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 HOME COUNTIES LEAGUE MATCH  V BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Sunday 11 June 

BERKSHIRE ENTERTAINED BUCKS. LAST YEARS CHAMPIONS  IN THE J.H.C.L. MATCH AT THATCHAM AND THE SPECTATORS WITNESSED A MARVELLOUS GAME OF BOWLS WITH BOTH SIDES AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME. 

BERKSHIRE SETTLED INTO THE GAME AND PACE OF AN EXCELLENT THATCHAM  GREEN AND AT 5 ENDS LED 16 SHOTS TO 11 SHOTS 

BUCKS DID RALLY AND AT 10 ENDS HAD CUT THE LEAD TO 3 SHOTS 31 TO 28. THE  BERKSHIRE LEAD WAS INCREASED TO 11 SHOTS AT 15 ENDS 47 SHOTS TO 36 EVENTUALLY WINNING 70 SHOTS TO 51 AND 10 VALUABLE LEAGUE POINTS 

THE RINK OF LOUIS BEHANNAH, DEBUTANTE THOMAS PIKE ,A 12 YEAR OLD BOWLER FROM SHRIVENHAM B.C. MATTHEW IREMONGER AND KYLE MALLANDAIN BUILD UP A 7 SHOTS TO 2 LEAD IN THE FIRST 5 ENDS AND WERE NEVER HEADED IN WHAT PROVED TO BE A VERY TIGHT MATCH. EVENTUALLY WINNING THEIR RINK 21 SHOTS TO 15.

 THE YOUNG FRONT END HAD AN EXCELLENT GAME AND WERE SUPPORTED BY SOME BRILLIANT BOWLING FROM MATTHEW AND KYLE.  2 POINTS FOR THE RINK WERE GAINED 

THE RINK OF BEN MALLANDAIN , JAMIE FLOOD  ETHAN STACEY AND SKIP RYAN COOPER PROVED TO BE TOO STRONG FOR THEIR OPPONENTS ON THE DAY  AND DESPITE BEING 3 SHOTS TO 4 DOWN AT 5 ENDS TOOK A  2 ,1 AND 6 OVER THE NEXT  ENDS TO LEAD 12 SHOTS TO 9  AFTER 10 ENDS.

SOME WONDERFUL  FRONT END DRAW BOWLING  AND CONTROLLED SHOT SELECTION FROM ETHAN AND RYAN SAW A FURTHER 15 SHOTS ADDED TO THE SCORE WITH 5 SHOTS IN REPLY . THE RINK WON 27 SHOTS TO 15 AND  GAINED 2 VALUABLE POINTS. 

THE RINK OF PAUL HUTCHINSON, THOMAS STRONGMAN, TOM MOORE AND ELLIOTT WINSKILL WERE IN A BATTLE ROYAL FROM A VERY SKILFUL AND VOCIFEROUS  BUCKS RINK AND THE PENDULUM SWUNG BOTH WAYS IN WHAT PROVED TO BE A VERY ABSORBING MATCH. WE LED 6 SHOTS TO 5 AT 5 ENDS BUT WERE 12 SHOTS TO 9 DOWN AT 10 ENDS. THE SCORE AT 15 ENDS WAS 15 SHOTS EACH , BUT A  4 AND 1 BY THE BUCKS RINK HAD OPENED UP A 5 SHOT LEAD AT  17 ENDS. NOT TO BE OUT DONE OVER THE LAST 4 ENDS THE RINK SCORED 7 SHOTS TO CLINCH THE RINK WIN AND ANOTHER 2 POINTS 22 SHOTS TO 20. 

OUR NEXT J.H.C.L. LEAGUE MATCH IS AGAINST KENT AT THATCHAM ON SUNDAY 25TH JUNE AND A GOOD RESULT AGAINST A VERY STRONG TEAM WILL SEE BERKSHIRE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE LEAGUE TITLE AGAIN. 

WE PLAY THE AREA FINALS OF THE WHITE ROSE TROPHY AT SUTTON B.C. (SURREY) ON SUNDAY OUR OPPONENTS IN THE MORNING ARE KENT. ANY SUPPORT FOR THE TEAM IS WELCOME

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The team to represent BERKSHIRE in the White Rose Regional Finals on Sunday 18th June 2017 versus KENT  has been announced

             Ben Mallandain
            Elliott Winskill
            David Hancock
            Lloyd Sabatini

         Scott Winskill
        Tom Moore
              Kyle Mallandain
        B. J. Byles

Reserves
       Ryan Cooper
                 Matthew Iremonger
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White Rose Trophy Report – Sunday 21st May

Berkshire started the Junior programme with a match at Thatcham BC against Surrey in the White Rose (Double Rink ) Trophy.  Throughout the contest, both teams demonstrated a high level of skill and commitment which bauds well for both Counties in the years to come.

In the match itself, Berkshire got off to a slow start with both rinks dropping 2 shots on the first end.  The next few ends were fairly even and by 5 ends Surrey had established a 6 shot lead, the score being 10 shots to 4 in favour of the visiting County.  .This lead was maintained by Surrey who at 10 ends held an advantage of 5 shots and led 18 shots to 13.

The rink of Scott Winskill, Tom Moore, Kyle Mallandain, and B.J.Byles suffered some horrendous luck and combined with the good fortune of the Surrey skip found themselves 13 shots to 5 down at 12 ends.  However, they stuck to their task and by 17 ends had reduced the deficit to 1 shot, trailing 13 shots to 14.  Eventually they lost the rink 15 shots to 17, although they did shake hands after 20 ends. 

The other rink of Ben Mallandain, Elliott Winskill, David Hancock and Lloyd Sabatini fared better and were level at 8 shots each after 10 ends.  On the 11th end they picked up a 6 which gave them a 6 shot lead at this point, but with an overall deficit for Berkshire of 1 shot. 

The match was all square at 15 ends, 24 shots apiece and from then on Lloyd’s rink pushed on and registered 12 shots to 2 over the last 6 ends to run out 28 shots to 14 winners, giving Berkshire a 43 shots to 31 victory and a place in the Area Finals at Sutton B.C (Surrey) on Sunday 18th June. 

The team can take a lot of confidence from this result and hopefully with the experience and ability within the side can go much further in the competition.