Bowled over by weather

PUBLISHED: 16:33 08 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

POOR weather marred Royston Bowls Club s annual Gala Triples competition last week. The competition was played with a reduced format due to a number of members being unable to participate, and the heavy rain meant that it was abandoned during the second s

POOR weather marred Royston Bowls Club's annual Gala Triples competition last week.

The competition was played with a reduced format due to a number of members being unable to participate, and the heavy rain meant that it was abandoned during the second session.

The winners were Ann Martin, Ron Colton, and Stan Whitehouse, with £100 raised for the RNLI in a collection.

Saturday May 27 saw the lady president, Linda O'Flanagan, challenge the lady captain, Eunice Dockree, to a friendly ladies only afternoon game.

As a change from the normal bowls game, the ladies chose the adaptation of Australian pairs.

Although some rain managed to dampen the green, it did not dampen the enjoyment gained by both sides.

The lady captain's team won by a good margin overall, and the day concluded with a light tea.

On May 28 Royston played a home friendly game against Letchworth Garden City, consisting of four rinks of mixed.

It was a close game overall, but Letchworth managed to win by 11 shots, 76-65.

May 31 saw Royston play away to the Townsend BC of St Albans in the National 2x4's.

After 42 ends, only five shots separated the teams, but it was Townsend who progressed with a 38-33 win.

The Royston vets mixed triples team were again in action on June 1, playing away to Letchworth Howard Gardens BC

Both teams had a win on two of the four rinks, and the game ended up as a draw with both sides scoring 67 shots.

The same evening saw two county singles competitions being played at Royston. All participants treated members watching to some very good bowling.

It was unfortunate that two of Royston's bowlers were drawn to play each other, but this did not take away the competitive edge from either player.

Mick O'Flanagan (Royston) beat Peter Graves (Royston) 21-15 while Simon Lee (Royston) beat Kevin Lamacraft (Letchworth) 21-17.

Townsend BC again welcomed Royston on June 3 to a four rinks of men friendly. After a fairly tight game, the Royston men did well to hold off a strong challenge by a strong Townsend team to win by 10 shots, 90-80.


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