Riverain claim national silverware

Riverain Ladies won the EWBA national Mason Trophy at Loddon Vale on Sunday. In the morning match versus Durham, Riverain won by 16 shots (42-25). The team of June Clay, Shay Mumford, Gill Walker and skip Shirley Page won 23-11, together with Muriel Saund

Riverain Ladies won the EWBA national Mason Trophy at Loddon Vale on Sunday.

In the morning match versus Durham, Riverain won by 16 shots (42-25).

The team of June Clay, Shay Mumford, Gill Walker and skip Shirley Page won 23-11, together with Muriel Saunders, Pat Goodwin, Gill Calver and skip Jenny Ralph who won 19-15.

And in the afternoon decider, Riverain defeated Avon Valley by 28 shots (52-24).

The team of June Clay, Shay Mumford, Gill Walker and skip Shirley Page won 25- 7, together with Muriel Saunders, Pat Goodwin, Gill Calver and skip Jenny Ralph who won 27-17.

And not to be overshadowed, Riverain's men have won their first county league title in 13 years.

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The success was ensured by beating Herts Watford by 10 shots (84-74).

Scores: Bernie Drummond, Bob Wells, Laurie Ramsay, and skip John Crosby lost 17-19; Syd Apps, Alan Holloway, Mick Cave,and skip Tony Webb won 20-17; Terry Godden, Mike Mahoney, Jimmy McIntyre and skip Jim Allen won 29-18; Derek Ellis, Tony Rolph, Paul Bryant and skip Brian Mills lost 18-20.

Riverain lost by four shots (119-123) in their weekend friendly to Dartford Stone Lodge.

Skips names only: Mick Hyde won 20-18, Brian Mills won 20-15, David Webb lost 13-24, Jim Baird lost 18-24, Mick Judd lost 17-26, Bob Wells won 31-16.

n Stevenage Leisure Centre IBC had the first of two visits to Riverain.

They played against Riverain - their next match at the venue is against Letchworth - and emerged as winners by eight shots (115-107). Stevenage Leisure won on four rinks and lost on two. Their highest rink was that of Muriel Cooper, Phyllis Sproat, Mary Mothersill and Colvin Cooper (skip).

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