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Gardiner lands four wins at finals day
12:10pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Local Sport
St Albans Bowling Club held their finals at the weekend and Pauline Gardiner clinched four victories after reaching five finals.
Gardiner won the Challenge Cup, Rose Bowl and fixed jack competition after beating Tricia Gascoine in all three matches. She also defeated Jacy Farrer in the Dorothy King Trophy for over 60 ladies.
Steve Wilson beat Gardiner in the mixed singles Turner Plate. Wilson and Gardiner were one set all and playing the final end of the third set. Gardiner had the advantage of the mat and the length of jack and was holding shot with her last bowl. Wilson came in with his final bowl to claim victory after a closely fought and absorbing game.
Andy Kay won the men’s championship with a victory over John Bartlett. Tony Rylands won the Jubilee Cup after beating Ken Harding.
In the ladies pairs, Alison Thomas and Diana Tribe defeated Maureen Rylands and Brenda Pitkin in a tight encounter. Paddy Boyle and Ken Budd narrowly beat Bob Pomeroy and Rylands in the men’s version.
Marjorie Knight and Ted Salvidge overcame Maureen Rylands and Robin Farrer in the mixed (Brian Faulkner Shield) event.
In the Novices Dennis Cup, Alison Thomas beat Eileen Englebright while Farrer defeated Terry Bull in the Clarence Cup.
Joan Courtney beat Carol Jeavons in the two woods Golden Goblet (ladies) while Steve Wilson defeated Peter Jones in the Pavyer Cup and the fixed jack event.
In the mixed Victory Cup, which is open to all committee members, Ken Budd overcame Salvidge.
Dave Kiff won the best of the best competition, which was open to all the singles winners from last year, with a victory over Gascoine.
Batchwood Hall edged to a four rink friendly victory at North Mymms.
The visitors won by the narrowest margin of one shot (72-71) with each club victorious on two rinks each. Their top rink was Jack O’Brien, Cliff Springle, Noel Godman and John Harvey (25-15).
Potten End were invited to play on Batchwood’s new green and found it to their liking, winning the match by nine shots. Top rink was David Waters, Rick Schlatter, Ray Singh and Harry Pitchley (19-17).
In a mixed triples match, Batchwood Hall lost 75-60 and by three rinks to one against Hertford Castle. The top rink featured Wendy Rowell, Tricia Brady and skip Jim Head who won 20-14.
In a five rink mixed match at Dunstable, Batchwood again came second losing 96-86.
Their top rink was Pat Chandler, Dave Norrell, Terry Chandler and John Harvey (19-12).
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