The first major competition of the Buckhurst Hill Bowls Club calender was played at the weekend, with the Carroll Cup for mixed fours contested.

Ann Delmonte, Margaret Dainton, Alan Hawkins and Peter Dainton emerged triumphant, winning 11-3 in the final.

The foursome beat Jill Murphy, Ros Pike, Frank Solarz and Roger Pike in the final to come out top of 48 competing members.

A round robin competition decided who progressed, with Barbara Friend, Maureen Clark, Anthony Clark and Derek Friend, and Jadwiga Twardowska, Thelma Ramsden, Frank Dodsley and Ray Ascott the two teams to miss out on progressing.