Commiserations to both Jo Hicks & Linda Young whose involvement in separate competitions was ended early in both cases.
Jo, partnering Georgina Newman (Avon) in the Under-25 Pairs, lost out to a pair from Northamptonshire in the first round, whilst Linda’s involvement in the Senior Singles got only as far as the second round.
Hard luck ladies, but in getting to Leamington in the first place is an achievement to be celebrated in itself.
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
Jo Hicks got her Nationals Under-25s Singles campaign off to a good start today when she won her first round match 21 – 19, but sadly went down 15 – 21 in the quarter final round.
Hard luck Jo but well done in getting there.
Bowls Wiltshire Ladies again lost out to Surrey Ladies in the Johns Trophy in what was a repeat of 2018’s final.
Surrey overcame 2016 champions Lincolnshire in their semi-final whilst Wiltshire defeated Essex by just three shots in theirs. Wiltshire were targeting their first success in the competition since 1995, with Surrey aiming for their fourth triumph in six years but sadly it was not to be.
Surrey beat Lincolnshire 122-105
Wiltshire beat Essex 117-114
Rink Scores (Wiltshire skips first): A Fail lost to J Polley 12-26; S Griffiths lost to C Moss 19-28; S Bird beat S Madgewick 25-15; L Young beat E Score 23-16; A Jacobs beat A Smart 20-12; M Hartley beat B Bowyer 18-17
Surrey beat Wiltshire 142-91
Rink Scores (Surrey skips first): S Maylin beat S Griffiths 15-14; D Seward beat S Bird 24-18; P Garden beat L Young 18-16; D Souter beat A Jacobs 32-18; M Smith beat M Hartley 21-12; P Bourne beat A Fail 32-13.