Double disappointment for Datchworth bowlers

PUBLISHED: 13:53 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 26 October 2009

THERE was double disappointment for Datchworth Bowls Club in the East Herts Bowls League. Their Division One Blue team travelled to Rosehill to play the Badgers and returned home without any points after losing 30-24. In a tight match where both teams wo

THERE was double disappointment for Datchworth Bowls Club in the

East Herts Bowls League.

Their Division One Blue team travelled to Rosehill to play the Badgers and returned home without any points after losing 30-24.

In a tight match where both teams won nine ends each, the result was effectively decided by one bad end by each of the two Datchworth triples.

The trio of Les Elms, Brian Gilbert and skip Les Parsley were within three of their opponents and catching them, when they dropped a four on the 14th end.

At the same time, the triple of Robin Bailey, Mike Mahoney and skip Peter Hills were leading 11-6 and playing their 13th end when they managed to drop a five. From then on only one shot was scored by any team on each of the remaining ends and as a result the first Datchworth triple went down 16-11 and the second 14-13.

The Turkey Farm club's Division Three Gold team were at home to Sawbridgeworth, another of the newcomers to the League this year, and it was the away team that went home all smiles.

Sawbridgeworth won both triples played and the match 36-23.

The home triple of Jim Whittle, Jeff Nash and skip Steve Chamberlain lost twice as many ends and shots as the visitors in their 20-10 loss.

The other Datchworth triple of David Thompson, Phill Fox and skip David Wright shared the ends nine apiece but went down 16-13.


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