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End of season missive 10 09 21
My dear girls,
We made it, we reached the end of the season's matches thanks to your resilience, positivity & the much requested flexibility!Well done to every one of you who played at the Nationals, getting there was your greatest feat so well done. A somewhat down beat event with the lack of the ‘presentation of badges’ which was a great sadness to many, rightly so. But your commitment & enjoyment was satisfying whilst enduring some very cool days!
Our match at Solihull Municipal for the 50th Anniversary was most enjoyable as was our final County match against Buckingham at the wonderful Waddesdon B.C. the friendliest of games happily providing us with a super win.
I was thrilled to be able to support the RLS A Top Club Ladies at Cheltenham on Saturday morning for their semi-final National match against Box B.C. - who come with a formidable reputation. Again, down to the wire, winning on the very last end by 1 shot. Congratulations Girls…Go forth, enjoy & play as well on Saturday 25th September on your home turf!
My two President’s days went well with totally diverse weather conditions – the first match shortened by a terrific rain storm, the latter by intense heat, BUT this is England!!
Thanks to you all, my charity Mary’s Meals has gone romping on. The bottom line now sits at £7446.00 feeding 468.3 of the poorest children in school across 4 continents; in Haiti, Ethiopia, Liberia, India, Africa etc.. In November 2019 when I took over, the charity was feeding 1.2 million – now, even with covid they are reaching over 2 million. Fantastic. I can’t thank you enough.
Our next big get together is the Presentation Lunch at Tally Ho which I hope most of you will come to; not only to celebrate the winners but also to meet up & have a great time after the long period of lock down & all the hardships we have been forced to endure.
My thanks again to the Officers who have kept me on the straight & narrow, kept the WWBA ship afloat through some very stormy waters, they all work so tirelessly – merci.
Thank you all too for being such great fun through all these strange times – upwards & onwards we go into Autumn.
Warwickshire Win At Waddesdon
With threatened thunderstorms and a few downpours on the journey it was doubtful whether the game would actually take place, but fortunately the weather was kind and apart from a brief spell of waterproofs the sun came out and play continued. Waddesdon Bowling Club is in a beautiful setting and the members looked after us admirably. Warwickshire took the honours in the last game of the season winning 142-92.
Highest winning rink went to Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) with Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Hazel Goodman and Jenny Corn (both Lillington) who set off smartly and were 6-1 up at 5 ends and although the opposition came back they were still 5 shots adrift at 10 ends and the visitors continued to strengthen their lead finishing with a 31-14 win.
Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Dawn Horne (RLS), Vivienne Belt (Sherwood Park) and Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry) were fairly evenly match drawing 6 all at 10 ends but then the Warwickshire team took off eventually winning 22-11.
Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Heather Tredgold (Southam) Lynne Innes and Linda Linney (both Stratford) were level pegging 5 all at 6 ends, 9 all at 12 and 15 all at 17, but 6 shots on the 18th made all the difference and they went on to win 25-16.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Donna Kerr and Liz Crowther (both Lillington) started strongly and were 12-4 up at 10 ends and although their opposition came back at them in the latter half of the game the result was never in doubt and they won 22-13.
Elaine Taylor (Stoke) with Liz Crispin (Wolvey), Pippa Mace (Lillington) and Elspeth Summers (Stratford) started slowly but a pulled back to be level at the 7th end before they started to dominate the game winning 23-14.
Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Velisa Brown (Southam), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Cynthia Briggs (RLS) weren’t so fortunate eventually finished 19-24.
Solihull Municipal BC Celebrates 50 Years
After freezing for 2 weeks at the Nationals the sudden heatwave – for three days only! – was very welcome for most as Warwickshire County players joined Solihull Municipal members to celebrate their 50th anniversary. In the end Solihull managed to get the win by just three shots – 98-95.
Highest winning rink for Warwickshire went to Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with John Bentien (Solihull Municipal), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Michael Jackson (Three Spires) who slowly but surely just kept their foot on the pedal eventually winning 18-11.
Bruce Truman with Vanessa Brazier (both Rugby Railway), Peter Vale-Humphries and Mark Sylvester (both Wellesbourne) were 9 all at 10 ends when their opponents started to pull away leaving the visitors trailing 11-17 but their determination showed over the last two ends as they finished 21-17.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Liz Crispin (Wolvey), Paul Brown (Sherwood Park) and Donna Kerr (Lillington) started well but were overtaken in the middle part of the game before coming back to draw 15 all.
Bob Allcock with Victor Mortimer (both Tamworth) with Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) and Jean Williams (Stratford) were fairly evenly match with their Solihull opponents but were pipped to the post on the last end to trail 16-17.
Maureen Edwards with Chris Harding (both Rugby Thornfield), Fred Bannister (Lillington) and Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) started well but their opponents were not to be outdone and gradually pulled ahead to win 19-15.
Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) with Geoff Moran (Norgren), George Morrison and Vivienne Belt (both Sherwood Park) weren’t so fortunate and finished 10-19.