Tripartite 2019

Each season, for the last 25 years, Townsend Bowls Club has competed in a fixture against Mill Hill and Cockfosters bowls clubs, to mark the fact that all three were founded in the same year, 1919.

This match, hosted by the St Albans club, was therefore particularly significant, with all three celebrating their centenaries. The matches were played in brilliant sunshine and excellent friendship, and resulted in a resounding victory for Townsend, who won on all four rinks by a total score of 99 shots, against 65 of Cockfosters and 47 of Mill Hill to reclaim the Tripartite Trophy for another year.

Other matches

In the District mixed fours, the Stockman - Winser tournament, the Townsend rink, of Rena Williamson, Jane Dixon, Peter Thomson and Alan Charran came away from North Mymms with a 25-15 win. In a busy week Dixon also progressed to the next round of the County Unbadged singles with a resounding 22-0 victory over opposition from Batchwood.

In the weekend friendly at De Havilland the three Townsend triples all won, contributing to a 61-23 points win. The Top rink was expertly led by Janet Metcalfe, with Ian Forster at no. 2, and Bob Padget skipping, and recorded a most impressive 26-8 victory.   

As part of the club's centenary celebrations a match was hosted against the County Presidents. A tightly fought game was enjoyed by all and resulted in three rinks all, although Townsend won overall by eight shots. The top rink comprised Kevin Hull, Ernie Wright, Mike Cowell and Dave Houghton who won by 28 shots to 12.

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