Cup hopes perish with narrow semi-final defeat

PUBLISHED: 10:53 04 August 2006 | UPDATED: 14:47 12 May 2010

ROYSTON S hopes of Cairm s Cup glory were ended after a tight semi-final loss at Baldock. This competition is arranged as two rinks of triples at home, and two triples away. Both sides had good wins on two rinks, but suffered heavy loses on the other two.

ROYSTON'S hopes of Cairm's Cup glory were ended after a tight semi-final loss at Baldock.

This competition is arranged as two rinks of triples at home, and two triples away. Both sides had good wins on two rinks, but suffered heavy loses on the other two. The end result was a 69-67 defeat for Royston.

- Royston's Top Ten team were up against Rosedale (Cheshunt) in the semi-final, which was held at Welwyn Garden City on Saturday morning.

The Royston team had high hopes of a victory which would take them through to the final in the afternoon.

This was not to be, as Rosedale won the singles, pairs, triples, and the fours, to give them a comfortable win. Royston put up a good performance, but were always under pressure from a strong Rosedale team.

- Last Monday saw Royston take on Great Shelford in the Meldreth & District League at Royston.

The four rinks of mixed triples proved a very tight game, with Royston just managing a win by one shot, 62-61, to take five of the seven points.

- Royston Vets were in action at home on Tuesday to Shephalbury. The home team only lost on two rinks of the five, but due to a massive 28-8 win on rink three, Royston romped home by 25 shots, 97-72.

The Royston Vets were out again the next day, playing away at the Three Horseshoes (Stevenage).

This was another successful outing for Royston, with a win of 16 shots, 68-52.

- The ladies section of the Royston Bowls Club celebrated their 40th anniversary on Thursday afternoon with a Spoon Drive and lavish tea.

The Spoon Drive, which was won by Cynthia Pepper, was preceded by a flypast by the Red Arrows.

Many of the older lady members who no longer bowl, were invited to attend and enjoy the celebrations and, no doubt, reminisce on past experiences. A very well organised event, which was very much enjoyed by all of those who attended.

In the evening, Royston's two men's fours were involved in the North Herts Interclub League at Letchworth Garden City.

This was a closely fought contest with skip Peter Adams bringing his team home to a 23-17 win, and skip Stewart Brown having a narrow victory, 17-15.

GW Staniforth were the hosts in a friendly game with Royston on Saturday with six mixed rinks of fours.

It was an enjoyable game with only a few shots separating the two sides on any rink. However, Staniforth had the edge and won by 12 shots, 114-102.

Royston were the home side in another friendly on Sunday, this time against Shire Park BC.

This featured five rinks of fours. Royston won on three rinks, lost on one, and drew on another, to win 113-85.

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