Harpenden Bowling club battle to National Short Mat Final

Pictured from left to right at the finals: Gordon Burrow, Elizabeth Bradley, Diana Davies and Tony S

Pictured from left to right at the finals: Gordon Burrow, Elizabeth Bradley, Diana Davies and Tony Smith - Credit: Archant

A team from Harpenden Bowling Club won through to the National Short Mat Bowls Mixed Fours Finals – but failed to make it beyond the round-robin stage.

The team of Gordon Burrow, Elizabeth Bradley, Diana Davies and Tony Smith put up a valiant show but despite their early exit, the visit gave the team a unique chance to savour the atmosphere and mix with other players from around the country.

The final was played at Church Gresley Indoor Bowling Centre in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

During the winter months when the outdoor rink is closed, there is a flourishing short mat season played in the clubhouse which finishes with their own internal Club finals.