COUNTY FINALS DAYLillington Bowling Club was the venue for what was to be an excellent day of bowling as Chris Ward, County President, welcomed the players and visitors to her Club – even the weather was kind, well until the middle of the afternoon anyway.
The Pairs brought Southam back on the Green with Velisa Brown and Rosemarie Geden playing Sylvia Fuller and Margaret Wright (Rugby Railway) and it was certainly a tightly fought game culminating in a Southam win 16-14.
The Triples saw RLS back in contention with Dawn Horne, Cynthia Briggs and Janice White playing Brenda Beere, Janet Miller and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) - RLS proved the stronger to win 29-10.
Then came the Unbadged Singles which again featured Janice White (RLS) as she faced Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) and this certainly proved to be a hard fought contest finishing with Mary winning 21-17.
One of the most exciting games of the day was the Junior (Under 25) Singles between Hannah Smith and Kirsty Richards. Kirsty set off to dominate the game and was well up when Hannah managed to pull the game round and was lying game with 4 shots when Kirsty hit the shot wood and sprang the jack to two of her own woods to leave herself needing just two shots which she managed to get on the next end to win 21-18.
Kirsty Richards has already played in both the Junior and Senior International Series and has now been selected to represent England in the Hong Kong International Classic later this year. Warwickshire is fortunate to have these two young people as ambassadors for the sport and the County wishes them every success in the future.
The Top Club final between Royal Leamington Spa and Lillington was always going to be a tough challenge and so it proved with Dawn Horne (RLS) storming ahead in the Singles against Margaret Stephens (Lillington) to win 21-2. However, whilst Lillington was undeterred and went all out to win the other three disciplines it proved to be too big a task and although they won the Fours and Triples they had to concede defeat to Leamington with a shots difference of just seven - 68-61
Other County Finals which took place were the Junior Pairs which saw Kirsty Richards (Kings Heath) and Kay Sabin (Norgren) win against Abbie Ward and Hannah Smith (Avenue Leamington) 21-13.
The Senior Fours was also won by Avenue Leamington (Yvonne Pick, Lynn Houghton, Karen Rheams and Terry Taylor) who beat Rugby Thornfield (Maureen Edwards, Yvonne Bromfield, Sigrid Thomas and Pat Bax) 20-12.
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