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2nd Aug, 2021

Bears Ladies too strong for Gloucestershire

Correspondent 21st Jul, 2021

WARWICKSHIRE Ladies had four winning rinks as they chalked up a convincing 140-102 win against Gloucestershire in the second round of the Middle England League at Stoke Bowling Club.

Highest winning rink went to Janice White (RLS) with Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Welford), Liz Crowther and Donna Kerr (both Lillington) who were trailing 2-7 at five ends but started to steam ahead during the second half of the game to finish 36-13.

Debbie Bloxham with Linda Linney (both Stratford), Liz Wooding (Avenue Coventry) and Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) were 6-6 at eight ends but five shots on the ninth followed by four on the 11th gave them the encouragement they needed and they went on to win 28-12.

Chris Cooke (Southam) with Lynne Innes (Stratford), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington) and Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield) started strongly and kept the pressure on as they picked up 10 shots over the seventh and eighth ends eventually winning 27-12.

Moira Parsons with Wendy Holloway (both Welford), Dawn Horne (RLS) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) started well but their opponents managed to pull back over the last few ends to win by just one shot 16-17.

Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke) were fairly evenly matched until the last few ends losing 18-24.

Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) were under the cosh from the start and despite a determined effort over the last few ends they finished 15-24.

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