Bowls clubs have been enjoying plenty of successes as the competitive season heads to a close.

In the County league, both Batchwood's men's and ladies' teams will be playing in the divisional finals at Harpenden on Sunday.

In the St Albans & District leagues, the men have won the club rinks league, gaining enough points from their last game by winning one rink and drawing the other against Townsend.

The ladies have won their division of the District Triples League so they will play in the finals at North Mymms on September 10.

On the same day, eight ladies will be at the double rink final against Potters Bar.

They reached that stage after both rinks against Welwyn Garden City won by a large margin.

After triumphant achievements in numerous earlier rounds, Harpenden have won through to another final.

The successful players this time were Jennie Redford and Nick Muir in the London & Southern Counties Mixed Pairs, winning through against Poplar. 

The final is on Saturday at Southey in Wimbledon Chase.

Townsend confirmed their runner-up position in the St Albans & District League with a 60-20 win against Potters Bar.

First to finish was the rink of Ian Forster, Roger Potter, Andy Scarborough and Peter Thomson, who after a slow start, pulled ahead to win 13-7.

It was a similar story for Robbie Ransted, Derek Connelly, Mike Cowell and Alan Charran as they cliched a 20-11 success and although the final rink went the way of the Bar, a Townsend win was never in doubt.

In the quarter finals of the St Albans and District Pairs, the local duo, of Peter

Thomson and Charran advanced to the district pairs semi-final with a 24-4 victory at home to Welwyn & District.

The semi-final of the district mixed fours saw the duo joined by Rena Williamson and Jane Dixon, with the team beating opposition from Batchwood 21-16 to make it to the final.

St Albans Bowling Club won matches on three consecutive days.

The Friday Triples League match against Hemel Hempstead was won home and away for a 36-31 win.

The home leg was won by 20 shots to 17, and the away leg by 16 shots to 14

Two home matches were played at the weekend.

Saturday's mixed triples against Townsend ended in a 66-64 success, despite Townsend winning three of the five rinks.

Instrumental in this was St Albans' top rink of Kevin Yiu, Andy Kay and Brenda Pitkin, whose winning score of 26-6 made the difference.

Sunday's fixture against Luton West End, another mixed triples, was also won, this time on three of the four rinks.

The home side's top rink was Paul Miles, Sally Griffiths and Andy Kay.