Ladies’ Association Triples

Thirteen groups contested the Ladies’ Association Triples played at Noble’s 2 on Sunday 14 June. On an afternoon which was warm in the sunshine, but quite cold when the clouds occasionally came over, players took some time to come to terms with the speed of the green, especially near the edges, but as the afternoon progressed there was some excellent bowling.

Semi-finals: Kim Hargraves, Jenny Moore and Elaine Moore 21, Lil Smith. Shirley Whelan and Mary Alderson 10; Janet Monk, Lilian Slinger and Helen Martin 21, Tracy Moore, Chris Holland and Linda Dawson 9.

In the final Janet, Lilian and Helen showed there determination to hang on to the trophy that they had won last year, speeding to a 19-9 lead. Elaine killed the next end which was the signal for her group to stage a come-back. Scoring a two on the next end followed by a four and a single narrowed the gap to just three points. On the next end, played corner to corner the come-back was halted by a wonder-ball from Lilian which allowed the holders a two and the match 21-16.

The presentation was made by Heather Horsburgh who thanked Noble’s for the use of their green and facilities, and to their members for their help measuring, marking and providing the very welcome refreshments.