STRATFORD held the edge in a roller-coaster contest to be crowned Warwickshire Ladies County Fours champions for 2018.
The four of Liz Chedgzoy, Lynne Innes, Linda Linney and Debbie Bloxham held their nerve to win 21-20 against Lillington (Margaret Grosvenor, Pippa Mace, Jacqui Cook and Jenny Corn) in the final played at Blossomfield Bowling Club in Solihull.
Whilst fairly evenly matched for the first few ends, five shots for Stratford on the seventh end appeared to put them in the driving seat but the five shots were soon pulled back and four shots on the 19th end gave Lillington the opportunity to draw level.
However, the tables turned on the following end and Stratford were leading by four shots at the start of the final end and although Lillington managed to pull back three shots it wasn’t sufficient to win the game as Stratford held on to win 21-20.
Norgren’s Ellie Bonny had to settle for runners-up spot in the Junior Singles final. Playing Kirsty Richards (Kings Heath), the pair were fairly evenly matched to start but Richards’ experience soon showed and she was able to pull ahead to win 21-11.