WINDSOR Great Park Bowls Club have had a cracking winning week.

Pam Simms and Angela Willett won their county pairs second round match 24-17 against Nora Holder and Marion Pope in the pouring rain at Wargrave on Wednesday.

The pair went to Wokingham on Friday and gained a 17-14 third round win against Jill Thorne and Sylvia Pearce.

Simms and Willett will play against Caversham in the last-16 on Monday.

The county pairs team of Neil Jones and Alan Jones had a good 23-15 win in the preliminary round against Phil Sherman and Mike Stickland at Great Hollands. The duo went on to play at Bracknell yesterday (Thursday).

The KLV League team had a fourth successive win in a row beating Desborough C away 58-36 on all three rinks to take the full 10 points.

The men played a friendly triples game away at Great Hollands and won 78-75. The top rink included Bob Ridley, Ian Martin and skip Paul Short.

Windsor Great Park’s social highlight of the week was the annual Bank Holiday Tour.

The tourers visited Bedfordshire where they played Flitwick, Maulden, Wooburn Sands and Amphill. There were some very close games but unfortunately the club returned with only one win in the three matches.

The top bowlers for the trip was Ron Ford, while the Waistcoat and Wooden Spoon was shared for the first time by Monty Goodhall and Alan Jones.

The club visited Wrest Park, and English Heritage House and Garden, where they found an aptly named Bowling Green House. It was backed by the river and originally had a bowling green at the front built for Henry Duke of Kent in 1735.