A warm sunny Nuneaton BC welcomed The Imps for the annual fixture against Warwickshire’s President. A good afternoon of bowls saw the Bears complete a comfortable 123-85 win.
The all Rugby Rail rink of Dave Mobbs, Stuart Miles, Lee Ingleston and Bruce Truman took a seven and couple of fours on their way to a 20-0 lead after six ends. With three of the eighteen ends to play Truman and co led by twenty-one and they finished with a four, single and five to secure a 37-6 victory. Mike Tansey (Three Spires), John Slater (County Executive), Brian Beere (Grange) and Past President Brian Mace Humphries were level after five ends but opened up a ten shot lead with three ends to play, they took seven from the remaining ends to win 22-5.
Sam Bridges (Bilton), Paul Sharp (Rugby Thornfield), Ian Brown (Kings Heath) and Past President Geoff Moran were all square after seven ends but a good spell took them six ahead after eleven ends. Moran and co finished the stronger and almost doubled their lead, final score 22-11. Barry North (Whitnash), Match Secretary Mike Hall, Ian Box (Rugby Police) and County President Nigel Hewitson held a slender one shot lead with eleven ends played. Going in to the final three ends the lead had built to eight, the Imps cut that by a couple, Hewitson winning 22-16.
John Hurst (Matrix), Junior Vice President Aubrey Brookhouse, Roy Foster (Rugby) and Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock were nine down after six ends and eight down after twelve. The Imps had the better of the remaining third to complete a 22-11 win. Tony Parsons (Corley), David Adnitt (Southam), Mick Allsopp (County Executive) and David Vowles (Avon) had a slow start but were only five down halfway through. The visitors finally kicked on to treble their advantage, final score 25-9 to the Imps.