Matt’s wins light way for Royston

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 August 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

Bassingbourn’s Stewart family

Bassingbourn’s Stewart family

AFTER Matt Coppen s sterling performances in the County under-25s and under-30s Singles Championships, his Royston clubmates emulated his success with a number of wins of their own. Hosting Bassingbourn BC in a MDL match, Royston s triples won an enterta

AFTER Matt Coppen's sterling performances in the County under-25s and under-30s Singles Championships, his Royston clubmates emulated his success with a number of wins of their own.

Hosting Bassingbourn BC in a MDL match, Royston's triples won an entertaining encounter and claimed the full points in a 84-42 victory.

The ladies beat Riverain Ladies in the North Herts League, with Jo Bannerman, Margaret Ward, Linda O'Flanagan, and skip Evelyn Huffer winning 20-16.

In a tighter game Royston's Eileen Sheriff, Ann Martin, Eileen Hyde and Eunice Dockree scraped a 21-20 win that went right down to the last end.

The vets also grabbed a win, against Baldock vets, with another good display, 65-58.

They also saw off Stevenage vets 109-95.

In another MDL fixture, Royston secured a vital win over Welding Institute BC that gained the club another six points. Royston completed a superb week, winning 66-57.

- BASSINGBOURN kept it in the family as they beat derby rivals Melbourn with a win that puts them 28 points ahead at the top of the Cambs & District League.

On rink four the Stewart family - playing together as a triple for the first time - inspired Bassingbourn to another victory with dad Ian and sons Jamie and Oliver in fine form.

Drawn against the strongest Melbourn rink, despite a slow start, they led their opponents 12-4. Oliver and Jamie kept every head tight and followed Ian's example for a well deserved 21-10 win.

Although the night did not go so well for Bassingbourn on rink one, as Anne Brown, Joe Cippulo, and Graham Parrish went down 21-11.

Don Slater, Dave Lester, and Andy Brown also suffered a defeat and at one point were 6-0 down.

Despite clawing their way back into contention and picking up some vital points, the Bassingbourn trio lost 18-12.

Pride was restored however, with the club's last triple, Maureen Hammond, Sid Manning and Ken Clark running out comfortable 20-10 winners in a one-sided match.

Overall Bassingbourn beat Melbourn 64-59 and achieved the five points they needed to retain the championship despite having three matches to play.

A club spokesman said: "As a small village club, everyone at Bassingbourn is ecstatic to be champions again of the most competitive league in South Cambridge."

- FOR the first time in the club's history, Meldreth have reached the final of the Norton Cup.

The achievement is made even more special as it is also the club's 75th anniversary.

Meldreth saw off a strong Chesterton team, winning the home and away legs of the semi-final.

The final will take place on Sunday, September 2, at Chesterton Bowls Club in Cambridge.


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