BOWLS: National championship places up for grabs this weekend
TWO more places at Royal Leamington Spa in the National Championships are up for grabs this weekend.
The quarter and semi-finals of the county ladies national singles championship will be held at Spencer Melksham on Saturday (10.15am), with the two players left standing claiming the county singles final berths at Westlecot and also a spot at Leamington in the national singles.
Around the county the last 16 in the singles were played on Monday and resulted in four players progressing from each of the north and south sections to the last eight in the county championship.
The successful players were: North: Geraldine Reade (Westlecot), Julia Hunt (Wanborough), Linda Kingston (Highworth) and Jean Renicks (Swindon North End). South: Jean Collier & Alex Jacobs (Box), Janice Bull & Rose Ellis (Amesbury).
Singles quarter-finals Sat July 19 at Spencer Melksham (10.15am): Jean Renicks (Swindon NE) v Julia Hunt (Wanborough); Geraldine Reade (Westlecot) v Jean Collier (Box); Alex Jacobs (Box) v Rose Ellis (Amesbury); Janice Bull (Ames) v Linda Kingston (Highworth).
- WILTSHIRE Ladies South-West Counties side maintained their winning run with a hard-fought victory over Herefordshire.
A late flourish saw them win by nine shots at Wroughton despite rinks honours being shared at three-all.
Wiltshire had to work hard for the victory as they trailed 55-50 at 10 ends and 86-81 at 15. However, they had managed to restore parity at 99-99 at 18 ends and finished strongly for a 123-114 victory.