Bowls
Fine effort down by the seaside

By Tony Sollis 29/08 Updated: 29/08 15:28

BARBARA Mumford, of Welford Bowling Club, enjoyed a fine run in the ladies’ pairs at the Weston-super-Mare Ladies’ Open Bowls Tournament - sponsored by Optika - last week.

The Bidford resident, who was partnered by Maureen Edwards (Thornfield Bowling Club, Rugby), beat title favourites Pauline Gunn and Kay Gent (Caer Glow, Gloucester) 20-12 on their way to the semi-final.

At that stage, they came up against Clevedon Promenade’s former England player Margaret Dyer and her partner Sarah Lowman (Winscombe).

Mumford and Edwards led 13-10 after 14 ends, but then dropped a six and a four. They fought back valiantly, only to lose by one shot, 21-20.

Another Warwickshire lady bowler, Pat Bax (Warwick BC), who had entered the tournament for the first time, reached the final of the Unified Singles, a competition for both sexes, which is played over two sets of nine ends.

Her opponent was Weston-super-Mare local Barrie Forse, a former Gloucestershire and Somerset Middleton Cup player.

He took the first set 10-3 and, though Bax picked up a three on the final end of the second set to draw it 8-8, she was edged out on points 3-2, picking up a £75 prize as a consolation.

Popular »

More sport »

Tennis: Players serve up a thrilling final

ONE of the closest Inter-League Charity Cup finals

Football: Saints celebrate victory in derby

Southam United 3 Racing Club Warwick 2 Midland

Motorsport: Sykes roars to Russian success

JUST 24 hours after securing his long-term future,

Honours even in openers

Leamington 1 Stourbridge 1 BRAKES battled out a

Regional sport »


Stratford Observer
Leaders win on the road

STRATFORD & District Airgun League leaders Wilmcote secured a 228-217 ...

Rugby Observer
Rob Shuttleworth joins Storm for 2015 campaign

ROB Shuttleworth has become Storm's second new signing for the ...

Coventry Observer
Tim Stimpson guest for Wasps opener

FORMER England and British Lions full back Tim Stimpson will ...

Redditch Standard
Nomads remain top after season's highest team total

ALCESTER Nomads stayed top of the Swan Studley Skittles League ...

See your advert here »