BOWLS: Worcestershire too strong in Walker Cup

Warwickshire's Walker Cup team
Warwickshire's Walker Cup team

Disappointment for Warwickshire ladies

An enthusiastic Warwickshire team set out to prove their worth against a strong Worcestershire side at Hewell Bowling Club, but it was not to be and the home team went away with a resounding success.

Janet Scott with Di Green (both Sherwood Park), Margaret Grosvenor and Jenny Corn (both Lillington) struggled from the beginning and were 1-10 and 5-16 down at 5 and 10 ends respectively, but determination enabled them to pull back and they closed the gap to 13-17 on the 15th end finally losing by just 3 shots – 17-20.

Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Kirsty Richards (Bournville), Elaine Taylor (Stoke) and Maureen Tims (Whitnash) were fairly evenly matched with their opponents to start but 5 shots on the 7th end enabled them to pull ahead 9-7 and although they held their own for most of the way and were 15 all at 15 ends, they weren’t able to hold the Worcestershire team over the last few ends eventually finishing 17-23.

The only highlight of the day for the President was when she presented a Walker Flash to Dianne Green for representing her county in this competition on three occasions.

Report by Jenny Corn

Photo by Carol Norton