THE WEATHER was kind for a change when Buckinghamshire came to the Blossomfield club in Solihull for a friendly and it was determined hosts Warwickshire women who secured a resounding 151-72 victory.
Highest winning rink went to Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Karen Rice (Entaco), Vanessa Brazier (Rugby Railway) and Liz Westell (Welford) who stormed ahead and denied their opposition the opportunity to score until the 14th end.
Although the visitors started to peck away at Warwickshire’s big lead, the hosts rallied and secured an emphatic 37-7 win.
Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield) with Trudi Windsor (Bilton), Barbara Harsant (Solihull Municipal) and Chris Ward (Lillington) started in sedate fashion but soon pulled ahead to eventually win 25-9.
Sigrid Thomas with Pat Lowe (both Rugby Thornfield), Hazel Goodman (Lillington) and Ann Harwood (Wolvey) were also fairly evenly matched to start but pulled ahead to also finish 25-9 winners.
Sue Hornsby with Chris Richards (Lillington), Lilian Hope (Welford) and Chris Harrison (Ambleside) started slowly and were down for most of the game but a determined effort in the second half secured a 21-11 win.
Jacqui Cook (Lillington) with Carole Cox (Snitterfield), Margaret Andrew (Entaco) and Heather Tredgold (Southam) were 8-8 at nine ends but six shots on the 12th end made all the difference and they went on to win 22-18.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Di Medhurst (Stoke), Ann Doherty (Lillington) and Joan Hall (Nuneaton) started well and were fairly even at 7-5 on the tenth end, but six shots on the 12th took its toll on the visitors and the home players went on to win 21-18.
After thanking Blossomfield BC for a truly magnificent meal, county president Di Medhurst was delighted to present a Colt Badge to Vanessa Brazier.
LILLINGTON enjoyed a tense victory over Rugby Thornfield in the Top Club final.
The match always promised to be close, but nobody expected the exciting finish which was all down to the last end being played by the Fours and Lillington held their nerve to win 25-22, which left them ten shots ahead overall.
Sue Hornsby (Lillington) played the singles against Abbie Ward and struggled to get going until the fifth end but then pulled ahead to lead 10-9 at the 12th end, but Ward proved the stronger and eventually won 21-15.
Pat Gagg with Grace Gallacher and Jayne Henfrey started well and they were leading all the way until the 14th end when the Rugby team (Pat Lowe, Sigrid Thomas and Christine Harding) picked up three shots to level the game at 10-10, before the Rugby side went on to clinch a dramatic 13-12 success.
In the Pairs, Lillington skip Di Thurlbeck and Margaret Grosvenor were resounding 26-12 winners against Pat Bax and Yvonne Bromfield.
With two losing rinks and one victorious, it was down to the Fours to try and clinch victory for Lillington through Jenny Corn with Hazel Goodman, Pippa Mace and Jacqui Cook.
They battled back from a big deficit to eventually prevail 25-22 thanks to three shots on the last end.