THE START of the season brought an impressive 129-94 win for Warwickshire Women’s Bowling Association against Wiltshire.
Bidford Bowling Club played host to this friendly and even the weather was kind as the home team won on four rinks.
Highest winning rink went to Joan Hall (Nuneaton) with Velisa Brown (Southam), Mo Yeomans (Blossomfield) and Helen Harris (Stoke) who were 12-4 up at ten ends and never really in trouble, eventually finishing 26-10.
Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Sharon Keal (Snitterfield), Liz Crispin (Wolvey) and Chris Roberts (Stoke) started strongly and were 10-3 up at ten ends after a short fightback by their opponents, but after that they were never in doubt as they pulled away to go 22-3 ahead at 15 ends and finished 24-11.
Chris Cooke (Southam) with Karen Rice (Studley Entaco), Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) and Jean Williams (Stratford) were fairly evenly matched at 9-8 down at ten ends but a strong second half enabled them to pull away to win 28-13.
Liz Crowther with Hazel Goodman, Margaret Stephens and Pat Gagg (all Lillington) started very strongly and were 14-0 up at five ends and, although their opponents found their feet, they still finished a resounding 26-16 up.
Sue Hornsby (Lillington) with Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Avenue Leamington), Vanessa Brazier (Rugby Railway) and Heather Tredgold (Southam) started fairly evenly and were 4-4 at seven ends when their opponents started to pull away, leaving them trailing 14-4 at 13 ends, but a determined effort helped their cause and they pulled back to within just three shots to lose 19-16.
Maureen Edwards with Sigrid Thomas (both Rugby Thornfield), Lilian Hope (Welford) and Jean Veart (Nuneaton) were 5-5 at nine ends but the second half saw their opponents pull away and they eventually finished 23-9 down.
County president Chris Cooke (Southam) was delighted to present blazer badges to Liz Crowther (Lillington) and Zoe Barnard-Rowland (Avenue Leamington).