WARWICKSHIRE Women’s final match of the outdoor season against the president’s club and their guests is always fun and this year was no exception.
As the black clouds threatened, there was a big question mark over whether the game would actually take place but, after a brief shower, the sun came out and the game was playing in the usual friendly but competitive spirit.
Although Lillington ladies put out a strong team, the county ladies had too much and secured a 151-75 win.
Highest winning rink went to Rosemarie Geden (Southam), with June Austin (Three Spires), Carol Norton (Stoke) and Donna Kerr (RLS), who were 4-4 at five ends but then started to pull away, eventually winning 33-10.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield), with Velisa Brown (Southam), Pat Cooper (RLS) and Jean Hagues (Rugby Ladies), were slow to start but pulled level at 8-8 at 11 ends and then there was no stopping them as they went on to win 28-10.
Maureen Tims (Whitnash), with Dawn Horne (RLS), Chris Ward (Lillington) and Chris Cooke (Southam) were determined to do well and set off at a pace and, although the Lillington team started to pull back in the second half, it was too little, too late and the president’s team eventually won 27-10.
Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Karen Rice (Entaco), Ann Doherty (Lillington) and Brenda Carlton (Three Spires) also set off determinedly and were 14-2 up at eight ends, but the home team was not to be deterred yet, although they definitely won the second half of the game, it was not enough to beat the county who finished 21-14 up.
Pat Moore (Three Spires), with Margaret Boldy (Wellesbourne), Helen Harris (Stoke) and Gloria Higgins (RLS), started well and were 12-1 up at nine ends and, although the home team put in a valiant response in the second half, it was not enough as the county won 20-13.
Debbie Bloxham (Stratford), with Pat Bax (Rugby Thornfield), Janet Pooler and Kathryn Harris (both Stoke), were also stronger in the first half than the second but the home team definitely showed their mettle, eventually losing just 22-18.
President Chris Ward was delighted to welcome the county to her club and be on the winning side in what was a fitting end to a happy and successful season.