BOWLS: Ladies’ Top Club final

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And VPs visit High Wycombe

An exciting match played between Southam and Wolvey saw them winning two rinks each but Southam just won the day with an overall score of 67-58. County President, Carol Norton (Stoke BC) was there to support both teams - “It was an exciting game which was only decided in the last couple of ends but really reflected the high standard of bowling we now see throughout Warwickshire”.

Patsy Tandy playing Di Medhurst in the singles was in determined mood winning convincingly 21-5. The other Southam winning rink skipped by Rosemarie Geden with Velisa Brown against Janet Greenwell and Elaine Taylor started off well and were 8-3 up at 5 ends. Elaine and Janet started to claw their way back and were only one shot behind at 15 but a sudden spurt over the last five ends saw Southam come out on top 18-14.

The Triples skipped by Mal Eaton with Heather Tredgold and Sandi Couchman against Margaret Corbett, Anne Simmons and skip Aleen Shuttleworth were neck and neck all through the game eventually losing 14-15. The Fours skipped by Chris Cooke with Marie Bromwich, Wendy Jeffs, and Fran Padbury against Liz Crispin, Beryl Patterson, Ann Harwood and Trish Jarvis also started off fairly close, but Wolvey pulled ahead and were 5-13 up at 10 ends. They continued to pull away but a 3 from Southam on the 15th end gave them some encouragement although it was short lived as Wolvey scored 5 shots over the next two ends and eventually came out the winners 14-24.

After the game a delighted Southam Ladies’ Secretary Heather Tredgold said: “A hard fought game on all four rinks which was helped by Southam starting with a good win by their singles player Patsy Tandy.  The pairs kept their heads and won whilst the triples fought back and only lost by one shot. Overall it was a good win by a small club for the second time.”

Southam United Bowling Club picture features:

Back Row - Sandi Couchman, Chris Cooke, Mal Eaton, Marie Bromwich, Patsy Tandy

Front Row - Wendy Jeffs, Fran Padbury, Heather Tredgold, Velisa Brown, Rosemarie Geden

Warwickshire Vice Presidents

Warwickshire Vice Presidents went to High Wycombe to play Buckingham Vice Presidents on Thursday and a great game was enjoyed by all, culminating with a win 144 to 108.

At eight ends the rink of Chairman Dave Longdon, John Pallett, Mike Soloman and Brian Mace-Humphries were 23 – 0 and it looked as if they had the opposition at their mercy but gradually Bucks VPs crawled back to lose 30-19.

The highest winning rink comprised Derek Wattison, John Slater, Tony Parsons and Alan Bister 30-16.