Bowls round-up: Including double delight for the Potten End ladies

Berkhamsted Raiders took on Berkhamsted Cricket Club on the bowls green
Berkhamsted Raiders took on Berkhamsted Cricket Club on the bowls green

The Potten End ladies started the week with a 93-48 defeat to Harpenden, but they bounced back with two league victories over Owls and Herts.

The highest winning rink against Harpenden was Nicole Bloor, Sandra Gomm and Glad Pearce.

The Potten End men, meanwhile, played St Albans at Clarence Park and managed a 92-71 win with highest winning rink going to John Herron, Colin Sallery and Brian Cowland.

The club then played Borehamwood in a mixed game, winning 76-75 with a highest winning rink of Chris Halls , Isabella Knowles and Gerry Jackson.

The men suffered a 68-84 loss to Harpenden but had a highest winning rink of Jack Bunting, Bob Simpson, Steve Wilson and Arthur Page.

In the Ladies’ County Pairs, Pearce and Sue Marshall progressed to the next round by beating a pair from Croxley, while Graham Floyd, Trefor Jenkins, Phil Cheung, Roy Surrey, Bob Anderson and Tom Jordan all progressed in the men’s competition.

The Potten End men then beat Berkhamsted in the Eversley Trophy by 14 shots to reach the area final.

On Sunday, the club enjoyed a fun afternoon organised by Linda Burfot, with the overall winner being Rod Bloor.

> Tring

Tring were worthy winners in their match against Redbourn, coming out on top 86-72 with top rink going to Eric Cook, Trish Hewetson and Dave McGuiness.

Elsewhere, in the match against Abbots Langley, Tring earned a decisive 90-60 win, with David Morris, Alan Saunders and McGuiness taking top rink.

Bob Kerry progressed to the next round of the Men’s County Singles, while Lyn Boniface and Gill Mooring made similar progress in the County Pairs. Boniface also had a convincing 2103 win in the County Singles.

The ladies chalked up a 22-12 win against Abbots Langley to conclude a very satisfactory week for Tring.

> Kitcheners

Kitcheners played a triples match on Tuesday against Berkhamsted Raiders Football Club, Berkhamsted Cricket Club and Berkhamsted Sports and Social Club.

In an exciting match, the Berkhamsted Sports and Social Club golfers eventually emerged victorious.

Elsewhere, Kitcheners travelled to Herts Club Watford and lost by one shot in a six-triples match. Michael Connell, Doug Shirley and Chris Ivin were highest triples.

On Sunday, the club played Chess Vale at home in a four-mixed rink match and won 123-72. Highest rink for Kitcheners was Dave Richardson, Roy Phipps, Jan Scattergood and Kate Jenkyns.

> Berkhamsted

The Berkhamsted ladies have had a successful time this week, with two wins in the Watford & District league.

They beat Hemel Hempstead by a substantial margin and then went on to beat North Watford by 35 shots to 11. The players involved were Carole Dunn, Anne Cutting, Anne Furlong, Liz Temple and Jackie Cormack.

In the County Pairs, Lesley Brown and Temple beat a duo from Bushey while Furlong and Cormack saw off a team from Herts.

In The Watford & District Pairs, Furlong and Cormack beat a team from Radlett by four shots, but Berkhamsted lost against Bovingdon in the Dacorum Charity Shield.

Bovingdon forfeited the ladies’ game, but then won the men’s game 20-16, with Berkhamsted holding two shots until the last bowl.

In the mixed rink, Bovingdon ran out 16-14 winners, meaning that they scored four points overall and Berkhamsted bagged one.

In the friendly rink, Berkhamsted had some consolation, winning 24-10 with help from U19 players Chris Webb and David Scoot.

The Berkhamsted men faced two opponents on Friday evening as they went up against Batchwood Hall in The Jones Cup and Potten End in the Inter Club Team Championship.

In the Jones Cup, Berkhamsted won home and away to give them an overall score of 45 shots to 39. Once again they blooded two of their U19s –Jak Chowdhary and Webb.

The Inter Club Team Championship third round saw Nigel Eckert and Guru Lota lose out 65-51 in a three-rink challenge.