Ladies in last four

The ladies from Riverain Bowls Club are through to the semi-finals of the Mason Trophy. Their win in the last eight against Acle takes them through to the semis on March 9 at Loddon Vale. The semi-finals are being played in the morning and if successful,

The ladies from Riverain Bowls Club are through to the semi-finals of the Mason Trophy.

Their win in the last eight against Acle takes them through to the semis on March 9 at Loddon Vale.

The semi-finals are being played in the morning and if successful, they will contest the final in the afternoon.

The teams of June Clay, Shay Mumford, Gill Walker, and skip Shirley Page, together with Muriel Saunders, Pat Goodwin, Gill Calver and skip Jenny Ralph, beat the ladies from Acle by 31 shots (47-16).


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Shirley Page travelled to Oxford and City to play her ladies' area finals singles, but unfortunately lost by nine shots (12-21) to Debbie Stavro from Desborough Maidenhead.

Tony Webb was in the Champion of Champions finals at Warners Gunton Hall over the weekend. Unfortunately he went out in the first round to Chris Davies from Bournemouth.

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Riverain gained four points out of six in their ladies' county league match against Hatfield. The teams of Enid Newman, Barbara Clark, Shay Mumford and skip Gill Walker, together with Joan Welch, Jean Hayward, Diane Porter and skip Veronica Mead, lost by a shot (33-34).

Riverain narrowly won their men's county league match against Cheshunt by three shots (86-83) and by nine points to four.

Scores: Brian Leadley, Derek Ellis, Keith Young and skip John Crosby lost 20-26; Terry Godden, Mike Mahoney, Jimmy McIntyre and skip Jim Allen won 22-13; Syd Apps, Bernie Drummond, Mick Cave, and skip Martin Brackley won 23-13; Bob Wells, Terry Saunders, Brian Mills and skip Alan Warren lost 21-26.

Riverain won by six shots (103-97) in their midweek friendly against Rushden.

Skips names only: Mick Hyde won 20-9, Sam Skinner lost 13-29, Mick Judd won 16-15, Les Parsley drew 16-16, Doug Major won 20-9, Ann Graves lost 18-19.

Riverain won by 29 shots (175-146) in their weekend friendly against Stevenage Nomads.

Skips names only (Riverain scores first): Kath Maxwell 10 D Major 24, Pat Clark 23 A Budge 17, Jim Baird 19 C Brown 21, Brian Mills 34 R Clay 10, Sam Skinner 24 J Smith 21, Steve Chamberlain 19 C Edwards 17, Pat Smith 25 P Clark 15, Derek Clark 21 J Bremner 21.

But they well beaten by London Irish, losing by 54 shots (142-88).

Skips names only: Brian Mills lost 9-31, Roger Shinner lost 17-22, Doug Major lost 10-31, Derek Clark lost 20-26, Paul Bryant lost 10-21, Steve Chamberlain won 25-21.

* Stevenage Leisure Centre IBC held another of their annual competitions.

This time the teams competed in a triples match (played in gala format) for the Aldridge Shield.

The winners were Muriel Cooper, Nita Harper and Colvin Cooper (skip) with 40 points. Runners-up were Pam Stacey, Bill Williamson and Ted Stacey (skip) with 28 points.

* Herts IBA beat Kent by 29 shots (124-95) at the Riverain club last Thursday.

Bob Ralph from Riverain was part of the county's top winning rink (28-8).

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