Royston on top at St Neots

PUBLISHED: 11:09 07 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:14 12 May 2010

Picture: SUPPLIED

Picture: SUPPLIED

In a close match at St. Neots, Royston beat their hosts by 17 shots. With six rinks in play for this friendly match, it was always going to be a high scoring encounter. Royston were winners on four, but lost on two, amassing 121 shots in the process, to

In a close match at St. Neots, Royston beat their hosts by 17 shots.

With six rinks in play for this friendly match, it was always going to be a high scoring encounter.

Royston were winners on four, but lost on two, amassing 121 shots in the process, to St Neots' 104.

Royston entertained Kingsbury in a four-rink mixed friendly the following day. This was also a close game, with both teams winning two rinks each. Once again the result went in Royston's favour, 78-71.

Two Royston pairs faced off in the semi-final of the L&D Pairs competition, with Matt Coppen and Peter Adams beating Terry Hollands and Sean Young.

Coppen was on top form, and ­produced winning shots on almost every end.

He and Adams eventually won the match 23-10, and will go into the final in confident mood.

Another exciting match involved ­Royston Veterans, who beat North Herts Veterans 91-74. No one rink had a runaway winner.

Five rinks of mixed triples was the ­format for Royston's friendly at ­Quendon.

The final score could not have been much closer, with Quendon squeezing home by five shots, 92-87.

Royston had seven representatives at the North Herts WBA finals at Roebuck Bowls Club.

Shirley Pawson eased to victory in her singles match, 23-14.

Pawson was unable to repeat her success in the fours, where she, Beryl Huckle, Eileen Hyde, and Linda ­O'Flanagan, lost 23-12 to an ­experienced ­Baldock team.

There was also disappointment for Evelyn Huffer and Eunice Dockree, who went down 20-19 to a pair from Riverain.

Four bowlers from Royston were selected as part of the Hertfordshire Bowls Association team that played Bedford Bowls Association in a six-rink match.

Unfortunately Peter Adams, Simon Lee, Mick O'Flanagan and Stewart Brown could not inspire the team to victory, with Bedfordshire winning by 27 shots.

# MELBOURN Bowls Club duo Jacqui Dodds and Yvonne Blows won the Cambridge BH Pairs Bowls League for the third successive year.

In the final at Trumpington Bowls Club the champions beat Fulbourn’s Stella Pearce and Mary Hames in an exciting match. Fulbourn won the eighth end by five shots, but Dodds and Blows made a good recovery to even the score on the following two ends, and take a one-shot lead going into the deciding end. Fulbourn looked to have the title in the bag, leading by three shots with one wood left to bowl. But a brilliant shot by skip Dodds swept the jack away to safety, giving Melbourn the win, 18-15.

Jacqui Dodds and Yvonne Blows are pictured with Stella Pearce and Mary Hames. Picture: SUPPLIED

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