14.6. Sue, Debbie, Ellen & Roxy played the first match of this year’s Monday Night League and secured a win against Hertford.
Zony, Dave B and Dave M travelled to Rosehill for EH trips and won 20-11. Carl beat Chris Sage of a Hertford 21-2 in EHBA singles in under an hour zzzzzzz, Scott, sober, beat Alan Napier 21-19 after being down 17-6. Jennie and Ross lost their National mixed pairs 17-13 over at Baldock.
The Club President game scheduled for July 10th has now been rebranded as a fun afternoon. All welcome- Please register in the usual way. All nominations made for President's day have been transferred over to the fun afternoon.
13.6. National seniors 4s result. Greg and Brian beat Ray Barwick and John Dowler of Cuffley 17-9 at home this morning.
National 2 fours tonight at Royston. An relatively easy win over our local rivals, the A and B team now meet in the next round. Thanks to the supporters.
in other news....I have to report this result as Zony had a terrific match. Zony and Dave M played the club handicap today with Zony having 6 on the board. He raced away to to lead 12-0 after 4 ends. Dave then had to dig in to bring it back to 15-15 after 14. Zony continued to get 1 bowl in to frustrate his opposition and after 20 ends Dave was ahead 20-19, picking up a 1 on the 21st end to win. A great effort by Zony. Squeaky bum moment for Dave.
12.6.21. County 2 wood singles. We had a number of players in this competition, Gary, Tony, Ross, Vic and Carl. Carl and Ross won all their games so will now meet in the semi final. Looks like another Leamington space up for grabs!
Tony Allcock mixed 4s. Bunty hosted Hertford Castle tonight. Both rinks won with an overall score of 29-18. Rinks consisted of Rose, Zony, Dinah and Vic and Jenny K, Roxy, Tony and Dave M.
Buntingford played Datchworth at home today in a weekend friendly. We were soundly beaten due to the fact that we lent Datchworth 4 players. Paul Jackson and Gwyn May played their first competitive matches for Buntingford and acquitted themselves admirably. Thanks also John Collins, Grace Gibbs, Brian Bushell and Richard Penton for agreeing to play for the opposition. Thank you to Rosemary for the tea and coffee and thank you to the Green Keepers, the rink bowled superbly. Our next friendly is next Sunday, 20th June at home against Rye Park, we need more players for this fixture.
11.6.21. County singles semi night at W&D. Vic travelled to W&D for his second semi final in 2 days, playing Glenn ‘squeaky’ Williams from Garson. It was a close game all the way through with Vic matching Glenn. Unfortunately the bowls went more Glenn’s way than Vics. Vic, after a great run in the competition, went down 21-16. Not bad though in one final and don’t want to be too greedy 🤪.
10.6.21. ATTENTION ATTENTION!!!!!!! County Pairs semi final night at Welwyn and District. Well what can I say! a fabulous evening of bowls. Vic and Carl played Matt Coppin and Stuart Brown of Royston, whilst Wakey and Plumey played A Charran and M Pope of Townsend. Vic and Carl got off to a flying start up 5-0 after 3 ends and 18-8 after 14. Both played well throughout the game and really out bowled their rivals coming out winners 20-8. Meanwhile on the adjacent rink, Wakey and Plumey weren’t having the same results going 4-1 down after 3 ends and down 11-6 after 8. Their opposition were bowling very well and they had to dig deep. Coming back strongly 18-13 up after 14 and looking like going on to win, but the opposition refused to give up picking up the pace again. Going into the last end it was 19-17 and some fantastic bowls played by both sides. But Mark and Wakey came out on top 19-18. It was a very tense, edge of the seat, finish. So we have 2 pairs in the final, I believe the first time ever for our club. They play each other on Sunday 1st August at Bishops Stortford and obviously both go onto the National finals at Leamington. A great night of bowls, well done to all 4, a fantastic achievement. A big thank you to those supporters who came along too. Come on the ‘Bunty Boys’.
Youngster alert! Matthew played his EHBA singles tonight against formidable opposition in Rick Helm from Bishops Stortford. After 34, yes 34 ends, Matthew was pipped at the post 21-20. What an amazing effort by our youngest (by far) male bowler. Well done Matthew, you should be very proud!
In the EHBL Sue Batchelor and Brian Bushnell beat Mr and Mrs Maskell of BS, 25-12.
9.6.21 Mens County triples night. Zonny, standing in at the last minute for Del, Dave B and Dave M hosted Carl, Wakey and Mark tonight. Up against it, Dave’s triple put up a good fight but were easily beaten by 22-5 and left the green early for a well earned ‘pig’. Greg’s 4 consisting of Dave C and Micky G were easily beaten on rink 4!. Awaiting Gary’s result.
8.6.21...County 4s night. Roger, Bryan, Dave and Vic travelled to Rosehill. On a green that bowled really well they came out on top 17-9 (I think). Ross, Wakey, Carl and Mark played a Whit Hern 4 and won 19-10. Pete, Del, Tony and Gary went down 12-11 at Cuffley. Greg’s 4 with Dave C , Micky G and Brian lost 15-11 .
7.6.21. Lovely summer evening, county, league matches mixed with coaching of new bowlers.
Bryan, Tony, Vic and Dave had their first round of the Senior Fours tonight, defending their title of 2019. After a reasonable start they struggled against a Berkhamsted four and went onto lose 16-15.
Debbie and Roxy played their county pairs at home to a top pair from Sele Farm. After a long close battle they were eventually beaten in the last few ends.
The Bears hosted Bishops Stortford with Carl standing in at the last minute. Unfortunately both rinks went down.
Jenny K played Carol C in the Boniwell this afternoon. A very long and close game in which Jenny came out on top.
6.6.21. Royston visited us today to play our B team in the national 2 fours. Bunty came out easy winners, 41-25. Well done to Terry, Mick, Greg and Dave B and Zony, Arnie, Mick M and Brian B.
5.6.21. Gary Warrender played in the Balcombe Trophy against Hunts. (Ross was reserve) this morning, playing 3 to Tom Muir and winning 27-12, playing against an England super star in Nicky Brett (do you remember that draw shot in the world final that went viral last year ....that was Nicky Brett). The other rink was closer and Herts won overall. Well done to Gary.
8 Buntingford lady bowlers played Royston BC in a ladies only match this afternoon. Unfortunately, one of our skips had to pull out at the last moment and then Jess Elly arrived with Royston. Congratulations to Matilda who was playing her first ladies match. Royston came out on top. Anyway it was a lovely afternoon after the deluge that was Friday.
4.6.21. Top 10 tonight, in the rain, playing at home against Tring. Singles...Mark did not have the best of starts going down 15-6. After a ‘short break’ and a ‘talking to himself’ in the changing room, Mark came out a new man and didn’t drop another shot, winning 21-15. As we say, never give up! The pairs with Ross and Gary won 22-9 (I think I heard Gary laughing at 1 point!) and the triples, Peter, Scott and Carl also won 24-8. The fours, Bryan, Tony, Vic and Dave only lost 1 end, dropping a 4 on the third end, but won easily 39-4, apparently a club record! Onto the next round.
Breaking news....Dinah is through to the quarter finals of the Ladies Champion of Champions. I gave Dinah my congratulations then she told me she had a bye then a walk over to reach the next round 🤪. Dinah now plays either Rachel Tremmlet of Royston and England or Natalie Chalcroft of Sawbo. Let’s hope she gets to play a game!
late news in..in the Championship Brian B lost to Tony 21-18. Boniwell.... Greg beat Ray 21-10, Tony beat Jane 21-6, Zony beat G Kirsten 21-9 and in the Gibbs~Moules Mick M beat Keith.
3.5.21. What a night at Baldock! County Pairs quarter finals night. Wakey and Mark had an easy win over a Baldock pair on a tricky rink. Vic and Carl had a much closer match with lots of ends being won by a shot, but they also came out on top on the last end against another Baldock pair. So 2 pairs in the semis. Mark and Wakey will play A Sharron and M Pope of Townsend, while Vic and Carl will play M Coppin and S Brown of Royston. Games will be played at Welwyn and District next Thursday 10th June. Massive congrats to both pairs. Thanks to all those who came to support.
2.5.21. And on a more positive note, a massive congratulations to Vic who beat Steve Kilford 21-20 in the quarter final of the county singles in what sounded like a close game all the way through. Vic now goes on to play G Williams from Garston in the semi at Welwyn and District on the 11th. Supporters are very welcome. Good luck Vic!
Youngsters at Bunty.....With a combined age of 22, our 2 youngest members played their first competitive match as a team today, against an experienced pair from Rye Park. After picking up a 4 on the 2nd end to go 4-2 up it was the perfect start for the youngsters, then on the 3rd end they were holding all 8 when the opposition skip drew the shot. After 14 ends the score was 14-11 to Rye Park then another turning point, with Buntingford holding 7 their skip drew second bowl. Unfortunately the young pair faded after this, and the opposition used their experience by varying the Jack lengths to run out eventual 21-13 winners. Both Matthew and Matilda enjoyed the experience and were already planning their competition entries for next season on the car journey home. Fantastic experience for the pair, well done to both.
oh and there is other news.....The Bears won their first game of the season 6-0, against Datchworth. Len, Brian and Ross won 20-9 and Mick M, Mike H and Dave M won 20-13. Come on you Bearssssss!
2.6.21. With immediate effect, payment for tea / coffee and raffle money will revert to being paid by cash (as per before the commencement of the Covid restrictions). However, payment for drinks from the bar is still preferred by card wherever possible.
1.6.21. County triples night. Del, Dave B and Dave M played a Hertford triple at home and after being ahead most of the game were down by 3 shots on the last end. Dave M, in what can only be described as his shot of the season so far, picked up a 1 with his last bowl to force the extra end. They then went onto to win by a shot, 17-16, Ross, Tony and Gary had a close tussle winning 21-18 against Peter, Bryan and Vic. Scott, Carl and Mark beat a Sawbo trip quite easily 22-7. Mick Marks played the EH singles but unfortunately lost to Simon from Ware. Good luck to Vic at Potters Bar tomorrow, in the quarters of the county singles.
Boniwell results. John C beat Ray B 21-20 and Keith S beat Dave B 21-19.
31.5.21. County pairs last 16 results... Mark and Wakey had a relatively easy win over Pete and Bryan 24-6 over 14 ends and Vic and Carl had an easy win over a S Tanner and partner from Tring, 27-9. They both go on to the quarter finals at Baldock on Thursday 3rd, why not come along and support.
Some other results. Boniwell: Grace beat Roseanne 21-11, John H lost to Terry 21-2, Arnie beat Nigel 21-2 and Dave M beat Mike H 21-14, the score did not reflect a close game. In the Gibbs Moule, Tom beat Matthew 2 sets to 1. It was settled by the Toms very last bowl of the game on the final deciding end. A very close game.
30.5.21. Please welcome the following new members to the club, who have signed up after the recent coaching sessions. Janis Jeffery, Gwyn May, Paul Jackson and Cindy and Stephen Graves. You are all welcome and we hope you enjoy both your new bowling ‘career’, the facilities and meeting members at our club. Enjoy!
29.5.21. Today’s Fun Afternoon was triples played in a gala format. The sun shone, it didn’t rain and good fun was had by all. Mick Marks won the Spider and Brian Bushell managed to win his own donation in the raffle. The winning triple consisted of John Collins, Zony and skipped by Roseanne Bantick. Over three games they scored an impressive 33 points. Well done!
28.5.21. Some results. Tony and Gary won their Senior pairs 20-18 after being up 19-5, what is going on! Ross beat Bob Hayter of Rye Park 21-20 after being 19-13 down. Vic beat Trevor Macenzie 21-16 in the EHBA singles after being down 8-0. Brian Bushell Dave Baxter & Mike Hatley won their EHBL triples 21 - 10 against a Rosehill triple and their EHBA triples 20-17 against a Northaw and Cuffley trip. I enjoyed a night down the pub....hic!
27.5.21. County pairs results. In a game of 2 halves, Pete and Bryan took an early lead 11-2 but Tony and Dave fought back to lead 12-11. Pete and Bryan were the eventual winners 17-14. This evening, Vic and Carl beat Ross and Gary 17-11 and Del (subbing for Scott) and Mark won 15-9 against a Rye Park pair. Bryan and Mark now meet in the next round on Monday at 6p.m. Well done guys.
In other news, Tony then went over to Welwyn and District to play his bowls league singles beating Ian Kilford 21-5. The Bulls also played this evening losing to Standon 43-40, over both rinks and 4 points to 2.
26.5.21. Bowls League pairs. Mark and Vic has a relatively easy win over Del and Bryan 29-10. At least they didn’t get to 30! The game was played with good humour and just a bit of banter from the spectators towards the end!
25.5.21. County singles results are in. Vic won at home 21-2 and goes on to play away to S Kilford or J Avery away. Unfortunately, Mark lost 21 -19 to Gerry Rumbold from Garston in a close game where there was some excellent bowling from both. Carol and Del had a great win in the National pairs beating D Pearce and D Jefferies of Riverain, 20-8.
24.5.21. Today’s results. County Unbadged singles, Greg beat a young and upcoming Dan McKenzie 21-18 and Bryan won at Hertford playing Mike Irvine 21-20, in what sounds like over a 2 hour marathon. Vic was watching and froze his ...... off. Well done guys. Unfortunately, Mick Marks lost, Matthew played Mike Rowe, fell behind early and unfortunately could not recover, losing 21-10. Vic lost to S Kilford 21-15, but will hopefully get his revenge in the county singles. In other news, Zonni, Dave B and Dave M beat a Sawbo trip 20-10 in EH trips on a patchy green which bowled lovely. The Bears game was cancelled due to a flooded Rosehill green.
24.5.21. The club has signed up to the Bowls Big Weekend initiative arranged by Bowl England. The Club will be open for this event on Sunday 30th May from 10am to 1pm. Are any members available to come to the open morning to help with a bit of fun and games. If so, please let Dave 07917 084881 or Roger 07837 894719 know if you can.
23.5.21. Despite near Arctic conditions, Buntingford had a convincing win over Bengeo at home today, winning 63-33
21.5.21. BL singles at BSP, Dave won 21-7 against Gary Smith. EH trips. Matthew, Ross and Tony won at home (thanks for the nice comments about the green).
20.5.21. Dave beat Martin Nash 21-19 in the National senior singles after being stuck on 20 for what seemed like an eternity. In the County singles a mixed bag, Mark beat the young and up coming Dan Mackenzie of Bishops Stortford 21-12, Vic won at Rosedale beating Colin Dyer 21-5 and unfortunately Ross lost at home to Kevin Tyrell of Bishops Stortford 21-18. Next round of county singles is Tuesday 25th May. Mark and Vic are at home.
In other news, the Vets got stuffed again (not my words) and Bryan and Roxy won their BL mixed pairs quite easily.
19.5.21. County pairs results. Dave and Tony travelled to Hertford and won 17-16 on a very heavy and partially uncut green. Ross and Gary won at Cuffley 18-8. Bryan and Peter won at home 17-9, Mark and Wakey won 19-13 over at Bishops Stortford and Vic and Carl won at Hoddesdon Rye 17-11. A clean Bunty sweep. All at home next week on the 27th.
18.5.21. Unbadged results received. Brian Bushnell lost to A Costin and Mick Marks won his game 21-7. Bryan, Greg and Matthew also won. Next round 24th. Matthew and Greg are at home.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE. I wouldn’t normally send Facebook messages out but it’s too important not to. The below message was posted on Buntingford mums site today. This van has been seen by numerous people possibly as far as Enfield too. The Police are aware. Apparently the Reg may start with the letter K.
‘While walking My daughter to Layston Nursery around 12.45, I was slowly followed by a large white van by a man and woman whilst walking down Wyydial Road. Driver was leaning over to see My Daughter. He zoomed past and waited at the end of the road, then followed Me up to Paddock road. The whole time going very slowly, behind me/ beside me. I felt super scared with reading over social media recently of white vans trying to take children in-front of parents. I informed the school and the police. I truly hope it was innocent but I really don’t think it was. So please be aware and careful when walking with your little ones.’
17.5.21. Ransom cup result v Rosedale. Shall we just say ‘we lost’.
16.5.21. We hosted our first home weekend friendly today against WhitHern.
A big thank you to the Green Keepers, our rink looked superb.
Another thank you to the Committee who have worked so hard applying COVID-19 guidance to keep everyone safe. Debbie.
16.5.21. Well done to Ross who beat J Claydon 21-17 in the Champion of Champions this afternoon.
15.5.21. If you want any results of matches entered here, please contact Dave Murphy who will update site.
15.5.21. If you are interested in why and what we are doing as part of our green maintenance plan, this video explains it very well. Please watch till the end it explains why we are leaving the height of the grass as it is. In previous seasons we cut on fixed days. We now are trying to look ahead as to what games are coming up and adjust our cutting days accordingly, to ensure all bowlers get the best out of the green. Hence it was cut today for the friendly tomorrow. Any questions or queries please give Bryan or Dave a shout. https://youtu.be/FEpC7lleND8
14.5.21. National senior single result. Dave M beat Gary W and goes on to meet M Nash from Whit Hern in the next round.
13.5.21. County pairs, second round results. Tony and Dave won 17-9 and got very wet! Ross and Gary won 13-11, Scott and Mark won 28-2, Vic and Carl won 22-8, and Bryan and Peter won 21-15, a full house, well done guys. 3rd round on Wednesday 19th May where Marks pair is at home and Dave, Gary, Bryan and Vic’s pairs are away.
11.5.21. A friendly ask please.......if there are worm casts on the rink you are about to play on, can you please swish your rink, to reduce chances of ‘mud patches’ building up. Thanks in advance. D&B
11.5.21. The ‘vets’ beat Royston vets today 87-41.
11.5.21. County single results. Mark beat Carl 21-14, Ross beat S Kenway of Whit Hern 21-12, Vic beat Rick Helm of BS 21-16. Gary lost to K Tyrell of BS and Dave lost to C Dyer of Rosedale 21-19. Next round 20th May where Ross will be at home and Mark and Vic away. Wakey won his champ of champ game.
9.5.21. County pairs results Friday. Debbie and Roxy lost 10-22 to a Hertford pair. Peter and Bryan beat R Helm and Yarbs 19-9. Vic and Carl beat a cricket jumper wearing pair 23-8 and Wakey won most pints downed in an evening! Next round Thursday where more old boys get involved 😂😂
5.5.21. Work continues on the green. We verti-cut (removal of dead material, moss and thatch) and cut on Monday, thankfully before it rained. Lots of rubbish taken out which should quicken up the green but the rain may very well slow it down again, hey ho! We will be verti cutting every 2 weeks.
Could we ask that you use all the rinks. Everyone appears to be using rinks 1 and 2, which I know are nice and close to the club house but by everyone playing these rinks will cause a lot more wear quickly. If you see a rink number in the ditch, please do not play on that rink, we are ‘resting it’. B and D.
Our annual Spoon Drive, the first match of the new season, took place today. 24 bowlers played on our magnificent rink and the weather was kind to us. Brian Bushell won the Spider and Jan Ward was the overall winner of competition, receiving a limited edition BBC Spoon.
Thank you to all those who prepared the rink and played. It was nice to catch up with friends at last!
24.4.21. Your green is all ready to play on. It was cut to 6mm Friday and will now be cut every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It may feel a little heavy as we had to give it a good water over 3 nights to ensure the spring feed was well watered in. No water has been put on it since early Thursday morning.
We will endeavour to give you as good a green as possible over the coming season and if you have any comments whether positive or negative, please speak to Bryan or myself regarding your concerns. We are both learning fast and will be happy to discuss our plans and reasoning for our green maintenance strategy (which seems to change weekly due to this very dry period).
Have a great season and we hope you enjoy the green.
D and B
All club friendly matches are now to be played in Greys and Club Shirts unless otherwise stated on the fixtures page.
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