THE THUNDER and rain were not the only contributing factors to spoil the day for Warwickshire as Cambridge proved to be the winning team by just eight shots following a narrow 120-112 defeat, reports Jenny Corn.
The highest winning rink went to Maureen Tims (Whitnash) with Liz Wooding (Coventry Avenue), Helen Harris (Stoke) and Di Thurlbeck (Lillington) starting strongly and a resounding 28-15 win never looked in doubt.
Thanks to six shots on the 20th end, Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Ann Harwood (Wolvey), Pat Bax (Rugby Ladies) and Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) secured a win for their team 24-17.
Elaine Taylor with Di Medhurst (both Stoke), Liz Chedgzoy (Stratford) and Pat Gagg (Lillington) set off strongly but a determined effort by the opposition pegged them back to a two-shot lead at 17 ends but three shots on the 18th helped to secure their position and they finished 19-16.
Pat Moore with Brenda Carlton (both Three Spires), Lynne Innes (Stratford) and Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) were fairly evenly matched to start but pulled ahead after winning four shots on the thenth end to lead 12-6, but their opposition were having none of it and gradually chipped away for a 18-21 win.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Wendy Holloway (Welford) and Joan Hall (Nuneaton) set off comfortably and were 11-6 up at 11 ends when the heavens opened.
There they stayed until three shots on the 18th end which brought them level at 14-14 but their opponents just managed to pull ahead on the last two ends leaving the home team adrift by two shots at 15-17.
Sue Hornsby with Margaret Grosvenor (both Lillington), Karen Rice (Entaco) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) were not so fortunate and met a team on form eventually losing 8-34.