THE SUN shone for Warwickshire women’s annual Middle England League match against Nottinghamshire at Jaguar BC, but there was nothing bright about the result for the hosts who were beaten 111-102.
Some confusion arose as the visitors were unable to field a full team and two teams only had three players.
Highest winning Warwickshire rink went to skip Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Antoinette Lambert (Ambleside), Liz Westell (Welford) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke), who started fairly closely matched with their opponents but soon took the upper hand to finish 26-6 up.
Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Jean Williams (Stratford) and Liz Wooding (Avenue Coventry) had a closely fought match and won 21-18.
Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Margaret Boldy (Wellesbourne), Wendy Holloway (Welford) and Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) started strongly and were 10-3 up at three ends when their opponents took off to bring the game almost level at 10-8 at eight ends.
The home team set off again and the score was 16-10 at 15 ends and they went on to win 20-11.
Jacqui Cook with Di Thurlbeck (both Lillington), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Rosemarie Geden (Southam) were nip and tuck throughout the game but after being 14-14 at 19 ends were just pipped to the post 19-16 down.
Pat Bax (Rugby Thornfield) with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Chris Cooke (Southam) and Ann Harwood (Wolvey) struggled from the start and were unable to keep their heads above water, finishing 22-11 down.
Maureen Edwards with Yvonne Bromfield (both Rugby Thornfield), June Austin (Three Spires) and Helen Harris (Stoke) were never really given an opportunity until they made six shots on the 20th end but it was too late to help their cause and they finished 35-14 behind.
The best part of the day for the hosts was certainly the meal at which county president Chris Ward presented a blazer badge to Jean Williams (Stratford).