Townsend’s team of Danny Macro and Andrew Briden have reached the final of the county pairs.

The duo came up against Garston’s father and son pairing of Bradley and Martin Coles. There was nothing between the sides but Macro and Briden edged their way through after a 19-16 win.

In the county two wood singles, Macro won his qualifying section and then faced Alan Hutchison of Bishops Stortford in the semi-finals. Despite being 15-9 down, his perseverance paid off and the end result of an 18-15 victory meant Macro booked his place at Leamington and another final, this time against Tom Muir of Harpenden.

The Townsend trio of Mike Doherty, Roger Potter and David Day claimed the scalp of Potters Bar’s Richard Pearce, Barry Bowman and Terry Barker in the district triples.

The match had to go to an extra end before it was decided in the visitors’ favour. Townsend were 17-14 ahead going into the 17th end, but lost a four to make the score 18-17 to the hosts on the final end. A score of one to Townsend levelled the tie and a two on the extra end saw them through.

The current district champions were also in action at Gadebridge against a team from Hemel. The Hemel trio led more or less throughout, with the Townsend bowlers waiting until the 16th end before edging into a lead. The side, featuring Peter Thomson, Jason Hall and Dave Houghton ended up winning 23-18.

In the district two wood triples, two Townsend teams came up against each other. With Macro occupied, substitute Simon Gilbert came in and steered the team of Hall and Alfie Long to a convincing 24-11 victory.

The district pairs saw Richard Morgan and David Day defeat Batchwood 23-14. Thomson and Houghton won 20-9 against Welwyn and District.