Warwickshire’s juniors resumed their White Rose campaign after progressing through the regional day earlier in the year. Northamptonshire Saints awaited them in the quarter finals, a game that came down to the final wood.

The Warwickshire Bears rink consisted of Mark Smith (Avenue Leamington), Jordan Ward (Rugby), Adam Smith (Avenue Leamington) and Craig Carter (Rugby). With his final wood of the first end Carter found himself four down, a weighted delivery took the jack out of the rink meaning the end needed replaying. The Bears took that with two shots and the next three ends with singles. With nine ends played the Bears had extended their lead seven. Northants won the next two ends to cut the deficit to three and moved ahead by one with a twelfth end four and scored three over the next two ends, the Bears now four down with one end left. Carter again found himself needing to pull off a shot with his final wood, he couldn’t quite manage this time but secured three shots, Warwickshire’s run in the competition ending with a 14-15 defeat.

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