Aug 262019
 

The Ladies had a good win with Carole Dunn, Anne Furlong and Jackie Cormack winning through to the Watford & District semi-finals in the 2 wood triples defeating a trio from Bushey 23 – 8.

However the same Trio had mixed fortunes over the weekend with Carole Dunn, Anne Furlong and Jackie Cormack attempting to reach the Watford & District finals in the Triples and 2 wood Triples. On Friday in pouring rain they beat Radlett by 17 – 11 shots in the Triples, however on the Saturday they lost in the 2 wood triples to Bushey, they had a 3 end poor start but the rest of the match was very evenly balanced.

Things did not go so well for Berkhamsted in the Dacorum Community Shield match against Tring last Monday 12th June with the following results.

Ladies:  Tring 28 Berkhamsted 12; Men: Tring 26 Berkhamsted 17; Mixed: Tring 28 Berkhamsted 15. In addition to this there was a friendly match which also lost 12-39.  The total result was  in Points: Tring 5 Berkhamsted 0.

At the beginning of last week, on Sunday, was the Club Fours in which 32 players competed in 8 randomly selected teams to secure a place in this year’s Finals in September. Given the monsoon conditions we had at the end of the previous week the players tolerated the protection mats needed to avoid serious damage to the green and served up some excellent bowling in a competitive but  friendly spirit. The two successful teams were Team CAT (Liz Temple, Paul Shorne, Stephen Shearing, Gill Howells) and Team THRUSH (Steve Burrell, Lynn Kessler, Geoff Drew, Anne Cutting) – so will the Cat get the Bird in this year’s final?!

On  last Sunday this year’s Mixed Triples Competition was played and has proved very popular with 54 players wanting to play in it. To accommodate this number we have had to arrange matches on two separate days, with 12 teams playing yesterday (Sunday) and 6 teams playing this coming Wednesday, in order to find the 4 teams that will play semi-finals on the Friday evening of our Finals weekend in September. Though the early rain threatened to mar the day, it cleared just as play started to allow the day’s play to be in good sunshine. As always play was highly competitive and friendly with some close ‘9-end’ matches resulting. After 3 matches each  Team Labrador (Kevin Clarke, Janet Jackson, Christine Sims), Team Jay (Peter Rowling, Jenny Carr, Bob Anderson) and Team Raven (Phil Bunting, Paul Shorne, Kay Lingwood) were Group winners and they now wait to see from Wednesday’s matches who will join them in the semi-finals.

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