Press Report W/E 6th July
Saturday saw a busy day at Berkhamsted Bowls Club starting with Two mixed fours playing the 4th round of the Tony Allcock Trophy against Herts Club’ however the home team lost out by winning on one rink but losing on the other with a minus shot difference.
In the afternoon the club had their annual Captains versus Vice Captains competition with club Captains Brian Ralphs and Anne Furlong overcoming their Vice Captains by 117 shots to 78. Their top winning rink was Sylvia Smith, John Bell and David Brown. The top rink for the Vice Captains was Liz Baker, Sheila Bell and Bill Howells. During the afternoon £51 was raised with a Spider to start the match, for Diabetes UK and a raffle Raised £208 for the Hospice of St Francis.
On Sunday Berkhamsted welcomed Amersham. The results make good reading if you are an Amersham fan as they won 66 – 59 . Berkhamsted did have a winning rink of Mick Young, Carol Syms and Alan Jones 18 – 15. Jenny Carr, Maurice Primo and Peter Burke drew 17 – 17. Janice Cheshire Burke, Phil Clarke and Gary Fisher lost 12 – 24 and Geoff Drew, Annette Clark and Tony Smart lost 12 – 28.
However Berkhamsted’s fortunes certainly took a turn for the better when a team from Berkhamsted Bowls Club took part in the Countywide Gerald Scott Memorial Gala at Hatfield Bowls Club. Playing in 4 games during the day the team of Bob Anderson, Liz Temple, David Brown and Marcia Dunstone won 3 out of those 4 games with the only loss being by 1 shot. Hopes were high when the runners up were announced & had 6 points (3 game win) with a shot differential of 17. The Berkhamsted team won with 6 points also but with a shot differential of 32 shots. The trophy will be presented at the Annual County Presentation Dinner in November.
The winning quartet of Bob Anderson, Marcia Dunstone, Liz Temple and David Brown
Below: Players lining up before the Annual Capt v Vice -Captains Day
The Ladies Captain, Anne Furlong (right)and the Vice Captains, Dagmar McKay, Elizabeth Baker and Bill Howells reading out the teams on Captains Day