Bowls club raises £200 for Epilepsy Research UK

Club captain Steve Wilson and his wife Joyce celebrated 25 years at The St Albans Bowling Club by hosting a fun day.

The day also raised money for Epilepsy Research UK, a charity close to the couple’s heart after their son Adrian underwent successful brain surgery four years ago.

Six other clubs participated in the event – Radlett, Townsend, Batchwood, Harpenden Outdoor, Harpenden Indoor and Woodside Indoor. The result was a win for the hosts by 58 shots to 54. The top rink was Mike and Monnie Jefferies, Jill Morris and Alan Turner.

Thanks to the generosity of the players the sum of £200 was raised for the chosen charity.

The midweek men beat Hatfield 78-71 with the top rink going to Mike Jefferies, Phil Macarthur, Tony Morris and Ken Budd (25-14).

St Albans played Harperbury in the County League and lost overall by 37 shots to 31. St Albans’ winning rink was Jim Cockburn, Phil Macarthur, Neville Simons and John Bartlett. The ladies also played Harperbury and lost 18-14.

St Albans beat Hatfield 103-98 with the top rink comprising Sue Fogarty, debutant Andy Thomas, Andy Kay and Ken Budd (30-12).

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In the Stockman-Winser District mixed fours competition Maralyn and Bob Pomeroy and Joyce and Steve Wilson played Tony Young, Gary Eagles, Pat Gillings and Grace Salmon of Hemel Hempstead.

On the last end, needing four shots to get a draw and force an extra end, the Steve Wilson fired the jack into the ditch as St Albans had the back woods. On the measure, it only gained three shots, handing the game to Hemel 18-17.

The Wilsons joined Sylvia and John Cooper at Batchwood and entered the President’s Charity Shield in aid of Grove House and Help the Heroes. St Albans came though victorious winning their rink by 14 shots.

Pauline Gardiner and Tricia Gascoine beat club-mates Maggie Kendrick and Barbara Davis in round one of the district pairs.