Fine form for Royston

PUBLISHED: 13:31 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

ROYSTON recorded a double success in the Meldreth & District Bowls League last week with wins against Chesterton and Duxford. The visit to Chesterton proved relatively simple, as the rinks of mixed triples had an easy win on all rinks to gain the maximum

ROYSTON recorded a double success in the Meldreth & District Bowls League last week with wins against Chesterton and Duxford.

The visit to Chesterton proved relatively simple, as the rinks of mixed triples had an easy win on all rinks to gain the maximum seven points - three for a win and one for each winning rink.

Duxford put up a good fight, but Royston won on three rinks but lost on one by one shot. An overall win bought them another six points.

Royston also played Holwell BC at home in the county 2x4's competition. This was a closely fought game with Royston winning by just five shots, 36-31.

There was also success for the club's ladies' team when they played away to Watford BC in the county Top Ten competition.

They put up a superb performance, winning the fours, skipped by Eunice Dockree 24-9.

The triples, skipped by Evelyn Huffer, won 22-14 and Marian Collinge and Shirley Pawson won the doubles 25-20. But Yvonne Whitehouse just lost her singles match by six shots, 21-15.

In other games, Royston travelled to Bishop's Stortford in a friendly of four mens' rinks. Both teams won on two rinks, but Stortford edged the win 83-71.

Last Sunday Royston travelled to Bushey in the Top 10 competition. Royston's young teenager, Matt Coppen, gave his team a good start by winning his singles game 21-8.

The fours, skipped by Peter Adams had an easy win of 29-10, which was closely followed by Mick O'Flanagan's triples who won 31-16.

The pairs lost by six shots, but Royston comfortably progressed with a 94-53 victory.

Royston played away to Sawbridgeworth on Sunday May 21 in an afternoon friendly of four rinks of men, and two rinks of ladies.

All were looking forward to an afternoon of bowling, but heavy rain curtailed the match at 12 ends. Royston just managed a wet win by nine shots. Royston 63. Sawbridgeworth 54.

Last Wednesday saw five county pairs competitions played involving Royston bowlers.

Keith Dockree and Roger Davies beat T Fuller and A McLellan 23-15.

Melvin Flack and Don Sheriff beat P Wilson and A Cooper 29-9. Stewart Brown and Laurie Ramsay beat T Hall and D Smith 21-12.

Matt Coppen and Peter Adams beat C Thurstance and R Shinner 39-6, while away from home

Mick O'Flanagan and Simon Lee beat D Townley and E Phillips 24-10.

The followed evening saw three county singles games played at Royston, with the following results:

R Andrews (Roebuck Stevenage) 21. Don Sheriff 9.

Simon Lee 21 P. Dupey (Letchworth) 17.

Peter Graves 21 B. Todd (Baldock) 19.

OTHER BOWLS RESULTS

Cambs & District League Division Five

Melbourn 57 (2 pts) Histon A 60 (5 pts)

Rink One: A Page,M Neville,Y Blows 10; M Allen,D Wakefield,M Willson 12. Rink Two: K Raymen,A Brown,E Goddard 19; P Bennett,G Rowney,R Evians 14. Rink Three: S Neville,D Raymen,C Blows 18; A Bennett,M Green,B,Aldhouse 10. Rink Four: B Dumpleton,S Dumpleton,E Brown 10; S Bullen,P Cross,P Bullen 11.

Meldreth & District League

Melbourn 70 (6 pts) Comberton 62 (1 pt)

Rink One: Bob King,K Howard,A,Howard 17; M Husband,L Sexton,D Griggs 14. Rink Two: Y Blows,D Bridger,J Gillings 18; S Sexton,S Purse,R Griggs 20; Rink Three: J Dodds,P Dodds,G Bridger 20; P Few,G Barker,R Hankin 14. Rink Four: S Sell,J Jarman,R Sell 15; K Barker, J ColeS Sexton 14.

Foxton League

Melbourn 43 (1 pt) Histon 54 (4 pts)

Rink One: M Wooding,J Smith,D Wooding 17-12. Rink Two: J Barrett,J Gibson,S Dumpleton 12-21. Rink Three: B Dumpleton, D Clark, P Dodds 14-21.

Business House Pairs (MIxed) Lge

Melbourn 35 (4 pts)

Alexander/Beehive 30 (2 pts)

Rink One: Y Blows,C Blows 24; B Herryman,R Herryman 9. Rink Two: J Dodds,P Dodds 11 J Cullum,J Cullum 21

Friendly Match

Melbourn 25 Castle Camps 49

Rink One: B Dumpleton,S Dumpleton,R Dodds 5; R Gatham,R Pettit, M Walters 19. Rink Two: D Clark,A Brown,M Davey 10; B Cornwell,R Woodley,R Cornwell 15. Rink Three: M Wooding,D Wooding,E Brown 10; D Hickford,R Lofthouse,B Hickford 15.


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