Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
Mid June missive 15 June 2021
My Dear Girls
I am so proud of you all. Your resilience is fantastic. Given Covid & all its restrictions you have been out there in the foulest of wet weather with not only your wet weather gear but with added scarves, hand warmers & rain hats still managing to play the most amazing games. Then came another moon along with steaming heat. You have rallied again, playing so many competitions home & away. We Officers are so grateful for you being so flexible this year – a big thank you. Four hours under 28c at Snitterfield proved the County's resilience & depth. 48 of you willing to be there in those conditions – yes, I am proud of you. Upwards & Onwards Girls….
Again, congratulations to all of you who have battled through to win your places on Finals weekend, the latest being Heather Mills and Kirsty Richards who won through in the 4 wood Singles - very well done!
It was a joy to celebrate Grange B.C.’s 75th Anniversary, thank you Grange for your Invitation & hospitality.
Johnson’s driver Dave gave us a most comfortable journey to Bedford where we enjoyed a super game at Maulden B.C. with a 20 point win. My congratulations to Vivienne Belt who received her WWBA badge & also to Jenny Wickens & Wendy Hobbis who received their Colt badges. Well done girls.
We all send our love to Rosemarie Geden who is resting at home but still receiving all the results to put on the website. Thank you Rosemarie from us all – take care. My thanks too, to Chris Cooke who has picked up the Competition Sheets & is doing a splendid job dealing with all the score cards.
To Jenny Corn, another big thank you. With so many Counties either cancelling, altering or dithering, her job has been a nightmare. She has been so patient with it all – Jenny, you are a gem. Much appreciated.
We now look forward to many matches, more competitions & lots of camaraderie.
Good luck to you all, just enjoy… and yes, Upwards & Onwards with Positivity & Flexibility!
From President Mary & Officers.
BDWBA 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Birmingham and District Women’s Bowling Association’s invitation to celebrate their 30th Anniversary at Sherwood Park had been long awaited and by the time the County managed to play this special match a year had passed! The BDWBA President, Pat Court, welcomed the County to Sherwood Park.
The good news was that despite constant rain the day before, the weather perked up and a few rays of sunshine heralded a dry afternoon and an opportunity to meet up with old friends and enjoy the company of new.
Highest winning rink went to Debbie Bloxham with Jean Williams (both Stratford), Jacqui Ashley (Warwick Boat Club) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) who started slowly but stormed ahead in the second half to win 20-4.
Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Cynthia Briggs (RLS), Christine Harding and Sigrid Thomas (both Rugby Thornfield) were definitely looking good until they dropped 5 shots on the 7th end but that didn’t deter them and they went on to win 24-11.
Jenny Corn with Hazel Goodman (both Lillington), Carol Norton and Elaine Taylor (both Stoke) were fairly evenly matched 9-8 at 10 ends but 4 shots on the 12th end gave them the encouragement they needed and they went on to finish 23-12.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Helen Harris (Stoke), Pam Jowers and Linda Linney (both Stratford) were also fairly evenly matched to start but 8 shots over two ends made the difference and they finished 18-11.
Yvonne Bromfield with Maureen Edwards (both Rugby Thornfield), Liz Crispin (Wolvey) and Di Medhurst (Stoke) were neck and neck all the way just managing to pip their opponents to the post 13-12.
County President, Mary Wheildon with Celia Bellamy (both Warwick Boat Club), Di Wilkinson (Stoke) and Donna Kerr (Lillington) weren’t so fortunate and although they held their own for most of the game the opposition were stronger over the last few ends leaving the visitors trailing 13-15.
ROSE BOWL CHALLENGE
The annual match against the men took place at Welford and was always going to be challenging with both sides out to win. This year it was the turn of the men to win the Rose Bowl (79-100) but the game was played in good spirit and everyone seemed to enjoy their afternoon.
Highest winning rink for the ladies went to County President, Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) with Margaret Boldy (Avon), Brenda Beere and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) who were evenly matched with the men’s County President’s team until the 6th end when they managed to pick up 5 shots which gave them the encouragement they needed to carry on and win 18-11.
Maureen Edwards with Sigrid Thomas (both Rugby Thornfield), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Linda Linney (Stratford) were leading 10-3 at 10 ends and although their opposition made a determined effort to pull back the ladies went on to win 14-10.
Jenny Corn with Chris Ward (both Lillington), Thelma Orberson (Avenue Coventry) and Chris Cooke (Southam) were gaining strongly in the first half of the game only to have the tables turned and watch their lead disappear to finish 17-18.
Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Cynthia Briggs (RLS), Christine Harding and Yvonne Bromfield (both Rugby Thornfield) started slowly but pulled back to 12 all at 12 ends and 14 all at 14 ends but were unable to retain the momentum losing 14-18.
Skips Debbie Bloxham and Ros Taylor didn’t fare so well losing 8-21 and 8-22 respectively.
President, Mary Wheildon, was delighted to be able to present County Badges to Brenda Beere (Southam) and Thelma Orberson (Avenue Coventry)