COUNTY LADIES (Pictures by Carol Norton)
The second spherical of the Middle England League was performed towards Gloucestershire at Stoke Bowling Club with Warwickshire profitable 140-102, writes Jenny Corn.
Highest profitable rink went to Janice White (RLS) with Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Welford), Liz Crowther and Donna Kerr (each Lillington) who had been trailing 2-7 at 5 ends however began to steam forward through the second half of the sport to complete 36-13.
Debbie Bloxham with Linda Linney (each Stratford), Liz Wooding (Avenue Coventry) and Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) had been 6 all at 8 ends however 5 pictures on the ninth adopted by 4 on the eleventh gave them the encouragement they wanted and they went on to win 28-12.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Lynne Innes (Stratford), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield) began strongly and stored the strain on as they picked up 10 pictures over the seventh and eighth ends ultimately profitable 27-12.
Moira Parsons with Wendy Holloway (each Welford), Dawn Horne (RLS) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) began effectively however their opponents managed to drag again over the previous couple of ends to win by only one shot 16-17.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke) had been pretty evenly matched till the previous couple of ends dropping 18-24.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) had been beneath the cosh from the beginning and regardless of a decided effort over the previous couple of ends they completed 15-24.
Warwickshire made the lengthy trek east to Connaught BC to face Norfolk, the place a superb afternoon of bowls and a superb consequence made the journey residence extra satisfying, the Bears profitable 127-117, writes Alan Jackson.
Barry Sheasby (Oakfield), Neil Duxbury (Home Guard), Denis Ward (Southam) and Mike Harrison (Home Guard) scored a 5 on each the sixth and eleventh ends to steer by eleven on the halfway level. Norfolk pulled again, reducing the deficit to 3 with three ends to play, it was Harrison and co who completed robust ending with a 29-19 win. Competition Secretary Sam Bridges, David Knee (Grange), Pat Sweeney (Matrix) and Ray White (Royal Leamington Spa) seemed to be cruising away till a ninth finish 5 levelled the scores. The Bears once more pulled away, main by six after fifteen ends and extending that to 10 by the tip, last rating 26-16 for White’s rink.
John Moore, Peter Litchfield (each Grange), Barry Connolly (Avenue Leamington) and Bernard Kendry (Bidford) went from a shot down after 5 ends to 6 down on the midway mark. An excellent spell took Kendry and co degree heading into the ultimate six ends, which they dominated to win 22-15. Mike Tansey (Three Spires), Match Secretary Mike Hall, Tom Duggins (Executive) and Bruce Truman (Rugby Rail) led by three after 4 ends however failed to attain within the subsequent 9 ends, trailing by twelve. An spectacular end noticed Truman and co restrict Norfolk to simply two extra pictures as they pipped the hosts 19-18.
Steve Martin (Grange), David Burrows (Wellesbourne), Chris Gitsham (Matrix) and County President Peter Vale Humphreys scored a six on the eleventh finish to path by three pictures. An excellent run took Norfolk seven pictures forward however the President’s rink minimize that in half, dropping 18-21. Fred Bannister (Lillington), Bill O’Gara (Wolvey), Junior Vice President David Wigman and Past President Brian Mace Humphries scored on the primary finish however went the following six ends not scoring, reaching halfway ten down. With 5 ends left the deficit had been minimize to 3 however the hosts shut out Mace Humphries and co to finish a 28-13 win.
Rugby Thornfield hosted the annual encounter between the County President and the Warwickshire VPs, a sweltering afternoon restricted the sport to 18 ends because the President’s males received 101-88.
Matt Swift, Tony Cowley, Tom Head and Richard Weare (all Royal Leamington Spa) had a sluggish begin, trailing by three after seven ends. A six finish scoring spree with out reply took Weare and co ten pictures forward with 5 ends to play. A balanced end meant the Bears received 20-10. David Farmer, Henry Neal, Paul Sharpe and Colin Hall (all Rugby Thornfield) additionally trailed by three however after six finish, they then pulled forward to steer by 4 after ten ends. The VPs levelled the scores with 5 ends to play, Hall and co dominated the ultimate ends to win 18-9.
Past President Graham O’Donohue, John Douglas, Dan Hampson (each Bilton) and Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock made a powerful begin, dropping only a shot to achieve the eighth finish 9 pictures up. With two ends to play Allcock’s rink led by twelve however the VPs took a 5 to cut back the deficit, last rating 20-12 to the Bears. Fred Bannister (Lillington), Past President Aubrey Brookhouse, Mark Sinclair (Kineton) and President Peter Vale Humphries took an early 4 and seven on their technique to a sixth finish ten shot lead. Four pictures later the lead had been minimize to 2. An excellent run took the VPs two pictures clear with one finish left however the President’s rink snatched a win with a treble, last rating 20-19.
Keith Austin, George Matthews, Colin Sheldon and Keith Hornsby (all Three Spires) went 4 up after six ends however they dropped twelve pictures over the following 9 ends. The finest Hornsby and co may do is minimize the deficit to 5, last rating 15-10 to the VPs. Chris Dickens (Norgren), Vic Mortimer (Tamworth), Phil Jones (Sherwood Park) and Raymond Patterson Morton (Royal Leamington Spa) turned six down after 5 to 4 up after ten ends. The VPs restricted the Bears to simply two pictures within the final eight ends while trebling their very own tally to win 23-13.