Press Report W/E 2nd June
In the National Mixed Fours the team of Lesley Brown, Linda Ralphs, Brian Ralphs and David Brown had a good win against Baldock Bowls Club, beating them 20 – 8 shots. More success followed in the County Triples with Sarah Marshall, Kay Lingwood and Alice Biggs beating a team from Hertford 19 – 8. They are now through to the Quarter Finals at Welwyn Garden City.
Not to be outdone the Men beat Datchworth in the Inter Club Team Ten by 79 shots to 60 winning in the Pairs, Triples and Fours and just missing out in the Singles 19-21. A good win was achieved by Berkhamsted in the Dacorum Charity Shield competition beating Kitcheners 81 – 47, with the Ladies team winning 26-14; the Men’s winning 34-13 and the Mixed team just winning 21-20.
In the Watford & District Ladies Pairs competition Lesley Brown’s progress with Janice Murgatroyd has been put on hold after she suffered a shoulder injury. However in the latest round Liz Temple substituted for her and the pair beat Julie Scott and Avril Harland from Croxley Green 21-15 to progress through to the 3rd round.
In the County Junior Pairs which was played at Harpenden BC , Jack Bunting paired with Tom Muir and beat M McKinnon and D Knight, 18-4. They then got a bye through to the Final. To match his brother Toby Bunting also played with Sam Andrews. They played the first round against a pair from Baldock – H Chambers and M Haskings, they won this and went on to play the 2nd round against G Williams and J Avery. It was a really tight match, but they won this as well! So both the Brothers are through to the Final, but will be playing against one another. What a dilemma for Mum & Dad….which one do they support. The Final will be played on 15th July at Welwyn Garden City BC and the Finalist will play at Leamington on the 7th August. So a Berkhamsted (Bunting) Final to look forward to!
The week finished with a friendly match against Aston Clinton. The afternoon started bright but soon turned to drizzle and went downhill for Berkhamsted who ended up losing 43-87. Their best rink of Maws Smart, Dave Drew and Peter Rowling was in fact a draw 15-15.