Mixed fortumes for Datchworth

PUBLISHED: 17:59 19 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 26 October 2009

THE wet weather forced Datchworth Bowls Club to postpone their opening Stevenage Mixed League match against Riverain. The village club faired much better two days later when both Welwyn Hatfield Bowls League matches were played. Their Division One Blue te

THE wet weather forced Datchworth Bowls Club to postpone their opening Stevenage Mixed League match against Riverain.

The village club faired much better two days later when both Welwyn Hatfield Bowls League matches were played.

Their Division One Blue team beat Parkside 49-24 on their home Turkey Farm Green.

The triple of June Russell, Jim Russell and skip Jeff Nash only allowed their opposition to win four ends in their 23-6 win.

Clive Hodson-Smith, Brad Prowle and skip Steve Arnold shared the ends nine apiece and despite dropping a six on the last end, still managed to beat their opponents 26-18.

Datchworth's Division Two Gold team travelled to Hertford Castle to play their Harlequin team and came across a surprisingly high quality side.

The triple of Jenny Thompson, David Thompson and skip David Wright found themselves 10-1 down after six ends.

However, the Datchworth trio fought their way back to such an extent that with one wood left to play by the home team's skip, they were holding the two shots they needed to win by one shot.

But with that last wood Gary Warinder managed to nick the shot he needed for the home team to win by two shots 18-16. Datchworth's other triple of Bob Waller, Chas Townley and skip Joan James were never really in it as they were beaten 29-11.

Shephalbury visited the Turkey Farm for a mixed friendly the following afternoon and went back home after sharing the rinks two apiece, but losing the match 79-55.

Datchworth's winning rinks were Bill Thorne, Jane Waller, David Thompson and skip John Alden, who restricted their opposition to four winning ends in their 26-6 win.

Arthur Lewis, Rachel Jones, Dawn Kingsland and skip Basil Briars won 20-11.


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