Thursday 15th September turned out to be a great day for our bowlers:
In the final Dacorum Shield Match of the season we were away at Kings Langley. Lying second in the league to Kitcheners before the match we needed to 4.5 points in order to win the Shield on shots difference. However, the team took all 5 points to make absolutely certain that they finished at the top of the league.
It all hinged on the last wood in the Mens match. Ken Maynard had the last wood and, as he was about to deliver that wood, the Men were trailing by 1 shot meaning that he needed to overturn that shot for the draw needed to get the overall 4.5 points required to win the Shield.
The ‘wily old fox’ did better than that. He not only took out the holding Kings Langley wood, but touched the jack, carried it into the ditch – turning one down into 2 up for us; not only winning the rink but as our Ladies and Mixed rinks were ‘winning rinks’, we took all 5 match points.
Meanwhile in the 2016 Visually Impaired National Bowling Championships at Leamington Spa, Sarah Marshall won the National B1 Singles Trophy with an emphatic 21 – 4 scoreline. Earlier Sarah, with partner Nancy Cheeseman (Yeovil), won the National B2 Pairs Trophy.
Congratulations to our 2016 Dacorum Shield Mens Rink, Ladies Rink & Mixed Rink squads and to Sarah for more National titles.