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Warwickshire is delighted to congratulate Kirsty Richards on being selected to play in the Junior BIWBC International Series at City of Derry BC, Londonderry, Ireland on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017. This is in addition to her selection for the Senior International Series in Llandrindod Wells, Wales which takes place from Sunday 18th to Tuesday 20th June 2017. Many congratulations Kirsty, it's very well deserved!
Congratulations must also go to the Finalists of the following Competitions:
Two Wood Singles - Sue Hornsby (Lillington) and Helen Slimm (Whitnash)
Champion of Champions - Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) and Denise Judge (Bilton)
Triples - Heather Mills, Brenda Beere (Grange Ladies) and Janice White, Dawn Horne & Cynthia Grigg (RLS)
Fours - Hannah Smith, Lynn Houghton, Abbie Ward, Lisa Smith (Avenue Leamington) and Mary Duckett, Elaine Cresswell, Sheila Hussey, Joan Hollis (Bilton)
And now, having won the first round of the Johns Trophy Round Robin series against Worcestershire, the focus must be on the match against Gloucestershire on Saturday 24 June at Falcon Bowling Club, Painswick.
Continue to enjoy your bowling everyone.
Warwickshire Win First Round of Johns Trophy
Highest winning rink went to Maureen Edwards with Pat Bax (both Rugby Thornfield), Dawn Horne (RLS) and Helen Harris (Stoke) who set off at a pace with an 11-0 lead at 5 ends and despite a number of attempts by their opponents they continued to prove the stronger winning 27-10.
Moira Parsons (Welford) with Kirsty Richards (Kings Heath), Hannah Smith and Lisa Smith (both Avenue Leamington) were fairly evenly matched for the first half of the game lying 9 all at 10 ends, but a surge over the next few ends followed by 6 shots on the 15th made the difference and they finished with a 22-18 win.
Maureen Tims with Helen Slimm (both Whitnash), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Di Thurlbeck (Lillington) were evenly matched and 9 all at 12 ends was a good reflection of the game which finished with them winning 18-16.
Jenny Corn with Margaret Stephens (both Lillington), Liz Westell (Welford) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke) were similarly evenly matched with 9 all at the 11th, 11 all on 13th, 14 all on 14th finishing 19 all.
Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) and Liz Wooding (Avenue Coventry) kept a balanced score and were 12 all at 12 ends but were just unable to hold their opponents at the end to finish 16-21.
Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Wendy Holloway (Welford) and Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) were not so fortunate and although they were holding shots on many occasions, the opposition skip was able to claim the ends and they were 0-17 down at 11 ends before the fight back started, which, aided by 6 shots on the 18th end helped them to a respectable 14-21 score at the end and enough to keep Warwickshire ahead.
President, Chris Ward (Lillington) was delighted not only to claim victory for her County but also to present a Colt Badge to Hannah Smith (Avenue Leamington) who is also the County’s youngest player and certainly a star to watch for the future.
When the Men Meet the LadiesThe annual challenge match between the men and the ladies is always popular and certainly very competitive with this year being no different. The Men were out to show their prowess and eventually came out the victors, winning 125-82, but not with a fair few battles on the way.
Highest winning rink went to Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Chris Cooke (Southam), Dawn Horne and Donna Kerr (both RLS) who were fairly evenly matched at the beginning and 7 all at 13 ends, but a determined effort over the next four ends put the ladies ahead and they held on to their lead to finish 14-11.
Elaine Taylor with Chris Roberts (both Stoke), Margaret Stephens (Lillington) and Lynne Innes (Stratford) were 4-10 down at 11 ends but 11 shots over the next six ends put them in the lead and although they were level 15 all at the 20th end the last winning shot went to the ladies to give them the win.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Lynn Houghton (Avenue, Leamington), Linda Linney and Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) started strongly and were 15-4 ahead at 11 ends before the men fought back with 5 shots on the 12 which spurred them on to eventually finish with an honourable draw 18 all.
Maureen Edwards with Yvonne Bromfield (both Rugby Thornfield), Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) and Gloria Higgins (RLS) started well and were 14-4 on the 14th end before the men started to pull back to win 15-17.
The story wasn’t so bright for Maureen Tims and Jacqui Cook’s teams which were unable to hold their own and finished 7-32 and 12-32 respectively.
Wolvey as always looked after the teams very well and from the noise and chatter it was obvious that everyone had enjoyed the afternoon. Ladies’ County President, Chris Ward (Lillington) was delighted to present Liz Crispin (Wolvey) with her Blazer Badge.