27th Jun, 2022

County ladies in impressive form

Liam Moakes 26th Jul, 2017

WARWICKSHIRE County Ladies chalked up two wins out of two friendlies.

The Bears secured a 128-101 win in their opening friendly away to Somerset and then defeated hosts Herefordshire 125-102 at Sherwood Park Bowling Club the following day.

Jacqui Cook (Lillington) with Dawn Horne (RLS), June Millward (Three Spires) and Jean Williams (Stratford) were the biggest winners against Herefordshire with a 24-9 card.

Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Donna Kerr (RLS), Barbara Harsant (Solihull Municipal) and Chris Cooke (Southam) had the same score differential as Cook’s team but they won one less end with a resounding 26-11 win.

Sue Hornsby with Pat Harvey (both Lillington), Lynne Innes (Stratford) and Vanessa Brazier (Rugby Railway) stamped their authority on the game in the middle section and zoomed into the final few ends to finish 23-14 while Debbie Bloxham (Stratford), Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry), Margaret Stephens and Chris Ward (both Lillington) had a steady game to win 24-16.

Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Linda Linney (Stratford) and Gloria Higgins (RLS) were 6-0 up at 5 ends, but a determined effort by their opponents took the card 17-23.

Rosemarie Geden (Southam) with Margaret Grosvenor, Ann Doherty and Jayne Henfrey (all Lillington) struggled from the start and lost 11-29.

Against Somerset, the highest winning Warwickshire rink went to Jenny Corn with Hazel Goodman (both Lillington), June Hands (Ilmington) and Pat Moore (Three Spires) who started slowly but steam ahead at the end to finish 28-18.

Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Chris Richards (Lillington), Dawn Horne and Gloria Higgins (both RLS) were never under pressure and finished with a 23-14 win.

Pat Gagg (Lillington) with Mo Yeomans (Blossomfield), Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry) and Liz Westell (Welford) were 11-3 up at 10 ends, when their opponents pulled back but a sterling effort by the visitors ensured they stayed ahead to finish 21-15.

Elaine Taylor (Stoke) with Karen Rice (Entaco), Ann Doherty and Di Thurlbeck (both Lillington) were down early on, but four shots on the 7th end helped their cause and determination meant that they ended with a 22-17 win.

Maureen Tims (Whitnash) with Liz Crispin (Wolvey), Donna Kerr (RLS) and Rosemarie Geden (Southam) took off at a pace and were 12-2 up at 10 ends and eased home 18-13, but Chris Cooke (Southam), with Terri Hitchcox (Rugby Ladies), Margaret Stephens and Jayne Henfrey (both Lillington) had a fight on their hands and lost 16-24.

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