Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
I feel very privileged to be your County President for 2018 and will carry out the role to the best of my abilities.
My thanks must go to Blossomfield Bowls Club for my initial nomination, for the support I have received so far the support I know I will receive from them during the bowls season itself.
The same thanks goes to the Warwickshire Officers who have welcomed me into their fold and to Elaine Taylor especially for all her hard work in arranging my tour to Eastbourne next May.
Bowls as a sport is so inclusive and gives us opportunities to play bowlers of all ages, abilities and disabilities as well as creating friendships and camaraderie.
I am extremely proud to be a part of Warwickshire W.B.A. and to be associated with the many talented bowlers in the county. I look forward to playing alongside or supporting you during the year and also working together to build on the successes of the past and creating many more during 2018.
I wish you all a healthy and successful year.
Christmas Match was a cracker!The beginning of the festive season was signalled by the annual challenge match against the Warwickshire Women’s Indoor Bowling Association at Rugby Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club. The game was its usual fun occasion with several ladies wearing Christmas earrings and hats including the festive turkey hat with our tour organiser Elaine providing its stuffing with her head.
WWIBA were quick to take advantage of the fact that some of the WWBA ladies took a little while to adjust to the pace of carpet being more used to the unpredictable nature of grass rinks and the outdoor elements. But displaying their usual determination they persisted and at one stage only 6 shots separated the teams but it wasn’t to last.
The precision of the regular indoor bowlers proved to be the deciding factor and with a handful of ends left to play their lead had extended to 20 shots. The outdoor ladies weren’t going down without one last push and eventually were only beaten by 14 shots. Congratulations go to WWIBA for the win and also for celebrating their 25th Anniversary.
WWBA Joy Cooke was delighted to have been in the highest winning rink in her first game as President playing with Jacqui Cook, Jenny Corn (both Lillington) and Mo Yeomans (Blossomfield). Joy was also pleased to be able to congratulate Lynne Innes (Stratford) who received her County Indoor Colt Badge from WWIBA President Ronnie Murphy and both Presidents wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Bowls England Honours Warwickshire BowlerKirsty Richards (Kings Heath), who was crowned All England Champion when she won the National 4 Wood Singles in August at Leamington, was named Junior Woman Bowler of the Year by Bowls England at their Annual Dinner and Presentation. This is a well-deserved honour for our young bowler and the Officers wish her every success in future years.
President, Joy Cooke, was delighted to congratulate Kirsty who “as one of Warwickshire’s youngsters has always shown promise, but is now fully recognised for her bowling ability – the County is extremely proud of her.”