Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
Thought for the Month:
"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves"
Well the Commonwealth Games has come and gone and congratulations go to all the England Medal Winners:
Ladies Triples Gold Medallists - Jamie-Lea Winch, Natalie Chestney and Sian Honnor
Men's Triples Gold Medallists - Louis Ridout, Nick Brett, Jamie Chestney
Ladies Pairs Silver Medallists - Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh
Men's Pairs Silver Medallists - Jamie Walker and Sam Tolchard
Men's Fours Bronze Medallists - Louis Ridout, Nick Brett, Jamie Chestney and Sam Tolchard
Para Men's B6 - B8 Pairs Bronze Medallists - Craig Bowler and Kieran Rollings
And now we look forward to our Finals Weekend on 13 and 14 August at Stratford Bowling Club - details can be found under Competitions/Finals Day - please come along and support the players.
The Nationals run in Leamington from Thursday 25 August to Sunday 11 September and players will appreciate lots of support on this occasion as well.
Keep smiling and stay safe and well.
Sweltering in Somerset
Although the temperature was set to be at record levels it didn’t reach Somerset and a cloud covering enabled the game to go ahead without it being overly hot. Mark Moor Bowling Club did us proud and a Warwickshire win 106-90 certainly made the journey well worthwhile.
Highest Winning Rink went to Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Velisa Brown (Southam), Margaret Stephens (Lillington) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke) set off strongly and just kept going eventually winning 32-6.
Donna Kerr (Lillington) with Sharon Keal (Stratford), Joy Cooke (Sherwood Park) and Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry) were fairly evenly matched with their opposition level pegging on the 5th end 4 all, 13th - 10 all and 16th-12 all but 5 shots on the 17th end made all the difference giving them a final score of 17-13.
Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Celia Bellamy (Warwick Boat Club), Vivienne Belt (Sherwood Park) and Caroline Harris (Nuneaton) were also evenly matched for the first half of the game but stuck on 8 shots for 4 ends while the opposition pulled away but the last third of the game went to Warwickshire and they just managed a win 19-18.
Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) with Hazel Goodman (Lillington), Jean Veart (Nuneaton) and Linda Linney (Stratford) started slowly and although they were level 9 all at 13 ends and 12 all at 17 the last end saw them lose two shots to go 12-14 down.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Lynne Innes, Pam Jowers and Elspeth Summers (all Stratford) were under the cosh from the start but managed to pull back in the latter half of the game before finishing 12-17.
Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Pippa Mace (Lillington), Di Wilkinson (Stoke) and Jean Williams (Stratford) fought hard but weren’t able to hold the opposition back eventually losing 14-22.
County President, Debbie Bloxham, was delighted to present a Colt Badge to Chris Hurst (Warwick Boat Club) before thanking Mark Moor BC for their excellent hospitality.
After a long coach trip to Somerset, the following day saw the County Ladies at home to Herefordshire at Lillington Bowling Club. Whilst there were no hurricanes and the sunshine continued unabated, Herefordshire was in no mood to let Warwickshire win and finished the day with a 79-92 win.
Highest Winning Rink went to Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Jacqui Ashley (Warwick Boat Club), Brenda Beere (Grange Ladies) and Denise Judge (Bilton) who started determinedly and continued in that vein eventually finishing with a 15-10 win.
Mary Wheildon with Chris Hurst (both Warwick Boat Club), Dawn Horne (RLS) and Vanessa Brazier (Rugby Railway) were the only other winning rink, no doubt helped by 6 shots on the 3rd end, and holding on to a 2 shot lead to finish 17-15.
Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) with Anita Cowdrill (RLS), Joy Cooke (Sherwood Park) and Pat Gagg (Lillington) were fairly evenly matched which was reflected in the final score – an honourable draw 14 all.
Donna Kerr with Margaret Stephens (both Lillington), Pat Dahlgren (Bilton) and Pat Lowe (Rugby Thornfield) were also evenly matched with their opponents but couldn’t quite get the win and finished 11-15 down.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Christine Harding (Rugby Thornfield), Janet Miller (Grange Ladies) and Jenny Wickens (RLS) started slowly, pulled back well in the last 5 ends but finished trailing 12-17.
Janice White (RLS) with Thelma Orberson (Avenue Coventry), Joan Hollis (Bilton) and Tracy Wheeler (Welford) took 5 shots on the 3rd end but were held at bay by their opponents from there until the 10th end and unable to pull back eventually finishing 10-21.
County President, Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) was delighted to present a Colt Badge to Chris Hurst (Warwick Boat Club).