WARWICKSHIRE Women’s Bowling Association suffered a 102-122 defeat at Highworth Bowling Club in the second game of the Middle England League season in Wiltshire.
Highest winning rink went to Mary Wheildon (Warwick Boat Club) with Lynne Innes (Stratford), Donna Kerr (Lillington) and Nicky (Wiltshire County player who kindly stood in for Warwickshire) helping the visiting team to a resounding 25-13 win.
Pat Moore (Three Spires) with Hazel Goodman (Lillington), Vivienne Belt (Sherwood Park) and Caroline Harris (Nuneaton) were ahead for most of the game but were just pipped at the post on the last end to lose 18-19.
And Chris Cooke (Southam) with Di Wilkinson (Stoke), Margaret Stephens and Pat Gagg (both Lillington) set off strongly to lead 5-0 after three ends but eventually finished two shots adrift to lose 17-19.
Maureen Edwards (Rugby Thornfield) with Pippa Mace (Lillington), Liz Crispin (Wolvey) and Heather Mills (Grange Ladies) were level at 10-all after 11 ends but also suffered a narrow defeat 17-21.
Debbie Bloxham with Pat Jowers (both Stratford), Joy Cooke and Gill Maund (both Sherwood Park) started strongly but the opposition responded well to win 14-22.
And Jenny Corn (Lillington) with Velisa Brown (Southam), Sigrid Thomas (Rugby Thornfield) and Margaret Colvin (Snitterfield) were under the cosh for most of their game as they suffered a heavy 11-28 defeat.
County President, Debbie Bloxham was delighted to award Pam Jowers (Stratford) with her Colt Badge.
That came after Warwickshire Women beat Bedfordshire 106-84 in a friendly game hosted by Stoke Bowling Club.
Highest winning rink went to Maureen Edwards with Pat Lowe (both Rugby Thornfield), Janet Miller (Grange Ladies) and Pat Dahlgren (Bilton) who trailed 1-7 after four ends but turned the tables to win 28-11.
Debbie Bloxham (Stratford) with Joy Cooke (Sherwood Park), Wendy Holloway (Welford) and Aleen Shuttleworth (Stoke) also started slowly but recovered to win 16-9.
Elaine Taylor (Stoke) with Sharon Keal (Stratford), Donna Kerr (Lillington) and Denise Judge (Bilton) were in a similar situation but a spurt in the middle of the game and four shots on the last end sealed a narrow 13-11 win for Warwickshire.
Jenny Wickens (RLS) with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Elaine Cresswell (Bilton) and Linda Linney (Stratford) had another slow start but five shots on the fifth end set them on their way to win 16-14.
Janice White (RLS) with Margaret Boldy (Avon), Brenda Beere (Grange Ladies) and Ros Taylor (Avenue Coventry) were very evenly matched with their opposition but were just pipped at the post 17-18.
And Chris Cooke (Southam) with Thelma Orberson (Avenue Coventry), Anna Molony (Avenue Leamington) and Pat Gagg (Lillington) started well only to suffer a 21-16 defeat.