Meldreth Bowls Club round-up

MELDRETH were unlucky to be on the wrong end of a close match against top of the table Sawston in their County League match.

There were a few high scores with Malcolm Chapman beating Steve Jacobs 31-8 but stand-in skip John Piper lost 9-34 to Pete Sharp.

Bernie Sewell won 23-12 but the excitement was focused on home skip Roy Smith’s rink who was last to finish. Going into the last end the overall score was level but unfortunately the home team dropped three shots to lose the game with the overall score being 5-2 to Sawston.

Brian Clutterbuck and David Indaco suffered a heavy defeat in the county pairs to an in-form pair from St Neots while Malcolm Chapman and Bernie Sewell also lost in the pairs by five shots to Ely Beet for whom Ian Brown had a wonderful game in particular.

The same pair, joined by skip Kevin Stanford, had better luck in the triples by beating a trio from Streatham 29-10 to reach the quarter finals.

Barbara Clutterbuck had an easy win over Mary Trundley from Little Shelford in the champion of champions match to reach the quarter finals and also beat Marion Bysouth from Soham in the first round of over-55 singles.

The ladies also had an exciting game in the triples league when they drew with Coleridge in spite of being a player short.