Welwyn bowlers just come out on Top

PUBLISHED: 12:02 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 26 October 2009

WELWYN & District BC s ladies just beat Potters Bar by one shot at home in the first round of the National Top Club Competition on Saturday morning. The singles was won by Lucy Ratcliffe for Welwyn against Pam Rodgers 21-19. However, Welwyn s Sue Larkins

WELWYN & District BC's ladies just beat Potters Bar by one shot at home in the first round of the National Top Club Competition on Saturday morning.

The singles was won by Lucy Ratcliffe for Welwyn against Pam Rodgers 21-19.

However, Welwyn's Sue Larkins, Dilys Hanson and Pauline Ellis lost the triples to Jean Stokes, Pat Pescod and Pat Thompson 20-14, leaving the pairs and fours still on the green.

The Welwyn pairs of Diana Barrett and Sylvia Lane finished their match against Anne Clarke and Beryl Burbridge 27 shots to 12 ahead.

However, Mary Clements, Ivy Sykes, Jillian Jennings and Olive Perry were struggling in the fours and on the last end the score read 25 shots to 15 in Potters Bar's favour, leaving skip Mary the option not to deliver her last bowl.

The Potters Bar fours were Ann Throup, Hazel Thurgood, Sue Burfoot and Josie Massey.

Welwyn bowlers also visited Datchworth on Saturday where they played five mixed triples against a team of men as the hosts' ladies were engaged in a Top Club fixture.

The visitors lost by 97 shots to 68 with a top triple of Tony Young, Jean Webb and Ted Webb winning by the narrow margin of 20-19.

Jean and Ted are new members of Welwyn and experienced bowlers who have recently moved into the district.

Brian Cooper, Basil Briars and skip Neil Mean were the losing triple.

Datchworth's Arthur Lewis, Mike Mahoney and skip David Wright also won by one shot 14-13.

David Thompson, John Alden and skip Steve Arnold won only two more ends than their opposition in their 20-15 win for Datchworth.

The difference did show in the triples involving Jim Whittle, Phill Fox with skip Steve Chamberlain, who won twice as many ends as their opponents in a 26-10 win.

Datchworth's Bob Waller, Chas Townley with skip Les Parsley also picked up an average of two shots an end for the first six ends before the visitors scored a shot in their 18-10 win.


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