Jun 152019

The ladies of Berkhamsted have had a busy week. In the County Pairs Alice Biggs and Jackie Cormack had a narrow win against a duo from their own club winning on an extra end by one shot. Jackie then bowled with Anne Furlong in the Watford & District pairs but on this occasion they lost by one shot. In the Watford & District league against Croxley Guild the league team of Sarah Marshall, Kay Lingwood, Alice Biggs and Marcia Dunstone had a narrow victory by 18 shots to 17.  The friendly rink of Marion Maynard, Sylvia Smith, Linda Ralphs and Jackie Cormack stormed to victory by 28 shots to 8.

The men then had a resounding win in the W&D Vets match against Bovingdon with Paul Shorne, Tony Smart and David Brown winning 31-7 & Eric Lloyd, John Bell and Brian Ralphs winning 18-11. This now means that Berkhamsted  are now 3rd in the W&D Division after 6 games.

Berkhamsted entertained Chess Vale at home on Tuesday and came out winners scoring 80pts to 61. The game was tighter than the score suggests. The win was due  to good score by Rink 4 who won by 25 to 9.  The match was played in good spirit and enjoyed by all and also the weather was kind turning out to be a fine sunny evening. The teams were as follows with rink 4 getting top rink. Ring 2 –  Tim Bailey, Maureen Smart and Bill Howells  13 – 13. Rink 3 –  Janice – Cheshire Burke, Alan Baker and Peter Batchellor  16 – 11. Rink 4 – Jill Griffin, Bob Anderson and David Sear   25 – 9. Rink 5 – Liz Baker, Toby Bunting and Phil Bunting 9 – 15 and Rink 6 – Janet Jackson, Mick Young  and Peter Burke  17 – 13. However things did not go so well for the Men in the National Men’s Two Wood Competition as they lost heavily to Baldock Town 19 – 49 Shots. The teams from Berkhamsted were Dave Sear, Rowling, Phil Bunting and David Brown and Paul Mackness, Brian Ralphs, Trefor Jenkins and Tony Howard.

In the result of the National Top Club Round 2 fixture against  Hertford, Berkhamsted won 4 Games to one and they now go on to play Welwyn Garden City. The results were as follows…..Two Wood: Tony Howard won 17-2. Singles:  Trefor Jenkins won 21-19, going from 16-19 to win. Pairs: Steve Burrell and Kevin Clarke won 21-12. Triples: David Gomm, Peter Rowling and David Brown won 31-13,  picking up 16 in the last 4 ends and in the Fours: Toby Bunting, Peter Burke, Brian Ralphs and Phil Bunting were behind 13-18 after 16 ends, when the match was called off.

The week finished on Sunday with Berkhamsted signing over their Green to Watford & District for their match against Hertfordshire’s County President and Berkhamsted find it very gratifying the County deem their Green good enough for their Matches.


Kevin Clarke ( President of Berkhamsted) welcomes David Worker, President of Hertfordshire Bowls to Berkhamsted Bowls Club, with Alan Sayers (West Division Chairman) and David Brown in attendance.

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