Ladies’ Millennium Fours

Ten quartets entered for the Association Millennium Fours played at Nobles’ 2 on Saturday 16 July. Each match consisted of two singles and a doubles, the protagonists being selected by a draw, each game being to 15 giving a possible score of 45 for the match.

The weather stayed fair and allowed for some enjoyable bowling.

In the semi-finals the Nobles’ team won 39-28 against the Ronairco Babes with Paula Firth and Sylvia Kennaugh winning the doubles against Linda Dawson and Tracy Moore 15-9 and Clare Cooper coming through 15-4 against Chris Holland. In reply Amanda Lawler beat Lin Ruscoe 15-9, but it was too little, too late !

The other semi-final through up the closest result of the afternoon, with Pink Ladies A edging out Mix and Match 39-38.The two singles were split, Mavis Franks beating Caroline Parker 15-9 and Rosemary Quirk responding 15-11 against Lynda Cadamy. This meant that Helen Martin and Janet Monk had to win 15-12 against Philippa Taylor and Mary Alderson for the Pink Ladies team to go through, which they duly did.

In the final the three games were on the green at the same time. Things were tight after the two singles came off, with Paula Firth beating Janet Monk 15-7 and in reply Rosemary Quirk coming through 15-11 against Clare Cooper, meaning Nobles were four points ahead awaiting the result of the doubles. There was not long to wait as the Pink Ladies won 15-4 to make the match result 37-30 in their favour.

Association president Rosie Winckle thanked all who had helped during the afternoon, Nobles for the use of their facilities and Mooragh Park for measuring and providing the refreshments.