20th Oct, 2017

A final win for Warwickshire ladies

Stratford Editorial 17th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COUNTY president Maureen Edwards took the Warwickshire team to her home club – Rugby Thornfield – for the final match of the season and, although the visitors won overall, she faced stiff opposition on her rink and with her team of Antoinette Lambert (Ambleside), Ann Doherty (Lillington) and Di Green (Sherwood Park) eventually had to accept a 19-11 defeat.

Highest winning rink went to Liz Chedgzoy (Stratford), with Carole Cox (FISSC), Terri Hitchcox (Rugby Ladies) and Elaine Cresswell (Bilton), who started slowly and were 8-8 at 11 ends, when they began to pull ahead, eventually winning 27-10.

Maureen Tims (Whitnash) with Di Wilkinson (Stoke), Ruth Carey (Welford) and Chris Ward (Lillington) showed no mercy for the first half of the game and were leading 18-2 at 11 ends, but a determined effort from the home team denied them the opportunity to get highest winning rink as they finished 28-13, just two shots behind the winners.

Elaine Taylor with Helen Harris (both Stoke), Hazel Goodman (Lillington) and Carole Simmons (Welford) kept up a steady pressure on their opponents, eventually winning 22-9.

Jenny Corn with Di Thurlbeck (both Lillington), Joy Cooke (Solihull Municipal) and Carol Norton (Stoke) were level pegging through most of the game against a Bilton guest team, so it seemed only right they should finish with a 19-19 draw.

Janet Scott (Sherwood Park) with Di Medhurst (Stoke), Pat Cooper (Leamington) and Pat Moore (3 Spires) were fairly level all the way through the game and were 18-18 at 20 ends, but one shot on the last end put the home team in the lead at 19-18.

The season was rounded off with an excellent tea, lots of noise and laughter – a sure sign that everyone had enjoyed their afternoon in the sunshine.

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