Battle of the sexes brings relaxing end to busy and competitive week for Potters Bar Bowls Club

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 June 2018

George Edward’s daughters, Jackie and Gillian, present the trophy to men’s captain Colin Malone.

George Edward’s daughters, Jackie and Gillian, present the trophy to men’s captain Colin Malone.


The battle of the sexes raged on at Potters Bar Bowls Club as the members enjoyed the annual battle for the George Edward Trophy.

Played between the men’s and ladies’ teams, the trophy was donated in memory of the former club captain and president who died last year.

And daughters Jackie and Gillian were on hand to present the cup to Colin Malone after the men just beat their female counterparts.

The game followed a busy week for Bar.

Both David Salmon and Chris Budden won through to the next round in the District Officers Singles while in the District Pairs there was success for Ken Huntley and Terry White.

The ladies beat Winchmore Hill in the Brigg League and won home and away at WGC in the Triples League.

Barry Bowman skippered his team to victory in the Stockman Winser Trophy against Harpenden but Terry Barker’s squad were not so lucky as they lost to WGC.

# Datchworth Bowls Club’s men progressed to the second round of the East Herts League Ranson Cup with a 40-33 success against Parkside.

Played across two rinks, one home and one away, it was the 25-12 win on the Turkey Farm green that proved vital.

That belonged to Bernie Drummond, Rob Hazeu, Derek Henley and skip Steve Arnold and meant the 21-15 loss at Parkside wasn’t enough to stop Datchworth going through.

There was also a victory for the Yellow team as they beat Hertford Castle’s Harlequins 43-23 in the Welwyn Hatfield League Jubilee Cup.

Played over the same format, this time Datch won both home and away.

The Green team are also through after a 51-27 win over Welwyn Wanderers.

The club’s own fours competition saw the teams of Graham Akers, Steven Hunter, Derek Henley and Peter Hills as well as Bernie Drummond, Stuart Hay, Steve Chamberlain and Les Parsley win through to the finals weekend in late August.

# Welwyn Garden City Bowls Club’s hopes of taking the County Men’s Club Championship continued with a victory over Oakhill.

All three rinks were successful in the 80-36 win, with the top rink being that of Tony Seeby, Steven Roach, Stewart Parkhouse and James Avery.

WGC also came out with the win in the County Top Ten against Tring.

James Avery won the singles 21-8 but Chris Avery and Gordon Avery lost the pairs.

However, Keith Ames, Stewart Parkhouse and Neil Sharp won the triples 27-9 and Tony Seeby, Dan Avenell, Keith Avenell and Bryn Evans took the fours 29-5.

Evans and James Avery both had wins in the county singles and Evans then joined with Dan Avenell in the county pairs to beat Harpenden.

Avery and his partner Neil Sharp lost 22-21 to Harpenden’s Nick and Tom Muir.

WGC also had a convincing win in the Ranson Cup over Rosehill.

# An East Herts League fours victory was the shining light for Shire Park Bowls Club Tewin this week.

The team of Gus Edwards, Ian Kirsch, Mike Howe and skip Fred Goodege beat an Aston team by 20 shots to 13.

Another victory came in a men’s 66-62 friendly win against Hatfield, a victory achieved despite the rink of John Churchill, Tom Brown and skip Mike Howe losing 24-16.

This deficit was more than wiped out though by the 19-10 victory for the rink of Byron Sinfield, Graham Daniels and skip Rob Kenway.

The other two rinks were much closer with Mick Meaney, Todd Canton and Mick Wood drawing 12-12 and Bert Gee, Terry Crane and Gus Edwards winning 19-16.

It was not quite so successful for Shire Park in a John Brown Trophy match against De Havilland as they lost 42-36.

The top rink was Liz Edwards, Imelda Handley, Terry Crane and Martin Reeve who won 26-13.

# There was a very tight game at the Airfield for De Havillad Bowls Club as the home side win on two of the three rinks and by 43 shots to 42.

But it was completely different a few days later on the trip to Harperbury with a 66-36 defeat, losing on all the rinks.

Another big defeat followed this time in the District Officers Singles with Martin Duke going down 21-5 to the defending champion Phil Russell of Welwyn.

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