Bowls round-up (Including a wet early season win for in-form Tring)

Berkhamsted Bowls Club's Luke Swan was selected to play for Hertfordshire Juniors
Berkhamsted Bowls Club's Luke Swan was selected to play for Hertfordshire Juniors

Tring’s season got off to a top start despite the pouring rain, with a nail-biting win over Chess Vale.

The match went down to the final rink, with Tring coming out on top by 69 shots to 64 – top rink going to Nancy Powell, Dave Dickinson and Pete Stafford.

The match against Scot Sports was a more one-sided affair; Tring having a comfortable 87-66 win as top rink went to Jacqueline Veasey, Gill Cartland and Ian Croad.

>Berkhamsted Bowls Club started the season with a 126-103 victory in a local derby against Potten End.

Top rink was Carole Dunn, Gary Fisher, Brian Smith and Lesley Brown.

On Sunday the club played Cheddington and, after a close fought match, ended up 76-72 winners. This time they had a top rink of Eric Browett, Ray Kessler, Peter Batchelor and Marcia Pearce.

Another milestone at the weekend came for one of Berkhamsted’s junior members, Luke Swan, who was picked to play for Hertfordshire Juniors.

Luke joined the club when they started their junior section a couple of years ago and is now 14. To find out more about the club, please visit

> Kitcheners continued their winning run with a 107-89 victory over Hazells on Sunday in a six-rink triples match.

Highest rink for Kitcheners was Maggie Moore, Bob Rance and Steve Delderfield.

> Potten End started the season away at Berkhamsted and lost 103-126, despite the efforts of top rink quartet Isabel Knowles, Reg Row, Brian Marshall and Mick Kirkby.

Sunday saw the club entertain Leighton Buzzard at home, where they went down 108-94. They had another highest winning rink in Mick Young, Jean Jones and Tom Jordan.

The club has an open day on Sunday from 11am to 4pm where everyone is welcome to try out the green and have a go at bowls. The event is free and tea and biscuits will be provided.