Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
Well done Warwickshire! Congratulations go to the 2 rinks who played against Gloucestershire in the Walker Cup.
For several of the team it was their first time representing the county in that competition and they really did themselves proud. They showed great determination and I feel honoured to be their President so I'm really looking forward to supporting them again at Weston Super Mare on July 15th when they will play Devon in the first round of the regional finals. I'm sure they would welcome your support.
The County Competitions held at Leamington are in their last month and thanks must go to the County Officers and Club Members who have overseen the organisation of the competitions so far and ensured everything is going smoothly.
Last weekend was yet another busy weekend and after some closely fought games in the Fours competition Stratford will play Lillington in the final at Blossomfield. The Senior Fours competition was won once again by the rink from Avenue Leamington and in the Junior Pairs Kirsty Richards and Lucy Bonny were the trophy winners.
Congratulations go to all those who have reached the finals and who will also represent Warwickshire at the Nationals during August.
Good Luck to everyone playing in the Warwickshire County Competitions this season and very many thanks again go to those who have volunteered to support the Officers by overseeing competitions at Leamington. Your help is much appreciated.
Our win against the County men was a bit special and I am looking forward to receiving the Trophy at our Annual Luncheon at the end of the season!
Warwickshire Get the Better of WorcestershireHaving beaten Worcestershire in the Johns Trophy a few days earlier their determination to get the better of the visiting team in this friendly at Chester Road, Kidderminster was in no doubt, but Warwickshire kept their cool and came home with a win 128-96.
Highest winning rink went to Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with County President, Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Liz Westell (Welford) who started at a pace which never faltered, finishing with a resounding 31-7.
Barbara Jeffrey with Margaret Andrew, Karen Rice (all Studley Entaco) and Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry) were fairly evenly matched to start and although the opposition pulled away to lead 7-12 at 14 ends, 4 shots on each of the 16th, 18th and 21st ends ensured a convincing 22-15 win to the away team.
Helen Harris (Stoke) with Hazel Goodman (Lillington), Heather Tredgold (Southam) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) kept their heads above water most of the game and steadily worked their way towards a 23-19 win.
Jean Williams (Stratford) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Chris Ward (Lillington) and Donna Kerr (RLS) started strongly and were 15-4 up at 10 ends but their opponents were not going to be walked all over and pulled back to leave the visitors winning by just one shot 19-18.
Chris Cooke with Velisa Brown (both Southam), Mo Yeomans (Blossomfield) and Jenny Corn (Lillington) were fairly evenly matched and although they pulled ahead in the latter part of the game they were unable to retain it and eventually lost 16-21.
Winning Hat Trick
Having successfully beaten Gloucestershire in both the Johns Trophy and Walker Cup the Middle England League game was going to be a challenge for both teams when they met again at Stoke Bowling Club, but Warwickshire was able to pull out all the stops and although they only won on two rinks it was sufficient to take the hat trick by winning 125-108.Highest winning rink went to Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Lynne Innes, Linda Linney and Debbie Bloxham (all Stratford) who were not taking any prisoners and stormed to a mighty 34-6 win.
Jacqui Cook with Pat Gagg (both Lillington), Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) and Liz Westell (Welford) were also on winning form and whilst the score was a lot closer through the game, 7 shots on the 20th end sealed it for the home team and they finished 25-17.
Maureen Tims (Whitnash) with Aleen Shuttleworth (Stoke), Margaret Grosvenor and Di Thurlbeck (both Lillington) struggled to start and were 4-13 down at 13 ends when they started to pull back but despite 5 shots on the 21st end they weren’t able to pull ahead and finished 15-22.
Chris Cooke with Rosemarie Geden (both Southam), Liz Crispin (Wolvey) and Chris Roberts (Stoke) were also slow to start, trailing 2-10 by the 5th end, but they pulled back during the middle part of the game and it was only the last few ends which crept away from them again to leave them ten shots adrift at 18-28.