The Kitcheners pairs are ready to turn up the heat

Berkhamsted Bowls Club Vs County Presidents, both teams congratulate a good bowl from another player. Copyright Cassandra Henau

Berkhamsted Bowls Club Vs County Presidents, both teams congratulate a good bowl from another player. Copyright Cassandra Henau

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KITCHENERS will have representatives in the semi-finals of the Watford and District Pairs after the club’s two remaining duos were drawn against each other in the fifth round.

Steve Delderfield and Michael Connell will play Brian Rumph and Dave Collins to decide which pair progresses.

Anne Furlong the Berkhamsted Ladies Bowls Captain with Marcia Pearce the Hertfordshire Ladies Bowls President. Copyright Cassandra Henau

Anne Furlong the Berkhamsted Ladies Bowls Captain with Marcia Pearce the Hertfordshire Ladies Bowls President. Copyright Cassandra Henau

Meanwhile, Delderfield, Roy Phipps and Michael Connell have also reached the semi-finals of the Watford & District Two Wood Triples.

There was further success for the club as they saw off St Albans in a 4 rink mixed match, while Chris Ivin was triumphant in the Clive Redding Trophy.

Elsewhere, lady bowlers from around the county assembled at Berkhamsted for the invitation match between the Berkhamsted ladies’ captain and the county president.

It was a busy week for the club, with plenty of cup and friendly action.

Berko lost out to Chess Vale in a friendly triples match, but made up for it with wins for Paul Mackness and Ken Maynard in the W&D Pairs and Terry Kenyon in the W&D Singles, as well as three victories for the men’s side.

They saw off Tring in the Ray Cup, Shire Park in the Jones Cup, and North Watford in the W&D Friday Night League, while Kevin Clarke and David Brown reached the quarter-finals of the Men’s County Pairs.

And there was further success for Berko’s ladies.

Anne Furlong and Jackie Cormack secured a place in the quarters of the County Pairs, Carole Dunn and Mary Clarke won their W&D Pairs match, Mary Miller, Anne Cutting and Mary Clarke won their W&D Triples, and Clarke progressed in the W&D Singles.

The club, however, lost out in a friendly to Amersham, and suffered a heavy loss to Kings Langley in a men’s county league fixture.

Dave Connett, Dick Tolley, Mick Brown and Alex Beard were top rink for Kings.

Langley, though, lost out to Garston in a men’s league fixture, before being edged out 52-51 by North Watford.

They picked up a consolation win in the corresponding friendly match, but suffered a 133-85 loss at the hands of Robert Horne Club in the clubs’ annual fixture.

Elsewhere, Hemel Hempstead’s ladies’ and mixed teams both lost in hard-fought games with Watford and District.

Geoff Wheatley, Kevin Green, Betty West, and Geoff Ingleby were top rink in the mixed match.

Meanwhile, Hemel members turned out for a clash between Watford and District and St Albans and District.

There were Hemel representatives on either side, with St Albans coming out on top.

The ladies were also in action, with Anne Lamb, Sheila Ratley, Sylvia Ingleby and Lena Emmins securing a draw with Radlett.

It was a mixed week for Potten End, with three wins and a loss.

They picked up a mixed triples win at Wendover, with Jean Murphy, Keith Carrington and Tony Howard taking top rink, before top rink Eileen Pacitti, Isobel Knowles, Molly Moone and Jan Dean helped the ladies to victory at Owls.

The club suffered losses at Cheddington and Houghton Regis, but saw off St Albans 91-85 with the help of top rink Mike Mathers, Roy Moore, Dave Burfot and Phil Bunting.

Elsewhere Tring saw off Kitcheners by one point, with Linda McGuiness, Les Miller, John Downing and Ian Croad named top rink.

They also defeated Hemel and Bovingdon, in the County League and Watford and District League respectively, but were beaten by Linslade and Abbots Langley.