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Article: Alan Towe’s the Line - Warwickshire have a bumpy Ride

Alan Towe’s the Line - Warwickshire have a bumpy Ride

With an away game against reigning premier division champions Yorkshire, Warwickshire were not expecting an easy passage in their opening day fixture in the Riley’s BDO Inter County Championships, and it turned out to be something of a bumpy ride as they finished on the wrong side of a 23-13 result.

The men’s ‘A’ shared the spoils in a 6-6 score line with Noel Grant collecting the man of the match award for his 4-2 win over Dave Copley and 27.80 average. The ‘B’ suffered a massive 11-1 defeat, Tommy Ryan their sole winner on in the penultimate game against Brian Hallas winning 4-3 with a 28.26 average.

There were mixed fortunes for the ladies as the ‘B; side won 4-2, wins form Marian Conway, Wendy Adams, Louise Graham, lady of the match with a 23.11 average and Kim Morris. The scoreline was the same for the ‘A’ side but in reverse, Caroline Pike (16.98) lady of the match and Angela Jones their two winners. There was a rare defeat for Trina Gulliver, on at number one against Lorraine Farlam and losing 3-1.

Full Results:-

Men’s ‘A’:-
Vinnie Hawksworth 4 Kevin Dowling 3,
Garry Thompson 2 Tom McGlone 4,
James Wilson 3 Richard Foster 4,
Scott Waites 4 Steve Hine 1,
Dave Copley 2 Noel Grant 4,
John Walton 4 Dave Harris 0,
John Dean 4 Jamie Atkins 1,
Martin Atkins 4 Robert Nixon 1,
Brian Dawson 4 Dave Atkins 2,
Michael Ridge 3 Tom Aldridge 4,
Peter Jacques 2 Ian McFarlane 4,
Russell Lockwood 1 Matt Edgar 4
Men’s ‘B’:-
Steve O’Donnell 4 Paul Deslandes 3,
Ade Newsholme 4 Colin Laffar 1,
Keith Flint 4 Martin Bowley 2,
Tony Hull 4 Mark Sidgwick 1,
Kev Shaw 4 Carl Green 0,
Steve Stavey 4 Mark Birch 3,
Chris Gill 4 Dave Atkins 2,
Wayne Mills 4 Dave Sanders 0,
Darren Hale 4 Mark Westgarth 2,
Carl Wilkinson 4 Antony Allen 1,
Brian Hallas 3 Tom Ryan 4,
Ian Malkin 4 Jimmy Hill 2,
Ladies ‘A’:-
Lorraine Farlam 3 Trina Gulliver 1,
Josie Paterson 1 Caroline Pike 3,
Nicky Deakin 3 Terri Bellamy 2,
Linda Moorhouse 1 Angela Jones 3,
Lyn Horne 3 Donna Pinch 0,
Rachel Brooks 3 Denise Burke 1,

Ladies ‘B’:-
Pat Mortimer 2 Marian Conway 3,
Rachel Sheard 3 Tracey Edgecombe 0,
Sharon Whitfield 0 Wendy Adams 3,
Julie White 2 Louise Graham 3,
Sara Mortimer 2 Kim Morris 3,
Louise Simmonds 3 Kat Spanwick 1.

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