Next generation is now up and running

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Berkhamsted Bowls Club have opened their doors to a new generation of bowlers – with the junior section of the club now up and running.

Eight youngsters will take to the green throughout the summer holidays to battle it out in a 28-match round robin junior tournament.

So far three matches have been completed, with all to play for in the coming weeks.

Any aspiring youngsters who wish to join the club should contact development and recruitment officer Kevin Clarke on 07841 371943.

Meanwhile, in Berkhamsted’s adult section, only one friendly took place this week.

Herts Club visited Berkhamsted on Saturday for a five-rink triples match, and the hosts picked up an 84-62 victory.

Top rink for Berkhamsted was the captain’s rink of Doreen Webb, Steve Burrell and Terry Kenyon.

Elsewhere, Tring lost out in the County League semi-finals to Welwyn Garden City, but Bob Kerry progressed to the semis of the Watford & District Singles, beating his opponent from Oxhey 21-14.

Tring had a convincing 90-60 win over Cheddington, with top rink going to Joe Kempster, John Evans, Alan Pierce and Ken Woodward, but they lost out 88-85 against Aston Clinton. The Ladies also lost narrowly to Kitcheners, 17-14.

Potten End, meanwhile, started off the week by playing a mixed match against Amersham, losing 63-49.

The club also had a friendly match against Kitcheners and lost 67-83. Top rink for Kitcheners was Gloria Warner, Dave Shirley, Ian Davis and Dave Richardson, while highest winning rink for Potten End was Iris Hurst, Noel Wilcock, Keith Martindale and Edie Coxhill.

On Saturday, Potten End travelled to Harperbury and won 118-107, with top rink going to Karen Baxter, Bob Simpson, Linda Burfot and Dave Gomm.

The following day, the men held their annual Triples Day, where 36 men turned up to play five sessions of bowls.

The two teams who will meet each other in the final in September are the trio of Tony Body, John Driver and Trefor Jenkins and the team of Eddie Clark, Eric Winter and Brian Howlett.

Kitcheners, meanwhile, were busy at the weekend as they held their Fred Winfield Trophy Day on Saturday.

Winners on the day were Joy Starling, Kate Jenkyns and Chris Ivin, while Alan Doydge, Colin Starling and Yvonne Coe finished as runners-up.

On Sunday, the Philip Cooper Trophy took place, with Roy Murray and his grandson Steve Tillyer emerging victorious.

Dave Neal and Dave Gardner were second.