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HRPBC v North Mymms BC 18th Sept 2023
HRPBC 109 v 69 North Mymms BC

We welcomed North Mymms BC to us for the returned match for the Delsa Cooper Memorial Match which we were leading after the first leg win by 96-59. The match was 6 mixed rinks. Due to the adverse weather forecast it was decided to play just 18 ends. At the half way stage we were leading by 6 shots, whilst having a tea break the heavens opened and the game was delayed by 45 minutes. When the match resumed on a wetter green HRPBC had the advantage and we pulled away winning on 5 rinks. With an overall winning score, we retained the Delsa Cooper Memorial Cup. Our highest winning rink was skipped by Tim Maynard he was with Colin Ince, Bert Gray & Barry Jones they won 33-7. Well done everyone another Trophy for the cabinet.

HRPBC v Much Hadham BC 16th Sept 2023
HRPBC 74 v 61 Much Hadham BC

We travelled to Much Hadham BC to play the Pamart Cup. This was an annual game between us & Much Hadham, but due to COVID this game has not taken part since 2020. Thankfully this year the game was played at Much Hadham and it could well be a regular match again in the future. Four triples were played and after 4 very close games we came out on top with all 4 triples winning, two games won by 1 shot. Alan Blackwell skipped our highest winning triple winning 24-18, Alan was with Bert Gray & Walter Richardson. Well done everyone great result.

Finals Day Reports

On the hottest day of the year we staged our finals. Twelve finals were played with 21 different bowlers starting at 9.30am with the last wood being bowled at 6.10pm, what a day.

Ladies Singles Championship

Clare Adkins took on Sue Gibbs they have played each other a number of times over the last few years and all the games have been. Today’s game saw it start even with 4 ends played it was 4 all. Clare then won the next 2 end to ease into a 10-4. Clare then kept it tight when Sue started her comeback reducing the deficit to 13-8. Clare then excelled to pull away and win 21-10. Well Done Clare on winning your 3rd championship.

Mens Singles Championship

Peter Hayden was playing in his first final and Barry Osman was playing in his 10th final. Barry started the better and was 8-3 ahead after 6 ends. With both bowlers copping well in the afternoon sun Peter then levelled the game after 10 ends at 9 all. Peter then pulled away after winning 6 ends on the trot to lead 14-9, but with Barry’s experience he eased back and levelled the score again at 14 all after 17 ends. They were level again at 15 all and 16 all in this tense game. Barry then moved ahead at 18-16. The next end saw Barry holding match then Peter with his last wood drew the shot and prolong this great game. Barry won the next end to lead 19-17 the Peter won the next end to level the score at 19 all. Peter then bowled to very good woods to hold 2 and Barry with his last just failed and Peter Hayden became the Men’s Club Champion with a 21-19 victory. Great game well bowled Gents.

Mens Consolation Singles

Richard Rogers was playing Terry Pook in the Consolation Singles which is for Men bowlers who have not won the Club Championship or the Men’s Handicap. Richard’s experience played a big part in this game. Richard moved ahead early and was 8-2 up after 5 ends. Terry pulled back a few shots however Richard moved away leading all the way to the finishing line winning 21-11 to claim his 3rd Consolation Singles. Well done for a great game.

Beryl Sambridge 3 Wood Singles

Richard Rogers took on Tim Maynard and this could have gone either way. Both bowlers were bowling well and this nip and tuck. With only 18 ends scheduled it was still even after 12 ends at 8 all. Richard then took the lead however Tim then turned it on picking up 8 shots in the next 3 ends to lead 16-9 and there were not enough ends for Richard, well done Tim.

4 Wood Mixed Pairs

Colin Milner & Karen Gray played Les Austin & Sue Gibbs. In this extreme heat and Les being 90+ I think the heat took its toll on this game. Colin & Karen bowled very well as a pair and they started well winning 8 out of the first 9 ends to lead 14-3. In the extreme heat Colin & Karen kept pilling in the shots and won 29-8. Very well done to you all in this heat, well bowled.

Men’s 4 Wood Pairs

Colin Pethurst & Terry Pook took on Phil Jaggs & Walter Richardson, In this extreme heat and Walter being 90+ I think the heat took its toll on this game as well. The match started evenly and after 7 ends it was 5 all. Terry & Colin then won 7 ends out of the next 8 to lead 20-6, this was always going to be challenge for Phil & Walter. When Colin & Terry picked another 4 on the 17th end Walter & Phil conceded at 25-7. Well bowled the score was not a true reflection on the game, but well done Terry & Colin..

Men’s Fixed Jack

Micky Towers played Brian Metzner in one of the first games of the day. Micky had the edge in this game winning the first 4 ends, Brian then picked up a 9-1 to reduce the score to 31-29 down. Micky then won or drew the next 8 ends and led 74-56. Brian then won the next end but Micky was on the attack and won the last 3 ends to win 96-74. Well played gents.

Ladies Fixed Jack

Clare Adkins played Sue Gibbs in her second game of the day Both bowlers were on form and they couldn’t be split, after 7 ends it was all level at 35 all. Sue then took control and move 10 ahead after 12 ends to lead 65-55. With 15 ends played Sue still held a 10 point lead. Clare then won the next end 7-3 now only 6 behind. The 17th end was pivital in this game as Clare picked up the first 10-0 to lead 87-83. Clare then won the last end to win 93-87. Well done great game.

Men’s 2 Wood Pairs

Colin Milner & Richard Mansfield played Andy Adkins & Terry Hampton in one of the hardest competitions we have. Both teams were well matched. Colin & Richard won 6 out of the first 7 ends to lead 6-3. Andy & Terry then eased their way back to level this game and after 13 ends it was 8 all. Andy & Terry then moved ahead to lead 12-8, Colin & Richard then pulled back and levelled the game at 14 all on the 20th end. 1 end shot out. With Colin & Richard holding 2 could Andy produce another Thurgood winning last wood show, well it was close but just didn’t make it and Colin& Richard won 15-14 what a game well played.

3 Wood Pairs – CAMA Cup

Dale Large & Micky Towers played Bob Hayter & Dave Fussell. Dale & Micky got off to a flyer and were 17-4 up after 7 ends. Dave & Bob did rally and reduced the deficit to 17-12. The game became very interesting when Bob & Dave got within 3 at 21-18 with 2 ends to play, the 17th end saw Bob & Dave holding when Micky found a way through and Micky & Dale picked up a 3 to lead 24-18 and there was no way back. Well done to Micky & Dale.

Bully’s 11

This competition was Sponsored by the late Alan Bull. This was a record turnout for this competition after the sad passing of Alan in late 2022. Micky Towers was playing Sue Metzner for the first to win 6 ends. After 4 ends it was 2 all, Micky then won the next 4 ends to win 6-2. Well done.

Men’s Handicap

Colin Milner played Andy Adkins with Colin getting a 2 shot start and playing his third game of the day was always going to be hard. After 7 ends Andy had moved in front by 1 shot at 6-5. Andy then won 6 ends on the trot to lead 18-5. Colin then had a big job on his hands and won the next 2 ends making the score 18-8. Andy then found the 3 he needed to win 21-8 and claim the Handicap match, well done gents.

Overall Summary

With 21 different bowlers taking part in our 12 finals kit was a record turnout. It was on one of the hottest days of the year so well done to all our competitors. It was great to see 2 of our oldest bowlers on the green and playing in some of the finals, Les Austin & Walter Richardson. Also well done to Terry Hampton & Colin Pethurst playing in their first club finals. Thanks to everyone who donated prizes for our raffle. Thanks to Don &Julie Stevenson for arranging the buffet which we all enjoyed after the matches and thanks to Greg & Linda for their gateaux’s and coleslaw. A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the day, there are too many to mention so thank you. Well done to all the winners and commiserations to all the runners up.

EHBL TRIPLES LEAGUES 2023

Our first year in Division 1 as Rye Park Rangers finished in 6th place winning 6 games and losing 5.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Rockets in Division 3 an excellent season winning 8 games losing just 5. This means that the Rockets finished in 2nd place in the league winning promotion to Division 2. Well done to all the bowlers who played this season.

Parkhill & Rose Bowl Trophies 1st September 2023

We hosted the Park Hill & Rose Bowl Competition today.
The Rose Bowl this year was restricted as we didnt have enough Lady bowlers to take part. We did manage to play a Pair and Triple. Our Pair was Julie Stevenson & Sue Metzner, they started well and were leading after 9 ends 9-7. Then Gill Bowtell & Janet Day took control and came away winning 25-16. The Triple was skipped by Jean Matthews, she was with Sue Gibbs & Debbie Ince. Our ladies again started well and were 6-0 up after 5 ends, after 8 ends it was level at 6 all. The Rosehill ladies skipped by Di Smith then took control and led 14-6 after13 ends, our ladies did rally but still lost 16-10.
The Park Hill Trophy was a very tight affair. Our 4’s was skipped by Dale Large, he was with Alan Blackwell, Walter Richardson & Colin Ince. We were always chasing this game however Malcolm Songer skipping the Rosehill 4’s came in on a number of occasions to claim shot or reduce the a possible large count for us, we eventually lost this 14-11.
Our Triples was skipped by Barry Osman he was with Aldo Martellotta and Brian Metzner. The Rosehill triple played well and led up to the 12th end when the score was at 12-9. The next 2 ends completly changed the game when Barry’s triple picked up a 6 followed by a 7 to lead 22-12. With 4 ends to play this game looked over but Rosehill came back with two 4’s to reduce the lead to 22-20. The next two ends were very tence but we managed to win 24-20. So with 1 match all and 1 shot up the Park Hill was decided on the Pairs. Don Stevenson & Bert Gray kept it tight early on and were 6 all after 8 ends. The Rosehill pair Peter Shemilt & Steve Ayton then started to pull away and led 16-8 after15 ends, Don & Bert came back well and with 2 ends to play we were 15-16 down. The last 2 ends were very close but we just couldn’t get over the line and lost 18-15. So overall it was a 2 games to 1 loss, with a shot difference of 2, Well Done Rosehill on winning The Rose Bowl & Park Hill Trophies this year.

Due to 14 of our bowlers playing in the East Hertfordshire Bowls Associations Finals on Sunday 3rd September at Ware BC. The friendly against Ware BC has been cancelled by mutual agreement, as a number of Ware BC bowlers are also in the finals and they are also providing the refreshments all day.

Scott Blain Final 27th August 2023 at Bounds Green
HRPBC 80 (8) V (2) 53 Rosedale BC

We travelled to Bounds Green BC today for a very early start as we took on Rosedale BC in this Final. We played here last year against Broomfield BC and lost 10-0 so we hoping for a better result.
Singles:- Micky Towers played our singles against David Shepherd. Micky started well and was quickly into his stride as he led 8-2 after 4 ends. four ends later Micky was leading 12-6, Micky then pilled on the pressure to led 19-6 after 13 ends. Micky didnt waver and eventually won 21-10.
Pairs:- Andy Adkins & Colin Milner played Colin Dyer and Alan Spicer two of Rosedales stronger bowlers. A very even start with 5 ends played it was 4 all. Colin & Alan then pulled away to lead 12-4 however Colin & Andy pulled back and leveled at 13 all after 11 ends. Alan and Colin moved ahead again and led 21-13 our pair reduced the deficit to 21-17 the last 4 ends were shared and we lost 21-25.
Triples:- Bob Hayter, Dale Large and Tim Maynard played this triple and led amost all the wa, they were 9-2 after 6 ends, 6 ends later they were further ahead at 15-4. They all continued to bowl well and increased their lead to 21-5 with 3 ends to play, They lost the last 3 ends but still won 21-8.
Fours:- Barry Osman skipped the fours with Richard Rogers Don Stevenson and Dave Fussell they were up against a very expierenced 4 skipped by John Bishop. With both sets of players bowling well in this low scoring game our four led 6-3 after 6 ends. With 11 played our four led 8-7, it was all level after 13 ends at 9 all. The next fews ends saw a strong finish from our 4 and they won 17-10. Great Result as we won the Scott Blain for the second time in 3 years. Well Done to all the team today and the reserves and supporters.

 

EHBL Triples League 29th August 2023 Rangers (Home)
HRPBC Rangers 41 (6) V (0) 26 Hertford Castle

The Rangers welcomed Hertford Castle BC to our green after 3 previous attemps, game on. Barry Osman skipped his 9th game in the league tonight and he was with Peter Hayden & Richard Rogers they started very well and were 13-0 up after 5 ends. They then moved to 18-2 after 8 ends, even though they lost the second half of the match by 1 shot they still won well 25-11. Micky Towers skipped the other triple with Don Stevenson & Colin Milner, a very even start here and after 5 ends it was 4 all. Our triple then pulled away to lead 14-7 after 12 ends. A slight slip up saw the Hertford Castle team level the game after 17 ends at 15 all. Thankfully the 18th end went our way as we won 16-15. A very good 6 points to finish the season off.


The Jack Goff Trophy 26th August 2023
HRPBC 70 v 49 EHBA


First Cup win of the season against EHBA, The Jack Goff Trophy was back in our trophy cabinet. With all the bowlers ready to start for this trophy the black clouds above started to gather. The match started and we got through 5 ends before the match was suspended due to lightning bolts and thunder. Within 2 minutes of the game being suspended the heavens opened and 5 minutes later the green was flooded. The suspension lasted for nearly an hour before the match resumed, thankfully the green bowled well and our bowlers found it better than our opponents. Don Stevenson our Captain received the Trophy from Valarie the late Jack Goffs daughter. Well done to everybody who volunteered to assist Julie Stevenson with todays catering, great meal and a big thank you.
Our highest winning team was skipped by Richard Rogers he was with Terry Pook and Phil Jaggs they won 20-5, they won that on countback as Bob Hayter team also won 21-6, Bobs team was Dale Large & Terry Eldridge.

 

EHBL Triples League 21st August 2023 Rangers (Home)
HRPBC Rangers 37 (6) V (0) 27 Sawbridgeworth Reds


The Rangers welcomed Sawbridgeworth BC for our penulitame game. Both games won by 5 shots. Barry Osman, Tim Maynard & Brian Metzner won by 18-13 and the other skipped by Colin Milner he was with Peter Haydan and Terry Eldridge they won 19-14, A very good 6-0 win well done everyone.

 

HRPBC v Rosehill BC 20th August 2023
HRPBC 141v 54 Rosehill BC

We travelled to Rosehill BC for our second away trip in two days, from the longest to the shortest. We had 6 triples here today on one of the hottest days of the year. We managed a 6-0 win that’s 11-0 over weekend. Our highest winning triple was skipped by Richards Rogers he was with Alan Blackwell and Julie Stevenson who was in the highest winning triple on Saturday, they won 36-2. The other triples won 31-7, 14-13 last wood win, 23-9, 18-10 & 19-13 well done to everybody who played today

 

HRPBC v North Mymms BC 19th August 2023
HRPBC 96 v 59 North Mymms BC

We travelled to North Mymms BC for to match. We played 5 triples and won all 5. Every game was enjoyable Barry Osman skipped our highest winning triple with Julie Stevenson & Dave Thomas they wo 22-10. The other scores were 19-11, 17-11, 20-13 & 18-14 so all gane were very close. Well done to everybody who played.


EHBL Triples League 18th August 2023 Rangers (Home)
HRPBC Rangers 24 (2) V (4) 37 Welwyn Stags

The Rangers welcomed Welwyn & District Stags to Rye Park for this game. Micky Towers skipped our winning triple he was with Brian Metzner and Peter Hayden, they kept it tight and they were 5 all after 5 ends, 8 all after 7 ends & 9 all after 9 ends. Our triple moved ahead but the boys from Welwyn came back to level it after 16 ends at 14 all. Our triple won the last 2 ends to win 16-14. The other triple saw Barry Osman’s team struggle he was with Richard Rogers & Don Stevenson they were always chasing this game as they lost 33-8. A very good 2 points against last years winners.

 

Ladies ​County League 15th August 2023 (Away)
HRPBC Ladies 10 (0) v (2) 16 Hertford Ladies

Our ladies traveled to Hertford in our final game of the season. This was skipped by Clare Adkins she was with Sue Metzner, Sue Gibbs and Julie Stevenson. Our ladies were playing against a very good Hertford team and held them in the first half as the scores were level after 9 ens at 7 all. The second half of this game saw Hertford pull away and won 16-10.

 

EHBL Triples League 14th August 2023 Rangers (Away)
HRPBC Rangers 35 (4) V (2) 25 Ware BC

The Rangers travelled to Ware for this game. Bob Hayter skipped this triple with Dave Fussell and Pater Hayden. A great start from our team as they moved into a nice 8-3 lead after 5 ends. At the halfway stage they led 11-7, The second half of the game was all ours winning 8 ends out of 9 to win well 25-9. Barry Osman skipped this triple with Terry Eldridge and Brian Metzner. A very even start saw us lead 6-5 after 9 ends, the scecond half was almost a mirror image of the other game as we only won 2 ends and lost 16-10. Still a good win 4-2, Well Done.

 

HRPBC v Bengeo BC 13th August 2023
HRPBC 68 v 21 Bengeo BC

We travelled to Bengeo for this 3 Mixed triple game, one of smaller fixtures. Barry Osman skipped our highest winning triple he was with Barry Jones & Sue Metzner. They started well and it got better as the game went on as they won 27-6. Terry Eldridge skipped another good winning triple he was with Debbie Ince & Dave Thomas they bowled well and nearly got the highest winning triple with a 24-5 win. The other triple skipped by Brian Metzner and Les Austin & Colin Ince came from 8-10 down to win 17-10. Well done everyone great result.

Scott Blain Final 27th August 2023 at Bounds Green
HRPBC 80 (8) V (2) 53 Rosedale BC

We travelled to Bounds Green BC today for a very early start as we took on Rosedale BC in this Final. We played here last year against Broomfield BC and lost 10-0 so we hoping for a better result.
Singles:- Micky Towers played our singles against David Shepherd. Micky started well and was quickly into his stride as he led 8-2 after 4 ends. four ends later Micky was leading 12-6, Micky then pilled on the pressure to led 19-6 after 13 ends. Micky didnt waver and eventually won 21-10.
Pairs:- Andy Adkins & Colin Milner played Colin Dyer and Alan Spicer two of Rosedales stronger bowlers. A very even start with 5 ends played it was 4 all. Colin & Alan then pulled away to lead 12-4 however Colin & Andy pulled back and leveled at 13 all after 11 ends. Alan and Colin moved ahead again and led 21-13 our pair reduced the deficit to 21-17 the last 4 ends were shared and we lost 21-25.
Triples:- Bob Hayter, Dale Large and Tim Maynard played this triple and led amost all the wa, they were 9-2 after 6 ends, 6 ends later they were further ahead at 15-4. They all continued to bowl well and increased their lead to 21-5 with 3 ends to play, They lost the last 3 ends but still won 21-8.
Fours:- Barry Osman skipped the fours with Richard Rogers Don Stevenson and Dave Fussell they were up against a very expierenced 4 skipped by John Bishop. With both sets of players bowling well in this low scoring game our four led 6-3 after 6 ends. With 11 played our four led 8-7, it was all level after 13 ends at 9 all. The next fews ends saw a strong finish from our 4 and they won 17-10. Great Result as we won the Scott Blain for the second time in 3 years. Well Done to all the team today and the reserves and supporters.

EHBL Triples League 29th August 2023 Rangers (Home)
HRPBC Rangers 41 (6) V (0) 26 Hertford Castle

The Rangers welcomed Hertford Castle BC to our green after 3 previous attemps, game on. Barry Osman skipped his 9th game in the league tonight and he was with Peter Hayden & Richard Rogers they started very well and were 13-0 up after 5 ends. They then moved to 18-2 after 8 ends, even though they lost the second half of the match by 1 shot they still won well 25-11. Micky Towers skipped the other triple with Don Stevenson & Colin Milner, a very even start here and after 5 ends it was 4 all. Our triple then pulled away to lead 14-7 after 12 ends. A slight slip up saw the Hertford Castle team level the game after 17 ends at 15 all. Thankfully the 18th end went our way as we won 16-15. A very good 6 points to finish the season off.

The Jack Goff Trophy 26th August 2023
HRPBC 70 v 49 EHBA

First Cup win of the season against EHBA, The Jack Goff Trophy was back in our trophy cabinet. With all the bowlers ready to start for this trophy the black clouds above started to gather. The match started and we got through 5 ends before the match was suspended due to lightning bolts and thunder. Within 2 minutes of the game being suspended the heavens opened and 5 minutes later the green was flooded. The suspension lasted for nearly an hour before the match resumed, thankfully the green bowled well and our bowlers found it better than our opponents. Don Stevenson our Captain received the Trophy from Valarie the late Jack Goffs daughter. Well done to everybody who volunteered to assist Julie Stevenson with todays catering, great meal and a big thank you.
Our highest winning team was skipped by Richard Rogers he was with Terry Pook and Phil Jaggs they won 20-5, they won that on countback as Bob Hayter team also won 21-6, Bobs team was Dale Large & Terry Eldridge.

EHBL Triples League 21st August 2023 Rangers (Home)
HRPBC Rangers 37 (6) V (0) 27 Sawbridgeworth Reds

The Rangers welcomed Sawbridgeworth BC for our penulitame game. Both games won by 5 shots. Barry Osman, Tim Maynard & Brian Metzner won by 18-13 and the other skipped by Colin Milner he was with Peter Haydan and Terry Eldridge they won 19-14, A very good 6-0 win well done everyone.

HRPBC v Rosehill BC 20th August 2023
HRPBC 141v 54 Rosehill BC

We travelled to Rosehill BC for our second away trip in two days, from the longest to the shortest. We had 6 triples here today on one of the hottest days of the year. We managed a 6-0 win that’s 11-0 over weekend. Our highest winning triple was skipped by Richards Rogers he was with Alan Blackwell and Julie Stevenson who was in the highest winning triple on Saturday, they won 36-2. The other triples won 31-7, 14-13 last wood win, 23-9, 18-10 & 19-13 well done to everybody who played today

HRPBC v North Mymms BC 19th August 2023
HRPBC 96 v 59 North Mymms BC

We travelled to North Mymms BC for to match. We played 5 triples and won all 5. Every game was enjoyable Barry Osman skipped our highest winning triple with Julie Stevenson & Dave Thomas they wo 22-10. The other scores were 19-11, 17-11, 20-13 & 18-14 so all gane were very close. Well done to everybody who played.

EHBL Triples League 18th August 2023 Rangers (Home)
HRPBC Rangers 24 (2) V (4) 37 Welwyn Stags

The Rangers welcomed Welwyn & District Stags to Rye Park for this game. Micky Towers skipped our winning triple he was with Brian Metzner and Peter Hayden, they kept it tight and they were 5 all after 5 ends, 8 all after 7 ends & 9 all after 9 ends. Our triple moved ahead but the boys from Welwyn came back to level it after 16 ends at 14 all. Our triple won the last 2 ends to win 16-14. The other triple saw Barry Osman’s team struggle he was with Richard Rogers & Don Stevenson they were always chasing this game as they lost 33-8. A very good 2 points against last years winners.

Ladies ​County League 15th August 2023 (Away)
HRPBC Ladies 10 (0) v (2) 16 Hertford Ladies

Our ladies traveled to Hertford in our final game of the season. This was skipped by Clare Adkins she was with Sue Metzner, Sue Gibbs and Julie Stevenson. Our ladies were playing against a very good Hertford team and held them in the first half as the scores were level after 9 ens at 7 all. The second half of this game saw Hertford pull away and won 16-10.

EHBL Triples League 14th August 2023 Rangers (Away)
HRPBC Rangers 35 (4) V (2) 25 Ware BC

The Rangers travelled to Ware for this game. Bob Hayter skipped this triple with Dave Fussell and Pater Hayden. A great start from our team as they moved into a nice 8-3 lead after 5 ends. At the halfway stage they led 11-7, The second half of the game was all ours winning 8 ends out of 9 to win well 25-9. Barry Osman skipped this triple with Terry Eldridge and Brian Metzner. A very even start saw us lead 6-5 after 9 ends, the scecond half was almost a mirror image of the other game as we only won 2 ends and lost 16-10. Still a good win 4-2, Well Done.

HRPBC v Bengeo BC 13th August 2023
HRPBC 68 v 21 Bengeo BC

We travelled to Bengeo for this 3 Mixed triple game, one of smaller fixtures. Barry Osman skipped our highest winning triple he was with Barry Jones & Sue Metzner. They started well and it got better as the game went on as they won 27-6. Terry Eldridge skipped another good winning triple he was with Debbie Ince & Dave Thomas they bowled well and nearly got the highest winning triple with a 24-5 win. The other triple skipped by Brian Metzner and Les Austin & Colin Ince came from 8-10 down to win 17-10. Well done everyone great result.

Den’s Gala – The Presidents Gala 12th Aug 23

What a great turnout for our Annual Gala. 10 very even teams took to the green this afternoon. With 4 of our new
bowlers playing and enjoying the event its always helps to make these events successful. Our winning team was skipped by Andy Adkins he was with Peter Hayden and David Thomas. They managed to win their 4 games with ease, 7-1, 4-3, 8-.75 & 5-1.

A great buffet prepared by Julie Stevenson it was fantastic and our President thanked her for all her efforts. also a big thank you to Clare Adkins and Susan Metzner who assisted Julie at the club. A great bar service again by Edie thanks for giving up your time for the club. An excellent raffle which was well supported by our members. Thanks again to all the bowlers and supporters.

Scott Blain Semi-Final 11th August 2023 (Home)
HRPBC 67 (6) V (4) 71 Broomfield BC


We welcomed Broomfield to our green. The last time we played Broomfield BC was in the Final last season where they beat us 10-0. So we were looking to turn that result around.

Singles – Micky Towers had a very tight game and he played 23 ends before he won. After 14 ends it was all level at 11 all. Micky then pulled away and 5 ends later he led 17-13. Micky was leading 20-14 when with his last wood he trailed the jack to win 21-14.
Pairs – Colin Milner & Tim Maynard were playing again after last weeks result against Holtwhites. They got off to a slow but pulled back to only being 7-6 down after 6 ends. They then lost 6 of the next 8 ends and were then 24-10 down. They tried to keep it tight but still lost17-32.
Triples – Bob Hayter skipped the triples with Andy Adkins and Terry Eldridge. They dropped a 5 on the 2nd end but clawed it back to lead 7-5 after 6 ends. This game could have gone either way and it was level on the 8th, 11th, 13th and 15th end when the score was 11 all. They then took the lead at 13-11 with only one end to play. The fours had just finished which meant Broomfield had to win this match. The final saw us 1 down but as they needed 3 their skip tried to kill it but he missed and we won 13-12.
Fours – Barry Osman skipped this with Dave Fussell leading and Richard Rogers and Don Stevenson playing 2 & 3. They started well and lead 5-1 after 4 ends, they then lost the next 5 ends and were 6-5 down. The 10th saw us pick up a 6, we then moved into a 15-8 lead. The Broomfield team then made it 15-13. With one end to play, we were 2 down and Barry with his last wood turned our wood over to win 16-13.
Great result all round Well done. It’s now Rosedale BC in the final on Sunday 27th August – Location unknown.

EHBLTriples League 10th August 2023 Rockets (Away)
HRPBC ROCKETS 35 (4) V (2) 34 Much Hadham BC

The Rockets travelled to Much Hadham for our final game of the season. Walter Richardson skipped our winning triple with Colin Pethurst & Greg Dunford. They held the lead until the 17th end when they fell behind at 17-18. The final end saw that Rye Park spirit as they collect 3 shots to win 20-18. The other triple was skipped by Bert Gray he was with Mick Wilkins and Terry Hampton. They were behind up to the 9th end when the scores were level at 9 all. The Much Hadham triple then pulled away to lead after 17 ends with the score at 13-16. So we needed 4 shots to win all 6 points, 3 shots to draw this game or 2 shots to seal the overall win, but we just came up short losing 15-16, but we picked up an overall win. Overall another very good result.

Lyndhurst Trophy 9th August 2023 Semi Final
HRPBC 36 v 37 Ware BC

We had to play Ware BC yet again. Our triple at Home were Micky Towers, Dale Large and Colin Milner with both teams winning 9 ends each this was a very even game. With 11 ends played it was 10 all and could have gone either way and in this case it went our way to win 18-17. The away triple was skipped by Andy Adkins he was with Barry Osman and Richard Rogers. This game was level at 7 all after 7 ends. The Ware team then pulled away to lead 13-7. A good comeback by our triple but just wasn’t enough as they lost by 2 shots. So overall a loss by 1 shot. So close but yet so far away. Unlucky.

Thurgood Trophy 7th August 2023 Semi Final
HRPBC 38 v 38 Hertford BC – HRPBC win on Extra End

We travelled to Rosehill for this semi final match, our 3rd meeting in a week. Bob Hayter skipped one of the rinks with Andy Adkins, Don Stevenson & Dave Fussell they were against Garry Warrender, Andy Costin, Toby Gardner and Gary Medler. Our rink took the lead after 4 ends at 4-2, after 12 ends they still had their 2 shot lead at 8-6. The next 3 ends our rink picked up a 6 & 4 to lead 18-8. Garry’s team then made their move and pulled it back to 19-16. The 20th end they were holding 4 shots when Bob with his last wood got an outrageous wick to get the shot. Our rink went on to win 20-18. Micky Towers skipped the other with Dale Large, Colin Milner & Tim Maynard they were against Dan MacKenzie, Jim Sapsed, Chris Sage and John Moore. Another even game saw it all level after 8 ends at 5 all. We moved ahead and again Hertford came back to level after 14 ends and it was 12 all. We then led after 20 ends at 18-16 and we were overall leading by 4 shots. Hertford were holding 3 when Dan Mackenzie eased our 4th wood out to win 20-18. An extra end was required and was played on Bob’s rink, Hertford were holding shot when Andy drew the shot and thankfully it stayed there and we won . Well done we now face Northaw & Cuffley in the Final on 3rd September at the EBHA Finals.

EHBL Triples League 7th August 2023 Rockets (AWay)
HRPBC ROCKETS 44 (4) V (2) 28 Welwyn & District BC


The Rockets travelled to Welwyn & District BC for this their penultimate game. Phil Jaggs skipped our winning triple with Aldo Martellatta & Les Austin. They all bowled well winning 15 out of the 18 to win well 24-7. The other triple was skipped by Terry Pook he was with Terry Hampton & Dave Thomas, they got off to a good start and led 9-2 after 4 ends. The Welwyn & District bowlers then reduced our lead to 10-7 after 7 ends. We then pulled away to lead 18-9 after 11 ends. The game then switch and after 16 ends it was level at 19 all. With 2 ends to play the ends were shared however we scored 1 and they got a 2 to win 21-20. Overall a good result on a very fast green.

HRPBC v Datchworth BC 6th August 2023
HRPBC 122 v 57 Datchworth BC

We welcomed Datchworth BC to a sunny Rye park for this weekend friendly. This was a 5 mixed triples match. We managed to win on 4 triples and lost on one by one shot. Our hohest winning triple were Barry Jones, Walter Richardson and Skip Toim Maynard they won well 32-10 picking up 15 shots in the last 4 ends. Also well done to Andy MacFarlane playing his first game in a winning triple with a score of 22-11, some one to watch for the future. Well done everyone great result.

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The Bowling Green
The Recreation Ground
Old Highway,
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
EN11 0LT
Club Sec 01992-461903
Carpark EN11 0HS
Club Sec – David Fussell

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TIMES CAN VARY IF PLAYING AWAY

MON. 1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TUE. 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WED. 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
THU. 1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FRI. 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
SAT. 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SUN. 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.