Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
Well, the competition rounds are all over pending Finals Day which this year will be held at Stoke Bowling Club on Friday 29 July. The County Top Club Final will be held at 10am on Saturday 30 July.
There are a wide variety of clubs across the county which will be represented in the finals and also representing Warwickshire at the National Championships in Leamington Spa starting on Sunday 7 August with the Junior Singles at 9.30am.
It would be really great to see as many of you as possible there to support our players.
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Di Medhurst, President
Warwickshire’s Turn to WinAnd suddenly the sun came out, the temperature soared, and we were bowling in 30°+ to the delight of some and distress of others, which resulted in a shortened game to just 14 ends. The opponents were from Somerset and having lost by just two shots in the Johns there was a determination not to let them win this friendly which resulted in a final score of 93-58.
Highest winning rink went to Sue Hornsby with Margaret Stephens, Di Thurlbeck (all Lillington) and Barbara Harsant (Solihull Municipal) who started quietly but 4 shots on the 3rd and again on the 5th ends set them on their way to a final score of 22-8.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Di Medhurst (Stoke), Dawn Horne (RLS) and Margaret Waterhouse (Snitterfield) scored a steady one shot on the first 6 ends and were leading 11-0 before their opponents hit the target eventually finishing 15-5.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Liz Chedgzoy (Stratford) and Ann Harwood (Wolvey) were fairly evenly matched to start but pulled away towards the end of the game to finish 18-7.
Jean Petty (Norgren) with Jacqui Cook (Lillington), Antoinette Lambert and Chris Harrison (both Ambleside) were evenly matched with their opponents 3 all on 5 ends but a 4 on the 6th end pushed them ahead and they didn’t look back winning 14-10.
Pat Gagg with Pat Harvey (both Lillington), June Austin (Three Spires) and Rosemarie Geden (Southam) were 7 shots behind at 5 ends 1-8, but their determination paid off and they eventually managed a draw 12-12.
Elaine Taylor with Chris Roberts (both Stoke), Margaret Boldy (Avon) and Chris Ward (Lillington) weren’t so fortunate and were 3-14 down at 9 ends, but a sudden spurt and 6 shots on the 11th end helped their cause and they were only adrift by two shots at the end 14-16.
Reserves Carol Norton and Jayne Henfrey were both asked to take over part way through the game where the temperature was just too much for two of the players.
Lillington Bowling Club, as always, put on an excellent meal and everyone enjoyed the afternoon despite the excessive heat.
Worcestershire Come Off Worse
A friendly match, and perhaps an opportunity to relax a bit, but even with the friendlies there is a competitive spirit with everyone wanting to win and this time it was Warwickshire’s day but only on two rinks as they won 117-100.
Highest winning rink went to Barbara Jeffrey with Karen Rice, Margaret Andrew (all Entaco) and Carole Simmons (Welford) who were definitely unaware of the fact that it was a friendly game and set of all guns blazing and were 15-3 up at 10 ends before picking up 5 shots on the 11 and 7 on the 15th to eventually finish 36-10.
The only other winning rink was skipped by Jenny Corn with Chris Ward (both Lillington), Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) and Donna Kerr (RLS) who were fairly evenly matched with their opponents for the first half of the game but struggled to keep up through the second half until the later stages going into the last end level at 17 all just managing to pick up two shots on the last end to win 19-17.
Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) with Wendy Baxter (Rugby Railway), June Hands (Ilmington) and Joan Hall (Nuneaton) were also evenly matched for the first half of the game and managed to pull away during the second half but faltered on the 19th and 20th ends to finish with a draw 14-14.
The President, Di Medhurst, was delighted to be able to present a Colts Badge to Donna Kerr (Royal Leamington Spa).