Riverain bowl out of the Egham Trophy

Riverain went out of the Egham Trophy in the third round to Herts Watford on Sunday. The home teams of Linda O Flanagan, Rose Castle, Mick O Flanagan and skip Darren Hickin, together with Sharon Allen, Heather Stapleford, Matt Coppen and skip Jim Allen, l

Riverain went out of the Egham Trophy in the third round to Herts Watford on Sunday.

The home teams of Linda O'Flanagan, Rose Castle, Mick O'Flanagan and skip Darren Hickin, together with Sharon Allen, Heather Stapleford, Matt Coppen and skip Jim Allen, lost by just one shot (39-40).

The away teams of Muriel Saunders, Jenny Ralph, Alan Warren and skip Martin Brackley, together with Mick Allen, Gill Walker, Shirley Page and skip Tony Webb, lost by 12 shots (40-52).

This meant Riverain went down by 13 shots overall (79-92).


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Skips names only: Brian Mills lost 16-21, David Betts won 25-13, Jim Baird won 20-15, Sam Skinner lost 8-33, David Webb lost 22-25, Paul Bryant won 27-12, Kath Maxwell won 21-18, Barbara Clark won 20-18.

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Riverain won the full six points away at Harpenden in the ladies' county league with a win by 14 shots (50-36).

The teams were Joyce Rolph, Pat Goodwin, Margery Emery and skip Veronica Mead together with Joan Welch, Mary Cole, Jean Hayward and skip Shirley Hughes.

# The first match of 2008 for Stevenage Leisure Centre IBC was a successful home one against Datchworth. They played on four rinks, winning three and losing on one, and the final score was 77-56.

Their highest rink was that of Bill Williamson (skip), Ben O'Sullivan, Joyce Williams and Nita Harper.

# Alan Cross from Riverain was part of the top winning rink as Herts won their Courtenay Cup league match against Oxfordshire.

Cross' rink won 31-12 as Herts won by 31 shots (136-105) at Oxford and District IBC last Thursday.

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