Having won the Senior 4s Surrey Championship Jackie Cornwell (Lead), Lorna Kilpatrick (2), Mary Green (3) and Sylvia Jones (Skip) went on to the Bowls England National Championships at Leamington Spa. The ladies were representing and playing as the Surrey team along with their Super-sub, Linda Pillman, who also attended in her rôle as Junior Vice-President of SCWBA (Surrey County Women’s Bowling Association).
The first round was a tight game until the last few ends when the Awesome Foursome pulled away and beat Dorset 18-9. A satisfying win, especially as two of the opposing team had just won the National Triples Title.
In the next round the Ember ladies were against Sussex. Another very strong team with two players who had just won the National Senior Singles and Senior Pairs Titles. Our ladies were several shots down during most of this game but clawed back to go into the last end only 2 shots down, eventually losing by just 1 shot on the tightest measure. Sussex later progressed to the Final but lost to Bedfordshire.
What a great journey! Reaching the Last 16 of a National Championship is pretty good! Congratulations all round.