Jackie Pearce and Janet Willis had a very successful
In the regional competition, having reached the final, the
game against Debbie Shadwell & Kathryn Yeoman of Box was delayed from July
till September as the Box pairs were due to play in the Fours and Triples on
the Wiltshire finals day.
They reached Leamington for the National Pairs competition.
Unfortunately, they were beaten in the first round by Derbyshire 26-17. It was
a close match until the final few ends when Derbyshire supremacy told.
In the National Wiltshire Pairs final delayed from July which
took place at Devizes Bowls Club on Saturday 7th September. Jackie & Janet
Willis defeated Debbie Shadwell & Kathryn Yeoman
The match was close with nothing between the 2 pairs until
the 10th end when Box scored a 5 to open up a six-shot lead (14-8). The Stratton
pair put this bad end behind them and over the next 9 ends slowly got back on
level terms 17-17, setting up a two-end shot out. The 20th end proved to be
decisive as Stratton scored 5 shots. It was Janet with her 3rd wood who moved
Box’s holding shot enabling her final wood to gain the 5th shot. On the 21st
and final end Stratton were always in control and gained another 3 shots to run
out winners 25-17.