Disappointed to finish just three shots adrift
The County game at Nuneaton Bowling Club was once again bathed in sunshine despite the forecast but the sun definitely shone on Buckinghamshire Ladies on this occasion. Level pegging at 10 ends – 51 all - there was just one shot difference at 15 ends, but Warwickshire couldn’t hold on and eventually finished 3 shots adrift – 109-112.
Highest winning rink went to Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Di Wilkinson (Stoke), Joan Hall (Nuneaton) and Liz Westell (Welford) who set off at a pace and continued to batter their opponents, finally winning 19-7.
Aleen Shuttleworth with Di Medhurst (both Stoke), Barbara Harsant (Solihull Municipal) and Marilyn Warren (Bournville) made steady progress and although the teams were fairly even all the way through they eventually won 17-12.
Liz Chedgzoy (Stratford) with Barbara Boscott (Bournville), Pat Neale (Nuneaton) and Rosemarie Geden (Southam) proved too strong for their opponents and were 12-2 up at 5 ends and despite a determined effort by the Buckinghamshire team to bring them nearly level at 10 ends, they managed to pull away and finished 25-22 (see photo).
Hilary Smith (Wellesbourne) with Sylvia Bourton (Nuneaton), Mo Yeomans (Solihull Municipal) and Norma Willey (3 Spires) were slow to start and 1-6 down at 5 ends. Although 3 shots on the 6th end appeared to bring them back into the game but they were unable to get ahead and finished 20-25.
Jacqui Cook (Lillington), Patsy Tandy (Southam), Shirley Tucker (Rugby Ladies) and June Warmington (Nuneaton) started well and were level pegging at 14 ends, but a determined effort by their opponents stopped them and the result was 16-24.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Jean Veart (Nuneaton), Ruth Carey (Welford) and Joy Cooke (Solihull Municipal) weren’t so lucky and struggled from the start eventually finishing 12-22.