Royston Bowls Club round-up
ROYSTON Bowls Club took part in the County Singles last week.
An in-form Peter Adams took just 14 ends to beat Whitethorn’s Terry Graham 21-2 while Matt Coppen didn’t give his opponent, Peter Bosley of Stevenage Town BC, any chance of getting started, as he sprinted away to a decisive 21-3 win in just 10 ends.
Royston’s Stewart Brown was away at Baldock for his singles match against Rob Dempster and comfortably won 21-8.
Laurie Ramsay, playing at home, came up against a tough opponent from the Roebuck BC. Ramsay just could not get going, and had to watch Stuart Cook collect shots. After a hard fought battle, which saw Ramsay 15-1 down on the tenth end, it was Cook who eased away to a 21-14 win.
It was Craig Kilford who invited Royston’s Colin Wilson to travel to the Stevenage Roebuck club to partake in their County Singles match. It was a competitive game which left Wilson just six shots adrift at the end, to lose 21-15.
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Will Martin visited Stevenage Town BC to take on Jim Winters and eased to a 21-6 victory.
In the Letchworth & District Mixed Pairs, Royston’s Stan Whitehouse and Pam Keating had a narrow 15-13 win over A Gulliver and D Edwards of Whitethorn BC.
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Brenda Hollands, Linda O’Flanagan and skip Yvonne Whitehouse had an epic battle with S Guerrier, J Emmons and S Pratchett from the Rosedale BC in the County Ladies Triples in a game which wasn’t decided until the last end when Rosedale picked up two shots to slip over the line with a 17-15 win.
Royston’s Ann Martin and daughter Lorna Lee had an enjoyable yet, disappointing game against B and S Maynard from the North Mymms club in the National Mother & Daughter Pairs competition going down 31-5.
Royston travelled to Gamlingay and produced a better performance to win with 63 shots and six points against Gamlingay’s 51 shots and one point.
In the fifth round of the Ladies County Fours, Royston took on a team from Sele Farm BC and there seemed to be little trouble for Beryl Huckle, Yvonne Whitehouse, Linda O’Flanagan and Shirley Pawson as they sprinted away to a 28-9 victory.
There was also a comfortable win for Eileen Sheriff, Eileen Hyde, Don Sheriff, and skip Stewart Brown in the National Mixed Fours. Their opponents from Whitethorn didn’t put up much resistance and allowed Brown’s team to scamper home to a 27-9 success.
In the Champions of Champions competition, Royston’s Matt Coppen played B Todd from Baldock BC. This was another easy win for Coppen as he coasted home 21-6.
The Royston Bowls Club was pleased to hear that Matt Coppen has been selected to play for the National Junior squad for this season. They send their congratulations.