Plenty of finals joy for WGC Bowls Club as two league trophies are racked up
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 September 2017
Welwyn Garden City Bowls Club was the venue for the finals of the St Albans & District competitions – with the host club having a fine time of it.
Neil Sharp got the ball rolling on Saturday with a narrow 21-20 success against Harpenden’s David Brooks in the singles and that was followed by a victory for Tony Seeby, Reg Collins, Keith Ames and Stewart Parkhouse in the fours.
They beat M.Andrews, M.West, I.Allen & G.West of Harperbury 30-17.
In the final of the Triples League against Hatfield, WGC won 41-34, sharing the rinks, but winning on overall shots.
And St Albans Clarence Park were the opposition in the final of the Jones Cup, with WGC winning on both rinks and by an overall score of 46-28.
However, it wasn’t all celebrations as North Mymms picked up the Herbert Cross triples crown.
Their trio of Stephen Grant, Peter Stokes and skip David Cooper were tied 14-14 with the WGC team of Tony Stickland, Rob Edwards & Parkhouse going into the final end.
But it was Mymms who held their nerve to win 15-14 in a thrilling contest.
WGC were back in more finals action on Sunday with the East Herts League taking the focus.
The morning started well with WGC beating Ware 39-26.
Allan Evans, Steven Roach, Keith Ames and Gordon Avery won their rink 17-12 and Chris Avery, Dan Avenell, Ian Stone and James Avery took a 22-14 victory in theirs.
The Fours saw Tony Seeby, Bob West, Ames and Keith Avenell beat a Sele Farm four 24-3 with the game being conceded after 12 ends.
But there was no joy in the Triples as Seeby, Allan Evans and Stewart Parkhouse lost 17-13 to a Hertford Castle triple and in the Pairs as Parkhouse and Avenell narrowly lost 19-16 against Hoddesden Rye Park.
That match was only decided on the last end.
Away from finals, WGC’s weekend was made complete with the news that Bryn Evans has received a call-up for an England trial later this month.