Potters Bar stay in title hunt

PUBLISHED: 10:52 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 26 October 2009

POTTERS Bar Bowls Club defeated Batchwood Hall 50-30 in the St Albans & District BA Club League. The Potters Bar men captured a further 50 points in their quest to retain the cup. Achieving that would give them a fourth straight league title. At home, Bar

POTTERS Bar Bowls Club defeated Batchwood Hall 50-30 in the St Albans & District BA Club League.

The Potters Bar men captured a further 50 points in their quest to retain the cup. Achieving that would give them a fourth straight league title.

At home, Bar won on two rinks with the best performance coming from Martin Wood, Ron Golden, Ray Houghton and Richard Pearce, who won 43-6 on shots.

Harry White, Brian Bell, Ken Huntley and Alan Dick won 23-7 on shots, with Bill Massey, Martin Eccleshall, Peter Bower and Roy Tansey losing 23-21.

Derek Goodwin, Melville Pereira, captain Brian Burfoot and Terry Barker lost 16-12.

The points score was 50 to Bar and 30 points to Batchwood Hall.

Against Grovelands, Potters Bar claimed victory on their home turf, despite losing two of the three rinks.

With thunder and lightning skirting the green, the hosts triumphed by six shots, winning 61-55.

However, Potters Bar lost on two of the three rinks.

Ron Cribb, Jan Southwell, Martin Eccleshall and captain Brian Burfoot fell to a 21-17 loss.

Bob Maule, John Shadwell, Melville Pereira and skip Barry Bowman suffered a similar fate, as they went down by 18-15.

However, the winning rink of Alan Parkingson, Steve Anchor, Martin Wood and skip Graham Marriner by 29-16 shots proved enough to take the overall victory.

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