One season ends, another one begins

The indoor bowls season ended on a high for Riverain by lifting the Home Counties fours crown. The Home Counties finals were held at Riverain over the weekend with the host club in two of the competitions, fours and singles. The morning session in the fou

The indoor bowls season ended on a high for Riverain by lifting the Home Counties fours crown.

The Home Counties finals were held at Riverain over the weekend with the host club in two of the competitions, fours and singles.

The morning session in the fours saw Mick Allen, Matt Coppen, Jim Allen and skip Darren Hickin win their semi-final 29-23 against a team from Surrey.

In the final in the afternoon, Riverain's quartet won 25-17 against a team from Sussex.


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In the singles, Tony Webb won 21-18 against his opponent from Sussex in the semis but lost 20-21 against a Bucks opponent in the final.

The last of the club competitions have also been decided.

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Mixed pairs: winners - Anna Liddle and Tony Webb; runners-up - Noreen Gazeley and Alan Cross.

Daytime finals, mixed fours: winners - J Mahoney, S Sullivan, G Sullivan and skip M Mahoney; runners-up - P Young, A Gulliver, T Power and skip G Chaplin.

* Shefford Bowls Club opened its green on Sunday with 30 members taking part in the spoon drive.

After four rounds of tense competition, the winning lady was Brenda Ford with Alison Hammond runner-up.

In the men's section, club captain Barry Robinson was the winner with Len Dolby runner-up.

The club was formed in 1965 and now has around 40 male and 20 female members.

They have three men's sides that play in the East Beds League and two ladies' sides also compete in the league. The club plays numerous friendlies over the weekend.

Wednesday evenings see the club coach Ralph Archer giving coaching sessions to new bowlers.

Shefford are always looking for new bowlers of any age. Anyone interested in joining should contact the chairman John Batcheldor on 01462 628426.

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