Bowls Wiltshire report on our Ladies – National Finals – 2022

Bowls Wiltshire report on our Ladies – National Finals – 2022

I have taken the liberty of copying the report from the Bowls Wiltshire Website, which gives us a full report of our ladies success.

We start with Saturday’s action. First off, we discuss the Women’s Senior Fours, where Wiltshire’s Sally Field, Mayumi Lewis, Sheila Murphy and Yvonne McColl of Calne took to the greens, with their opening match being against Cherry Rolf, Rene Moody, Beth Gelhard and Bertie Woodburn of the Isle of Wight. It’s always a good feeling to win through a preliminary round at the finals, and this is exactly what our Wiltshire ladies did, recording a hard fought 19-13 win to secure their place in round 1.

Next up in round 2 for our four, were Gloucestershire quartet Lin Brighty, Maureen Richards-Smart, Pauline Gunn and Kay Gent, who were the fortunate receivers of a bye into the first round, so were yet to play a game in the competition. The experience on the greens may have aided our Calne combination, as in an incredibly tight battle, they managed to record a 16-14 victory and book their place in the final game of the day and the last 16 of the competition.

Next up for our ladies was a battle with Kent, who had dispatched of their first round opponents 13-5 and looked to be in very good form. Unfortunately, this was where the competition was to end for Wiltshire, as despite fighting as hard as they could, went down 22-5 as Kent booked their place in Sunday’s quarter-final. A shame for it to end this way, but a fantastic run for our ladies nonetheless, to reach the last 16 of the country is nothing to be ashamed of at all!

courtesy of Mikey Titcombe, Bowls Wiltshire – 12th September 2022