Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
Mid July missive. 16.7.21
Here we are well on through this crazy year. You are all doing so well & I do appreciate that positivity & flexibility that you are giving as required.
Our home & away competitions have allowed many to visit clubs they may never have visited before, for some the distances have occasionally been great – but thinking positively, we haven’t been able to go far, so quite a treat! Where we have had a venue, thank you to Chris Cooke especially, for picking up Rosemarie’s baton & to other officers who have assisted.
Congratulations to those who have reached the finals – these, to be held at Stratford upon Avon Bowling Club on the weekend 31st July/1st August. Please be sure to support & enjoy, we have some new names to be watched! Remember to pre-order your lunch if you want one. (£6.50 on Saturday, £3.50 on Sunday) Coffee, tea along with cakes & biscuits will be for sale throughout. Players and Officials will be contacted with regard to lunch requirements.
We have notable wins, especially our Johns Trophy match against Worcestershire held at Chipping Campden. Our next will be on 24th July at Cheltenham against Wiltshire – potentially a stiffer game but we are up for it. Supporters most welcome. The MEL games are going well, the Celebration matches have been fun too.
Thank you all for turning out so well in the new strip, I have received many comments on what a fabulous sight we make. For further orders please contact Debbie, she has a small stock.
The Nationals will begin on the 19th August. Please support your County Players as much as possible, let us hope for sunny (but not too hot) days. REMEMBER TO BRING A CHAIR AS THERE WILL BE NONE AVAILABLE AT LEAMINGTON FOR THE NATIONALS. Only yesterday I looked at the scarves still sitting with my bowls clothes – we certainly have endured diverse weather this season. So wet, so cold, so hot & so dull, but we are outdoor bowlers, these conditions are all part of the game!!
Immediately after the finals weekend we have the Council Meeting (August 2nd) after that please put the 31st October in your diary for the Presentation Lunch at Tally Ho. Let us make this a most successful get together after all the privations we have lived through over the last 2 years.
Upwards & Onwards with Positivity & Flexibility.
President Mary & Officers.
Finals Day Schedule 2021
The Finals Day Schedule 2021 can now be viewed under Competitions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT SET IN STONE AND MAY VARY DEPENDENT ON WHO GETS TO THE FINAL OF THE PAIRS AND TOP CLUB
Warwickshire Takes Second Round Win in the Middle England League
The second round of the Middle England League was played at Stoke Bowling Club with Warwickshire winning 140-102.
Highest winning rink went to Janice White (RLS) with Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Welford), Liz Crowther and Donna Kerr (both Lillington) who were trailing 2-7 at 5 ends but started to steam ahead during the second half of the game to finish 36-13.
Debbie Bloxham with Linda Linney (both Stratford), Liz Wooding (Avenue Coventry) and Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) were 6 all at 8 ends but 5 shots on the 9th followed by 4 on the 11th gave them the encouragement they needed and they went on to win 28-12.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Lynne Innes (Stratford), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield) started strongly and kept the pressure on as they picked up 10 shots over the 7th and 8th ends eventually winning 27-12.
Moira Parsons with Wendy Holloway (both Welford), Dawn Horne (RLS) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) started well but their opponents managed to pull back over the last few ends to win by just one shot 16-17.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke) were fairly evenly matched until the last few ends losing 18-24.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) were under the cosh from the start and despite a determined effort over the last few ends they finished 15-24.
WARWICKSHIRE TAKES THE LEAD IN JOHNS TROPHY KNOCKOUT
With the format of this National competition having changed from a round robin to a straight knockout everyone had to be on their toes and ready to go for the first round against Worcestershire. Chipping Campden Bowling Club was the venue and Warwickshire’s determination did not disappoint as by the 15th end they were in the lead and although only 2 shots ahead at 18 ends managed to hold on to a 10 shot win 116-106.
Highest winning rink went to Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Wendy Hobbis (Welford), Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) and Gill Maund (Sherwood Park) who were 15-1 up at 15 ends and continued to dominate the game eventually finishing 24-9.
Moira Parsons with Wendy Holloway (both Welford), Dawn Horne (RLS) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) were fairly evenly matched with their opposition for the first few ends but then managed to pull away with 5 shots on the 20th end sealing a win 21-13.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Lynne Innes (Stratford), Anna Molony (Avenue Leamington) and Aleen Shuttleworth (Stoke) started well but were struggling to keep their opponents at bay for the first half of the game but a strong finish put them in the lead to finish 21-18.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Anita Cowdrill (RLS), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) were trailing 5-16 at 10 ends but a determined effort enabled them to pull right back to only lose by 2 shots 18-20.
Yvonne Pick (Welford) with Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Welford), Liz Crowther (Lillington) and Janice White (RLS) were in a similar situation 3-13 down at 10 ends but 8 shots on the 13th and 14th ends made all the difference and they were able to stay close finishing 17-22.
Kirsty Richards with Abbie Ward, Helen Slimm (all Whitnash) and Liz Wooding (Avenue Coventry) were 6-15 down at the 9th end but 3 shots on the 10th helped their cause and they kept plugging away to finish 15-24.