THE Royal Household ladies continued their good run in the Royal Shield after a 6-4 on points win against Maidenhead Town.

Top rink honours (27-7) again went to the triple of Sarah Woolley, Betty Crisp and Suzanne Duguid. The victory means the ladies remain top of the league and 10 points clear.

For their friendly match, the ladies visited Twyford only to lose both triples 39-25 to a strong team. The best triple was that of Lorraine Wood, Jenny Bosley and Linda Eumor.

The men had mixed fortunes in their two KLV League games this week, losing miserably 10-0 on points in their re-scheduled away fixture at Desborough on Wednesday.

The match on Friday resulted in a 8-2 win against Maidenhead Thicket. The top rink (23-13) was skipped by Les Pond, with Paul Hewson and Mike Sayers.

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men were pleased to win two of the rinks and four points in the Kennet League home fixture against leaders Suttons. The top rink was Graham Crisp, David Dixon, Hewson and John Parnell.



welcomed Flitwick Bowls Club for a six-rink mixed friendly on Saturday. The hosts won just one rink with, unusually, three others being tied.

The result was a 122-103 win for the visitors from Bedfordshire. Top rink honours for the Royals went to Betty Crisp, Pauline Overman, Sid Cannon and Sayers (21-14).

The friendly match on Sunday resulted in a 40-point (98-58) home victory against Burnham, winning on four of the five mixed triples. The rink skipped by Ivor Matthews, Lorna Craig and Tony Burrell produced an impressive 27-5 points win.

Marc Leyton-Smith progressed through to the quarter-final of the county Unbadged Singles after beating Mick Margetts from Morlands 21-16. He now meets John Allen from Reading at Caversham on Friday 2nd August.