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31st May 2013 

For details of todays Bucks Plate match aginst Winslow please visit the Mens News page.

27th May 2013

Today our ladies welcomed a team from Wendover Bowls Club for the Ladies Top Club competition. Unfortunately the result didn't go our way with Wendover winning all 4 matches

26th May 2013

The sun was definitely shing on Hazells members today with 3 successes to report. The day started with the Mens Top Club Match away to Cheddington.

Gerald Moores represented Hazells in the Two Wood Compeition and found himself drawn against Pete Rowling, last years EBA Two Wood Winner so this was always going to be a tough game and unfortunately Gerry lost 14-11. Roger Crick then played the singles competition and got Hazells first win on the board, 21-16. Inspired by our first win Brian Abigail & Ian Brown  came back from 18-13 after 17 ends to win the pairs 23-18, picking up 6 shots on the 20th end. The Triples team of Steve McNeill, Fred Baldwin & John Smith found themselves 6 down after the first four ends and they too came back well to win their match 16-11 giving Hazells the 3 wins they needed to progress to the next round. The Fours ofNick Griffiths, Don Russell, Jack Pipe & Lionel Cheshire also had to fight back from 19-11 down to finish the match losing 20-19. This results means that Hazells men now have to travel to Princes Risborough in the next round.

In the second match of the day Janet Moores played Dot Simmons from Aylesbury Town in the Champion of Champions competition. After 15 ends the scores were level at 12 all, after 24 ends it was still all level at 19 all, after 26 ends it was 20 all and then Janet Moores picked on 2 shots on the next end to take the match and progress on to the next round.

In the third and final game of the day we welcomed Dunstable Bowls Club for a 6 Triple friendly. Despite 2 of our bowlers arriving late after heading off in the opposite direction and arriving at Dunstable Bowls Club only to find they should have been at home we managed to win this match 123-88. Highest winning rink in this game went to Sue Smith, Eddie Justice & Tom Holland winning 31-5. We had 3 further winning rinks helping to round off a successful day for the club.

25th May 2013

Today started off with Carol & Roger Crick hosting Gail & Trevor Room for the 2nd Round of the National Mixed Pairs Competition and this was a close fought match with the visitors taking an early lead only for Carol & Roger to pull it back. Carol and Roger then fell behind again and with 2 ends remaining they found themselves 3 shots down. Taking 1 shot on the 20th end the match went in to the final end however Carol & Roger only managed to take 1 shot on the last end an ended up losing 17-16.

This afternoon 5 trips travelled to Leighton Buzzard and spirits were raised with the prospect of an afternoon's bowls with the sun on our backs. Despite the testing green conditions there were some good bowls on show from both teams with Leighton Buzzard achieveing a Hot Shot in the 8th end,to which Hazells Triple of Don Russell, Denise Boult & Roger Crick picked up 8 shots in the 10th end. The Final match score saw Hazells win 100 - 86, winning on 3 on the 5 rinks. The honour of highest winning rink for Hazells was taken by Nina Griffiths, Dave Edwards & Nick Griifiths who won 29-9.

23rd May, 2013

For details of today's Mens Executive match please go to the 90th Anniversary page.

22nd May 2013

For details of todays Ladies match at Cheddington please visit the Ladies News page

21st May 2013

Today Janet Moores & Tony Leone played their National Mixed Pairs match against Ian Dudley from Princes Risborough however luck was not on their side today as they went down 25-11.

Congratulations to Freya Spokes who has been selected for the Women's Junior International Development Team playing in the BIWBC Junior Internationals on 20th & 21st July 2013 at Royal Leamington Spa. Well done Freya and everyone at Hazells wishes you the very best of luck

20th May 2013

This evening saw the start of the club competition matches with Matthew Crick & John Simmons playing against Ann Ramsay & Jack Pipe in the Ken Vincent Trophy. For most of the match there were only a couple of shots between the 2 teams but with the light fading fast Ann & Jack picked up 6 shots on the 20th end to take a 5 shot lead in to the final end. Despite their valiant efforts Matthew & John only managed to pick up 1 shot on the last end which resulted in Ann & Jack progressing to the next round.

Also this evening Roger Crick took on Alan Atkinson from Princes Risborough in the EBA Two Wood competition with Roger taking 16 ends to complete the match 17-4. Roger will travel to Princes Risborough once again on Friday to play Ray Gaskins in round 2.

19th May 2013

Congratulations to Matthew Crick who today joined up with the Bucks Under 25 team to play his first match for the county in the Home Counties League against Bershire. Although Bucks lost the overall match Matthew did contribute to a win on his rink so well done Matthew and the club wishes you luck with future selections.

This afternoon 6 Trips travelled to Linslade for what turned out to be a close affair. Despite only winning on 2 rinks with Inger McNeill, Pauline Hobson & Nick Griffiths winning 15-13 and Ellen Livett, Dan Livett & Malcolm Hobson winning 30-13 the outcome of the match was our first draw of the season 99-99.

18th May 2013

Hazells took 6 triples to local rivals Aylesbury Town this afternoon looking for revenge for Tuesday's defeat in the Mid Bucks League. Despite a change in team, better weather and being up on 5 rinks at the tea break unfortunately we still ended up on the losing side again; 97-87. We did have 2 winning rinks; Matthew Crick, Sheila Lawlor & Tom Holland winning 18-13 and our highest winning rink was Norman Bonham, Andrew MacKenzie & Anne Farmer who won 19-11.

16th May 2013

As matches in the National Competitions continue to be played on a regaular basis today it was the turn of Ann Ramsay & Janet Moores to play in the Laides Over 55's Pairs. Ann & Jan hosted Thelma Leslie & Linda Hewins and won a close match 21-19. Well done ladies and all the bext of luck in the next round.

14th May 2013

Todays Ladies Triples match at Long Crendon was postponed due to the bad weather although both clubs will look for an alternative date later in the season

13th May 2013

There was mixed success for Hazells bowlers today with Jan Moores, Pam Spokes & Sheila Lawlor losing 23-16 to Linda Hewins Team from Aylesbury Town in the ladies EBA Triples.  However Carol & Roger Crick won their National Mixed Pairs match against Ray Rouse from Princes Risborough 23-12.

12th May 2013

Today saw the visit of Princes Risborough for a 6 Triples friendly. With 4 out of 6 rinks winning and 1 draw for Hazells there was competition for highest winning rink today and that honour fell to Nina Lane, Steve McNeill & Nick Griffiths who won their game 23-11. The final match score was a 106-83 win for Hazells.

11th May 2013

This afternoon Hazells welcomed their friends from Kitcheners for a 6 Triples match. Hazells lost this match 97-80 although they did have 2 winning rinks, Norman Bonham, Maureen Warwick & Gerald Moores winning 16-13 and Colin James, Denise Boult and Roger Crick won 21-10. The decision not to play any trial ends due to the weather was proven to be a good one as shortly after finishing the match the green turned white during a hail storm.

Eddie Chanell represented Hazells today in the Mens Champion of Champions competition and despite a close start to the game unfortunately Eddie lost 21-14 to Mark Nash

10th May 2013

This evening 5 members were involved in EBA matches at Princes Risborough however unfortunately despite a valiant fightback from Anne Farmer, Maureen Wariwck, Ann Ramsay & Freya Spokes the ladies 4's lost their match on the last end.  Roger Crick was involved in the Un-Badged Singles competition and despite leading 17-5 lost his match 21-18.

9th May 2013

This afternoon saw Hazells entertain Amersham Bowls Club and despite Nina Lane, Norman Bonham & Peter Spokes winning 19-18 on rink 1 and Kate Griffiths, John Simmons & Brian Abigail winning 25-15 on rink 4 Hazells lost the overall match 104-84

In another game today Janet Moores followed on from yesterday's pairs win to seal a 22-7 win in the EBA Triples with Pam Stokes and Sheila Lawlor, although unfortunately this was against fellow Hazells member Anne Farmer.

8th May 2013

Congratulations to Janet Moores & Ann Ramsay for their 25-12 win at Wingrave today in the National Over 55's pairs.Best of luck in the next round

7th May 2013

2 Members from Hazells took part in the first round of the Mens EBA Un-Badged Singles competition tonight with Roger Crick coming back from 13-1 down after 9 ends to win 23-16. Nick Griffiths also had to fight back from a similar deficit and despite some excellent bowling unfortunaely finished up losing 21-16.  Also this evening Hazells sent 5 Trips to Wingrave for their first evening friendly of the season. Unfortunately Hazells lost 101 - 71, although they did have 1 winning rink with Dan Livett, Anne Farmer & Peter Spokes winning 20-12 and 2 other rinks only lost by 2 shots.

6th May 2013

The draws for this seasons club competitions were made today by Janet Moores & John Smith and details can be found in the Club Competitions section of this site. Following the draw the club held a fun bowl which saw 7 Trips and 1 rink play 3 games of 7 ends. Brian Abigail and Pauleen Hobson were joined by new Hazells member Freya Spokes and it was this Triple that won the afteroon event. Congratulations to the 3 of them and thanks to all those who came along to enjoy the sunshine and have a relaxing game of bowls.

5th May 2013

Today we welcomed Cheddington for a 6 Triples match which saw a convincing win for Hazells 135-90. Hazells had led this match almost from the start and the usual "Tea Curse" didn't decend upon us today. With a 57-49 lead at the break it was only rink 2 who were winning at the break that then went on to lose their match. Hazells had some high scoring rinks however it was Pam Spokes, Steve McNeill & Ian Brown who took the honour for highest winning rink with a 32-9 final score.

4th May 2013

Following Thursdays win at Stony Stratford confidence was high for our next match today against Broomwade and despite some rain showers in the morning the weather held out for us in the afternoon. Gerald Moores stood in as the Captain for the day and he was rewarded with a 122 to 94 win. Although the score would suggest that this was an easy win the game was much closer and we had just a bit more luck on the day. As we did on Thursday Hazells took a good early lead with Sue Smith, Kate Griffiths, Andrew MacKenzie and Eddie Chanell taking a 17-3 lead at the break, closely followed by Inger McNeill, Norman Bonham, Gerald Moores and Roger Crick leading 13 -0  at the break. The match ended with Hazells winning on 4 rinks, drawing on 1 and losing on 1 rink with Inger McNeill, Norman Bonham, Gerald Moores and Roger Crick taking the honours of Highest Winning Rink. Well done to all the bowlers for another afternoons enjoyable bowls and we now look forward to a week which sees the start of the mens Bucks Plate competition.

3rd May 2013

Today Gerald Moores played his first round match of the National Over 55's Singles Competition against Ray Rouse from Princes Risborough. Congratulations to Gerald who won 21-17.

2nd May 2013

Thursday saw the first Mid-Week match of the season and 6 rinks travlled to our friends at Stony Startford for what is usually a hard fought game and this seasons game was no different. Our hosts provided excellent facilities once again with all bowlers commenting on how well the green bowled. Hazells got off to a great start and were 67-43 ahead by half way and never looked back. The final result saw Hazells win 123 to 95 with our highest winning rink going to Dan Livett, Maureen Warwick, Nick Griffiths & Fred Baldwin.


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