Pauline Gardiner and Tricia Gascoine are through to the semi-finals of the St Albans & District Australian Pairs Competition.

The pair defeated Anita Bowman and Pat Feeney of Potters Bar 2-0 in the second round. The team faced Hatfield's Peggy Pike and Marilyn Hedger in the next round and a 2-0 victory secured their place in the last-four of the competition.

St Albans ladies defeated Townsend 49-28. The top rink was Gardiner, Betty Lawrence and Joyce Wilson (28-15).

The men lost 87-69 in a friendly to Kings Langley. The top rink was Gordon Butcher, Bob Pomeroy and Tony Rylands (19-10).

St Albans edged to a 33-32 win over Townsend in the league. John Saguiez, Alan Brittain, Ted Salvidge and Peter Kay fared best with a 16-15 win.

Three men’s rinks lost 64-47 to Welwyn & District while two ladies rinks were beaten 46-39. The top team featured Jean Budd, Linda Burfield, Carole Ewer and Joyce Wilson (24-13).

Meanwhile, Batchwood Hall’s Kate Horner lost to Baldock’s Rose Varney 21-9 in the semi-final of the county unbadged singles.

Batchwood ladies played a three rink triples match away to North Mymms and lost 65-34.

The top rink was Horner, Wendy Rowell and Barbara Palmer who were beaten by one shot on the last end after leading throughout the match.

Batchwood edged to a 78-72 win over North Mymms.

The top rink was Lionel Clarke, Chris Whiting, David Waters and John Taylor (22-11).

The men lost 80-64 at Bushey. Top rink was Ben Dean, Dennis Garrick, Dave Norrell and Eddie Jacobs.