WARWICKSHIRE ladies returned to winning ways with a 142-120 victory over Northamptonshire in their second game of the Middle England League at Wolvey Bowling Club, writes Jenny Corn.
Highest winning rink went to Janet Scott, who skipped Di Green (both Sherwood Park), Lynne Innes (Stratford) and Wendy Holloway (Welford) to a resounding 32-14 win which was never in doubt from the start.
Junior international Vicky Room (Whitnash), who has recently moved from Buckinghamshire to Warwickshire, played three to club-mate Maureen Tims who, with Ann Webb and Liz Westell (both Welford), were fairly evenly matched until the 11th end when the home team scored six shots and pulled away to eventually win 26-16.
Maureen Edwards with Sigrid Thomas (both Rugby Thornfield), Chris Ward (Lillington) and Pat Bax (Rugby Ladies) started slowly but six shots on the fourth followed by seven on the seventh put them well ahead and, although the opposition fought back in the second half, the home team held on to win 29-21.
Liz Chedgzoy (Stratford), with Di Wilkinson (Stoke), Chris Harrison (Ambleside) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey), were evenly matched until the eighth end when they started to pull away, winning eight shots over the next four ends and, despite a concerted effort by the opposition, they held their own to win 19-17.
Moira Parsons (Welford), with Ann Harwood (Wolvey), Margaret Grosvenor and Sue Hornsby (both Lillington), were 12-8 ahead at ten ends, but the two shots they collected on the 11th end was where they stayed for the next seven ends and, although they started to battle back at the end, it was too late and they lost 21-17.
Jenny Corn, with Chris Richards (both Lillington), Di Medhurst and Elaine Taylor (both Stoke), were not so fortunate and struggled from the start and even five shots on the ninth end to bring them virtually level was not enough as their opponents took off again and the home team eventually finished 31-19 victors.
President Chris Richards (Lillington) was delighted to welcome Vicky Room to her first match for Warwickshire and to award her a County Badge.
She went on to say: “Our young international players are very special and we hope Vicky will enjoy being part of the Warwickshire team.”
THE TWO wood singles competition is now complete and Lynn Houghton (Avenue Leamington BC) and Jenny Corn (Lillington BC) are through to the County Final and Nationals at Leamington.