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Press Report 

Batchwood Hall BC members are continuing their hard-fought battles in the National, County and District competitions. In the National Tony Allcock over 60’s Mixed Fours, played at home, Jackie Bell and Dave Richardson were skipping the two rinks against Potters Bar. Batchwood won on both rinks with an overall score of 36-21 and proceed to the next round against Tring BC.

In the National Senior Pairs competition John Turkentine and Jerry Mc Auliffe beat Steve Tanner & Dave Holiday from Tring BC, winning 18-12 and Brian Parkes with Mark Trembling also won against Chris Gray and his partner at Berkhamsted BC, 17-10.

Batchwood were not totally successful in the Nationals. In the ladies Champion of Champions Jackie Bell lost to Jo Hollister at Bushey BC 18-21 in a closely fought game and in the men’s equivalent competition Brian Parkes lost 14-21 to Martin Coles of Mill End in a 25 end game at Batchwood. In the National Mixed Fours, Eddie Clark’s team lost away to Jackie Wright’s team from Herts BC, 20-12.

In the men’s County Triples, there was a double success for Batchwood Hall BC with Dave Gauthier, Mark Trembling and Jerry McAuliffe beating Mike Howes’ team at Shire Park, 15-14, in a very tight match from the beginning. Also in the County Triples, Eddie Clark, John Turkentine and Dave Richardson had a good win against Steve Jewell’s team from Potters Bar, 22-11. In their first County league match, Batchwood’s ladies team 1 lost to North Mymms team 1, 23-15 away.

Batchwood ladies fared better in the SADLBA Friendly Rinks League. They played St Albans BC with Jackie Bell & Liz Schlatter skipping and Batchwood won on both rinks, scoring 42-27 overall. The ladies continued their success in this league, playing Potters Bar with Jackie Bell & Jenny Gauthier skipping, again winning on both rinks to give an overall score of 50-18. The men also succeeded, playing alongside the ladies at Potters Bar in their SADBA Rinks League match. Batchwood won on all three rinks to gain maximum points with Charlie Bowie, Vic Busani and Dave Richardson skipping. These league games were all played away.

If this has sparked an interest in any reader, Batchwood Hall BC are having an Open Afternoon as part of Big Bowls Weekend on Friday 24th of May from 2pm- 4pm, whereby the public can come and meet us and try the sport for free. Just flat soled shoes required.