Bowls Wiltshire Ladies missed out by the narrowest of margins in their Walker Cup semi-final against Northamptonshire. Deanne Davis & Linda Young were part of Alison Fail’s rink that won 22-17 but, sadly, their 5-shot winning margin was offset by a 6-shot loss on the other rink, following an extra-end decider.
However, Northamptonshire lost out to Lincolnshire in the final, going down 32-37. It was Lincolnshire’s third success in the competition, whilst Northamptonshire were making their second appearance in the final, but are yet to secure the title.
Lincolnshire beat Oxfordshire 42-32
Northamptonshire beat Wiltshire 43-42
(Rink scores: Northamptonshire names first) A-M Waters, M Harris, K Smith and R Wigfield bt D Shadwell, K Yeoman, S Cooke and A Jacobs 26-20; A Dring, P Bodily, S Tansley and Y McKee lost to C Mitchell, D Davis, L Young and A Fail 17-22
Lincolnshire beat Northamptonshire 37-32