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
A big well done to Deanne Davis, Ashlee Lin & Sue McCormack, who have reached the final of the Swindon & District Ladies Charity Triples by beating Swindon North End in their semi-final held at Purton.
Having already beaten triples from Wootton Bassett and the much fancied triple from Stratton Churchways in previous rounds, the Highworth ladies maintained their form to win a close contest by 5 shots.
The final will be played at Westlecot on Sunday 15th September where the opponents will either be from Purton or Supermarine.
All the best for the final ladies.
Congratulations to Mark Richman, Gary Willis and Shaun Hicks, who, this evening, in a tight semi-final match throughout, overcame a strong Wootton Bassett side 16 – 13 to advance to the final of the S&D Mens’ Triples competition. Their opponents on Saturday 14th September will be a triple from Westlecot.
Good luck in the final gentlemen.
Highworth Men again qualified for the last-8 play-offs of the Bowls Wiltshire 4-Rink competition when they finished fourth in the Northern section. Highworth will now play Holt, who won the Southern section.That match against Holt, will be played at Holt on Sunday 25th August and a coach Is being planned to take the team and supporters to the venue. Coach is proposed to leave from Highworth at 11a.m. and return from Holt at 7pm.
If anyone would like to go along and support the team then the coach fare would be approximately £10 and you can register on the form on the notice board in the club foyer. To aid planning & costing, early registration would be greatly appreciated.
Seven players turned out today for the restyled Beginners’ Trophy, which provided an opportunity for those members who joined in 2018 or 2019, as beginner bowlers, to compete for a trophy against those of similar experience and ability. Sadly, withdrawals over the week plus one no-show on the day saw the field drop from 13 to 7, but this did not take anything away from the quality of some of the bowling on show.
The semi-finals were both tight affairs, but it was Sue McCormack and Mike Eckett who came through and who will contest the final at the club’s Finals Weekend on September 7th and 8th.
Thanks to those who gave their time to helping the event run smoothly.