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After the sun - yes, in typical fashion, the first Middle England League game of the season against Northamptonshire started and finished in the rain! Fortunately Warwickshire managed to scrape a victory by just one shot. Two days later the sun came out again and the annual match against the County men was played in glorious sunshine at Stoke Bowling Club. The ladies weren't quite so successful this time and the men claimed the match but only by 20 shots so well done ladies - keep it up.
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Di Medhurst, President
Flying High at Supermarine
Supermarine Bowling Club (named after the Supermarine Spitfire)in Swindon was the venue for Warwickshire’s second success of the season when they played Wiltshire and came home with a resounding 148-92 win.
Highest winning rink went to Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Dorothy Manson (Avon), Linda Linney (Stratford) and Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) who were fairly level with their opponents at 8-7 on 7 ends, but then started to pull ahead eventually winning 33-10.
Missing out on highest winning rink by just one shot was Rosemarie Geden (Southam) with Di Medhurst (Stoke), Liz Westell (Welford) and Jenny Corn (Lillington) who stormed ahead and were 18-4 up at 10 ends and despite a lull for three ends finished 35-13.
Pat Moore with Brenda Carlton (both Three Spires), Ann Doherty (Lillington) and Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield) were fairly evenly matched for most of the game although their opponents started to get the better of them in the latter stages, but 6 shots on the 20th end enabled them to just pull ahead and finish 21-17.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Helen Harris and Elaine Taylor (both Stoke) also set off at a pace but a loss of 9 shots on the 7th and 8th ends left them level and it was only a determined effort in the latter part of the game that enabled them to pull back to win 23-17.
Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Trish Jarvis (Wolvey), Joy Cooke and Mo Yeomans (both Blossomfield) were evenly matched for most of the game and it was only on the 18th end they started to pull ahead eventually winning 20-14.
Jacqui Cook with Pat Harvey, Chris Richards (all Lillington) and Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) had a tougher match and although they were level 10 all at 11 ends they couldn’t sustain the subsequent onslaught and eventually lost 16-21.
After a very nice meal President Di Medhurst (Stoke) was delighted to be able to award a Blazer Badge to Jayne Henfrey – the third time this year that the highest winning rink featured a newly badged player – a very good sign for Warwickshire’s future!
Let Battle Commence!
Every year the ladies look forward to their match against the County men and this year was no different except they weren’t able to win but were only 20 shots adrift – 99-119
At least the weather cheered up and after a soaking at Wellingborough on the Tuesday by Thursday the sun had got his hat on and there was no sign of wet weather gear or even fleeces!
Highest winning rink went to the Stoke team skipped by Elaine Taylor with Di Medhurst Chris Roberts and Janet Kitchener who played the County Men’s President – Clive Faulkner who was supported by Geoff Moran, Henry Gardner and Andy Prickett. The ladies started strongly and although they lost four shots on a couple of ends their win was never really in doubt and they eventually finished 27-16.
Close behind the highest winning rink, with the same score line, but not so many ends won, was Pat Moore with Norma Willey (both Three Spires), Hazel Goodman (Lillington) and Chris Harrison (Ambleside) who proved too much for their opposition eventually winning 21-10.
After a splendid meal provided by Stoke Bowling Club the Ladies’ County President, Di Medhurst, finished the afternoon by presenting a Blazer Badge to her club mate Janet Kitchener as well as a highest winning rink prize.
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