Berkhamsted have that winning feeling after a hat-trick of victories

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Berkhamsted entertained Townsend in a friendly triples match and the result was a close-run thing with just eight shots separating the sides.

Berkhamsted’s top rink trio of Tom Presland, Anne Cutting and Brian Ralphs contributed to the winning score of 64-56.

Another friendly match, this time against Pavilion BC, also ended in a victory for the Berkhamsted team, with David Biggerstaff, Geoff Drew and Linda Ralphs leading the way.

Friday evening saw the men’s side take on Herts BC in the Herts Inter-Club Team Championship.

At one point Berkhamsted were staring down the barrel of a very large cannon but, with just two ends left, they managed to pick up seven to take a 20-16 lead and they didn’t look back.

The sides shared the points but it was Berkhamsted’s better shot difference of 70 to 66 that eventually saw them as winners.

They now entertain Hertford Castle in the next round of the competition at home on May 23.

The club is opening its doors this month for everybody to try bowls; taster sessions are available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm, as well as on most Friday evenings from 6pm onwards.

> Elsewhere, Potten End foursome Dave Gomm, Stan Durrant, Tony Howard and Phil Bunting are through to the next round of the County Fours competition.

Elsewhere, the Potten End men played in the County Top Ten against St Albans, winning 3-1.

The club also sent a mixed team to Bushey in the Over 60s double rink, losing by eight shots.