A member of Batchwood Hall Bowls Club will be appointed ladies' president of Hertfordshire Bowls in 2024.

Lesley Tutt has taken up the post of ladies' vice president with immediate effect before moving into the big chair next year.

And on the green, she is continuing to enjoy plenty of success too.

She beat Betty Stewart of Herts BC in the area semi-final of the national senior singles and will now play Lesley Moylette from Sawbridgeworth in the final.

The winner will qualify for the national finals at the Commonwealth Games venue at Royal Leamington Spa.

Tutt also skipped Yvonne McAuliffe, Jackie Bell and Liz Schlatter to victory in the County League, beating Harpenden's second team 28-7 to maintain their perfect record.

Club-mates Brian Parkes and John Bell will face each other in the semi-final of the St Albans & District Officers Singles, Parkes looking to repeat his visit to last year's final.

Batchwood's men were also successful against Sele Farm in the county top 10 competition, winning on the triples and the fours and drawing the pairs.

They will now play Harpenden in the round of 16 after a win over Harperbury.

Nick Muir got the team off to a good start with a 21-12 win in the singles while Simon Burgess and Neil Sharp won 29-6 in the pairs.

The fours sealed their passage with a convincing 34-12 success meaning the triples was called early with Harpenden trailing 13-11 and four ends to play.

A number of Harpenden players are also closing in on the national finals at Leamington.

Jennie Redford and Denise Moores overcame the challenge of Carol Brown and Marcia Dunstone from Berkhamsted in the Women's Senior Pairs, winning 18-6 to reach the area final.

Steve Maynard is now in the Hertfordshire final for the national over 55 singles too.

He beat Tony Barr of Herts BC 21-12 in the semi.

Townsend Bowls Club also took part in the Hertfordshire team 10 competition, the first time the club had featured in more than a decade.

Playing away at Stevenage, Peter Thomson won the singles while Les Perkins, Bob Lawrie and Alan Charran won 19-13 in the triples.

The fours of Ian Forster, Roger Potter, Gordon Williamson and Peter Armstrong sealed the overall victory in emphatic style, winning 20-7.

Townsend also played Harperbury twice.

They secured maximum points at home in the County League with wins on both rinks and 41-14 overall.

Lawrie, Mike Cowell, Thomson and Charran dominated their match, winning 29-6 but it was closer on the other rink as Robbie Ransted, Perkins, Andy Scarborough and Armstrong finished strong to win 12-8.

The second match was at Harperbury in an annual clash that commemorates the Townsend and district president Stuart Mather.

Five triples competed in a close and hard-fought first leg tussle, with Townsend carrying a narrow nine-shot lead forward to the decider in a month's time.

The top rink comprised Jane Dixon, Scarborough and Lawrie and won 21-12.