BOWLS: Box and Winsley claim county victories
11:00am Friday 13th September 2013 in Sport
Ladies Top Ten winners Box are (l-r): Jane Taylor (res); Joan Warren; Janet Hardie; Karen Funnell; Sue Cooke; Alex Jacobs; Margaret Annetts (ladies president), Jean Collier, Molly Manning, Lolly Braddon, Carol Grenfell, Sue Dix
BOX Ladies dominance of the county women’s Top Ten competition continued as they won the title for the fourth year in a row, writes DAVE EATON.
The county south section winners brushed aside northern section winners Stratton Churchway in the final at Devizes last weekend, winning in all of the four disciplines - singles, pairs, triples and fours.
After the initial early exchanges Box were in command of the pairs, triples and fours matches with Alex Jacobs, Sue Cooke and Carol Grenfell respectively skipping their teams to comfortable wins.
The singles though was a much closer affair with Janet Hardie leading Wendy Anderson 8-2 at seven ends but trailing 18-12 at 17 before fighting back to win 21-19 on the 23rd end.
Earlier in the day, Box secretary Jean Collier, who played in the Top Ten in the triples discipline, won the BW ladies county champion of champions competition title for the first time.
In the final, Collier led defending title holder Linda Kingston (Highworth) 5-3 up at five ends but trailed 11-8 at 14. However, a fine run when winning five of the next six ends saw her move 19-12 clear at 20 ends and seal an excellent 21-13 success on the 23rd.
Winsley won the mixed double rinks in an all-west Wiltshire clash as they beat Spencer Melksham 41-29 taking the honours on both rinks.
Jack Swinburne’s match against Brian Godwin was a close affair with Winsley 4-3 down at five ends but 12-9 up at ten and 18-13 up after 15.
Spencer Melksham rallied to cut the gap to 18-16 at 18 ends and only finally lost by one shot 20-19.
However, on the rink alongside Alfie Maslen’s four were always in charge leading 5-2 at five ends and 10-4 at ten and just pulled away to a comfortable 21-10 Winsley success.
Holt claimed the BW Secretary’and Treasurer ‘s event with Wayne Simmonds and Gary Potton registering a comfortable 22-11 victory over Salisbury officers Rose Pattenden and Graham Annetts.
The Holt duo were 5-4 down at five ends but had turned things around to lead 13-8 at ten and just pulled away to lead 17-10 at 15 and win 22-11.
Spencer Moulton’s Mo Laws won her semi-final in the ladies unbadged singles 14-11 leading from start to finish against Highworth’s young player Joanna Richman but was beaten in the final.
She lost 17-11 to Julie Jones (Purton) despite leading until over halfway.
Laws was 5-2 up at five ends and 9-6 at ten but then Jones hit back to lead 12-10 at 15 and claim a 17-11 victory on the 19th end.
Top Ten (Box names first) Singles: Janet Hardie beat Wendy Anderson 21-19.
Pairs: Karen Funnell & Alex Jacobs beat Ellen Bolland & Janet Willis 21-14.
Triples: Lolly Braddon, Jean Collier & Sue Cooke beat Jackie Pearce, Mavis Wakefield & Mavis Morris 18-13.
Fours: Molly Manning, Joan Warren, Sue Dix & Carol Grenfell beat June Webb, Jan Bright, Daphne Collier & Jan Prothero 25-10.
Score: Box beat Stratton Churchway 4-0 and 85-56 on shots.
Double Rinks (Winsley names first), Rink 3: Val Riches, Ninna Beaven, Tudor Parry & Jack Swinburne beat John and Julie Crew, Delia and Brian Godwin 20-19. Rink 4: Gill Chandler, Janet Hosking, Mick Maslen & Alfie Maslen beat Mo Laws, Jane Edwards, Steve Gedge & Dave Laws 21-10.
Score: Winsley beat Spencer Melksham 41-29.
Champion of Champions: Jean Collier (Box) beat Linda Kingston (Highworth) 21- 13.
BW Secretary & Treasurer Pairs: Wayne Simmonds & Gary Potton (Holt) beat Rose Pattenden & Graham Annetts (Salisbury) 22-11.
Ladies County Unbadged Singles, semi-finals: Julie Jones (Purton) beat Denise Howard (Devizes) 14-11; Mo Laws (Spencer Melksham) beat Joanna Richman (Highworth) 14-11.
Final: Jones beat Laws 17-11.
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