Club’s bowlers are back on top

Riverain s bowlers have returned to winning ways. The ladies enjoyed a comprehensive 31-shot (102-71) win over Hatfield in the second round of the Yetton Trophy. Their two home teams of Jean Lock, Shay Mumford, Barbara Billingham and skip Gill Walker toge

Riverain's bowlers have returned to winning ways.

The ladies enjoyed a comprehensive 31-shot (102-71) win over Hatfield in the second round of the Yetton Trophy.

Their two home teams of Jean Lock, Shay Mumford, Barbara Billingham and skip Gill Walker together with Ann Fuller, Aileen Weaver, Yvonne Hull and skip Angie Fabris beat Hatfield Ladies by 23 shots (54-31).

The away teams of Linda O'Flanagan, Pat Goodwin, Jenny Ralph and Gill Calver together with Joan Welch, Noreen Gazely, Muriel Saunders and skip Shirley Page beat Hatfield by eight shots (48-40).

The men of Riverain played in the London and Southern Counties Shield against Harpenden.

All six rinks were played at Riverain as requested by Harpenden instead of three rinks at home and three away.

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Riverain won easily by 61 shots (109-48) - Terry Godden, Bob Ashby, Tom Cawdell and skip Darren Hickin won 30-14; Alan Warren, Ted Fuller, Alan Cross and skip Martin Brackley won 20-11; Brian Leadley, Terry Saunders, Terry Boniface and skip Graham Albone won 32-17; Mick Allen, Arthur Hemmings, Gavin McLaren and skip Tony Webb won 27-6.

And there was an even more emphatic victory in the second round of the Egham Trophy as they beat Watford by 72 shots (122-50).

The two home teams of Linda O'Flanagan, Rose Castle, Mick O'Flanagan and skip Darren Hickin together with Jean Lock, Heather Stapleford, Gavin McLaren and skip Jim Allen won 82-28.

The away teams of Mick Allen, Gill Walker, Shirley Page and skip Tony Webb together with Jenny Ralph, Mina Reid, Ian Perton and skip Martin Brackley won 40-22.

There was a blip in the success as Riverain lost a weekend friendly to Rushden by eight shots (143-135).

Skips only: John McGowan lost 19-20, Ron Clark lost 14-15, Brian Wells lost 15-21, Roger Shinner lost 18-19, Terry Booth lost 12-22, Jean Hayward won 21-11, Iris Shinner won 26-8, Ron Hayward lost 10-20.

Riverain did thrash Thameside Wanderers by 99 shots (212-113).

Skips only: M Judd won 24-10, Don Edwards won 22-14, Anne Graves won 39-7, Doug Major won 26-22, Bert Saich won 34-12, Ron Coxhall won 25-18, Peter Barritt won 27-15, John Alden drew 15-15.

* Herts IBA won by nine shots (116-107) in their Courtenay Cup league match against Bucks at Cheshunt last Wednesday.

Vice-president Ray Smith, who belongs to Riverain, was part of their top winning rink (29-12).