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Warwickshire set up showdown with Devon in Johns Trophy final

Warwickshire beat Dorset to reach the regional final of the Johns Trophy.

Warwickshire plot their way to victory in the Johns Trophy
Warwickshire plot their way to victory in the Johns Trophy

Warwickshire beat Dorset to reach the regional final of the Johns Trophy.

The Bears finished with four winning rinks to give them an 18-4 scoreline for a total of 114-103. They now play Devon on a neutral green tomorrow.

Highest winning rink went to Liz Chedgzoy (Stratford), with Kirsty Richards (Bournville), Pat Bax (Rugby Town) and Trish Jarvis (Wolvey), who led 10-1 at five ends. Although Dorset pulled back, the Bears held it together for a resounding 30-12 result.

Moira Parsons (Welford), with Margaret Grosvenor (Lillington), Di Wilkinson (Stoke) and Pat Moore (Three Spires), also set off at a pace and were up 15-2 up at nine ends. Three shots for their opponents on the 10th end slowed them slightly but not enough to stop them winning 25-13.

Jenny Corn, with Jacqui Cook (both Lillington), Brenda Carlton (Three Spires) and Elaine Taylor (Stoke), started slowly, struggled to stay in touch and were five shots down at the 10th end, but four shots on the 14th brought them back into the game and they continued to score well, eventually finishing 23-16.

Janet Scott, with Di Green (both Sherwood Park), Patsy Tandy (Southam) and Helen Slimm (Wellesbourne), were 5-11 down at eight ends, but a six-shot win on the ninth drew them level and gave them the encouragement they needed to carry on and win 24-21.

Maureen Edwards, with Jamie-Lea Winch and Sigrid Thomas (all Rugby Thornfield) and Helen Harris (Stoke), weren’t so lucky and although they picked up a few shots towards the end, they lost 15-19.

Maureen Tims (Whitnash), with Di Medhurst (Stoke), Gill Maund (Sherwood Park) and Di Thurlbeck (Lillington), were 0-21 down at seven ends, but the tide was to change and although they didn’t win, they did managed to pull back to finish 19-33.

The match was played in a good spirit, helped by the host club, Chippenham Town, whose members went out of their way to make the teams welcome.

 

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