Bowls round-up: Batchwood and Townsend enjoy county successes

A view of Bowls at Broadway Bowling Club, Worcester. Picture: DAVID DAVIES/PA

Townsend and Batchwood bowls clubs had numerous games in different competitions. - Credit: DAVID DAVIES/PA

Batchwood enjoyed a decent week as matches came thick and fast.

Jim Gibb, Mark Trembling, Len Pearce and Charlie Bowie were the top rink as the men won 36-31 in a County League match.

In the County Unbadged Singles Brian Parkes beat Martin Duke of Redbourn 21-8 and he also enjoyed a 21-19 victory over Tony Redford of Harpenden.

Lesley Tutt played Anne O'Hare of Welwyn Garden City in a National Senior Singles match and won 21-5 before joining forces with Jackie Bell to beat Hertford Castle's Pauline Scholey and Wendy Butt 20-10 in the County Pairs quarter-finals.

The ladies hosted Potters Bar over two rinks, winning overall 35-29.

Townsend too were involved in county competitions.

Jane Dixon won 21-12 in the last 16 of the County Singles, winning convincingly against very experienced opposition from Bushey, while in the County League, Hatfield secured victory despite each club taking one rink each.

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The winning Townsend rink comprised Mike Doherty, Bob Padget, Peter Thomson and Alan Charran.

It was almost a similar outcome with the ladies' game against Hatfield although this time Townsend edged it 30-27 thanks to the trio of Bernadette Martindill, Sandra White and Dixon.

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