BOWLS: County Ladies’ friendly with Worcestershire

Highest winning rink against Worcestershire - Carole Simmons, Barbara Jeffrey, Margaret Andrew, Karen Rice
Highest winning rink against Worcestershire - Carole Simmons, Barbara Jeffrey, Margaret Andrew, Karen Rice

By Jenny Corn

A friendly match, and perhaps an opportunity to relax a bit, but even with the friendlies there is a competitive spirit with everyone wanting to win and this time it was Warwickshire’s day but only on two rinks as they won 117-100.

Sue Hornsby, Chris Roberts and Dawn Horne playing in the friendly against Worcestershire

Sue Hornsby, Chris Roberts and Dawn Horne playing in the friendly against Worcestershire

Highest winning rink went to Barbara Jeffrey with Karen Rice, Margaret Andrew (all Entaco) and Carole Simmons (Welford) who were definitely unaware of the fact that it was a friendly game and set of all guns blazing and were 15-3 up at 10 ends before picking up 5 shots on the 11 and 7 on the 15th to eventually finish 36-10.

The only other winning rink was skipped by Jenny Corn with Chris Ward (both Lillington), Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) and Donna Kerr (RLS) who were fairly evenly matched with their opponents for the first half of the game but struggled to keep up through the second half until the later stages going into the last end level at 17 all just managing to pick up two shots on the last end to win 19-17.

Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) with Wendy Baxter (Rugby Railway), June Hands (Ilmington) and Joan Hall (Nuneaton) were also evenly matched for the first half of the game and managed to pull away during the second half but faltered on the 19th and 20th ends to finish with a draw 14-14.

Maureen Edwards with Chris Harding, Pat Lowe (all Rugby Thornfield) and Gloria Higgins/Pat Harvey (who shared the game) started well but five ends without a score made the difference and although it was an uphill battle their determination showed through and they pulled back to lose by just one shot 19-20.

Donna Kerr receives her Colts badge from President Di Medhurst

Donna Kerr receives her Colts badge from President Di Medhurst

Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Dawn Horne (RLS), Chris Roberts (Stoke) and Rosemarie Geden (Southam) started slowly but kept their head and only trailed by 5 shots in the end to finish 15-20.

Elaine Taylor with Di Medhurst (both Stoke), June Millward (Three Spires) and Ann Harwood (Wolvey) seemed to be jogging along nicely and were two shots up at 10 ends 8-6, but a strong finish by their opponents on the last two ends left them 14-19 down.

The President, Di Medhurst, was delighted to be able to present a Colts Badge to Donna Kerr (Royal Leamington Spa).