Batchwood Hall ladies welcomed St Albans to their new look bowls green and pavilion and the hosts edged to a 66-65 victory.

Top rink for Batchwood was Nora Endericks, Claire Taylor, Christine Vickers and skip Teresa Wood (22-16).

Batchwood got the better of a mixed de Havilland team winning three of the four triples for a 76-55 win. The top rink for Batchwood was Terry Chandler, David Waters and Dave Norrell (25-13).