The President’s of both Warwickshire’s Gents and Ladies took a combined side to Wolvey as part of their Centenary celebration. It was the county side that came out on top winning 117-77.
Roger Batt (Snitterfield), Carol Norton (Stoke), WCBA Senior Vice President Nigel Hewitson and Pat Moore (Three Spires) had a slow start, trailing by six shots after six ends. With eleven ends played the deficit had been cut to two and Moore’s rink moved ahead with a five and brace of threes. A strong finish which included a six to the Bears over the line with a 27-10 win. Mick Onions (Bidford), Pat Dahlgren (Bilton), Dan Hampson (Bidford) and Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry) were down by three after four ends but went on a run scoring nineteen unanswered shots. Wolvey hit back with a couple of singles but a last end single saw Taylor’s rink to a 21-6 victory.
Pippa Mace (Lillington), Yvonne Bromfield (Rugby Thornfield), Linda Linney (Stratford) and WCBA Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock were all square after eight ends. A good spell took them ten shots ahead with three ends to play, final score 23-12 to Allcock and co. Elaine Taylor (Stoke), Jayne Henfrey (Lillington), Mark Sinclair (Kineton) and WCBA Past President Geoff Moran got out of the blocks running, nine shots ahead after eleven ends. A rally by Wolvey cut that to four but a good finish took Moran’s side over the line 18-11.
WCBA President Peter Vale Humphries, WCBA Past President Aubrey Brookhouse, WWBA Match Secretary Jenny Corn and WWBA President Mary Whieldon trailed by three after ten ends. A good spell took them four in front but Wolvey levelled the scores the next end and then took a treble. A valiant effort saw the President’s rink fall one short of a draw, losing 16-15. Hazel Goodman (Lillington), Michael Allsopp (Nuneaton), Vanessa Brazier (Rugby Rail) and Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) saw an early advantage turn into an eight shot deficit after nine ends. Neither side could get the better of the other in the remaining half, final score 22-13 to Wolvey.