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WOMEN'S COUNTY COMPETITION DRAWS 2018

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Note: the following competitions are under 'Cross County' as they each contain the North & South Areas on the same draw sheet: Fours, Triples, Champ of Champions, Over 55 Singles, Pairs & Fours, Under 25 Singles & Pairs, CountyTop Club, and Benevolent Triples

Results of the competitions will be added to the Draw Sheets on the website on a weekly basis throughout the season.

Full details of Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, and, of course, the Finals, will be entered on this page as soon after they are played as possible.

FOURS FOURS FOURS

QUARTER FINALS – played on Sunday, 20th May, 2018, at Desborough Town BC

1. Deborah Bradshaw, Diane Brown, Lisbeth Milburn & Debbie Cadd, Abington BC beat Val Bailey, Simone Evans, Jennie Dempsey & Viv Gaudyn, Higham Ferrers Town BC 20-18 shots

This match had an unusual nature to it, inasmuch as the Higham Ferrers ladies could win only 2 of the first 11 ends, at which point they were 3-17 shots adrift with just 10 ends left, and this was not helped by the Abington quartet picking up a 6 on the 6th end. The Higham ladies, however, did not give up, and they showed terrific resilience in winning the next 8 ends, and scoring 15 shots into the bargain to take a 1 shot lead at 18-17. Unfortunately for them it was not sustained and Abington won the last 2 ends to take the victory.

2. Alison Dring, Abby Woodward, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Jackie Dale, Pauline Letts, Elaine Cox & Sue Graham-Hole, St Crispin BC 20-7 shots

In this match the Burton Latimer ladies, from being 2 shots each after 4 ends, scored 12 shots without reply over the next 6 ends for a 14-2 lead. After dropping a count of 2, Tina and her rink collected 3 more to lead 17-4, and although Sue and her ladies won the next 2 ends and reduced the arrears to 10, when Tina won ends 16 & 17 and had a 20-7 lead, the St Crispin ladies shook hands and conceded.

3. Margaret Watts, Jeannie Flippance, Katie Smith & Rebecca Wigfield, Desborough Town BC beat Linda Warren, Chloe Weston, Billie Swift & Janet Swift, Abbey Park BC 29-2 shots

There is not much one can say about this match, other than Desborough BC ladies were just overwhelmingly strong and the Abbey Park ladies could not live with it. Rebecca and her team were relentless after dropping 1 shot on the first end, and in the next 8 ends they posted 24 shots, including 2 counts of 5, for a massive lead, and with the score 29-2 with 12 ends of the scheduled 21 played, Abbey Park conceded.

4. Joyce George, Abby Johnson-Young, Phyll Parry & Jan Hunt, Wellingborough BC beat Jill Holden, Sally Gearey, Ann-Marie Waters & Michelle Harris, Roade BC 24-5 shots

In this match one could not foresee what was to happen at 4 ends played for the score was 2 shots to each quartet, and after 7 ends the lead for Wellingborough was only 5-3, but the next 4 ends saw Jan and her team collect 9 shots without reply, and after dropping 1 shot, they went on to pick up another 9 shots on the next 2 ends, including a massive count of 7 shots. The lead at 14 ends was 23-4 and after an exchange of single shots, the Roade rink conceded after 16 ends played.

SEMI-FINALS – played on Sunday, 20th May, 2018, at Desborough Town BC

1. Joyce George, Abby Johnson-Young, Phyll Parry & Jan Hunt, Wellingborough BC beat Deborah Bradshaw, Diane Brown, Lisbeth Milburn & Debbie Cadd, Abington BC 19-18 shots

This was a closely fought match with firstly Wellingborough taking a lead at 6 ends of 8-2, and then Abington immediately fighting back with 8 shots, including a count of 5, to take the lead at 10-8 after 9 ends. Jan’s rink then retook the lead 12-10 after 12 ends, until once more Debbie’s ladies went into the lead 15-12 after 14 ends. It was no surprise that the scores were level on 15 each with 5 ends to go, and then with 2 ends left to play Wellingborough got ahead yet again at 18-17. The 20th end saw Wellingborough collect 1 shot for a 2 shots lead playing the last end. As that last end was being played, it looked as though an extra end might be required with Abington holding shot and Debbie needing another for 2, but she narrowly missed and had to settle for the single shot defeat.

2. Alison Dring, Abby Woodward, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Margaret Watts, Jeannie Flippance, Katie Smith & Rebecca Wigfield, Desborough Town BC 22-15 shots

The Burton Latimer rink started the better in this match and after 8 ends of play had managed a decent lead at 12-2 shots, and 3 ends later it was still 10 shots to the good at 15-5. The next 6 ends, however, showed that Rebecca and team were still dangerous for they picked up 9 shots to 3 conceded, to get to within 4 shots of Tina’s rink, at 14-18. An exchange of singles saw that 4 shot difference remain with 2 ends left to play, and with some excellent draw bowling by all, but especially the Burton Latimer ladies, Burton won those ends for a very good victory.

Well done to the winners for this not only puts them into the County Final to be held later in the season, but it also qualifies them for the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August, 2018.

TRIPLES TRIPLES TRIPLES

QUARTER FINALS – played at Kingsthorpe BC on the morning of Sunday, 10th June, 2018.

1. Anita Gearey, Chris Eustace & Joan Sidebottom, Roade BC beat Debbie Cox, Doreen Bedford & Gill Letts, Finedon Town BC 21-6 shots

A match in which the Finedon trio were on the back foot entirely for the first half as the Roade ladies posted 14 shots without loss, and after picking up 3 shots themselves on the next 2 ends, by the 14th end they were 3-17 down with 4 ends of the scheduled 18 to play. After collecting a single, the Joan and her ladies picked up 4 more shots for a 21-4 lead, but Finedon carried on and scored a 2 on the last end.

2. Alison Dring, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Celia Morris, Di Brumwell & Hilary Sharpe, Kingsthorpe BC 19-12 shots

The Burton Latimer ladies started the better, and after 5 ends of play had a 9-1 shots lead, but the Kingsthorpe ladies were not yet ready to accept defeat for they outscored their opponents over the next 8 ends to get within 1 shot at 11-12 down. A 3 and a 1 on the next 2 ends gave Tina and her ladies a 5 shots lead with 3 ends left, and with those 3 ends going 3-1 in their favour the victory was theirs.

3. Margaret Watts, Katie Smith & Rebecca Wigfield, Desborough Town BC beat Diane Brown, Lisbeth Milburn and Debbie Cadd, Abington BC 30-9 shots

In this match the Desborough ladies, who have seen much success in recent years, started very well in posting a 5-2 shots lead after 4 ends, and a 12-3 advantage after 3 more ends. This lead extended to 20-9 after 13 ends, and when Rebecca and her ladies scored successive 4’s and a 2 to reach 30 shots, Debbie and her team conceded after 16 ends of play.

4. Marian Mackie, Karen Austin & Sian Hughes-Jones, Kettering Lodge BC beat Jo Johns, Pat Coles & Karon Kerr, Geddington & Newton BC 24-13 shots

A match in which the Kettering Lodge ladies started very well, collecting 9 shots on the first 3 ends of play, and an exchange of 3’s put Sian and ladies on 12 shots to 3 after 5 ends. At the halfway stage the Lodge ladies held a decent lead at 14-6, but they were then kept on that 14 for 5 ends, during which Karon and her team scored 6 shots to reduce their deficit to just 2 shots, and after 16 ends of play they were still just 3 shots adrift. Disaster then struck the Geddington trio for the Lodge almost scored a ‘Hot Shots’ maximum of 9 shots, but happily settled for an 8 count, which clearly cemented their victory.

SEMI-FINALS –played at Kingsthorpe on the afternoon of Sunday, 10th June, 2018.

1. Alison Dring, Emma Exley & Tina Broderick, Burton Latimer Town beat Marian Mackie, Karen Austin & Sian Hughes-Jones, Kettering Lodge BC 25-7 shots

Burton Latimer started the better and after 4 ends had 9 shots on the board without reply, although Sian and her Lodge ladies did win the next 2 ends and posted 4 shots to reduce their deficit. 4 ends later the deficit was still 5 shots at 11-6 to Tina and her ladies, and after 13 ends of play Burton had got themselves a 7 shots lead at 14-7. The next 3 ends, however, were all Burton as firstly they picked up a 6, followed it with a 4, and then a single to be unbeatable after 16 ends without successive ‘Hot Shots’ scores of 9, and this was unrealistic so Sian and team conceded

2. Margaret Watts, Katie Smith & Rebecca Wigfield, Desborough Town BC beat Anita Gearey, Chris Eustace & Joan Sidebottom, Roade BC 32-2 shots

The ladies from Desborough were in stunning form against the unfortunate ladies from Roade, and after 4 ends they had a 9-0 lead, and after the single by Roade on the 5th end, Rebecca and her ladies really went on the rampage in scoring 19 shots on the next 6 ends, including a massive count of 8 shots on the 10th end, just 1 short of a ‘Hot Shots’ score, to lead 28-1 with 7 ends to play. Joan and her team collected their second shot on the 12th end, but in dropping 4 more shots they called it a day with 4 ends left.

Congratulations to the winners, who will now play in the County Finals, but more importantly who will represent the County at the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August, 2018.

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