ROYAL Household Bowls Club once again secured first division status in both the Kennet League and KLV League for 2020 after wins in their last games secured fourth position.

The Kennet League game at Maidenhead Thicket resulted in a resounding 14-0 win, with top rink honours going to captain Alan Speller, John Neville, David Dixon and skip Graham Crisp.

The KLV League match at Sunningdale resulted in a convincing 9-1 success. The top rink (28-13) included Paul Hewson, Tony Burrell and skip Crisp.

The winning form continued in the two weekend mixed friendlies. The Household welcomed Ampthill Bowls Club from Milton Keynes, who were celebrating their centenary, on Saturday.

With the game close throughout the afternoon and, with each team winning three rinks, the hosts managed a narrow seven-shot win 118-111. Top rink honours went to Debbie Burbridge, Keith Akers, Betty Crisp and, for the third time this week, skip Crisp.

Royal Household managed an out-standing 58-shot 138-83 win at Gildredge Park in Eastbourne on Sunday - winning on all six rinks. The best quartet (28-12) was skip Les Pond, Robin Trevett, Pauline Talbot and Steve Savage.

With an 11-3 (on points) home Kennet League win against Bracknell, the household secured their place in Division One for next season.

The ladies had a further success in the Royal Shield when visiting Maidenhead Thicket with an impressive top rink (27-2) skipped by Dee Prior and including Chrissie Gifford and captain Lorna Craig.

It enabled the Household to pick up another eight points and keep them top and 22 points clear in the league table.

The KLV League game away at Maidenhead Town resulted in the Household only winning one rink, that of Crisp, Hewson and Burrell, meaning an 8-2 loss on points.

The ladies two wood event turned out successful for Sarah Woolley and Suzanne Duguid who, after playing three games a piece throughout the day, managed to reach the final which will be played in September.

The day was also successful as prospective new members were welcomed and given a chance to try there hand on the green at the art of bowls with coaches, captain Alan Speller and Chrissie Gifford.