Townsend and Batchwood advance in district and county tournaments

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

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

There was a busy week of competition in the cups for both Townsend and Batchwood bowls clubs.

Batchwood's Jackie Bell and Judi Simons reached the semi-final of the District Aussie Pairs with two victories.

They first won away to Kings Langley in straight sets before a 2-1 win against Hatfield in the next round.

The pair also joined up with Tricia Gascoine and Lesley Tutt to win 26-14 against Welwyn Garden City in the County Fours.

Townsend's Peter Thomson and Alan Charran meanwhile are through to the last four of the District Pairs after a 19-16 win against St Albans where they will meet North Mymms.

The pair were also on separate teams in the quarter-finals of the District Fours.

Thomson, together with Ian Forster, Bob Lawrie and Roger Potter, beat Shire Park 29-7, the hosts conceding after 15 ends.

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Charron meanwhile got together with Mike Doherty, Clyde Martindill and Mike Cowell to see off Harpenden 19-11.

They were kept apart in the semi-final with two teams from Potters Bar the opposition.

Townsend also booked their place in the county divisional finals after a strong series of results.