Adams and Sheriff seal shout-out win

PUBLISHED: 12:18 11 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 11 May 2010

ROYSTON were away to Steeple Morden for a four triples mixed Meldreth & District League match in what was an evenly matched game with all rinks being only a few shots apart, but it was Steeple who won with a score of 66 shots to 57. The highlight of the w

ROYSTON were away to Steeple Morden for a four triples mixed Meldreth & District League match in what was an evenly matched game with all rinks being only a few shots apart, but it was Steeple who won with a score of 66 shots to 57.

The highlight of the week must surely be the achievement of Don Sheriff and Peter Adams, however.

They played in the Area Final of the National Over 55s Pairs at Royston on Tuesday and the game was an example of bowls at its very best.

Both teams put in superb performances to entertain the spectators and on end seven only one shot separated them.

On end 12 Sheriff and Adams were 14-7 up but at this point the opposition of F Jacops and R Worsnop from Barton-le-Clay staged a comeback and after a further six ends they were five shots up at 19-14.

Having scored 12 shots in six ends, the opposition then ran out of momentum and allowed the home team to edge back to be even on the last end.

An extra end was then played and after the opposition skip had delivered his last bowl it was the home pair who had reached the line first by just one shot.

With this win under their belt, the reward is a trip to Worthing to play in the National Finals on August 14.

Royston Vets welcomed the Letchworth Garden City Vets for a four triples mixed game and had easy wins on three rinks with scores into the 20s and one win of just two shots. Overall, Royston won 86-40.

On Wednesday, Howard Gardens visited Royston to play a five rinks of mixed triples. Three rinks had close scores, but two, led by Tony Williams and Derek Goodwin, had wins of 22-10 and 25-13. Overall, Royston won 96-71.

On Friday, Royston welcomed the Peelers and Friends' touring side from Norfolk and the six rinks of men engaged in a friendly game of bowls on a very warm sunny day.

At the end of the game, Royston had managed to lose on three rinks and win on the other three. Two of the Royston rinks had scores of 32-7 and 38-5, which rather helped the home side to obtain a resounding win of 134 shots to 90.

It was the Hatfield who visited Royston on Saturday for a six rink mixed friendly.

The Royston team, on this occasion, were a little too benevolent as they managed to lose on all rinks.

On five the scores were only a few shots apart, but rink four gave away three threes and three fours to the delight of their opposition. In the end it was Hatfield who triumphed 138-89.

On Sunday Royston visited Hertford for four rinks mixed friendly. On this occasion Royston had a comfortable win of 97 shots to 44, but this was helped by the efforts of the Mike Randall four. At end 10 they were 22 shots to one up. This continued until they dropped a two on end 19 and another on the last end, but this didn't stop them winning by 36-8.

Also on the same day, Royston's Mick O'Flanagan and Peter Adams, played each other in the Letchworth and District Singles. Adams took charge at the start by scoring a three and a four, followed by another four two ends later. O'Flanagan just could not get into his stride and Adams claimed a comfortable 21-8 win.

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