COMMISERATIONS TO MARION SMITH WHO
JUST FELLS SHORT IN MILLENNIUM SINGLES FINAL


Marion Smith faced Sylvia Waller from Whit Hern in the EHDWBA Millennium Singles final, this was played at Buntingford on Wednesday afternoon. In Marion's first outside competition final she started poorly and found herself 14-0 down after just 7 ends. Marion realising that it was now or never started her come back and reduced the lead that Sylvia had to15-19 after 18 ends. Sylvia then drew the 2 woods she needed to win this very exciting final and Sylvia won 21-15, the poor start was Marion's undoing but she fought back well. Marion said after the game it was a great experience, Unlucky better luck next year.


CONGRATULATIONS TO COLIN AND ANN IN WINNING THE EHBL 4 WOOD MIXED PAIRS

On a bright Sunday morning at Shire Park Bowls Club at 10-00am. Colin Milner and Ann Mountford played John Clarke and Pam Chapman from Northaw & Cuffley. Ann and Colin started poorly against this experience pair from N&C. After 8 ends Colin and Ann were 12-5 down, Colin then needed a comfort break and came back a different man and with Ann's help they won the next 3 ends all by 4 shots and were 17-12 up after 11 ends. John and Pam then came back to level it after 15 ends at 17-17 all. The last 6 ends were shared however Colin and Ann picked up 5 shots to their 3 and won 22-20. The last time our club won the EHBL Mixed pairs was in 1990, that was Albury Stratton and Sue Duck, So well done.


CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVE & BOB IN WINNING THE EHBL 4 WOOD PAIRS

On a bright Sunday morning at Shire Park Bowls Club at 9.30am, Bob Hayter & Dave Fussell retained the EHBL 4 Wood Pairs beating Stewart Parkhouse & Keith Avenell from Welwyn Garden City19-16 in a repeat of 2016 final. The match was very exciting with all 4 bowlers bowling well. Bob and Dave started well and were leading 11-3 after 9 ends. The next 6 ends saw the WGC pair winning 5 out of 6 and moved into a 14-12 lead. The game was very tight and after 19 ends Bob and Dave were 16-15 down. A very good 20th end saw Dave and Bob pick up a 3 to lead 18-16 with one end to play. The final end was close with WGC pairing holding 2 however with Bobs last wood he drew the shot and with Keith firing and missing Bob and Dave won 19-16. So well done.

A big thank you to all the club members who turned out to support them they said it was like having an extra wood. Thanks to everybody who sent us good luck messages.



EHDWBA 2 wood pairs 6th September 2017


Marion and Gloria lost in this 2 wood semi final, they put up a great fight but fell short on the day. Well done for going so far better luck next year.


EHDWBA Millennium Singles Semi Final 4th Sept 2017

Marion Smith travelled to Rosehill to face Debbie Marks in this semi final. A very tight start and excellent bowling by both ladies, after 8 ends the score stood at 6-6 all. Debbie then pulled away only to see Marion comeback but Debbie was having non of it and was 17-10 up after 20 ends, and it only looked a matter of time for Debbie to win this semi final. Marion then showed her Rye Park spirit and won the next 7 ends collecting 11 shots and came off the green winning 21-17. Well done to Marion and good luck in the final.

EHBL Pairs Semi- Final 23rd August 2017 at Ware BC

Congratulations to Bob & Dave as they reach the final

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell were due to play Keith Ames and Steve from Welwyn Garden City. After agreeing a date and a starting time as close to 5.30pm as possible Dave and Bob arrive at 5.15pm. Steve arrived shortly after but no sign of Keith, we asked Steve where Keith was he said he had no idea. At 6.35pm Steve came over and conceded the game. After hearing the reason from Steve, Bob and Dave had no option but accept the win. This was not the way Dave and Bob wanted to get to the final, but it was beyond their control. The final will be on the 10th September at Shire Park the time will be advised nearer the date.

EHBL Mixed Pairs Semi-Final 21st August 2017 at Ware BC


Congratulations to Colin & Ann as they reach the final

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford played Alan Budge and Rita Wilsmore from Welwyn Garden City BC at the Nuetral green at Ware BC. The match started poorly for our pair dropping an early 5 and found themselves 7-2 after 5 ends. With the early rubs going against Colin and Ann at the halfway stage they were still behind by 10-4. Colin and Ann continued to bowl well but still couldn't catch the WGC pairing and after 15 ends they pulled it back to 12-13 down. The tide started to turn and with Ann great leading and Colin's conversions they moved away into a 20-14 lead with only one end left. Alan and Rita decided to conceded and congratulate Colin and Ann. Well done to Colin and Ann in reaching the Mixed Pairs final. The final will be on Sunday 10th September at Shire Park the time will be advised nearer the date.

Outside Competition Semi-Finalist and Finalists

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell reach the final
EHBL Pairs Sunday 10th Sept 2017 9.30am start - Shire Park

In the Final NOW well done

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford reach the final
EHBL Mixed Pairs Sunday 10th Sept 2017 10.00am start - Shire Park

In the Final NOW well done

Mairon Smith reaches the final
EHDWBA Singles Wednesday 13th Sept 2017 TBA

In the Final NOW well done

EHDWBA
Anniversary Ladies Cup

Lost in Semi Final

Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy
EHDWBA 2 Wood Pairs

Lost in Semi Final

EHDWBA Triples Quarter Finals 10th August 2017 away

Sue Metzner, Toni Lacey and Ann Mountford travelled to Bishop Stortford to face R Felsted, P Cracknell and B Bennett in this quarter final. Our ladies started slowly and found themselves 14-1 down after just 7 ends. Our ladies rallied but the deficit was far too much, even collecting 9 shots near the end wasn't enough and they lost 25-18. Unlucky

EHBL Pairs Quarter Final 8th August 2017 away

Richard Rogers and Barry Osman travelled to Welwyn Garden City to face last year's runners up Stewart Parkhouse and Keith Anvell. Richard and Barry started very well and were 11-0 up after just 5 ends. The home pair were always going to comeback and they did and by the 12th end the scores were level at 12-12 all. Then the home team made their move and pulled away and finally won 23-13. Unlucky another hard draw for our pairing.


EHDWBA 2 Wood Pairs Quarter Final 7th August 2017 home

Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy played Miriam Toyaton and Ann Hudson from Hertford. This game was close as you would expect in a Quarter Final. After 11 ends the score was level at 6-6 all. Our ladies moved ahead of the Hertford ladies, however the Hertford pair fought back and in fact took the lead on the 18th end. Marion and Gloria then produced 2 exceptional ends which included a 4 on the 19th end and followed up with another 2 and that put them 4 in front with one end to play. Marion and Gloria came away winners at 16-13. Well done another Semi Final hopefully still more to come.

EHBL Mixed Pairs Quarter Final 3rd August 2017 home

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford played Val and Alwyn Chalacmobe from Welwyn Garden City who they met last year. Colin and Ann started strongly and moved into a 6-2 lead after 5 ends. The game was nip and tuck up to the after 13 ends when our pair were still leading, now by 11-10. With a strong finish and some great bowling from Colin and Ann they pulled away and won 22-13. Well done and good luck in the semi final.

EHDWBA Millennium Singles Quarter Final 1st August 2017 home

Marion Smith played Grace Gibbs from Buntingford in this Quarter Final clash. Marion was on form and Grace just couldn't do anything about it. Marion's consistency, Marion won 10 of the first 11 ends to get into a 18-1 lead. Grace rallied but she was far to much behind and Marion moved into the Semi Finals after this 21-6 victory. Well done keep the flag flying.

EHBL Pairs Quarter Final 31st July 2017 home


Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell played John and Graham Saville from Ware BC. Bob and Dave started well and moved into a good lead and were 12-3 up early on. John Saville made 3 great saves when Bob and Dave were holding 5, 6, and 8 shot on 3 consecutive ends. The game should have been over by then, but John & Graham came back and after 17 ends the score was 17-17 all. John and Graham then moved into a 20-17 lead with 3 ends to play. Bob and Dave came back to 20-20 after 20 ends. The final end was tense and with Bob's second wood he put the jack in the ditch to seal the win 21-20. Good luck in the next round on a Nuetral green.


EHBA Pairs Quarter Final 24th July 2017 home

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell took on Vic Greenberg and Peter Warren from Buntingford BC. Bob and Dave started slowly but after 7 ends the scores were level at 7-7 all. The score continued to go back and forth and they still couldn't be split and 17 ends gone the scores were 17-17 all. Bob and Dave won the next two ends to move into a 20-17 lead. The 20th end was won by Vic and Peter reducing the lead to 20-18. Some excellent bowling by Peter gave them the win, and Bob And Dave lost 20-21. They will try again next year.


EHDWBA 2 Wood Pairs 21st July 2017 1st Round home

Marion Smith & Gloria Hardy played Sandra Guerrier and Shirley Pratchett from Rosedale. After a triples defeat against 2 of the same pair only 9 days ago we were hoping that our pair learnt a few things about the pair they were facing. Marion and Gloria did start well and after 7 ends they lead 10-2. With two thirds of the match completed the Rosedale pair stated their comeback and the score was 14-11 to Rye Park. The Rosedale ladies then took control and moved into a 16-14 lead after 17 ends. This match was far from over and Marion and Gloria won the next 3 ends to lead 19-16 after 20 ends. So with one end to play and Rosedale ladies needed 4 on the last end to win, the pressure was on, they could only manage a single. so a win for Marion & Gloria 19-17. Well Done


EHBL Pairs 3rd Round 19th July 2017 away

Gary Medler and Terry Mascot travelled to Rosedale to face Colin Dyer and Alan Spicer however Alan was ill and Gregory ?? stood in as a reserve in this 3rd Round game. The game was tight all the way through and Terry and Gary gave it all but with Colin Dyer experience on his home green our pair went down 20-16 unlucky better luck next year.


EHBL Pairs 3rd Round 19th July 2017 away

Bob Hayter & Dave Fussell were due to play Del Baker, however Del was taken ill and Ray Hills was joined by Mick Johnson from Cheshunt. The venue was changed as the Cheshunt pairing couldn't bowl at home, so the match was played at Rye Park. This match started well for Bob & Dave but the Cheshunt pairing cameback and lead after 8 ends 11-10. The game ebbed and flowed and Dave & Bob pulled away but yet again the Cheshunt pair attacked back but they just failed. Dave and Bob won 23-22. Well Done.


EHBL Singles 3rd Round 18th July 2017 away

Bob Hayter travelled to Sawbridgeworth to play Nick Goff in this 3rd Round match. Bob struggled with the greens straight hand but managed to keep it tight and after 7 ends the scores were level at 6-6, Bob became a bit frustrated. Bob and then it all went wrong and he fell away and was quickly 19-6 down. The next end Bob won and he took the mat up and started to pull back and it was soon 20-20, but he just couldn't go the whole way and lost 21-20 for the 3rd time this year.

EHBL Mixed Pairs 3rd Round 14th July 2017 away

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey took on Allan & Pam Bratherton from Stevenage Town BC. Tim and Toni started well and gained an early lead and 5 ends in they were 6-2 up, Pam and Allan then pulled back and moved into a 14-10 lead after 14 ends. However after 16 ends it was all square 14-14 all and 20 ends it was16-16 all, All down to the last end unfortunately it didn't go our way, we lost 17-16. Unlucky better luck next year.

EHBA Pairs 3rd Round 12th July 2017 away


Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford travelled to Ware BC to face Richard and Simon Stow. The pairing started strongly and pulled away into a strong lead, after just 10 ends they lead by 11-3. Tim and Martin just couldn't close the gap and lost 17-9. Unlucky better luck next year.

EHWDBA Triples 2nd Round 12th July 2017 home

Marion Smith, Gloria Hardy and Chris Miles took on the might of Rosedale in the form of S Guerrier, Pat Hilson and Shirley Pratchett in this 2nd round game. In the words of Marion we were given a lesson in bowling tonight. The Rosedale triple moved into a 16-1 lead after 7 ends and never looked back winning 30-10. Unlucky ladies not your night.


EHBA Pairs 4th Round 11th July 2017 home

Terry Mascot stood in for Dave Fussell to partner Bob Hayter in this 4th Round game against Dave Chandler and Derek Booth from Bishop Stortford. Also in heavy rain Bob and Terry started slowly but the scores were close after 9 ends they lead 8-7. As the rain got heavier the Bishop Stortford's pairing struggled and Bob and Terry then pulled away and won 18-12. Good luck in the next round.

EHBL Pairs 3rd Round 11th July 2017 home

Barry Osman and Richard Rogers took on the might of Hertford Castle in Richard Adams and Eric Saint. This game was also play in terrible weather, Barry and Richard always lead with a lead of 1or 2 shots, they moved away near the end into a 6 shot lead but Richard and Eric came back and it went to the last end and our men won 18-14. Well Done

EHBL Mixed Pairs 3rd Round 11th July 2017 home

Colin Milner & Ann Mountford played the Hertford Castle pairing Pat Beeson & Alan Beeson. On this wet and miserable evening Colin and Ann started fast and were 14-1 up after just 8 ends, they never looked back and the game was over with 3 ends to play, with a final score of 29-9. Well done another home leg coming up well done.

EHDWBA Millennium Singles 2nd Round 9th July 2017 home

Marion Smith played Eileen Newman this morning in her 2nd Round match. Marion started well and moved into a 4 shot lead. Eileen tried Tom close the gap however Marion had different ideas and move into a good lead and eventually won 21-12. Good luck in the next round, another home leg, good luck.

EHBL Mixed pairs 2nd Round 8thJuly 2017 home

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey played against Phil Clewes-Garner and partner from Bishop's Stortford on Saturday morning. This match was close all the way through but Tim & Toni pulled away near the end to win by 4 shots. Well done good luck in the next round.


EHDWBA Pairs 2nd Round 6th July 2017 away

Ann Mountford and Toni Lacey travelled to Whit Hern to face S Waller and E Newman in this 2nd Round game. Our ladies struggled in the heat and never got going, they found themselves 16-5 down after just 8 ends. They did rally but the gap was Tom big and they lost 27-18. Unlucky good luck next year.


EHDWBA Triples 2nd Round 5th July 2017 home

Sue Metzner, Toni Lacey and Ann Mountford bowled against Jackie Jones, Shirley and Pat from Sawbridgeworth. Another close game at HRPBC and after 7 ends the scores were level at 7-7 all. The 13th end saw the HRPBC ladies collect a 5 to put them ahead by 15-12. The Sawbridgeworth ladies came back with 6 shots in the next 3 ends to lead 18 -15,with 2 ends to play. Our ladies picked up a 2 on the 17th end and needing a 2 on the final end which they got to win 19-18, well done.


Hertfordshire Un-Badged Singles Qtr Final 5th July 2017
at Harpenden BC


Bob Hayter played Colin Cole from The Three Horseshoes BC in Stevenage. On a very hot night in Harpenden Bob took a while to adapt to the very fast conditions. With both bowlers bowling well but Bob just had the edge. Bob then moved into a 5 shot lead just looking to get over the line, however Colin stopped Bob on four occasions and Bob lost 21-20 for the second time this season

EHBA Fours 1st Round 4th July 2017 home


Bob Hayter, Dave Fussell, Colin Milner & Tim Maynard faced last year's winners in this 1st Round game. Our opponents Dave Murphy, John Bishop, Ron Powell & skip Andy Adkins started slowly as HRPBC took an early lead however after 7 ends the score was 6-6 all. The game was close all the way through and after 17 ends it was 15-15 all. The Rosedale foursome then pulled away and won 23-15. All bowlers bowled well on a lovely friendly evening, good luck to them in the next round.

EHBA Mixed pairs 3rd round 2nd July 2017 away

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey went out of the mixed pairs to Kevin Norman and partner at Whit Hern. Tim and Toni never got going this morning and lost 25-8. All of our mixed pairs are now out of the EHBA competition but we still have some in the EHBL mixed pairs.


EHBA Pairs 3rd Round 30th June 2017 away

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell travelled to Rosedale to face Andy Adkins and John Bishop conquers of Richard Rogers and John Stevenson in the last round. Bob and Dave started well and moved into a 8-0 lead after just 5 ends, however John & Andy were level after just 8 ends 8-8.. The next 6 ends all went to John and Andy (all singles) putting them into a 14-8 lead. Bob & Dave knuckled down and pulled back the deficit and were level again after 20 ends 17-17 all. Dave and Bob were holding game when Andy fired and missed our shot wood by 3mm (miles off) and our pairs moved into round 4 with a 18-17 win, good luck in the next round.

EHBL 2nd Round 28th June 2017 away

Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter travelled to Sele Farm to face Jim Parsley and Stan Kelly. On a tricky green the match stayed close infact after 10 ends the scores were level at 8-8. The next 3 ends Bob & Dave picked up a pair of 5's and a single to lead 19-8. But Jim Parsley & Stan Kelly started the comeback winning 7 of the next 8 ends. However the lead was just enough and Bob & Dave won 20-19 to move up to the next round. Good luck in the next round. #


EHWDBA Pairs 1st Round 27th June 2017 away

Chris Milers & Marion Smith travelled to Ware to face Gill Grose and Sarah. This was a very wet night but all four ladies bowled well under the circumstances. That match was nip and tuck and it went down to a measure, however it wasn't to be and our ladies lost 21-20, Unlucky
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EHBL 2nd Round 27th June 2017 home


Richard Rogers and Barry Osman played Len Curtis and Mike Manzi from Northaw & Cuffley. On a wet miserable evening at HRPBC our pair started well but the game was tight up the half way stage. However Barry Osman and Richard Rogers then took control of the game coping better with the conditions than their opponents and in the 2nd half they pulled away to win 20-13. Well Done good luck in the next round.

EHBL 2nd Round 25th June 2017 away

Gary Medler and Terry Mascot moved in to the next round as John Hastings from Shire park could only offer one date and that was 6pm on Saturday night 24th June. As our pair were all playing in the afternoon they couldn't play so John conceded the game.

EHBA Pairs 3rd Round 25th June 2017 home

On a warm morning at Rye park Tim Maynard & Martin Mountford played Alan Napier & Kevin Norman from Whit Hern BC in this 3rd Round game. The match was nip and tuck all the way through until the 18th end when Tim & Martin picked up a valuable 4 to take them into a 17-14 lead. Tim & Martin continued and managed another 4 shots in the last 3 ends to win 21-14. Good Luck in the next round.

EHBL Mixed Pairs 2nd Round 21st June 2017 away


Colin Milner and Ann Mountford moved into the 3rd Round of the mixed pairs as Bryan Davies from Buntingford had no free dates and conceded the game. So good luck in the next round.

EHDWBA 2 Wood Pairs Preliminary Round 21st June 2017 away

Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy travelled the short distance to play this 2 wood pairs game against Janet Day and Carol Songer at Rosehill. Our ladies got off to a great start and after 7 ends lead 9-2. Then Janet and Carol found their line and moved into a good lead, with14 ends complete the Rosehill ladies were 14-9 up, a great turnaround. However Marion and Gloria knuckled down and recovered and after 20 ends the scores were level at 16-16 all. With a tight finish Marion and Gloria picked up a 1 to win 17-16. Well done you now face Shirley Pratchett in the next round at home
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EHBA Triples 3rd Round 20th June 2017 home


Barry Osman, John Stevenson and Richard Rogers welcomed Ian Wood, Maurice Cullam and John Kalisz from Whit Hern. On a very muggy evening the game started slowly for our triple falling behind early and at halfway stage they were 6-12 down. However they put a run together to be leading 16-15 after 17 ends. The Whit Hern triples carried on and managed to pick up a 2 on the last end and winning the match 17-16, unlucky to our triples maybe next year.


EHDWBA 1st Round 20th June 2017 home

Chris Miles lead her triples, Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy against a Buntingford triple which included Grace Gibbs, Val Moles and Joan Branagan. In blistering temperatures at Rye Park our ladies out bowled the ladies from Buntingford Bowls Club and after 9 ends they lead 10-7. With a strong finish from our ladies they ended up winning 20-13, Well Done. They have to welcome Shirley Pratchett later in the month.

EHBL Singles 2nd Round 19th June 2017 home

Bob Hayter played John Thompson from Whit Hern. This was possibly the hottest day of the year so far. The match was played in a very sporting manor with both bowlers applauding each other's woods. The game started very evenly, then Bob pulled away into a 11-4 lead after 9 ends. However as an experienced bowler John never gave up and pulled back and into a 13-11 lead. Bob then knuckled down and pulled away to win 21-13 against the gentleman of bowling Mr John Thompson. Good luck in the next round.

EHBL Mixed Pairs 1st Round 16th June 2017 away

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford played Andy Bennett and Sue Moodey from Stevenage Town BC. This match was nip and tuck all the way, with the Stevenage pair just holding the lead. Colin and Ann were always chasing but they were always in contention. On the 17th end Colin and Ann had their best end picking up a 4 to draw level at 17-17 all. So the 18th end was a one end decider, and well done to Colin and Ann in collecting the one they needed to win 18-17. Well Done good luck in the next round. They now travel to Buntingford for their next game.

Hertfordshire Un-Badged Singles 4th Round 16th June 2017 home

Bob Hayter had this 4th round singles at home against Steve Wilson from Potten End. On a sunny afternoon at Rye Park the game started evenly, after 6 ends Bob was down 5-4. Bob then pulled away and lead 15-6 after 11 ends, Steve then rallied and pulled back to 19-14. Steve continued to presurise Bob and with some excellent bowling and took the lead 20-19 in the 23rd end. On the 24th end Bob bowled his last wood to record a 2 and win 21-20 and now has to travel to a Nuetral green on 5th July, that's being played at Harpenden. Good Luck in the next round.

EHBL Pairs 1st Round 15th June 2017 away

Brian Metzner and Tony Lacy played this 1st round game at Whit Hern against Paul Smith & Ian Wood. This is one of our newest pairing and they were level at 10 ends 9-9. Then the experienced pair from Whit Hern pulled away and with Brian and Tony chasing the game they lost 28-12 Better luck next year.


EHBL Pairs 1st Round 15th June 2017 away

Gary Medler playing in his first outside competition paired up with Terry Mascot. They travelled to Northaw and Cuffley to face John Clarke and John ?. Terry and Gary got off to a good start on this fast green and never looked back winning 22-12. They now have to travel to Shire Park for their next round encounter. Well done and good luck in the next round.


Hertfordshire County Pairs 3rd Round 15th June 2017 away

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell took on Alan Hutchinson and Scott Leply at Bishops Stortford. This was a rematch from last year when the Bishops Stortford pair won with 7 ends still to play. This year the game went all the way and Bob & Dave just failed to win, losing 22-18 a very good effort.


EHBL Mixed Pairs 1st Round 14th June 2017 away

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey travelled to Ware Bowls Club to face Eric Wright and Stella. Tim and Toni started strongly and after 5 ends they were 6-1 up. They kept up their good form and at the halfway stage they lead 9-6. In the second half the Ware pair only managed 1 shot against our 10 shots, so a good win 19-7 with 3 ends still to play. Well done and good luck against Phil Clewes-Garner from Bishop Stortford.


EHBL Mixed Pairs 1st Round 14th June 2017 away

Richard Rogers and Marion Smith travelled to Stevenage Town BC to face Alan Bratherton and partner in this 1st Round clash. After Richard's illness the day before this game may of occurred a little to soon. Both Marion and Richard found the green tricky and fast and subsequently lost 19-13. Unlucky better luck next year.

EHBL Triples 1st Round 14th June 2017 away

Don Stevenson, Brian Metzner and Tony Lacey travelled to Bishop Stortford to face last year's finalists in Phil Clewes-Garner, Bob Mitchell and Derek Booth. The Bishop Stortford team got off to a good start picking up a 6 & 4 early and that cost our triples the game as they went on Tom lose 22-10. Unlucky better luck next year.

EHBA Singles 2nd Round 13th June 2017 away

Due to illness Richard Rogers had to concede this game against Simon Stow of Ware, we wish Richard well.

EHBA Triples 2nd Round 13th June 2017 away

Colin Milner, Tim Maynard and Terry Eldridge travelled to Allenburys to face David & Chris Bowie and Malcolm Judd. Our triples never got into this match and were always playing catch up. Halfway through our triples were 9-11 down, the Allenburys triples just out scored our triples winning 20-14.


EHBL Pairs 1st Round 13th June 2017 away

Bob Hayter & Dave Fussell travelled to Whit Hern to face Bob Spence & Steve Kenway. Bob and Dave started strongly and moved into 10-2 lead, however they let that slip and went behind after 15 ends they were 15-13 down. So with 6 ends to play Bob and Dave pulled away again picking up 11 shots in the last 5 ends to 24-17. They are now away to J Parsley in the next round.Good luck.

EHBA Mixed Pairs 2nd Round 12th June 2017 home

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey played a Whit Hern pair Ron Barnett and Maureen Peel. After 10 ends the scores were level at 8-8. Toni and Tim then pulled away with 5 Singles to 13-8 lead. The next few ends were back and forth but Toni and Tim managed to collect more than the Whit Hern pairing and our pairing won 20-15 and move into the next round, good luck.


EHBL Pairs 1st Round 12th June's 2017 home

Richard Rogers and Barry Osman took on Greg Amos and Brian Bushell from Buntingford. In a close match at the half way stage our pair were 9-7 down, however with a 4 end winning streak they collect 8 shots and moved into 15-9 lead. The Buntingford pair then collected 6 shots back in the next 2 ends to pull level again at 15-15 all. But Richard and Barry managed to collect a 2,3 and then a 6 to seal the win 26-15. Well done and good in the next round.


EHBA Singles 2nd Round 12th June 2017 home

Bob Hayter played Graham Indge from Ware BC in this 2nd Round game. Bob started slowly but pulled level early on. This match was close all the way through, however Bob pulled away but Graham came back again and after 27 ends the scores were level at 20-20 all. So a one end shoot out. Graham bowled 3 great woods and Bob couldn't do anything about it. Well done and good luck to Graham in the next round.


East Herts Millenium Singles 11th June 2017

Marion Smith was due to play Angela Bryant, however due to illness Angela had to conceded the game.


EHBA Pairs 2nd Round 5th June 2017 home

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson played John Bishop and Andy Adkins from Rosedale BC. The game started on a nice evening but the weather worsened and the match was spoilt by the heavy rain. Both teams tried to draw and did their best but the Rosedale pair coped better and won 23-13 and now face Bob and Dave in the next round.

EHBA Pairs1st Round 5th June 2017 away

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell travelled the short distance to Rosehill to play Charlie Farr and Peter Tilley. Bob & Dave started slowly going 5-0 down after 2 ends, however once they found the pace of the green they took the lead on 5th end and never looked back winning 30-11 with 3 ends still to play. Well Done and good luck in the next round.


EHBL Singles 2nd Round 4th June 2017 home


Richard Rogers played Garry Smith from BSP. This second round game was very close with not a lot between them. Garry just seemed to have the edge and in the last few ends pulled away and won 21-15. This was a good effort by Richard, better luck next year

Hertfordshire County Pairs 1st Round 2nd June 2017 home

Gloria Hardy and Marion Smith were knocked out of the County pairs in the 1st round to S Wright and partner from Ware, I do not have the score or any other detail.

Hertfordshire County Pairs 1st Round 2nd June 2017 away

Ann Mountford and Toni Lacey conceded this 1st round tie against H Chandler from Bishop Stortford as they were both on tour on the 2nd round date and felt it would have been bad etiquette to play this game. Well done

EHBA Officers Singles 2nd Round 2nd June 2017 away

Bob Hayter met up with Tony Baker on his home green at Ware. This game was as close as the previous encounter. After 25 ends Tony was leading 20-19 when the havens opened with thunder and lightening both players had to leave the green for their own safety, so close from the end. 20 minutes later they returned and with very good bowling from both, Tony got the single shot he needed to win 21-19

Hertfordshire County Pairs 1st Round 1st June 2017 away


Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge played their County pairs game at Rosedale against the strong pairing of Alan Spicer and Colin Dyer. Our pair got off to a poor start, 7-0 down after 2 ends. The Rosedale pairing continued in the same vain and won by 9 shots (23-14). Both teams won 9 ends each but the Rosedale counts were higher than ours.

EHBA Triples 2nd Round 1st June 2017 away

Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Barry Osman travelled to Cheshunt BC to play Ian Alexander, Tony Theobalds and Steve Richardson. Our triples got off to a great start and after 9 ends they were up 11-2 and they continued their great form moving into a 19-4 lead after 14 ends where the Cheshunt team conceded. Well done and good luck in the next round.

EHBA Pairs 2nd Round 31st May 2017 away

Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford travelled to local rivals Rosehill, they were up against B Fitzgerald and B Elliott. Our pair got off to a flyer and were 13-3 up at the halfway stage. They continue their form and just kept picking up shots. With a lead of 23-12 they were holding an 8 but B FitzGerald cut it to 7 with his last wood, so close, but a great win 30-12. Well done and good luck in the next round.

EHDWBA Triples 1st Round 31st May 2017 home


A great start for Sue Metzner, Toni Lacey and Ann Mountford in this 1st round triples match against Theresa Sage, Amanda Smith and Angela Bennett from Hertford Bowls Club. Our ladies were never behind and were always in control of this game with all 3 of our ladies bowling very well. The final score was 23-8, Well Done and good luck in the next round.

Hertfordshire Unbadged Singles 3rd Round 31st May 2017 home

Bob Hayter played Rick Helm from Bishop Stortford in this 3rd round match. After 8 ends it was all square at 6-6, Rick then moved ahead by 8-6. Bob then had 4 good ends picking up 10 shots now leading 16-8. However Rick never gave up, pulling back to 18-17. Bob managed to pick up a 3 on the 21st end to win 21-17 and moves outside the east area but has a home draw again. Good Luck in the next round.

Hertfordshire County Pairs 2nd round 31st May 2017 home

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell progressed into 3rd Round of the County Pairs due to Dave Watson and his partner from Hertford are both unwell. We wish them both well.

EHBA Pairs 2nd Round 30th May 2017 away

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge suffered another defeat this time against Ralph Wheeler and Graham Markinson at Cheshunt. Our pairing bowled well however they were on the wrong end of a few rubs which cost them the game going down 23-16, even though they rallied near the end it wasn't going to be their year unlucky.


EHDWBA Ladies Pairs Prelim Round 30th May 2017 away


Ann Mountford and Toni Lacey travelled to Buntingford BC to face Sue Batchelor and Ellen Amos. Our ladies got off to a flyer and after 11 ends they were 20-2 up. Even though the Buntingford pairing tried to rally our ladies were too far in front and won by 24-11 with still one end to play. Well done and good luck in the next round.

EHDWBA Ladies Pairs Prelim Round 30th May 2017 home

Marion Smith and Chris Miles started their challenge on the EH ladies Pairs against Sylvia Hall and Maureen Stockwell from Hertford BC. Our ladies started slowly then found their way picking up 12 shots in 5 ends, this pushed our ladies into a 14-5 lead. Our ladies never looked back and won with 3 ends to play winning 30-9. Well done and good luck in the next round.

EHBA Mixed Pairs 1st Round 29th May 2017 home

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford played Graham Indge and Sarah from Ware BC on this early morning on bank Holiday Monday. Colin and Ann both started well moving into a 7 shot lead after just 7 ends. They continued their dominance by moving into a strong position to go on to win with one end still to play, winning 25-13. Well done.

EHBL Singles 1st Round 26th May 2017 away

Bob Hayter travelled to Welwyn Garden City for an afternoon start to face David Bedford. Bob got of to a great start 12-0 up after 5 ends. the game was over after 50 minutes with Bob winning 21-5 and moves into round 2. Bob now faces John Thompson from Whit Hern, Well done, good luck

EHBL Pairs 1st Round 26th May 2017 home

Brian Metzner and Tony Lacey played Sid Hall and Tom Phipps from Aston BC. Brian and Tony started well and were never behind. They picked up a 5 on the 17 end and moved into a 6 shot lead. On the 20th end they were 5 up and looking good for their first win. The last end saw them holding 5 and Tom Phipps fired to trail the jack back for thankfully only 4, so our pairing won 22-21. Well done and good luck n the next round.


EHBL Triples 1st Round 25th May 2017 away

Colin Milner, Terry Eldridge and Tim Maynard travelled to Welwyn & District BC for this triples game against Ian Snook. We were never in this game and our conceded early going down 22-5. Unlucky better luck next year.


EHBA Singles1st Round 25th May 2017 away

Richard Rogers produce one of his best performances of the season away at Rosedale against John Bishop one of their top bowlers. Both bowlers bowled well on the night on a very swingy rink, but Richard coped better than John and came away with a 21-15 victory, Well Done, good luck in the next round.

Hertfordshire Unbadged 2nd Round 24th May 2017 home


Bob Hayter played Jim Djouma from Rosedale. This game saw Bob bowl some excellent woods but Jim was up for it with his woods matching Bob's. Bob moved into a what looked like a comfortable lead at 18-5, however Jim had different ideas and pulled back 9 shots in 4 ends. However on the 20th end Bob picked the Jack up for 4 to win 21-14, this match had 24 touches, next round next Wednesday, Well Done Bob

EHBL Singles 1st Round 24th May 2017 home

With Richard waiting for Keith Greenough to arrive from Stevenage at 6.30pm Richard called him and Keith Conceded .


EHBL Pairs 1st Round 24th May 2017 away

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge played against Mike Mahoney and Brad Prowle in this 1st Round game at Datchworth BC. Our pairing struggled on the night and couldn't match the Datchworth pair. The final score was 25-17

EHBA Triples 1st Round 23rd May 2017 away

Our newest triples Don Stevenson, Brian Metzner and Tony Lacey came up against the experienced Dennis Beauchamp, Dave Baxter and Rod Goodley from Cheshunt. This was not a high scoring game with only 5 ends with counts of 2 the rest were singles. Even though we put up a good challenge the Cheshunt team won 13-10

EHBL Pairs 1st Round 23rd May 2017 home

Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford Jim Parsley (partner Unknown) from Sele Farm. This was always going to be and interesting game with the opponents both bowling tight Aero woods, they proved to be to good for Tim & Martin on the night going down 23-15

EHBL Triples 1st Round 23rd May 2017 home


Barry Osman, John Stevenson and Richard Rogers came up against Brad Prowle's triples from Datchworth. This was one of the closest match seen at Rye Park this season. With the lead going backwards and forwards, there was never nothing between the teams and on a measure on the 18th end the scores were level at 17-17 all. So an extra was played and with Rye Park holding game Brad hit the head and spread the woods, it was a measure for the game, this went against us by 1/2 inch, unlucky.


EHBL Mixed Pairs Prelim Round 22nd May 2017 away

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey produced some brilliant bowling at Buntingford BC beating Greg & Ellen Amos by 24-11. After 10 ends this game was all square at 7-7 all. The match stayed close until the last 5 ends when Toni and Tim pulled away and moved into the 2nd Round. Well done and good luck for the next round.


EHBL 4's 1st Round 22nd May 2017 away

Bob Hayter, Dave Fussell, Colin Milner and reserve Terry Mascot failed to move on, going down 23-18 to Stewart Parkhurst's rink at Welwyn Garden City. Bob's rink started well but the WGC bowlers came back well, after 14 ends the game was level however the WGC 4's pulled away and couldn't be caught.


EHBL Pairs Prelim Round 21st May 2017 away

Dave Fussell & Bob Hayter started their defence of their pairs title against Mike Howlett & Barry Sullivan of Hertford Castle. On a bright sunny morning at Hertford Dave and Bob bowled well, after 8 ends they pulled away into a nice 5 shot lead and never looked back winning 17-9. This was Bob & Dave's 4th visit to Hertford this season and could be back there again in the next round. Well bowled.

EHBL Mixed Pairs 1st Round 20th May 2017 home

Richard Rogers and Marion Smith moved into the 2nd round of the mixed pairs against Mike & Jan Mahoney. After the recent wet weather the pair from Datchworth found the green to heavy and after 10 ends and losing 15-6 they decided to concede so Richard and Marion go through, good luck in the next round.

EHBA Singles 1st Round 18th May 2017 home

After a soaking yesterday Bob Hayter's was back again for this 1st Round game against Tony Baker from Ware. The weather was worse than yesterday with both bowlers soaked in the first few ends. It was a very difficult night but both bowlers gave their all and played well, Tony started better than Bob and lead up to the 23rd end when Bob managed to pull level at 16-16. The next 4 ends Bob pulled away winning 21-17, Well done and good luck in the next round.

EHBL Singles Prelim 17th May 2017 home

Bob Hayter started his singles campaign against Dave Smith from Aston BC. On the wettest day of the year Bob & Dave took to the green. They started evenly and after 7 ends the score was 4-4. Bob then edged away and by the 16 the end with both bowlers bowling well in the very wet conditions Bob lead 17-10. Dave then fought back closing the gap to 17-16 after 20 ends. Bob then pulled away to win 21-17. both bowlers were glad to get off the green and dry off, well bowled, good luck in the next round.


EHBA Mixed Pairs 1st Round 16th May 2017

Richard Rogers and Marion Smith had a very hard draw against Andy and Jan Adkins from Rosedale, the match was tight but the talented Mr Adkins bowled well and the Rosedale pairs won 18-25.


EHBA Pairs 2nd Round 15th May 2017 home

Brian Metzner & Tony Lacey both making their debuts in this outside competition came up against Dave Earle & Bill Hayden from Rosedale BC. With points hard to come by but mainly going the way of the Rosedale partnership, our gents found it hard. Both teams bowled some excellent woods however Dave & Bill were to strong on the night, and our pair lost 19-11, better luck next year.


EHBL Pairs 1st Round 14th May 2017 away


After yesterday disappointment in the mixed pairs Richard Rogers linked up with Barry Osman in the EHBL pairs. This was played against Richard Barrett and Mike Taylor from Hertford BC. The game started well for our pair and they moved into a good 8 shot lead at halfway stage, however the home pairing came back well but couldn't catch our team. The final score was 14-13, well done, good luck in the next round.


National Mixed Pairs 1st Round 13th May 2017 away

Richard Rogers and Marion Smith had an early start at Sele Farm to face Harry Wright and Lesley Moyette. Our pair put in a very good performance however Harry Wright saved the day on more than one occasion. Unfortunately we lost by 20-15. better luck next year.

EHBA Singles 1st Round 9th May 2017 at Home

Colin Milner started his campaign against Simon Stow from Ware BC. Colin started slowly and Simon moved into formidable lead. Simon bowled well and won comfortable 21-7.

National Mixed Pairs 1st Round 6th May 2017 at Home

An early start for Colin Milner and Ann Mountford who were playing David & Linda Brooks from Harpenden BC. The visitors settled into the game better than Colin and Ann. The visitors were leading early by 7 shots, however Colin and Ann pulled back and after 12 ends took the lead 14-12. This game stayed close and after the 19th end the score stood at 19-19, anybodies game. Some very good bowling from Linda and David saw them winning 21-20, great game well played all, and good luck to David and Linda in the next round.


EHBA Mixed Pairs 1st Round 5th May 2017 at Whit Hern

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey lost the first end, then took the lead on the 2nd end and were never behind in this match. The Whit Hern pairing was Ernie Corbett and Eileen they just couldn't get into the game with Toni Lacey bowling very well this left Tim with nothing to do, the final score was 28-9, the Whit Hern pairing conceding after 18 ends. Well Done.

EHBA Pairs 1st Round 4th May 2017at Hertford Castle

Dave Fussell & Bob Hayter open their outside competitions off with a win over Mick Howett & Barry Sullivan at Hertford Castle. In a close game on a cold night Dave & Bob managed to win 22-15, they picked up a 6 on the 19th end which sealed the win.

Bob & Dave are due to play Mick & Barry again this time in the EHBL Pairs on Sunday 21st May at 10am hopefully they will get same result. Well Done great start for our club.



2016 - Outside Competitions reports -2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVE & BOB IN WINNING THE EHBL 4 WOOD PAIRS FINAL
On a bright Sunday morning at Cheshunt Bowls Club, Bob Hayter & Dave Fussell beat Stewart Parkhouse & Keith Avenell 20-18 in the pairs final. The match was very exciting with all 4 bowlers bowling well. The last time the EHBL Pairs championship was won by HRPBC pairing was back in 1974 and that was G Wiltshire and R Harding. So well done Dave & Bob. A big thank you to all the club members who turned out to support them they said it was like having an extra wood. Thanks to everybody who sent us good luck messages.
EHBL Pairs Semi Final 19th August 2016 at Hertford Castle

Bob Hayter & Dave Fussell reached the Final winning 24-13. Playing against John Hastings & Robin Bramson from Shire Park, Dave lead brilliantly, nailing the Jack consistently, Bob converted a couple of "Bobby Draws" and also proper draws, they were both on their "A" game and produced some their best bowling performances so far. The Final will be on Sunday 11th September at Cheshunt, their opponents are Keith Avenell and Stewart Parkhouse from Welwyn Garden City, the time will be displayed in the clubhouse soon.

EHBL Triples Semi Final 19th August 2016 at Welwyn Garden City

Barry Osman, Richard Rogers and John Stevenson played their triples semi final at Welwyn Garden City against Joe Dunne triples from Hertingfordbury. In a interesting game, our triples were always behind but they fought back but just couldn't catch them losing 20-14. Well done in getting the Semis.

Hertfordshire Mens County League Thursday 18th Augusy 2016
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sele Farm


The men's final match finished all square. Bob Hayter skipped our winning rink 22-18, bowling with Bob was Colin Milner, Don Stevenson & Brian Metzner. Our other rink skipped by Barry Osman they lost 15-19, Barry was joined by Terry Mascot, Terry Eldridge and Richard Rogers. This match was close all the way through s 3-3 all a good result.

the men have had better seasons however we have brought a lot of new bowlers into our County group. We are all looking forward to next season.

Hertfordshire Ladies County League Thursday 18th August 2016
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Sel Farm


Our ladies played a very strong Sele Farm team. In this very close game Sele Farm came strong in the last 2 ends picking my up 7 shots to win by 8. Jean Matthews skipped it well with Toni Lacey, Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy all bowling well.

This was a great Season for our ladies winning 4 matches out of 6. All the ladies who played in these matches have all done well.

Hertfordshire Mens County League Tuesday 16th August 2016
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern Lost 42-43 1-5


Barry Osman, Richard Rogers, Tim Maynard & Richard Mansfield had a good 24-24 draw. Colin Milner, Terry Mascot , Toni Lacey and Les Austin lost 19-18 going down on the find end by one shot.
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Shire Park Thursday 11th August 2016
Ranson Cup


Our home rink won by 22-21 skipped by Bob Hayter with Tim Maynard, Dave Fussell and Brian Metzner, how they only won by one shot is a mystery, could have been by 15 but that's bowls. The away rink struggled with Barry Osman skipping assisted by Richard Rogers, Terry Eldridge and Colin Milner went down by 12 shots. That concludes the club outside competitions apart from the Mens County League. Here's looking forward to 2017.
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern Thursday 11th August 2016
Hertfordshire County league Ladies away at Whit Hern


Our ladies continue their good form in another exciting performance with a 15-11 win at Whit Hern. Marion Smith, Gloria Hardy, Toni Lacey and Jean Matthews all bowled well to give 4 wins out of 5, well done.


EHBA Officers Singles Semi Final 9th August 2016 at Allenburys

Colin Milner lost this semi-final encounter 21-16 to Veteran John Clarke from Northaw & Cuffley. Colin struggled to find the same line that John was bowling and just couldn't hold on to the shots when he had them, John consistently took the shots off of Colin. Another good run for Colin, unlucky better luck next year.


EHBL Pairs Quarter Finals 5th August 2016

Colin Milner & Terry Eldridge faced their hardest challenge in this Quarter final game against Keith Avenell & Stewart Parkhouse from Welwyn and District. With some top class bowling from all 4 bowlers the Welwyn boys just had too much in their locker and came away winners by 22-15.


EHBL Mixed Pairs Quarter Finals 3rd August 2016

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford were beaten by a strong pairing from Welwyn Garden City. In a game where Ann and Colin were not on their "a" game Chris Sheriff and Deb Squires took advantage to win 20-14. Unlucky good luck next year.


EHBA Pairs Quarter Final 3rd August 2016

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell went out losing to Dave King and Dave Baxter at Cheshunt. Dave and Bob started slowly and struggled to find the green and were 15-6 down after 11 ends. However they knuckled down and pulled back and were leading after the 16th end 15-16. They continued to pull away and were 22-18 up with 2 ends to play. The Cheshunt pair then picked up a 3, the final end saw them holding 2 and Bob failed to convert and they lost 23-22.


EHBL Triples Quarter Final 2nd August 2016

On a wet and miserable evening in Ware Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Barry Osman moved into the semi final after a very good performance at Allenburys, against Malcolm Judd, David Smith and David Bowie. Our triples lead all the way, never behind and came out winning 15-12. Well done.


EHBL Pairs Quarter Finals 28th July 2016

Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter moved into the semi finals with a good win over fellow team mates Captain Richard Rogers and President John Stevenson. Bob and Dave lead from the start and were never behind, with Dave being a lefty he found the green better than the others and he was certainly the difference in the teams. The final score was 27-9, good luck in the next round.
Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge play their EHBL Pairs Qtr Final on Friday 5th August so lets cheer them on as well.


EHBL Mixed pairs 3rd Round 20th July 2016

The pairing of Colin Milner and Ann Mountford go marching on with another win. On a very warm summery night with some excellent steady bowling from them both. Congratulation.

EHBL Pairs 3rd Round Monday 18th July 2016

The pairing of Richard Rogers and John Stevenson go marching on with a win over the bowlers from Datchworth going to the wire on the last end. In the next round they are due to meet Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell in a interesting match.

EHBA Champion of champions 13th July 2016

Hard luck Colin Milner who took it to the wire playing 29 ends before the game ended with a win to his opponent from Sawbridgeworth. Exciting throughout with the marker having to chalk so many 'touchers' he almost exhausted his new spray he had for the game.

EHBL Triples 2nd round 13th July 2016

The triple of John Stevenson, Richard Rogers and Barry Osman go marching on with a close fought match against a triple from Ware skipped by Graham Indge

East Herts bowls League pairs 3rd round 11th July 2016

With Bob Hayter away on his honeymoon Dave Fussell needed to call upon Terry Mascot as a reserve. The game was played at Sele Farm against Jim Parsley and his partner. The game was nip and tuck all the way with the Hoddesdon pairing coming away with a three shot win.

Hertfordshire Ladies County League 7th July 2016
Hoddesdon & Rye Park Ladies v Rosedale BC


Well done to the rink of ladies from Rye Park - Ann Mountford, Marion Smith, Toni Lacey and Jean Matthews an excellent win 35 shots for and 12 against.

EHBL Mixed Pairs 2nd Round 6th July 2016


Ann Mountford and Colin Milner moved into the 3rd round after a comfortable win over John & Barbara Diggins from Northaw & Cuffley. Ann & Colin always looked good with this 22-14 win, well done keep going.

EHBA Pairs 4th Round 5th July 2016

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell moved into the next round with a 21-13 win over Stan Pynes and Graham Ingde from Ware. Bob and Dave kept it tight for the first 6 ends then pulled away with a strong middle part and after 15 end they lead 19-10, this was too much for the Ware pair to pull back. Well done keep it going.

EHBA Singles 3rd Round 2nd July 2016

Bob Hayter had a early start with this 3rd round singles game at Bishops Stortford against Chris Beer. Bob was always in control of this match, however Chris never gave up. With Bob just needing 2 shots to move into the 4th round, Chris picked up two 4's with some great bowling and put Bob under pressure. On the last end Bob was holding game then with Chris's last wood he drew the shot, Bob then failed with his last wood and lost 21-19.


Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford 29th June 2016
The New Lyndhurst Won 42-23


Colin Milner, Tim Maynard and Terry Mascot pulled off a great home leg win over Hertford Bowls Club winning 26-10, with excellent bowling all the way through this game. The away leg was closer affair however Bob Hayter, Richard Rogers and Dave Fussell also came away with a win 16-13 after a slow start. Although it didn't matter they last the extra end. Well done, next game is against Rosedale or Sawbridgeworth on the 18th July.

EHBL Pairs 2nd round 28th June 2016

Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter moved into the 3rd round with a 20-13 victory. On a wet night at Rye Park Dave and Bob beat Bob Clarke and Brian Reeves from BSP who now play out of King George V's in Welwyn Garden City. The game was close all the way through but with a strong finish the Rye pair pulled away. Well done.

EHBA Pairs 3rd round 28th June 2016

Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford had a tough draw against Carl Burns and Scott Wake from Buntingford. The first few ends were close with Carl and Scott just having the edge over Tim and Martin. With the rain falling the Buntingford pair pulled away and Tim and Martin could not catch them, losing 22-13.

Hertfordshire County Pairs 1st round 28th June 2016

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge got off to a slow start against Bishop Stortford's pair Graham Thompson and Martin Ball. Colin and Terry tried hard to recover from this slow start but just couldn't manage it and lost 23-15.


Hertfordshire County league Ladies 28th June 2016
Hoddesdon & Rye Park Ladies v Rosehill Ladies


Our ladies keep marching on with a home win over local rivals Rosehill. With Jean Matthews leading the way she was joined by Ann Mountford, Sue Metzner and Toni Lacey. The Rosehill ladies were always behind, there team was skipped by Janet Day and she was assisted by Carol Songer, Barbara Joslin and Betty Piggott. The final score was 20-15. Jean commented after the game " my ladies were great tonight and they made it easy for me" Well done.

EHBL Pairs 2nd round 27th June 2016

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge played away at Rosehill against Charlie Farr and Peter Tilley in this 2nd round clash. Colin and Terry were straight into this game and pulled away early and never looked in any danger winning 24-11 with 3 ends to play, well done.

Ransom Cup Result 23rd June 2016
2nd round Won 39-33


This cup is played with one rink bowling at home and the second rink bowling away at Allenburys the away rink was skipped by Barry Osman with Richard Rogers Tony Lacey and Brian Metzner lost 14-25, however the home team skipped by Colin Milner with Terry Mascot Don Stevenson and Dave Fussell won by 25-8 this gave us an overall victory by 6 shots. As all the other games in this round were postponed until 28th July, we now do not play until 11th August with the semi-final now moved to 25th August. Well done to all players

Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Hertford Castle 22nd June 2016
Thurgood Cup 1st round -Lost 38-39


As current holders of this cup we started with a tough draw against Hertford Castle. With our home rink bowling well and pulling away to a 20-7 lead it all looked good for Tim Maynard, Dave Fussell, Alan Blackwell and Terry Mascot, however when playing against Garry Warrener it can change quickly with the away team picking up 12 shots in the last 5 ends, Rye park won 20-19. The away rink kept it tight but just lost 18-20, so an overall loss for Rye Park 38-39


EHBL Pairs 2nd round 20th June 2016

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson played Against Greg Amos and Brian Bushell from Buntingford in this pairs game. Richard and John pulled away early however they let their lead slip and had to fight back with some excellent bowling from Richard at the death to win 24-22, well done.

EHBA 4's 1st round 20th June 2016

This was a very close match our 4's were Skip Colin Milner, Terry Mascot, Tim Maynard and Terry Eldridge lost to Bishop's Stortford four skipped by Alan Hutchison, Rick Helm, Kevin Tyrell and Adrian Yarborough. This was a very low scoring game with game finishing 17-14, our bowlers all bowled well but just couldn't get in front.



EHBA Officers 3rd round 18th June 2016

Colin Milner and Bob Hayter battled out a very exciting game today. Colin went into an early lead 7-1 only for Bob to pull level and in fact take the lead 11-8, however Colin fought back with some excellent woods. This game move into the 25th end with the score level at 19-19. Colin bowled 2 lucky woods (only joking) they were very good and won this epic 21-19 to move into the semi final. This competition has been good for HRPBC over the last 3 years, so keep going Colin, Well Done.


National Champion of Champions 2nd round 17th June 2016

Colin Milner played Harry Wright from Sele Farm in this 2nd round National Champion of Champions match. With Colin playing his 5th game this week he now faces Harry this veteran campaigner from Sele Farm, Colin was unable to beat him on the night, losing at home 21-12.

Hertfordshire Ladies Pairs 1st round 17th June 2016

Ann Mountford and Toni Lacey lost in a close match against Hazel Ottley and Margaret Benion from Sele Farm on a difficult green. The score was 23-17, so our Ladies played well but just could not catch the Ladies from Sele Farm.

Hertfordshire Ladies Pairs 1st round 17th June 2016

Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy opened their County pairs with a fine win at Hertford Castle against Audrey Crowther and Pat Beeson the match was conceded at end of 16th end with our Ladies winning 23 shots to 5, Well Done .


EHBA Pairs 2nd round 16th June 2016

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge played at Bishops Stortford against Dave Hunt and Chris Beers. in a closely fought match and with the odd rub going in the home teams favour, Colin and Terry lost this game 24-20.

EHBL Pairs 1st round 16th June 2016

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell played their 2nd pairs match this week. This time they faced Joe Dunne and Tony Hartfield from Sele Farm. On a very tricky green during lots of heavy thunder storms Bob & Dave won 24-18 and now face a Bishop's Stortford pairing in the next round at home.

EHDWBA 2 Woods Preliminary round 16th June 2016

Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy returned to Northaw & Cuffley in this preliminary match against P Chapman and partner, our ladies came away winning again this time 18-14.


EHBL Triples 2nd round 15th June 2016

Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Barry Osman played at Sele Farm against Jim Parsley, D Kelly and M Sell. This is a tough place to go especially against Jim, however our triples did very well coming away with a 16-13 victory. Well Done.

EHBL Singles 2nd round 15th June 2016

Colin Milner's current form deserted him in this match against Terry Stout from Stevenage. Playing this match away on a nice green Colin went down 21-12. Colin commented after saying he had had better days, unlucky.


EHBA Pairs 3rd round 14th June 2016

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell moved into the 4th round with another 1 shot victory beating Bishop Stortford pair Rick Helm and Dave Croft 18-17. So well done to you two as well.


EHBL Pairs 1st round 14th June 2016

Terry Eldridge and Colin Milner faced Father and son pairing at Ware John & Graham Saville. Colin and Terry were never behind and won with an end still to play 20-13, well done keep going.

EHDWBA Triples 1st round 14th June 2016

Marion Smith, Gloria Hardy and Chris Miles had a great win over a triple from Northaw & Cuffley winning 22-6 great win well done.

EHDWBA Pairs Preliminary round 14th June 2016

Ann Mountford and Toni Lacey played at Sawbridgeworth in this Preliminery game against Hazel Miles and Marion Birch. Our 2 ladies bowled so well the home team conceded after 18 ends winning 28-11, well done.

Hertfordshire Pairs 2nd round 13th June 2016

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge opened their campaign with a good away win at Rosedale. Playing against Dave Fuller and Jeff Surridge, Colin and Terry pulled off a good 18-16 victory and now play G Thompson from Bishop's Stortford on the 28th June at home.

Black Thursday for HRPBC in comps

EHBA Mixed pairs 3rd round 9th June 2016


​Richard Rogers and Marion Smith faced Ross Murphy and Sue from Buntingford. This was a very close game until the 15th end where Richard and Marion dropped a 6 and ended up losing 24-17.

EHBL Mixed Pairs 1st round 9th June 2016

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey also travelled to Welwyn but they were at Welwyn Garden. They played against Husband and Wife pairing Tony and Brenda Hughes, in a very close match except for one end when Toni and Tim dropped a 5, they came away losing 19-13.

EHBL Singles 1st round 9th June 2016

Bob Hayter travelled to Welwyn and District to face 2014 Hertfordshire Un-badged champion Jim Summerfield. On a wonderful green Jim had the home advantage and knew the green well, it didn't matter what Bob done Jim was always there. Bob lost 21-10 which doesn't reflect the game.


Hertfordshire Un-Badged 1st round 8th June 2016

Colin Milner struggled tonight to find his rhythm that has helped him start the season off very well. Colin was up against Buntingford bowler Ross Murphy, Ross bowled very well and won 21-7.

EHBA Pairs 2nd round 7th June 2016

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson just couldn't find their early form and crashed out at Ware to Graham Indge and Stan the man 26-18. Overall our boys could have done better but will improve with club competitions now in full flow.

EHBA Mixed Pairs 2nd round 7th June 2016

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford to Buntingford pairing Stan Keen and Val Moules. This was a very close contest however our pair struggled on the Buntingford Green.


EHBA Pairs 2nd round 6th June 2016

Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford continued their excellent form with a great win over Whit Hern pairing Barrie Milsom and Malcolm Curren. Tim & Martin lead all the way and never looked like losing and Barrie and Malcolm shock hands after just 15 ends, with the score at 23-14. well done.

EHBA Singles 2nd round 6th June 2016

Bob Hayter played Nick Goff from Sawbridgeworth at home and bowled well and Nick had no answer to Bob on this night. Bob pulled away into a 13-0 lead which Nick could not recover from, with Bob winning 21-7

EHBA Officers Singles

Colin Milner was awarded this game as a Walkover against T Duffin, Colin now meets Bob Hayter in this Hoddesdon & Rye Park Clash.


EHBL Singles preliminary round

Bob Hayter was awarded this game as a Walkover against T Duffin

EHBL Mixed Pairs 1st round 3rd June 2016

Richard Rogers and Marion Smith were knocked out by the very experienced pair Mr & Mrs Jim Parsley from Sele Farm. Richard and Marion put up a good fight but went down 23-17.


EHBL Pairs 1st round 2nd June 2016

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson moved into the 2nd round with a good win over Mick Rhodes and Alan Brandford from Hertford Castle. Richard & John took the lead for the 1st time on the 17th end only to lose the lead in the next, but with a strong finish, picking up 8 shots in the last 2 ends saw them home with a 25-18 victory.

EHBA Mixed Pairs 1st round 31st May 2016

Tim Maynard and Toni Lacey had a tough trip to Whit Hern on a cold evening in May. Unfortunately they lost in a close match against Steve Kenway and J Corbett 19-15, good effort, better luck next year.

Ladies National Champions of Champion 2nd round 28th May 2016

On this early start on Saturday morning Marion Smith played Hilary Chandler from Bishop's Stortford in this 1st round clash of the Ladies National Champions of Champions match. Marion was always playing catch up in this 30 end game. On a measure Marion lost 21-20 well played great game.


EHBL Mixed Pairs 1st round 27th May 2016

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford moved into the 2nd round with a good win over Ron Powell and Carol Farren from Rosedale. This was a close game held at Rye Park. Colin and Ann winning 19-15, their next game is at home against a pair from either Buntingford or Northaw & Cuffley.

EHBA Pairs 2nd round 25th May 2016

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell played at Northaw & Cuffley against Trevor Bull and John Chandler. This green is one of the best in the East Hertfordshire the bowling was true and fair. Bob and Dave always lead in this game and came away with a a good 23-22 victory and moved into the 2nd round.

EHBA Singles 1st round 25th May 2016

Colin Milner played against Ray Barwick also at Northaw & Cuffley tonight. Colin got off to a slow start on this very fast green and was always playing catch up. Ray playing at home is always a handful, unfortunately for Colin he had no answer for Ray home knowledge, Colin lost this singles match 21-11.


EHBA Pairs 2nd round 24th May 2016

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge continue there great start to the season with another impressive win this time over a Rosedale pairing of Brian Barnet and Fred Cable. Colin and Terry were always in control of this game at one of our local rivals Rosedale, our boys came away winners by 22-15.

EHBL Singles 1st Round 23rd May 2016

Richard Rogers faced Mike Mahoney at Rye Park in this 1st round clash. Mike Mahoney reached the county Un Badged Singles finals last year, so a very experienced bowler. Richard started poorly going 7-0 down after just 2 ends. It would always be a tough game and you cannot give a bowler of Mike class a 7-0 lead and it proved to be correct. Even though Richard fought back the task was to much and he went down 21-16 again.


EHBA Mixed Pairs 2nd Round 23rd May 2016

Colin Milner and Ann Mountford bowled at Northaw & Cuffley against John Dowler & Chris Ryan in this 2nd round mixed pairs game. In a very tight affair Colin and Ann came away with a great win, with a score of 25-24, this was a very strong pairing from Northaw & Cuffley. well done.

EHBL Pairs Preliminary round 22nd May 2016

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell were due to play Micky Milne and Alan Gibbs in this pairs game on Sunday morning, however Micky Milne chopped his finger off in a fluke accident and they called in a reserve Gary Warriner. The match started evenly then Bob and Dave moved into a strong but the experienced Gary Warriner pulled this back to 15-15. The last end was tight and needed a measure to decide who won 1cm decided it and Bob & Dave won 16-15. They now face Joe Dunne at Sele Farm.

EHBA Singles 1st round 21st May 2016

Richard Rogers travelled to Ware on Saturday morning to take on Micky Giron-Towers in this 1st round clash. In a close match Richard came away 2nd best losing 21-16 in an exciting game. During this game on one end there were 8 yes 8 touchers, I have never heard or seen that before, well done to both of you.


National Champion of Champions 1st round 19th May 2016

Colin Milner played Mike Mahoney in this 1st round clash in the National Champion of Champions at Datchworth. Colin's impressive start to the season continued with a 21-16 victory and now faces Harry Wright from Sele Farm in the next round, good luck.

EHBA Officers Singles 1st round 18th May 2016

Last years beaten finalist Richard Rogers loses his 1st round game against Roy Pateman in a close game at Hoddesdon Rosehill Bowls Club , this game could have gone either way however it didn't go Richards way. The score was 21-17, unlucky Richard better luck next year.


EHBA Mixed Pairs 1st round 16th May 2016

Our captains Richard Rogers and Marion Smith moved into the second round with a good win over Neil Walker and Sandi Wareham. Marion lead well and with Richard skipping and calling the shots they won 29-20. With 5 ends left Richard and Marion were 20 - 15 down, they managed to picked up 14 shots in the last 5 ends. Well done keep the flag flying.

EHBA Singles 1st round 16th May 2016

In a repeat of the EHBL Singles final of 2009 Bob Hayter came up against Alan Spicer from Rosedale again. On a tricky but true green at Rosedale Bob came out on top again with 21-16 victory. Both bowlers bowled some excellent woods in this 20 end match. Well done keep it up.


EHBA Pairs 1st round 13th May 2016

Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford excellent form continued with a 30-5 victory over Rosehill pair Charlie Farr and Peter Tilley. Tim and Martin started quickly picking up a 4 & 7 in the first 2 ends, so this made it hard for Charlie & Peter to comeback.Well done.

EHBL Pairs 1st round 11th May 2016


Tim Maynard and Martin Mountford moved nicely into the 2nd round of the EHBA pairs with a comfortable win over Cheshunt pair Terry Whitebread and partner. This was Martins first outside competition so well done. With a winning score of 28-17 shows that HRPBC have a lot of new and exciting bowlers coming through.

EHBL Pairs Preliminary round 10th May 2016

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson wiped away the disappointment of losing on Monday by winning at Knebworth beating John Matthews and Graham Stevens by 18-15. With our pairs leading by 4 shots playing the last end, Richard was faced with the task of winning this match when 4 down,and he successfully managed to draw 2nd wood, well done Richard and John.

EHBA Officers Singles 2nd round 10th May 2016

Bob Hayter played Derek Hinge from Bishop Stortford in a very tight match, Bob eventually won 21-17 after 28 ends. In the early part of the season greens are slight heavy which causes these games to be very tricky. Well done Bob

EHBA Pairs 1st round 10th May 2016

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge started slowly but then last season form came out. They beat Whit Hern Pairing Ernie Corbett and Dave Greenaway 30-16, a very strong middle part of the game saw them pick up 16 shots in 4 ends. Well done Colin and Terry.

EHBA Triples 1st round 9th May 2016

This game too early in the season for Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Barry Osman who went down to a triples from Northaw & Cuffley Len Curtis's team were just a bit stronger winning 14-7.



2015-Outside Competitions reports -2015

EHBA Officers Singles Semi-Final 12th August


Richard Rogers produced his finest performance with a great win over Ray Barwick from Northaw and Cuffley. Ray reached has won this event 3 times before and was in the final last year when he lost to Bob Hayter in that epic final. Richard beat Ray 21-13 at Allenburys and now he looks forward to his first major singles final. Good luck to Richard from the whole club. More details of the final will be posted soon.


EHBL Pairs Quarter finals 3rd August

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge lose their quarter final match against Vic Greenberg and Mike Howlett from Hertford Castle. This game was close however Colin and Terry couldn't find any of their early season form and lost 25-19. Well done to our pair for getting so far.


EHBA Pairs Quarter finals 1st August

On a lovely Saturday morning here at Rye Park Richard Rogers and John Stevenson lost this very close match to Gary Warrener and Peter Warren from Hertford Castle. Our pair put up a good fight against the 2015 County pairs runners up. The score was 23-27. Well done to our pair for getting so far.


EHBA Champion of Champions Semi Final 27th July

Tim Maynard lost in the Semi Final of the Champion of Champions to Ray Wareham from Ware, in this close match bowled at Rosehill, Ray came away with a 21-18 victory over our club Champion. Tim had his chances on the night but just could not convert them. Unlucky Tim.

EHBA Singles Quarter Final 21st July
Richard Rogers loses his quarter final game against Richard Carter from Ware 21-18. Richard bowled well but just couldn't get passed the 18 point mark. this game was bowled in a good spirit and we wish Richard from Ware all the best in the next round. Well done to Richard for getting this far.


Club Members still in outside competitions,

Richard Rogers is still in the following:-

EHBA Officers singles Semi-Final and will now play Ray Barwick from Northaw & Cuffley runner up in this competition last year, this will be played on Neutral Green this has been booked for Allensbury on 12th August at 6pm.

EHBA Singles Quarter-Final Played 21st July, Lost 21-18 (See report above)


Richard Rogers and John Stevenson are still in the following:-

EHBA Pairs Quarter-Final, they will now face Garry Warrener from Hertford Castle at home before the 31st July. Lost 23-27 (see report above)


Tim Maynard is still in the following:-

EHBA Champion of Champions singles Semi-Final against Ray Wareham from Ware on a Neutral Green. Lost 21-18 (see report above)


Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge are still in the following:-

EHBL Pairs Quarter-Final they will now face Vic Greenberg at Hertford Castle. Lost 25-19 (See report above)


EHBA Pairs 4th round 17th July

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson continued their impressive season with a 25-23 win over Sele Farm pair Roy Pratt and Ken Hegley. This game was always close however the HRPBC Pair bowled well and now move into the quarter finals. Well done keep the good work going. They will now face either Garry Warrener's pair or Mick Milne's both from Hertford Castle.


EBHA Champion of Champions 16th July

Tim Maynard pulled off a great win over Hertfordshire bowler Scott Wake from Buntingford. Tim bowled extremely well and came away with a 21-15 victory to move into the Semi-Final. With the other quarter final still not played Tim is now waiting to see who he is playing. Good Luck

​EHBL Singles 3rd Round16th July

Bob Hayter lost to Ray Barwick in a long and tight match, going down 21-19 at Northaw & Cuffley. This match included 20 ends where only one shot was recorded in this a 30 end match.

EHBL Pairs 3rd Round 13th July

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge moved into the last 8 of the EHBL Pairs with a superb win over Stevenage Town pair John Gardner and Dave Graham. This match was nip and tuck early on, then Colin and Terry found their form as they moved into a comfortable lead winning 25-4.


Hertfordshire County Singles 9th July Quarter Finals

Colin Milner bowling in the Qtr finals for the first time against county bowler Steve Budge from Baldock. Steve eased away and Colin was always playing catch up. However this was a great performance from Colin who went down 21-16.

EHBA Officers Singles 8th July

Richard Rogers continued the dream of winning the EHBA Officers Singles with a quarter final win over Roy Pateman from Rosehill, Richard enjoys bowling here as his last round win was against Malcolm Songer, With Richard fully relaxed after his fishing trip he won tonight 21-14, lets hope he goes all the way now and retains the Cup for Rye Park. The next round will be a neutral green.

EHBA Singles 3rd Round 7th July

With John Bishop making his second appearance at Rye Park in 24 hours he failed again on our green. Richard Rogers played one of his best games this season with a 21-13 win. Richard pulled away early and John never got within 6 shots of Richard, well done and good luck in the next round. Richard now faces a trip to Ware to face either R Carter or C Grose in this 4th round game.

Hertfordshire County Singles 4th Round 6th July

Two great games were played last night at Hoddesdon & Rye Park Bowls Club this was the first time for a number of years we have had 2 bowlers in the last 8 of Eastern part of the draw.

Colin Milner faced John Bishop from Rosedale. Colin started strongly and immediately put pressure on John, however John is a very experienced bowler and clawed his way back only for Colin to turn the screw with some excellent bowling and winning 21-18. Good Luck in the next round on 9th July, come along and support him at Rye Park, 6pm start.

Bob Hayter played Gary Warrender from Hertford Castle, this game was a very tight affair with only 9 shots being won in the first 9 ends played and Gary having a 7-2 lead. Gary then pulled away into a 16-4 lead, however Bob then took the mat right up the green and he pulled back to 16-16, the next few ends were very close and on the 29th end Bob was holding the 2 shots he needed for the match but Gary with his last wood drew in for the match to win 21-19.


EHBA Pairs 3rd Round Sunday 5th July

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson continue their good form in this pair’s competition. John & Richard bowled well considering they were delay in Calais after their fishing trip. They arrived at Rosedale on Sunday morning to face Jim Djouma and John Gorry and they came away with a 22-14 victory and move into the 4th round with a home tie against Roy Pratt from Sele Farm.

Hertfordshire Singles 3rd Round Sunday, July 5th

After a mix up earlier in the week between Colin Milner and Graham Penny this game was finally played. Colin playing some of his best bowls of the season moved into the 4th round with a 21-14 win, Colin now faces John Bishop on Monday evening, Good Luck.

Hertfordshire Singles 3rd Round 2nd July

Bob Hayter moved into the 4th Round with a good win over Micky Giron-Towers from Ware BC. This game was very tight early on, however Bob then pick up consecutive 4's to move into a good lead, Micky tried hard to pull back the difference but when Bob picked up two 3's the match was over 21-11. Bob now faces Garry Warriner from Hertford Castle the game is on Monday 6th July at Hoddesdon & Rye Park.

Colin Milner should have played Graham Penny however Graham never showed up.
Therefore Colin claimed the game, however Graham launch an appeal on the grounds that Colin had not confirmed the time of the match. The Competition Committee have ruled that as both players were at fault, Colin for not confirming time and Graham for not turning up, their ruling is that this match must be played before the next round. Colin has now agreed a time with Graham that the match be played on Sunday morning at 11am, so if you can support Colin I'm sure he will appreciate it. The winner will face John Bishop from Rosedale on 6th July.

Colin Milner's game against Graham Penny was not played as scheduled: following a dispute about timings, notifications etc advice was sought from the Competition Secretary and the game will now be played on Sunday 5th July at 11am.

Good luck to both of our bowlers



Hertfordshire Un-Badged Singles 3rd Round 1st July

On a hot evening in Datchworth, Bob Hayter lost to Mike Mahohey 21-11 in a close game, the score does not reflect the match. With Mike already reaching the Hertfordshire Seniors Singles final Bob put up a good fight.

Colin Milner also suffered a defeat in this round losing a very tight match 21-20 to John Clarke from Northaw & Cuffly. With excellent bowling all night and a tense atmosphere Colin just lost.





Hertfordshire County Singles 1st Round 29th June

Bob Hayter moved into the 2nd round with a 21-14 win over Ray Munt from Northaw & Cuffley. Bob pulled away into comfortable lead but let it slip, however he knuckled down. The next round is on Thursday 2nd July and Bob's at home to either Micky Towers from Ware or M Rhodes from Hertford Castle

EHBL Singles 2nd Round 26th June

Bob Hayter faced Bob Spence for the 2nd time this season at Whit Hern in a singles competitions. The scores this time were reversed with Bob Hayter coming through to win 21-12, Bob now moves into the 3rd round where he faces Ray Barwick from Northaw and Cuffley who he last met in the Officers Singles at Ware in the Final.

Hertfordshire County Singles 1st Round 26th June

Colin Milner continued his impressive season with 21-7 win over Steve Kenway from Whit Hern. After 10 ends this match was all level at 6 all, then Colin found his form and pulled away to win by14 shots. He now moves into the 3rd round to face either Graham Penny from Much Hadham or John Dowler from Northaw and Cuffley at home on 2nd July.

Ranson Cup 25th June
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 31-50 Bengeo


With both rinks home and away losing we crashed out of the Ranson Cup in the quarter finals. The scores do not reflect how close this match really was, however Bengeo move now into the semi-finals. Tim Maynard skipped our home rink with Terry Mascot, Terry Eldridge and Don Stevenson in support, they went down 18-25. Away at Bengeo, Bob Hayter skipped the rink and somehow went down 13-25 (still not quite sure how), Bob bowled with Colin Milner, Dave Fussell and Alan Blackwell.

EHBA 4's 1st Round June 24th

Bob Hayter' rink lost to Garry Warriner's four in this delay 1st round match. Garry's rink took the lead early and Bob's rink were unable to pull these shots back. On Bob's rink Colin Milner skipped with Tim Maynard leading and Dave Fussell playing 2. The final score was 14-22

EHBL Pairs 2nd round June 24th

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson went out to a strong pairing from Welwyn Garden City. Neil Sharp who beat Terry Eldridge earlier in the week skipped his team to a 22-13 win.

Men's County League June 23rd away at Cheshunt
Hoddesdon & Rye Park (6) 51-19 (0) Cheshunt


Great start for Hoddesdon & Rye Park with a 6-0 win, both rinks won well and with Dave Fussell leading his rink to a great 26-4 win , with Tim Maynard leading, Alan Blackwell playing 2 and Terry Mascot playing 3 they out bowled there opponents. Colin Milner skipped our other rink winning 25-15, he had Brian Holding playing 3, Richard Rogers at 2 and Terry Eldridge leading they also out bowled there opponents.

Ladies County League June 23rd away at Cheshunt
Hoddesdon & Rye Park (1) 18-18 (1) Cheshunt


Our ladies collected their first point of the season picking up a draw at Cheshunt, the Ladies bowling were Ann Mountford, Marion Smith, Chris Miles and Gloria Hardy. Well done



EHBL Singles 2nd Round 20th June

Terry Eldrigde goes out to Neil Sharp from Welwyn Garden City. Terry bowled well however Neil produced some excellent shots to go through 21-9

Hertfordshire County Pairs 4th round 19th June

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell lost at Bishop Stortford in this 4th round match, thier opponents Alan Hutchinson and Scott Lepley produced some of the best bowling we have seen this season.

EHDWBA Millenium Cup Singles 18th June

Marion Smith played Jill Reeves from Hertford Castle in the Millenium Singles. Playing away from home is not always easy, however Marion coped well and beat Jill 21-9 and moves into the quarter finals. Well done keep up the good work.


EHBA Lyndhurst 1st round 18th June
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 32-24 Whit Hern


With both teams winning home and away. Barry Osman lead his triples to a 18-14 win at home, Barry was joined by Tim Maynard and Richard Rogers. Dave Fussell skipped the away triples to a 14-10 win with Colin Milner & Terry Mascot. Well done HRPBC. Next round 28th July v Bengeo or Hertford.


Hertfordshire County Singles Un-badged
3rd Round17th June


Bob Hayter moved into the 4th Round with a win over Dave Murphy from Rosedale. The match was close all the way through, Bob always held the lead until the 22nd end when Dave pulled level at 18 all, then Bob managed to get his first 3 woods in and Dave had one wood left to take the game into another end, however he just failed and Bob took the 3 he needed to win 21-18. Good luck in the next round. The next round is a neutral green against M Mahoney from Datchworth on 1st July green TBA

County League Ladies Match 17th June
HRPBC Ladies 15-29 Rosedale


Our ladies travelled to Rosedale for their 2nd match of the season. This is always a difficult fixture as they are one of the strongest teams in our area. Rosedale came out on top with a 29-15 win.

Hertfordshire County Singles1st Round 16th June

Bob Hayter moved into the 2nd Round of the County Singles with a win over Sawbridgeworth's Graham Taylor at Swabridgeworth. The game was very even earlier on however a couple of big scores late on secured the win, 21-12. Bob now plays Ray Munt from Northaw and Cuffley in the next round on Monday 29th June at Rye Park.

Hertfordshire Pairs 3rd Round June 15th

A comfortable win for Terry Mascot and Dave Fussell against Dennis Sharp and Maurice Cullum 29-11. Our pair lead from start to finish and never looked liked losing. Next round will be on Friday 19th away at Bishop Stortford against Alan Hutchinson.

EHBA Pairs 2nd Round 13th June

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson travelled the short distance to our neighbours Rosehill to face Ken Hammond and D Barlett in this 2nd round pairs game. With some good bowling from our pair they came away with a good win, winning 23-19, well done and good luck in the next round.

EHBA Singles 2nd Round 12th June

Richard Rogers welcomed Derek Grose from Much Hadham to our green and took no time to record a great 2nd round win and moving into the 3rd round. The score today was 21-15, keep up the good work.

EHBL Singles 2nd Round 12th June

Colin Milner moves into 3rd round with a win over Brad Prowle from Datchworth. With Colin playing some of his best bowls away from Hoddesdon & Rye Park, he came away with a 2nd round match win by 21-15, great result by Colin, keep it up.

EHBA Champion of Champions 1st Round 12th June

Our club champion Tim Maynard faced a tough challenge in the 1st round tie against Harry Wright at Sele Farm. However Tim stuck to his game plan a beat Harry 21-14. Well done Tim and good luck in the next round. Tim will now face Scott Wake or Dave Pennell in the next round at Rye Park.


EHBL Pairs 2nd Round 11th June

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge had another great win over Ian Snook from Welwyn & District winning 24-15 and move into the 3rd round, well done keep up the good work

Hertfordshire Pairs 2nd Round June 10th

In this 2nd round match Terry Mascot stood in for Bob Hayter and partnered Dave Fussell they were successful and beat fellow team mates Colin Milner & Terry Eldridge. Terry and Dave now face a pair from Whit Hern on Monday 15th June, well done and good luck


EHBA Officers Singles 2nd Round 9th June

Richard Rogers played Malcolm Songer in this 2nd round clash at Rosehill, With Richard producing some his best bowls this season and giving Malcolm no opportunities Richrd came away winning 21-13, well done and good luck in the next round.

EHBL Singles 1st Round 9th June

Colin Milner continues to bowl well and beat Bishop Stortford's Philip Clewes-Garner known PCG in this 1st round match by 21-15. With Colin bowling well on his home patch, great result by Colin.

EHBL Triples 2nd Round 8th June

Richard Rogers, Tim Maynard and John Stevenson struggled against a strong triple from Sele Farm, with Harry Wright leading his troops to a 17-15 win over our triples.

EHBL Pairs 1st Round 6th June

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge had a great win over Malcolm Songer at Rosehill beating them 21-16 not many people go to Rosehill and come away with a win

County League Ladies Match 2nd June
HRPBC Ladies 12-30 Buntingford


Our ladies travelled to Buntingford for their 1st match of the season. This is a new fixture for our ladies who took on a strongteam. Buntingford came out on top with a 30-12 win.


Hertfordshire Un-Badged Singles 2nd round, May 29th

Bob Hayter moved into the 3rd round of the Un-Badged singles with a win over Len Curtis from Northaw & Cuffley. Bob started slowly but eventually found the green and his weight and came away with a 21-13 win. The best thing was that he avoided the wet weather before and after.
The next round for Bob Hayter will be at home to Dave Murphy from Rosedale on Wednesday 17th June.



EHBL Triples 1st round May 28th

On a very fast swinging green at Cheshunt, Richard Rogers, Barry Osman and Dave Fussell produced top class bowling to beat the EHBL Triples champions on their home patch 21-7. Holders Del Baker, Ray Hill and Mick Johnson gave up after 15 ends. Well done to our triples who now will face Harry Wright away at Sele Farm in the next round.


Hertfordshire Pairs 1st Round May 27th

After a close start to this 1st round match, Terry Eldridge and Colin Milner moved through to the 2nd round beating Tony Dunne and Alan from Hertford Castle 26-14. Terry Eldridge impressed again with some classical bowling at lead. Colin and Terry now face team mates Dave Fussell and Bob Hayter in the 2nd round, however due to Bob not being around a reserve will be used (But who will it be)??


EHBL Singles 1st Round 26th May

Bob Hayter played his 1st round singles at Shire Park in Tewin against Todd Canton. With Bob losing his early matches in the EHBA competitions he at last hit some of last seasons form. Bob found the green and the weight very quick and came away winning 21-4 after just 13 ends. Bob will now face Bob Spence from Whit Hern again who knocked him EHBA Singles or John Bishop from Rosedale.


EHBA Pairs 2nd Round 21st May

Bob Hayter & Dave Fussell crash out of the competition going down 23-16 to Mick Milne and Alan Gibbs from Hertford Castle. This game started slowly with only singles being collected in the first 7 ends, with Bob & Dave leading 6-1. However the wheels came off for Rye Park Pair and Mick and Alan took control.

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge also go out in this round to Vic Goodey and Brian Stockwell from Ware, This game started very slowly and after 12 ends our pairing looked dead and buried 5-16 down, however Colin & Terry fought back to take the lead in the 19th end, but in another twist the Ware pair recovered to win by 20-23

Bring on 2016!!
Good Luck in the next round


EHBA Singles 1st Round 19th May

Richard Rogers produced some outstanding bowling tonight to record his best ever result beating Ray Munt from Northaw & Cuffley in the 1st Round of the EHBA singles. After just 9 ends yes just 9 ends Richard progressed through winning 21-0. Well Done.


EHBA Officers Singles 1st Round 17th May

On a bright Sunday morning at Rye Park Bob Hayter played his 1st game in defence of the title he won in dramatic style last year. Unfortunately Bob was unable to produce the form that won him the cup on that day. Seasoned bowler Harry Wright from Sele Farm produced some amazing shots to win the game 21-17. After 17 ends the scores were level at 13-13 all, but 8 ends later it was all over for 2015. Good Luck to Harry in the next round.


The Eversley Friday 16th May
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishop Stortford 51-63



​Hoddesdon & Rye Park put up a good show, however a strong Bishop Stortford team managed to win on all 3 rinks by 4 shots. Barry Osman's rink struggled early on but came back well going down 14-18. Tim Maynard's game was tight all the way through with some good bowling by both teams, they went down 17-21. On Bob Hayter's rink this game went to and through, with some excellent last wood saves by Graham Thompson saw this score finished 20-24. Good Luck to Bishop Stortford in the next round.

EHBL Pairs 1st Round 14th May

Richard Rogers and John Stevenson moved into the 2nd round of the EHBL pairs with a good win over Dave Watson and Ralph Pedder. On a wet/cold night at Rye Park Richard and John proved to be to strong winning 23-15 with the Hertford pair conceding after 18 ends. Well Done.
Richard and John now face another home tie against either Neil Sharp from WGC or Dennis Sharp from Whit Hern, either way our boys will need to Sharper than Sharp to move forward.


EHBA Singles 1st Round 13th May
Bob Hayter v Bob Spence (Whit Hern) 10-21


Bob Hayter started poorly and never recovered from his poor start. Dropping a 4 then a 3 in the first two ends gave Bob Spence the start he was looking for. The rest of the game was tight but Bob Hayter had too much to do to pull this game back, Well done Mr Spence.


EHBA Officers Singles 1st Round 13th May
Colin Milner v Graham Penny (Much Hadham) 20-21


Last years Semi Finalist Colin Milner appeared to have this game in his pocket, however the game is never over until you have crossed the line. Colin was cruising along 18-10 up, but he let it slip away going down to Much Hadham's Capt Graham Penny 21-20


EHBA Pairs Preliminary Round 11th May

Terry Eldridge and Colin Milner pulled of a fantastic win at Hertford Castle in the EHBA Pairs. Playing against one of the strongest pairs at Hertford Castle Colin & Terry came away with a 16-13 victory, their opponents on the night were Vic Greenberg the 2014 EHBA Singles champion and Mick Howlett. They now at home in the next round and face B Stockwell from Ware B.C

EHBL Preliminary 6th May
Terry Eldridge 21 v 18 Richard Adams (Hertford Castle)


A great win for Terry over one of the County's top bowlers. The game was close early on with both players picking the up shots. After12 ends played the match was level, then Terry pulled away to lead by 19-12 and the game looked over for Richard. But with the never say die attitude from Richard he started to pull the deficit back, however Terry knuckled down with a couple of good ends to reach the 21 shot target. Well done Terry.

​The 2015 season start see above

EHBA Finals at Ware BC (Sept 7th - Morning)

Champion of Champions Final


An early start for Bob Hayter in the EHBA Champion of Champions final. Bob received great support from members of Hoddesdon & Rye Park, which was much appreciated by Bob. Bob was playing a County/Middleton Cup Bowler from Buntingford, Mark Plume. The first part of the match was on an even keel with some great heads. Bob bowled extremely well however Mark pulled out some fantastic shots to win this game 21-14, well done Mark
The last finalist we had in the EHBA Champion of Champions was Alan Smart who went on to win this back in 1984, 30 years ago.

Officers Singles Final (Sept 7th- Afternoon)

The afternoon was very different: Bob was bowling in the EHBA Officers Singles final against last year's winner Ray Barwick from Northaw & Cuffley. Again Bob had fantastic support from a number of Hoddesdon & Rye Park members: they cheered every wood Bob bowled. This game was truly amazing. Initially Bob just could not find his weight, green or line and after 10 ends was losing 18-4. It looked all over for Bob. He decided that something needed to change, if his supporters were to have something to cheer about. So Bob brought the mat up and bowled a minimum length jack and turned the game around, picking up shots on a regular basis without any reply. Ray struggled with this length and did not score another shot. With the score at 18 all and Bob in the ascendancy, at the next end Bob was holding 2 shots. He then bowled the shot of the day by drawing a wood right up to the Jack. With Bob holding a match winning lie Ray, now under pressure, bowled his last wood short and Bob took the title. It just goes to show that ITS NEVER OVER UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS. Well done Bob for a great game, wInning 21-18.
The last winner from our club to win this trophy was Cyril Cornish in 1963, 51 years ago.


EHBA Finals Day

Bob Hayter has reached the EHBA Champion of Champions final for the first time in his bowling career, this will takes place at 9.30am at Ware Bowling Club on Sunday 7th September. Bob also reached the EHBA Officers Singles which is being played at 3.30pm and is also at Ware. So if you want to come along and support Bob your presence will be much appreciated.


EHBL Triples league (Aug 26th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 39-33 Hertford = 4-2


The last game of the season and a win. With Bob Hayter stuck in traffic and Richard Rogers making the dash over to Hertford to cover we came away with a rare win. Colin Milner skipping our winning triples assisted Jim Mason and David Lofthouse won by 24-11, even though Richard dashed across he just couldn't manage a win, however he kept it tight so we picked up the overall points. Thanks Richard. Well Done to everybody who took place this season in the league, the only way we can go now is up, so bring on 2015.


EHBL Triples league (Aug 22nd)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 29-40 Aston = 2-4

In our penultimate game we are now relegated. The season could have gone better, however I'm sure some of our newer bowlers have improved due to this experience in competitive bowling. Walter Richardson skipped our winning triples, assisted by Peter Francis and Alf McDonald winning 22-13, so our points total moved up. Our final game this season is at Hertford on Tuesday evening (Aug 26th), so let's hope we can finish with a win.


County league Result (August 14th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 16-43 Sele Farm 0 - 6 Mens
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 6 - 21 Sele Farm 0 - 2 Ladies


A disappointing finish to a long campaign for our men losing on both rinks on a wet cold night at Sele Farm. Neither of our rinks could find the green. We couldn't match the home players on the night. Sele Farm go through to the area final to face Buntingford.

Our ladies also struggled at Sele Farm losing 6-21. The ladies at Sele Farm bowled well, this leaves our ladies bottom of the league in their first season of County league bowling.


The New Thurgood Semi-Final (Aug 12th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 30-52 Buntingford

A gallant team performance by Hoddesdon & Rye Park in this Thurgood semi-final. Losing to a very strong County team from Buntingford. With both rinks losing we shook hands on the 20th end. It was nice to see club members there supporting us and it was much appreciated by the team. The team now need to pick ourselves up for another big game on Thursday evening at Sele Farm in our final County League match, victory on both rinks is required to win the league.



EHBA Officers Singles Semi-Final (11th Aug) at Rosedale

Congratulations to Bob Hayter who reached his 2nd EHBA Final. Bob Hayter played fellow team mate Colin Milner in a close encounter that saw Bob come out on top 21-11. The score doesn't reflect the closeness of the match. Both players gave their all with some excellent bowling. The final will be played at Ware BC on 7th September, tine will be advised nearer the date.






County League result (7th Aug)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 37-34 Whit Hern 4-2 -- Men
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 0-0 Whit Hern 0-2 -- Ladies Conceded


This match was a tight affair all the way through however a great 4
picked up by Dave Fussell's rink on the 19th end ensured another league win for Hoddesdon & Rye Park. Dave Fussell playing against seasoned skip Rob Jones came out on top 20-16, Dave was assisted by Tim Maynard, Ron Izzard and Colin Milner. On our other rink Bob Hayter's rink went down by 1 shot losing on the 21st end.17-16.his rink was Terry Eldridge, Greg Dunford and Richard Rogers,

Our ladies conceded as they could not field a team.

EHBL Triples leagues (Aug 4th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Bishop Stortford 22-37 = 0-6


With now only 2 games remaining our fate appears to be complete with another 6-0 defeat. Our overall performances have not been to our usual standard this season. So Division 3 next year. Bishop Stortford bowled well, so this result keeps them in contention for promotion to Division 1 this season.

New Thurgood Trophy

Date confirmed 12th August, This will be played at 6pm at Allenburys against Buntingford

EHBL Triples leagues (Aug 1st)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Ware Wolves 20-45 = 0-6


Tonight the Ware Wolves took no prisoners at Hoddesdon & Rye Park. With Ware looking to win the league they arrived with one of their strongest teams and proved far too good. They won on both rinks and have set their selves up for a classic title push.


EHBA Champion of Champions Semi-Final (Aug 1st)

Congratulations to Bob Hayter who has reached the Champion of Champions final. The semi-final was played on Friday afternoon at Sawbridgeworth, Bob played the Much Hadham champion John Wells. With Bob finding the green to his liking he moved into a lead that was too much for John. The final will be at Ware BC on Sunday 7th September, more details will follow nearer the time.

County League result (29th July)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 43-35 Rosedale 6-0 -- Men
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 10-21 Rosedale 0-2 -- Ladies


A great result for our men winning on both rinks by 4 shots each, with Colin Milner and Dave Fussell leading their rinks well and both coming through in the closing stages. This keeps our chances of winning our group in our hands with 2 games to go. The ladies lost 21-10 to a very good Rosedale ladies team, so no points for them.


EH Ladies Pairs 2nd Round

Marion Smith and Chris Miles moved into the 3rd Round with a 24-16 over Ware pairing J Franklin and C Warman, they now look forward to progressing even further after this strong display.


New Thurgood Trophy (July 25th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 53-42 Sele Farm


On a wet and thundery evening our men came through a difficult match at Sele Farm to reach the Semi Final. Tim Maynard skipped our winning rink and won by 34-24 he was assisted by Graham Barker, Don Stevenson & Brian Holding. Colin Milner skipped the other rink only going down by 1 shot this gave us a 9 shot victory. Well done to all who bowled. The Semi Final is against Buntingford, so watch =this space for mor details.



The Lyndhurst Cup Semi-Final (July 21st)

The New Lyndhurst cup semi final was won by Allenburys. It was a close fought game with the away triple winning but the home triple going down by two shots, which left the winning margin of just one shot. Well done to Allenburys and good luck in the final

County League result (17th July)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 37-36 Northaw and Cuffley 4-2 Men

Hoddesdon & Rye Park 12-23 Northaw and Cuffley 0-2 Ladies

A good result for the club with an overall shot total of 37 against 36 shots by our opponents. Well done to the two rinks. Our ladies were beat 12-23, the Northaw & Cuffley ladies were just too strong.


The Lyndhurst Cup Semi-Final

We have been drawn against Allenburys, the match will be played on Monday 21st July, this match is 2 triples one at home and one away. Good Luck to the selected team.


EHBL Triples 2nd Round (July 10th)

Richard Rogers had to find another bowler for this game as Barry Osman was injured and is possibly out for a couple weeks. Tim Maynard stepped in to join John and Richard. After 13 ends they lead well but Brian Pike's Stevenage team thought back to level in the 17th end. With just one to play it was all or nothing, unfortunately we finished 2nd going down by just one shot. A great run by our team, now looking forward to 2015.


EHBL Triples leagues (July 10th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Havers Park 22-29 = 0-6


Pipped again on both rinks at Havers Park. The green was pretty straight, not much turn on both hands. After Colin's success last night he went down by 1 shot losing 12-13. Ron Izzard's rink also struggled on a straight green going down 10-16. With not many league matches left we need a few good results to stay in division 2.


The New Thurgood Cup ( 2 Mens rinks)

We have been drawn against Sele Farm, this game will be played on the 25th July at Sele Farm. If you wish to nominate for this game please add your name to the nomination sheet in the club house. We will attempt to play the strongest team possible. Thank you for nominating.




EHBA Officers Singles (July 9th)

Congratulations to Colin Milner with a great victory over Terry Whitehead from Cheshunt Bowls Club with a score of 21-10. Colin playing at home proved to be too strong and moved into the semi-final and will now face fellow team mate Bob Hayter in the this Semi-final. The date for this will set soon, this will be bowled on a neutral green in our area. This guarantees us to have someone bowling in the EHBA finals day on the 7th September at Ware Bowls club.



The New Lyndhurst Trophy
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 36-15 Rosedale (July 8th)


A great result on the night for HRPBC in The Lyndhurst Trophy quarter final. With heavy rain falling most of the night the shots kept coming in in our favor. Dave Fussell skipping our home rink and winning 19-7, Tim Maynard lead the way with Brian Holding playing two. The team gelled well on the night, well done. The away team skipped by Bob Hayter started strongly and moved into an early 8-0 lead and never looked back, they kept the ends tight all the way through the night. With Terry Eldridge leading and Colin Milner playing two the team linked well together to win 17-8, overall a 36-15 victory. We have now moved into the Semi-Finals against either Allenburys or Northaw & Cuffley.


EHBL Triples league (July 7th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Rosehill 25-28 = 2-4


This was a very close game and was decided on the final end, however we were pipped by Rosehill. Ron Izzard skipped our winning rink 13-11, with Les Austin leading and playing extremely well and John Matthews supporting they played well. Bob Hayter's rink went down 17-12 to Malcolm Songer. We did pick up 2 points so all good in our efforts to stay up in Division 2


County pairs 4th round (July 3rd)

With the opposition getting harder as you would expect in the county pairs, Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge went out against John Dowler and Ray Barwick 21-16. The Northaw & Cuffley pair were just too strong on the night and they move into the next round which is not regionalised. Good Luck to them.



The New Lyndhurst Trophy date agreed Tuesday 8th July

Team will be selected over this weekend, so if you are interested and would like to be considered please nominate by midday Saturday 5th July using nomination sheet or e-mailing the club on the above e-mail address.

The New Lyndhurst Trophy ( 2 mens triples one home one away )

We have been drawn against Rosedale Bowls Club, this should be played by 9th July. Rosedale are the home team so we are waiting to be offered dates. Please review the EHBA Noticeboard to nominate.


EHBL Triples League (June30th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Northaw & Cuffley 42-32= 6-0


A great result saw our team coming out 6-0 winners and taking us off the bottom of the league. Alf McDonald, Peter Francis and Skip Walter Richardson won 22-16, Dave Lofthouse, Dave Grimmett, and skip Brian Holding won 20-16. Well done to all 6 of you.

County Pairs 3rd round (June 30th)

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge had a great result at Bishop's Stortford against Don Fox (Elvis) and Dave Chandler beating them 21-18, this was an amazing result considering they were 10-0 . Yet another game where the never say die attitude came out by our pairing. Great result good luck in the next round.

EHBA Officers Singles Quarter finals (June 30th)

Bob Hayter reached the Officers Semi-final with a 21-6 victory over Rosedale bowler John Dyer. After 9 ends in a close and tight match the scores were level at 6-6, Bob then found his weight and pulled away to a 21-6 win. Bob could meet Colin Milner in the Semi-Final lets hope he gets through.



The Ranson Cup (June 26th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 23-45 Hertford Castle


With both teams home and away losing our run in the Ranson Cup for 2014 is all over. Our home rink skipped by Bob Hayter with Terry Mascot, Alan Blackwell and Dave Fussell kept the match close going down to Gary Warriner, Graham Weaver, Richard Adams and Alan Gibbs 10-18. With Tim Maynard skipping the away rink with Richard Rogers, Terry Eldridge and Colin Milner losing 13-27, Hertford Castles Mike Milne and Mike Howlett were just walking on water with some amazing shots and we just could not match them in this match, the other Hertford Castle bowlers were Mike Roades and Alan Blandford. Well done to Hertford Castle and good luck in the next round.




East Herts District Women's Bowls Association Pairs (June 24th)

A fantastic match at Rye Park saw Chris Miles and Marion Smith playing against Whit Hern Ladies Wendy Reddaway and Dawn Sibley. This match was played in terrible wintery conditions but our ladies kept this match tight all the way through and picking up a 6 in the 19th end was enough to put this match out of reach, winning 26-18. Well Done, good luck in the next round.

EHBL triples league (June 24th)
​Hoddesdon & Rye Park 33 v 30 Shire Park = 4-2


We now have our first win of the season beating Shire Park who are flying in the top half of the league. On a wet night at Rye Park Bob Hayter skipped our winning rink assisted by Dave Fussell and Ron Wilson by 19-14 against Mike Howe, R Leach and T Brown. Colin Milner's rink were unlucky to go down 14-16, he was assisted by Jim Mason and Dave Lofthouse, dropping a 4 on the 16th end made it hard to win after leading all the way. The Shire Park bowlers were W Archer, R Kenway and R Gunn.


East Hertfordshire Men's and Ladies County league (June 23rd)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Cheshunt
Mens 39-43 = 2-4 pts
Ladies 19-19 =1-1 pts


The men's team had one winning rink skipped by Barry Osman holding on to a 18-17 win, he was assisted by Terry Eldridge, John Stevenson and Richard Rogers, they played against Skip Terry Theobald, Steve Richardson, Ian Alexander and J Jackson. The other men's match skipped by Tim Maynard started very slowly against Del Baker, Terry Whitebread, D Baxter and R Mills but they made great comeback to only go down 21-26, they were 25-9 down after 16 ends so picking up 12 shots in the last 5 ends. A good team performance, still a long way to go in this competition.

The ladies competition is just one rink, Chris Miles skipped our ladies team against J. King, E Taylor, A. Padgham and B. Monro and came away with a creditable draw 19-19. Chris was assisted by Ann Mountford, Beryl Sambridge and Jean Matthews.


EHBL Mixed Pairs 3rd round( June 20th)

Ann Mountford and Tim Maynard continued their impressive form in this years competition. In an excellent match we saw Tim & Ann picking up 2 on the 21st end to win by one shot, the score was 18-17. Their opponents were from Northaw & Cuffley, John Clarke and playing partner Pam. Well Done and Good Luck


Hertfordshire County Mens Pairs (June 19th)

In a match that looked all over after 10 ends with Colin Milner & Terry Eldridge losing 20-8 to Sele Farm pairing Jim Parsley and Ken Hegley. We witnessed a fantastic comeback by our pairing and after 17 ends the scores were level at 21-21, so the Sele Farm pairing only picking up one shot in 7 ends. The Sele Farm pairing came back again picking up a 3 on the 18th end, only to see our boys pick up a 3 on the 19th end, so all level again. Terry Eldridge lead well in the final 2 ends under extreme pressure and with Colin keeping his cool he lead the team to a 28-25 victory. Well Done and Good luck in the next round.


New Thurgood
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Northaw & Cuffley (June 19th)

This was due to be played on June 19th at Rye Park, however with late notification from Northaw & Cuffley they conceded the match, so we go through to the next round. We will be away to Sawbrigdeworth or Sele Farm.


EHBA Singles 2nd round (June 17th)

Bob Hayter crashed out of the singles losing to Alan Brandford from Hertford Castle 21-13. This was not one of Bob' s best performances he struggled all night with the weight. Alan bowled well and deserved the win on the night.

EHBL Triples league (June 17th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 34 v 36 Welwyn Garden City = 2-4


HOORAY
We are off the mark, well done to Richard Roger, Greg Dunford and Graham Barker for picking up our first points with a rink win by 18-17 at Welwyn Garden City.

Lyndhurst Result (June 16th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park v Whit Hern

Home score lost 18-19
Away score Won 15-13
Overall result a win 33-32

With Colin Milner, Barry Osman and skip Tim Maynard picking up 5 shots in the last 4 ends and going down at home by just one shot kept this game close. Both teams won 9 ends each, the Whit Hern team were Ian Wood, Paul Boltwood and skip Alan Napier. Bob Hayter skipped the away team with Richard Rogers and Terry Eldridge. This was also a close game and after 11 ends we were 10-6 down, but with some excellent team bowling we pulled back to win 15-13, in this game both teams also won 9 ends each, the Whit Hern team were Andy Godfrey, John Kalisz and skip Barry Atkins. Well done to both teams in keeping this game so close.

EHBL Singles 2nd round (June 15th)

Bob Hayter was knocked out of the singles in another epic. This match was 27 ends and over 3 hours, Steve Wilson from Stevenage won 21-20. Bob lead all the way but just fell short of the that 21 shot mark. Enjoyable match and the green bowled very well.


EHBL Triples 1st round (June 13th)

Richard Rogers, Barry Osman and John Stevenson beat Sele Farm triples 16-10 lead by Jim Parsley, peter Ottley and 13 year old. Harry Greaves to move into the next round and will face a team from Welwyn Garden & District. It was great to see the young man bowling, the future is good for the sport.

EHBA Ladies Pairs (June 12th)

Once again our Ladies Ann Mountford and Gloria Hardy went to an extra end,losing to Ann Pingham and Margaret Knight from Cheshunt. Perhaps we should have a penalty shoot out we might have better luck that way.

Hertfordshire Ladies County Unbadged Singles (June 11th)

Ann Mountford played Leslie Moylette from Sele Farm in this Un-badged match, Ann was beaten but will learn from this experience.


EHBA 4's 1st round (June 11th)

Bob Hayter, Tim Maynard, Colin Milner and Dave Fussell lost to 4 bowlers from Buntingford, John Powell, Scott Wake, Carl Frostick (Burnsy) and Roger Evans all of these bowlers have bowled for Hertfordshire in the Middleton Cup team. The final score on the night was 17 - 9, mostly 1's and 2's even though we lost this game all of our bowlers performed well against this very strong team. The match was played in good spirit with an appreciative crowd applauding both sets of players. Good Luck to the Buntingford team.

FYI to get into The Middleton Cup Squad is one the highest honours you can achieve in your County.

EHBA Triples Ladies (June 10th)

Marion Smith, Ann Mountford and Gloria Hardy had a great fame against B Munro, M Clark and J King from Cheshunt. After 18 ends in this triples match the scores were level at 11 all. On the extra end Cheshunt came out winners a great game played by 6 very good lady bowlers.

EHBA Singles 2nd round (June 10th)

Richard Rogers lost to Vic Greenberg from Hertford Castle 21- 9 after 22 ends. The game was closer than the score would suggest, however Vic just out bowled Richard in the vital shots. Yet again Hertford Castle bowlers came out on top, lets hope we (HRPBC) can change this in the Ranson Cup on the 26th June.

EHBA Pairs 2nd round (June 10th)

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell went out of the pairs on a very difficult green at Whit Hern. After 11 ends they were 27-6 down to Dave Kitchen and Paul Reddaway. However Bob and Dave then moved the mat right up the green and made a late come back going down 29-26, holding a six on the last end to pull level, but Paul bowled his last wood and made fourth wood so taking the game by 3.

EHBA Singles 3rd round (June 9th)

Tim Maynard played Harry Wright in the EHBA Singles at Sele Farm. On a wet and windy night Tim could not match Harry Wright going down 21-9 .


EHBA Triples 1st Round (June 6th)

Yet another close game with our triples, Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Barry Osman going down by 1 shot. This game was close all the way through in fact it was level after 16 ends. The Bengeo triples played well and an enjoyable evening was had by all.


EHBL Triples League (June 6th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 29-48 Bishop Stortford = 0-6


A strong team from Bishop Stortford arrived at Rye Park and immediatly found our green to their liking, which was not good news for our boys. We suffered our 5th straight lost of the season, so we need to start picking up points soon or it will be Division 3 next season.

EHBL Pairs (June 5th)

A very interesting game with some excellent bowling all round. But with the visitors skip Kevin Norman out bowling our pairs we saw Whit Herns pairing coming out on top, The Whit Hern pairing was Kevin ang Alan Napier. Richard and John Said"we will be back next year"

EHBL Triples League (June 5th)
Hoddesdon & Rye Park 27-40 BSP = 0-6


Once again we fell short going down 0-6 to a good BSP team


EHBL Singles 1st round (June 4th)

After the heroics in the EHBA singles the previous evening, Richard went out of this competition in the 1st round, away at Datchworth, not an easy draw, against Dave Wright. In a very close game Richard lost 21-15 so can now concentrate on the EHBA. In a busy week for Richard its the pairs at home tomorrow night (5th June). Good Luck.

EHBA Singles 2nd round (June 3rd)

Richard Rogers moved into the 3rd round of the singles beating Mick Rhodes from Hertford Castle 21-11. The game started in wet conditions at Hertford Castle with Richard dropping a 3 on the first end, however Richard picked up a 3 on 2nd end and never looked back after that to win. The game lasted 18 ends. Well done.



EHBL Singles 1st round (May 30th)

Bob Hayter moved into the second round of the singles with a quick win over Terry Stout from Stevenage Town at Stevenage. The game was only 12 ends, 45 mins long, with Bob only losing one end, the match score was 21-2.


EHBA Mixed Pairs 1st Round (May 29th)

Tim Maynard and Ann Mountford enjoyed a great win at Sele Farm against Roy Pratt and June in the Mixed Pairs. Their opponents from Sele Farm are very strong so this was a great start for our team. The score was 21-10, great win.

EHBL Pairs 2nd Round (May 28th)

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge returned to Hertford Castle for their 2nd round match against Tony Deane and Alan Beeson unfortunately they came away losing 24-17. Terry and Colin are playing together for the first time this season so lets hope this pairing thrives in the future.

EHBL Triples league (May 28th)
Hoddesdon and Rye Park 26 - 43 Whit Hern Blues = 0 - 6


HRPBC lost their 3rd game in a row at Whit Hern Blues tonight. This game was closer than the other two but still a loss. These games are giving some of our newer bowlers a taste of competitive bowls, so in the long run the club will benefit.

EHBA Officers Singles 1st round (May 27th)

Colin Milner played his first round officers singles tonight in constant rain. Colin's opponent was County Bowler Roger Evans from Buntingford. On a tricky rink Colin bowled well to knock Roger out in this early round bowling 22 ends. The score was 21-14, well done.

EH Ladies 1st round pairs (May 27th)

Ann Mountford and Gloria Hardy beat the Bishop Stortford pair Chris MacKenzie and partner 20-15. Chris Miles and Marion Smith beat Linda Phripps and June Edden from Much Hadham 23-20, both of our ladies move into the 2nd round. Well done keep going.

Ranson Cup 1st round.

We were due to play Shire Park Bowls Club on Thursday 29th May at 6pm, 1 mens rink at home and 1 mens rink away. However due to Shire Park being unable to field a team for this match we have been awarded a walk over. We will now face either Hertford Castle or Much Hadham on 26th June 2014 at 6pm.

EHBA Singles 1st Round (May 25th)

Tim Maynard played his first round singles away at Whit Hern against Paul Reddaway. This was an early Sunday morning start but Tim came through winning 21-10 after 20 ends. Tim will be at home in the next round to either Roy Pratt or Harry Wright both from Sele Farm.


EHBA & EHBL Updates (May 23rd)

Richard Rogers received a walkover in the EHBL Triples, so now moves on to the next round.
Bob Hayter also received a walkover in EHBA Officers singles and also moves on.

EHBA Singles 2nd round (May 21st)

Bob Hayter moved into the 3rd round with a brilliant win over Whit Herns Kevin Norman. Bob Hayter commented after the game saying this was the hardest game he has played in for a number of years. The game consisted of 28 ends with Bob only winning 13, but he came out on top 21-17. Home draw now, just waiting to see who it will be.


EHBL Pairs 2nd round (May 20th)

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge lost their 2nd round match18-17 to the Hertford Castle pairing Graham Weaver and Mick Rose. The match went to the last end, needing 2 to draw and cause an extra end, but they just failed. Colin and Terry just lost to the experience pair playing on their home patch. A very good effort by our pair.

EHBL Triples league (May 19th)
Hoddesdon and Rye Park 19 - 40 Stevenage Blues = 0 - 6


We suffered our second defeat in the EHBL Triples league, a strong performance by Stevenage. We need to get back out on the green and practice more.


Hoddesdon and Rye Park 56 -66 Hertford Castle (May 16th) Eversly

An excellent match played in the right spirit. Hertford Castle led the way from the start, HRPBC were always behind but we never gave up. By the 18th end we had reduced the deficit and in fact we actually went ahead by 3 shots. Then it all went wrong, Bob Hayter's rink dropped a 6 followed by Barry Osman's rink also dropping a 6, so with only 2 ends left the mountain was too high to climb. Well done Hertford Castle and good luck in the next round.

We had one winning rink 21-17 that was skipped Bob Hayter, and included Richard Rogers, John Stevenson and Don Stevenson. We had 3 bowlers making their debuts tonight - they were Don Stevenson, David Lofthouse and Graham Barker. Well done.

We would like to thank everybody who turned up to support us, hopefully we will win next time. Thanks again.


Ladies County Triples 3rd Round (May 15th)

This 3rd round game was played at home against another strong ladies triple from Whit Hern. The game started evenly with Whit Hern leading the way, after 7 ends the score was 6-13. Beryl Sambridge came in for Ann Mountford. Marion Smith, Gloria Hardy and Beryl had work to do to pull this back. Unfortunately Rosemary Moto, Eileen Newman and Chris Norman were to strong on the night, going through 13-24. Well done to Whit Hern and good luck in the next round.

EHBL Pairs 1st Round (May 12th)

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge moved into the 2nd round with another close win over Fred Clark and Rob Porter winning 22-21 at Rosehill. This is their 2nd pairs win of the season both games being away from home.


EHBL Triples league (May 12th)
Hoddesdon and Rye Park 23-60 Bengeo = 0-6


We were out played tonight by Bengeo on both rinks, the rain fell all night long and Bengeo coped better than we did. So overall as a team we need to improve. Greg Dunford, Graham Barker and Bob Hayter went down 13-23 and Tony Parker, Don Stevenson and brother John went down 10-37. Mike Jones and Dave Kemp both skipped their rinks well, other Bengeo players were J Reeve, Brian Mansfield, Brian Ginn and Brian Cable.


EBHA Pairs 1st Round (9th May)

Bob Hayter and Dave Fussell move into the 2nd round EHBA Pairs with a 26-9 win over Northaw & Cuffley pair Ray Barwick and John Dowler.

A good close game that went to the last end with all to play for on both sides with Les Knight and Bob Piffers coming out on top but Richard said we won the drinking contest after the match. So Richard Rogers and John Stevenson lost 20-23 against this good team from Rosehill.

Ladies County Triples 2nd Round (8th May)

Our ladies continued their good start to the season by beating a Rosedale triple 23-15 at Rosedale, Ann Mountford, Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy are now looking forward to their next round challenge. Good Luck.

EHBL Singles Preliminary Round (7th May)

Bob Hayter beat Bill Eaton from Rosehill 21-10, after a tight start Bob pulled away to move into the first round.

Ladies County Triples 1st Round (6th May)

Ann Mountford, Marion Smith and Gloria Hardy had a very good win over a strong triple from Sele Farm ( names will be added). We won 19-11, well done and on to the next round..

EHBL Pairs 1st Round (5th May)

Colin Milner and Terry Eldridge beat Dave King and Steve Richardson in the first round, a good win by our team away at Cheshunt. With Terry playing in his first outside Competition a bowler for the future.