John Bannister, RIP

I’m sad to announce that John Bannister, formerly a player and past captain of the Craufurd Arms crib teams, passed away on July 7th.

There is an announcement on page 71 of the current edition of the Maidenhead Advertiser.

New Secretary/Match Secretary Needed

My partner and I have decided that the time is right for a move to Cornwall. Consequently, I will not be standing for re-election at this year’s AGM although I will do all the usual design work in advance of the AGM to prepare the next season’s fixtures and venue bookings.

If you’re a team member or team captain and interested in taking the role on for the next season and beyond please get in touch by email or via your team captain.

While computer skills are a bonus, the most important thing is an understanding of how a league operates together with periodic competitions.

While any successor would not be confirmed until the AGM, I’m happy to spend time with any candidates to explain how I’ve run things and some of the techniques I use to help everything run (fairly) smoothly.

Trophy Return / Team Registration

A reminder that registration for the next season takes place at Desborough Bowling Club on July 24th from 8pm. The usual fee of £30 will be payable.

Those teams holding cups or shields from the previous season are reminded these need to be returned on July 24th or earlier by arrangement. These are:-

Pairs Shield Desborough B
Tony Blay Shield/Presidents Waggon & Horses/Boundary Arms
Secretary’s Cup Waggon & Horses/Boundary Arms
Singles Shield North Star
Play To Lose (Already returned) Bird In Hand
League Cup Bourne End
Team Trophy (Already returned) Former Bridge House team
R Pither Cup North Star

Finals Night

In the Singles competition final Linda Roberts of Craufurd Buccaneers beat Geoff Beale of Bird In Hand.

Sean Pither and Win Newman of Bird In Hand had an outstanding run winning a Pairs quarter final, then a Presidents semi-final, then a Pairs semi-final and beating Brian Bannister and Barry Ackrill to win the Presidents competition.

The final of the Play To Lose and the Pairs competition will be played next Tuesday and next Monday respectively.

Play To Lose Competition & Competition Finals

Congratulations to Tim & Dave of Craufurd Crusaders and Wendy & Dave of Ark Angels on reaching the final of the Play To Lose Competition.

This final, along with other outstanding matches from the other competitions are played next Monday night at Desborough.

The full play list is:-

Singles semi-final: Mike C – North Star -vs- Geoff – Bird In Hand

Singles semi-final: Alan – Boundary Arms -vs- Linda – Craufurd Buccaneers

Pairs semi-final:  Sean & Win – Bird In Hand -vs- Dave & Val – Bourne End

Pairs final: winner of the above vs John & Jill – Ivy A

Presidents semi-final: Sean & Win – Bird In Hand -vs- Phil & Dave – Bird In Hand

Presidents final: winner of the above vs Barry & Brian Craufurd Crusaders

Play To Lose Final: as above

The postponed league match between Cookham Social and Bourne End was played tonight with a 12-4 win for Cookham Social

Cup Final Results

Both cup finals proved to be close run affairs. In the Richard Pither Challenge Cup final Craufurd Crusaders drew with Ark Angels 8-8 after playing the standard match and won it on the decider.

North Star managed an outright victory over Craufurd Buccaneers by the narrowest of margins: 9-7.

2017/18 Week 26 Results

Ark Angels cemented their position at the top of the league with a draw against Craufurd Crusaders. North Star lost 7-9 to Boundary Arms, Desborough B drew against Bourne End as did Ivy Leaf A vs Ivy Leaf B. Cookham Social beat New Inn 11-5 and Bird In Hand beat Desborough A 9-7. One postponed game remains to be played however it will not affect the top of the league.

2017/18 Week 25 Results

Ark Angels move into first place with a 12-4 win over Desborough B. Craufurd Buccaneers drew with sister team Craufurd Crusaders to have the same number of points but a lower points difference.

Boundary Arms move up to third with a 9-7 win over Bourne End. New Inn lost 7-9 to Ivy Leaf B and drop from third to fifth.

Ivy Leaf A beat North Star 10-6. Cookham Social beat Bird In Hand 9-7.

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