Batchwood Bowls Club
BATCHWOOD’S men met a strong North Mymms side in the District League match last Wednesday. North Mymms won comfortably on three of the four rinks but on the final rink Batchwood scored four shots on the last end to draw level at 16-16 to earn 7.5 league points.
Batchwood played local rivals St Albans in a District League match which ended in a narrow win in shots for Batchwood by 73 to St Albans’ 71 giving Batchwood 35 points. Top Rink was Dave Norrell, Denis Paul, Harry Pitchley and John Harvey (28-10).
Batchwood ladies played North Mymms in the District League and won on both rinks, 59-29 on points. The top rink for Batchwood was Janet Macgregor, Teresa Wood, Barbara Palmer and Liz Schlatter (27-16).
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In the District Triples League, Batchwood ladies won on one rink and lost on the other but won overall 35-26 at Harpenden. Top rink for Batchwood was Josie Riches, Teresa Wood and Barbara Palmer who won 23-8.
Liz Schlatter defeated Linda Newby from Harpenden in the County Singles third round. It was an even match and after 13 ends Linda was leading 10-8. Liz then surged ahead to overtake and win in style 21-10.
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Batchwood Hall Bowls Club played Hemel Hempstead and won two of the five rinks but lost overall. Top rink Janet McGregor, Darren Gilbert, Roy Flack and Ray Singh.
St Albans Bowls Club
ST ALBANS’ midweek men played Northaw & Cuffley away winning handsomely 71-56. The top rink was Bob Pomeroy, Bert Sumner and Tony Morris (21-13).
In the midweek mixed match against Radlett, St Albans had another good win (88-64), winning on three of the four rinks. Top rink was Sylvia Cooper, Max Schroeder, Joan Courtney and Keith Titmus (31-18).
Batchwood Nomads lost out to St Albans in an exciting four rink District League match by three rinks to one. With 80 points at stake St Albans scored 45 points to Batchwood’s 35. Top rink for St Albans was Charles Curran, Gordon Butcher, Oliver Wall and Keith Titmus (20-13).
Sunday saw St Albans lose out to Townsend in a District Club League match 65-15. St Albans did have one winning rink – Bob Pomeroy, Johnnie Cooper, Andy Kay and Dave Kiff (22-15).
In Round Three of the County Pairs, Marjorie Knight and Eileen Cox beat Debbie Turner and Jenny Redford of Harpenden 22-19 while Pauline Gardiner and Jill Morris lost to Sheena Eason and Kath Monk of Hatfield 10-29.
St Albans ladies had another good win in the St Albans & District Ladies BA Triples League.
The home team of Pauline Gardiner, Tricia Gascoine and Joyce Wilson beat Janet Metcalfe’s team from Townsend 26-11. The away team of Diana Tribe, Sybil Steers and Jill Morris beat Jayne Dixon’s team 17-10. St Albans won 6-0 on points.
In the St Albans & District Triples League the home team of Alan Turner, Tony Morris and Ted Salvidge won 11-10 beating Harperbury’s team skipped by Malcolm West. The away team of Jim Gibb, Johnnie Cooper and John Bartlett lost to Les Roberts 22-9.
In the first round of the St Albans & District Stockman-Winser Competition the St Albans team of Pauline Gardiner, Joyce Wilson, Ken Budd and Steve Wilson had a good win over De Havilland’s team skipped by Peter Daley 23-12.
In the St Albans & District BA Triples competition Robin Farrer, John Bartlett and Tony Rylands lost to Danny Macro’s team from Townsend 21-14.
In the St Albans & District Ladies Pairs Competition Marjorie Knight and Diana Tribe beat Rita Wilsmore and May Gunn of Shire Park 23-15.
Sylvia Cooper and Sybil Steers beat Dena Roberts and Jan Holland of Harpenden 26-18.
Tricia Gascoine and Joan Courtney lost to Debbie Turner and Beryl Birch of Harpenden 17-13, while Phyllis Nicholls and Jill Morris lost to Pat Pike and Jackie Bell of Hatfield 29-14.
Harpenden Bowls Club
IN the County Pairs third round Linda Newby and Linda Brooks won against Rita Wolsencroft and Joan Hair (Shire Park) 30-8 after they conceded on the 18th end.
In the third round of the County Singles, Lucy Ratcliffe beat Becky Maynard (Welwyn Garden City) 21-17. Linda Brooks beat Barbara Albrecht (Hatfield) 23-17 over 26 ends while Dena Roberts won against Marilyn Hedger (Hatfield) 21-13.
In the fourth round of the County Singles, Beryl Driscoll beat Sylvia Ayres (Herts) 21-17. Lucy Ratcliffe forged through to the next round with a decisive win over Marje Emery (Roebuck) with a score of 21 shots to nine while Dena Roberts won 21-18 against Michelle Cavaye (Abbots Langley).
Linda Brooks lost her singles game away at Sele Farm to Sue Duck 21-17. They had a good game and were 17-17 at 17 ends.
In the County Unbadged Singles Jan Holland beat Pearl Croft (De Havilland) 21-3 to go through to the fourth round. Janet Hubball also got through in the same round, beating another De Havilland player, Sandra Smale, 21-15.
In the third round of the National Mixed Pairs Linda Newby and Tony Redford are through to the area quarter final after a 19-18 win over June Ford and Ray Barwick of Northaw & Cuffley BC.
Harpenden played an away Mixed Triples match at Kings Langley where they won on all six rinks 134 shots to 83. It was a most enjoyable match and the winning rink for Harpenden was Vicki Rodger, Tony Marriott and John Favell.
Harpenden progressed through to the third round of the London & Southern Counties Shield competition with a resounding 11-shot win over Chesterton BC (Cambridge). The two rinks playing away, both won and Nick Muir’s rink won by 17 shots to secure the victory. The two rinks playing at home won on one rink and lost on the other.
Top rink was Nick Muir, Woodie Donoghue, Peter Hubball and Rob Peppiatt. Two new players, Tony Oliver and Peppiatt both played well in their first competitive match.
Townsend Bowls Club
TOWNSEND played their latest London & Southern Counties Shield tie against Chesham. Despite the fact the match ended 2-2 in rinks, Chesham won by virtue of a higher shot score overall.
The winning rinks for Townsend were those of John Godman, with Alan Charran, Jeff Harber and Jason Hall and the overall top rink was skipped by Chris Turrell, with Dave Houghton, David Day and Peter Thomson.
This success is particularly marked as Chris has only recently moved to the area from Sussex and this was his first taste of skipping in the Shield for Townsend.
In midweek, Townsend were the guests of Welwyn & District. A close match eventually depended on the result of the final rink, where a spirited comeback from 22-10 down had resulted in a score of 20-19 with one end to go. Alas it was not to be and Welwyn eventually won the rink by 22-19.
That meant the match was halved 2-2 in rinks but Welwyn won on shots. Top rink for the visitors was skipped by Gordon Williamson, and comprised Alan Tucker, Laurie Rackham and Peter Thomson.