Ladies county champs

PUBLISHED: 11:05 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 14:45 12 May 2010

Royston Bowls Club ladies were crowned champions of Hertfordshire with a victory against Sele Farm at Borehamwood BC on Sunday. Their victory in the Top Ten competition means they will now enter the Nationals, which will be played at Chichester. The game,

Royston Bowls Club ladies were crowned champions of Hertfordshire with a victory against Sele Farm at Borehamwood BC on Sunday.

Their victory in the Top Ten competition means they will now enter the Nationals, which will be played at Chichester.

The game, as expected, was a very competitive one, with neither side prepared to give their opponents any leeway.

At the end, Royston won the fours and triples, but lost the singles and pairs.

At this point the game was tied, and the pairs, triples and four were all required to play an extra end each.

Only one shot could be scored on this extra end, therefore one side had to win on two of the three rinks.

Another 15 minutes of tension were to be endured before it was confirmed that Royston had won the match by one shot.

Elsewhere, Royston recorded three wins from four matches when they travelled to Eastbourne for their annual tour.

Their first game was at Eastbourne BC with eight rinks of mixed players, and resulted in an easy 204-154 win for Royston.

The following day, in a game of ten mixed rinks at Gildredge BC, again the Royston team turned up trumps to win comfortably, 215-182.

The game against Polegrove BC saw eight rinks of mixed and two rinks of men, and Royston coasted home 191-150.

The last game of the tour was on the Monday and was played at Bellingham BC

The format was eight rinks of mixed and one rink of men. It was hoped that Royston would be able to report a grand slam on their return, but they were unable to keep up the momentum and lost this game by four shots, 168-164.

Lat Monday saw the Royston four of Brian Pepper - subbing for Don Sheriff - Neil Butler, Matt Coppen, and skip Stewert Brown, take on a team from Sele Farm in the County 4's, at Whitethorn BC.

After a hard-fought game the Sele Farm team managed to win by four shots, 20-16.

Royston were also in action in the Meldreth & District League and were up against Bassingbourn.

The four rinks of triples had a close game, but Royston just pipped Bassingbourn to the post by only three shots, 65-62, to take five of the seven points.

The Royston pair of Don Sheriff and Brian Pepper were at Baldock on Wednesday to play against Alan Cross and Brian Leadley in the Letchworth & District Pairs, and ran out convincing 21-5 winners

On Thursday Peter Adams, after winning his neutral green County Singles match at Shire Park against P Rees of Potten End the previous week, took up the challenge in the quarterfinals at Harpenden B.C.

His opponent, S Kilford of Roebuck BC, put up stiff opposition and finally eased away to win 21-15 to end Adams' hopes in the competition.

Royston Vets were up against Stevenage Vets on Friday with six rinks of mixed triples.

After an enjoyable game it was Royston who cantered to the finish with a 119-93 score.

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