Kitcheners bowlers beat Bovingdon but not Bushey

4/6/2011'Potten End , all in white, bowling against Houghton Regis.'Phil Bunting, captain.
4/6/2011'Potten End , all in white, bowling against Houghton Regis.'Phil Bunting, captain.
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IT was a mixed weekend of results for Kitcheners Bowls Club, who were on form to claim a win over Bovingdon in their Watford & District League Match on Thursday.

But on Friday, they lost by one shot to Bushey in the Inter-club Team championship.

However, Saturday saw them back to winning ways, coming out on top in three out of four rinks against Waddesdon at home to win 85-62.

The highest rink was Tony Scattergood, Mike Connell, Jan Perry and John Lane.

On Sunday, the club held a successful open day with more than 12 people signing up for coaching sessions starting today from 6pm until 8.30pm. The sessions are still open for anyone to attend.

Meanwhile, Potten End Bowls Club’s Edie Coxhill and Tony Howard won the first round of the National Mixed Pairs, seeing off a Harpenden team 25-24.

Tony Howard and Dave Gomm were also successful, beating a team from Radlett in the pairs Watford and District triples 19-13.

The first round of the Eversley Trophy saw Potten End men beat a team from Herts 66-44.

Coxhill and Howard, together with Sue Marshall and Phil Bunting got through their first round match in the Watford and District Mixed Fours, beating Harpenden 26-25.

Top rink Linda Burfot, Geoff Cotrell and Barbara Driver, meanwhile, saw off De Havilland 74-45.

But the side tasted defeat at home to Houghton Regis, despite the efforts of Arthur Page, Peter Reece, Gerry Jackson and Jim Dewart. The mixed match on Sunday at home to Bushey was a win for Potten End 91-72.

For Kings Langley, Eric Hatch, Dick Tolley, Tony Newbould and John Earnes helped their side to a 67-47 triumph over Mill End on Saturday.

On Sunday, a 13-10 win for Geoff Eldridge, John Elderton, John Coleman and Richard Rigarlsford was not enough as the side went down 41-30 to Owls.

Berkhamsted Bowls Club held its annual May gala and raised £400 for the Hospice of St Francis.

After a hard fought series of matches the Berkhamsted team of Carole Dunn, David Sear and Jackie Cormack won the day with the second prize going to a team from Rowley Lane and the third to a team from Bushey.

Meanwhile, Brian Smith and David Brown beat a pair from Bushey 19 shots to 13.

The midweek match versus Hemel Hempstead saw Berkhamsted lose by 11 shots and top rink was Brian Relphs, Margaret Goodwin, Alan Parsons and Lesley Brown.

On Friday the Berkhamsted team of John Webb, Terry Kenyon, Peter Batchelor, Alan Parsons, David Brown, Kevin Clarke, David Sear, Bill Sharpling, Maurice Primo, Alan Jones, Wally Dunn and Kenneth Maynard overcame stiff opposition from Kings Langley in the English Wills Trophy.

Then on Saturday, Berkhamsted won 2-1 against Hemel in the Dacorum Charity Shield.

On Sunday, they travelled to Aston Clinton and top rink of Frank Furlong, Nolan Biggs and Mary Clarke were unable to stop an overall seven-shot defeat.