Warwickshire Finish League on a HighThe last Middle England League game at Banbury Borough was against Oxfordshire and Warwickshire needed to win this to stand a chance of leading the League and fortune favoured them as they won 116-110 giving them 13 points to 4.
Highest winning rink went to Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Jean Petty (Norgren), Margaret Grosvenor and Di Thurlbeck (both Lillington) who were level pegging 4 all at 5 ends and then started to trail behind, but a strong second half enabled them to finish with a 26-14 win.
Maureen Edwards with Sigrid Thomas (both Rugby Thornfield), Sharon Keal (Snitterfield) and Helen Harris (Stoke) also started slowly and were trailing at five ends, but a sudden spurt, including 5 shots on the 8th end, lifted their spirits and they never looked back eventually finishing 22-16.
Moira Parsons with Wendy Holloway (both Welford), Velisa Brown (Southam) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) set off at a pace and were 17-5 at the 10th end when their opposition fought back but they were still able to finish with a win 23-17.
Chris Cooke with Rosemarie Geden (both Southam), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Donna Kerr (RLS) were fairly evenly matched throughout the game but just managed to hold on to a one shot lead 14-13.
Debbie Bloxham with Lynne Innes, Linda Linney (all Stratford) and Sue Hornsby (Lillington) were also fairly evenly matched until the end when their opponents managed to pull ahead leaving the visitors trailing 16-20.
Jenny Corn with Pippa Mace, Jacqui Cook (all Lillington) and Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) were always trailing and despite a valiant effort were unable to turn the tables and finished down 15-20.