BOWLS: Another win for Warwickshire ladies

Highest winning rink Linda Linney, Jayne Henfrey, Maureen Edwards and Dorothy Manson
Highest winning rink Linda Linney, Jayne Henfrey, Maureen Edwards and Dorothy Manson

Victory over Supermarine in Swindon

ANOTHER WIN FOR WARWICKSHIRE LADIES

Supermarine Bowling Club (named after the Supermarine Spitfire) in Swindon was the venue for Warwickshire’s second success of the season when they played Wiltshire and came home with a resounding 148-92 win.

Highest winning rink went to Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Dorothy Manson (Avon), Linda Linney (Stratford) and Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) who were fairly level with their opponents at 8-7 on 7 ends, but then started to pull ahead eventually winning 33-10.

Missing out on highest winning rink by just one shot was Rosemarie Geden (Southam) with Di Medhurst (Stoke), Liz Westell (Welford) and Jenny Corn (Lillington) who stormed ahead and were 18-4 up at 10 ends and despite a lull for three ends finished 35-13.

Pat Moore with Brenda Carlton (both Three Spires), Ann Doherty (Lillington) and Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield) were fairly evenly matched for most of the game although their opponents started to get the better of them in the latter stages, but 6 shots on the 20th end enabled them to just pull ahead and finish 21-17.

Chris Cooke (Southam) with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Helen Harris and Elaine Taylor (both Stoke) also set off at a pace but a loss of 9 shots on the 7th and 8th ends left them level and it was only a determined effort in the latter part of the game that enabled them to pull back to win 23-17.

Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Trish Jarvis (Wolvey), Joy Cooke and Mo Yeomans (both Blossomfield) were evenly matched for most of the game and it was only on the 18th end they started to pull ahead eventually winning 20-14.

Jacqui Cook with Pat Harvey, Chris Richards (all Lillington) and Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) had a tougher match and although they were level 10 all at 11 ends they couldn’t sustain the subsequent onslaught and eventually lost 16-21.

After a very nice meal President Di Medhurst (Stoke) was delighted to be able to award a Blazer Badge to Jayne Henfrey – the third time this year that the highest winning rink featured a newly badged player – a very good sign for Warwickshire’s future!