Wiltshire, featuring Highworth’s Joanna Hicks, today won the Amy Rose Bowl for the first time, after defeating Cornwall in this afternoon’s final at Leamington. In the semi-finals, Cornwall defeated Northamptonshire and Wiltshire defeated Devon Belles to ensure that both sides contested the final for the first ever time.
Devon Belles bt Buckinghamshire 35-22
Wiltshire bt Warwickshire 33-23
Northamptonshire bt Somerset Worzels 33-18
Cornwall bt Surrey 35-10
Wiltshire bt Devon Belles 29-28
Cornwall bt Northamptonshire 27-26
Wiltshire bt Cornwall 33-21
Rink Scores (Wiltshire skips first): C Godwin bt M Moore 18-8; K Yeoman bt R Pollard 15-13
This year’s Evening Triples League fixtures were completed tonight, but the competition winners had been determined well before the last bowl was bowled. Team F, comprising Jill Barrow, Ivor Sparrowhawk, Kevin Brown & club President Chris Hidden, won their first 14 matches, only failing to finish with a 100% record when losing their fifteenth and final match of the competition. A big well done to them and likewise a big thanks to Josie Etherington & Paul Barrow for organising the competition and Hazel Hidden for all her work in the kitchen.
Photo shows Josie Etherington presenting the trophy to the winners.
Congratulations to Linda Young and Ashlee Lin on winning their way through to the S&D Ladies Pairs Final that will be played at Westlecot on Sunday 16th September.
Six down after the first end to a pair from Wootton Bassett, the Highworth ladies fought their way back into the match and eventually ran out 20-15 winners. However, the match was not played in the best of atmospheres, it seems, for one of our ladies at least, with contentious measuring by their opposite number and fractious responses when questioned. Not what should be expected at any time and disappointing to say the least, but, at the end of the day, the Highworth ladies overcame and we wish them all the best in the final.
Joanna Hicks’ & Linda Young’s National Pairs campaign came to an end in the last 16 today, falling 11-20 to a pair from Lincolnshire that featured a skip who is the current National Champion of Champions.
Apart from Jo & Linda leading 3-2 after three ends, the Cleethorpes pair were never headed and completed the 10th end 11-4 up. Every end was hard fought, but a steady flow of singles against throughout ensured the Highworth pair were closed out of the match after end 20 had been played.
Still, Jo and Linda made the last 16 and can be very proud of their achievements. Here’s hoping you can qualify again next year ladies and hopefully you can go even further next time around.
A big thanks to Richard Young also for his efforts in keeping those of us back in Highworth fully updated with what has been going on end by end, the summaries of which have formed these reports.