Rain fails to dampen champion displays - The Leamington Observer

Rain fails to dampen champion displays

Leamington Editorial 9th Aug, 2019   0

WARWICKSHIRE Women’s annual Finals Day went down a treat, as the club’s members did battle at Southam Bowling Club.

Despite the constant drizzle throughout the day, proceedings continued to get underway, with the Fours match the first to get underway.

Lynda Jude, Jackie Morris, Helena Williamson and Gill Maund of Sherwood Park took on Stoke quartet Di Medhurst, Helen Harris, Aleen Shuttleworth and Elaine Taylor, with the latter running out 21-13 winners.

In the Triples match, the Royal Leamington Spa team of Dawn Horne, Jenny Wickens and Janice White beat Avenue Leamington’s Zoe Barnard-Rowland, Wendy Maries and Yvonne Pick 19-10, while Moira Parsons (Welford) came out on top against Kirsty Richards (Whitnash) in the 2 Wood Singles.

Welford’s Wendy Hobbis and Tracey Wheeler did battle in the Unbadged singles, with the former winning 21-15, while Richards returned to the green to beat Trish Jarvis (Wolvey) 14-4 in the 4 Wood Singles event.

The Mixed Pairs match got the afternoon underway with Sherwood Park’s Mal Evans and Maund falling to Avenue Leamington’s Hannah Smith and Martin Heitzman in a closely-fought match.

Horne, Wickens and White were unable to claim their second win of the day and lost to Joy Cooke (Blossomfield), Margaret Grosvenor and Sue Hornsby (both Lillington) 18-9 in the Benevolent Triples, with Whitnash’s Helen Slimm and Richards lifting the Pairs title after beating Stoke duo Di Wilkinson and Medhurst.

On Sunday, rainfall remained a constant from the previous day’s action, as did the quality of bowls on show.

Avenue Leamington won the Top Club title after seeing off Lillington 3-1 to start the day, followed by the Champion of Champions competition between Jarvis and Medhurst, which was won by the latter with a 20-12 scoreline.

In the Junior Singles, Lucy Bonny (Norgren) and Hannah Smith (Avenue Leamington) were difficult to separate at five ends, before Smith dominated proceedings to win 21-13.

The Senior Fours event was played at Lillington a few weeks prior to the weekend, with Lillington’s Jacqui Cook, Di Thurlbeck, Grosvenor and Hornsby edging a 19-18 win against Stoke’s Medhurst, Harris, Shuttleworth and Taylor.

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