FOLLOWING a weather-aborted trip to Pineholt Bowling Club to play Gloucestershire in the Johns Trophy, Warwickshire Ladies were determined to make the second trip worthwhile and succeeded by winning 131-100 to gain 17 points to the opposition’s five.
This leaves Warwickshire with a fighting chance to reach the Regional Finals if they do well against Cornwall on Saturday as they are only three points behind leaders Somerset.
Highest winning rink went to Moira Parsons with Wendy Holloway (both Welford), Kirsty Richards (Kings Heath) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) who were level pegging at 5-5 after seven ends but then started to pressurise the opposition and won 17 shots over the next nine ends to eventually triumph 28-12.
Pat Moore with Brenda Carlton (both Three Spires), Gill Maund (Sherwood Park) and Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) started positively and were 9-4 up at five ends before really turning on the heat in the second half of the game to gain nine shots over three ends to keep them 23-9 ahead with a final score of 27-15.
Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Heather Mills (Grange Ladies), Liz Westell (Welford) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke) were 5-5 at five ends but then started to pull away to win 24-16.
Maureen Tims with Helen Slimm (both Whitnash), Di Medhurst (Stoke) and Di Thurlbeck (Lillington) were also 5-5 at five ends but, apart from two shots on the ninth and five shots on the 11th end, they struggled to score until the 17th end when they started to pull back and impressively drew 20-20 to earn a point.
Sue Hornsby with Margaret Grosvenor, Jacqui Cook (all Lillington) and Helen Harris (Stoke) started slowly and were 7-2 down after six ends but their tenacity came to the fore and they finished just two shots adrift at 16-14.
Maureen Edwards with Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield), Pat Bax (Rugby Ladies) and Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) were under the cosh from the beginning and 20-5 down at 13 ends but their resilience started to show in the second half as they pulled back to finish 21-18 down.
Report compiled by Jenny Corn.