Inter-club hopes rest with Egham team

INDOOR BOWLS: The ladies of Ipswich & District IBC could not reproduce their first round form when they took on Clacton in the second round of the Vivienne Trophy, and went under by 11 shots.

INDOOR BOWLS

THE ladies of Ipswich & District IBC could not reproduce their first round form when they took on Clacton in the second round of the Vivienne Trophy, and went under by 11 shots.

The two rinks at Clacton did their bit – Barbara Rushbrook's team, four down at 15 ends, scored six shots to one on the last six ends.

Margaret Lane's rink took the lead on the eighth end but were never more than two in front and had to settle in the end for a 20-all draw. It was at Ipswich that the match was lost – Ivy Butler's rink, six down at ten ends, were still three shots adrift at the finish, while Edna Corcoran's team struggled from the start – 12 shots down at ten ends, they could only cut it by three shots by the final end.

At Ipswich (35 shots – 47): M Lloyd, L Bowry, I Pearce, I Butler 22, B Coppen 25. V Burton, E Wright, G Dowsing, E Corcoran 13, P Littlechild 22.

At Clacton (37 shots – 36): W Shadcoat, P Swift, J Page, B Rushbrook 17, L Jackson 16. M Pearson, E Baker, B Chittock, M Lane 20, B Williams 20.

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Score at: Five ends 15-21, ten ends 29-48, 15 ends 51-70, 18 ends 62-76.

This defeat means that the club has now only one national inter-club event win which it can progress – the Egham (Mixed Fours) Trophy. In this, following their preliminary round win over Tuprins, they face Felixstowe in a first round match.