Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
My thought for this month:
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”
June already!!! This year seems to be flying by.
We had a great tour to Scarborough lots of fun and laughter and some good bowling too.
Our season has begun quite well. We have had our first win in the MEL well done all.
Sadly Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have cancelled our games, and Cambridgeshire have withdrawn from the MEL, a sign of the times I think. We are very blessed in Warwickshire with the support from all of you ladies, for this I thank you.
Two competitions completed, Two Woods and the Triples, congratulations to all of the finalist thus far. For more information on who won and a response to a few of the many queries received go to Q&A
I hope you have been celebrating the Queens Jubilee, we had a great time at the Gala at Stratford Upon Avon. What an inspirational lady our Queen is.
A reminder that the Skills training day is on 12th June for those of you who have signed up.
The first 100+ Club draw has taken place - details of the winners can be found in News
June is a very busy month for us, lots more games including the Johns Trophy, it would be good to see as many of you as possible supporting the team.
I look forward to seeing you on the bowling greens, and don’t forget to send your availability to Elspeth Summers for the next round of selection.
Our thoughts are with Carol Norton right now as she recovers from Surgery. We wish her well and a speedy recovery. The greens are not the same without her being around with that camera.
Stay safe and well all.
Another MEL Win for Warwickshire
Encouraged by their first win against Northamptonshire, Warwickshire Ladies set off to Kirby Muxloe Bowling Club to play their next round against Leicestershire. As usual the weather played a part and it was clear that the opposition were out to win. However, Warwickshire held their own and two winning rinks was sufficient to give them an overall win with a final score of 112-108.
Highest winning rink went to Jenny Corn with Jayne Henfrey and Margaret Grosvenor (all Lillington) and Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry) were fairly evenly matched 8 all at 10 ends, but then the Warwickshire team pulled ahead, eventually winning 25-10.
Di Medhurst (Nuneaton) with Lynne Innes (Stratford), Donna Kerr (Lillington) and Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield) were also fairly evenly matched with their opposition and 6 all at 8 ends but 5 shots over the next two ends helped their cause and they were able to secure a 17-14 win.
Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Liz Crispin (Wolvey), Joy Cooke (Sherwood Park) and Liz Crowther (Lillington) started well and were 7-1 up at 5 ends and although the opposition fought back they were still 11-7 at 10 ends but then the tables turned and Leicestershire started to pull back eventually winning by just one shot 18-19.
Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) with Caroline Harris (Nuneaton), Dawn Horne and Janice White (both RLS) started well and 6 shots on the second end certainly helped their cause, but the opposition was in no mood to let them get away with that and pulled back to leave them level 10 all at 7 ends and although the game was strongly contested they were unable to retain a lead and finished just one shot down 19-20.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Pippa Mace (Lillington), Elaine Taylor (Stoke) and Margaret Colvin (Snitterfield) were 6 all at 8 ends and pulled away slightly before the opposition picked up and went ahead leaving them trailing at the end 20-24.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Anita Cowdrill (RLS), Vivienne Belt (Sherwood Park) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) were up against it from the start and although they won more ends they weren’t able to stop the opposition from winning 13-21.
So Near and Yet ….
Warwickshire Ladies travelled to Faringdon Bowling Club in Oxfordshire for their Walker Cup Double Rink game against Wiltshire. The weather was set fair but very gusty and continued in that vein throughout the afternoon. Warwickshire started well as Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Aleen Shuttleworth (Stoke), Wendy Hobbis and Tracy Wheeler (both Welford) went 10-0 up at 5 ends but their opposition soon turned the tables and they were 10 all at 10 ends.
Kirsty Richards (Whitnash) with Dawn Horne (RLS), Gill Maund (Sherwood Park) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) were level pegging 7 all at 10 ends but whilst they managed to stay ahead, the other team were very evenly matched at 16 all on 18 ends before the opposition started to pull away and the 21 ends finished with a measure make the two teams level 45-45. An extra end was necessary and despite a valiant effort by Kirsty’s team it wasn’t Warwickshire’s day.
The Wiltshire ladies provided homemade cakes which helped to sweeten the disappointment as the Warwickshire County President, Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) wished them well in the next round.
Congratulations go to the June winners of the 2022 100+Club:
June 1st Prize - Pat Gagg - £30.00
June 2nd Prize - Margaret Colvin - £15.00
June 3rd Prize - Fred Bannister - £7.50