Vivienne Trophy victory as York Indoor Bowls Club hit top form

First published in Sport

YORK Indoor Bowls Club’s Vivienne Trophy team were in superb form as they won all four rinks to beat Riverain 98-74 and book a quarter-final spot.

The Thanet Road club will meet Cambridgeshire side St Neot’s in the last eight on January 24.

The Riverain game was played at the neutral venue of Lincoln and York got off to a good start, leading 24-18 after five ends.

They extended that advantage to 49-32 and they maintained that margin until the last couple of ends, where they pulled 24 shots clear.

Brenda Martin’s team got off to a good start again, leading 15-3 after ten ends.

They had a fright when they dropped two fours as their opponents pulled back to 20-19, but they then won three of the last four ends to finish 25-20 winners.

Barbara Dawson,  a late replacement for Joyce Gee, led her team well. They were 11-10 ahead after 11 ends and won all but three of the remainder to seal a 26-14 victory.

Pat Bracken’s side were 14-13 ahead with five ends to play. They won three out of four to lead 23-16 before dropping a four on the last in a 23-20 triumph.

Irene Paylor’s team were 16-15 down with five ends to play but finished well, winning four of them for a 24-20 success.

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