Bowls round-up: Cup runs continue and end for Letchworth

A view of Bowls at Broadway Bowling Club, Worcester. Picture: DAVID DAVIES/PA

Letchworth Garden City played in two big cup matches, winning one. - Credit: DAVID DAVIES/PA

Letchworth Garden City Bowls Club had two big cup dates to keep them entertained - with mixed success in both.

The club's men advanced to the semi-final of the Letchworth & District Cairns Cup with an 82-59 win over Datchworth, three of the four rinks resulting in victories.

Paul Billson, Andy Hodgson and Christopher Ottaway were the winning skips.

However, they exited the Stevenage & District Mixed League Knockout Cup in the last four, beaten 75-61 by St Ippolyts with rink wins for skips Ian Snowdon and Andy Hodgson.

Datchworth also lost in the East Herts League Ranson Cup, 50-25 to Welwyn Garden City, but their Green team did get some cup success after a double-header with Hertford.

They had lost the Welwyn Hatfield League match earlier in the week 31-25 but they turned it around when the two clashed in the WHBL Jubilee Cup, securing a 59-31 win.

Both rinks were successful by big scores with the top rink prize going to Graham Akers, Andrew Phillips, Derek Henley and Jim Smith.

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Howard Garden meanwhile played three friendly matches, losing 37-18 away to Fairfield before defeats to Letchworth Conservative Club (62-43) and Whitethorn (59 -37).