Mixed league results for Datchworth Bowls Club

PUBLISHED: 17:07 06 May 2015 | UPDATED: 17:07 06 May 2015

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Both of Datchworth Bowls Club’s East Herts Bowls League teams took to the green on Friday night.

Their Division One Blue team were at home to Sawbridgeworth Red and their Division Two Gold team were away to Bishop’s Stortford Swifts.

At Datchworth’s Turkey Farm, the Blue team won both Triples to win 43-26, picking up a maximum six points.

The Triple of Les Parsley, Richard Andrews and skip Brad Prowle won the first four ends, to lead 12-0, and were never behind, winning 25-10.

It was a different story for the Triple of Steve Arnold, Steve Chamberlain and skip Peter Hills.

They won just one of the first four ends, to trail 6-1, and were behind until the visiting skip’s last wood had some unlucky deflections in the head, giving them four shots on the 15th end.

With the score 16-14 to Sawbridgeworth, they then won the closing three ends to come from behind and win 18-16.

Their Gold team played their first match in Division Two, after gaining promotion from Division Three last season, away against Bishop’s Stortford Swifts, they lost 29-37, picking up two points.

The Triple of Andrew Phillips, Rob Hazeu and skip Derek Henley only won seven ends as they were beaten 19-8.

It was a little more eventful for the Triple of Dickie Jackson, Richard Harper and skip David Wright.

They led from the off and picked up a four and a five to lead 14-8 after 11 ends, but then they lost the next four ends, including dropping a five, to trail 14-17.

They went into the final end 18-15 down but managed to pick up an impressive six shots to win 21-18.

On Saturday afternoon, Datchworth travelled the short distance down Broadhall Way to play Shephalbury in a mixed friendly and lost 79-70.

Rachel Jones, Peter Large, John Alden and skip Chas Townley won the first three ends and apart from losing the lead for three ends, held onto the lead to the end, to win 20-16.

Dawn Kingsland, Bill Thorne, Rob Hazeu and skip Steve Chamberlain won the end-count 11-10 but overall lost 19-16.

Arthur Lewis, John Morgan, Sylvia Barsby and skip Neil Mean lost the end-count 11-10 as they lost 24-19.

Despite going into the tea-break level at 8-8, Eddie Alden, Steve Arnold, Maurice Gordon and skip Richard Harper could only manage to win four of the remaining 11 ends, as they lost 20-15 to cap a mixed weekend for the club.

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