Riverain ladies in control

It has been success all the way for the ladies from Riverain Indoor Bowls Club. They won by six shots (72-66) in the second round of the Vivienne Trophy against Handy Cross. The two home teams of Val Bacon, Mary Cole, Avril Straw and skip Mina Reid togeth

It has been success all the way for the ladies from Riverain Indoor Bowls Club.

They won by six shots (72-66) in the second round of the Vivienne Trophy against Handy Cross.

The two home teams of Val Bacon, Mary Cole, Avril Straw and skip Mina Reid together with Joyce Rolph, Kathy Maxwell, Jean Hayward and skip Shirley Houghton beat Handy Cross 43-31.

The two away teams of Sharon Allen, Rita Newbury, Pat Smith, and skip Barbara Eddington together with Enid Newman, Barbara Turner, Dorothy Whitlock and skip Diane Porter were beaten 29-35.

Riverain also won by nine shots (45-36) against Harpenden in the ladies' county league.

The ladies gained four points out of six - the teams of Joan Welch, Barbara Turner, Jean Hayward and skip Shirley Hughes won 25-9 and Val Bacon, Jackie Milton, Shay Mumford and skip Pat Smith lost 20-27.

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The club won by 37 shots (133-96) in a friendly match against Herga Ladies held at Riverain.

Skips only: Joan Papworth lost 16-23, Shay Mumford won 19-14, Pat Smith won 25-15, Jean Hayward won 22-13, Kathy Maxwell won 24-19, Barbara Clark won 27-12.

# Stevenage Leisure Centre won by 10 shots (119-109) in their eagerly anticipated match against Royston.

Their highest rink was skipped by Colvin Cooper, with Phylis Day, Dennis Playle and David Graham.

# Stevenage Nomads were beaten by 56 shots (148-92) by Tye Green on Saturday. But they did have a winning rink (19-13) of Jenny Hunt, Sue Moodey, Paul Bennett and Shirley Hurst.

# Herts IBA were beaten in their Courtenay Cup inter-county league match against favourites Sussex.

Past president Clive Hodson-Smith from the Riverain club was part of their top winning rink (24-22) as they went down by 22 shots (127-105) at Worthing last Wednesday.