Ladies reach Vivienne Trophy semi-finals

The ladies from Riverain Bowls Club created history in the Vivienne Trophy. They are through to the semi-finals of the trophy for the first time ever after beating the ladies from Colchester in the last eight by five shots (83-78. The home teams of Joyce

The ladies from Riverain Bowls Club created history in the Vivienne Trophy.

They are through to the semi-finals of the trophy for the first time ever after beating the ladies from Colchester in the last eight by five shots (83-78.

The home teams of Joyce Chapman, Mary Cole, Mina Reid and skip Anne Graves, together with Joyce Rolph, Kathy Maxwell, Jean Hayward and skip Shirley Houghton won by nine shots (36-27).

Their away teams of Enid Newman, Barbara Turner, Dorothy Whitlock and skip Diane Porter, together with Sharon Allen, Pat Smith, Marjorie Emery and skip Barbara Eddington lost by four shots (47-51).


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The ladies playing in the Yetton Trophy could not make it a double victory as they lost to Diss and District by 16 shots (55-71) in the last eight.

The home teams of Jean Lock, Shay Mumford, Rose Castle and skip Gill Walker, together with Ann Fuller, Barbara Billingham, Yvonne Hull and skip Angie Fabris won by six shots (36-30).

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Their away teams of Linda O'flanagan, Pat Goodwin, Jenny Ralph and skip Gill Calver, together with Joan Welch, Noreen Gazeley, Muriel Saunders and skip Shirley Page lost by 22 shots (19-41).

Bowlers had mixed fortunes in weekend friendly matches held at Riverain.

Riverain thrashed Meldreth by nearly 100 shots (174-76).

Skips only: Kathy Maxwell won 30-14, Brian Mills won 32-9, Jean Hayward won 32-14, John McCowan won 22-16, David Webb won 31-8, Herbie Smith won 27-15.

Riverain also won by eight shots (76-68) against Howard Garden.

Skips only: John Gee 15 B Atkinson 19, Doreen Hodgson-Smith 16 D Kingsmill 21, Clive Hodgson-Smith 19 L Smith 16, Roger Andrews 26 A Wood 12.

But Riverain were well beaten by 45 shots (129-174) by the Huntingdon club.

Skips only: Ron Clark won 22-9, Barbara Clark lost 17-21, Doug Major lost 10-25, Mick Judd lost 11-32, Angie Fabris lost 20-24, Ivan Izzard lost 11-27, Charlie Brown drew 21-21, Tom Power won 17-15.

* There was a local derby between two Stevenage clubs.

Stevenage Leisure Centre IBC won on three rinks and lost on two against Stevenage Nomads for an overall match score of 94 shots to 86.

Their highest rink was that of Sue Cole, Ron Riley, Norman Butler and skip Colin Cole.

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