WARWICKSHIRE Women’s Bowling Association’s Kirsty Richards is celebrating after being named Junior Woman Bowler of the Year by Bowls England at their annual dinner and presentation.
This is a well deserved honour for the young Kings Heath bowler, who was crowned All England Champion when she won the National 4 Wood Singles in August at Leamington.
President Joy Cooke was delighted to congratulate Richards, saying: “As one of Warwickshire’s youngsters, Kirsty has always shown promise, but is now fully recognised for her bowling ability and the county is extremely proud of her.”
BEFORE Chris Ward (Lillington) stepped down as president and handed the chain of office to Joy Cooke (Blossomfield) at the association’s AGM, the former was delighted to deliver a cheque for more than £2,000 to Rachael Stevens from Myton Hospice on behalf of the county ladies, who have all played their part in raising this substantial amount for the ‘Myton at Home’ division of this very worthy cause.
Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) was welcomed as junior vice-president to join Chris Cooke (Southam) as senior vice-president.
Di Medhurst (Stoke) takes on the role of treasurer with the remaining executive officers – Ann Doherty (Lillington) – secretary; Elaine Taylor (Stoke) – assistant secretary; and Jenny Corn (Lillington) – match secretary; serving for a further year.