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Divisional final for St Albans
1:50pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Local Sport
St Albans Bowling Club reached the divisional finals of the county league.
Ladies in Hertfordshire have, for the first time and on a trial basis, been able to enter a team into a County League. The county has been divided into four divisions. St Albans are in the South Division, which is split into two sections, A and B.
St Albans finished the season at the top of Division A with nine points and a plus 41 shot difference. On Sunday morning in the South Division Finals they faced the runners-up of Section B, Oakhill, but lost 21-12.
In the afternoon they played Rowley Lane but lost 25-11. Although these results were disappointing it was a real achievement to have reached the divisional finals in the first year the event has been run. Harperbury BC were the overall winners and proceed to the divisional finals on September 15 at Garston BC.
St Albans earned a victory over a team from Swindon in a tour match.
Town Gardens finished their tour of Norfolk with a match at St Albans with the home side winning all six mixed rinks for a score of 114-87.
The top rink for St Albans was John Saguiez, 91-year-old Margaret Christy, Eileen Englebright and Peter Kay (20-12).
St Albans Ladies played a match at De Havilland Bowls Club losing by only one shot on both rinks with a total score of 36-34.
The Ladies held a three rink triples match against Potten End winning on two of the three rinks to triumph 62-35. The top rink for St Albans was Sylvia Cooper, Maggie Kendrick and Jacy Farrer (32-11).
St Albans’ midweek men recorded a good 73-50 victory against Harpenden in a four rink triples match, winning on three of the four rinks.
The outstanding rink for St Albans was Paddy Boyle, Tom Banfield and Rod Perks (24-11).
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