District beaten in return leg

PUBLISHED: 12:29 03 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 26 October 2009

THE district s bowlers came off second best in the return leg of the John Garrett Memorial Plate against the Watford & District Bowling Association. The first leg of the annual competition between the two bowling association last month saw the St Albans &

THE district's bowlers came off second best in the return leg of the John Garrett Memorial Plate against the Watford & District Bowling Association.

The first leg of the annual competition between the two bowling association last month saw the St Albans & District BA lose by nine shots at Herts IBC.

Watford & District again triumphed in the return match held at Harpenden IBC by three rinks to one and by 88 shots to 74.

The only bright spot for the home district, which covers WGC, Hatfield and Potters Bar, was the top rink of Alan Rickerty, Stan Birch, Graham Marriner and Arthur Cottington. They took their rink by 33 shots to five.

However, the other SAADBA rinks all lost. Peter Waller, Tony Parsonage, Ian Powell and Hatfield's Derek Goodman went down 28-14.

Bill Baker, junior vice president and captain Brian Burfoot, Ray Martin and Ian Mathison lost 27-12.

Tim Latchford, John Cooper, Mick O'Hare and Reg Collins were also beaten 28-13.

St Albans & District faced Hatfield's indoor bowlers on Sunday and lost 99-69. Hatfield's highest winning rink was Ian Powell, Tim Latchford, Phil Aylwood and skip Arthur Cottington with a 36-8 win.


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