus temperatures and a very high UVF rating. The Captains debated whether a shortened match was appropriate. As some cloud cover had arrived, it was decided that 18 ends was appropriate and this proved the correct decision. A warm afternoon with some cool breezes and light cloud enabled a very pleasant but competitive match to be played in friendly company.

The overall result was a win for HWBC by 14 shots;- 90-76. We won on two rings, tied on one and lost on two. Without our Highest winning rink of Bob Jackman, Dave Newton and Chris Baker ( plus 13) we would have only won by one shot.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

22 nd  July vs Wargrave

This game was cancelled as Wargrave were unable to raise a team. 

 

21st July  Tibby Cup 

Played on a lovely afternoon 14 teams took part each playing 3 games of 7 ends each. 4 points were awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw. Every team except one scored points. Only two teams won all three games, they also won the same number of ends, therefore it went to shot difference. The winning team started with Jim Palmer and Hazel Garvey, but finished with Jim and George King, unfortunately Hazel had to withdraw through injury after one game. Runners up were Richard Free and Bob Jackman. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a great event.

This competition was run and reported by John Newport 

 

15th July vs Denham   ( away ) 

This game was cancelled by Denham, as it clashed with World Cup Final, we had a team to play.! 

 

14th July vs Chess Vale (away) T.C.L.

No one goes to Chess Vale and wins, however Wycombe did, 12pts to 0pts, 117-81. Highest winning rink was Ray Birch, Jean Williams, Fran Smith and Dave Larkin. But it wasn't.t easy, after 12 ends we were down on 3 rinks and only 11 shots in front. Which goes to show what a team of fighters we are, never giving up. This result was outstanding. As club Captain I wish I had been there.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

8th July vs Wendover ( away  )

Due to the exceptionally hot weather, the Captains agreed that this match would be 15 ends with one shot on the first two ends. We lost on 3 rinks, drew on 1 and won on 1, Our highest ( and only) winning rink was George King, Marion Larkin and Ray Birch. The green was heavier than High Wycombe but it ran well and was consistent .

Match report was submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

7th July vs  Flackwell Heath T.C.L.

On a very warm and sunny afternoon we entertained our local rivals, we started very cautiously, down on at least two rinks.But we began to assert ourselves and ran out winning 146-71, 4 rinks to 1 Highest winning rink was Fran Smith, Paul Norman,Nancy Sharp and Richard Free.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

1st July vs Harefield T.C.L.

The last time we were due to play Harefield it was monsoon weather. What a contrast this time we were scorched.We started slowlyand, after 8 ends we were losing 3 rinks to 1 with 1 level. But with our usual fighting spirit we came through to win convincingly 4 rings to 1 only losing by one shot on that end despite getting a 4 on the last end. Unlucky. Total shots 124-90 therefore  10pts to 2 its Highest winning rink was Dave Pryce, Dave Larkin, Merle Birch and Nancy Sharp. Thank you to everyone who helped to produce a meal in very demanding conditions.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

30th June vs Thame B.C.

Initially,we had planned for 5 triples but Thame asked for 6-this may be because they appreciate our generous hospitality.On a blistering hot afternoon we won the match by 14 shots;- 108-94. We won on 3 rinks, drew on 1 and lost on 2. Our highest winning rink was Merle Birch, Malcolm Heather and Jean Williams. Afterwards we were served with a light ploughman's meal, it was discovered that we had been overcharged when we had visited Thame and a refund is omits way.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

 24th June vs Chesham B.C.

This was the return fixture for the Chesham Cup. We had won the home leg, on 26th May, by 63 shots so had a comfortable cushion to ensure overall victory.

On a fine ,sunny and hot afternoon we lost by 17 shots; 83-100. So overall,we won the cup by 46 shots. Chesham won on 3 rinks and we won on 2; our highest winning rink was Clive Fowler, Maria Perdoni, Nancy Sharp sand Ray Birch. The green was much heavier than that which we expect at this club but it ran true, Despite losing this part of the contest, we all enjoyed our afternoon.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

23rd June vs Wexham

On a beautifully sunny day we entertained Wexham. This was always going to be a hard game. Wexham have had some very good results recently. We won on 3 rinks and lost on 2; 114-98, 8pts to 4pts. Highest winning rink was Bob Broad,Ian Smith, Roy Walters and Joyce Fowler.

Well done to everyone.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

17th June vs Desborough B. C.

This should have been a two leg match for the Dessau Cup.The aggregate score decides the winner but Desborough were unable to field a team for the first leg on 19th May,so this match stop alone. Overall the match was evenly contested but within there were a number of drastic changes to scores and results. At one stage, the team lead by John Newport was losing 3-21,but the final score was 20-23.

HWBC retained the cup by nine shots 97-88, and we won 2 drew 1 and lost 2 rinks. Our highest winning rink was Chris Baker, Roy Walters, Bob Robinson and Allen Wetherell .

On a cool afternoon, a hot meal of sausages and beans was enjoyed by all. However,we are still waiting for the punch line of a joke related by one Captain.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

16th June vs  Thame B.C.

This 4 rink match was played under threatening skies and little light drizzle did fall during the afternoon. As in Thames usual fashion, we played right through for 21 ends. This did not dampen our spirits and a friendly match was played with very close results on three rinks. Overall we lost the match by 15 shots;- 64-79. Our highest and only winning rink was Joyce Fowler, Karen Newton, Paul Derham and Bob Broad.

We look forward to reversing the result in the return fixture which takes place in two weeks time.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 12th June vs Bassetsbury ( 6pm )

This was our first evening match of the season.A match of 5 triples started with dark grey clouds hanging over the green. We kept our fingers crossed and after half an hour the clouds moved away and the sun shone for the rest of a pleasant evening. This was a very even contest , we won on three rinks but lost on two but overall we lost by 2 shots 79-81. Our highest winning rink was Kevin Murphy,Chris Baker and Dan Ayres.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

 10th June Centenary Cup 

On a beautiful sunny day six teams played for the right to contest the trophy on finals weekend. The winning teams who will be in the final are, ;- Geoff Carvey, Joyce Fowler and Peter Perdoni will play Richard Free, Chris Baker and Phil Hathaway.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres. 

 

9th June vs Chalfont St Giles TCL

On a bright sunny afternoon we went to Chalfont St Giles in the T.C.L..With a few players missing, we suffered a defeat 3 rinks to 2, 103-90, 8 pts to 4 pts. Highest winning rink was Barry,Kevin,Clive and Maria. Well done Maria,first time in the T.C.L playing with the master

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

7th June vs Marlow

A closely contested match, held on a rather discoloured and bumpy green, resulted on a victory for us by 5 shots ;-82-77. We won on three rinks and they won on two. Highest winning rink;- Royston Mobbs,Ron Man and Bob Broad. There was a hint of rain in the air and we dodged a light shower while we had tea at half time. Up to that point we were down on 4 rinks but the tea and biscuits ( and rain) obviously helped us and we caught up well.

There were couple of adnministrative problems but we sorted them out.On arrival their Captain queried why we had 5 triples when they had arranged 6. Although he implied the fault lay with us, some of their members were aware that their booked showed 5 triples. Not a helpful start. The payment arrangements were challenged and we paid up while the chart showed this to be a reciprocal match.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

3rd June vs Bassetsbury Manor TCL

On a very hot afternoon, away to Bassetsbury Manor we had a great win;-110-82, we won on 3 rink, drew on 1, lost on 1,therefore 9pts - 3pts.

Highest winning rink was Jean R, Dave L, Bob R, and Freda P, 21-5. Bassetsbury had started the season very well, beating Harefield away and drawing with Wexham also away. Therefore this  was a fine performance .

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

2nd June vs Suttons

On a glorious late spring afternoon the High Wycombe team responded accordingly and trounced Suttons. We won on all 5 rinks, overall by 56 shots ;- 108-52. There were two highest winning rinks and on the number on ends won this went to Rita Wetherell,Alan Smith and Ray Birch.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

31st May vs Glory Mill

In the face of an official weather warning threatening storms and torrential downpours of rainy warm and bright afternoon was enjoyed. We won the match by 18 shots- 80-62 with three winning rinks, losing on one. Highest winning rink ;- Karen Newton, Ray Fountain and Allen Wetherell. WE are due to play three further matches versus Glory Mill this season so the rivalry will continue.

Match report was submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

29th May vs Aylesbury Town

It is regretted the this match was abandoned after 4 ends due to heavy rain and the presence of lightning.Following an early break for tea, the captains decided that there was virtually no likelihood of the conditions changing.

Unfortunately there is no reverse fixture this  years we will have to wait until 2019 to play them.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell. 

 

26th May vs Chesham

The first leg of our game against chesham was a very one sided affair, we won 123-60. Highest winning rink was Barry,Ian,George and Joyce, 35-17. At tea time Barry was the only losing rink 3-15, amazing what a cuppa does.

Match report submitted by John Newport. 

 

24th May vs Flackwell Heath

In a complete contrast to our match yesterday at Iver Heath , the green was lumpy, bumpy and unpredictable. However, we acknowledge that it is the same for both teams and following rain, the green was heavy.

We won on two rinks and lost on three, overall by 13 shots- 85-72. Highest winning rink Cynthia Bell, Chris Baker, and Allen Wetherell .

A light finger buffet was provided afterwards, plus drinks and a raffle was held.

Match report was submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

23rd May vs Iver Heath

This is the first occasion we have played Iver Heath for a few years as they were dropped for having failed to bring a team to High Wycombe two years running. Despite a boycott from the ladies, who were upset that Iver cancelled their ladies match with us on the 9th May, a clash with the Bucks Cup match and a second match the following day, we managed to field 4 triples.

I am sorry to say that we lost on all rinks 55-87. Our lowest losing rink(by one shote) was John Smith,Colin Rymill and Allen Wetherell . The green was a delight to play on- smooth, fast and true. There was a genuine feeling of camaraderie among the team and we all enjoyed a friendly afternoons bowling.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

17th May vs Marlow

Today we played Marlow this afternoon in a friendly of 5 triples. The weather was sunny and warm, ideal playing conditions, we won 3 rinks to 2 rinks with an overall score of 120-64. H W R was Nigel Reynard, Mitch Brown and Richard Free

Match report was submitted by Dan Ayres 

 

13th May vs Aston Clinton

This match was originally arranged for 6 triples but Aston Clinton were only able to bring sufficient members for 4 triples.To enable all our members who had made themselves available to have a match.4 competitive plus a     friendly of two HWBC teams was played. On a fine spring afternoon, in warm sunshine, we won on two rinks and Aston Clinton won on two-with a very close victory for HWBC by 71-70. Our highest winning rink was Paul Derham,Ray Fountain and Richard Free.

The meal after the match was supplied by an all male team, sausage casserole followed by fresh fruit and yoghurt-which was enjoyed by all concerned.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

12th May vs Wexham

On a very cold and wet afternoon, we travelled to Wexham. On a normal day this was always going to be tough.but the rain tends to even things up, to come away only losing 8pts to 4pts. was a good result. We won on 2 rinks lost on 3, 115-84 shots to Wexham. Highest winning rink was Joyce,Dan,Bob and Dave. I would like to thank everyone for their fighting spirit, we could so easily lost 12pts to 0

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

8th May vs Court Park

This Match of 5 triples was played in the same hot and sunny conditions as that experienced last Saturday.I am afraid to report that we were comprehensively beaten by a strong team on four rinks and we drew on one. The final score was 59-111. Our drawing rink was Dave Newton, Richard Free and Chris Baker.

Match report was submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

 6th May vs South Oxford

With weather which was the complete opposite of last Sunday's visit to Long Crendon,we enjoyed a very hot and sunny afternoon match of 6 triples rinks. Unfortunately we lost by 4 and half to 1 and half rinks and by 14 shots; 90-104. Our highest winning rink was Keith Russell, Chris Baker and Jean Williams.

Match report was submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

5th May vs Flackwell Heath

Our first completed match in the T.C.L.. On a very hot day we started this years campaign where we left off last year with a hard fought victory, winning 115-88,10pts- 2pts. Highest winning rink;- Ray B, Kevin, Nancy and Joyce. Well done to everyone!

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

29th April vs Long Crendon (away)

On a very cold and grey afternoon we were "roasted",losing 63-117 and on 5 of the 6 rings.Our highest (and only) winning rink was Ray Birch,Merle Birch and Maria Perdoni. It is fair to say that everyone involved was pleased when the match was finished and we could regain the warmth of the clubhouse.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

28th April vs Harefield Hospital (away)

It was most disappointing to report that the match was abandoned without a wood being bowled. Despite every effort being made to make it playable, Harefield's green was waterlogged. It was subsequently agreed that no suitable alternative date could be arranged so the points were shared , i.e. 6 each.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

7th January vs Desborough I.B.C.

A friendly afternoon match with 18 ends. The overall score was High Wycombe 94 shots, Desborough 79 shots. Three rinks were won and three rinks were lost but our winning score gave us victory overall. H.W.R. Jean Williams, George King and Marion Larkin.

The opportunity was taken to reclaim the replica Dessau Cup which we won by default during the summer 2017 season.

 

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

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11th November vs Foxhills  Indoor Bowls Club

Originally planned for 6 rinks, the match had to be reduced to 5 rinks due to a shortage of HWBC players. Our part time indoor players competed against many who play indoors at all times. We acquitted ourselves well, scoring 96 shots to Foxhills 109 and losing by only 13 shots. We won on 2 rinks and Foxhills won on 3. H.W.R Merle Birch, Allen Wetherell , Roy Walters and  Barry Simmonds. This was our last club match of the year, Onward to 2018.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell . 

 

 17th September vs Rosedale Park  ( T.C.L. Final )

The T.C.L. Final, versus Rosedale Park,was played on Sunday 17th September at Fassnidge. 

Despite a sunny start, within a very short space of time we had to put on our waterproofs !

As the game progressed we fell further behind and, at one point, we were 35 shots behind, things were not looking good. Although Dave Pryce was 6-19 down, Barry Simmonds was 4-18 down and Bob Broad was 4-12 down, Ray Birch was managing to keep in front, Barry Sharp was battling hard to stay in touch.

Throughout the game we used all our fighting spirit and resolved to come back with vengeance-it certainly paid off . Dave won 25-20, Barry Sharp won 21-15, Bob Lost 17-20, and Barry Simmonds lost 13-22. Final shots score was 94-92 to H.W.B.C. League points 8-4 to us.

I have to admit that I felt a bit sorry for Rosedale Park as they were probably the strongest team we played in the competition.

Finally, I would just like to say that I am very proud to be Captain of such a fine team of players who persevere and never give up. And that also includes everyone who played in all the other games, because without them we may not have reached the Final.

Match report submitted by Captain John Newport. 

 

 16th September vs South Oxford ( Friendly )

The last friendly match of the season didn't go to plan! We went to South Oxford and lost 4 rinks to 1 and 1 drawn.final score 123-81, H.W.R was Roy Walters, Dan Ayres and Karen Newton. We were obviously leaving something in the locker for the next day's BIG Game.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

6th September vs Court Park

Somehow this feels as if the team was ambushed. We travelled to Hillingdon in high hopes of a victorious afternoon but encounter the full force of a very strong team. Our opponents numbered amongst their ranks County players, competition Champions , league winners, etc. As a result we lost heavily by 41 shots-61-102.There are defeats on 4 rinks and we drew on one. Bob Broad, Paul Denham and Royston Mobbs managed an honourable tie. An afternoon to forget ?. No! Pleasant company, a good green and refreshing cups of tea made this an enjoyable experience. ( I wonder who has had experience as a spin doctor) .

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

3rd September vs Ladygate ( friendly ) 

Just before this triples match started, as forecast, it began to rain and a steady light rain continued  to fall throughout the afternoon. Fortunately, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of our team and we won the match by 16 shots- 113-97. We won on 4 rinks and lost on 2. H.W.R. Dan Ayres, Kevin Murphy and Dorothy Benn. The green ran well throughout and was praised by Ladygate's Captain. A hot meal provided by Jean Williams,Marion Larkin and their team was most welcome.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

2nd September vs Iver Heath

Our visit to Iver Heath began by seeing lovely flowers and a great looking green, which also played particularly well. We played 6 triples, won 4 and lost 2. The score was 105-92, H.W.R Barry Sharp, Paul Denham and Joyce Fowler. The weather was great so a good day all round.

Match report submitted by John Newport. 

 

31st August vs  Glory Mill ( friendly)

At 1.30pm a heavy shower of rain accompanied by a little thunder and lightning resulted in mats being used for this match. We won the fixture overall by 22 shots- 83-61. Both clubs won on two rinks and lost on two. H.W.R Geoff Carvey, Chris Baker, Martin Rowley.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell. 

 

27th August vs Denham BC ( friendly)

Denham were expecting a team comprising of 6 triples but we arrived with 5 triples and we played 5 triples. An unexpected hot and sunny afternoon enabled us to win the match convincingly by 58 shots, 122-64. We won on 4 rinks and only lost by 3 shots on the other. H.W.R. Barry Sharp, Chris Simmonds and Geoff Carvey.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

 

26th August vs Bassetsbury (T.C.L)

This game involved 4 rinks as they we unable to field 5. We win on all 4 rinks 103-74. H.W.R Dave, Cynthia, Keith and Ray. The game was not as one sided as the score suggests; on 2 rinks we only won by 2 shots. We have finished in grand style played 14 won 13. Shot difference +481. We have used 40 players which shows great depth. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and commitment.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

 

24th August vs Royal Household

Unfortunately we lost this game on all three triples with an overall score of 42-63. Both the recent ladies games were played in good company with lovely meals afterwards provided by Chris Simmonds and Merle Birch - thank you ladies.

Match report submitted by Jean Williams. 

 

 

22nd August vs Bucks Masonic Bowls Association

Seven rinks were laid out and seven triples matches were played in a friendly but competitive manner . A warn but overcast afternoon with mats down. The result was close with an 8 shot win to HWBC 108-100,we won on 4 rinks and lost on 3. H.W.R. Rita Wetherell, Norman Dale and Dan Ayres.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

20th August vs Amersham B.C. ( T.C.L.)

Although we were aware that we could not be overtaken at the top of our section of the league, we did not ease off in our efforts to win this fixture. So, on a cool and windy afternoon with rain threatened, we beat Amersham B.C. by 32 shots- 110-78. We won on three rinks, drew one and lost on one, so 9 points to HW and 3 points to Amersham. H.W.R. was Barry Simmonds,Jim Palmer, Kevin Murphy and Joyce Fowler. The match was followed by sparse refreshments; your correspondent had a small cup of tea( a refill was provided on request), a cupcake and two biscuits. Hmmm......

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell. 

 

19th August vs Chess Vale ( T.C.L. )

What a performance, we won 153-69 4 rinks to 1 H.W.R. Barry Simmonds, Nancy, Dan, and Joyce 40-8 We are CHAMPIONS well done everyone.!!

Match report submitted by John Newport  

 

 

14th August vs Wargrave Chiltern & Thames

After some confusion regarding the number of rinks playing, we agreed 3 competitive triples and 1 friendly, Thank you Dan, Nigel and Royston for stepping down.

A very closely fought match which ended on a  50 shots to 50 shots tie, although we won on 2 triples to our opponents 1, - so 6 points to HWBC and 4 points to Wargrave. We had a clear win on the friendly triple ;- 21-8. H.W.R.by the narrowest of margins, Rita Wetherell, Kevin Murphy and Quintin Campbell. This was followed by a most acceptable supper of sausages and beans plus sausage rolls and bread. The match finished in near darkness and a 5-30 start is recommended for future matches at this time of year.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

13th August vs Ladygate

Today we played at Ladygate on a beautiful sunny afternoon. The green played well and we won 3 of the 5 triples, unfortunately we lost 73-88 overall. H.W.R. Clive, Merle and Chris Simmonds

 Match report submitted by Dan Ayres. 12th vs Maidenhead

This match had to be cancelled as Maidenhead were unable to field a team. 

 

12th August vs Maidenhead 

This match had to be cancelled as Maidenhead  were unable to field a team. 

 

 11th August vs Cippenham Chiltern & Thames

A match held when the weather threatened rain and when the rain did arrive results turned in our favour. We were behind on 3 of the 4 rinks until the 13/14th end. Then one competitive rink won the last 7 ends and the friendly rink gained 10 shots on the last 4 ends-both winning their matches. The final score was HWBC 48, Cippenham 42. We won 2 of the 3 competitive rinks, so a 8 point to 2 success and we also won on the friendly rink. H.W.R. Joyce Fowler,Quintin Campbell, Barry Simmonds. Rob asked wether he should have a voucher as he was on the H.W.R. (friendly)-this was politely declined.

Match report was submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

 

6th August vs Chalfont St Giles  T.C.L

A successful afternoon which puts us in a strong position to win our section of the League. We won the match 4 rinks to 1 by 54 shots, 127-73. H.W.R was Barry Sharp, Ian Smith, John Newport, and Joyce Fowler.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell. 

 

5th August vs Windsor & Eton

A very enjoyable afternoon, even if you get soaked and sunburnt within half an hour.We lost by 13 shots, 120-107, 5 rinks to 1. H.W.R. Ray, Quintin, Rita and Clive. In spite of the weather it was probably the fastest green this year.

Match report submitted by John Newport. 

 

31 July vs Burnham A C & T

We lost 30-63 in the 3 league games and we won 36-27 in the friendlies which were 1 win apiece. Overall the score was 66-90.

The green was in poor in most peoples opinion, on a heavy green, we failed to adjust to the conditions and we lost on the 3 competitive rings, so Burnham 10 points HWBC 0 points. We one and lost one of the friendly rinks. Overall we lost by 19 shots. Our HWR was Malcolm Heather, Colin Rymill and John Newport. A disappointing evening against the table topping Club.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres. 

 

 30th July vs Amersham TCL

High Wycombe won 5 rinks tp 0, 115-77 shots HWR Bob Broad, Cynthia Bell, Bob Robinson and Keith Russell. A much closer game than the score suggest, after 16 ends Bobs team were losing, going into the last end Ray was losing and Barry Sharp was drawing. This shows our great fighting spirit.

Match report submitted by John Newport. 

 

29 July vs Maidenhead Town B.C.

Prior to this match confusion reigned; orginally we were due to play 6 rinks but our numbers dictated 4 rinks, they had planned for 6 triples-we ended up playing with 4 rinks. Our fixture book showed a 2.30pm start while they expected to play at 2.00 pm we played at 2.00pm.

It wasn't raining when we started but after 6 ends it started and by 10 ends it was fairly heavy. After tea rain fell steadily and it got harder as we went on, so that by 18 ends it was decided to finish the match. At that point we had won by 17 shots- 71-54, winning 2 rinks, drawing on 1 and losing on 1. H.W.R. Rita Wetherell, Paul Derham, Norman Dale, Barry Simmonds. Thanks due to Chris Baker who played at 3 hours notice. Maidenhead had their revenge by winning all of the raffle prizes.

 Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell.

 

25th July vs Flackwell heath C & T

We beat Flackwell Heath 52-41, 8 points to us and 2 to Flackwell. HWR Hazel Carvey, Bob Robinson and Barry Simmonds.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres. 

 

16 July vs Denham B.C. 

An experimental team gave a good account of itself. The final score was a loss by 6 shots 89-95,we won on 2 rinks and lost on three. We had two debutantes as skips;- Colin Rymill and Paul Denham. Colin capped a good day by leading the H.W.R. team of Rita Wetherell, Geoff Carvey and Colin Rymill.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

15 July vs Chess Vale B.C.

We knew it wouldn't last forever and our winning streak came to an end. We were heavily defeated 111-86, 4 rinks to 1. Well done to our H.W.R. Barry Simmonds, Nancy Sharp, Clive Fowler and Christine Baker. We fought hard but on the day the best team won. Roll on 18th August. when hopefully we will make home advantage count.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

 

11 July vs Burnham BC Chiltern & Thames League

In appalling conditions-it rained steadily throughout the match-we won on one rink and lost on two with final score 45 shots each. This meant 4 points to us and 6 points to them. The final rink to finish did so in semi darkness with the twinkling lights of the clubhouse welcoming the players into a warm and dry environment. A fine supper was the enjoyed by all.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

09 July vs Wendover B.C. ( friendly )

A second very hot and humid day of the weekend, and, again we rose to the challenge. In winning 5 of the 6 rinks, we beat Wendover soundly by 60(yes 60) shots 157-87. H.W.R. Roy Walters, Ian Smith, Clive Fowler and Martin Rowley. An unfortunate accident to a member of the Wendover team disrupted play for a while, but apart from cuts and bruises, he went home unaided. 

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

08 July vs Flackwell Heath ( T.C.L.)

The latest fixture in this competition took place in hot oppressive weather but a pleasant afternoon was enjoyed with our close neighbours.Overall we won the match 101-89,winning two rinks, losing two and drawing on one.so 7 points to us and 5 to Flackwell. A noteworthy performance came from rink 4, where Bob Broads's team were losing 16-8 with 5 ends remaining; the final result was a 17-17 draw. H.W.R.; Ray Birch, Chris Simmons,Jim Palmer and Clive Fowler.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

02 July vs Harefield  ( T.C.L. )

Well done again 100% record. We beat the last 2 years champions in their own back yard, 3 rinks to 2 116-78, 8 points to 4. H.W.R. Barry Simmonds, Ian Smith Dan Ayres and Christine Baker 36-4

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

01 July vs Cippenham B.C.

Cippenhams green is close to the Great Western main railway line and so the sound of frequent noisy trains punctuated the afternoon.However, this did not affect our playing skills and we won both matches-the league match by 57-53 winning 2 rinks and losing 1; the friendly match 32-21.This means HWBC 8 points,Cippenham 2 points.H.W.R Ray Birch, Allen Wetherell and Joyce Fowler.

We were soundly beaten with the raffle, winning only one of eight prizes.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell. 

 

25 June vs Chesham B.C.

this was the return fixture, following our 15 shot victory in the first leg of the competition for the Chesham Cup. As we fielded 6 rinks as opposed to 7 in the home match, by using some advanced mathematics and the back of an envelop, the difference to our original lead was reduced to a 13 shot lead.        

The afternoon resulted in a 16 shot victory 109-93, so the overall result meant that we retained the cup by a 29 shot margin. Our H.W.R. was Bob Broad, Kevin Murphy, Brian Bristow and Dorothy Benn. this was Karen and David Newton's first match-welcome to the team-and we were pleased to see Alan Smith among our numbers. Barry Sharp birthday was celebrated with a rousing version of "Happy Birthday to you"sung by all present.

Match report was submitted by  Allen Wetherell 

 

 24 June vs Wexham

Another fine win in the T C L against one of the better teams Wexham by 112-76, 3 rinks to 2 . H.W.R. Barry Simmonds, Keith Russell, Chris Baker and Clive Fowler, However this was only by winning one more end than Dave Pryce's team. We have now used 39 players in this competition and won every game. Well done everyone

Match report submitted by John Newport. 

 

18 June  vs Gerrards Cross  ( evening game )

On a glorious evening, we entertained Gerrards Cross.Halfway through we were winning but we could not sustain that level of performance.Only Barry Sharp and Chris Stonnell did, despite a big effort from the England captain and manager John McGuinness and his partner,Barry and Chris won 24-16. We lost 4-1 but everyone put in a very good performance.Thank you to everyone for your support. 

 Match report submitted by John Newport

 

18 June vs Desborough ( match Cancelled )

We were supposed to host Desborough on Sunday 18th June in the return fixture for the Dessau cup, this is contested by both clubs on a home and away basis.We had beaten Desborough on their green by 43 shots so we werelooking forward to consolidating this lead and taking back the cup, which they had won last year.Unfortunately they could not raise a team, which is surprising considering their membership is 4 times our own. We wonder if they might have been more prepared to send a team it they are leading, We take playing for this trophy very seriously, a view obviously not shared by Desborough.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres 

 

17 June vs Thame

On a very hot and sultry afternoon we entertained Thame B.C. in our once a season match (alternately home and away).Four of the five rinks were very close with no more than six shots separating each one.Overall we won three of the five rinks but lost the match by 9 shots ;-69-78.H.W.R. was Kevin Murphy,Dorothy Benn and Margaret Stevens. By coincidence the skips on rink four were both team captains on the day and their clubs Presidents.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

13 June vs Bassettsbury TCL 

 We beat Bassettbury 71-33 winning all 3 triples in C & T league game.H.W.R was Roy Walters,Nancy Sharp,and Barry Simmonds.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres 

 

11 June Centenary Cup (in house competition )

On a sunny but very windy day our Centenenary Cup was played for ,with 6 teams of 3 persons, each team played 2 triple matches,1 single match and 1 double match, all matches were eight ends or 1 hour duration. 3 points were awarded for a win,1 point for a drawn end and 0 points for a lost end. The two teams through to the finials weekend are  Quintin Campbell, Paul Derham and Rita Wetherell with a total of 9 points, and with a score of 7 points are Allen Wetherell ,Hazel Carvey  and Ray Fountain. Many thanks to John Newport for running todays game, a good day was had by all who played.

Match report submitted by Ray Fountain 

 

10 June vs Chalfont St Giles B.C. ( T.C.L. )

A very good win for us by 53 shots ( 86-139) with 4 winning rings ,so a 10-2 score. H.W.R. Dave Pryce, Nacy Sharp,Allen Wetherell & Clive Fowler. This could assist the club to take the lead in the League. Captain Dan Ayres drew attention to a very commendable effort by rink 4, Bob Boroad, Quintin Campbell, Keith Russell and Freda Pryce,who at one stage were losing 3-16 but fought back to win 19-17.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell.

 

08 June vs Marlow B.C. 

 Today we travelled to Marlow on an overcast day to play a 5 rink triple.WE gave a debut to Bob Jackman, and he acquittedhinself very well.We llost by 3 rinks to 2 and a score of 105-77,this gave Marlow some revenge for their heavy loss on our Green. We did have a H.W.R Ray Bitch,Chris Baker and Rob Rowley.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres 

04 June vs Bassettsbury B.C. 

 On a overcast afternoon we travelled round the corner to play Bassettsbury in a TCL match. We won on4 of the 5 rings and by a score of 112-75. This was a 10 points to 2 victory for the  league purposes.H.W.R. was Clive Fowler,George King Nacey Sharp and Dave Pryce.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres 

 

03 June vs Suttons B.C. 

Our team, lead by Captain of the day Ray Birch, inflicted a heavy defeat on Suttons by 56 shots;- 132-76. We had 4 winning rinks with 2 losing. H.W.R Colin Rymill,Rita Wetherell,Kevin Murphy and Ray Birch.

Special thanks are due to Dorothy Benn and Chris Baker who obtained the food,prepared it and with the help of other members, laid the tables and produced a fine 2 course meal for 48 players and 2 quests, all at less than a days notice.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

01 June vs Glory Mill

 We travelled today to Glory Mill for a 4 rink triple .The weather was hot and sunny, the green unpredictable, but we persevered and won on 3 rinks and drew on the fourth,The overall score was 77-51 in our favour.H.W.R Marin Rowley,Malcolm Heather and Dan Ayres.A Big thank youth all who played, especially as we have a lot of club competitions and inter club matches at the moment.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres 

 

30May vs Aylesbury Town B C  

 Under Captain Dan,s leaderships a mid week contingent overcame our opponents challenge by coming away with a 15 shot win, 91-76.Two rings were won, one drawn and two lost.H.W.R Kevin Murphy, Dorothy Benn and Rob Rowley. We also won 3 out of the 4 raffle prizes.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

27 May vs Chesham ( Chesham cup , first leg ) 

 Led by Captain Jean Williams and playing against a strong team from Chesham,we were victorious overall 134-119.THis means we have a 15 shot margin to defend in the return match.This was a seven rink match and we should take a similar number back to Chesham on the 25th June. H.W.R was Dave Pryce,Ian Smith,George King and Joyce Fowler.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

25 May vs Blackwell Heath ( C & T )

 Today we played at Blackwell Heath,it was extremely hot, 27c. We played the Chiltern and Thames 3 triples match and won by 2 rings to 1 , score 49-42.We also played 3 friendly tries and lost 2 rings to1, score 55-49, overall we won the day by the closest of margins 98-97.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres 

 

21 May vs Long Crendon

On a beautiful sunny afternoon we were at home to Long Crendon,the score was not as good as the weather, we lost 75-96,losing 3 rings and wining 2.

 Match report submitted by Dan Ayres

 

20 May vs Desborough ( Dessau Cup )

What a way too start to win back the cup, rain before the game didn't bode well, however although the rain clouds passed around us we played the match in dry conditions, we won by 41 shots, 131-90.H.W.R was Barry Sharp,Freda, Ian and Bob R. 

 Match report submitted By Dan Ayres and John Newport

 

18 May vs  Marlow

In very wet conditions, we won todays match by a score of 95 to 43,we were successful on all 5 rings in this midweek triples match H.W.R was Chris Simmonds,Paul Derham and Clive Fowler.

Match report submitted by Dan Ayres 

 

16 May vs Aylesbury Ladies

Unfortunately the ladies lost against Aylesbury ladies played on three triples.We did have one winning triple however,- Cynthia Bell and Merle Birch ably assisted by one of Aylesbury ladies who helped us out.We welcomed Pat Axford who had not played for a number of years, she seemed to enjoy the game even though we lost.

Match report submitted by Jean Williams 

 

14 May  vs Aston Clinton 

As far as members can recall, this was our clubs first visit to Aston Clinton.The green was heavy and moist when we started but it dried out quite quickly and we enjoyed a pleasant afternoon.We won on two rings, drew on one and lost on two.THe final score was 82-95 to Aston Clinton.H.W.R Dave Larkin,Chris Baker and Martin Rowley.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

13 May vs Wexham TCL

On a heavy green, we all took time to adjust to the conditions, none more dothan Bob Boards team, after 12 ends the were 15-6 down, but came through after the tea break, to win 16-24. In the end we won 107-94,4 rinks to 1,giving us 10 points ,Wexham 2 points. H.W.R was Ray Birch,Chris Simmonds,Ray Fountain & Clive Fowler. Another great day, well done to all.

Match report submitted by John Newport

 

10 May vs Wargrave C.& T. league

I am afraid that,becauseof the leagues rules-one rink did not include a lady player-I need to rewrite the match report. "Due to an error, one of our rinks did not comply with the league rules in that it did not include a lady player. As a result, we have to forfeit the 4 match points and the 2 game points on the offending rink.The final points tally is.therefore HWBC4 Wargrave 6.While a friendly rink did not comply either, this has no bearing on the competitive element of the match.Dorothy and Rita came down expecting a relaxing evening watching the match but ended up providing an excellent supper from scratch, with support from Nancy. Well done ladies !! We also had an interesting report on Jean Williams'driving skills.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell  

 

09 May vs Court Park

Another cold and breezy afternoon resulted in all players wearing several layers of clothing.Our team managed to cope with these  conditions better than our opponents winning the match 118-74,we were successful on 4 rinks, losing on 2.Highest winning rink was Barry Simmonds,Chris Baker and debutante Paul Derham. At first we were going to play through 18 ends but ,Fortunately, Margaret Stevens and Maddie Morris arrived and we enjoyed a tea break in the warmth of the clubhouse at half time.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

07 May vs South Oxford B.C.

Our arrival on the green was meet with bright sunshine on a warm spring afternoon.Unfortunately the overall result did not match the weather and we lost on 4 rinks, drew on one and only won on one.The final score was a loss of 75-95.Our only winning rink comprised of Ray Birch,Allen Wetherell,Rob Rowley and Joyce Fowler. George King did not have any kit so to save his blushes he was lent various items, including Dan Ayres'trousers. ( too much information !!!) 

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

06 May vs Flackwell Heath

A very hard fought win,2 rinks won,2 rinks lost, one ring drawn, 122-84 in our favour.H.W.R Barry Sharp,Bob Robinson,Ian Smith and Merle Birch,41-12. Well played everyone again, a great team effort.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

 02 May vs Chesham Ladies

I am afraid we did not do very well at Chesham,losing 37-50,however we did have one winning rink-Joyce Fowler, Chris Simmonds and Jean Reeman. Hopefully we will do better next time

Match report submitted by Jean Williams 

 

 30 April vs Long Crendon

On a cold and windy afternoon with rain threatened, the team had two debutants;- Dan Ayres ,first match as Captain and it was Brian Bristow's first match representing the club.Unfortunately we lost on all rinks by an overall score of 115-74.The rink losing by the smallest margin was Ray Birch,Dorothy Benn,Dan Ayres and Quintin Campbell.

Match report submitted by Allen Wetherell 

 

29 April 17 vs Harefield (TCL)

great start to the T.C.L. campaign, we won 4 rinks lost on 1, HWR was Ray Birch,Chris Simmonds, Nancy Sharp,Geoff Carvey. Well done everyone.

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

01 April 17 vs Oxford C & C

As Captain I was very proud of our team performance, although we won on 5 rinks to 1, 4 of those rings won by the closest of margins. HWR was Bob Board, Dave Larkin,Dorothy Benn and Ray Fountain. Final score 122-104. 

Match report submitted by John Newport 

 

 

18 March 17 Handy Cross Shield

High Wycombe Bowls Club won this Trophy by 3-0,H.W.R was Jean Reeman, Christine Baker and Fran Smith,other members of the winning team were Dave Pryce (captain) Chris Stonell,Ian Smith, Jean Williams, Marjorie Ansell and Freda Pryce. ( comment from our Club captain  ;- 6 ladies and 3 men ). Congratulations.  

 

29 January 17 vs Oxford

 John has to report a loss on this game, 99-71 ,there was one winning rink D. Pryce, I. Smith, D. Benn and M. Birch.however, a very fast green which everybody found a bit difficult , but John thought that all players enjoyed themselves.

 

 08 January 17 vs Desborough

This was John Newports first match as captain and a full complement of six rinks accompanied him to Maidenhead. A competitive match was won overall by HWBC 133-106, We won on 3 rinks, drew on 1 and lost on two. Highest wining rink was Freda Pryce,Allen Wetherell, Ian Smith and John Newport.